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Winnetka Congregational Church
MESSENGER

March 16, 2019
Hello, <<First Name>>
In this Issue:

Faith Scripts
Inclusion Statement 
Lenten Prayer Vigil | March 27
Labyrinths for Lent
Wilfrid Helms Award - Nominate!
Lay Ministry Roster
Rummage Spring Boutique
Spiritual Enrichment
Adult Service Trip Opportunities April & May
Servants Mission Trip Meeting | March 10 
Men's Fellowship | March 15

"Revisiting Rockwell" by Maggie Meiners
Sunday Night Supper | March 17
Women's Event: The Walk of Lent" | March 18

Easter Flower Form
SolSmart | March 18
Music Committee's Noteworthy
WCC Reads - The Language of God
Designer Sale | April 10, 11, 12
Rummage Supports - The Night Ministry
Mission Doing Opportunities
PLANNED GIVING TAX Information
Opportunities to Serve in Worship
Happy Birthday
Prayer List
Parish Calendar
WCC Staff

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MARCH CHURCH COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

We began our meeting reflecting on Pastor Sarah’s children’s message invoking us to Stop, Look and Listen. Good advice in any season but particularly appropriate for Lent. And easier said than done. We invite you to pause as Christ did to listen to that still small voice speaking to your heart during this special season. Who knows what you will hear.
  • The Season of Lent offers many opportunities to grow individually and collectively. Our pastors and staff have assembled an array of programs designed to meet you where you are and help lead you on your own journey. Please take advantage of this special season to grow deeper and wider.
  • Speaking of calling and listening we are so grateful for those who have responded to our open Lay Leadership positions. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of the future direction and leadership of WCC. A few opportunities remain – perhaps one of them is for you. Thanks to our Nominating Committee
  • Together in Mission and Ministry (TIMM) is the acronym applied to a working group of lay leaders considering ways to better integrate the Woman’s Society ministries within the broader congregation. We hope to hear progress on this initiative at our April Council meeting.
  • Developing church partnerships and addressing the epidemic of gun violence were highlighted as goals for WCC during Pastor Jeff’s sermon on February 17th. Modeling Jeff’s past experience as well as our own with Friendship Baptist Church, Jeff is in dialogue with pastors who might envision forming such a personal and collective relationship. Addressing our shared responsibility for our neighbors in the broader community subjected to gun violence is also being developed. Who are our neighbors? Our neighbors extend far beyond our neighborhood.
  • Our WCC Inclusion Statement is a living document and was so amended to acknowledge, welcome and support those with cognitive challenges as we celebrate each person’s dignity, uniqueness, and God-given gifts.
  • We will be considering candidates for the annual Wilfrid Helms Award at our April Council meeting. Lay ministry is the lifeblood of WCC. Do you know someone who represents Mr. Helms example of quiet, steady and selfless service?  Please let us know – there are many.
Remember to Stop, Look and Listen - Best wishes to all,
Fred Gougler
WCC Council Chair
Inclusion Statement

As “A House of Worship For All People”, Winnetka Congregational Church acknowledges, supports, and welcomes all God’s children whatever their age, culture, race, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, nationality or background. As called by Christ: we seek to celebrate every person’s dignity, uniqueness, relationships, and God-given gifts; to recognize our inter-connectedness as human beings; and to foster a safe, nurturing community in which each person can live out their faith journey authentically and wholeheartedly.
The Lenten Prayer Vigil
Wednesday, March 27, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Little Chapel 

In Lent we grow in faith and devotion to Jesus Christ who journeys to Jerusalem and the decisive events of his final week. Our congregation sets aside one day in Lent to prayerfully reflect on God’s self-giving in Christ and the Spirit’s call to give ourselves in love and service. This year, that day is Wednesday, March 27. The Little Chapel will be open from 8:30-4:30, and you are invited to stop by at any point in the day to be in prayer for as long as you want. Pray as you wish – using the resources on the table, words of your own, or in silence. There’s no “right way” to be prayerful!  If you prefer, you can also sign up for a specific 30-minute period of prayer: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0945AEAD2EA3FC1-lenten
You are also invited to pray at home that day. Our Prayer Vigil reminds us that we are on the Lenten journey together, seeking God’s presence, God’s way, and God’s will for our lives and the world. 
Questions: Rev. Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403. 
Nominations for WILFRID HELMS AWARD are being accepted.
The award honors members for their outstanding service to WCC over the past years. Members are selected by Council during the April council meeting.
If you have a candidate please contact any council member or Christy Shellenbarger at 847-832-1318.


