April 18, 2019   
Holy Week 

Tonight - Maundy Thursday - 7:00PM
If you have not been with us for one of these services before, please think about coming this year! We are trying some new and different things to celebrate this beloved night in Holy Week, which for many, is one of their favorite services of the whole year. 
 
We will start with an Agape meal. "Agape" (Ah-GAH-pay) means "loving-kindness" in Greek. Modeled after "The Last Supper," it is a simple meal with special prayers. Then we will process down to the sanctuary for choral Eucharist. The space will look different, with lots and lots of candles (like Taizé services, if you have been to one of those) and a new and different seating arrangement. For anyone who wishes to participate, foot washing is part of this service, in remembrance of Jesus doing this for his disciples on that night.
 
Please join us! YOUR presence will complete the evening.

Friday - April 19 - Good Friday - 12:00PM -  Nursery Open

Saturday - April 20 - Easter Vigil - 7:30PM
First Eucharist of Easter with full choir. We will celebrate a baptism as a part of this traditional service. The service is followed by our first Easter celebration with a party in the McClain Room.

"Bring a Dish to Share"
Our Easter Vigil Party is the first celebration of Easter. Join us after the 7:30PM service in the McClain Room. This is a "Bring a Dish to Share" style event. Think "one bite" appetizers such as, mini quiche or pastries, sushi, cheese puffs, mini meatballs or crostini. Simply arrange your savories on an attractive plate and bring them to the kitchen. We'll do the rest. 
 
 Sunday - April 21 - Easter
     9 & 11:00AM - both services offer Eucharist with full choir. 
Nursery open for the 9:00 service. 
 
Children should bring a basket to participate in the  
 Easter egg hunt following the 9:00 service.          
 
   (Please note these times differ from our regular Sunday schedule.)
                        
Yes we have class for our youngest ones! At 9:00, age three through Kindergarten will meet in The Good Shepherd Atrium as usual and will come up for the Peace. The True Vine Atrium children (1st and 2nd grade) will not have class and will be with their families during the service.
Parish News
Office Closed on Easter Monday
They're Counting On Us...All Hands On Deck!
Thursday, April 25
Rummage is a wonderful place to make new friends and connect to a large, multi-  generational group of people. Volunteers experience the deep satisfaction of giving their time to a greater cause - ensuring goodwill for all. We are steadily expanding our outreach initiatives, and in the last five years, more than $1,000,000 in Benevolence Grants were awarded to Chicagoland Charities dedicated to helping those in need.
 
But, we couldn't do it without support from folks like you!  Please join Rummage Director Annie Adams and the Rummage Steering Committee on April 25 to learn about opportunities to serve throughout Season 95 of Rummage. We are hosting a Coffee at 9:00AM and a Cocktail Hour at 7:00PM at the home of Elizabeth Parkinson, 321 Linden Street in Winnetka.  Kids are welcome. Please RSVP to rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org if you plan to join. We look forward to seeing you!   Unable to make one of the meetings, please share your interest in helping by clicking here:
https://www.christchurchwinnetka.org/rummage-volunteer-page/ 
Hymnathon
  Saturday, April 27

Hymnathon Announcement
Hymnathon Announcement
This is the biannual fundraiser for the Youth Touring Fund which supports the choir's upcoming August trip to England and the 2020 domestic choir trip. Throughout the day youth and adult choristers will sing the first verse of all 720 hymns in our hymnal. The event kicks off with a parish-wide Waffle breakfast (see below.)
 
How can you help? 
  • Say YES when a chorister asks you to sponsor them (either by the hymn or a lump sum donation).
  • Click HERE to donate/sponsor a chorister.
  • Follow along on our Facebook Live stream from 8:30AM-6:30PM!
  • Join us for breakfast.
       Waffle Breakfast 
Sat., April 27 - 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. Gluten Free options will be available.
 
Wow! Come be a part of the fun.  
A Friday Fiesta - Friday, May 10, 6:00-8:00PM
The Vestry welcomes you to celebrate spring. Please join your Christ Church Friends for sparkling conversation at Laura Zung and Nat Roberts' home ( 730 Walden Road, Winnetka).
Please bring an appetizer or bottle of wine to share. Festive non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know 
Would you like to learn more about the Episcopal Church? Here is something just for you! All classes are taught by Christopher and are held on Sunday afternoon at the church (784 Sheridan Rd.) As part of the class, we will be using the book A People Called Episcopalians, but you do not have to purchase the book, we will have copies available. Our last class is  Sunday, April 28, 3:00-4:00PM.

After completion of the class any participants who wish to do so may be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church at Confirmation on May 7 at 7:30PM at Christ Church. Please register for the class with Charlotte McGee in the church office (847-446-2850) or charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org. 
 
