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MESSENGER
Winnetka Congregational Church
February 29, 2020
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our church environment, we replaced the wrought iron railing at the top of the Tolman stairs this week.
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Budget Meeting | March 8
Labyrinths for Lenten Journey
Pastoral Care: The Leonard Family
A Lenten Gathering for Women | March 9
Woman's Society - Event | March 4
LAY MINISTRY
Designer Sale | April 21-23
The Doctor is In
"White Fragility" by R. DiAngelo | March 16
Silent Auction and Mission Stock
Spiritual Enrichment:
 - March, Lent 2020

WCC Reads: Holy Envy
March Cart Collection: Asian Youth Services
Green Team 
Video-Worship Service | Feb 23
Inclusion Statement 
Rummage Supports: Deborah's Place
Church Hours
Opportunities to Serve in Worship
Happy Birthday
Prayer List
Parish Calendar
WCC Staff

EASTER FLOWER FORM
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A Meeting of the Congregation
to approve the 2020 Budget is called for

Sunday, March 8th at 11 A.M. in the Sanctuary.

All are urged to attend this important gathering in the life of our church.
Extended childcare will be available.

Jullie McConnell,
Clerk of the Congregation

This Saturday!
Build It and You Will Come!
Labyrinths to Enrich Lenten Journey
 
Two labyrinths - one large and one small - are being placed on the floor of Alsdorf Activities Center on Saturday, February 29, 10:00 A.M.-Noon. They will be available for use from Sunday, March 1, through Monday, April 13. 
 
We need your help to put them down. We will provide all the materials and instructions. Can you assist? It’s fun and educational.  Just show up. Dress comfortably. 
 
What’s a labyrinth?
 
In the medieval era, Christians who could not undertake a pilgrimage to the Holy Land might visit a cathedral where they would find embedded in the floor an intricate series of circular paths 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. 
 
Many thanks to JS Hedegard for serving as our labyrinth project manager again this year.    
 
Questions? Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403
March 8
End of Daylight Savings Time
Spring forward
Journey to Jerusalem
A Lenten Gathering for Women

March 9, 2020 from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M.
 
Please join us for a time of quiet conversation, contemplative prayer, and a labyrinth walk on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M.
 
Our evening will begin with fellowship and light refreshments in the Centennial Room, followed by a time of reflection and worship in the chapel.  We will then walk in silence, each at our own pace, as we discover the contemplative and centering experience of the labyrinth. 
 
All are welcome. Everyone; please bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends to walk with the women of WCC as we journey to Jerusalem. 
 
For further information, please contact Pastor Sarah or Elaine Harrison, 847.999.9409
Pastoral Care Update: The Leonard Family
 
In December 2018 our dear friend and fellow church member Tom Leonard was diagnosed with ALS, a progressive disease with a poor prognosis. Tom is functioning well enough to be with us in worship and at other church activities, but his condition has made it necessary for him to stop working. This situation has put a financial strain on the Leonard family, which includes Tom’s wife Liz and three daughters Jess, Laura, and Maggie.
 
After researching all other options regarding financial assistance, Jess Leonard, on behalf of the family, has set up a GoFundMe page. She has written a lovely statement about her dad and the family’s situation. The page name is “Tom Leonard’s ALS Support Fund.” Here is the link.
 
This is not a church project, nor is the church receiving funds or setting up a fund for the Leonards. Out of our deep love for Tom and the Leonard family, we want you to know about this opportunity to support a fellow church member if you are inclined to do so. We didn’t want this project to exist without your knowledge.
 
As time goes on, we will let you know how things are going with Tom and family, and how you can assist.  For now, continue to hold the Leonards in prayer, and reach out to them in friendship and compassion.
 
Questions: Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403, jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org.
Woman’s Society - Wednesday, March 4 
10:30A.M. in Centennial Room

We will write notes to our WCC Servants and adult Faith Guides who will be traveling to Puerto Rico on a mission trip over Spring Break.  Also, if we get the list of toiletries that are needed for the hygiene kits that the servants will be assembling for the trip, I will let you know and hopefully, we could provide some of the items.

These two small efforts will be so meaningful to the young people and the adults traveling with them. They will let them know that other members of WCC are supporting them and wish them a safe journey while doing the work Jesus asks us to do.
 
