Holy Eucharist Rite I service is held at 8 AM and the Holy Eucharist Rite II service is held at 10 AM. Children ages 3-5th grade are welcome to attend our Church School classes that follow the 10 AM worship service. Older children may enroll in our LOGOS curriculum program.  



  • Each Monday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
  • Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 
  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon in the Chapel.    


Come join us in worship at Christ Church Media!


Directions to Christ Church


Sunday, December 4--Coffee Social time at Adult Forum.

Tuesday, December 6--Book Club meets at 12 PM.

Thursday, December 8--Women's Group Cookie Exchange  at 6:30 PM.





















December 4, 2016

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)

Michael, Mary Ellen, Peggy, Miriam, Tom, Jenny, Trent, Carol, Doug, Sylvia, Brian, Elizabeth, Nancy, Mary, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim,  Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Alma, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica


BIRTHDAYS:   Joseph Sanborn, Virginia Davis, Teresa Sanborn, Marianne Spiotta

Worship Attendance

Sunday, November 27     8am - 32; 10am – 69  

Financial Update

Year-to-date actual         $ 273,570

Year to date budget        $ 273,000


As of 11/30/2016, we have received 63 pledges toward our goal of 100 for a total of $236,203 of our goal of $307,000.  Thank you for your generous support of Christ Church’s mission. 

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 DeAnna Hickson, 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:

Dec. 4   -  Coffee Social

Dec. 11 – Dr. Steven Weitzman (U. Penn; Religion) How the Religion of the Biblical  Israelites became what we call Judaism.

BIBLE STUDY  Adults of the parish are invited to come together for Bible Study every Wednesday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Hall.  We welcome are seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.

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 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 school ends promptly at 12:15pm.  Please come join us.  Questions?  Please contact Max High at 

LOGOS Youth Program – All youth grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our youth program.  Logos meets in the Van Roden room located on the lower level.  The program runs from 11:30 to 12:30 each week.  Each week include 2 of the following elements: Bible Study, Worship Skills, Crafts, Games or Lunch. We are always looking for volunteers to offer their time and talent.  If interested, please see Fr. Adam or any of the Logos team member: Bob Miller, Cindy Young, Gail Kienitz, Sue Welfley, and Mike Estabrook.

TEENSPEAK All youth aged 6-12 grade are invited to participate in TeenSpeak immediately after the Gospel reading.  TeenSpeak is a time for youth to discuss the gospel with people their own age.  We meet in the Chapel during Fr. Adam’s sermon.  The TeenSpeak facilitator today is Mary Ann Klassen.


  • Each Monday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 
  • Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 
  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon in the Chapel.   

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL   Our Advent Devotional booklets are available at both entrances to the church.  This gift is from your fellow members who read scripture from one day in Advent and gave their personal reflections on those readings.  It is our hope that this Advent Devotional will encourage you to explore more deeply the scriptures and discern what God is calling you to be and do as you embark on your own spiritual journey.

Thank you to ALL who participated and contributed to this devotional.

BOOK CLUB  On Tuesday, December 6 at noon, the group will have a potluck luncheon to celebrate another great year.  They will then discuss Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet.  What could be more dangerous than cozy village life in the English countryside? Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold’s in Nether Monkslip.  The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent.  Now he has found peace among urbanites, and yoga practitioners, artists and New Agers.  But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women’s Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre.  The death looks like an accident, but Max’s training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play.


Join us for covered dish supper followed by our annual cookie exchange. Be a part of this festive holiday gathering, enjoy good food and fellowship (and save yourself a little baking time as well!) Bring a container with approximately 3 dozen cookies, and one empty container in which to collect cookies - by the end of the evening you will have collected a delicious variety of treats for your Christmas dessert and spent a great time with the lovely ladies of Christ Church! A signup sheet for the covered dish is located on the bulletin board - we look forward to seeing you!

CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS  Once again, for the Christmas holidays, we are supporting the Family and Community Services of Delaware County and their "Second Time Around Parents" program based in Media.  On Sunday, December 4th, empty food bags and suggested item lists will be handed out after each service.  These bags provide help to families at a challenging time of  year.  Filled bags are to be returned to the stage in St. Joseph's hall by Sunday, December 18th.  Financial donations to buy the turkeys that accompany the bags are also welcomed.  Checks can be made payable to Christ Church with the memo "food basket ministry"


Like last year, we are working  with the Children and Youth Services of Delaware County to support children and families in the Chester School system at holiday time.  We are "adopting" families and providing gifts to those who would otherwise go without.

Hung on the tree in St. Joseph’s Hall are "angel" tags that have the names, ages, and sizes of family members.  Each tag will list 1 item on the family member's wish list - a list that we have received from the Agency.  There are 3 tags for each child and 2 tags for each adult.  For each tag that you take, please buy a new gift, wrap it and attach the tag for identification. Gifts must be placed in the holiday containers near the tree by Sunday, December 11th for delivery 12/14.   Questions? Contact Marylee Bunting (610) 872 - 5116.

