Holy Eucharist Rite I service is held at 8 AM and the Holy Eucharist Rite II service is held at 10 AM. Children ages 3-5th grade are welcome to attend our Church School classes that follow the 10 AM worship service. Older children may enroll in our LOGOS curriculum program.  



Note: Beginning January 12, 2017 the Midweek service will no longer be held on Monday at 7 am. Instead, it will be now be held on Thursday at 7 am.


  • Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 
  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon in the Chapel.    
  • Each Thursday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.


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Directions to Christ Church


Thursday, February 16--Taize Service at Trinity Church Swarthmore at 7:15 PM

LOGOS Lock-In event begining on February 17 at 6 PM.

Monday, February 20--Christ Church Women's Group Potluck Supper event. Historian and author Robyn Young wil be our guest speaker. Event begins at 6:30 PM.

February 19, 2017

Whether you are visiting us for the first time, searching for a faith community, a member herealready, or you’re returning after a time away from the Church, we extend to you a warm welcome.  We invite you to fill out a visitor brochure found in the pews and let us know how we can help you feel at home.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST – (friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners) 

Michael, Mary Ellen, Peggy, Miriam, Tom, Jenny, Trent, Carol, Doug, Sylvia, Brian, Elizabeth, Nancy, Mary, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica, Brian, Colin


BIRTHDAYS:  Jan Ross, Jean Donaphon, Patrick Pannah, Jr., Jennie Henchel


Sunday, 2/12                 8am –35; 10am - 88

NURSERY CARE  Nursery care is available today from 9:30am—12:30am  for infants to 4 years of age in the Acorn Sunshine classroom located on the lower level.  Andrea Cruz and Sara Dolan, Nursery care givers.

CHILDREN’S CORNER  The Children’s Corner (formerly the Cry Room) located in the back of the church is open and has been refurbished with new table & chairs, crayons, puzzles, books and more.   

CHILDREN’S SERMON   Children ages 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to attend the children’s sermon every Sunday during the 10 o’clock service.  The children follow the crucifer and teachers (after the Gospel reading) to St. Mary’s Hall for children’s sermon.   The children return during the post-sermon hymn to be with their parents for the remainder of the service.

CHURCH SCHOOL Ages 3 years-2nd grade meet immediately following 10am service in St. Mary's Hall.  3rd-5th grades report directly to the first floor old Godly-Play 2 room.   

If you are new to our church and wish to have your child/children participate please don't hesitate to ask one of our ushers or parishioners for assistance before or after 10am service. Church school ends promptly at 12:15pm.  Please come join us.  Questions?  Please contact Max High at

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

Feb. 19 - Coffee Fellowship Hour

Feb. 26 – Christian Symbolism: Becoming a Medieval Illiterate Peasant, presenter Mary 

                  Ann Klassen

Mar. 5 – Favorite Christian Author: Elias Kradel on Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

Mar. 12 – Mary Ellen Maatman on Harper Lee’s Case for Justice

Mar. 19 – Dave Klassen on J. R.R Tolkien’s ‘Totally Not an Allegory’ World of Middle  


TEENSPEAK All youth aged 6-12 grade are invited to participate in TeenSpeak immediately after the Gospel reading.  TeenSpeak is a time for youth to discuss the gospel with people their own age.  We meet in the Chapel during Fr. Adam’s sermon.  The TeenSpeak facilitator on Sunday, February 26th is Mary Ann Klassen.


  • Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel
  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon.    
  • Each Thursday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

BIBLE STUDY  Adults of the parish are invited to come together for Bible Study every Wednesday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Hall.  We welcome all seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.

WOMEN’S GROUP (Gentlemen, you are included!) – The meeting Monday, February 20, 2017 will host historian and author Robyn Young who will share insights from her book “Women of Penn’s Woods”, giving us a view of the contributions made by women of Pennsylvania. Copies will be available for purchase at the meeting. February is the month of valentines, so gentlemen we invite you to join us and hear more about this facet of history of the Commonwealth. We start at 6:30 p.m. with beverages and appetizers, followed with covered dish dinner. Our speaker will begin after dinner. Please sign up on the bulletin board so we can plan for your attendance! An event NOT to be missed!

Coming Attraction: The Women's Group will be holding a Soup Sale, Sunday March 19th after both services to benefit the ECS Spring Cleaning Drive. Save your quart size jars, more to follow!

AID FOR FRIENDS  This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month.  A menu (and recipe) has been posted on the bulletin board for food donations.  We invite you to come and cook with us.  We meet on Thursday, February 23, 5pm.    

SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSITUTE Ditty Bag Program  Christ Church continues their ongoing participation with SCI in providing hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, etc. to seafarers working on the ships, transporting goods and commodities that sustain our lives throughout the year.  A full list of items needed is posted on the bulletin board.  Donations can be dropped off in the box located on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall.  Questions?  Please contact Faith Elcock 484-319-8932 or email:


You may remember, in the Summer of 2015, the “Memorial to the Lost” exhibition of t-shirts upon crosses that spread across our Church lawn.  They held names of those in Delaware County whose lives were lost to gun violence.  Those names have continued to increase.  Heeding God’s Call ‘seeks to find in the common ground of faith, a solid basis to curb gun violence’ and push for change at a grass roots level.  The loose plate collection on Sunday, February 26th will show Christ Church’s support of this endeavor.

CHILI COOK OFFSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 6:00 pm  Once again the Choir will be hosting this fun event, it all begins at 6pm!!!  We do need the help of many.  There is much opportunity for you to share your time and talent and tastiest Chili recipe!  Please see sign ups on bulletin board and SIGN UP TODAY!!  We urge you to sign up today so that we can plan accordingly.


