March 22, 2015
INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST – (friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)
Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Alexander, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Redonia, Robert, Jenna, Leonard, Ed, Marie, Amy, Joe, Skip, Roger, Joshua
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Murphy Roberts, Zachary Goldstein, John Nee, Domenic Ciannella, Eric Bilbrough, Brian Labows, Suki Seeney., Kirby Eisenhart, John Austin
Sunday, March 15 8am –31; 10am—104
FINANCE UPDATE February 2015
Total Operating Income: $ 50,747
Total Operating Expense: 61,040
Net Income/-Loss $-10,293
NURSERY CARE Nursery care is available today from 9:30am—12:30pm 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 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 schools ends promptly at 12:15pm.
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:
3/22 – St. James School, David Kasievich, presenter
3/29 – Reflections from the Holy Land, Marylee Bunting, presenter
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon.
- Each Friday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
LOGOS Middle School and High School Youth Program LOGOS meets in the Van Roden Room on the lower level (next to the Library/Conference Room) immediately following the 10am Sunday worship service. All youth 6th – 12th grade are invited to join us.
LENTEN SERIES The Rev. Domenic Ciannella continues to lead the Lenten Series “Personalities of the Old Testament” on Thursday evenings in Lent. The content discussion will be of the following people – Samuel 1, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. We begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Soup and Salad Supper followed by a discussion at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall. A sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know of your contributions and for attending.
REFLECTIONS FROM THE HOLY LAND AT EASTER SEASON Soon, on the bulletin board in the hallway, you will be able to walk through a picture gallery of sites that were part of Holy Week events in Jerusalem. They were captured on camera this past January during a journey to the Holy Land. It is fascinating to put the actual site pictures together with the events described in the Bible during this week leading up to Easter.
Also, on Palm Sunday, March 29th, there will be a presentation and commentary at Adult Forum about the stories behind these pictures.
FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT St. JAMES MIDDLE SCHOOL Enter to win a free week at the Massanutten Resort, July 12-19, 2015 (see flyer posted on bulletin board.) All proceeds will benefit the St. James Middle School’s first graduating class! The Women’s Group of Christ Church Media is raising the funds to purchase backpacks and calculators for each of the fifteen
student who will graduate in July. Chances are $5 each or three for $10. Please see JoAnn Townsend or Rita Caserta to purchase your chances.
PARISH DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE TODAY Please pick up a copy of our updated Parish Directory available at both entrances to the church. We are looking into a pictorial directory with individual and family photos as a later time. We’ll keep you posted.
AID FOR FRIENDS This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month. We welcome new volunteers to join us for all or any part of the cooking/packing session. This month, March 26th we will begin at 4pm! If you are unable to help cook but would like to help, we welcome food donations and monetary donations towards the purchase of meat. Sign up is posted on the bulletin board.
EASTER FOOD BASKETS All filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall by March 29th. Financial donations are welcome in order to purchase the hams. Checks payable to Christ Church earmarked “Outreach Food Ministry” may be dropped in the Sunday collection plate or given to Rita in the parish office. As always, we thank you for your continued support in this outreach effort!
MODEL SEDER – TODAY! For the sixth year, our friends and neighbors at Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, will come to Christ Church today for a model Seder. Rabbi Jeremy Gerber will again lead the Seder. Our Seder will begin at 5:00 p.m. and last until approximately 7:30 p.m. Children are most welcome to this joyous celebration of our Jewish roots which nurture our Christianity. We need your help to make this event a success. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board for contributions and for attending. We will be serving a vegetarian meal in order to respect Jewish dietary restrictions. Recipe ideas are available on the bulletin board. We hope you can join us this year!
CHRIST CHURCH COMMUNITY GARDEN Calling all gardeners! Christ Church is beginning it's second year of growing produce for the food cupboard at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Chester. Last year we had a wonderful growing season and lots of volunteers. We need folks to plant, water, harvest and deliver. Green thumbs are not necessary, and we can adapt the schedule to suit yours. Please contact Maggie Dunn at email@example.com if you're interested or would like more information. Our planning meeting will be Sunday, April 12th at 9:15 am in the Library.