11:30 A.M. Lunch in Tolman Hall

RSVP to Fleury Linn by email: flinn1228@aol.com or phone 847-715-9288   The cost of the lunch is $15
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in attending WCC Reads at 1 P.M., lunch will be over in time for you to attend.
 
I hope to see you on Wednesday, March 4,
 
Fleury
A Message from the WCC Nominating Committee…
 
Right now is a great time to get more involved at WCC.  We are looking for people to fill several leadership and committee positions.  If you are looking for a way to learn more about how the church operates and want to meet more fellow parishioners, please view the list of available positions and think of how you can share your talents.  Don’t wait for us to call you!  Please reach out to a member of the Nominating Committee and we will help find the right spot for you. Thank you from the Nominating Committee.

Julie McConnell  |  Tom Temple  |  Ingrid Anderson Grace  |  Bruce Kelly  |  Brad Page  |  Shari Felty
Lay Ministry
 
                                                               1st Term Started |  Term Length
Executive
  Chair Christy Shellenbarger 2020  
  Vice-Chair OPEN 2020 4 yr term
  Clerk Julie McConnell 2019  
  Treasurer OPEN 2020 2 yr term
         

Worship Group
  Councilors Steve Dyer 2018  
    OPEN   1 or 2 yr term
         
  Liturgics OPEN   1 or 2 yr term
    JoAnne Brown 2016  
    Tom Evans 2014  
         
  Music Kathryn Raysses 2018  
    Eileen Baumgarten 2018  
         
  Design Jill Olson 2015  
    Nicole Jakob 2018  
  Flower Donors OPEN   2 yr term
         

Education Group
  Councilors Susan Snyder 2018  
    Cristina Chung 2019  
         
  Youth Heather Smith 2015  
    Susan Brewster 2018  
    Katie Shook 2018  
         
  Spiritual Enrichment Mel Schwartz 2018  
    Paul Van Zuiden 2018  
         
         

Outreach Group
  Councilors OPEN   2 yr term
    Jane Huels 2019  
         
  Mission Doing OPEN   1 yr term
    OPEN   2 yr term
    Anne Kelly 2019  
    Joanne Baker 2018  
         
  Mission Giving Doug Crimmins 2017  
    Ray Gillette 2018  
         
  Interfaith Junia Hedberg 2015  
    Bob Hastings 2015  
    Carol Jansson 2017  
    Jan Smith 2018  
    Cynthia Churchwell 2019  
    OPEN   2 yr term
    OPEN   2 yr term
         
  Centennial Loans Will Herst 2019  
    Carla Vorhees 2018  
         
  Green Team Liz Kunkle 2019  
    Steve Huels 2019  
         
  Rummage/ Benevolence Eileen Baumgarten 2019  
    Jane Huels 2019  
    Carolyn Kenly 2019  
    Julie McConnell 2019  
         

Nurture Group
  Councilors Julie Eldring 2019  
    Elsa DeJaegher 2016  
         
  Care and Calling OPEN   2 yr term
    Sally Sprowl 2017  
    Andrea Anderson 2019  
         
  Fellowship Meredith Rajan 2019 2 yr term
    Julie Johnson 2019  
    Judy Archambault 2014  
         
  Prospective Members Kelly Anderson 2018  
    Brad McLane 2016  
         
  Woman's Society Fleury Lynn 2019  
         

Support Group
  Councilors Mark Vorhees 2017  
    Sharon King 2016  
         
  Building and Grounds Brad Page 2020 2 yr term
    OPEN   1 or 2 yr term
         
  Financial Management Bob Ebersole 2018  
    Bob Linn 2018  
         
  Human Resources Bob Smith 2018  
    OPEN   1 or 2 yr term
    Steve Huels 2014  
         
  Annual Giving OPEN   2 yr term
    OPEN   1 or 2 yr term
    Tom Temple 2015  
    Tom Churchwell 2018  
         
  Planned Giving OPEN   1 or 2 yr term
    OPEN   1 or 2 yr term
    Paul Van Zuiden 2013  
    Clyde McGregor 2014  
         

Nominating Committee
    OPEN   2 yr term
    OPEN   2 yr term
    Bruce Kelly 2017  
    Julie McConnell 2017  
    Floy Shrage 2018  
    Brad Page 2018  
    Shari Felty 2019  
Dr. Love’s Visit: A Follow-up Opportunity
 
The weekend of February 8-9 brought the Rev. Dr. Velda Love to Winnetka Congregational Church to encourage sacred conversations about race within our congregation. The conversations continue!
 
