April 13, 2017 
Holy Week & Easter Services
Thursday, April 13: Maundy Thursday
7:30 p.m. Choral Holy Eucharist
        & Foot Washing

Friday, April 14: Good Friday
12:00 Noon & 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday Liturgy with Communion

Saturday, April 15: Easter Eve 
7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil
Holy Baptism & Choral Holy Eucharist
 *Easter Vigil Party Follows

Sunday, April 16: Easter Day
9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
Choral Holy Eucharist

Church School classes will be held on Easter morning at 9:00 for age 
through second grade, in the Good Shepherd and True Vine 
classrooms downstairs. The children will join parents at the Peace. 

Easter Egg Hunt follows the 9:00 a.m. service
No Compline on Easter Sunday

*Easter Vigil Party
"Bring a Dish to Share"
Our Easter Vigil Party is the first celebration of Easter. Join us after the 7:30 p.m. service in the McClain Room. This is a "Bring a Dish to Share" style event. Think "one bite" appetizers such as, but not restricted to, shrimp, mini quiche or pastries, sushi, cheese puffs, mini meatballs or crostini. Simply arrange your savories on an attractive plate and place it on the buffet table in the McClain room before the service. We will cook a ham and do the rest, including opening the wine.
Parish News

Office Closed  
Easter Monday April 17, 2017

The Centering Prayer Group 
Meeting On a New Day and at a New Time!
We will now meet on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 in the Lea Room of the Church House. Centering Prayer is a Christian form of silent meditation which alleviates stress, focuses the mind, and deepens our experience of God's presence within us. Please join us for twenty minutes of peaceful meditation followed by discussion and readings about Centering Prayer. Feel free to come occasionally or come every week. Contact Elizabeth Clemmitt with any questions at eclemmitt@sbcglobal.net or call at (312) 618-1238.

Waffle (and Bacon) Breakfast 
Sat., April 22 - 8:00-9:00AM
Yummers! Join us for breakfast to kick off the Hymnathon. We are serving hot waffles with lots of toppings and lots of bacon. Adults $5/Children $2/Family Maximum $15. Hymnathon participants eat for free!  Come to the sanctuary and help support our music program or donate below.

How can you help? Say  YES when a chorister asks you to sponsor them with either an amount per hymn or one lump sum  (click here to donate/sponsor on line) . Complete the  Flyer Hymnathon 2017 pdf. (Please write clearly!) Note that "Payment was made online" and return to Charlotte McGee or mail to the Parish House, 470 Maple, Winnetka, IL  60093.
The first verse of all 720 hymns from 8:30AM - 6:30PM.  
Wow! Come be a part of the fun.

Come learn more about our largest outreach ministry at Christ Church. If you are new to our parish or just new to Rummage, this is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe in the waters. Elizabeth Parkinson will be hosting this gathering at her home, 321 Linden in Winnetka, on Wednesday, April 26 from 9:00-11:00AM. Free childcare will be provided. Take a break. Have some coffee. See what all the chatter is about. No need to RSVP. Just come.
Friday, April 28

Please join us for an evening of  guaranteed fun and scrumptious food as 
 we gather in fellowship to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. 

Thursday, May 4 - 6:00PM
Ole! Celebrate our companion diocese in S.E. Mexico with the annual visit 
of Bishop Benito, wife Angelica, and son Egner.
In Bishop Benito's honor, everyone is invited to be in companionship, sharing a common dish, reading a common reflection and saying a common prayer.  As an entire community we can act together despite busy schedules and rushed lives.

Please save the date - details and registration next week.
Graduate Recognition
Sunday, May 14 During the 9:30AM Service
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:  Leah@christchurchwinnetka.org by Sunday, May 7:

1. Name of school from which you're graduating
2. Any awards/scholarships
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.

Save Your Grand Easter Receipts      
The Grand Food Center (Winnetka & Glencoe) has agreed to sponsor our mission trip and you can help!  Save all your receipts and place them in the labeled collection cans in the Prevost Cloister, McClain Room, Youth Ministry credenza, and church office. The Grand will give us 3% of all money spent at their store (before taxes). We appreciate your support! 
Opportunities to Serve
New Trier Food Pantry Collection
The New Trier Multifaith Alliance is asking the 12 churches and synagogues in our area to help with the New Trier Food Pantry by sponsoring one month per year. Christ Church has chosen April as our month and we need your help. Christ Church representatives, Sherry Gormanous and Anna Mills will be collecting bags of food brought to the Parish Office and will deliver them to the Pantry. The Food Pantry provides food and basic necessities and is especially in need of canned fruits & vegetables, cereals, paper goods, and laundry detergent. They will keep a running total to report to you and are very thankful for your generous donations.
Youth & Children's News
Sunday morning faith formation for grades Seven-Twelve 
Happy Easter! We will meet again on Sunday, April 23 in the Recognize Room on the Nursery level. See you then!
Better Together Progressive Dinner Sunday, April 23
Better Together: All youth in grades 7-12 and their friends are invited to join the youth from eight other North Shore Episcopal churches for our third annual Better Together! From 4:30-6:30 at Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest we'll play games, do a service project, eat dinner, and do church together. Chaperones needed, too! RSVP to Melissa Durbin or Leah Romanelli.
2017 Youth Mission Trip: Chicago & South Dakota 
Register to be part of the mission team by Sunday, April 23
by submitting a $200 deposit and the packet of forms to Leah Romanelli. Forms are available in the stairway on the Youth Ministry Credenza or click here for pdf.
Car Question 
Describe an event that changed the course of your life.

Save the Date
  • April 22: Hymnathon & Waffle Breakfast - Saturday - 8:00AM
  • April 23: Better Together: Youth Progressive Dinner
  • April 26: Spring into Rummage Coffee - Wednesday - 9:00-11:00AM
  • April 28: Progressive Dinner
  • May 3: Wednesday - Confirmation - 7:30PM
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:


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