STARFEST 2015 Yes, there will be a STARFEST in November 2015! We will begin planning session in March/April. Meanwhile, it is never too early to start putting aside items for this event. In addition to our Silent Auction, we have tables of Costume Jewelry; Creative Treasures (handmade and knitted/fabric items); Holiday Décor (Christmas decorations) and Books. Also, we will be bringing back “Charming Gifts” (a mix of small collectibles and new re-gift items – NO YARD SALE PLEASE!). Some suggestions for item collection: Do you know someone who is downsizing their home and planning to move? They may be looking for a ‘home’ for some of their belongings that they do not want to just discard. Do you have any unused gift cards from the holidays that you will not use? Check your jewelry boxes, curio cabinets, closets, cupboards, basements and attics. Let’s make our 3rd annual STARFEST the best yet!
PARTNERS IN OUTREACH The conference whose theme:" Called to Service - Volunteering with Excellence", was held Saturday March 14th. The event was sponsored by Episcopal Community Services and the University of Pa School of Social Policy and Practice. Several of our parishioners - Janet Ross, Janet Riddle, Marylee Bunting and Kurt Brenner, an ECS board member, were in attendance.
Two case studies were presented for discussion: Homelessness and Out -of - School Time. Fifty churches and 185 attendees discussed the skills and tools needed to do social work in the Philadelphia area. Also discussed was the changing face of volunteerism - who volunteers? Why? How do we get volunteers? It was interesting to learn about the positive relationship between religious service attendance and volunteers; also, that religious organizations were the most common voluntary organization.
The ECS mission is spreading out from Philadelphia to the suburbs, the most recent one being in Darby, Pa. Following afterwards will be Chester - a local opportunity for our parishioners at Christ Church!
From the Flower Committee
Christ Church Flower Committee would appreciate donations toward the purchase of flowers for the Altar on Easter. Contributions can be made as a “memorial for a loved one” or “in thanksgiving”.
Please fill out the form below and return to the church office no later than March 25th.
In Loving Memory of:
In Thanksgiving for:
Given by: Name _________________________________________________________________
Enclosed is my check payable to “Christ Church Flower Fund” in the amount of
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This Week, March 22 Next Week, March 29
Altar –Peter Falcone Altar – Jim Ross
OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting Liturgy of Palms Reading – Jan Ross
PP-Randy Bullitt OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting
NT, CB – Bob Levesque Passion Narrator – Randy Bullitt
10AM NT, CB1 – Steve Falcone
MC – Samantha Hann 10AM
Altar – Rudy Looper MC – Mariah Kozub
Crucifer – Casey Loper Liturgy of Palms Reading – Holly Cunningham
Torch 1 – Ruthie Young Altar – Don Glackin
Torch 2 – Katheryn Cooper Crucifer – Sophia Lenderman
OT, Psalm –Jan Ross Torch 1 – Elias Kradel
NT- Kurt Brunner Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel
PP—Dan Mistichelli OT, Psalm – Eric Bilbrough
CB1 – Don Hann NT – Pam Smith
CB2 –Carol Hann Passion Narrator – David KLassen
CB1 – Mike Gay
Ushers CB2 – Mary Ann Klassen
8AM – Randy & Leslie Bulitt
10AM – The Wible Family, Elias Kradel Ushers
8AM – Randy Bullitt, Suki Seeney
10AM – The Wible Family
O – Mike Gay, deliverer There is no Children’s Sermon today
Aura Lester, helper
Y –Marianne Spiotta , deliverer
Mary Conlin, helper
5 Lent, March 22
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed
5pm Model Seder, SJH
Monday, March 23
12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room
6pm Women’s Group, SJH
Tuesday, March 24
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
Wednesday, March 25
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
10am Prayer Group, VR
11am Bible Study, SJH
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
7pm Adult Choir
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, March 26
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
4pm AFF Cooking Group
4:15pm Primary Choir
4:45pm Youth Choir
6:30pm Lenten Series, SJH
Friday, March 27
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, March 28
8:30am Vestry Visioning
9am Altar Guild
Palm Sunday, March 29
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for all
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, email@example.com
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, email@example.com
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden Marylee Bunting, Outreach
Judy Fitzgerald, Communication Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden
Cynthia Young, Christian Education John Nee, Preschool
Jan Ross, Hospitality Peter Spiotta, Finance Chair
Donald Hann, Parish Life
Geoff Kitson, Property/Clerk of the Vestry
Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship
James Kozub, Property
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sundays 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Chapel
12:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Healing
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Chapel
Fridays 7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays – Father Adam by appointment
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”