May 3, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice 
"Episcopal Evangelism: it's (even) more fun than it sounds!"  --with Rod & Nadia
We clergy often get asked how we got to be where we are. We love this opportunity to bear witness to God's wily ways in our lives! Presiding Bishop Michael Curry describes Episcopal Evangelism as a spiritual practice where "we seek, name and celebrate Jesus' loving presence in the stories of all people - then invite everyone to MORE."  How is God active in your life, and how do you tell others this good news? We'll start by sharing some of our faith-journey stories, and then ask you about yours.    
Taizé Service - Sunday, May 6 at 5:30
If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace. This candlelit, contemplative service will include readings, prayers, and silence interspersed with tuneful chants accompanied by flute and keyboard. The Nursery will be open.
Parish News
New Trier Township Food Pantry - May
This Sunday, May 6 will be our next collection date for the New Trier Township Food Pantry. This month we will be focusing on BREAKFAST - everyone needs a healthy start to the day!  So please add any of the following to your shopping this week:
* Pancake mix
* Syrup
* Cereal (NOT Cheerios as the pantry has plenty!)
* Coffee
* Creamer
Please bring your items to the Prevost Cloister following either service.  As always, if you forget, we will have items available for purchase.  Thank you for helping ensure that our neighbors begin the day with full stomachs!!
Rummage Drop-off Closes to Prepare for Summer Sale
Act now ... or forever hold your stuff! We will stop accepting donations at 4PM on Monday, May 14 and reopen again on Monday, June 4 at 8AM. We need this time to prepare for our Summer Sale on June 2 (8-12). Would love your help at the sale! Contact Rummage Director Annie Adams at

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2040 VISION QUESTION:  Why is Christ Church Important to You?
Thank you to everyone and especially, Eric Hillenbrand, for an informative and dynamic Faith and Practice.  We truly appreciate everyone's input and perspective on the rise of secularism and the impact it has and will have on Christ Church.  We look forward to having other opportunities to share what the 2040 Committee is researching and discussing with the larger congregation.
To that point, we are introducing the "2040 Vision Questions" to spark discussion among the congregation, provide broad perspective and feedback to the 2040 Committee and identify other topics for future group presentations or discussions. Look for a 2040 Vision box in the Prevost Cloister and a Survey Monkey link.  We will post a question every two weeks to spark discussion.  Either provide your response in the box or via this LINK
Finally, please feel free to reach out to the 2040 CoChairs Peter Macey or Molly Hufton if you would like to get more involved.  We currently have a need for a graphic designer.  Let us know if you can help.
Youth & Children's News
Youth Service 2017
Annual Children & Youth Service
Sunday, May 13  
Our young people have been busy baking bread, writing prayers, and practicing readings. Our new Youth Minister Megan Miller will be visiting us that morning too. You won't want to miss it!
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
  • May 6: (Note: added final session not listed in the calendar) this will be our FINAL session until the fall where we will invite Chad Senuta to come back and facilitate a discussion on how we can put into practice everything we have learned. We will also play ping pong bingo!! 
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts 
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wednesday June 6, 7:15AM at the  DeBlasio home at 480 Elder Lane,Winnetka. Your host is Frances DeBlasio and maybe a surprise guest too! New Trier is just a short walk away. 

Opportunities to Serve 
Just Harvest 2018
Upcoming Date: May 8  
 Tuesday 5PM - 7PM
Christ Church serves twice a month at A Just Harvest, a community kitchen, in Rogers Park, serving dinner 365 days a year to anyone in need. This is a great family opportunity to "reach out." We need cooks (done in your home), servers (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."   
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Save the Date
  • Gordon Ingwersen - Memorial Service is Saturday, May 5 at 11AM
  • Teacher Recognition - Sunday, May 20
  • Acolyte Recognition - Sunday, June 3
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
  • Choir Recognition &  Annual Parish Picnic, Sunday June 10
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
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