March 8, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Join Shakespeare scholar Todd Trubey this Sunday as he leads us in a presentation of "Shakespeare, God, and the Social Order." Todd has his Ph.D in English with a concentration in this area. Discover how relevant today Shakespeare's thinking was when he was an active playwright.

Pantry Donations March 11!!!
Our next collection date for the New Trier Township Food Pantry will be this Sunday.
This month we will help the pantry with stocking up on the following personal care items (which CANNOT be purchased using food stamps!!):
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Mouthwash
Please bring your donations to church on Sunday, March 11 and put on the table in the Prevost Cloister.  If you forget to bring items, we will have additional items for purchase at church that Sunday.  Thank you for your continued support of the New Trier Township Food Pantry!
Parish News
Family Promise Guests Arrive This Weekend
And We Still Need Volunteers!
Christ Church is preparing to host a new group of transitionally homeless families - starting this Sunday 3/11! While they are with us, we provide our guest families safe shelter, healthy meals, and fellowship.To do that, we need lots of help.
Please Consider Volunteering to Help!
There are lots of volunteer slots still open - including some for youth.But we particularly need volunteers for:
  • Evening Hosts - Tuesday, 3/13, Wednesday 3/14, Thursday 3/15, Saturday 3/17
  • Preparing and Serving Dinner - Monday 3/12 and Tuesday 3/13
  • Providing Activities After Dinner - Monday 3/12, Tuesday 3/13, Wednesday 3/14, Saturday 3/17
  • Overnight Hosts - Thursday, 3/15 and Saturday 3/17
  • Cleanup - Sunday 3/18
For more details - and to sign up to help -- visit the Signup Genius on the Christ Church website at    If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Parkinson at or Julie Flood at
Thursday Evenings in Lent 2018
Genesis Matters:
Five Moments in Genesis that Anticipate
Jesus Christ and Why Every Christian Should Know Them

TONIGHT - March 8 
Jacob is, by mere seconds, the younger brother of his twin, Esau. Even as he left the womb, he was trying to supplant his older brother because in Hebrew society in that day, the oldest brother got every earthly preferment. See how God uses the wiley, weaselly way of Jacob to prepare us for what Our Savior will have to endure.

 Thursday Evenings in Lent (click for more info)
Taught by The Rev. Christopher Powell

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.
Bike Trip
For 22 summers, Christopher has led a church sponsored bike trip through Vermont.  This year, we are gauging interest in a trip August 4-11.  We will ride about 55 miles a day from Sunday through Saturday, staying in Episcopal Churches along the way.  Cost is $1100 inclusive of everything (including transporting your bike and gear) except travel to Albany, NY.  We will need 16 riders to make the trip possible.  If you're interested, email Christopher here.  
St. Patrick Celebration with Evensong and Supper
May the Living Christ Be With You by Richard Clemmitt
May the Living Christ Be With You by Richard Clemmitt
Please join us at 5:30PM on Sunday, March 18 for a beautiful Evensong and delicious supper to celebrate St. Patrick's weekend. The service will feature our Youth and Adult Choirs singing music associated with St. Patrick, including an anthem by Richard Clemmitt titled "May the Living Christ Be With You." Afterward, please stay for an Irish-themed dinner featuring a main dish provided by parishioner and authority on Irish cooking, Mary Jo McMillin. We'd love to have you with us! Wear your green!
Easter Flower and Music Memorials  
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 fill out this form  Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings 2018.pdf and send it to the office.  

The deadline to donate and have it in the bulletin is March 21 at 5PM.  
Singing Evensong at The Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta,
 February 2018 (Full Service)

Invitation to Join March for Our Lives on March 24
On Saturday, March 24, on the eve of Holy Week, Episcopalians around Chicago and across the country will join in March for Our Lives events, led by families from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. A group from Christ Church will walk together with Bishop Lee and scores of other churches in the downtown Chicago event, which begins in Grant Park at 11:00AM. Watch this space for more info on how to join in. If you can't make it but wish to offer support from afar, consider sponsoring a Chicago area church member traveling to the D.C. march through the gift of a $100 bus ticket
Youth & Children's News
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
Sunday, March 11 - We'll discuss decision-making and a model to help our friends make important decision while we make decisions about what type of pancakes to make and eat (blueberry, plain, chocolate chip?). Yes, we'll cook and eat during this session.     
Sunday, March 18 -We'll have fun with balloons while we talk about how we help others without carrying the burden ourselves.
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts 
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wednesday April 11, 7:15AM at the DeBlasio home at 480 Elder Lane,Winnetka. Your host is Frances DeBlasio and maybe a surprise guest too! New Trier is just a short walk away.
Save the Date
Friday, March 9 - Confirmation Retreat (8th Graders only) 7-11PM at the Church
Saturday, March 17 - Kids Against Hunger  food packing event     
New Service Opportunity for Teens!
For any teens interested in electronics, technology, music, cameras: our Rummage Electronics Department is seeking additional volunteers who could do some sorting on weekend afternoons. If you know of someone who would be interested please contact Melissa.
Opportunities to Serve 
VOLUNTEER - Saturday, March 24

If you are not going away for SPRING BREAK, please consider
serving/cooking for A Just Harvest on Saturday, March24.

Annual Kids Against Hunger 
We already have a group of 18 from our Confirmation Program attending this wonderful food packing event. For any others who are interested, there are still tickets available. Please join in, Saturday, March 17 for the Annual Kids Against Hunger event at The Winnetka Community House. Grab your friends, service groups, kids, grandkids or parents and help us feed 100,000 starving Nicaraguan children and our local food pantry recipients. Shifts are 8:30-10:30AM, 11-1 or 2-4PM. When you're done - celebrate St. Patty's Day and toast yourself for the wonderful time you spent helping together. We'll high five you if you wear green! Sponsored by The Volunteer Center, The Winnetka Northfield Rotary and The Winnetka Community House.    Register NOW - spaces are filling fast! 
For Additional info: Christ Church fellow parishioners Barb Tubekis or Julie Flood -
Save the Date
  • Lenten Suppers & Program - Thursdays, March 8 - March 22 - 6:00-7:45PM
  • Celebrate the Reach of Rummage - March 18 - 10:30AM
  • Gordon Ingwersen - Memorial Service is Saturday, May 5 at 11AM
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
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