January 15, 2017
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, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Evan Goldstein, Joel Lenderman, Megan Spiotta, Taylor Dunn
8am - 19; 10am –105
2017 PLEDGE UPDATE
As of 01/05/2017 we have received 83 pledges toward our goal of 100 for a total of $261,208 of our goal of $307,000. Thank you for your generous support of Christ Church’s mission.
2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES If you have not picked up your 2017 offering envelopes, please do so asap. They can be found at the entrance to the church. Thank you!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- 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.
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:
1/15 David Klassen presents a Forum on Forums
1/22 Christ Church Budget and Investments, Kurt Brunner, presenter
1/29 No Adult Forum – Annual Meeting
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.
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.
ANNUAL MEETING & VESTRY ELECTIONS – JANUARY 29th!
One Service at 9:00 A.M. followed by the Annual Parish Meeting in St. Joseph’s Hall. A light lunch will be served after the meeting. Please see sign-up on bulletin board for your help with food donations, setup and cleanup.
All ministry leaders and committee chairs reports were due January 15th. If you have not submitted your report please do so ASAP! Please email your submissions to email@example.com. Your prompt response to this request is needed to prepare, copy and collate for distribution prior to the meeting. Thank you!
VESTRY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm in St. Mary’s Hall. All meetings other than executive sessions are open to parishioners, so please feel free to attend. Vestry minutes are available in the book rack located in hallway outside side entrance to sanctuary and in the Library.
AID FOR FRIENDS This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month. A menu has been posted on the bulletin board for food donations. We invite you to come and cook with us. We meet on Thursday, January 26th at 5pm. Monetary donations are always welcome, please make checks payable to Christ Church memo: AFF.
TAIZE SERVICE We continue to offer Taize service on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:15 p.m. under the direction of Rev. Randy Williamson. We rotate one month at Christ Church Media and the next month at Trinity Church, Swarthmore.
Please join us on January 19th, 7:15 p.m. at Christ Church Media and experience the peaceful calm of beautiful music and quiet stillness in God’s presence.
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.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This week, January 15 Next week, January 22
Altar – Jim Ross Altar – Don Glackin
OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP- Paul Worrell PP-Randy Bullitt
NT, CB-Peter Falcone NT, CB – Steve Falcone
MC – Samantha Hann MC – Sybilla Moore
Altar – Sophia Lenderman Altar – Timmy Spiotta
Crucifer – Stephen Hann Crucifer – Alexsa McKeown
Torch 1 – Ava High Torch 1 – Dillen Wible
Torch 2 – Aidan Peterson Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel
OT, Psalm –Pam Smith OT, Psalm – Susan Mayer
NT- Mary Ellen Maatman NT – Sean Seeney
PP – David Klassen PP – Dan Mistichelli
CB1-Mary Ann Klassen CB1 – David Klassen
CB2 – Emma Young CB2 – Patti Davis
8AM – Geoff Kitson, Gregg Smith 8AM – Paul Worrell, Suki Seeney
10AM – The High Family 10AM – The McKeown Family, Tristan Elcock
Children’s Sermon Children’s Sermon
Diana Buckley-Motley, deliverer Marianne Spiotta, deliverer
Aura Lester, helper Brett Lester, helper
2 Epiphany, January 15
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for all
Monday, January 16
Parish Office Closed
Tuesday, January 17
9am Morning Prayer
7pm Vestry Meeting, SMH
Wednesday, January 18
10am Prayer Group
11am Bible Study, SJH
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
7pm Adult Choir
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, January 19
7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel
10am Lima Estates Communion
4:30pm Youth Choir
7:15pm Taize Service
Friday, January 20
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, January 21
9am Altar & Flower Guilds
3 Epiphany, January 22
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
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
Tuesday 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesday 12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing
Thursday 7:00am Holy Eucharist in Chapel
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.”