October 5, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice  
Join us after the service, treats for the pets and coffee for the humans
in the Prevost Cloister. We'd love to have you with us! 
Pet Blessing 
This Sunday, October 8, we will commemorate the feast of Saint Francis with a blessing  of the animals at the 9:30AM service!  
All animals are welcome (Bring your humans too!) to sit with their families at this worship service. Owners, please keep dogs leashed and other animals caged as appropriate.  A section of pews will be designated as a pet-free zone. The 8:00AM and 5:30PM services that day will also be pet-free.  
Those who have lost a pet in the past year are invited to bring a favorite photo or memento to the service. 
Taizé Service 5:30PM  
This candlelit, contemplative service will include scripture and prayers.  Periods of silence will be interspersed with Taize chants accompanied by oboe and keyboard. If you are in need of an hour of shared, quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace. Next Taize service: January 14, 2018.
Parish News
Today! 93rd Annual Rummage Sale 7AM - 3PM
We always need many volunteers to help fill slots on sale day, Oct.5. We need help with security, selling, and clean up. Please call Charlotte McGee at 847-446-2850 or contact at rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org to sign up.
Flyback, Saturday, October 7 from 9-11
One more way to help with Rummage. Please! On Saturday morning we need extra bodies to gather all supplies, racks, etc. into the Schroeder Building. Please come to the front of the Parish House at 9 and we will put you to work. Also a great way for children to learn about giving back.
Please join as we celebrate
Christ Church's Past, Present & Future at the
Annual Campaign Dinner
Tuesday, October 17 6:30-9:30PM
The Great Hall, 470 Maple Street, Winnetka
To RSVP and reserve complimentary childcare contact the office 847-446-2850 or 
  Thank You from Richard and Elizabeth Clemmitt
Elizabeth and I want to thank Christopher and the Christ Church community for the amazing celebration of our twenty-five years of music ministry at Christ Church that took pl ace on Sunday, September 10. We were extremely touched by the outpouring of gratitude and love for us which we experienced that day. We were very pleased to see the large number of choristers who came to sing - both current singers and alumni - including the surprise appearance of our former rector and choir member of nineteen years, Ned Prevost. We also appreciated the opportunity to include in the service two of my original anthems plus one of the hymns I have written.

The presentations that followed the service were especially moving for us. Much time and effort must have been dedicated to collecting the fun sayings to make the T-shirt, "What Would Richard Say?" and to writing the hilarious words for "Psalm 151." We also really appreciated the kind words shared about us by Christopher, Ned, Charlotte McGee, and Don Lloyd-Jones. And finally, there was the presentation of the outrageously generous purse to which over 170 families contributed! This gift could not have come at a better time for us since our two sons are both in college for this one year. Ethan is a senior and Adam is a freshman, both at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Our whole family thanks you all for your kindness and generosity! 

Please know that we feel very blessed and grateful to God for these twenty-five years at Christ Church, and we are looking forward to many more.
With sincere gratitude and love,
Richard and Elizabeth Clemmitt
Eucharist at The Mather - Wed., Oct. 11 - 10:30AM
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 Nadia Stefko.   
'Sunrise' Eucharist - Thurs., Oct. 12 - 11:15AM
We offer a monthly Communion Service (second Thursday of every month) for the families and residents of Sunrise Memory Care in Wilmette. Led at 11:15AM by Rod Quainton with support from choir members.  
Opportunities to Serve
When do we need help: 10/10/2017 (Tue. 5:00PM - 7:00PM)
2 Cooks & 3 Servers
Sign up your family HERE!
Christ Church Hosts Families from Family Promise October 22-29   
Christ Church is preparing to host a new group of transitionally homeless families here in Church House for the week of October 22-29.
This has become one of our most important parish outreach ministries -- and it's a unique opportunity for families to join with other parishioners right here at Christ Church to make a tangible difference in the lives of families in crisis.
While they are with us, we provide these families safe shelter, healthy meals, compassion and fellowship. And we will need lots of help!
Volunteering to help with Family Promise is a unique opportunity to put our faith into action. We need volunteers of all ages to help with:
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • Evening Meals
  • Evening Activities
  • Overnight Hosting
  • Fellowship and Hospitality

Youth & Children's News  

Youth Save the Date
Oct. 21, 4:00PMInspiration Café Lori Burck & Frances DeBlasio 
Oct. 22, 3:00PM  Holy Improv with Second City
Alison Walker & Jim McGee
Oct. 28, 4:00 - 7:00PM  Confirmation group at A Just Harvest 
Save the Date
Oct. 7, Sat.   - Flyback- 9-11AM
Oct 8, Sun.   - Blessing of the Animals - 9:30AM
Oct 8, Sun.   - Taizé - 5:30PM
Oct 17, Tues. - Annual Harvest Dinner - 6:00PM
Oct 22, Sun. - Oct 29, Sun. - Family Promise
Oct 28, Sat.    - Shirley Petry, Memorial Service - 2PM  
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:
Lay Chaplains: Bringing the Warmth of 
Christ Church to You
Trained parishioners visit those who are homebound, ill, or facing a time of grief or crisis. Lay Chaplains provide companionship and support, and may pray with you, or share communion (from the reserved sacrament) if desired. The chaplains serve under the training and leadership of our clergy. To request a visit, just call the office or contact Nadia 773-387-9128 or nadia@christchurchwinnetka.org.

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.

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