September 14, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church
Farewell Reception for Leah
Please join us this coming Sunday, September 17 after the 9:30 service for a reception in her honor.  Leah has been called to be the Youth Minister of St. Paul's in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where Jeanne Leinbach is Rector. Leah has been with us for four years.  Leah also plans to pursue ordination to the priesthood and is planning on entering seminary once she enters her new diocesan ordination process.
Please join us at 5:30PM this coming Sunday, September 17 for a beautiful, music-filled Evensong featuring our Youth and Adult Choir. Featured works will include music by Byrd, Mathias, Pierné, and Sumsion. Please note that Evensong that day will replace our normally scheduled service of Compline.

All our Sunday evening services this year: Compline, Evensong, and Taizé  
will be at 5:30PM.
Parish News
Or call the church office by September 20 
Hurricane Harvey & Irma Response Fund
Donate to our Hurricane Harvey Response Fund and provide emergency assistance to people recovering from the impact of heavy rain and flooding after this major storm. Your generous contribution will supply critical necessities such as food, water, shelter and other basics immediately and support long-term recovery for impacted communities. DONATE
Rummage Book Room Open - Wed. Sept. 20, 6:00-8:00PM Book Room
Come and shop in our fabulously organized Book Room for a leisurely two hours prior to Sale Day. Bring your children too! Sometimes the list of departments you want to shop on Sale Day just doesn't include time to look at books. We offer a solution! Come on 9/20.
Rummage Flyover - We Need Your Help
ALL HANDS ON DECK!  Bring the entire family to help us "fly" everything over from storage in the West Building to the various departments.
Flyover - Saturday, September 23 - 8am to 2:30PM
Come for an hour, or two, OR all day! Pizza lunch provided. Many hands make light work as we clear out the Schroeder Building and get ready for our 93st Annual Rummage Sale. Plenty of jobs for your children too. Age 8 and up. It IS fun. Guaranteed!
Flyover: Part Two - Sunday, September 24 - 10:30AM to 4PM
For this we need strong bodies of both varieties as we move furniture into the Furniture Tent. Many thanks.
Calling All Artists
Calling all painters, sculptors, quilters, jewelry makers, or other artisans. We invite you to share your work with members of the Christ Church community and other friends in a Christ Church Art Show. Please contact Heather Campbell 847-877-9649;
93rd Annual Rummage Sale - Oct. 5, 7AM - 3PM
We always need many volunteers to help fill slots on sale day, Oct.5. We need help with security, selling, and clean up. Please call Charlotte McGee at 847-446-2850 or contact at to sign up.
Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner 
Please mark your calendars for the annual Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, October 17.
Details to Come!
Youth & Children's News  
Church School classes this Sunday for all children ages three through 6th grade!
Ages three-2nd grade start at 9:30 downstairs in the Good Shepherd and True Vine Atria, and then re-join their parents at the Peace.  
After the service, all children ages three-6th grade will have class until 11:10. We will end early today so that everyone may join the celebration for Leah!
Church School registration for 2017-2018 is on our website. If you have not already done so, please register your children so that we have the most current information. This is for ages 0 - 8th grade.Thank you!
Youth Ministry Fall Update
The Shared Ministry Model: Our Youth Ministry Team is launching a new way of doing youth ministry! During a visioning retreat last spring, our team realized that for our program to grow deeply and broadly, we need more people to be involved and have more opportunities for leadership for our youth. To that end, we'd like to create teams of youth with one or two adult mentors to lead each youth ministry event. Join us after church in the McClain Room on September 24 to talk through these new possibilities and contact Laura Zung with any thoughts or questions.
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts for our high schoolers will start on September 13 continue throughout the school year on the first Wednesday of each month. Frances DeBlasio will meet with the youth at Walker Brothers at 7:15AM. Breakfast on us!  
Bring your friends. We'll get you to school on time. =)
The Acolyte Program will be led by Jim McGee and William Roberts, with help from Laura Zung and Alison Walker. Jim is in charge of scheduling and William is in charge of training acolytes.
Peer Ministry Training, led by Diane Krieman and Jen Baker, will begin October 1 in place of Recognize/Church School for 7th-12th graders. Please check out the announcement in the bulletin for more information!
The Confirmation Program continues under the direction of our Rector, Christopher Powell and our Director of Children's Ministries, Melissa Durbin.
Acolyte Altar Party
September 24, 2017 Save the Date
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest
Saturday, September 23

We REALLY need help!
Please Sign-Up
We can always use your help! Please look at the dates and sign up to help here . If you have any questions please contact   Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith.
Save the Date
Oct. 7, Sat. - Flyback- 9-11AM
Oct 8, Sun. - Blessing of the Animals - 9:30AM
Oct 8, Sun. - Taizé - 5:30PM
Oct 17, Tues. - Fall Harvest Dinner - 6:00PM
Oct 22, Sun. - Oct 29, Sun. - Family Promise

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:
Lay Chaplains: Bringing the Warmth of 
Christ Church to You
Trained parishioners visit those who are homebound, ill, or facing a time of grief or crisis. Lay Chaplains provide companionship and support, and may pray with you, or share communion (from the reserved sacrament) if desired. The chaplains serve under the training and leadership of our clergy. To request a visit, just call the office or contact Nadia 773-387-9128 or

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

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Christ Church Episcopal
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784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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