A list of past Helms’ Award winners 
Labyrinths to Enrich Lenten Journey
 
Two labyrinths - one large and one small - are being placed on the floor of Alsdorf Activities Center to assist our spiritual growth during Lent. They will be available for use Sunday, March 17, through Sunday, April 28.
 
In the medieval era, Christians who could not undertake a pilgrimage to the Holy Land might visit a cathedral, such as the one in Chartres, France where they would find embedded in the floor an intricate series of circular paths which they could use to symbolically walk to Jerusalem and back. This was the labyrinth.
 
Today, spiritual pilgrims use labyrinths for the same purpose: to walk prayerfully and intentionally in order to connect with God and deeper things. Labyrinths come in many sizes and shapes, and can be made of different materials. Some are indoors and others are outdoors. Walking the labyrinth, we take time away from our busy lives to experience an inner peace that runs through our bodies but goes beyond our intellects.  Different from a maze, which contains false pathways and dead ends, a labyrinth has a single path that leads to its center, reminding us that if we stay on the spiritual path, every step, no matter how circuitous, leads toward the heart of all things. The labyrinth is walked in silence.  Thinking is not required to walk the labyrinth. It is more important to possess a seeking heart that is open to receive the things of God: peace, healing, and divine presence.               
 
WCC’s labyrinths are ideal for individuals, families, and supervised children. Printed information, including “labyrinth etiquette,” will be available as you enter Alsdorf.  If you prefer to “walk” the labyrinth with your fingers, lap labyrinths and chairs will be available for you to sit and trace the pattern of the actual labyrinths on the floor.  It will probably take you 10-20 minutes to walk the large labyrinth, and 5-10 minutes to walk the smaller one. You may walk both!  However you walk the labyrinth, may it bring you peace, reminding you of the sacred journeys of spiritual pilgrims then and now (including Jesus’ final journey to Jerusalem).       
 
The labyrinths will be available anytime the church is open
(Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.,
Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.,
Friday 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.,
Saturday, 1:00-4:00 P.M., and
Sunday 7:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. and 4:00-8:00 P.M.).
Questions?  Contact Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403, jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org.
 
Many thanks to JS Hedegard for assisting Pastors Jeffrey and Sarah in constructing the labyrinths.    

Rummage
Spring Boutique

 
Please stop by a private sale this Saturday and Sunday (open to Rummage volunteers and church members) prior to the annual Spring Sale on May 9th.
 
Spring Boutique Market - Basement of Harkness Outreach Center
630 Lincoln Avenue

 
(Room 5/6) in the lower level will have an assortment of items from many different departments to get you in the mood for Spring!
The Men’s Department will be open in the attic on Saturday ONLY and the Books Department will be open in the basement both days
 
This Saturday, March 16, 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
(Room 5/6, Books and Men's)
This Sunday, March 17, 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
(Room 5/6 and Books)

 
As this is a pre-selling opportunity, a 25% markup will be added to ALL purchases in all departments (Books, Men’s and Room 5/6)
SolSmart
Monday, March 18 at 6 PM at Winnetka's Village Hall

As part of the Winnetka’s commitment to becoming a SolSmart designated community, the Village is hosting a Solar Ambassador from the Illinois Solar Energy Association on Monday, March 18 at 6 PM at Winnetka's Village Hall  (510 Green Bay Road). Solar Ambassadors are volunteers who help educate residents about solar power and answer any solar-related questions. 

ISEA Solar Ambassador Peter Gorr will present “Powering Your Home with the Sun.” This non-technical presentation will cover the basics of residential solar systems, including actual results from his experiences of converting his last 2 homes to solar energy. This presentation is open to the public and all residents interested in solar energy are invited to attend. To learn more about ISEA’s Solar Ambassador program, visit: https://www.illinoissolar.org/solarambassadors.