                Thank you for your support of this worthy holiday project


DARBY MISSION COOKIE REQUEST  On Tuesday, December 6th, several of our parishioners will be going to the Darby Mission's Tuesday night Community Dinner.  It is customary for participating churches to bring a part of the dinner as well as to help prepare and serve it to Mission clients. This is a first-time holiday project for us with them.  We have said that we will bring cookies for dessert.  It would be nice to have some homemade cookies to take.  If anyone is baking for the holidays and would like to donate some homemade cookies, we will take them with us.  Just put them in the church kitchen by NOON on Tuesday, December 6th, marked "Darby Mission Dinner".  Please use plastic lidded containers that you do not want back as it will be too difficult to return any containers that are left after the dinner.    Thank you for you help with this new Outreach event! Questions? Contact Marylee Bunting  - (610) 872 - 5116


The annual Christmas pageant will take place Sunday December 18th at 4:00 P.M.  All children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome to participate in the pageant.  There will be a brief meeting in St. Mary’s Hall for all children participating in the pageant immediately following the 10:00 service today to assign roles.  Anyone interested in helping with the pageant, please see Brett Lester or email:

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK SUPPER  - December 18th The Christmas Pageant will be followed by a Potluck Supper in Saint Mary’s Hall hosted by the Seeney and High families.  Help is needed immediately after the 10am service on Dec. 20th to help with set up, then again during dinner and after dinner for clean-up.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know how many from your family will be attending, what food contribution you will be bringing to share, and help with set-up and clean-up.  Please be sure to sign up as this helps us greatly for planning purposes.

TAIZÉ SERVICE – Thursday,  December 15th, 7:15 PM at Trinity Church, Swarthmore

We continue to offer Taize Service on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:15 p.m.    We rotate one month at Christ Church, Media and the next month at Trinity Church, Swarthmore.  We invite everyone to partake of this ‘oasis of peace’ amidst the whirlwind of daily activities.  Please join us!

CHRONICLE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Chronicle submissions for the January/February 2016 issue are needed by Monday, December 15thThe Advent/Christmas season is a very busy time in the parish office, please submit your articles as soon as possible! 

SEEKING NOMINEES FOR VESTRY  A new year will begin in less than two months and several vestry members’ terms will conclude.  Although these members may choose to run again for their positions, the process is open to all interested in serving our parish, and multiple nominees for a given position are welcome.  Would you like the opportunity to serve Christ Church as a vestry member?  Here are a few things to consider:

1    Do you have a desire to learn more about the business and spiritual undertakings of Christ Church?

2    Do have time to devote to this service in a meaningful way?  We meet once a month from September through June with occasional special meetings.

3    Are you willing to participate in the responsibility of guiding the ministries of Christ Church?

We need members who are willing to work together and engage each other honestly and respectfully.  If you are interested, please contact Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden at 610-804-8706, or talk to any vestry member. 

From the Flower Committee

Christ Episcopal Church Flower Committee would appreciate donations toward the purchase of poinsettias for the Christmas Altar.  Contributions can be made as a “memorial for a loved one” or “in thanksgiving”.  Please fill out the form below and return to the church office no later than December 15th!


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In Loving Memory of:



In Thanksgiving for:



Given by:  Name  ____________________________


Enclosed is my check payable to “Christ Church Flower Fund” in the amount of ______________.


Liturgical Ministers Schedule


This Week, December 4                                                               Next Week, December 11

8AM                                                                                      8AM

Altar –Peggy Levesque                                                  Altar  -  Jim Ross

OT, Psalm – Doug Sisk                                                    OT, Psalm –   Geoff Kitson

PP-  Jan Ross                                                                      PP-  Randy Bullitt

NT, CB – Bob Levesque                                                                 NT, CB –  Steve Falcone

10AM                                                                                    10AM

MC – Casey Loper                                                            MC –  Samantha Hann 

Altar – Jonah Loper                                                         Altar –    Sybilla Moore

Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman                                  Crucifer – Stephen Hann

Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel                                             Torch 1 –  Sara Kolecki

Torch 2 – Nicholas Handago                                         Torch 2 –   Jessica Kolecki

OT, Psalm – Ann Haslanger                                          OT, Psalm –  Patti Davis

NT- Mary Ellen Maatman                                              NT –  Don Hann

PP- Kurt Brunner                                                              PP -   Dan Mistichelli

CB1- Emma Young                                                           CB1 – Carol Hann

CB2 – Frank Mathews                                                    CB2 – Mike Gay


Ushers                                                                                  Ushers 

8AM                                                                                      8AM

Jean Bowers, Paul Worrell                                           Geoff Kitson, Gregg Smith

10AM                                                                                    10AM

The Wible Family                                                              Jim & Sandy McKeown

                                                                                                Alexsa McKeown, Elias Kradel


Children’s Sermon                                                          Children’s Sermon

Marianne Spiotta, deliverer                                        Frank Mathews, deliverer

Aura Lester, helper                                                         Brett Lester, helper


Weekly Calendar

                                                                2 Advent, December 4

                                                                 8am  Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                                11:15am Christian Ed for all

                                                                Monday, December 5

                                                                7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

                                                                12-1pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Tuesday, December 6

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                12pm Book Club, VR

                                                                Wednesday, December 7

                                                                10am Prayer Group

                                                                11am Bible Study

                                                                12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing

                                                                7pm Choir

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, December 8

                                                                10am Granite Farms Holy Communion

                                                                4:30pm Youth Choir

                                                                6:30pm Women’s Group Cookie Exchange

                                                                7pm Finance Committee Meeting

                                                                Friday, December 9

                                                                12pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, December 10

                                                                9am Altar Guild

                                                                3 Advent, December 11

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:15am 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,



2017                                                                                       2018

Marylee Bunting, Outreach                                         Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship

John Nee, Preschool                                                      Geoff Kitson, Property/Secretary of the Vestry

Kurt Brunner, Finance                                                    Donald Hann, Parish Life

John Donaphon, Accounting Warden                      Ann Haslanger, Membership                                                                                                                                       2019

                                                                                                Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden

                                                                                                Mary Ellen Maatman, Communication

                                                                                                Faith Elcock, Hospitality/Pastoral Care

                                                                                                Mike Estabrook, Christian Formation



Sunday                   8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II


                                Monday                 7:00am Holy Eucharist


                                Tuesday                 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel


                                Wednesday        12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing






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