An author recommended by Dr. Love, Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., will be speaking in Evanston on the topic “White Fragility” Monday, March 16, 7:00-8:30 P.M. in the Evanston Township High School auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. The event is sponsored by Family Action Network and is free to the public. No tickets, no RSVPs; first-come, first-seated!
DiAngelo is affiliate associate professor of education at the University of Washington. In her 2018 New York Times bestselling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, she explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged. This is what Prof. DiAngelo refers to as “white fragility,” a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves, including the outward display of anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.
 
DiAngelo is co-author of Is Everybody Really Equal? and author of the 2012 book, What Does It Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy.
 
Learn more about the March 22 event

Questions: Pastor Jeffrey, (847) 999-9403
March Shopping Cart Collection for:
 
Asian Youth Services
 
WCC will be collecting food items for Asian Youth Services, a recipient of Mission Giving support, until after Spring break. Each afternoon, about 30 children aged 6-18 from the Albany Park neighborhood come to AYS for food, homework help, and safe supervision. In addition, the AYS director often tucks food items into children's backpacks to help them get through their school days or weekends. Aways openly welcoming any youth in need, AYS primarily serves children of second-generation Southeast Asian refugees and first-generation Hispanic immigrant families.
 
At present, AYS would appreciate donations of the following items:
 
Single Serve items:
Kraft Mac & Cheese in a cup
Chicken Raman Noddles
Dried fruit snacks
Juice boxes
Ravioli in a cup
Spaghettios
Chicken Noodle soup or any kinds of soup with the pull-off tops
Poptarts
Granola Bars
Breakfast cereal
Pretzels
Graham Crackers
Cookies
Chips
 
Other helpful items:
Paper towels
Toilet Paper
Paper plates
Forks/spoons
 
For more information about AYS, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=62&v=zFroWObejfU&feature=emb_logo
Thank you WCC for being such a giving church!
MISSION TRIP SILENT AUCTION
LOOKING FOR GOOD STUFF!
 
On Sunday, March 1st, we will hold our “almost annual” Silent Auction to raise funds for church Mission Trips. This year, fundraising will support BOTH the Servants Mission Trip to Puerto Rico over spring break in March, and also the Adult Multi-faith Mission Trip to the Texas/Mexico Border in February.

We are looking for "GOOD STUFF” to sell at the auction. Please consider donating, or help us by soliciting a local merchant.  We are hoping for fun, exciting, adventurous, attractive, delicious items in these categories: 
            - Sports tickets
            - Golf outings
            - Wine & Bar
            - Travel
            - Parties/Restaurants
            - Concerts/Theatre
            - Teens/Kids
            - Fitness/Beauty
            - Home/Garden
            - Photography

As always, our high school Servants will be donating unique offerings of their time & talents. Feel free to get together with church friends for a “combined” donation … maybe some wine bottles, a Ravinia concert, etc. 
 
Please click here to SIGNUP and/or peek at the list of donations so far:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0945aead2ea3fc1-mission2
Questions? Contact anyone on the Auction Team:
Annette Cole, Jennifer Stricklin, Susan Snyder, Susan Temple, & Pastor Sarah
 

Mission Stock

Thank you for your interest in purchasing Mission Stock to support our Servants on their 2020 Mission Trip. We have a total of 19 youth and 5 adults headed to Puerto Rico in March for a weeklong mission trip. If you would like to invest in our youth and purchase stock, please fill out the form below and either mail it to the address listed, or scan and email it to Pastor Sarah (sarah.lohrbach@wcc-joinus.org). We ask for your name and address so that we can send you your Stock Certificate and also a post card from Puerto Rico!
 
To make your payment, you can either mail a check along with your form to the church, or you can pay online with a credit card or ACH payment using the form at the bottom of this page (make sure you select “Servants Mission Stock” for the fund). Please be sure to send us your Order Form regardless of how you pay.
 
Thanks for your support of our 2020 Servants Mission Trip Team!

