September 12, 2019   
This Week at Christ Church 
Tomorrow  Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14

Ministry Architects is one of the premier children and youth ministry consulting firms of its kind. Christ Church is fortunate to have their expertise and guidance starting this fall for the next 14 months. The goal is to bring new energy, insights, and structure to our children and youth ministry programs learning from the experts who have consulted with over 1,000 churches. We begin the process by LISTENING to our youth, parents, and volunteers. We want to hear your voice!

Please join us for one of the listening sessions in the McClain Room at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka on Friday, September 13:  
  • 5th - 12th grade youth are invited at 4:30PM.
  • Parents and volunteers for children & youth ministry will meet at 5:30PM.      
Anyone who can't make the Friday sessions can  join the open listening session on Saturday, September 14 at 9AM (Childcare available in the nursery) .  Please contact  Megan or  Melissa  to let us know which session works for you or to make other  arrangements to share your thoughts via email.

Tonight - September 12  

Connect with God, Each Other, and New Ideas

"The Spirituality of Architecture" 

John Myefski earned both his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan. Prior to founding his own architectural design practice 25  years ago, John gained his field experience at highly respected firms like Murphy/Jahn and Albert Kahn. As Principal of Myefski Architects, John built his company by taking a detailed and creative approach to every project. John, and his wife Patty, have been members of Christ Church since 2005.

Second Thursday Evenings at Christ Church
5:30-6:15PM - Supper in the McClain Room

6:15-7:15PM - Program/Discussion in the Lea Room
(The nursery will be open from 5:15-7:30.)
Please join us at 5:30PM this Sunday, September 15 for Evensong featuring our Youth and Adult Choirs. This ancient service includes Scripture, prayers, and choral works from our choir's recent tour to England. You also are invited join us afterwards for a delicious dinner upstairs in the McClain Room. Please join us!!

Or call the church office by September 17  

New this year! Pay for your Raffle and Auction items with Venmo and save the 3% Credit Card Fee! Download the Venmo App to your phone before the party!

Venmo ID: @CCWGiving - Note:  2019 Tent Party

Childcare provided in the Parish House Nursery, 470 Maple.
We Need Your Help! 
Painting by-Heather Campbell
We are drafting eager and energetic volunteers to help out during our Annual Rummage Flyover event, which takes place on Saturday, September 21 between 8AM - 2:30PM and Sunday, September 22 between 11:00AM - 4:00PM. Stay for the day and enjoy lunch on us!  Even if you've only got an hour to spare, you'll help lighten the load for your fellow parishioners so please, stop on by.  Email Annie Adams at to get involved. OR, simply show up at the 470 Maple Street parking lot to lend a helping hand.
We also need help setting up our 30 plus Departments!  Volunteer 10 or more hours between September 24 and October 1, work a shift on Sale Day, and we'll grant you early shopping access during the Pre-Sale on October 2. Starting on Monday, September 24, stop by the Welcome Desk, located in the Office at the Parish House, for your assignment.  We'll be setting up weekdays from 9AM to 3PM.  We are eternally grateful for your support!
Security Volunteers Needed!
Rummage Security
If you're looking for a different way to contribute to the success of the Rummage Sale,try serving as a member of the "Security Detail", which provides help, direction and "crowd control" on the Sale Day. It's a terrific way to engage personally with  our Rummage patrons. Three separate three hour shifts (early morning, mid-day and early afternoon) are available. 

Interested? Contact Michael Peregrine or Gordon Montgomery.
This Fall Marks the 95th Anniversary of Rummage at Christ Church 
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

It's not just a Clint Eastwood movie. It's a way to describe the bargains, the memories, and the bizarre stories, in no particular order, of Christ Church's Annual Fall Rummage Sale.  Long time parishioner Carol Schroeder most fondly remembers...

