April 4, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
Sunday's Preacher and Faith & Practice Speaker
 
Matthew Berryman, the new director of Episcopal Charities, will be our guest preacher this Sunday. At Faith & Practice, Matt will share with us news from this Diocesan ministry that touches so many lives. He became Executive Director of Episcopal Charities in the summer of 2018. Matthew is an ordained Methodist minister. Prior to joining Episcopal Charities, he was Executive Director of Reconciling Ministries Network - a national, faith-based organization working for the full inclusion of LGBT people in The United Methodist Church.  He came to that role after 3 years of law school where he worked in law firms and as a legal editor of LexisNexis.  
Parish News
Become a Mentor at St. Leonard's
Initial Meeting: Wednesday, April 10 @ 6PM
2100 W Warren Blvd
The Barlow Center
 
For over two years, we have had a group of women at Christ Church serve as mentors to the women of Grace House, the female component of St. Leonard's ministries.  Now we are starting a mentoring program for men built along the same model.  We are meeting next Wednesday for 75 minutes to cover what the program would look like and to meet some of the residents who will be available for this program.  RSVP to Charlotte McGee at charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Thursday Evenings in Lent 2019
for Adults, Youth, and Children  

Join us for Worship, Supper, and Program:
"The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-centered life"
 
TONIGHT - April 4
WORSHIP & BLESS 
Facilitator - Nadia Stefko

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting churches around the world to prepare for Easter by reflecting on seven practices that guide a life of discipleship in today's world.
 
Children and Youth are invited to come to the Youth Room for a corresponding Way of Love program. The Nursery will be open all evening.

 
We begin with Compline at 6PM, followed by supper at 6:15PM in the 
McClain Room and the program portion of the evening from 
7:00-7:45PM  in the Lea Room.  
Inquiring Minds Want to Know - April 7-28
Would you like to learn more about the Episcopal Church? Here is something just for you! All classes are taught by Christopher and are held on Sunday afternoon at the church (784 Sheridan Rd.) As part of the class, we will be using the book A People Called Episcopalians, but you do not have to purchase the book, we will have copies available. Classes will be held on:
  • Sunday, April 7,   4:00-5:15PM
  • Sunday, April 14, 4:00-5:15PM
  • Sunday, April 28, 3:00-4:00PM
After the completion any participants who wish to do so may be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church at Confirmation on May 7 at 7:30PM at Christ Church. Please register for the class with Charlotte McGee in the church office (847-446-2850) or charlotte@christchurchwinnetka.org. 
 
Childcare is available. If you need childcare, please let Charlotte know when you sign up.  
Memorials for Easter Music and Flowers  
The deadline to donate and have it in the  
bulletin is April 12 at 5PM. 
In the spirit of Resurrection and new life, Easter allows us the opportunity to support these beautiful ministries and at the same time honor and remember loved ones and others who have been important in our lives. To send your information to us  online click here .
 
Or complete this form and return it to the Parish Office or place it in the collection basket.  Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings 2019 Form and send it to the office. 
Venmo Comes to Christ Church
- @CCWGiving
Venmo can transfer funds by many methods, but if choosing a bank account or a debit card, neither the sender nor the receiver pays a service charge.
 
To set up an account, go to www.venmo.com on a computer, or download the app from the store on your smartphone or tablet, and follow the sign-up instructions.
 
To send money to Christ Church, log into the app on your mobile device, and press the icon with a pen and dollar sign. On the next screen, type the username @CCWGiving, enter the amount you wish to transfer, type what the funds are for (Sunday offering, pledge, flowers, hymnathon, etc.), and hit "Pay." All this information is private, visible only to Financial Manager   Cindy Lyman.
Taizé Service 5:30PM - April 14  
If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace. This candlelit, contemplative service will include readings, prayers, and silence interspersed with tuneful chants accompanied by oboe. We'll be holding Taizé services this season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: April 14, May 12.
Childcare is provided.  
 
Click here for   dates, times & details 
Please join the 2040 committee at the Chapel, 470 Maple Street, for an update on the trends and vision to continue as a vital parish in the year 2040. After months of meetings, research, and consideration the committee will be hosting an open forum to share our current findings and roadmap to the 2040 recommendations.
 
Please join us Monday, April 29th at the Chapel (470 Maple Street) from 6:30PM to 7:00PM for drinks and conversation with a presentation and discussion from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to Molly Hufton  or Peter Macey with questions.  We hope to see you there.  
Registration Open: Preparing for the Paschal Feast
Tuesday, April 16 at St. James Cathedral  
On Tuesday in Holy Week, April 16, all members of the diocese are invited to gather at St. James Commons and St. James Cathedral to prepare for the celebrations of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter. 
 
The half-day retreat is offered as a time of refreshment and reflection and will include a celebration of the Eucharist with the blessing of chrism and conclude with an informal lunch for those who can attend. Bishop Lee will preach and lead the morning program. Clergy are invited to vest and process (alb and red stole). Bottles for chrism will be provided. 
  • 10AM check in and coffee
  • 10:30AM program, led by Bishop Lee
  • 12:10PM Eucharist with the blessing of chrism
  • 1PM lunch (optional)
Youth & Children's News 
Cook Chili for A Just Harvest: Sunday, April 7
Middle , junior,  and high school youth will cook a pan of chili on Sunday, April 7 from 10:40-11:30AM in the McClain Room kitchen at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL. We hope you will join us and bring a friend - and an ingredient! To bring a chili ingredient, use the Sign-Up Genius or email Megan Miller. The youth in our Confirmation program will bring the chili and Wish List Items down with them to A Just Harvest when they volunteer on Tuesday, April 9.  
 
