November 1, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
After the service, everyone is invited to the Prevost Cloister for an All Saints celebration with locally sourced apple cider, hot chocolate,  and other delicious seasonal refreshments. There will be a bake-sale from one of our confirmation groups, handmade Christmas cards for sale from the youth, a Food Pantry First collection, and crafts for the children. This is a chance to mingle and meet fellow parishioners.
Parish News
All Saints Evensong & Parish Dinner -  This Sunday
Please join us at 5:30PM on All Saints Sunday, November 4 for Evensong featuring our Youth and Adult Choirs. Music for this lovely, peaceful service will include choral anthems by Barnard, Brewer, and Clausen and organ music by Buxtehude and Widor. During the service, we will pray aloud for departed friends and loved ones whose names you have submitted to us.
After Evensong, all are invited to participate in a delicious, festive parish dinner in the McClain Room. We'd love to have you with us!
Food Pantry First - This Sunday
Sunday, November 4 will be our next date to collect for the New Trier Township Food Pantry.  The Pantry staff have asked for help with specific items that they need to stock this month:
  • Laundry Products (detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, etc.)
  • Baby & Adult Diapers
Please remember that smaller containers are better (especially for things like laundry detergent!) as many of their clients are seniors who cannot lift heavy containers.
Bring your donations to the Prevost Cloister on Sunday, November 4 to help support our neighbors in the community who depend on the Pantry to get by every week!

