October 23, 2016
Whether you are visiting us for the first time, searching for a faith community, a member here already, 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, Judy, Bob, Brittany, Dustin, baby Blan, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Alma, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Alexsa McKeown, Steven Labows, Renee Bilbrough
ANNIVERSARIES: Aura & Brett Lester, Judith & Charles Rehm, Sheila & Bill Roberts
Sunday, October 16 8am -33; 10am – 76
Year-to-date actual $ 219,231
Year to date budget $ 212,000
IT’S PLEDGE TIME!
Look for a stewardship letter and pledge card arriving by mail the week of November 1. Prayerfully consider how your household can support the work of Christ Church in 2017, and return your pledge by Commitment Sunday, November 13. Thank you for your faithful support!
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 DeAnna Hickson, 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.
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:
Oct. 23 - Vestry Update
Oct. 30 – Guest Speaker: Rev. Jim Ley – Chester Eastside
Nov. 6 - Coffee Social
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- Each Monday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
- 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.
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 are seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.
PULPIT SWAP On Sunday, October 30th The Rev. David Romanik, Associate Rector of Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr will be our Guest Celebrant & Preacher while Father Adam is Celebrant and Preacher at Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr for a pulpit swap.
ADULT FORUM COFFEE HOUR Volunteers are needed to host Adult Forum Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings. A sign-up sheet is posted on the Adult Forum cabinet in kitchen for you to sign up to help. You do not need to make the coffee, our faithful Sunday sexton, Sean Seeney prepares the coffee. We need you to help with setting up, providing half/half and cleaning up after. Please be sure to sign up today…many hands make light the work.
A separate sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for snack donations only…we need you to provide a ‘nut free’ snack of cookies, muffins, coffee cake, etc. for Adult Forum coffee hour.
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 schedule is as follows:
October 30: Frank Mathews
November 13: Mary Ann Klassen
November 20: David Klassen
STARFEST MEETING, TODAY! The final planning meeting for our STARFEST event takes place today after the 10 am service and Adult Forum. All committee chairpersons should plan to attend and be prepared to give an updated report on their area of responsibility. Anyone else interested in helping with this event is welcome to attend as well!
AID FOR FRIENDS This group continues to meet on the 4th Thursday of the month to prepare 100 meals for individuals in need. This month we meet on October 27th at 5pm. A menu has been posted on the bulletin board for you let us know what you might be able to contribute in the way of food donations. We welcome monetary donations as well to purchase the meat. Checks payable to Christ Episcopal Church memo: AFF and can be dropped off in offering plate or mailed to the parish office. Thank you!
OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER EVENT!
Now that Fall is officially here, it’s time to start thinking seriously about STARFEST! Our one-day event on Saturday, November 12th will feature our popular Silent Auction and six themed Bazaar tables: Costume Jewelry, Corner Cupboard (home-made baked goods, jams, etc.), Holiday Décor, Creative Treasurer, Gifts and Collectibles, and Books. Easy reference sheets are posted on the bulletin board with the donations that we are looking for, and the committee chairpersons to contact.
Collection boxes are now available on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall for you to begin bringing in your donations. Jewelry donations should be given directly to the committee chairs, Patti Davis or Judy Fitzgerald or you can drop off in the parish office.
CC’s Café will offer Zac’s Burgers for lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm and a delicious Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 5-7pm. Leslie Bullitt will be available Sunday, October 23rd after both services to sell luncheon tickets. Cost: $5 includes burger, chips and drink. Pizza and pretzels will also be available.
Spaghetti Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad and roll. Cost: $8/adult; $5/child
Look for sign up sheet on bulletin board.
GIFT CARDS AND THEME BASKETS Gift cards and theme baskets are always an important part of our Silent Auction.
- Gift Cards – Especially from local restaurants and businesses. If you have a favorite dining place or place of business that you patronize regularly, you might ask them for a gift card to support our STARFEST event. “Merchant Letters” confirming our non profit status as a church are available on the bulletin board. Please contact Marylee Bunting to confirm the status of those you wish to ask, so that we can avoid duplication. Once the gift card is obtained, please sign the list on the bulletin board for others to see and give the card to Marylee to hold for the event. Do you have any unused (and not expired) gift cards to donate? These are welcomed also.
- Theme Baskets – If you are interested in donating a ‘theme basket’ for Silent Auction, see the suggestion list on the bulletin board. Lots of good ideas and you can add more! Minimum basket value should be $30. A card with basket contents should be attached for bidder’s to see the items that are included.
STARFEST SILENT AUCTION – The Silent Auction is being chaired again by Jim Ross. We are looking for antiques and collectibles, figurines, small furniture, framed artwork, small electrics, and other items suitable for auction.
In addition, any ‘event tickets’ (sports, theatre, cultural) would be welcomed, as well as donations of ‘services’ (babysitting, cooking, decorating, repairs, etc.) What talents do you have that might be valuable to someone else? Contact Jim Ross with your donations 610-324-0885.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This Week, Oct. 23 Next Week, Oct. 30
Altar – Peggy Levesque Altar – Steven Falcone
OT, Psalm – Paul Worrell OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP – Jan Ross PP – Randy Bullitt
NT, CB – Bob Levesque NT, CB – Peter Falcone
MC – Sybilla Moore MC – Emma Young
Altar – Casey Loper Altar – Timmy Spiotta
Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman Crucifer – Ruthie Young
Torch 1 – Aidan Peterson Torch 1 – Nicholas Handago
Torch 2 – Elias Kradel Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel
OT, Psalm – Amy Shumoski OT, Psalm – Jay Townsend
NT – Sean Seeney NT – Mary Ellen Maatman
PP – Patti Davis PP – Dan Mistichelli
CB1 – Kurt Brunner CB1 – Frank Mathews
CB2 – Susan Mayer CB2 – Mike Gay
8AM – Jean Bowers, Suki Seeney 8AM – Geoff Kitson, Gregg Smith
10AM - The Wible Family 10AM – Jim & Sandy McKeown
Alexsa McKeown, Elias Kradel
23 Pentecost, October 23
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for All
Starfest Planning Meeting
Monday, October 24
7am Holy Eucharist
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Tuesday, October 25
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
Wednesday, October 26
10am Prayer Group, SJH
11am Bible Study
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing Service
7pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, October 27
4:30 Youth Choir
Friday, October 28
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, October 29
9am Altar & Flower Guilds
24 Pentecost, October 30
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., email@example.com
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, email@example.com
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, email@example.com
Marylee Bunting, Outreach Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship
John Nee, Preschool Geoff Kitson, Property/Secretary of the Vestry
Kurt Brunner, Finance Donald Hann, Parish Life
John Donaphon, Accounting Warden Ann Haslanger, Membership 2019
Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden
Mary Ellen Maatman, Communication
Faith Elcock, Hospitality/Pastoral Care
Mike Estabrook, Christian Formation
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Monday 7:00am Holy Eucharist
Tuesday 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesday 12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”