 
Thank you to everyone who donated items, bought treats, or worked at the Bake Sale for A Just Harvest on St. Patrick's Day! We raised $38.90 for the Wish List Items!
Glow Golf - Saturday, April 13
On Saturday, April 13 from 3-6PM, all middle and high school youth and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Glow Golf in Vernon Hills. We will play glow-in-the-dark mini golf and laser tag and eat pizza from Rosati's. Meet in the parking lot of the Parish House at 470 Maple Street at 2:45PM. Please Please  RSVP using our Sign-Up Genius or let Megan Miller  know if you can join us, need a ride, can give a ride, or are willing to be an adult chaperone. The suggested donation is $20 per youth. Please bring a friend and/or family members!

Palm Sunday Coffee Hour Plans - April 14
After the 9:30 service on Palm Sunday, our third and fourth graders will be offering tours of their Bible Village, with costumes, music and biblically-inspired food!
On your way to the Village, stop in the Cloister for seasonal activities and a service project! One of our activities will be dyeing Easter eggs. If you would be willing to contribute one dozen hard boiled eggs, please let Melissa know. Thank you!
Holy Week Journey with Jesus - Monday, April 15, 5:00-6:30PM
Mark your calendars now for the return of this popular evening event! This is a wonderful way to introduce your children to Holy Week and what it's all about. We will travel around different "stations" in the church that are set up like the places Jesus went during his last week, including a "Last Supper" with delicious kid-friendly food. Any teens or adults wishing to help please contact Megan or Melissa.
Have a leadership role in a Holy Week worship service!
Be a lay worship leader in your favorite Holy Week worship service: Palm Sunday, Journey with Jesus, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, or Easter Sunday!  
 
Whether you've done it before or not, we'd love to have you as an acolyte! You can light the way with torches, bear the Gospel, or carry the cross. Check out the acolyte schedule! To sign up for a spot, email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org or
use the form on our acolyte webpage. 
 
We are also looking for readers!  
  • Have a role in the Palm Sunday Passion.
  • Read a prayer or scripture passage at the Agape meal during Journey with Jesus or before our Maundy Thursday service.
  • Do a creative scripture reading at the Easter Vigil.  
If you are interested, email  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Help Hide Easter Eggs!
After our 9AM service on Easter Sunday, April 21, the children will be invited to participate in an egg hunt! We need middle, junior, and high school youth to hide the eggs before the service. We will start hiding eggs at 8:15AM - meet us in the Youth Room. Sign-up , let Megan know if you'll be there, or just show up!
Youth Serving Lunch at Hymnathon!
Help feed our hard-working choir members on Saturday, April 27! If you are not in the choir, we still need you at the Hymnathon! Please come help us serve our singers lunch or bring a sweet treat. Sign-up using the Hymnathon Sign-Up Genius or email  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Families with Young Children Event - Sunday, April 28
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, please put this on your calendar now! We are having a casual potluck family gathering Sunday, April 28, 4:00-6:00PM in the McClain Room. We will have dinner for all, and toys and activities for the children.
Whether you are brand new to the church or have been here for a while, please join us so we can all meet each other and have some fun!

RSVP to Catherine James, catherine.james64@me.com  or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com. Hope you can make it, and please let us know what you would like to bring!
Children & Youth Sunday - May 12
It is not too early to be thinking about our annual Children & Youth service on Sunday, May 12!  Please let Megan or Melissa know what role your child would like, and if YOU could be a helper!
Roles available:
Acolytes
Chalice Bearers
Ushers
Readers
Prayer leaders
Artists to create art for that morning's bulletin
Decorators to decorate the worship space for that morning
Bakers (communion bread)
Flower arrangers
Photographer
Opportunities to Serve
Please consider serving/cooking for
A Just Harvest on Saturday, April 27
(4:30PM - 6:30PM)
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, and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."   To learn more go to: 
The Winnetka Spring Cleanup, which takes place the week of Earth Day (April 22-25), may be counterproductive to the growing global sustainability movement. In lieu of kicking it all to the curb, Christ Church Winnetka is encouraging residents to Donate With Purpose to Rummage this year in honor of the world's largest environmental movement.

Rummage Donations can be dropped off at the back entrance of the Schroeder Building, located at 700 Oak Street. To help residents Donate With Purpose, Rummage is extending drop off hours the weekend of April 20. Doors are open Saturday and Sunday from 8AM to 4PM. We also offer complimentary furniture pickups. For more information regarding items we do and do not accept for donation, please visit www.christchurchwinnetka.org/serve/rummagebenevolence/donate/.

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Thursday, April 4 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Lenten Program & Supper 6:00 PM 7:45 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain Room/Lea Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, April 5      
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Progressive Dinner 6:00 PM 10:00 PM  
Sunday, April 7      
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
Faith & Practice/Sunday School/Youth Group 10:45 AM 11:45 AM  
Youth cook for A Just Harvest 10:45 AM 11:30 AM Kitchen off of the McClain Room
Inquirers' Class 4:00 PM 5:15 PM Lea Room/McClain Room
Monday, April 8      
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, April 9      
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
Confirmation: A Just Harvest 4:15 PM 7:30 PM Meet at 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL, 60093
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Benevolence Meeting  6:30 PM 7:30 PM   Library
Wednesday, April 10      
Mather Worship 9:30 AM 10:30 AM  
Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
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, April 11      
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Lenten Program & Supper 6:00 PM 7:45 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain Room/Lea Room
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:
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.

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