September 26, 2019   
This Week at Christ Church 
Literature lovers...we've got a novel idea for you! Book Room  
Tonight - Thursday, September 26 from 5 to 9PM  
How does first dibs on books sound? Please join us for a  Wine & Cheese Pre-Sale Party in the Book Department on
Cash only please and markups apply.   
Thank you for Shopping With Purpose!

Blue Light Special in Aisle Four
Shop in Men's - Oct. 2 - 6:00-8:00PM

The Rummage Men's Department will be running an evening Pre-Sale session on Wed., Oct. 2 from 6:00-8:00PM. On the corner of Maple & Cherry. We believe there are parishioners whose work commitments prevent them from making it to the sale itself but would benefit from the excellent merchandise we have on hand. Come check out our suits, outer wear, and top designer labels. See what has your name on it in our boutique. Pre-Sale pricing will be in effect; there will be a 25% surcharge on all items.

The Men's Department is looking for set-up help on Saturday, September 28 from 9AM - 4PM.  For more information, please contact Kurt Anstaett or Jim McGee

95th Annual Rummage Sale - Thurs. Oct. 3 - 7:00AM - 3:00PM
This is not your grandmother's yard sale! 31 departments! Come check it out. You can find everything for every room in your house and everybody in your family. Tell your friends and neighbors too!

Security Volunteers Needed! October 3
Rummage Security
If you're looking for a different way to contribute to the success of the Rummage Sale,try serving as a member of the "Security Detail", which provides help, direction and "crowd control" on the Sale Day. It's a terrific way to engage personally with  our Rummage patrons. Three separate three hour shifts (early morning, mid-day and early afternoon) are available. 
Interested? Contact Michael Peregrine or Gordon Montgomery.
First Fridays Pot-Luck - October 4
Join your fellow parishioners for a monthly gathering on First Fridays starting on October 4th. The purpose of these First Fridays is entirely social-an informal time to get together and enjoy the company of other church members. Our first gathering will be at the home of Nat Roberts and Laura Zung at 730 Walden from 6-8PM. Bring a dish to share and they will provide beverages.

First Friday Faves for 5th-8th graders is from 6-7:30 the same evening so if you have children in this age group, bring them to the McClain Room, then go to the Potluck! First Friday Faves details below.

Pet Blessing - All Varieties Welcome

Sunday, October 6, 9:30AM  - Bring your dog, cat, gerbil, etc. to Church for a blessing and brief service. Even much-cherished stuffed versions will find a place here. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors. After the service during coffee hour, our Youth are having a Pet Treat Bake Sale, with proceeds going to PAWS.

Church School classes will meet as usual for ages 3 through 4th grade, 9:30 until right before Communion.
Creative Dance Starts October 7!

Christ Church Creative Dance is back!  Our fall session starts Monday, Oct. 7, 4:45-5:45 in the Guild Room, 470 Maple St. and runs for eight weeks, ending Nov. 25.
Once again our fabulous instructor is parishioner and dance professional Amanda MacDonald, and our fall theme is "Inspired by Art & Poetry." The cost is $80 for the eight-week session or $15/class on a drop-in basis. If you have questions please contact Melissa Durbin or Amanda. We have several members from the wider community so please grab a friend and join us!

Connect with God, Each Other, and New Ideas 
Thursday, October 10  

"Christ on the Move in the Middle East Today and among Muslims Worldwide"

The events of September 11, 2001 rocked the Muslim world as much as it did the Christian or Western world. In recent years, Muslims have become either more radical, moderate or have chosen to leave Islam and practice another religion or no religion at all. The Arab Spring is just one example of Muslims and Arabs crying for more freedom and independence. Currently, there is unprecedented growth of the Church in Egypt and Iran. For the past 19 years, Dan McNerney has led church groups to the Middle East, supporting indigenous Christian communities in many of the Arab and Farsi speaking countries. He has also become actively involved in creating peaceful, bridge-building relationships between churches and mosques throughout the Chicago area and elsewhere in our country.
Join fellow parishioners on Thur., Oct. 10 for supper at 5:30PM in the McClain Room followed by Dan's talk from 6:15-7:15PM. Complementary nursery care is provided.
Christ Church Hosts Families
from Family Promise October 13-20
Christ Church is getting ready to host a new group of transitionally homeless families in Church House the week of October 13-20, and we need lots of help!
This has become one of Christ Church's most important outreach ministries. By providing these families a safe place to sleep, healthy meals, hospitality and fellowship, we play a critical role while they work with Family Promise to create a pathway to permanent self-sufficiency and stability.
We need volunteers of all ages to help with:
  • Setup and Cleanup 
  • Evening Meals 
  • Evening Activities 
  • Overnight Hosting
  • Fellowship and Hospitality
To volunteer, visit the  Christ Church website , where you'll find the  Signup Genius  under Serve/Local Outreach or click HERE.
If you have questions, please email Elizabeth Parkinson at  
Bishop Joseph will also tell us about an exciting new partnership with Five Talents, which has developed programs in Renk that focus on literacy, economic empowerment, and trauma healing for women and youth affected by war, all critical elements to a lasting peace.

