8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir

Childcare is available for infants to 3 years of age.



9:00 AM Tuesday thru Thursday - Morning Prayer

Noon Wednesday - Healing Eucharist

7:00 AM Friday - Holy Eucharist




Directions to Christ Church


April 19 7 PM - The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptism, Dessert Fest to follow

April 20 Easter Sunday! Services at 8 AM and 10 AM

April 27 9 AM Congregational Conversations - St. Josephs Hall

May 4 9 AM Congregational Conversations - St. Josephs Hall





April 20, 2014    


(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)

Susan, Carly, Rosemary, Rose Marie, Connie, Joanne, Johnny, Paul, Missy, Carol, Dana, Bill, Mary, Mike, Leonard, Chase, Stella, Courtney, Edith, Susan, John Joseph, Monica, Janis, Maya Jane, Bette, Jim, Elma, Donna, Barb, Olivia, Michael, Edwina, Angela, Lucas, Julie, Nick, Madeline, Evelyn, Ann, Denny



BIRTHDAYS:   Father Adam, Lee Herzog, Russ Bilbrough, Douglas Davies, Lawrence Hartley, Carolyn Falcone, Katherine Jackson, Bunny McCullough

ANNIVERSARIES: Susan & Paul Worrell, Rosemary & Russ Bilbrough



Sunday, April 13                                   8am –53; 10am -140



$  76,115               Actual pledges received as of 03/31/2014

$  77,503               Pledges expected to be received as of 03/31/2014

($  1,388)              Below expectation in pledge collection


NURSERY CARE  There is no Nursery  Care today.  Nursery care will resume next Sunday, April 27th from 8:45am—12:30pm.  Nursery care is held in the Acorn 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.    


VISITORS WELCOME   If you are new or visiting today we welcome and encourage you to attend our Christian Education programs that follow our 10am worship service.  Please see an usher for directions to Church School, LOGOS Youth program or Adult Forum.


CHURCH SCHOOL   All Christians ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to attend Church School which immediately follows the 10am Sunday Worship Service.   There is no Church School today.  Church School resumes April 27th


ADULT FORUM follows the 10am worship service each Sunday and meets in St. Joseph’s Hall.  There is no Adult Forum today.  Adult Forum resumes on April 27th.


WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY All adults are invited and encouraged to participate in Bible Study. We welcome all seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.  This group meets on Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall.  For more information call the parish office at 610-566-7525.



  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at 12 o’clock noon in the Chapel.    
  • 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. 


What’s happening this season…


THANK YOU  To all who participated in our Easter Basket Outreach Ministry.  We delivered 24 hams and hearty holiday food bags to Family Services of Delaware County for their “Second Time Around” parents program.  We especially thank Marylee Bunting for her coordinating efforts.  


THANK YOU!   To all those who helped spruce up the church grounds last Saturday and to Jim Kozub for his coordinating efforts.  Great job!



Please mark your calendar for either April 27th or May 4th to attend one of our small congregational gatherings to continue our conversation on stewardship and your responses to the parish questionnaire.  These meetings will take place between the services starting promptly at 9am in St. Joseph’s Hall, so come early to grab your coffee before we begin.  Looking forward to seeing all of you there and to gather your thoughts and ideas for the future of Christ Church.  Including your name on the questionnaire is optional.  The most important thing is to give us your feedback and ideas.  Childcare will be available.

In faith, Susan Mayer, Stewardship Chair



Spring is the time of new beginnings and our Community Garden Ministry is in motion. Volunteers have begun by constructing a raised garden bed adjacent to the Orange St. parking lot. The vegetables grown will be shared with people of our parish as well as those in Media who are in need of adding fresh produce to their diet but do not have easy access to fresh vegetables.   In the near future, depending on the weather, we will plant tomatoes, peppers, green beans, zucchini, onions, parsley and chives.  These choices are subject to change.  Watch the bulletin and the Christ Episcopal Church web site for updates.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY  This ministry, active at Christ Church 10 years ago through the ECW women's group, is being revived! Calling all knitters to join us in this worthy, all -year round project.  Knitting is done on your own, or you can join our Knitting Group that meets monthly.