Please contact Matt Havlik at 847-716-3550 with any questions.
Lay Ministry | 2019-2020
Date indicates the beginning of the 1st Term
Executive

Chair: Fred Gougler    2018
Vice Chair: Christy Shellenbarger    2018
Clerk: Julie McConnell    2019
Treasurer: David Snyder    2018


Worship Group
Councilors
  Steve Dyer    2018
  Patti Van Cleave    2018

Liturgics
  Tom Evans    2014
  Julie McConnell    2018
  JoAnne Brown    2016

Music
  Kathryn Raysses    2018
  Eileen Baumgarten    2018

Design and Environment
  Jill Olson    2015
  Nicole Jakob    2018

Education Group

Councilors
  Susan Snyder    2018
  OPEN    2019

Youth
  Heather Smith    2015
  Susan Brewster    2018
  Katie Shook    2018
  Jack Frohling    2018

Spiritual Enrichment
  Mel Schwartz    2018
  Paul Van Zuiden    2018

Outreach Group

Councilors
  Mike Jakob    2014
  Jane Huels    2019

Mission Doing
  Joanne Baker    2018
  Anne Kelly    2019

Mission Giving
  Doug Crimmins 2017
  Ray Gillette    2018

Multi-Faith
  Junia Hedberg    2015
  Bob Hastings    2015
  Jan Smith    2018
  OPEN  2019

Centennial Loans
  Will Herst    2019
  Carla Vorhees    2018

Green Team
  Liz Kunkle    2019
  Steve Huels    2019

Nurture Group

Councilors
  Elsa De Jaegher    2016
  OPEN    2019

Care and Calling
  Mary Reynolds    2014
  Sally Sprowl    2017
  Andrea Anderson    2019

Fellowship
  Cristina Chung    2015
  Judy Archambault    2014
   Julie Johnson    2019

Prospective Members
  Kelly Anderson    2018
  Brad McLane    2016

Support Group

Councilors
  Mark Vorhees    2017
  Sharon King    2016

Building and Grounds
  Bob Ebersole    2014
  Chuck Dowding    2014

Financial Management
  Bob Ebersole    2018
  Bob Linn    2018

Human Resources
  Bob Smith    2018
  Steve Huels    2014

Annual Giving
  Fred Gougler    2017
  David Snyder    2015
  Tom Temple    2015
  Tom Churchwell    2018

Planned Giving
  Paul Van Zuiden    2014
  Clyde McGregor    2014


Nominating Committee
   Tom Temple    2015
   Ingrid Anderson    2015
   Jane Huels    2015
   Bruce Kelly    2017
   Julie McConnell 2017
   Floy Shrage    2018
   Brad Page    2018
   Frank Kastelic    2018
Ex-officio
  Elaine Clemens
Prospective Members
  Kelly Anderson (Adhoc Support)
  Brad McLane    
Spiritual Enrichment
Each Sunday session begins at 8:45 A.M. with refreshments and ends by 9:55 A.M.
Childcare will be available for children age 5 and under! Let Pastor Jeffrey know if you will be using childcare: (847) 999-9403.

Spiritual Eldering: “From Age-ing to Sage-ing”
Sunday Morning Spiritual Enrichment, March 17 and 24
 
Sunday morning Spiritual Enrichment explores spiritual eldering on March 17 and 24, facilitated by guest presenter Caryl Pripusich.
 
Spiritual Eldering is a way to live with wisdom and use one’s life experience to learn about one’s legacy, mentor others, and build strong communities. The term is used by the multifaith Spiritual Eldering Institute to denote a focus in later life on spiritual growth, interpersonal relationships, communication, and service. Spiritual Eldering is dedicated to the spiritual dimensions of conscious living as expressed in the work of the movement’s founder, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014), who wrote, “My work has been to take people from age-ing to sage-ing, helping people become wise, do wisdom work, and become elders and not just old folks.” 
 
Caryl Pripusich is a licensed clinical social worker with certification in hospice and palliative care.  In 2017 she became a Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) and a member of Sage-ing International. She presents workshops on the Art of Aging to help people discern issues of aging and face their fears and worries. Caryl lives in Chicago.
      Adult Service Trip Opportunities     
UPDATED INFORMATION

WCC has been invited to join Congregation Hakafa on two trips to care for our neighbors. 

