Sunday Worship Schedule:

July 1st through September 9th  one service only at 9:00 AM.  During July we will celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite I and during August Rite II.


Services are not held at midweek during the summer. 

Come join us in worship at Christ Episcopal Church Media!


Directions to Christ Church

August 20, 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) 

Sylvia, Brian, Elizabeth, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica, Brian, Colin, Jackie, John, Patrick, Stephen, Bette, Michael, Patty, Vic, Flor, Bill, Helen, Pat


BIRTHDAYS:  Sueny Seeney, Michael Gay, Ruthie Young, Maggie Dunn

ANNIVERSARIES: Laurie & Dan Weber, Judi & Milt Seeney, Jean & John Donaphon, Carol & Don Hann


Year-to-date actual         $ 156,790

Year to date budget        $ 168,250

SEARCH COMMITTEE: Mary Ellen Maatman, Co-chair; Jim McKeown, Co-chair; Maggie Dunn, Brett Lester, Karen Mason, Douglas Sisk, Marianne Spiotta

NURSERY CARE  Nursery care is available today from 8:30am—10:30am  for infants to 4 years of age in the Godly Play Room located on the lower level.  Andrea Cruz and De Anna Hickson, Nursery care givers.


  • Sunday Worship Schedule: July 1st through September 10th one service only at 9:00 AM.  During August we will celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II.
  • Parish Office Hours,  Monday –Thursday,  8:30am—2:30pm 

TEA AND FELLOWSHIP ON THE 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. Your help is needed to host times of fellowship and refreshments on the front lawn.  It’s easy and it’s fun! We set up the tables, you provide the lemonade, iced tea and cookies/muffins and host with a smile.  A sign up is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know which Sunday you’re available to help.

CHRONICLE SUBMISSONS  We are seeking submissions for the September/October issue of the Chronicle newsletter.  Please submit articles with full details of upcoming events/meetings/programs, etc. asap to Rita at

ECS “FILL THE BUS” DRIVE   Each summer, ECS holds a back-to-school drive called ‘Fill the Bus’ to support the education of their school aged participants.  This year they need our help to send 600 students off to school with much needed backpacks and school supplies.  A list of items needed has been posted on the parish bulletin board.  You do not need to purchase everything on the list but perhaps you can help provide 1 or 2 items.  If interested in participating, please clearly mark your items “ECS Fill the Bus” and place on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall no later than August 28thThank you for your continued support and generosity.

INVITE*WELCOME*CONNECT  Mary Palmer creator of Invite*Welcome*Connect is offering a full, one-day workshop for “Empowering the Laity” on Saturday, September 16th at St. James’ Downingtown.  Members of the laity from the Diocese are encouraged to attend to learn about all aspects of church hospitality, congregational growth and retention of long-standing members. The day’s events begins at 9am and will conclude at 3:30pm.  The cost of the workshop is $20 per person which includes a catered lunch at St. James’.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know of your interest in attending.  RSVP by September 2nd!

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.   The Rev. Canon Nancy James Deming, Ruth LeStourgeon, the Prayer Group Ministry 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 The Rev. Canon Nancy James Deming (610-724-0525) or Ruth LeStourgeon (610-565-2065).

MEDIA GARAGE SALE  Christ Church will be participating in the Media Town-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, September 16th.  This is an opportunity for us to show our face to the local community.  The summer month of August is a good time to start putting aside those things that you no longer want or like - and a chance to clean out and "de-clutter" your basements and attics!  Tables can be purchased for $25 EACH (ours or yours) and funds raised go to our Outreach program.  Friends and family of parishioners are also invited to participate – the same rules apply.  You are responsible for pricing, setup, manning, takedown, and disposal of any leftovers. Checks to cover table rentals can be made payable to Christ Church with "Media Garage Sale - Outreach" on the memo line, and given to Rita in the Parish Office.

Volunteer Needed!  We are looking for someone to be in charge of our Food Tent for the Media Garage Sale.  Our tent is the only one offering food in this part of town.  Fare includes hot dogs, chips, condiments, pretzels, drinks including water, and sweet treats.  If you are interested in helping out with this and can round up some additional volunteers to work with you, please contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116.  Thank you!