To make a payment online, please click here.
Wednesday, March 11, The Sultan and the Saint. During the Crusades, two men of faith, Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, buck a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in search of peace. The film inspires solutions for the negative atmosphere we find ourselves in today.
Thursday, April 16, GameChangers. Sports, race, and culture come together in this story of the 1965 and ’66 basketball games between New Trier and Marshall high schools as they battle for the chance to compete in the state finals. Fifty years later, rival players come together to shed new light on old memories.
“Five Films, One Focus: What Connects Us?” - documentaries that explore living in relationship and solidarity with neighbors, society, and the planet itself.
All films are free of charge. Invite friends and neighbors.
Do you feel like: 
Reading Scripture or Greet the Worshippers on Sunday mornings at 10?
We would love to have you. Sign up with this link
Worship service, Sunday, February 23 | New Members Sunday 
Looking Up by the Rev. Jeffrey Braun
 
enriching minds, expanding faith, transforming hearts
 
Spiritual Enrichment
Spiritual Enrichment Sunday sessions happen in the Centennial Room, with refreshments at 8:30 A.M. and program at 8:45.  We conclude at 9:45. Childcare provided! Questions: Pastor Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 999-9403 or jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org.

We are happy to offer childcare for children of all ages during Sunday morning Spiritual Enrichment on an as-needed basis
If you need childcare from 8:30-9:45 on Sunday, please call or text Shelli Brown at (312) 543-2357 no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday.
March – Lent 2020
 
Sunday, March 1, experiencing the labyrinths.  Spiritual Enrichment meets today in Alsdorf Activities Center at the usual time – 8:30 gather with refreshments, 8:45 start, 9:45 end.  We open our hearts to the Holy through slow, purposeful walking.  For those who cannot walk the labyrinths, finger labyrinths will be available.  Or just come to sit and be. 
 
March 8, 15, 22spiritual journeys.  Three individuals will share their personal stories of faith – where they started in their relationship with the Holy, twists and turns along the way, where they are now, and what the path ahead looks like.
 
March 8 – Asif Masmood, member of the Muslim Community Center in Morton Grove and friend of WCC through his participation in the interfaith work trips to Houston and the U.S.-Mexico border.
 
March 15 – Rev. Sarah Lohrbach, associate pastor for children, family, and youth.
 
March 22 – Sam Fifer, former member of Winnetka Congregational Church    
 
March 29understanding our conservative Christian brothers, sisters, and friends.  Our Spiritual Enrichment theme for this year is “Seeing Life Through Others’ Eyes.”  We may think we understand evangelical Christians, but how deep and accurate is our understanding? Rev. Marshall Brown, senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church of the Northshore, located in Winnetka, will be our guest.
 
Except for March 1, Spiritual Enrichment Sunday sessions happen in the Centennial Room, starting at 8:30. If you need childcare during that time, call or text Shelli Brown at (312) 543-2357 no later than 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before. If you would like to receive regular email updates about Spiritual Enrichment activities, let Pastor Jeffrey know: (847) 999-9403 or jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org.
Lent is a time to deepen our faith and grow with others on the spiritual path.  Join us in our all-church book read this Lent – Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor.

Brown, renowned Christian preacher and author of the best-selling spiritual reflections An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark, recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching world religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia.

The title comes from the late Swedish Lutheran Bishop and professor at Harvard Divinity School Krister Stendahl, who advised: “When trying to understand another religion, you should ask the adherents of that religion and not its enemies.  Don’t compare your best to their worst.  Leave room for holy envy.”
We will discuss the book on the four Wednesdays in March (4, 11, 18, and 25) from 1:00-2:15 p.m. in the Centennial Room.  Participate as your schedule allows; you do not have to be present each week.  If you can’t attend the discussions, read the book on your own!  On March 4, we will discuss the introduction and first three chapters (through page 60), using this guide: https://barbarabrowntaylor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/HolyEnvy_SGG_4p.pdf.

Obtain your copy as you wish. Copies are available at The Book Stall in downtown Winnetka.    

Questions, contact Pastor Jeffrey Phillips: jeffrey.phillips@wcc-joinus.org, (847) 999-9403.
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.
Since 1985, Deborah’s Place has provided compassionate care to women experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Deborah’s Place was founded by a group of women who believed they could make a difference for women who are homeless. From humble beginnings as a volunteer-run program in a church gym, Deborah’s Place grew first to transitional housing and then to permanent supportive housing. Over time, we developed wrap-around services to complement our housing programs – job readiness training, tutoring and education assistance, health services, case management, counseling and numerous social and life skills activities.  After more than 30 years, Deborah’s Place has helped over 4,000 women move from homeless to housed,from surviving to living. 

