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April 14, 2023
Can't worship with us in person this Sunday? View the 10:15 AM Service broadcast on YouTube!
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS “FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH” STUDY   The Young Professionals are kicking off a new Foundations of Faith study to explore the principles of our Christian faith from the ground up. Upcoming sessions are listed below. This will be a great opportunity to explore what we believe and why we believe it! Each session meets on Sunday at 11:30 in the Rector’s Study.     April 16 – April 30
The St. Chrysostom’s Book Club continues to meet both in-person and via Zoom! All are welcome to join. Please contact Anne Brinsmade ([email protected]) for more information.
May 10  Operation Mincemeat  Ben MacIntyre  (Pat White)
Please join us as one of North America’s most dynamic and exciting young organists plays a recital on our splendid Fisk organ. Among the works she will play is the Sonata Eroica by Joseph Jongen – a virtuosic and thrilling 20th century tour de force. Come and hear the organist that Orgue Canada called “a star of the first rank, and an ambassador for the organ”! A gala reception follows the concert. 
“ONE BOOK, ONE DIOCESE” ONLINE DISCUSSIONS APRIL 13 & 25   Please accept the invitation of Bishop Paula Clark, the Peace and Justice Committee, and the Antiracism Commission of the Diocese to participate in two diocesan-wide online discussions as a part of the "One Book, One Diocese" discussion of the book Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter by the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas. They will take place on Zoom from 7 to 9 pm on Zoom on Thursday April 13 and again on Tuesday April 25. The author, the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas will join the April 25 discussion to speak to us about the book.  
Visit https://saintc.org/online-discussions-on-resurrection-hope to register!
Please set aside the date of June 8 for St. Chrysostom’s 130th Anniversary Celebration! The evening cocktail event at the Woman’s Athletic Club, honoring our parish’s 130 years of service to our community and city, will offer an entertaining evening of fellowship, an auction - and a few surprises. Look for the invitation to come with further details.
In the meantime, contributions to the auction are much appreciated: dinners for two or four (or more) at a favorite restaurant, sports or theater tickets, gift baskets, a favorite piece of art, weekends away, or other experiences would all be welcome. Contact Priscilla Whittier [email protected] with your auction donations. St. Chrysostom’s is especially grateful to parishioners Wende and Jim Lawson, our hosts for this special evening.
SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE   In the last two months, your Search Committee has analyzed responses to the congregation-wide survey that was held open in November and December.  Materials from the various small groups of parishioners held in December and January have been compiled. These sources have been the basis for a renewed Parish Profile, just now completed and approved by the Wardens. We have also drafted a document for the Office of Transitional Ministry (OTM), the official job posting to be seen only by eligible candidates.  These draft materials will be sent to the Chicago Diocese for review immediately after Easter.  We hope for a prompt response so that the position of Rector of St. Chrysostom’s, Chicago can be nationally posted with the OTM.  Once it is “live” the position will remain open for 60 days. Shortly thereafter, we hope that the Search Committee will begin to review submissions. We appreciate all the input that so many of you have provided and welcome any questions.
POP-UP BOOK THROUGH THE AGES: WOSC Private Guided Tour Thursday, April 20th
Newberry Library 60 W. Walton   Space is limited - RSVP by 6:00 pm April 18th
We'll meet in the Newberry Library lobby at 4:45 pm to gather for a complimentary guided tour (donations appreciated) from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  After the tour, all are invited to continue the discussion over dinner at LuxBar (split bills) at 18 E. Bellevue Place (reservations made for 6:30 pm).  Please contact Sherri Wick ([email protected]) with questions.
About the exhibit: Featuring books, maps, and ephemera from the Newberry collection, Pop-Up Books through the Ages traces the extensive history of hands-on reading. Tactile, interactive components can be found in everything from a 1489 astronomical calendar and a 1775 battle map to a 1932 edition of Pinocchio. Viewing these different items in one place, visitors will see how the art, science, and business of pop-up books evolved over hundreds of years.
VOLUNTEER AT ST. CHRYSOSTOM’S!   If you'd like to volunteer at St. Chrysostom’s there are many opportunities to get involved! Starting on a Sunday as an usher, Altar Guild, Flower Guild, Hospitality Guild, lector, acolyte, lay eucharistic minister, Sunday School teacher, nursery worker, just contact the parish office or go online: www.saintc.org/ministries to learn more about volunteer service.  We are always looking for new volunteers!

STEWARDSHIP 2023 – The 100% Campaign
The 100% Campaign rolls on!   But time is passing--Easter marks the end of Lent and also the end of our 100% Campaign--and Easter will be here before we know it.  There isn't much time left to demonstrate what St. Chrysostom's means to you by making a 2023 Pledge as part of our 100% Campaign.   We know our very special community here can achieve 100% 2023 Pledge participation, but we need your help to get there!

If you haven't already, we hope you will make your pledge today at https://onrealm.org/SaintC/-/form/pledge/23pledge, or by simply emailing our Director of Operations, Tim Crum, at [email protected] If you are interested in learning a little more about what a pledge is and what the money goes towards, please see this brochure here: https://saintc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Stewardship-Brochure-2023.pdf.

We will be putting the names of all those who make a 2023 pledge on the church website here: https://saintc.org/giving/. Thank you! Each and every pledge, of whatever amount you feel able to contribute, is cherished here at St. Chrys—just as each and every member of our community is cherished.   And each and every pledge furthers the aims of the 100% Campaign, by emphasizing your commitment to membership in our congregation and in our community.

There is no right or wrong way to come up with an annual pledge amount. The Episcopal Church encourages people to “strive to tithe,” which means identifying a percentage of your household income to give to the work of God through your church, working incrementally year to year toward the Biblical standard of ten percent. The average 2022 pledge was $4,887. Helpful questions to ask yourself include, “What is my annual gift as a percentage of my income—and does this reflect my gratitude for God’s generosity in my life?”; “Do I feel good about my annual gift?”; and “Does my annual gift reflect the importance of St. Chrysostom’s for my life?”

To those who have already made your pledge for 2023, thank you!

REFUGEE SUPPORT “I was a stranger and ye took me in”    Refugees and asylum seekers arriving in sanctuary cities such as Chicago are in urgent need of welcome in the form of new or gently used clothing, including new adult and children’s underwear, warm winter items, hygiene-kit items and toiletries, and baby care supplies. They also need short- and long-term housing. If you can contribute donations, please bring them to the St. Chrysostom’s office. For questions or more details, or to make financial contributions, please contact Priscilla Read at [email protected]. If you can help locate lodging, please contact the Rev. Sandra Castillo, Diocesan Sanctuary Task Force Chair, at [email protected] or 773.899.3579.
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