February 1, 2015
INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST – We have removed names from the prayer list. If a name needs to be put back on please notify the parish office.
(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)
Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Alexander, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Kwamina Kicy, Redonia, Robert, Jenna
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Peter Spiotta, Barbara Mistichelli, Hannah Wible, Peggy Levesque
Sunday, January 25, 2015 9am – 90
FINANCE UPDATE For 2014
Total Operating Income: $389,882
Total Operating Expense: $396,445
Net Income/-Loss $ - 6,563
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 forums:
Feb. 1 – Gospel of St. Mark, Fr. Adam presenter
Feb. 8 – Kairos, Paul Oestereich presenter
Feb. 15 – Coffee Hour Social
Feb. 22 – Lenten Practice, living on $35 a week, Fr. Adam & Marylee Bunting, presenters
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at 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.
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.
NEW VESTRY Congratulations to our newly elected officers of the Vestry; Mary Ann Klassen, Donald Hann, Geoff Kitson and Jim Kozub (2nd term) . THANK YOU to out-going vestry members Doug Sisk, Russ Bilbrough and Stephen Adcock for their years of dedicated service.
ANNUAL REPORT If you missed the meeting, copies of the Annual Report are available at both entrances to the church. We failed to include the Outreach Report, one of the most important and valuable ministries of Christ Church. Please pick up a copy of the report also available at both entrances to the church today and read about the vital work and support Christ Church Media is doing under the leadership of Marylee Bunting, Outreach coordinator.
STEWARDSHIP NEWS To date, we have received 98 pledges for a total commitment of $289,416. While this is an awesome response, we are falling short of last year’s commitment of 107 pledges for a total of $308,072. That level of commitment allowed us to meet our financial obligations without using our savings – the goal of every healthy household and organization. Our goal for 2015 is to do the same. So, while your vestry takes another look at the proposed budget, I ask each of you to prayerfully consider your commitment. If you feel called to increase your original pledge, please revise it and if you have not made a commitment, there is still time, so please don’t delay. We need each member of Christ Church to contribute to our life and ministries, it simply can’t happen without you.
If you have any questions or concerns about making a pledge, please contact me.
BOOK CLUB – Tuesday, February 3rd, noon in the Van Roden Room This group will discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. A novel revolving around parents and children, brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those close to us, at the time that matter most. This tale spans several generations and moves back and forth between Afghanistan and the West.
ART EXPLORERS This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Library lead by Margery Hiltz. On February 10th we will explore Medieval Manuscripts, Leaves of Gold and Painted Prayers. Come join us at 11 a.m. in the Library located on the lower level.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER, February 17th –5:30-7:00pm
Plan on bringing the whole family for a yummy dinner together with your Christ Church family.
Tickets will go on sale after both the 8am and 10am services in hallway outside of St. Joseph’s Hall on Sundays, Feb. 8th and 15th. Purchasing your tickets in advance helps us to plan accordingly. Cost: Adults - $6; Children - $3, 4 years and under—FREE!
SAVE THE DATE!!! The Christ Church 22nd Annual Chili Cook-off Event –February 7th!
Mark your calendars now and plan on attending what is the most talked about, fun event of the year. It all begins at 6pm!!! We do need the help of many. There is much opportunity for you to share your time and talent. Please see sign ups on bulletin board and SIGN UP TODAY!!
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY The Spiritual Life Ministry is offering a Lenten Bible Study on Thursday evenings in Lent starting on February 26 through March 26, at 7pm in the Van Roden Room. We will be studying passages from the Bible on health and well-being and discussing how they can relate today.
PARTNERS IN OUTREACH The Second Annual Conference of Partners in Outreach will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia. If you feel called to becoming more involved as a volunteer in service to the communities around you, this is a good place to start. The conference is a collaboration with the Univ. of PA’s School for Social Policy and Practice and Episcopal Community Services (ECS) to create a training program. See the bulletin board for more details. We’re looking to get a car pool together of interested parishioners. See Marylee Bunting or Fr. Adam to sign up!
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!
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 2015 are posted.
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 Jan Ross or Judy Fitzgerald after the 8am Sunday service; Joyce Glackin or Susan Mayer 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.
RECTOR AWAY Fr. Adam will be evaluating General Ordination Exams and out of the office February 2-6. For pastoral emergencies; during office hours please call the church office 610-566-7525610-566-7525 ; after office hours please call Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden 610-804-8706610-804-8706 .
CHRONICLE DEADLINE The deadline for the March/April issue of the Chronicle Newsletter is February 15th!
FISHING TRIP TO HYANNIS, MASS Christ Church will sponsor its third annual fishing trip on June 6, 2015. The cost of the trip for transportation and private boat will be $175 per person. The initial payment is due February 20th. We need the initial payment to reserve the bus and boat. The second and final payment will be due May 8th. Payments are non-refundable due to contracts. Make the check payable to Michael Motley and mail to: P.O. Box 307, Wallingford, PA 19086 or contact Michael Motley for questions 610-565-0169610-565-0169 . More information is posted on the parish bulletin board.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This week, February 1 Next Week, February 8
Altar – Peter Falcone Altar – Bob Bair
OT, Psalm – Randy Bullitt OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP- Jan Ross PP-Mike Davis
NT CB – Steve Falcone NT, CB – Bob Levesque
MC – Jonah Loper MC-Renee Bilbrough
Altar – Sybilla Moore Altar – Emma Young
Crucifer – Megan Spiotta Crucifer – Ben Adcock
Torch 1 – Caroline Lenderman Torch 1 – Elias Kradel
Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel Torch 2 – Alexsa McKeown
OT, Psalm – Amy Shumoski OT, Psalm – Kurt Brunner
NT – Sean Seeney NT- Ann Haslanger
PP – Steve Adcock PP-Holly Cunningham
CB1 – Dan Mistichelli CB1 – Rachel Adcock
CB2- Mary Ann Klassen CB2 – David Klassen
8AM – Randy & Leslie Bullitt 8AM – Suki Seeney, Geoff Kitson
10AM – The Bilbrough Family 10AM –
Children’s Sermon Children’s Sermon
O – Frank Mathews, deliverer O –Marianne Spiotta, deliverer
Lee Herzog, helper Mary Conlin, helper
Y – Rachel Adcock, deliverer Y - Lee Herzog, deliverer
Brett Lester, helper Aura Lester, helper
4 Epiphany, February 1
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed
Monday, February 2
12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room
Tuesday, February 3
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
12pm Book Club, VR
Wednesday, February 4
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
10am Prayer Group, SJH
11am Bible Study, SJH
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
7pm Adult Choir
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, February 5
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
4:15pm Primary Choir
4:45pm Youth Choir
Friday, February 6
No 7am Eucharist
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, February 7
9am Altar & Flower Guilds
6pm Chili Cook Off
5 Epiphany, February 8
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
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
Mary Ann Klassen
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.”