CHRIST CHURCH IS ON TWITTER! You can quickly check what is going on in the week to come by following us on Twitter at CCEpiscopalMediaPA. Our feed includes posts from Bishop Curry, Bishop Gutierrez, St. James School, The Episcopal Church, Diocesan Youth Programs, and the PA Diocese.

STARFEST, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th   Included are the Silent Auction; CC's Cafe Lunch; Spaghetti Dinner and eight Bazaar tables: Costume Jewelry; Corner Cupboard (baked goods); Holiday Decor; Creative Treasures; Books, and Gifts/Collectibles.  New this year will be Plants/Herbs and Soups (homemade) tables. Now is the time to start collecting items for contribution.  This major fundraising event needs donations for Silent Auction (see Jim Ross). 

We also need donations for:

Costume Jewelry - check your jewelry boxes for items no longer wanted - good stuff goes to Jim Ross, the rest to Lynn Kelley starting NOW.
Holiday Decorations - Christmas decorations that would brighten up someone's home for the holidays.
Creative Treasures - calling all knitters and crocheters - start your summer projects now - hats, scarves, blankets, afghans, shawls and novelties.
Books - hardbound and paperback - adult, young adult and children's - cookbooks, audiobooks ( no textbooks)  Current titles appreciated.  Contact Terry Andrews NOW if you are ready to donate - collection boxes will be available  later  on the stage.
Gifts/Collectibles - attic treasures and new "re-giftable " items.  Sorry, no "yard sale" items ( see Media Garage Sale)
Corner Cupboard/baked - be thinking about what you would like to make/bake.  We will need desserts for lunch and dinner as well as items to be purchased to take home.  Do you can or jar fruits or vegetables? Bake pies or cakes? Gourmet munchies, candies, treats, whatever else - just so long as it is home-made!
Homemade Soups - Have a favorite recipe?  See Susan Schriver.
House plants/herbs - do you have excess house plants that you would like to donate?
Hold onto your items - collection boxes will be available later in the fall.  Questions about STARFEST, Contact Marylee Bunting at 610-872-5116.

Liturgical Ministers Schedule


11 Pentecost, August 20                                               12 Pentecost, August 27

9AM                                                                                      9AM

MC  – Don Glackin                                                            MC –  Don Glackin

Altar – Sophia Lenderman                                            Altar –  Peter Falcone

Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman                                   Crucifer –  Ava High

OT/Psalm – Mary Ellen Maatman                              OT/Psalm –  Marylee Bunting

NT- Jan Ross                                                                       NT –  Holly Cunningham

PP – Dan Mistichelli                                                         PP –  Susan Mayer

CB1 – Sybilla Moore                                                        CB1 –  Mike Gay

CB2 – Frank Mathews                                                    CB2 –  Patti Davis


Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

9am – Jim Mayer, Virginia Pannah                            9am –  Gregg Smith, Ron Mecklin



Weekly Calendar

11 Pentecost, August 20

9am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Followed by Tea on the Lawn

Monday, August 21

12pm AA Meeting, SJH

Tuesday, August 22

7pm Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, August 23

8pm AA Meeting, SJH    

Thursday, August 24


Friday, August 25

12pm AA Meeting, SJH

Saturday, August 26

9am Altar & Flower Guilds

12 Pentecost, August 27

9am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Followed by Tea on the Lawn



Interim Rector: The Rev. Canon Nancy James Deming,

Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman,

Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta,

Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina,




2018                                                                                       2019

Mary Ann Klassen, Secretary of the Vestry           Susan Mayer, Stewardship

Geoff Kitson, Property                                                   Mary Ellen Maatman, Communication

Donald Hann, Parish Life                                               Faith Elcock, Hospitality/Pastoral Care

Ann Haslanger, Membership                                      Mike Estabrook, Christian Formation                                                                                                                     


                                                                                                Marylee Bunting, Outreach

                                                                                                John Nee, Rector’s Warden/Preschool

                                                                                                Kurt Brunner, Finance

                                                                                                John Donaphon, Accounting Warden




 9am Holy Eucharist, Rite II





CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525

HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM



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