April 19, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice 
2040 Presentation   
Please join us after church on Sunday, April 22. As part of the 2040 Vision, the  committee is looking at trends that are impacting our church community.  Parishioner Eric Hillerbrand will be presenting a cultural look at why institutional churches are being abandoned and the rise of secularism. The presentation will help us to better discuss what has changed over the last 50 years and what phenomena continue to affect our society and how Christ Church might respond.
 
Join us in the McClain room for Eric's informative presentation and a thoughtful discussion around how trends are affecting Christ Church and how we might respond to remain vital in 2040. Please feel free to email Molly Hufton molly.hufton@gmail.com  or Peter Macey petemacey@gmail.com  with questions.
Parish News
CELEBRATE THE ARTISTS AMONG US!
 
This Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 29
Christ Church Premier Art Show
  
Opening Reception April 21 5-7 in the Prevost Cloister.
Artwork will remain displayed and for sale through April 29.

Everyone is invited.
Bring your friends to the reception.
Spirits and refreshments will be served.
We need SOUP-er Volunteers!
You are invited to an informational coffee to learn more about A Just Harvest, a soup kitchen in Rogers Park. Christ Church is committed to cooking and serving dinner twice every month. A Just Harvest serves hungry people 365 days each year!
 
Please come join current cooks, shoppers, and servers to learn more about this vital ministry and to learn the simple but meaningful ways your family can help.   Wednesday, May 2, 9AM OR 7PM, the Lea Room. Childcare is provided for the 9AM coffee. Please RSVP to Melissa Durbin melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.
 
In the meantime, more information and opportunities to volunteer can be found on our website, christchurchwinnetka.org . Go to SERVE, scroll down to LOCAL OUTREACH and over to A JUST HARVEST. You can learn more about what is involved and click on the SIGN-UP GENIUS to volunteer. We always needs servers, people to cook pasta or chili and people who can buy milk, fruit or salad and dressing. Please consider signing up today!
Shay Craig to be ordained priest June 16 at St. James Cathedral
We're thrilled to announce that Christ Church parishioner Shay Craig will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00AM at St. James Cathedral in Chicago! All are welcome to attend the service. (We'll share more details when we have them.) The following morning, Sunday June 17, Shay will preach and preside at the 8:00 and 9:30 Eucharists here at Christ Church.

If you would like to contribute to a purse for Shay, you may do so online here. Or by sending a check to the office, made out to Christ Church, with "Shay Craig purse" in the memo line.   
Wait! ... Donate to Rummage First
Winnetka Spring Cleanup is April 23 - April 26 
Before you bring things to your curb (and the landfill) consider bringing your
better items to our Rummage Drop-off to give them a second life. The drop-off room is open M-F 8-4 and on the weekends from 8-12. Hot items at our Summer Sale on June 2 are wicker, patio, and porch furniture AND bikes. Please contact Rummage Director, Annie Adams, at rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org to get on the May 17 pick-up schedule.
Youth & Children's News
College & High School Graduate Recognition - Info Due May 2
It's time to put together our graduate bulletin! If you or a loved one is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, please send the following information to: 
Guess who? 
charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org.   
 
1. Name of school from which you're graduating
2. Choice of major if known 
3. Future plans (college/gap year/employment)
 
High school graduates should also include a recent photo and the activities in which they participated at Christ Church.
 
College and graduate school graduates should also include the names of their degrees.
Calling All Children & Youth!
It is not too early to be thinking about our annual Children & Youth service on Sunday, May 13 Please let Melissa Durbin know what role your child would like. 
Roles available include:
Ushers
Readers
Prayer leaders
Artists to create art for that morning's bulletin
Bakers (communion bread)
Flower arrangers
Photographer
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
  • This Sunday - April 22: (Note: make-up session not listed in the calendar) we'll have fun with paper airplanes and then discuss our values and learn how they can help with making decisions.
  • 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!! 
Confirmation is Tuesday, May 1, 7:30PM at Christ Church
At 6:30, Bishop Lee will meet with the Confirmands in the Lea Room. During this time there will be a reception for the parents and families in the McClain Room. After the service, there will be a celebration in the McClain Room.
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts 
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wednesday May 9, 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 
Upcoming Date: 04/28 
 Saturday 4:30PM - 6:30PM
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."   
To learn more go to:
  
Support St. Leonard's Ministries at "Lettie"
April 22 performance to benefit Grace House

 
 
Lettie is a fictional story of a woman re-entering society after incarceration while living in the non-fictional Grace House, the women's re-entry program of St. Leonard's Ministries. 
 
The event includes:
  • 1:30PM reception in the theater lobby 
  • 3PM performance and panel discussion with Grace House women and Victory Gardens production team
 
For sponsorship information or questions please contact Sharon Kushiner by email or phone (312-780-3192). For tickets: https://slm.brownpapertickets.com/ 
Save the Date
  • Gordon Ingwersen - Memorial Service is Saturday, May 5 at 11AM
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
Communications
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at rena@christchurchwinnetka.org 

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

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