  ... click here to find out the rest!                             
Youth & Children's News  
Kids Connection - Sunday, September 15 at 4PM
Six times throughout the year all 3rd and 4th graders will have the chance to spend time together and connect with their friends and their faith. We follow the seasons of the church year for our themes and activities. On Sunday, September 15, our theme will be appreciating the joys of everyday life. If weather allows, we'll play outside and explore the chapel and churchyard with a scavenger hunt. 

Future dates for  Kids  Connection are Oct 20, Nov 17, Mar 15, Apr 19, and May 17. We meet from 4 - 4:50PM in the McClain Room at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka.  
Please RSVP to Megan or Melissa
Keeping God's People Safe
Tuesday,  September 17, 5:30-7: 30PM
Christ Church is conducting training sessions for Keeping God's People Safe, the  Episcopal program to prevent child and youth sexual abuse. This is for anyone holding a leadership position in our children's and youth ministries, as well as Christ Church staff. If you are due for training we have contacted you already. Open to any other parishioners who wish to attend. We will meet in the McClain Room.
Any questions, please contact Melissa Durbin, or Megan Miller, Thank you!

Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, September 28
We Need Cooks, Servers, & Shoppers
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 220-300 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.  You'll be fed by helping to feed others!
Weekly Groups
Thursday Women's Bible Study - Starting Today!
The weekly Women's Bible Study Group meets Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00AM in the McClain Room at Church House . Visitors and newcomers are warmly welcome. Questions? Email The Rev. Nadia Stefko.
Holy Caffeine to Read The Screwtape Letters 
Beginning on Friday, September 13

Holy Caffeine, a study of the Bible for all ages, meets on Fridays from 8:30-9:30AM in the Lea Room at Church on the Hill. After seven years of reading various books from Scripture, we are beginning this year by reading The Screwtape Letters, the book that introduced the world to the Christian writing of C.S. Lewis. Published in 1941, the book is still in print due to its masterful understanding of how our spiritual lives both work and don't work. 

The premise of the book is that Screwtape, a senior tempter from Hell, writes letters to his underling Wormwood, a junior tempter recently assigned his first 'patient'. Wormwood schools him along the way as to how he can best win souls away from God, revealing clearly along the way how God works in our lives. Reading this material from the enemy's point of view provides a colorful and creative way to introduce the reader to various aspects of living a life in communion with the Divine. 

In addition to the book, readily available in paperback, we will be using a remarkable study guide written by a Lewis devotee which will be available to the class on the first day, Friday, September 13th.
This discussion group meets Friday mornings from 8:30-9:30AM in the Lea Room. Christopher Powell leads the group in the study and discussion of scripture.  All are welcome! For more information, contact Christopher at 847-868-5611.
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, September 12 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Drop off Closed
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Connections 5:30 PM 7:15 PM McClain Room/Kitchen/Lea Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
Friday, September 13
Rummage Drop off Closed
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Ministry Architects-Youth  4:30 PM 5:30 PM Church House McClain Room
Ministry Architects-Parents & Adult Volunteers 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Church House McClain Room
Saturday, September 14
Rummage Drop off Closed
Ministry Architects-Youth & Parents 9:00 AM 11:00 AM Church House McClain Room
Sunday, September 15
Rummage Drop off Closed
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 10:30 AM
Ministry Architects-Children/Youth Leadership Team 1:30 PM 3:00 PM Church House McClain Room
Kids Connection 3rd-4th Grade 4:00 PM 5:00 PM Church on the Hill
Full Choir rehearsal 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Church
Evensong & Dinner 5:30 PM 6:15 PM Church
Monday, September 16
Rummage Drop off Closed
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Tuesday, September 17
Rummage Dropoff Closed
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
KGPS Training 5:30 PM 8:00 PM Church on the Hill
Wednesday, September 18
Rummage Drop off Closed
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
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
Club 56 (5th-6th Grade Class) 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Church on the Hill
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, September 19
Rummage Drop off Closed
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Youth Leadership Committee Meeting 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Lea Room, 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 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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