Wednesday 11/7 & 11/21 - 12-1:00PM NEW GROUP
We meet in the Library of the Parish House (470 Maple) on the first and third Wednesday of every month to share a brown-bag lunch, work on kitting, needlepoint, quilting, sock-darning, jewelry making, or a project of your choice. No project is an option too! Simply bring your lunch and join the group. No need to RSVP. Just come when you are able. Questions? Contact Charlotte McGee at
Cornerstone Sunday is November 11
We are grateful for your continued support of Christ Church. Please return your pledge  card to the church by mail, or by bringing it to worship on Cornerstone Sunday, November 11. That day, all will be invited to walk forward as part of the offertory procession, and we'll place our pledge cards in a central basket. You may also pledge online on our website. (Online pledgers can participate in the Cornerstone Sunday procession too! Keep an eye out for "I pledge online" cards, available in church November 11.)  
Save the Date: Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat
February 8-9, 2019 at DeKoven Center in Racine  
The 18th Annual Episcopal Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of Chicago will be held Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9, 2019, at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin.   
The Rev. Christopher Powell, rector of Christ Church, Winnetka will lead the retreat this year. Learn more and register using the attached form.  
2019 Fall Women's Gathering & Retreat     
Attention Christ Church Women: Save the Date for the 2019 Christ Church Women's Retreat!    Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Church House
Our guest presenter will be The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp.  She is an author, preacher...
Christ Church Celebrates 14 Years with Diocese
Pat and Lisa Kerpan, pictured below, were on hand with Christopher last Saturday at St. Michael's in Barrington to celebrate the companion relationship with Bishop Joseph and the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan.  Christ Church has been helping to pay the salary of the Rector of St. Michael's in Paloch during this time.  We heard some heartwarming stories of the faithfulness of both the churches in Renk and those in our own diocese who have been walking with Episcopalians there for many years.  Bishop Joseph was especially grateful to us at Christ Church for our many expressions of support over the years.  His faithful witness continues to be an inspiration.  Over 50 people attended from various parishes in our diocese and we were treated to a slide show of various areas of progress in Renk: crops, medical facilities, new churches, schools, and their theological college used for training parishioners.   
59th Annual Bishop's Ball
Friday, November 9 at Chicago's Ritz Carlton . Join us for a festive evening as we  celebrate the impact of Episcopal Charities and Community Services with Episcopalians and friends from every corner of the Diocese of Chicago. Dance the night away while you support lasting change in our Diocese. All proceeds go to support the work of Episcopal Charities.Tickets start at $250 including cocktail hour, a formal dinner, and access to the After Party! For tickets and more information visit or call 312.751.6721
The After Party
Tickets start at just $75
9PM - Midnight
Can't make the dinner but still want to support Episcopal Charities? Round up some friends and join the fun during the After Party. This sweet deal includes an open bar, dessert bar, photo booth, and dancing 'til midnight! For tickets and more information visit or call 312.751.6721
Youth & Children's News 
Sell (and Buy!) Cards for Christmas Angels 
This Sunday
This year the youth made Christmas cards to sell to raise funds for Christmas Angels! They will be sold after worship on Sunday, November 4 - please show your support!  7th-12th graders are needed to volunteer to sell the cards Sunday, November 4 after worship. Please let Megan Miller know if you can help: or 917-930-7620.
Serve on the Altar: Acolyte
Carry the cross and Gospel Book, light the way for the Word by bearing the torches, and help prepare the communion table for the Eucharist. All young people, starting in 5th grade, are encouraged to acolyte! An acolyte must be able to participate in an entire church service and handle fire responsibly. If you are interested, please contact Megan Miller at or 917-930-7620. Read about all of the opportunities to participate in worship on our website.
Coffee, Christ and Donuts
CCD is an opportunity for high schoolers to get together, talk about whatever is on their mind, and have homemade breakfast before school. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:15AM at Frances DeBlasio's house, a block from New Trier's main campus.  If you are a New Trier freshman or attend another high school, let Megan Miller know and we'll make sure you get to where you need to be on time.
When: Wednesday, November 7 at 7:15AM
Where: 480 Elder Lane 
Who:  All high school students! Bring your friends.
Cook for A Just Harvest & Make Posters for Wrap N Roll 
On Sunday, November 11 after worship (10:40-11:30AM) the youth (7th-12th graders) will gather in the McClain room for a special hour of service. We will be cooking a pan of chili for A Just Harvest AND making posters about Wrap N Roll. Please join us and bring friends - we need your creativity in the kitchen or on the posters!  
As always, donuts will be provided.
Opportunities to Help  
Are You Looking to Help Someone in Need This Christmas?
The Christ Church Christmas Angels Program is one of our most important outreach ministries that makes a difference in the lives of families and individuals in need all over Chicago.   
How Can You Help?
You can adopt a family
Sign up here online, or come to the Prevost Cloister after this Sunday's service. 
You can donate funds
These funds will be used to cover the cost of gifts for senior citizens, Episcopal Agency residents and New Trier families. Click here to donate funds.   
Contact Julie Flood at 847-903-2390 or
Become a Chalice Bearer
Chalice Bearers are Lay Ministers who serve the wine during the Eucharist each Sunday. Training is available. You may vest and process with the choir and clergy OR you may come up to the altar just for the Eucharist portion of the service. This way you may serve and continue to worship with your family. We would love to add you to the rotation. You would serve once every 6-8 weeks depending on your availability. Please contact a member of our clergy or parishioner Ted Buenger at if you are interested.
We Need More Ushers
Please consider serving on a periodic basis as an Usher for either the 8:00AM or the 9:30AM service. Training is available. It is an important ministry as you are often the first face a newcomer sees when they come to Christ Church. Please contact Michael Peregrine if you would like to help out in this way.

A Just Harvest Needs Volunteers
Tue. 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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." To learn more go to: .

This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, November 1 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM West Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, November 2      
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Altar & Flower Guilds Dinner at Rectory 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Rectory
Sunday, November 4      
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM    
Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Youth sell note cards for Christmas Angels 10:30 AM 11:30 AM  
Full Choir rehearsal 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Church
Evensong 5:30 PM 6:15 PM Church
Parish Dinner - All Saints 6:15 PM 7:30 PM McClain and Lee Rooms
Monday, November 5      
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 12:30 PM 3:00 PM West Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Christ Church Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Tuesday, November 6      
Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group 1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Wednesday, November 7      
CCD - Coffee, Christ, and Donuts at 480 Elder Lane 7:15 AM 8:00 AM Frances DeBlasio
Playgroup on the Patio 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room and Patio
Create & Connect Lunch 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Parish House Library
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, November 8      
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM West Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
"Sunrise" Worship 11:15 AM 11:45 AM Sunrise Memory Care - Wilmette
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
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:
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at 

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

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