Housing Services 

Permanent Housing Programs 
Deborah’s Place offers permanent supportive housing for women in three locations. Participants have private residences, sign leases and pay rent based on income, although rent can be waived in cases where a resident has no income. Unlike shelters, there is no time limit for length of residency in these programs as long as a participant still qualifies for services. Locations: East Garfield Park and Old Town. Staffed 24hrs/7 days week. 

Safe Haven Housing 
Dolores’s Safe Haven in Old Town provides a safe and supportive environment for fifteen women with severe mental illness who have been chronically homeless. These women are considered the hardest to house. Staff reach out and engage women to offer services that result in stable housing and increased quality of life. 

Community Based Housing Programs 
Not all women at Deborah’s Place live in one of the three program sites; many live in their own independent apartments in the community. Deborah’s Place partners with private landlords across the city to provide housing to women coming directly from the street or shelter. We then provide ongoing case management to help them set and achieve their own self-determined goals. 

Support Services 

All Deborah’s Place participants have access to support services designed to meet the diverse needs of women who have experienced homelessness. These services offer different pathways to stability, independence and opportunities for a better quality of life.

Comprehensive Case Management: Case managers assist women in meeting their goals. 
Health Services: Crisis management, health education and referrals, medical/dental assistance.
Employment and Education Services: GED tutoring, computer training, budgeting and life skills.
Therapeutic Services: Counseling, crisis intervention, and art therapy.
Alumnae Services:  On-going assistance in case management, peer support, group gatherings. 
       
    
The WCC Women’s Society Benevolence Committee has been supporting Deborah’s Place for 20 yrs.
 
For more information, the link to Deborah’s Place website is: https://www.deborahsplace.org 
Church Hours - Automatic Locking & Unlocking of Doors
Please note new church season hours for the automatic locking and unlocking of the main entry doors to the church.Both the Helms Lobby door and the Pine St. door will operate automatically as follows:
                                                Unlock        Lock
Monday – Wednesday       8 AM           6 PM
Thursday                               8 AM           9 PM
Friday                                    8 AM           3 PM
Saturday (Helms only)       8 AM           2 PM
Sunday                                   7 AM           2 PM
                                                4 AM           8 PM
If you need to gain entry to the church during hours when the doors are locked and you do not have a PIN Code with proper permissions, you may contact Lloyd Culbertson in the Business Office to make the necessary arrangements.
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, socio-economic or marital status, education, nationality, or cultural background, physical or cognitive ability. 

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.
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!

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
Happy Birthday!
 

February
28: Harris Jackson, Lisa Ebersole, Daniel Malan
29: Alice Kepler, Reese Lavin


March
1: James Miller, Neva Egan, Deborah Herst, Taft Lewis
2: Susan Wellington, Robert Kyle, Jack Leadholm
4: Nancy Fox, Susan Gillette
5: Janet Smith, Mack Reynolds, Jennifer McCarty, Jeff Braun, Ali Meyers, Erin Law
6: Bill Seymour, Connie Casey
7: Kristin Struckman, Marisa Mulvaney, Ruby Greene, Jonah Wentz
8: Jane Brower, Judy Blunck, Kara Struckman, Ryan Struckman
9: Bob Hastings, Philip Carlson, Martha Gillis, Beth Dustman
10: Russell Bartz
11: Thomas Law
12: Faith Bugel, Casey Santi, Evan Mueller
13: Sarah Woodburn, Chris Blum, Maggie Leonard
14: William McCarty, Susan Gould, Oliver Chung
15: Virginia Neuckranz, Kristie O'Neill, Sarah Healy
16: Annette Cole
17: 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, Eric Underwood, Peter Shellenbarger
31: Michael McNerney, Nelson Geraghty

 
Prayer List
Prayer Requests can be submitted during worship on the orange cards found in the pews. If you would like the concern to be shared with the pastors only, mark the box next to, “Please do not share my request.”  If that box is not checked, the request will be shared with the pastors and the Prayer Ministry that meets every Monday at 3:30 P.M. It will also be included in the weekly Prayer List. Of course, you are invited to contact Pastor Jeff, Pastor Sarah, or Pastor Jeffrey anytime to share a joy or prayer concern.

