December 28, 2017
This Sunday at Christ Church
What are you doing New Year's Eve?
Plan to start the day with us.
 
8:00AM Holy Eucharist

9:30AM Choral Holy Eucharist with Organ and Choir

Join us for coffee after the service.

No Sunday Church School Classes.
Parish News
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  
6:00PM
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois
 
  
At Christ Church, we conclude holiday festivities with our annual Epiphany Celebration, Sunday, January 7.
We will have special music and a visit from the Three Kings, who each process up the aisle bringing their gift and then sing a solo from the pulpit. The Three Kings are played by high school choristers who wear royal costumes and gem studded crowns. A beloved Christ Church tradition, this is not to be missed!
 
We invite all interested children to accompany the Three Kings up the aisle as their entourage. The children will dress in costumes and carry gifts, which will be food items for the Food Pantry, wrapped in silver and gold. This is the perfect opportunity for any children who were not able to participate in the Christmas Pageant, or for those who did participate and are ready for another dramatic occasion!
 
Will your child be joining us? We hope so! Please let Melissa Durbin know. Any teens wishing to help with costuming and wrapping gifts please contact Melissa too.
 
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!

A Heartfelt Thank You from the Men and Women  
of St. Leonard's Ministries
 

Your gifts change lives!
 
 
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
Holiday Office Hours
 
January 1 ........................ Office Closed

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

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:00PM

January 28 - Annual Meeting & Brunch 
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.
  
 

Christ Church Episcopal
Worship: Church on the Hill
784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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