April 7-14: Service trip to Las Marias, Puerto Rico, to rebuild houses damaged by the hurricane. The work will be organized and supervised by a chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Housing and food will be provided by a community organization. Costs per traveler are expected to approximately $500.
Commitments to this trip must be made soon. If you are interested in more information, please contact Steve Huels.

May 19-25 (Revised Dates): Service trip to Brownsville, TX, to aid migrants. Services will include providing meals and transportation to migrants in Brownsville and distributing supplies to migrants on the border. Costs per traveler are expected to range between $500 - $700.
If you are interested in more information, please contact Mike Meiners.
Sunday Night Supper
March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), 5:00 P.M., Ridgeview Restaurant, Wilmette
Bring a friend!  Call Luretta Spiess to make your reservations.  847-446-4989
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/FYLCJv33JEw
Women’s Event: “The Walk of Lent”

On Monday evening, March 18, all women of the church are invited to attend "The Walk of Lent". In the same way the "Hush of Advent" provided framework for reflection as Advent began, we hope that "The Walk of Lent” will create a space for us to meditate on the meaning and purpose of the Lenten journey of reflection, renewal, and preparation.

Join us at 7 P.M. for wine and appetizers, followed by a brief time of reflection and worship in the chapel. In the spirit of the season and the event, we will then walk in silence to Alsdorf where each participant will have the opportunity to walk the labyrinth at their own pace.

For more information, please contact Pastor Sarah 
All men are invited to join on This Friday, March 15, 5:30-7:00 P.M., in Tolman Hall. Just bring your favorite brew along with an appetizer or side. A free-will offering is always welcome to help underwrite these festive events. First timer? Just bring yourself to this growing and favorite way for WCC men to socialize in a casual setting.
Join us for wine and appetizers as you view "Revisiting Rockwell"
by artist and photographer

MAGGIE MEINERS

Saturday, March 16, 4-6pm

During "Artist Talk" at 5 P.M., you will hear from Maggie what drew her to revisiting several of Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post covers.


I am so happy to be able to share my work in an alternate space to a gallery. Please come by and say hello! -Maggie
A look behind the scenes at the making of Maggie Meiner's final photograph for her series "Revisiting Rockwell"
On Easter Sunday, April 21 our Sanctuary is graced with dozens of Easter plants which have been provided by members and friends at a suggested donation of $40. If you would like to give a plant this year in memory or in honor of a loved one, please send this form with a check to the church office. Please respond by Tuesday, April 7, to be acknowledged in the Easter Bulletin.
WCC Reads – The Language of God
 
Let’s read and grow together! 

During Lent, the entire congregation is invited to read Francis Collins’s The Language of God (Free Press, 2006), an argument by one of the world’s best-known scientists for the compatibility of science and religion, and the possibility of faith for thinking people. Collins, who led the Human Genome Project and is director of the National Institutes of Health, grew up in an agnostic household, embraced atheism in his student years, but came to faith through his work as a geneticist and upon reading Christian writers such as C.S. Lewis. 

The Language of God tells this story, and offers Collins’s take on the relationship between science and religion, the spiritual lessons of the human genome project, and perennial spiritual questions about who God is, why a good God would allow suffering, what miracles are, and the origins of the universe and life on earth.

All are invited to read the book. On four Wednesdays during Lent (March 13, 20, 27, and April 3) we will gather in the Centennial Room in the afternoon and evening to discuss the book. Afternoon sessions are 1:00-2:15, and evening sessions are 7:00-8:15. Each evening session will follow the content of that day’s afternoon session.

Pastor Jeffrey will lead the conversations. The first session on March 13 will cover the Introduction and Part One, “The Chasm Between Science and Faith.” Participate as your schedule allows; you do not have to be present each week. To better suit your schedule, you may attend some weeks in the afternoon and other weeks in the evening. Or, if you can’t attend the discussions, read the book anyway! Obtain your copy as you wish.    

No previous experience or knowledge in science or theology needed! 
Questions, contact Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 4:00 P.M. at WCC to cook for the dinner in Uptown. This is a wonderful way to contribute if you are not able to help serve. Any age helpers are welcome! Please let Joanne Baker or Jane Huels know if you would like to help.
 