6:00PM - Gather at the Rectory, 428 Maple Street
6:20PM - Prayer
6:30PM - Dinner featuring cuisine from South Sudan
7:15PM - Presentation by Bishop Joseph with time for questions

Please RSVP to Lisa Kerpan at by October 11.  Thank you!       
Welcoming New Members! Sunday, November 3
Are you new or new-ish at Christ Church? Then we invite you to participate on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 3, in a special, brief Liturgy of Belonging to be held at both the 8:00 and 9:30 services, after the announcements. Following the 9:30 service there will be special coffee hour welcoming new members.
The Liturgy of Belonging offers an affirmation of membership in Christ Church. Two additional opportunities follow later this year: Inquirers Class in March-April, and the Confirmation service on May 5, during which those who wish to do so may be confirmed or received into the Episcopal church by the Bishop.
If you would like to participate in the Nov. 3 Liturgy of Belonging please RSVP to Nadia or Melissa. We look forward to your participation!
This Fall Marks the 95th Anniversary of Rummage at Christ Church 
The faces we know ... and those we don't

On Rummage Sale morning you are as likely to encounter a neighbor working the sale or slipping in to find a bargain as you are to a single mother waiting in line to outfit her young children in clothes for the year.

Or maybe there's the young couple looking to score furniture cheap enough to outfit their new home. Perhaps there's one in a busload of seniors, on a fixed income, shopping for a new set of dishes or Christmas presents for their grandkids.

Maybe even a young seminarian...

  ... click here to find out the rest!                             
Youth & Children's News  
First Friday Faves - October 4 from 6-7:30PM 
All 5th through 8th graders and their friends are invited to our next First Friday Fave! We are excited to make pet treats for The Pet Treat Bake Sale to benefit PAWS. (The Pet Treat Bake Sale will be at the St. Francis Pet Blessing Coffee Hour on October 6 after the 9:30AM service.) Our October First Friday Fave's theme is Unconditional Love (AGAPE / αγάπη). We will also have a visit from a therapy dog! Thank you to Mary Walther for bringing her dog Maisie and to Emily Horvath for helping host this month's event. Please RSVP to or just show up! Dinner is provided. See you on October 4 from 6-7:30PM in the McClain Room at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka!
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, September 28
We Need Cooks, Servers, & Shoppers
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 150-175 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.
Questions? Contact Jenny Smith or Suzie Peregrine for more information and/or to volunteer.
Most volunteers leave the kitchen with the sense that they have personally gained more than they have given. Come see for yourself.   
Hurricane Relief

Episcopal Relief & Development is working with Church partners to provide critical support to the most vulnerable communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian. 
In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, Episcopal Relief & Development is giving assistances such as food, water, clothing, shelter and other emergency supplies to individuals and families affected by the storm. The organization is also working through the Anglican Alliance to provide support to the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos as they continue to assess the needs of communities.
You can help provide affected communities with immediate and long-term support. Please contribute to Episcopal Relief & Development's Hurricane Relief Fund at
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, September 26 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Drop off Closed
Rummage Set Up 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
Friday, September 27
Rummage Drop off Closed
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Rummage Set Up 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 28
Rummage Drop off Closed
Sunday, September 29
Rummage Drop off Closed
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM
Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Monday, September 30
Rummage Drop off Closed
Rummage Set Up 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Tuesday, October 1
Rummage Drop off Closed
Rummage Set Up 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Book Group  1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Wednesday, October 2
Holy Eucharist 8:15 AM 8:45 AM Rummage Parking Lot
Rummage Pre-Sale 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Club 56 (5th-6th Grade Class) 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Church on the Hill
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade  7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, October 3
Fall Rummage Sale 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
Pastoral Care
If you are facing illness, a life transition or challenging circumstances, please contact one of our clergy. We are available when you  nee d us for a hospital, home, or office visit. Christ Church has many lay volunteers who also provide meals and rides as needed. Please reach out to the clergy through the office at (847) 446-2850, or on their cell phones:
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee

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