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.



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 AM - Morning Prayer in Chapel

Wednesday Noon - Holy Eucharist/Healing Service in Chapel

Friday 7 AM - Holy Eucharist in Chapel




Directions to Christ Church


December 21 Adult Forum - Christ Church Community Christmas Sing-along led by Joel Lenderman

December 28 No Adult Forum




December 21, 2014    


(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)

Susan, Carly, Rosemary, Joanne, Johnny, Paul, Missy, Carol, Dana, Bill, Mary, Mike, Leonard, Stella, Courtney, Edith, Susan, John Joseph, Monica, Janis, Bette, Jim, Elma, Donna, Barb, Olivia, Michael, Edwina,  Madeline, Evelyn, Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Richard, Alexander, Jeannie, Dave, Mia, Jenna, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Kwamina Kicy



BIRTHDAYS:  Dory Shea, Esther Nyaga, Jay Townsend, Mary Townsend Hartley, Holly Cunningham, Wanda Mason



Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014                    8am -37; 10am-130



$ 279,812             Actual pledges received as of 11/30/2014

$ 272,881             Pledges expected to be received as of 11/30/2014

$      6,932             Above expectation in pledge collection


2014 PLEDGES This is a reminder that your 2014 pledge contributions must be received in the parish office no later than Sunday, Dec. 28th in order for you to receive credit for the 2014 tax year.

Dear friends,

Please stop by the bulletin board and look at the Christ Church Stewardship Tree as it continues to blossom.   Each week, as you submit your pledge cards, I happily add more apples to our tree.  To date, those 86 apples represent a total financial commitment of $256,766 made to the life and ministries of Christ Church.  Because of your generous pledging in 2014, we are within reach of our goal to support a balanced budget - unheard of in recent history!  As we strive to achieve the same goal in 2015, we have more work to do.  Supporting a balanced budget in 2015 will require pledging to reach the level of $335,000.  As your Stewardship Chair and a member of this exceptional congregation, I have faith that we can reach this goal together.  

To those of you who made your commitment for 2015, I offer my heartfelt thanks.  To those of you who are still considering your pledge, I ask you to do so prayerfully, secure in the knowledge that God will continue to provide abundantly for you each and every day. 

In faith,

Susan Mayer


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.    

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.

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:  

                Dec. 21 – Christ Church Community: Joel Lenderman leads, Christmas Sing-Along

Dec. 28 – No Adult Forum

MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES  There will be no midweek services during the week of December 24th through January 2nd.   Midweek services will resume January 6th.


The annual Christmas pageant takes place today at 4:00 P.M.   The Christmas Pageant will be followed by a Potluck Supper in Saint Mary’s Hall hosted by the Seeney and the High families.  A sign-up sheet for the pot-luck has been posted in the hallway outside the parish office for you to let us know how many from your family will be attending and what you can provide in the way of a food item.   


WOMEN’S GROUP  On Wednesday, December 10, eight members of our group travelled to St. James School to have a tour of the facility, attend mass, and eat lunch with the students.  If you have a chance, please ask Terry Andrews, Lynn Kelley, Ruth Mecklin, Marie Quinn, Margery Hiltz, Diana Motley, Hope Giamboy, or JoAnn Townsend all about it.  We had a special mission to complete!  We plan to go again and we hope more ladies will be able to join us.    

HOLIDAY OUTREACH FOOD BASKETS Thank you to those who are participating in our Outreach food basket ministry.  We remind you that all filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph's Hall  TODAY.   Baskets will be provided to Delaware County Family Services for distribution to their clients on Monday.  Financial donations to pay for the turkeys are also accepted.  Please make checks payable to Christ Church earmarked "Food Basket Ministry".  They can be dropped in the collection plate or in the parish office.  Questions? Please contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116610-872-5116  or email:


Kradel Family Open House on the 8th Day of Christmas- 

Please join us for a cup of cheer on January 1st from 2-5 pm.  Come see the rectory decorated for Christmas and, hopefully, the 13 foot Christmas tree will still be standing. Enjoy visiting with your fellow parishioners in the season of Christ's birth. (If you are in need of a ride please let Mother Melissa know and we will find a way for you to join us.)


2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES  are available for pick up in St. Joseph’s Hall.  Envelopes are in alphabetical order so please look for your name.  You can save the church the postage of mailing them by picking them up on or before January 1st.    2015 calendars are also available when you pick up your envelopes.


PARISH OFFICE  will be closed December 24—January 2.   For pastoral emergencies only, please call Father Adam Kradel at 215-313-4511215-313-4511 .


Liturgical Ministers Schedule                     Weekly Calendar

8AM                                                                      4 Advent, December 21

Altar – Peter Falcone                                      8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

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

PP- Paul Worrell                                               11:30 Christian Ed for all

NT, CB-Steve Falcone                                     4pm Christmas Pageant & Potluck Supper

10AM                                                                    Monday, December 22

MC-Mariah Kozub                                           12-1pm AA Meeting, VR

Altar – Gillian Cochran                                   Tuesday, December 23

Crucifer – Megan Spiotta                              9am Morning Prayer

Torch 1 – Elias Kradel                                      CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24 

Torch 2-  Alexsa McKeown                           4pm Children’s Liturgy   

OT, Psalm – Jan Ross                                      10:30pm Holy Eucharist with Choir & Brass

NT- Peter Spiotta                                             CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25

PP- Susan Mayer                                             10am Holy Eucharist

CB1- Erin Cochran                                            Friday, December 26

CB2- Hope Giamboy                                       12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                                Saturday, December 27  

                                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

Ushers                                                                  1 Christmas, December 28 

8AM – Paul Worrell, Suki Seeney              8am Holy Eucharist Rite I 

10AM – The Wible Family                             10am Holy Eucharist, Lessons & Carols

                                                                                No Christian Ed



Children’s Sermon                                         

O-Ann Haslanger, Deliverer        

    Lee Herzog, Helper                                    

Y – Rachel Adcock                                           

   Rosemary Bilbrough, 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,



2015                                                                                       2017

Doug Sisk, Rector’s Warden                                        Marylee Bunting, Outreach

Stephen Adcock, Membership                                  Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden   

Russell Bilbrough, Preschool Liaison                         John Nee, Preschool

James Kozub, Property                                                 Peter Spiotta, Finance Chair


Judy Fitzgerald, Communications                             

Susan Mayer, Stewardship                         

Cynthia Young, Christian Education         




                                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 610-566-7525610-566-7525   

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

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



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