March 9, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Faith & Practice  

We Will With God's Help... 
For the next four Sundays of Lent at Faith & Practice, Nadia will facilitate a discussion
of the five questions we are asked in our baptismal covenant, which we will renew at Easter. A member of the clergy will share some brief reflections, and then we will ask: what might it look like to live out this promise in your life, and in our world, today?

This Sunday, March 5:
Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you
fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?


Spring Forward
Daylight savings time 
will start at 2:00AM this Sunday
 


Parish News
Thursday EVENINGS IN LENT
The ENTIRE Bible...in Five Sessions

No Meeting Tonight

Join us next Thursday night March 16 for
6:00PM Compline, Lenten Program & Supper 

Book Room
Rummage Book Room Open 
Sunday, March 12  11:00AM-1:00PM
Here is your chance to stock up on Spring Break reading for the whole family. The book room is located in the basement of the Schroeder Building which is located next to the parking lot for the Parish House at 470 Maple. The driveway is actually on Oak between the Winnetka Animal Hospital and the Willow Wood Preschool. We have books for all ages. Bring your neighbors too!
Easter Flower & Music Donations
"He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice."
Your contribution for Easter flowers and Easter Music at Christ Church is greatl y appreciated. To send your information to us online click here or fill out this form  Easter Memorials And Thanksgivings 2017.pdf
and send it to the office.

The deadline to donate and have it in the bulletin is April 6.  
Dinner with Steve Tamayo
Friday, March 24, 6:00-8:00PM
Please join us in the McClain room for dinner and conversation with Steve Tamayo our friend from the Rosebud Reservation which is home to Wicoti Tiwahe, the Family Camp in SD and the destination of our Youth Mission trips. Among a variety of topics Steve will talk about his current efforts to spread the Standing Rock school experience to other US reservations.

An evening with Steve is always full of life lessons and funny stories you don't soon forget, so please take the time to break bread with us. RSVP to Leah Romanelli or 815-757-7567.
Deacon Heath to Retire 
Our beloved Deacon, Heath Missner, is retiring from active ministry at Christ Church on Easter Sunday of this year.  Heath has been a parishioner for over twenty years and has been a deacon here for over seven.  She is going to Boston to spend more time with children and grandchildren.  Heath has brought deep wisdom and faithfulness to us through her work as a deacon.  Her contributions have been remarkable and her witness to the Gospel has been far reaching.  She has truly been a "model" of Christian discipleship.  A reception in her honor will be held on Sunday, April 2 at 11AM.  

For a copy of her letter to the parish, click here.  

If you would like to contribute to a purse for Heath as she departs, you may do so online here. You may also send a check to the office on her behalf made out to Christ Church.  If you do not wish to include your gift as a charitable contribution on your taxes, you may give her a gift directly. 
Rod Quainton
Eucharist at The Mather
 Every Wednesday in Lent  3/15 - 4/12
We offer a monthly Communion Service (second Wednesday of every month) for the families and residents of The Mather, 425 Davis Street, Evanston. Led at 10:30AM by Christ Church Clergy. Please contact Rod Quainton with any questions. 

Opportunities to Serve 
Kids (and Adults) Against Hunger
Saturday, March 11, 11:00AM-1:00PM
The entire parish is invited to help fill a Christ Church table at Kids Against Hunger at the Winnetka Community House from 11-1. Adults too! We will pack meals for starving people around the world. Friends always welcome! $20/person, RSVP to Melissa Durbin or Leah RomanelliOther time slots are available too.
March 12-19, Church On The Hill
We Only Have a Few Spots Left to Fill!

  • Overnight Hosts 8PM-8AM - Thursday 3/16
2 Adults to spend the night on cots (in your own rooms), to answer questions and serve as hosts for our guests. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, and a pillow.
We Need:  1 Volunteer   Click Here to Volunteer   

  • Activity Hosts 7-8:30PM - Saturday 3/18
A wonderful family activity. Plan and host an activity for the children of the guest families. Ages of the children will be provided. Suggestions will be provided, but you can also be creative. 
We Need: 1-2 volunteers  Click Here to Volunteer

  • Cleanup 7-8:30AM - Sunday 3/19
Help load cots into Family Promise van. Cleanup classrooms and restore to setup for Sunday Church School. Cleanup kitchen and common areas.
 
Question?  Contact Elizabeth Parkinson at e3parkinson@gmail.com.

 
Volunteering for A Just Harvest: Is Easy!
Click on the picture to volunteer. You can pick the job that fits your family's schedule. If  you have questions, please email Suzie Peregrine  or Jenny Smith .  
Youth & Children's News
Recognize
Sunday morning faith formation for grades seven-twelve 
It's Second Sundays time! Join us in the kitchen off of the McClain Room to make breakfast together and talk current events.
Confirmation Retreat Tomorrow!
All eighth graders are encouraged to participate in our annual C onfirmation Retreat tomorrow Friday, March 10 from 7:00-11:00PM, at Church On the Hill. We will have games, learning and service activities, and we will practice for our confirmation service on May 3. Please plan to be there!
Inspiration Cafe: Saturday, March 18
All high schoolers, friends and families are invited to serve at Inspiration Cafe with us! We will leave from the parking lot behind 470 Maple at 4:30 and return by 8:00PM at the latest. We work as the wait staff in a restaurant-style atmosphere for people who are in Inspiration Corporation's job skills training and rehousing programs. It's a terrific opportunity to get to know people in different life circumstances one-on-one. Join us! We serve monthly at Inspiration Cafe. Our next opportunity is Saturday, April 29.
Car Question 
If you had to have one piece of music stuck in your head for eternity, which would you pick?
Save the Date

  • March 12: 11:00-1:00PM Rummage Book Room Open
  • March 12-19: Family Promise
  • March 19: 6:00PM Evensong 
  • April 23: Better Together: Youth Progressive Dinner
  • April 26: 9:00-11:00AM Spring Into Rummage Coffee
  • April 28: Progressive Dinner
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 

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

Christ Church Website
Our website is constantly evolving. Please share your ideas. Send changes or updates to rena@christchurchwinnetka.org.
  
 

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