April 28, after church we will gather to assemble hygiene kits for the homeless, to be distributed through Night Ministry
 
 
Shopping Cart Collections
 
February 10-March 17 Nonperishable after school snacks ( granola bars, Rice Krispie treats, etc) for AYS
 
March 14- April 21 travel size toiletries for Night Ministry
Did you know that the WCC Rummage Sale donates to a number of nonprofits agencies? WCC Rummage/Benevolence has created a profile of the month for 12 of the agencies receiving grants. We want to share with everyone how Rummage turns donor’s gifts into support for so many agencies.
The Night Ministry was begun in 1976 when a diverse coalition of North Side congregations hired Reverend Tom Behrens to reach out to people where they gather at night in response to isolation, despair, and homelessness among individuals on the streets. Tom’s first office was the trunk of his car in Lakeview.  
The Mission of this organization is, “The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. We accept individuals as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional, and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity.”

The Night Ministry brings medical care, HIV testing and referrals to the homeless and medically vulnerable in 7 neighborhoods across Chicago in two ways: via a 38 foot beautifully designed health outreach bus, or on foot. The bus carries a case worker, nurse, outreach workers and volunteers to provide free basic medical care to locations where services are needed most.  On foot, they launched the Street Medicine Pilot Project to serve the hardest-to-reach homeless individuals in encampments across Chicago.

The Night Ministry also includes five Youth Housing Programs: 
  • RAPPP is the Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting Program providing housing, parenting & independent living skills for young moms 14 through 21 and their children.  
  • STEPS (Successful Transitions Effectively Preparing for Self-Sufficiency) is a transitional living program which offers up to two years of housing and intensive life skills coaching for 18 through 22 year olds.  All residents must either have or be pursuing a high school diploma or a GED.
  • The Crib provides young adults ages 18 through 24 with safe and supportive overnight emergency shelter, as well as life and leadership development skills.
  • The Interim Housing Program offers youth (men, women and transgender) ages 14 through 21 and their children safe and nurturing short-term housing in an environment that fosters stability, responsibility, and independent living skills.
  • Phoenix Hall serves North Lawndale College Prep High School students experiencing homelessness and housing instability by providing safe, stable housing and support for the achievement of their educational goals.   
The WCC Woman’s Society Benevolence Committee has been supporting The Night Ministry for approximately 21 years.

For more information the link to The Night Ministry’s website is: https://www.thenightministry.org
The Green Team is hosting the Spiritual Enrichment sessions listed below.
We hope to see many people there for some “spirited” discussions about sustainability!
  • April 7 – Rev. John Lionberger, author, Renewal in the Wilderness
  • April 14 – Spirituality and the Environment; Laudato Si, “On Care for Our Common Home,” 2015 papal encyclical on the environment   
  • April 28 – Spirituality and the Environment; Water Preservation; Guest: Faith in Place 
  • May 5 – Spirituality and the Environment; Water Preservation; Guest: Faith in Place  
  • May 12 – Spirituality and the Environment
Choristers Grace Wipfli (soprano) and Kandise LeBlanc (alto) are performing with the Northwestern Bienen Contemporary Ensemble this Friday, March 15, 7:00 P.M. at Galvin Recital Hall featuring new works of Northwestern composers. The concert is free of charge.
North Shore Exploring Grief Group
Meets Every Other Thursday 7PM - 8:30PM
March 7 - June 13

Are you or someone you know grieving the loss of a family member, partner, or friend? If so, find comfort in Samaritan Counseling Center’s North Shore Exploring Grief Group. This program is offered in an 8week session. Three area congregations are supporting this community program, making it available at no charge to participants. Our Exploring Grief Group provides a confidential, educational, and nonjudgmental environment. It encourages attendees to come to terms with the tremendous loss they are experiencing and continue to find meaning in their lives. This group is led by Joellen Hosler, PhD, M.Div., LCPC, who has extensive experience counseling people in areas including grief and loss. Location: Winnetka Congregational Church To register for this 8-week session, please contact Joellen at 847-446-6955, ext. 19 or jhosler@northshoresamaritan.org.

