Upcoming Special Events 2018:   

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY Our Prayer Shawl Ministry invites all knitters and those who crochet, to join us in making prayer shawls for our Pastoral Care Committee and for the Delaware Memorial Hospital Breast Cancer unit.  Cold weather days and long nights are the perfect time to pick up your knitting needles and crochet hooks.  Shawls are blessed by Mother Nancy before being given to recipients. If you are in need of a pattern to use or have other questions, contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116.

ADULT FORUM All adults are invited to participate in Adult Forum that follows our 10am worship service each Sunday and meet in St. Joseph’s Hall.  Upcoming topics:

Feb. 18 – Bible Sermon and Discussion

Feb. 25 -  Bible Sermon and Discussion

2018 LENTEN PROGRAM  Mother Nancy and Holly Cunningham will lead a Lenten Program Forgiveness – A Lenten Study, by Marjorie J. Thompson on Wednesdays, Feb. 21 & 28, March 7 & 14.  The evening begins at 6:00 pm with dinner (provided by Mother Nancy & Holly) followed by discussion and closing with Compline.  Note change in venue – this group will meet in St. Joseph’s Hall.  

2018 LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS  The 2018 Lenten Devotional booklets are available today at both entrances to the church.  We hope this booklet will encourage you to explore more deeply the scriptures and discern what God is calling you to be and do on your spiritual journey.  We thank all those who contributed and shared their thoughts, faith, doubts and experiences.  Special thanks to Holly Cunningham for her time, talent and coordinating efforts.

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE  will meet on Tuesday, February 20, 10 a.m. in the Van Roden Room.

VESTRY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, February 20, at 7pm.  All meetings other than executive sessions are open to parishioners, so please feel free to attend.  Vestry minutes are available in the book rack located in hallway outside side entrance to sanctuary and in the Library.

ST. MARY’S FOOD CUPBOARD Christ Church continues to volunteer packing food at St. Mary’s Food Cupboard in Chester on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.   We meet this month on Wednesday, February 21st from 10:30a.m.-12pm.  If interested or would like more information, please contact Diana Buckley-Motley at 610-565-0169. 

AID FOR FRIENDS  Due to kitchen renovations, there is no Aid for Friends cooking this month. We will resume regular scheduled cooking in March.

INTERFAITH SEDER - Sunday March 18, 2018- 4:30 to 7:30 pm

 

Mark your calendars for our 9th annual Interfaith Seder, with Christ Episcopal Church and Congregation Ohev Shalom.  This year, we will be focusing our texts, discussions, songs, symbols, and even foods around the theme of inclusion and exclusion.  How do we, as Jews and as Christians, welcome The Other? What are barriers to inclusion and acceptance?  How can we be free to express our beliefs, be respectful of differences, and break bread – or matza—together?  Come join the discussion!  Space is limited – you must register by March 5 by emailing Pat Rizzo at patricia.l.rizzo@gmail.com or sign up on the parish bulletin board and let us know that you are coming, and what you will be bringing to our vegetarian potluck meal.