8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir

Childcare is available for infants to 3 years of age.



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 AM - Morning Prayer in Chapel

Wednesday Noon - Holy Eucharist/Healing Service in Chapel

Friday 7 AM - Holy Eucharist in Chapel




Directions to Christ Church


October 25 Noon or October 26 9 AM - Acolyte Training

October 26 Adult Forum - Second Generation Families of Christ Church, Part 2

October 27 6:00 PM Women's Group St. Joseph's Hall - David Kasievich guest

November 2 Adult Forum - The Youth Court Movement, Kathleen Turezyn Presenter

November 9 11:30 Ministry Sunday



October 26, 2014    


(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



BIRTHDAYS:  Renee Bilbrough, Greg Vavroch, John Austin, Ruth Mecklin

ANNIVERSARIES: Aura & Brett Lester, Judith & Charles Rehm, Sheila & Bill Roberts



Sunday, October 19, 2014                             8am -26; 10am-110



$229,694              Actual pledges received as of 09/30/2014

$219,471              Pledges expected to be received as of 09/30/2014

$  10,223               Above expectation in pledge collection


DESIGNATED LOOSE OFFERING - EBOLA CRISIS   Today’s loose offering is designated to Episcopal Relief & Development, Ebola Crisis.   From the earliest awareness of the outbreak, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working closely with the Episcopal Church of Liberia and Anglican Diocese of Bo in Sierra Leone to help stem the spread of the disease and care for those in need.  Thank you for your continued generosity.

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.    


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:  Oct. 26 – Second Generation Families of Christ Church, Part 2

                                    Nov. 2 –  The Youth Court Movement, Kathleen Turezyn, presenter

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. 


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.



  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at 12 o’clock 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. 

VESTRY MINISTRY  Have you been curious about serving on the Vestry of Christ Church?   Is it time for your talents and experience to be applied to this important ministry?  Please contact Fr. Adam, Doug Sisk (610-876-4748610-876-4748 ), or a member of the Vestry for further information.  

WOMEN’S GROUP We had our first meeting on September 29, with seventeen ladies in attendance!  We had a delicious potluck supper and a successful meeting.  The Women’s Group has the honor of giving gifts to the 15 students of the very first class to graduate at St. James Middle School.  We will be buying gifts and having fund-raisers to purchase and stuff backpacks.  At this point, we have 11 team or individuals who will sponsor a child.  Hopefully, more volunteers will step forward.  We will meet again on Monday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall.  A sign up sheet will be on the bulletin board prior to the meeting.  David Kasievich, Head of School at St. James School will be our special guest. He will talk about the school.  Learn more at  Please join us!



Come to St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Halls at 11:30 a.m. and learn of the great and vast ministries of your parish.  Come to find a new ministry for yourself.  Come to learn what others are doing. You will be enriched.

STARFEST BAZAAR –November 14-16!

Storage of Starfest items on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall began.  Please be sure to put your items in the appropriate boxes marked Holiday Décor, Silent Auction, and Books.

                Jewelry and handcrafts for the Creative Treasures booth GO DIRECTLY to the co-chairmen of those booths. See flyer on bulletin board.

                Gift Card Solicitation – Remember to ask your favorite restaurants and places of business for gift cards for Silent Auction.  Information is on the bulletin board.

                Themed Baskets – Sign up to make a basket of goodies for our Silent Auction.  Details on bulletin board.

                Homemade Baked Goods – As always, we are looking for those yummy homemade baked goods and gourmet jams and jar items for our Baked Goods/Gourmet table.  Please let Diana Buckley Motley or Holly Cunningham know of your contributions or see sign up on bulletin board.

                Children’s Place  - Rachel Adcock and Sandy McKeown have plans underway to keep your little ones busy while you shop.  Oh yes, Santa will be visiting from 11am-2pm.

                Soup Donations – We will be offering three soup varieties at CC’s Café: Potato, chicken noodle and vegetable.   Please sign up on bulletin board or contact Leslie Bullitt at if you’re willing to make a homemade soup.  We need to borrow large crockpots as well. 

                Today after both the 8am and 10am worship services, Leslie Bullitt will be selling tickets for CC’s Café lunch (soup, salad & grilled cheese) $6 Adults; $3 Kids;  and the Friday night Lasagna dinner  $8 Adults; $5 kids.   Please help us by purchasing your tickets in advance.