Sponsored by Christ Church Winnetka,Kenilworth Union Church, Winnetka Congregational Church
Planned Giving TAX Information
 
Planned Giving Tax Information: We wish to remind everyone over the age of 70 ½ who owns an IRA that you can make tax-free transfers of up to $100,000 to one or more charities in any given year. This amount also counts toward your required minimum distribution and can be a very tax-effective method of satisfying one’s charitable intentions. Please remember that to do this one must authorize the IRA administrator to make the distribution, i.e. the distribution must come directly from the IRA to the charity. Also, while the best time for setting up and funding a donor advised fund (DAF) for most folks would have been before the end of 2017, it still provides an opportunity to immediately recognize the aggregate tax benefits of present and future charitable giving. Setting up a DAF is a relatively easy and straightforward process, it gives you the ability to get the same sort of tax benefit realized from bunching deductions without disrupting your normal charitable giving pattern. The Planned Giving Gift Letter is available on the wcc-joinus.org website under the Giving tab. Please contact Clyde McGregor or Paul Van Zuiden if you have questions. 
Looking For Opportunities in Worship?
We would love to have you!​
Scripture Readers
Call to Discipleship Leaders
Ushers and Greeters

Sunday mornings at 10 A.M.?

Acolytes - An opportunity for your child to get through a service of worship in a different way. 

Each Sunday, two of our 5th-8th graders serve as acolytes during our morning worship service. Acolytes bring the light of Christ into the sanctuary at the beginning of worship, reminding people that Christ (the light of the world) is in our midst. At the end of the service, acolytes retrieve the light and take it out of the sanctuary, reminding us that God goes before us into the world.

Those of us on staff have heard so many positive comments from people about how meaningful they find the entrance and exit of the light each Sunday and how appreciative they are to have youth as leaders in worship! 

Opportunity 1: ACOLYTE (5th - 8th Graders) | SIGN UP HERE!

Scripture Lay Reader read one of the Scripture passages during morning worship. A copy of the reading will be emailed to you on Thursday and a copy will be on the lectern on Sunday mornings.

Opportunity 2: LAY READER (Adults, Youth) | SIGN UP HERE!

The Call to Discipleship Leader leads the congregation through responsive prayer. We would love having youth lead us in the Call to Discipleship each week but we don't limit this function to the youth only. Anybody can volunteer.
Opportunity 3: CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP LEADER (Youth) | SIGN UP HERE!

Greeters provide a friendly, helpful beginning to the worshiper’s experience. Greeters welcome people as they enter the building and are there to answer questions and provide directions. As Greeters, you are the first faces and impressions that visitors have when entering WCC.

Ushers are present to foster an atmosphere of friendship and provide structure to the service by welcoming and (if requested) seating members and guests. For some worshipers, an usher is the first person they meet as they enter the Church. All worshipers should feel that we are pleased to see them. Ushers greet everyone and welcome them, providing them with a program/bulletin and any other materials. Ushers also pass offering plates during the service.

Opportunity 4: GREETER / USHER | SIGN UP HERE!

If you have any questions or need help with signing up contact
Dawn HuntsmanAdministrative Assistant, at (847) 441-3400
Are you interested in membership at WCC? Would you like to know more about the church and its ministry? If you have questions about membership contact Elaine Clemens at elaine@wcc-joinus.org
Happy Birthday!

March
15: Virginia Neuckranz, Kristie O'Neill, Sarah Healy
16: Annette Cole
17: Jim DeVries, Clark Wagner, John Davis, Mia Hales
19: Robyn Lindblad, Mimi Trangsrud, Karin Palasz, Matthew McShea
20: Donna McShea, Elizabeth Walther
21: Jack Jadel
22: Thomas Temple
23: Jean Schreiber, James Law, Jack Hales, Graham Gottschild
24: Peggy McNamara, Hilary Gould
25: Ellis Gould, Kylie Alt
26: Peter Cosyns, Harry Grace, Grace Funke
27: Wendy Sherman, Steven Chadwick
28: Heather Crimmins, Ingrid Jansson, Sara Kirkpatrick
29: Mugs Klapperich
30: Bill Moeller, Dawn Huntsman, Mark Dziersk, Maggie McGregor, Eric Underwood, Pete Shellenbarger
31: Michael McNerney, Ned Geraghty
Prayer List

Please keep in mind we update our online Prayer List every Thursday. Each week we email a PRAYER LIST to those among our members who request such a list to know about who to be praying for and with. Our Monday afternoon Prayer Group uses the list to hold these persons listed on the Prayer List in their prayers. You too can pray with and for those persons listed by requesting to add your name to the e-blast Prayer List.

