All of our regular Sunday worship services are Eucharistic, where Communion is offered. All are invited to receive the consecrated bread and wine, including small children. (Gluten free communion wafers are always available.) If for any reason you would prefer not to receive Communion, you are welcome to approach the altar rail and place your arms across your chest to indicate you would like to receive a Blessing.
Sundays at Christ Church – 784 Sheridan, Winnetka, IL
8:00AM Holy Eucharist
A faithful core of parishioners attends this service, which is perfect for those who prefer the quiet spirituality of this earlier morning service.
Our Church Nursery is staffed by three professional childcare providers and is open during Sunday morning services and any special events requiring childcare.
9:30AM Choral Holy Eucharist with Organ and Choir
This large, family service has the same excellence in preaching as the earlier Sunday service with the addition of remarkable music. Small children ages 3 through 2nd grade attend Church School during the first half of the Service, joining their parents in the pews at the Peace. All children and adults are invited to attend age-appropriate Christian Formation offerings from 10:45 – 11:30AM.
Are you wondering which of our Christmas Eve services to come to? To help you decide, here is a brief description of each one.
11:00AM New this year, this service will be similar to our 3:00PM service but a bit shorter. The congregation will sing the same familiar carols, but accompanied by piano rather than organ. Children will be invited to participate in the homily around the creche. If you are bringing babies and toddlers, just bring them on in so we can all worship together, as we will not have childcare at this service.
3:00PM Holy Eucharist with carols accompanied by organ. As at the 11:00AM, children will be invited to participate in the homily and around the creche. Childcare is offered in the Nursery. This service is one hour in length.
8:00PM Holy Eucharist with full choir, strings, and organ. Music will include Christmas carols, traditional descants, and choral anthems. A new piece composed by Organist and Choirmaster Richard Clemmitt also will be included. The congregation is invited to arrive at 7:30 for caroling together before the service starts.
11:00PM Holy Eucharist with full choir, organ, and strings. Although similar to our 8:00 p.m. service, this service has the added excitement and tradition of concluding at midnight, just as Christmas Day is beginning. The singing of “Silent Night” at that moment is especially beautiful! The congregation is invited to arrive at 10:30 for caroling together in the church before the service starts.
Note: No Morning Eucharist on Wednesday, December 25
Taizé: 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 violin and keyboard. We’ll be holding Taizé services this coming season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: December 8, January 12, February 9, March 8, May 10. (Taizé will not be held on April 12 – Easter Sunday)
Evensong: TBA. Traditional evening choral service followed by a festive dinner.