March 29, 2018
Holy Week at Christ Church

Tonight , March 29: Maundy Thursday
7:30PM Choral Holy Eucharist
& Foot Washing

Friday, March 30: Good Friday
Good Friday Liturgy with Communion
12:00 Noon - Nursery will be open!

Saturday, March 31
Easter Eve 
7:30PM The Great Vigil
Choral Holy Eucharist
Celebration follows in the
McClain Room
"Bring a Dish to Share"

Sunday, April 1: Easter Day
9:00AM Choral Holy Eucharist - Nursery will be open!

11:00AM Choral Holy Eucharist

 Easter egg hunt follows the  9AM service. If children can bring a basket
from home to gather eggs in, that would be ideal!

Church School On Easter
Yes we have class for the little one's!  At 9:00, age three through 2nd grade will meet in their classrooms as usual and will come up for the Peace.
"Bring a Dish to Share"
Saturday, March 31
Easter Eve Vigil

Our Easter Vigil Party is the first celebration of Easter. Join us after the 7:30PM service in the McClain Room. "Small bites" style foods and appetizers are preferred, such as (but not limited to) mini quiches or meatballs, smoked salmon, sushi, deviled eggs, bruschetta, smoked meats and cheeses or stuffed mushrooms.

Please email Darlene at or text her at 847-922-8053 Darlene and let her know what you will bring. Simply drop it off in the kitchen before the service. See you there and thanks.
Egg Hunt with a Twist
We are trying something a little different for our 
Easter Egg Hunt this year! Don't worry, there will 
still be plenty of candy!  Here's how it will go.
  • Children search for eggs in the churchyard as always.
  • Inside the eggs will be "Bunny Money."
  • The children will bring their eggs to a table in the churchyard to put their Bunny Money in jars that are marked for three different children's charities that Christ Church already supports. The children will decide which one(s) they wish to give their money to. There will be simple descriptions of the charities on the jars.
  • The children then select their candy from a big basket of a variety of delicious candy.
  • Eggs are recycled into another big basket.
  • Christ Church will make an Easter donation to the three charities.
We hope you like the idea, and please let your children know about this in advance! We have also been telling them in the classrooms.
Office Closed on Easter Monday
North Shore Exploring Grief Group
Spring Session: Christ Church Winnetka

The Exploring Grief Group series provides a confidential,supportive and educational environment to cope with grief. Four area congregations have come together to underwrite this service for our community, enabling us to offer it at no charge. Meetings are led by Rev. Dr. Joellen Hosler, LCPC who has extensive experience with grief and loss through her work with clients and as a Pastor. Joellen will design a unique presentation for each meeting tailored to the needs of the group. For more information or to register for any of the 6-week sessions, please contact Joellen at 847-446-6955, ext. 19 or
2040 Vision Committee Update
Christ Church has always had the spirit and focus to meet any challenges or service opportunity. We do it best by planning and thinking ahead. Our continued vitality is no different.  The 2040 Vision Committee was created to discuss the critical question of; "What do we have to do to encourage vitality at Christ Church in 2040?"... click here to continue. 
Opportunities to Serve 
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). 
Youth & Children's News
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
  • April 8: We'll have fun with balloons while we talk about how we help others without carrying the burden ourselves.
  • 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!! 
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts 
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wednesday April 11, 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. 
Save the Date
  • Christ Church Art Show - April 21-29 
  • Confirmation - At Christ Church, 7:30PM
  • Gordon Ingwersen - Memorial Service is Saturday, May 5 at 11AM
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at 

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