November 30, 2017
This Sunday at Christ Church

Lessons & Carols 9:30 Service
This liturgy will include beautiful, traditional readings, hymns and anthems for  the season of Advent.  The opening procession will be a highlight of the service and will include the singing of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" accompanied by handbells and organ (a great reason to arrive for church on time that morning, if you possibly can!)
   
Faith & Practice
What's Our Current Financial Picture for 2017?
Join our Treasurer, Dan George, on behalf of the Executive Finance Committee, as we take a look at our operating budget for this year.  Since our fiscal year is the same as our calendar year, we are tracking revenue and expenses through December 31.  Dan will also share with us the report of the Investment Committee which manages our several endowment funds, both restricted and unrestricted.
 
 
Parish News
New Trier Food Pantry - This Sunday
The pantry will be serving more families who have children home from school over the holidays, meaning those children won't be able to take advantage of breakfast and lunch programs at their schools.  With that in mind, we will focus on collecting the following most-needed items from the Pantry's wish list:
 
* Juice and Juice Boxes
* Cookies/Crackers/Granola Bars/Raisins/other Healthy Snacks
* Canned Fruit
* Cake/Brownie/Muffin Mixes and other baking supplies
 
If you forget to add items to your grocery cart this week, we will have items available for "purchase."
There are Still 3 Ways to Participate in Christmas Angels 
Donate New, Warm Clothing Items for the Men of St. Leonard's and St. Andrew's Court
 
We are collecting NEW Sweatshirts, Sweatpants and Thermal Underwear Sets for men who are preparing for the cold Chicago winter as they rebuild their lives after prison.

Our goal is 82 of each in sizes
XL, XXL and XXXL.
 
Please bring your donations to church the next 2 Sundays. You can also drop them off at the Parish House in the Church Office during the next 2 weeks.
 
Purchase an Ornament, Donate to the Work of Christmas Angels
 
Following the 9:30 service the next 2 Sundays, you can purchase beautiful ornaments that have been handmade by our youth to benefit the Christmas Angels ministry.
Deadline to deliver boxes to Parish House is 5PM Wednesday, December 6.  You may deliver on Sunday, December 3 from 11-1 or Monday - Wednesday 8-5. 
 
 
Tonight - Thursday Evening Advent Programs
 
Sunday Worship in the Episcopal Church: How We Got Here 

Tonight, November 30: - Richard Clemmitt
 
Why We Sing What We Sing When We Sing
Richard will take us through the beginnings of liturgical music from before the time of Jesus through the modern day. Learn what we have adapted from the Temple in Jerusalem to the place of Gregorian Chant to ancient and modern Hymnody. It's no accident that we sing the hymns we do.
 
6:15PM - Compline in Church
6:30PM - Supper
7:00PM - Program
7:45PM - Dismissal (in time for 8:00PM Choir Practice)
 
Christmas Gifts for Flowers and Music 
Please click on the link below and return with a check to the Parish Office. Gifts  received by December 14 will be listed in the Christmas printed program.

Wrap & Roll Caroling Party December 10 - 4:00-7:30

It's (almost) that time of year! Mark your calendars and call your family and friends-the caroling party is around the corner. Thrown by the youth and parents of our congregation, we will wrap presents for the homeless, eat dinner (and Christmas cookies!) together, sing carols, and get a visit from St. Christopher-I mean St. Nicholas! It's a great time to celebrate with your church family and introduce your friends and relatives to our church community. There's a recommended donation of $15/person and $30 total per family, but no need to RSVP. The more the merrier, so save the date!
Christopher Powell invites you to join him for some 
early Christmas cheer.  
Friday, December 15
Libations & Appetizers
4:00 to 8:00PM
  RSVP 
Vestry Nominating Committee Receiving Names-Deadline is Dec. 1
Our parish by-laws require the Rector to appoint a committee of four retiring Vestry members and at least five other parish members to the parish Nominating Committee. They are to nominate a slate of four people for an upcoming Vestry term of three years each. This year we have an additional nomination to fill a one year unexpired term.  In addition, we need to nominate a Junior Warden for a term of one year to be followed by a year as Senior Warden.  If you have a nomination to make, please send that parish member's name to Office Manager Charlotte McGee.  Nominees must be 16 or older. Parish nominations close   Friday, December 1. The committee meets on Sunday, December 3.  
Youth & Children's News  
Calling all Christ Church Youth!  
Our Youth Ministry team is hosting our annual Elves off the Shelves baking event Saturday, December 2, 1:00- 3:00PM, at the home of the Walkers, 859 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka. We are baking Christmas cookies to send to our college students. Bring your friends too!
 
Families of college students, please send your student's address so they can receive a package of Christmas cookies in time for finals! Send to melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Christmas Pageant Sign-Up!
All children and youth are invited to join us for our Christmas Pageant, "The Nativity of Christ," to be performed Dec. 17 at the 9:30 service. Our beautiful and low-stress pageant requires no memorizing of lines, only one rehearsal for the older children, and no rehearsal at all for ages three through 2nd grade. We have roles to suit everyone: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds, sheep, and friendly beasts. Plus narrators, scene directors, and behind the scenes helpers. Costumes provided. Please sign up on our website or send an email with requested roles to melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Feed My Starving Children - Dec. 9 - Sat. - 9:00-11:00AM
 
We still need 13 people!!!
 
Christ Church will travel to Libertyville to help Feed My Starving Children. We have decided to carpool instead of spending the money on tour buses.  We will gather in the parking lot of Christ Church behind the 470 Maple Street address at 7:45AM or meet us at 742 E. Park Ave, Libertyville. We will leave promptly at 8AM.  We will return at noon. We committed to bring 40 people.
 
Sign Up Today! Email Phil at pkrone@productivestrategies.com

More importantly for us, they accept volunteers as young as 5 when accompanied by an adult.  This means that for families with small children, this can be an event that everyone can participate in together.   

For High School Students: Dec. 6, 7:15AM  
Coffee, Christ, and Donuts at Walker Brother's 
Join Frances DeBlasio and perhaps a surprise guest, breakfast is on us! We will provide rides to school if needed. 
Opportunities to Serve 
 
A Just Harvest - Needs Holiday Help 

Tuesday, December 12 & 23
 
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 

Be an Angel~We Need YOU!!
  • Tuesday, 12/5 5-7pm
  • Saturday, 12/9 10am-2pm
We will be wrapping presents in the Great Hall, 470 Maple, Winnetka for Christmas Angels. Children are welcome to attend with your supervision. 
 
Questions?:
Elizabeth Parkinson  e3parkinson@gmail.com   847-910-8932
Margaret Lamason   mlamason@sbcglobal.net 847-997-3325
Save the Date
Eli Woodruff (Woody) Imberman Memorial Service
Tomorrow, Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00AM

Bob Julian Memorial Service
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:00PM

Christmas Eve - Sunday - 12/24 Services
10:00AM - The Fourth Sunday in Advent
3:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Carols - Nursery is open
8:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Choir (Carols begin at 7:30PM)
11:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Choir (Carols begin at 10:30PM)
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 charlotte@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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