Parish Calendar
Friday, March 15
9:00 AM    Floured Apron    
9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: CR
12:00 PM  Selah Freedom: CR
5:30 PM    Men’s Fellaship: TFH

Saturday, March 16
8:30 AM    Kids Against Hunger Winnetka Community House    
4:00 PM    Art Series Reception for Maggie Meiners: NN

Sunday, March 17  | Lent II
Labyrinth Opened 3/17-4/28: AC
8:45 AM    Spiritual Enrichment: CR
9:00 AM    Alleluia Singers: MR
10:00 AM  Worship/Baptism: S
10:15 AM  Church School: EW
11:00 AM  Fellowship: NN
11:30 AM  WCC Singers: MR
4:30 PM    Navigators: Rm 202
4:30 PM    Servants: LL1
5:00 PM    Sunday Night Supper at Ridgeview Restaurant    
6:00 PM    Confirmation Class: LL2

Monday, March 18
9:00 AM    Floured Apron
3:30 PM    Prayer Group: CL
7:00 PM    The Walk of Lent: AC/CR

Tuesday, March 19
9:00 AM    Floured Apron
6:30 PM    Wine, Women & God
7:00 PM    NAMI: Rm 205

Wednesday, March 20
9:00 AM    Floured Apron
1:00 PM    WCC Reads: CR
7:00 PM    WCC Reads: CR

Thursday, March 21
9:00 AM    AA Meeting: TFH
9:00 AM    Floured Apron
6:15 PM    Bell Choir Rehearsal: LL2
7:00 PM    Chancel Choir: MR
7:00 PM    Children & Youth: Rm 205
7:00 PM    Samaritan Grief Group: CR

Friday, March 22
9:00 AM    Floured Apron
9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: Away
11:00 AM    Floured Apron Graduation: CR

Sunday, March 24  | Lent III
8:00 AM    Labyrinth Opened: AC
8:45 AM    Child Care: N
8:45 AM    Spiritual Enrichment: CR
9:00 AM    Alleluia Singers: MR
10:00 AM    Worship: S
10:15 AM    One Room Church School: EW
11:00 AM    Fellowship: NN
11:30 AM    WCC Singers: MR

 
STAFF:
Dawn Huntsman 
Administrative Assistant
847.441.3400
The Rev. Jeffrey D. Braun
Senior Pastor
847.999.9401
The Rev.Sarah A. Lohrbach
Associate Pastor for Children, Family and Youth
847.999.9402
The Rev. Jeffrey L. Phillips
Associate Pastor
847.999.9403
Elaine Clemens
Director of Engagement
847.999.9409
Shelli Brown
Church School Coordinator
847.999.9408
Matthew Hunter
Acting Choirmaster
Jill Hunt
Interim Organist
Josie Santi
Servants Program Leader
Lloyd H Culbertson
Director of Operations
847.999.9404
Waldek A. Ziolkowski
Publisher
847.999.9406
Doug CoulterAccountant
847.999.9405
Paul Allen, Pastor Emeritus
Joseph A. Shank, Pastor Emeritus

Phone: 847.441.3400
 
AMP - Amphitheater
AC - Alsdorf Center
CR - Centennial Room
CL - Conference Library
EW - Education Wing
HH - Harkness House 
JKK - Kindergarten
L - Library
LC - Little Chapel
LL - Lower Level (Youth Rooms)
MR - Music Room
NN - New Narthex
S - Sanctuary
TFH - Tolman Fellowship Hall
WEX - Women's Exchange
WS - Woman's Society
Pastoral Care
A reminder: When you or a loved one is admitted to a hospital or other health care facility, please let your pastors know by phone or email. Due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), such organizations are prohibited from providing confidential information to anyone, including clergy. Contact any of us at 441-3400 or via our emails.

 Jeffrey D. Braun | Jeffrey L. Phillips | Sarah Lohrbach
725 Pine Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
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