February 22, 2015
INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST – We have removed names from the prayer list. If a name needs to be put back on please notify the parish office.
(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)
Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Alexander, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Redonia, Robert, Jenna, Leonard, Ed
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Jean Donaphon, Patrick Pannah, Jr., Jennie Henchel, Emily Labows, Sean Verdeur, Milton Seeney
Sunday, February 15 8am – 12; 10am—56
FINANCE UPDATE January 2015
Total Operating Income: $ 19,172
Total Operating Expense: $ 34,095
Net Income/-Loss $-14, 923
DESIGNATED LOOSE OFFERING Today’s loose offering is designated to Episcopal Community Services in Philadelphia. Their programs focus on Housing; Foster/Kinship Care; Home Care; Out of School Time; St. Barnabas Mission and Youth Programming. Through these programs, Philadelphia residents are served in a variety of ways.
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.
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. Today’s forum: Lenten Practice, living on $35 a week, Fr. Adam & Marylee Bunting, presenters
ADULT FORUM COFFEE HOUR There are 12 available Sundays for you to sign up and host an Adult Forum Coffee Hour and/or provide a snack. Please see sign-up sheet posted on bulletin board and sign up today!
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at 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.
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.
LENTEN SERIES The Spiritual Life Ministry is offering a Lenten Series on Thursday evenings in Lent starting on February 26 through March 26. The Rev. Domenic Ciannella will lead the series “Personalities of the Old Testament”. The content discussion will be of the following people – Samuel 1, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. We will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Soup and Salad Supper with the discussion at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall. A sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know if attending and soup and salad donations.
THANK YOU! Our thanks to Janet Riddle, Sean Seeney, Brad & Dan Weber, Jim Ross, The Bilbrough Family, Jim Mayer, Ben Sniegowski, Elias & Adelaide Kradel, Ben & Joe Adcock and all others who helped with the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.
AID FOR FRIENDS This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month. We welcome new volunteers to join us for all or any part of the cooking/packing session. Next cooking date: February 26th…we will begin cooking at 4pm! If you are unable to help cook but would like to help, we welcome food donations and monetary donations towards the purchase of meat. Sign up is posted on the bulletin board.
WOMEN’S GROUP Ladies, it is time for our monthly potluck dinner. We will meet on Monday, February 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall. Please sign up for what you will bring to share, sign up is posted on the parish bulletin board. Erin Cochran will be our guest speaker. Please invite your family and friends who might be interested in hearing Erin talk about gratitude.
FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT St. JAMES MIDDLE SCHOOL Enter to win a free week at the Massanutten Resort, July 12-19, 2015 (see flyer posted on bulletin board.) All proceeds will benefit the St. James Middle School’s first graduating class! The Women’s Group of Christ Church Media is raising the funds to purchase backpacks and calculators for each of the fifteen student who will graduate in July. Chances are $5 each or three for $10. Please see JoAnn Townsend to purchase your chances.
TESTING IN PUBLIC EDUCATION Mother Melissa's parish, Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, is sponsoring a discussion on the issue of testing in our public schools. All folks who have an interest in the current state of education should attend. We will be showing a documentary and then talking about parents' choice to opt out of testing based on religious beliefs. Please email Mother Melissa for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redeemer Moms presents a screening of
Standardized - Lies, Money, and Civil Rights:
How Testing is Ruining Public Education
Wednesday, February 25, 7-9pm
Parish House, Assembly Room
The Moms will follow up with a Q & A session with parents who have been researching this topic for over a year. All are welcome and invited to bring a friend.
PARTNERS IN OUTREACH The Second Annual Conference of Partners in Outreach will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia. If you feel called to becoming more involved as a volunteer in service to the communities around you, this is a good place to start. The conference is a collaboration with the Univ. of PA’s School for Social Policy and Practice and Episcopal Community Services (ECS) to create a training program. See the bulletin board for more details. We’re looking to get a car pool together of interested parishioners. See Marylee Bunting or Fr. Adam to sign up!
HEEDING GOD’S CALL FUNDRAISERS Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence, has two great events coming up in March that very much need your support.
March 8th 3-5 PM at St-Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 8000 St. Martins Lane, Chestnut Hill Phila 19118, there will be a wine-and-hors d’oeuvres reception with Signe Wilkenson, political cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who will narrate a slide show of her work and create a new cartoon before your very eyes.
Donations $50 / person or $75 / couple RSVP email@example.com , and please mail donations to Heeding God’s Call 8812 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
March 15th 12:30-2:30 at Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086 there will be a lunch, with Joel Fein, MD, MPH speaking on “Children seen and not heard: Our experience with adverse childhood experiences”, and Bryan Miller, Executive Director of HGC, speaking on “The Faith Community and the Scourge of Illegal Guns”.
KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY For those who attended Adult Forum last weekend and indicated an interest in writing letters to the residents of SCI Chester prison please use the following guidelines:
Kairos Prison Ministry Letters to Residents (Agape) Guidelines:
- No return address.
- Only use your first name.
- Address the letter, "Dear Brother in Christ." All of these letters will go to men.
- Several copies (up to 42) of the same letter is acceptable. They do not need to be different from one another.
- All letters need to be hand-written in pen or pencil. No photocopies are acceptable.
- Please use smaller than 8.5x11 paper. Do not put them into envelopes.
- Use encouraging, uplifting words that express God's love.
- Try to keep the letter short, approximately 5-7 sentences.
- A zip-locked bag is a handy way to keep them all together.
- Since they must be reviewed by the prison, please get them to the church office by Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015.
- If you have questions, you can contact Paul Oestreich at firstname.lastname@example.org
STARFEST 2015 Yes, there will be a STARFEST in November 2015! We will begin planning session in March/April. Meanwhile, it is never too early to start putting aside items for this event. In addition to our Silent Auction, we have tables of Costume Jewelry; Creative Treasures (handmade and knitted/fabric items); Holiday Décor (Christmas decorations) and Books. Also, we will be bringing back “Charming Gifts” (a mix of small collectibles and new re-gift items – NO YARD SALE PLEASE!). Some suggestions for item collection: Do you know someone who is downsizing their home and planning to move? They may be looking for a ‘home’ for some of their belongings that they do not want to just discard. Do you have any unused gift cards from the holidays that you will not use? Check your jewelry boxes, curio cabinets, closets, cupboards, basements and attics. Let’s make our 3rd annual STARFEST the best yet!
FISHING TRIP TO HYANNIS, MASS Christ Church will sponsor its third annual fishing trip on June 6, 2015. The cost of the trip for transportation and private boat will be $175 per person. The initial payment is due February 20th. We need the initial payment to reserve the bus and boat. The second and final payment will be due May 8th. Payments are non-refundable due to contracts. Make the check payable to Michael Motley and mail to: P.O. Box 307, Wallingford, PA 19086 or contact Michael Motley for questions 610-565-0169610-565-0169 . More information is posted on the parish bulletin board.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This week, February 22 Next Week, March 1
Altar – Peter Falcone Altar – Bob Bair
OT, Psalm – Mike Davis OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP- Marylee Bunting PP-Randy Bullitt
NT CB – Steve Falcone NT, CB – Bob Levesque
MC – Mariah Kozub MC-Jonah Loper
Altar – Rudy Loper Altar – Emma Young
Crucifer – Casey Loper Crucifer – Timmy Spiotta
Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel Torch 1 – Caroline Lenderman
Torch 2 – Ruthie Young Torch 2 – Elias Kradel
OT, Psalm – Amy Shumoski OT, Psalm – Russ Bilbrough
NT – Sean Seeney NT- Sean Seeney
PP – David Klassen PP-Dan Mistichelli
CB1 – Hope Giamboy CB1 – Kurt Brunner
CB2- Jayne Brown CB2 – Susan Mayer
8AM – Jean Bowers, Randy Bullitt 8AM – Randy & Leslie Bullitt
10AM – The Wible Family 10AM – Virginia Pannah, Jim Mayer
Alexsa McKeown, Tristen Elcock
Children’s Sermon Children’s Sermon
O – Mike Gay, deliverer O –Frank Mathews, deliverer
Mary Conlin, helper Brett Lester, helper
Y –Rachel Adcock, deliverer Y - Lee Herzog, deliverer
Brett Lester, helper Aura Lester, helper
1 Lent, February 22
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed
Monday, February 23
12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room
6pm Women’s Group, SJH
Tuesday, February 24
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
Wednesday, February 25
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
11am Bible Study, SJH
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
7pm Adult Choir
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, February 26
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
4pm AFF Cooking
4:15pm Primary Choir
4:45pm Youth Choir
5:30pm Lenten Series, SJH
Friday, February 27
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, February 28
9am Altar Guild
Vestry Retreat, Franciscan Spiritual Center
2 Lent, March 1
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for all
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., email@example.com
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, email@example.com
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, email@example.com
Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden Marylee Bunting, Outreach
Judy Fitzgerald, Communication Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden
Cynthia Young, Christian Education John Nee, Preschool
Jan Ross, Hospitality Peter Spiotta, Finance Chair
Geoff Kitson, Property/Clerk of the Vestry
Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship
James Kozub, Property
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.”