Plan on bringing the whole family for a yummy dinner together with your Christ Church family. Tickets will go on sale after both the 8am and 10am services in hallway outside of St. Joseph’s Hall on Sundays, Feb. 19th and 26th.  Purchasing your tickets in advance helps us to plan accordingly. Cost: Adults - $6; Children - $3, 4 years and under—FREE! 

LENTEN SERIES  What are the resources our faith offers for facing our biggest difficulties?  For our Lenten Series, we will continue our use of the video program entitled ‘The Hope Initiative’.  It was developed to help people facing end of life issues and other serious concerns.  The Lenten Series will be held on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 7 through April 4, from 7-8pm in St. Joseph’s Hall.  There will not be any meal served this year so that the entire hour can be used for the program.  Interested?  Please sign up on bulletin board.

CALLING ALL KNITTERS!  With winter settling in, it is time to get out those knitting needles (or crochet hooks)!  The Prayer Shawl Ministry is looking for shawls to support both our Pastoral Care program and the Breast Cancer patients at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.  Use your own pattern or contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116 to get started.

PASTORAL CARE If you are in need of support due to illness, loss of a loved one, loss of employment or someone to pray for you or a family member or friend, a ride to church or anything that has you down, we want you to know your church family is here for you.  Father Adam, Ruth LeStourgeon, the Prayer Group Ministry and the Pastoral Care team coordinate a variety of ministries under this umbrella.  If you find yourself in need, please let us know by contacting Father Adam (215-313-4511), or Ruth (610-565-2065).

ALTAR FLOWERS AND ALTAR ELEMENTS  You can donate the altar flowers or the altar elements to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, other special occasion, or in memory of a loved one.  Just sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway and write your dedication in the space provided.  The donation requested for flowers is $50 and for altar elements it is $25.  You can give your donation to Rita in the church office or drop it in the collection plate on any Sunday.  Make checks payable to Christ Church memo: flower fund or altar elements. This makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift!  Charts for the new year 2017 are posted.

SUPERDOLLARS  GIANT and ACME Giftcards are available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100.  Every dollar you spend adds 5 cents to Christ Church’s bottom line without you spending an extra penny!  When you shop at either of these stores, use these gift cards just like cash.   If you do not use the entire amount on one shopping trip, continue to use the card until the value is exhausted.  Look for Jim Ross or Judy Fitzgerald after the 8am Sunday service and Joyce Glackin after the 10am Sunday service.  You can also stop by the parish office, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and purchase them from Rita Caserta.    


Liturgical Ministers Schedule

This week, February 19                                                 Next week, February 26

8AM                                                                                      8AM

Altar –Jim Ross                                                                  Altar –  Don Glackin

OT, Psalm –Geoff Kitson                                                OT, Psalm –  Randy Bullitt

PP –Jan Ross                                                                      PP –  Jan Ross

NT, CB – Peter Falcone                                                   NT, CB –  Bob Levesque

10AM                                                                                    10AM    - Youth Sunday

MC/Altar – Sophia Lenderman                                   MC –  Youth

Crucifer –  Caroline Lenderman                                  Altar –   Timmy Spiotta

Torch 1 –  Jessica Kolecki                                               Crucifer –   Caroline Lenderman

Torch 2 –  Sara Kolecki                                                   Torch 1 –   Ava High

OT, Psalm – Pam Smith                                                  Torch 2 –   Nicholas Handago

NT – Sean Seeney                                                            OT, Psalm – Youth

PP – Dan Mistichelli                                                         NT –  Youth

CB1 – Erin Cochran                                                          PP –   Youth

CB2 – Frank Mathews                                                    CB1 –  Sybilla Moore

                                                                                                CB2 –  Emma Young


Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

8AM – Jean Bowers, Suki Seeney                              8AM –  Gregg Smith, Geoff Kitson

10AM – The High Family                                                10AM –  The McKeown Family


Children’s Sermon                                                          Children’s Sermon

Frank Mathews, deliverer                                            Marianne Spiotta, deliverer

Brett Lester, helper                                                         Mary Conlin, helper


Weekly Calendar

7 Epiphany, February 19

                                                                 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30 Christian Ed for All

                                                                Monday, February 20

                                                                Office Closed

                                                                12pm AA Meeting, SJH 

                                                                6:30pm Women’s Group

                                                                Tuesday, February 21


                                                                 Wednesday, February 22

                                                                10am Prayer Group

                                                                11am Bible Study, SJH

                                                                12pm Morning Prayer

                                                                12pm Delaware Deanery, SJH

                                                                7pm Adult Choir

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, February 23

                                                                7:00am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

                                                                4:14pm Primary Choir

                                                                4:30pm Youth Choir

                                                                5pm AFF Cooking Group

                                                                Friday, February 24

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, February 25

                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                                6pm Chili Cook Off Event

                                                                Last Epiphany, February 26

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for All



Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D.,

Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson,

Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman,

Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta,

Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina,



2018                                                                                       2019

Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship                                 Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden

Geoff Kitson, Property/Secretary of the Vestry    Mary Ellen Maatman, Communication

Donald Hann, Parish Life                                               Faith Elcock, Hospitality/Pastoral Care

Ann Haslanger, Membership                                      Mike Estabrook, Christian Formation   


 Marylee Bunting, Outreach

 John Nee, Preschool

 Kurt Brunner, Finance

 John Donaphon, Accounting Warden



Sunday                    8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                              10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II


Tuesday                 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel


Wednesday        12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing


Thursday               7:00am Holy Eucharist in Chapel





CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525

HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM



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