August 2, 2015
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)
Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Alexander, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Robert, Leonard, Ed, Marie, Amy, Joe, Roger, Joshua, Joey, Ginny, Ben, Bette, Michael, Mary Ellen, Peggy, Tom, Miriam, Judy, Tom, Jenny
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Judy Fitzgerald, Paul Worrell, Lizzie Munyao, Francesca Sisk, Cindy Young
ANNIVERSARIES: Nancy & Gordon Mott, Doug & Connie Davies, Mary Ann & David Klassen, Patricia Rizzo & Douglas Sisk
Sunday, July 26th 9AM - 67
FINANCE UPDATE 2015
Operating Income 189,045 164,756
Operating Expense 194,035 201,830
Net income/loss (4,990) (37,074)
NURSERY CARE Nursery care is available today from 8:30am—10:30am 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 9 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.
SUNDAY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP ON FRONT LAWN
All are welcome to join for tea, lemonade and fellowship on the front lawn of the church immediately following the 9am worship service each Sunday. We thank Cathy Bedenbaugh for hosting today’s fellowship.
CHURCH NEWS FROM YOUR VESTRY As an on-going effort to provide you with ‘what’s happening’ at Christ Church the Vestry has provided you a monthly ‘Christ Episcopal Church News’ insert in the bulletin on the last Sunday of every month. Available copies of the July/August issue can be found at either entrance to the church.
CHRIST CHURCH BOOK CLUB On Tuesday, August 4th at noon, the group will discuss “The Care and Management of Lies” by Jacqueline Winspear, a World War I novel of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world. By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained—by Thea’s passionate embrace of women’s suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea’s brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. Kezia and Tom wed a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany. Tom enlists to fight for his country and the farm becomes Kezia’s responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. They hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories to bring comfort. It shows a picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle. It raises questions about conflict, belief, and love in our own time.
MEMORIAL TO THE LOST On August 15th through August 29th, we will host the Memorial to the Lost which commemorates the lives lost to gun violence in all of Delaware County since 2010. The Memorial, sponsored by the Del Co Chapter of Heeding God’s Call, consists of one empty t-shirt for each of the 151 (and counting) lives lost to gun violence in our community during that time. The Memorial is a simple but compelling demonstration intended to increase public awareness of the tragic toll exacted by gun violence and to inspire us to take action to end it. All are welcome to join us August 16th at 9 am for worship and dedication of the Memorial directly following the service at 10:30 am.
Please join us on the morning of August 15th at 8:30 am to erect the Memorial on the Christ Church lawn. We need at least 10 volunteers but many hands make light work, so the more volunteers the better. Our youth are welcome and encouraged to join us! Please email me directly if you are able to volunteer on August 15th to set up and/or August 29th to dismantle the Memorial. Send your reply to Susan Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Susan
PASTORAL CARE If you are in need of support due to illness, loss of a loved one, loss of employment or someone to pray for you or a family member or friend, a ride to church or anything that has you down, we want you to know your church family is here for you. Father Adam, Ruth LeStourgeon, Jan Ross and the Pastoral Care team coordinate a variety of ministries under this umbrella. If you find yourself in need, please let us know by contacting Father Adam (215-313-4511), Ruth (610-565-2065), or Jan (610-955-5398).
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR ON VACATION Rita will be out of the office July 30th through August 11th.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Today, August 2 Next week, August 9
9AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II 9AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II
MC – Jim Ross MC – Peter Falcone
Altar - Mariah Kozub Altar – Bob Bair
Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman Crucifer – Sybilla Moore
OT, Psalm – Pam Smith OT, Psalm – Susan Mayer
NT – Sean Seeney NT – Paul Worrell
PP – David Klassen PP – Marylee Bunting
CB1 – Erin Cochran CB1 – Jan Ross
CB2 – Peter Falcone CB2 – Dan Mistichelli
9AM – Jim Mayer, Suki Seeney 9AM – Paul Worrell, Jean Bowers
Childrens Sermon – One Group Childrens Sermon – One Group
Marianne Spiotta, deliverer Diana Buckley Motley, deliverer
Brett Lester, helper Lee Herzog, helper
10 Pentecost, August 2
9am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Followed by Tea on the Lawn
Monday, August 3
12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room
Tuesday, August 4
12pm Book Club, VR
Wednesday, August 5
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Friday, August 7
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, August 8
9am Altar & Flower Guild
11 Pentecost, August 9
9am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Followed by Tea on the Lawn
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
Donald Hann, Parish Life
Geoff Kitson, Property/Secretary of the Vestry
Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship
James Kozub, Property
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
No mid-week services during the summer.
Mid-week services will resume in September.
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Fridays – Father Adam by appointment
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”