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
Thursday, February 27
9:00 AM    AA Meeting: TFH
7:00 PM    Choir Rehearsal: MR

Friday, February 28
9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: CR

Saturday, February 29
8:00 AM    Labyrinth Construction: AC

Sunday, March 1 First Sunday in Lent
8:30 AM    Spiritual Enrichment: CR
9:30 AM    Coffee: NN
10:00 AM    Worship: S
10:15 AM    Church School: EW
11:00 AM    Silent Auction: TFH
11:05 AM    Cherub Choir: JK/K 
11:30 AM    Navigators: Rm202
4:30 PM    Servants: LL1
6:00 PM    Confirmation Class: LL2

Monday, March 2 
3:30 PM    Prayer Group: CL
4:30 PM    A Just Harvest

Tuesday, March 3
7:00 PM    NAMI: Rm207

Wednesday, March 4
10:30 AM    WS Meeting: CR
11:30 AM    WS Luncheon: TFH
1:00 PM    WCC Reads: CR

Thursday, March 5
9:00 AM    AA Meeting: TFH
1:30 PM    WEX Workshop: CR
6:00 PM    Women’s Euchre Night: CR
7:00 PM    Choir Rehearsal: MR
9:00 PM    Choir Social: TFH

Friday, March 6
Confirmation Retreat    starts
9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: CR
6:00 PM    First Friday: CR

    End of Daylight Savings Time
    Spring forward


Sunday, March 8, 2nd Sunday in Lent
8:30 AM    Spiritual Enrichment: CR
9:30 AM    Coffee: NN
10:00 AM  Worship: S
10:15 AM  Church School: EW
11:00 AM  Annual Budget Meeting: S
11:05 AM  Cherub Choir: JK/K 
11:30 AM  Navigators: Rm202
4:30 PM    Servants: LL1

Monday, March 9
3:30 PM    Prayer Group: CL
7:00 PM    Women’s Gathering: LC

Tuesday, March 10
7:00 PM    Council Meeting: CR

Wednesday, March 11
1:00 PM    WCC Reads: CR
6:30 PM    Movie Night: CR

Thursday, March 12
9:00 AM    AA Meeting: TFH
7:00 PM    Choir Rehearsal: MR

Friday, March 13
9:00 AM    Women’s Bible Study: CR
5:00 PM    Men’s FellaShip: TFH
            
Sunday, March 15 3rd Sunday in Lent
8:30 AM    Spiritual Enrichment: CR
9:30 AM    Coffee service (pre-worship): NN
10:00 AM  Worship: S
10:15 AM  Church School: EW
11:00 AM  Fellowship: NN
11:05 AM  Cherub Choir: JK/K 
11:30 AM  Green Team Meeting: CR
11:30 AM  Navigators: Rm202
4:30 PM    Servants: LL1
6:00 PM    Confirmation Class - Faith Statements Due: LL2
            
Monday, March 16
Confirmation Mtgs with Pastors re Faith Statement    
3:30 PM    Prayer Group: CL
            


 
STAFF:
Dawn Huntsman 
Administrative Assistant
847.441.3400
The Rev. Jeffrey D. Braun
Senior Pastor
847.999.9401
c: 203.913.2574
The Rev. Sarah A. Lohrbach
Associate Pastor for Children, Family and Youth
847.999.9402
c: 815.370.0261
The Rev. Jeffrey L. Phillips
Associate Pastor
847.999.9403
c: 847.636.6111
Elaine Harrison
Director of Connections Ministry
847.999-9409
c: 773.808-4202
Shelli Brown
Church School Coordinator
847.999.9408
Matthew Hunter
Director of Music
847-999-9407
Jill Hunt
Organist
Patti Van Cleave
Executive Director of Operations
847.999.9404
Waldek A. Ziolkowski
Publisher
847.999.9406
Maria Sobczak
Accountant
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 - Junior Kindergarten
L - Library
LC - Little Chapel
LL - Lower Level (Youth Rooms)
MR - Music Room
NN - New Narthex
NR - Nursery
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 A. Lohrbach
725 Pine Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
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