Childcare is available. If you need childcare, please let  
Charlotte know when you sign up.  
Please join the 2040 committee at the Chapel, 470 Maple Street, for an update on the trends and vision to continue as a vital parish in the year 2040. After months of meetings, research, and consideration the committee will be hosting an open forum to share our current findings and roadmap to the 2040 recommendations.
 
Please join us Monday, April 29th at the Chapel (470 Maple Street) from 6:30PM to 7:00PM for drinks and conversation with a presentation and discussion from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to Molly Hufton  or Peter Macey with questions.  We hope to see you there.  
JOIN THE CHRIST CHURCH LinkedIN GROUP
In response to parishioner suggestions, the Vestry has created a private LinkedIn group to allow Christ Church parishioners to connect professionally.  On LinkedIn, search "Christ Church Winnetka" and click on our group name to request membership.  We encourage our younger parishioners who are away at college or who have recently graduated to join as well since many parishioners have expressed interest in mentoring others interested in their fields.

Please feel free to share job postings, professional development opportunities and your own posts that you would like to share to the group.  We will be adding some resources to the documents in the coming weeks, including a list of Christ Church youth available for babysitting. 

If you do not have a LinkedIn Profile and would like help creating a basic profile to allow others to connect with you for professional advice, please contact Sarah Generes at sgeneres@gmail.com  or 847-609-6098 for assistance.
Youth & Children's News 
Help Hide Easter Eggs!
After our 9AM service on Easter Sunday, April 21, the children will be invited to participate in an egg hunt! We need middle, junior, and high school youth to hide the eggs before the service. We will start hiding eggs at 8:15AM - meet us in the Youth Room. Sign-up , let Megan know if you'll be there, or just show up!
Families with Young Children Event - Sunday, April 28
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, we are having a casual potluck family gathering Sunday, April 28, 4:00-6:00PM in the McClain Room. We will have dinner for all, and toys and activities for the children.
Whether you are brand new to the church or have been here for a while, please join us so we can all meet each other and have some fun!

RSVP to Catherine James, catherine.james64@me.com  or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com. Hope you can make it, and please let us know what you would like to bring!
Youth Serving Lunch at Hymnathon!
Help feed our hard-working choir members on Saturday, April 27! If you are not in the choir, we still need you at the Hymnathon! Please come help us serve our singers lunch or bring a sweet treat. Sign-up using the  Hymnathon Sign-Up Genius or email  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Children & Youth Sunday - May 12
It is not too early to be thinking about our annual Children & Youth service on Sunday, May 12!  Please let Megan or Melissa know what role your child would like, and if YOU could be a helper!
Roles available:
Acolytes
Chalice Bearers
Ushers
Readers
Prayer leaders
Artists to create art for that morning's bulletin
Decorators to decorate the worship space for that morning
Bakers (communion bread)
Flower arrangers
Photographer
Human Foosball Tournament: Saturday, May 11
Christ Church youth in 5th to 12th grade will host and compete in a human-sized foosball game! Youth groups from all over the city are invited to join us - so bring friends! We will play from 11:30AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, May 11. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to be a player and/or sign-up to bring a drink or dessert on Sign-Up Genius.
Trevian Treasures: Introducing the Youth-Run Rummage Department!
For our June 8 Rummage Sale, the youth will run their own department: Trevian Treasures! They will sell New Trier gear, hip t-shirts, and crafts. If you are in 5th-12th grade, we need your help preparing and staffing the department. Sign-Up today.
Opportunities to Serve
Please consider serving/cooking for
A Just Harvest on Saturday, April 27
(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, and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."   To learn more go to: 
The Winnetka Spring Cleanup, which takes place the week of Earth Day (April 22-25), may be counterproductive to the growing global sustainability movement. In lieu of kicking it all to the curb, Christ Church Winnetka is encouraging residents to Donate With Purpose to Rummage this year in honor of the world's largest environmental movement.

Rummage Donations can be dropped off at the back entrance of the Schroeder Building, located at 700 Oak Street. To help residents Donate With Purpose, Rummage is extending drop off hours the weekend of April 20. Doors are open Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 4PM. We also offer complimentary furniture pickups. For more information regarding items we do and do not accept for donation, please visit www.christchurchwinnetka.org/serve/rummagebenevolence/donate/.

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Thursday, April 18 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 PM 8:30 PM  
Friday, April 19      
Good Friday Holy Eucharist 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Church/Sanctuary
Saturday, April 20      
Easter Vigil & Party 7:30 PM 10:00 PM  
Sunday, April 21      
Full Choir rehearsal 8:10 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir  9:00 AM    
Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 AM 11:00 AM  
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Church on the Hill
Monday, April 22      
Easter Monday - Office Closed      
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, April 23      
Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group 1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Wednesday, April 24      
Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
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, April 25      
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
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:
Communications
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at rena@christchurchwinnetka.org 

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To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org.

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