October 11, 2018 - Christmas Wreath Link Fixed - No Rummage Sorting until November 
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice  
Bishop Joseph Atem to visit Christ Church this Sunday
We are delighted to have Bishop Joseph of our companion diocese of Renk, South Sudan worship with us this Sunday.  Following the 9:30 service,  +Joseph will join us for Faith & Practice where he will give us an  update on his diocese and our companion parish of St Michael's in Paloch.  Christ Church has had a companion relationship with St.  Michael's in the Diocese of Renk for more than ten years.
Parish News
This Sunday at 5:30PM
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 and keyboard. We'll be holding Taizé services this coming season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12. 
It's Not Too Late To Join Us! 
Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner 
Fall Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, October 16.  
Join us for dinner and an inspiring message from Bishop Jeff Lee.  
To RSVP and reserve complimentary dinner and childcare  
contact the office 847-446-2850 or 
Rummage Book Room  
This Saturday - October 13 
9:00AM - Noon
Come and shop in our fabulously organized Book Room. Bring your children and tell your friends!

We had so many great books left after the sale we wanted everyone to take another look!

Books 50% off/Cash Only!

Christ Church Hosts Families
from Family Promise October 21-28
This has become one of our most important parish outreach ministries. It's a special  opportunity for everyone in our parish to work together to make a meaningful difference in the lives of families in crisis.

While they are with us, we provide these families safe shelter, healthy meals, hospitality and fellowship. And we will need lots of help!

Families, individuals and youth of all ages can sign up individually or in teams to help with:
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • Evening Meals
  • Evening Activities
  • Overnight Hosting
  • Fellowship and Hospitality
Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Parkinson at e3parkinson@gmail.com or Julie Flood at jwflood@att.net
Christmas Wreath Sale
Our Youth Choir once again is sponsoring a wreath sale to help support its tour fund.

In August of 2019 our choristers will travel to England to sing at Lincoln Cathedral.
The wreaths must be ordered, with payment, by Thursday, October 25. They will be available for pick-up on the patio at the Church on the Hill on Sunday, November 25 (or later, if you prefer to make a pick-up after that date).
To print out a Wreath Order Form Click Here . Deliver this order form together with your check (made payable to Christ Church, memo:wreaths) to the church office by Thursday, October 25.

Winnetka Historical Society Fall Event: History of Our Churchyard On Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2-4PM the WHS will be hosting their fall fundraiser "History on the Hill: A tour of the Christ Church Churchyard" in the McClain Room. Winnetka historian and cemetery researcher Ted Smith will present the history and tour of the churchyard. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. $40 single/$75 couple. To purchase tickets go to: whsadmin@winnetkahistory.org.
Christ Church Creative Dance--Mondays 4:45-5:45
We have a great group of dancers ready to welcome you at our next class! This is a fun, non-competitive dance class taught by parishioner and professional dance instructor Amanda MacDonald. While your kids are at choir, sports or another activity, you can get your groove on with other adults in the community. Classes run through Nov. 26 in the Great Hall at 470 Maple St. We are ALL dancers - no experience required! Open to the community, so bring a friend! The music is fantastic. Sign up online or just drop in and pay before class.  
  Any questions, contact Amanda at abmacd53@gmail.com or Melissa Durbin at melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Youth & Children's News 
This Sunday - Note Card Making for Christmas Angels
This year the youth will make and sell note cards to raise funds for Christmas Angels. Please help us create the cards at 10:40AM on Sunday, October 14 and 21. Then, help us sell the cards after worship on Sunday, November 4! 
Youth Service Opportunity: Family Promise
Youth will cook dinner and provide entertainment for our guests on the evening of
Friday, October 26.  Volunteer spots are limited. If you would like to join us, please let Megan Miller know:  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org or 917-930-7620.
There are opportunities for families and youth to volunteer all nights of the week. 
Have fun in a youth Halloween-themed Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, October 28! We will gather in the Youth Room at 10:40AM (following worship service) and eat donuts before we begin the competition. All middle and high school students are invited. Bring friends!
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.
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, October 11 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage - No Sorting Until November

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
Friday, October 12

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, October 12

Rummage Book Room Sale 9:00 AM 12:00PM West Building
Sunday, October 14

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM   Church on the Hill
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: Note card making for Christmas Angels 10:40 AM 11:30 AM Church on the Hill
Adult Choir rehearsal 5:00 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Taize service 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Church on the Hill
Monday, October 15

Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Memorial Service/Internment - June Rascher 1:00 PM 2:00 PM  
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Christ Church Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Great Hall,
Tuesday, October 16

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
Annual Harvest Dinner 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Parish House Great Hall
Wednesday, October 17

9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room and Patio
Men's Lunch 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Little Ricky's - Winnetka
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, October 18

Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
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 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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