December 21, 2014
INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST
(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
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & POTLUCK SUPPER – TODAY!
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: email@example.com
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
O-Ann Haslanger, Deliverer
Lee Herzog, Helper
Y – Rachel Adcock
Rosemary Bilbrough, Helper
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
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
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.”