     These shawls are knitted and given to people as a companion and reminder that they are being thought about and prayed for.  Recipients may be cancer patients, those recovering from surgery, healing from loss of a loved one, or just going through a tough time.  You may have participated in the program previously and have a favorite pattern to use.  If you are just getting started and need instructions, or want more information, contact Marylee Bunting (610) 872 - 5116. Shawls will be collected and blessed before being distributed.



The first Starfest planning meeting will take place on Sunday, April 27th after Adult Forum.  This year, Starfest will be held Friday through Sunday, November 14-16.   Last year’s event was a great success—we want to make this year’s “Second Annual” even better!  As last year, the event consists of our popular Silent Auction; Christ Church Café luncheon and the Bazaar portion featuring: tables of handcrafts, holiday decorations, attic treasures and new gift items, baked goods and gourmet items, kids toys and books.

                We will need help and expertise in these areas: Publicity and Advertising, Decoration/Signage, Gift Card Solicitation, Café Luncheon (planning, preparation and set up) and volunteers to coordinate and run the Bazaar tables outlined above (2 co-chairmen for each table).  

                New members, this is a great opportunity to get involved and be part of a major fundraising event for our church.  Mark your calendars to attend the planning meeting on the 27th after Adult Forum.  For more information, contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116, Leslie Bullitt 610-891-7974 or Jim Ross (Silent Auction info) 610-566-2148. 


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Here’s what’s happening this week…


PARISH OFFICE CLOSED  The parish office will be closed Monday, April 21st.


AID FOR FRIENDS will meet on Thursday, April 24th beginning at 5pm in the kitchen.  We welcome you to join us for this rewarding outreach ministry. 



Tired of winter…think Spring!  Back by popular demand is the Christ Church Spring Flower & Plant sale.  Order forms are available on the bulletin board for you to pick up now and begin thinking of your spring gardens.  All orders are due by Friday, April 25th (checks/money must accompany all orders).  Order PICK UP is Saturday, May 3rd from 9AM to 11AM in the Church Orange Street parking lot. You can also make a flower or plant donation to Christ Church on the order form to help spruce up the church grounds. Volunteers are needed to help on the pick-up day, please contact Leslie Bullitt at to offer your help.


Liturgical Ministers Schedule                     Weekly Calendar

8:00AM                                                                Easter Sunday, April 20

Altar – Peter Falcone                                      8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting                      10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

PP – Geoff Kitson                                            No Christian Education today

NT, CB1- Mollie Shiflet                                   Monday, April 21

10AM                                                                   12pm AA Meeting, SJH

Verger – Frank Mathews                              Parish Office Closed

Boat – Ben Adcock                                          Tuesday, April 22                                            

Thurifer – Milton Seeney                             -----------------------                                           

MC – Mariah Kozub                                        Wednesday, April 23

Altar – Joseph Adcock                                    7pm Choir 

Crucifer – Sophia Lenderman                     8pm AA Meeting, SJH

Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel                             Thursday, April 24

Torch 2 – Elias Kradel                                     5pm AFF Cooking, Kitchen                          

OT, Psalm – Steven Adcock                         Friday, April 25

NT- Sean Seeney                                             12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

PP – Pam Smith                                                                Saturday, April 26

CB1- Mark Ash                                                  9am Altar & Flower Guilds

CB2-Rachel Adcock                                          2 Easter, April 27

                                                                                8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Ushers                                                                  9am Congregational Meeting, SJH

8am – Gregg Smith, Geoff Kitson              10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

10am- Randy Bullitt, Jim Mayer                  11:30am Christian Education for all

                                                                                12:30pm Starfest Bazaar Planning Meeting, VR

Children’s Sermon                                         

O – Mike Gay, Deliverer                               

        Aura Lester, Helper                

Y – Karen Mason, Deliverer                        

       Lee Herzog, Helper



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,



Doug Sisk, Rector’s Warden                        Russell Bilbrough, Preschool Liaison

Peter Spiotta, Finance                                   Beth Moore, Hospitality

James Kozub, Property                                 Judy Fitzgerald, Communications

Stephen Adcock, Membership                  Cynthia Young, Christian Education

Marylee Bunting, Outreach                         Susan Mayer, Stewardship

Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden    John Nee, Preschool




                                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






CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525   

HOURS: Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



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