STARFEST REQUEST We are looking for donations of 6’—8’ tables (not card tables) for STARFEST booths and Silent Auction.  If you are able to lend us them, please clearly put your name and phone number on them and bring them Sunday, November 9th through Wednesday, November 12th to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall.  They will be available for your return pick up on Sunday, the 16th after 1pm.

                Help is needed to set up for this event.  Tables will be set up in St. Joseph’s Hall on Thursday, the 13th about 7pm.  Then again on Friday, the ladies will need some help organizing their tables, including BOOKS.  At 1pm, Friday, we will be able to take down St. Mary’s Hall and set up STARFEST tables in place for the Lasagna Dinner, Silent Auction and Baked Goods.  We will also be putting up signs and lights and setting up for Santa on the stage.  Sunday, the 16th at 1pm we take everything down and clean up.  Your help (and muscles) will be greatly appreciated!

CHRIST CHURCH BOOK CLUB  All are welcomed to come on Tuesday, Nov. 4th at 12 noon in the Van Roden room, to discuss the book, “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin.  This is a historical fiction on the life of Anne Morrow, wife of Colonel Charles Lindberg the celebrated aviator. She was encouraged to write literature and learned how to fly.  The kidnapping and murder of their first child was called “The Crime of the Century”.  The author succeeds in putting the reader inside Anne’s difficult life with her famous husband.


ALL SOULS’ DAY LITURGY  An All Souls’ Day Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 7:00 p.m.  All Souls’ is a liturgy that immediately follows All Saints’ Day.  All Souls’ focuses on our loved ones who have gone before us.  We invite all members of Christ Church to attend this beautiful Eucharist.  Each person will be invited to bring a picture of the loved ones they miss and place them at a side altar.  During the liturgy, we will light small votive candles and place them on the Altar.  Healing prayers will also be offered for the bereaved.


LAY READERS TRAINING SESSION A Lay Readers’ Training Session for new Lay Readers will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  It will be informal and it will give you the tools you need to become a Lay Reader.  If you have been thinking of taking part in this rewarding and important ministry, please plan to come and send Pam Smith an email at  so we know how many bagels we will need.  I have been a lay reader for about 24 years, and I find it moving and a privilege to participate in this ministry.  Hope to see you there. 


GIANT SUPERMARKET A+ REWARDS PROGRAM  Christ Church Preschool will once again participate in the Giant A+ Rewards Program where they have the opportunity to earn cash for the school.   Here’s how you can help.  Pick up an A+ School Rewards form on the parish bulletin board and provide us your 11 digit Bonuscard number along with your last name.  Return the form to Joanne Petrosina, Preschool Director or Rita Caserta, Parish Administrator, it’s that easy.  If you registered your card last year you do NOT need to re-register.  For those who shop at Giant and have not registered, please participate and help Christ Church Preschool earn cash!


Liturgical Ministers Schedule                     Weekly Calendar

8AM                                                                      26 Pentecost, October 26

Altar – Bob Bair                                                 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

OT, Psalm – Paul Worrell                               9am Acolyte Training Session

PP- Holly Cunningham                                   10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

NT, CB-Mollie Shiflet                                      11:30am Christian Ed for All

10AM                                                                    LOGOS

MC- Mariah Kozub                                          Monday, October 27

Altar – Samantha Hann                                  12-1pm AA Meeting, VR

Crucifer – Sybilla Moore                                                Tuesday, October 28

Torch 1 – Ava High                                           9am Morning Prayer

Torch 2 – Aidan Peterson                             Wednesday, October 29

OT, Psalm – Pat Finocchiaro                         9am Morning Prayer  

NT-Susan Mayer                                              10am Prayer Group        

PP-David Klassen                                             11am Bible Study            

CB1-Carol Hann                                                 12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing 

CB2-Don Hann                                                   7pm Adult Choir

                                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, October 30

Ushers                                                                  9am Morning Prayer

8am-Paul Worrell, Ron Mecklin                  4:15pm Primary Choir

10am- The Bilbrough Family                        4:45pm Youth Choir

                                                                                Friday, October 31

                                                                                7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

Children’s Sermon                                          12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

Older Group: Rachel Adcock, D                  Saturday, November 1

            Mary Conlin, Helper                            9am Altar & Flower Guilds

Younger Group: Ann Haslanger, D            All Saints’ Sunday, November 2

          Lee Herzog, Helper                               8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                                                                10am Holy Baptism, Rite II

                                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for All




Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D.,

Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson,

Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman,

Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta,

Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina,



2015                                                                                       2017

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         




                                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





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



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