September 25, 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, Judy, Bob, Brittany, Dustin, baby Blan, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Alma, Robert
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Elizabeth Labows, Sean Verdeur, Fred LeStourgeon, Patrick Pannah, Patrick Herzog, Lauren Derby, Allison Brunner, Tami Wible
ANNIVERSARIES: Jessica & Adrian Nussdorfer, Jean & Bill Bower, Emily & Steve Labows
Sunday, September 18 8am - 26; 10am - 85
Year-to-date actual $ 191,407
Year to date budget $ 182,000
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:
Sept. 25 – Father Adam continues The Letter of Paul to the Galatians
Oct. 2 -- Christ Church Ministries Fair
Oct. 9 -- Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Kraft – A fussy historian looks at Paul (also called
Saul): What Do We Know “For Sure” About Him and His Work?
Oct. 16 - Guest Speaker: Rob Viso – Mission Work in Cambodia
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- 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.
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.
ACOLYTE TRAINING SESSION There is an acolyte training session today, for all acolytes and those interested in this ministry. The younger acolytes will meet at 9:15 a.m. (between services). Youth 6th grade and up will meet for training at 11:15 a.m. (before LOGOS). We strongly encourage all acolytes to attend.
- Christ Church had successful participation in the Media Garage Sale on Saturday the 17th. We had 10 tables plus a food tent and made a strong presentation for the Church across the lawns and Orange St. parking lot. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen and especially to Mike Estabrook for organizing the food tent! This was a good fundraiser making $290.25 for our OUTREACH programs.
- A great time was had by all at the Christ Church Annual Parish Picnic. Lots of good food, fun and fellowship. Our thanks to the Choir for coordinating this event and special thanks to Patti & Dave Davis for their gracious hospitality in hosting the picnic.
- This following note was sent to Jo Ann Townsend, coordinator of the St. James Backpack project, from the office of Kevin Todd, Director of Graduate Support, St. James School, Philadelphia
We've had SO many graduates back in my office every day so far this school year. Each and every one of them are wearing their backpacks. I wanted to let you know how important they've become...the kids really NEED them.
ADULT FORUM COFFEE HOUR Volunteers are needed to host Adult Forum Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings. A sign-up sheet is posted on the Adult Forum cabinet in kitchen for you to sign up to help. You do not need to make the coffee, our faithful Sunday sexton, Sean Seeney prepares the coffee. We need you to help with setting up, providing half/half and cleaning up after. Please be sure to sign up today…many hands make light the work.
A separate sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for snack donations only…we need you to provide a ‘nut free’ snack of cookies, muffins, coffee cake, etc. for Adult Forum coffee hour.
MINISTRIES FAIR – Sunday, October 2, St. Mary’s Hall, 8:50-9:50 a.m.
Are you looking to get more involved in parish life? Now is the time to find a ministry that is a good fit for your talents and interests! Already involved? See what your fellow parishioners are doing. The fair is between the 8 and 10 a.m. services. So, stay a little longer or come a little early to see all the good things going on at Christ Church!
STARFEST - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th
STARFEST will take place this year all on Saturday, November 12th! Your favorites will be back - Silent Auction; CC's Cafe lunch; Spaghetti Dinner and six popular Bazaar tables. Our major fundraising event needs donations for Silent Auction (see Jim Ross). We also need donations for:
1 - Costume jewelry - check your jewelry boxes for any costume jewelry that you no longer wear. You can give your jewelry donations NOW to either Patti Davis or Judy Fitzgerald.
2 - Holiday Decorations - Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations that would brighten up someone's home for the holidays.
3 - Creative Treasures - all you knitters and crocheters - start now during the summer on your projects - hats, scarves, blankets, afghans, shawls and novelties, etc. Knit and crochet items only.
4 - Books - hardbound and paperback - adult, young adult and children's - cookbooks, audio books (no textbooks, no tapes). Aim for current titles. Contact Terry Andrews NOW if you have some ready to donate, and arrange a pickup/transfer. A box marked “Books” is on the stage for collections.
5 - Gifts/Collectibles - we are looking for "attic treasures" as well as new, "re-giftable" items. Sorry - no "yard sale" items.
6 - Corner Cupboard/baked goods - be thinking about what you would like to bake/make. 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!
We are looking for volunteers to help us make the day successful - for any of the areas mentioned above, as well as set-up and clean-up. Contact Marylee Bunting if you are interested and for how you can help!
BOOK CLUB On Tuesday, October 4th at noon the group will discuss a memoir, 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey. In the ten year since 90 Minutes in Heaven was published, millions of people worldwide have read the incredible true story of Don Piper’s experience with death and life—and in reading they have found their own lives changed. After a semi-truck collided with Don Piper’s car, he was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next ninety minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead. Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery.
WOMEN’S GROUP SNACK BAG PROJECT – As part of our October 17th meeting, following covered dish supper we will be decorating snack bags for the Chester East Side students. The signup sheet for donations of snacks is posted on the bulletin board. Please help make a child smile and know God’s love through this simple act of kindness! You can drop your donation off at the stage Sunday 10/16 – BUT we would really love for you to join us Monday evening October 17th for covered dish, fellowship, and a little “art work”! Fun starts at 6:30 p.m.
No NUTS of any kind PLEASE! (The Great Pumpkin, if you are out there – you are welcome!) BOO and God bless!
Do You Have a Visual or Graphics Talent? If the answer is yes, then consider giving your talent and time to help update the look of the bulletin board in the hallway outside the parish office. It is time to ‘freshen’ the board to make it appealing, attractive and informative. If you feel called to help with this project, please email Mary Ellen Maatman, Vestry member for Communication at email@example.com.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This Week, Sept. 25 Next Week, Oct. 2
Altar – Peggy Levesque Altar – Jim Ross
OT, Psalm – Holly Cunningham OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP – Jan Ross PP – Doug Sisk
NT, CB – Bob Levesque NT, CB – Peter Falcone
MC – Jonah Loper MC – Sybilla Moore
Altar – Megan Spiotta Altar –
Crucifer – Ruthie Young Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman
Torch 1 – Hannah Wible Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel
Torch 2 – Dillen Wible Torch 2 – Elias Kradel
OT, Psalm – Pam Smith OT, Psalm – Mary Ann Klassen
NT – Sean Seeney NT – Jay Townsend
PP – Dan Mistichelli PP – David Klassen
CB1 – Emma Young CB1 – Kurt Brunner
CB2 – Susan Mayer CB2 – Frank Mathews
8AM – Suki Seeney, Ron Mecklin 8AM – Gregg Smith, Paul Worrell
10AM - The Wible Family 10AM – The High Family
19 Pentecost, September 25
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
9:15am Acolyte Training Session
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:15am Acolyte Training Session
11:30am Christian Ed for All
Monday, September 26
7am Holy Eucharist
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Tuesday, September 27
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:30pm Preschool Back-to-School Night
Wednesday, September 28
10am Prayer Group, SJH
11am Bible Study
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing Service
12:30pm Deanery Clericus, SJH
7pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, September 29
4:30 Youth Choir
Friday, September 30
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, October 1
9am Altar & Flower Guilds
20 Pentecost, October 2
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
8:50am Ministries Fair
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for all
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
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
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”