January 4, 2017
This Sunday at Christ Church
Please Join Us for Our Epiphany Celebration 
We will have special music and a visit from the Three Kings (high school choristers), who each process up the aisle bringing their gift before singing a solo from the hymn of the same name.
Children  accompany the Three Kings up the aisle as their Royal entourage.
The children will dress in costumes and carry gifts, which will be food items for the Food Pantry, wrapped in silver and gold. 
After the service the celebration continues with King's Cakes and other goodies. Children finding a jelly bean in their piece of cake get to wear (and keep) a golden, jewel-encrusted crown. Children may also join in on special Epiphany arts and crafts during the reception. The Three Kings will be circulating as well.
Please join us for Epiphany, the last day of Christmas!
Compline Update
In the Fall of 2012, we moved the 11:30AM service to Sunday Evening and adopted Sung Compline with Communion as our Evening Service.  The reason for the change was lack of attendance at the late morning service.  Sadly, we find ourselves in the same position now in regard to Sung Compline.  As a result, we are putting this service on hiatus for the Winter and Spring.  We have tried a variety of options to attract worshipers over the years, including offering a chef prepared meal in conjunction with the service.  Attendance has now reached an unsustainable level.
Nadia and I are happy to speak with any parishioners who would like to start a Sunday evening service in September.  
Peace,  Christopher
Parish News
Food Pantry First - This Sunday
Sunday is our next day to support The New Trier Township Food Pantry. For January we will be collecting the following items:
  •  Coffee & tea (smaller sizes, please)
  •  Soups & Chili
  •  Baking items (flour, sugar, cake/cookie/brownie mixes/pie crusts)
  •  Spices & seasonings
 If you forget to add to your shopping cart that week, don't despair! We will have items for purchase in the Prevost Cloister after both services.

 Help us help the pantry start 2018 fully stocked to help our community members who rely on their services!!  
The Christ Church Legacy Society
"A Gift that Endures Creates a Church that Endures"
Have you remembered Christ Church in your will or estate plan?  Over 20 
parishioners have informed us they have.  Will you consider joining them?
A gift from your estate is a gift that continues to benefit the mission of Christ Church beyond your lifetime. We all want the parish to grow and thrive beyond our lifetimes; an enduring gift helps fulfill that hope.  
Please Join Us at Our Inaugural Dinner
Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois
Weekly Groups Holiday Schedule
Mo nday Book Group - Resumes on January 8
Monday Friends in Faith - Resumes on January 8
Centering Prayer - Will continue meeting throughout the holidays.
Thursday Women's Bible Study - Resumes on January 4
Friday Holy Caffeine - Resumes on January 5
A Heartfelt Thank You from the Men and Women  
of St. Leonard's Ministries

Your gifts change lives!
Save the Date: Christ Church Women's Midwinter Retreat Day
Christ Church women-of all ages and life stages-please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 10, 2018! We'll gather at Church House for a day of fellowship, reflection, stillness, and worship. More details and schedule to follow in January.
Youth & Children's News
Peer Ministry Training for Grades 7-12
Our next class will be Sunday, Jan. 14 following the 9:30 service. It is not too late to join the program! Please contact Jennifer Baker, Diane Krieman, Laura Sniader or Emily Baillos with any questions.
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wed. Jan. 10, 7:15am at Walker Brothers in Wilmette. Your host is Frances DeBlasio and maybe a surprise guest too! Breakfast is on us and rides to school are available.
Opportunities to Serve 
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

Tuesday, January 9  
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 (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
Save the Date

January 28 - Annual Meeting & Brunch 
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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