9:00 AM - Holy Eucharist with Music

Childcare is available for infants to 3 years of age.



Will resume week of September 7




Directions to Christ Church


July 12 Tea on the lawn following morning prayer at 9 AM

July 19 Tea on the lawn following 9 AM service

July 26 Tea on the lawn following morning prayer at 9 AM

June 29 - September 6: Parish Summer Hours 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

















August 2, 2015


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)  

Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Alexander, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Robert, Leonard, Ed, Marie, Amy, Joe, Roger, Joshua, Joey, Ginny, Ben, Bette, Michael, Mary Ellen, Peggy, Tom, Miriam, Judy, Tom, Jenny 


BIRTHDAYS: Judy Fitzgerald, Paul Worrell, Lizzie Munyao, Francesca Sisk, Cindy Young

ANNIVERSARIES: Nancy & Gordon Mott, Doug & Connie Davies, Mary Ann & David Klassen, Patricia Rizzo & Douglas Sisk



Sunday, July 26th                              9AM -  67               


FINANCE UPDATE                        2015                                                 

                                                      Actual                Budget               

Operating Income                           189,045 164,756

Operating Expense                          194,035 201,830

Net income/loss                                (4,990)              (37,074)               


NURSERY CARE  Nursery care is available today from 8:30am—10:30am  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 9 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.


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. We thank Cathy Bedenbaugh for hosting today’s fellowship.

CHURCH NEWS FROM YOUR VESTRY   As an on-going effort to provide you with ‘what’s happening’ at Christ Church the Vestry has provided you a monthly ‘Christ Episcopal Church News’ insert in the bulletin on the last Sunday of every month.    Available copies of the July/August issue can be found at either entrance to the church.

CHRIST CHURCH BOOK CLUB  On Tuesday, August 4th at noon, the group will discuss “The Care and Management of Lies” by Jacqueline Winspear, a World War I novel of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world.  By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained—by Thea’s passionate embrace of women’s suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea’s brother, Tom, who runs the family farm.  Kezia and Tom wed a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany.  Tom enlists to fight for his country and the farm becomes Kezia’s responsibility.  Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil.  They hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories to bring comfort.  It shows a picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle.  It raises questions about conflict, belief, and love in our own time.

MEMORIAL TO THE LOST  On August 15th through August 29th, we will host the Memorial to the Lost which commemorates the lives lost to gun violence in all of Delaware County since 2010.  The Memorial, sponsored by the Del Co Chapter of Heeding God’s Call, consists of one empty t-shirt for each of the 151 (and counting) lives lost to gun violence in our community during that time.  The Memorial is a simple but compelling demonstration intended to increase public awareness of the tragic toll exacted by gun violence and to inspire us to take action to end it. All are welcome to join us August 16th at 9 am for worship and dedication of the Memorial directly following the service at 10:30 am.

Please join us on the morning of August 15th at 8:30 am to erect the Memorial on the Christ Church lawn.  We need at least 10 volunteers but many hands make light work, so the more volunteers the better.  Our youth are welcome and encouraged to join us!  Please email me directly if you are able to volunteer on August 15th to set up and/or August 29th to dismantle the Memorial.  Send your reply to Susan Mayer at   Thank you, Susan

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.  Father Adam, Ruth LeStourgeon, Jan Ross 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 Father Adam (215-313-4511), Ruth (610-565-2065), or Jan (610-955-5398).

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR ON VACATION  Rita will be out of the office July 30th through August 11th.



Liturgical Ministers Schedule

Today, August 2                                                            Next week, August 9

9AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II                                     9AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II

MC – Jim Ross                                                                MC – Peter Falcone

Altar -    Mariah Kozub                                                  Altar – Bob Bair

Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman                                   Crucifer – Sybilla Moore

OT, Psalm – Pam Smith                                                 OT, Psalm – Susan Mayer

NT – Sean Seeney                                                          NT – Paul Worrell

PP – David Klassen                                                         PP – Marylee Bunting

CB1 – Erin Cochran                                                       CB1 – Jan Ross

CB2 – Peter Falcone                                                      CB2 – Dan Mistichelli


Ushers                                                                            Ushers

9AM – Jim Mayer, Suki Seeney                                   9AM – Paul Worrell, Jean Bowers


Childrens Sermon – One Group                                Childrens Sermon – One Group

Marianne Spiotta, deliverer                                         Diana Buckley Motley, deliverer

Brett Lester, helper                                                       Lee Herzog, helper


 Weekly Calendar

 10 Pentecost, August 2

9am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Followed by Tea on the Lawn

Monday, August 3

12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room

Tuesday, August 4

12pm Book Club, VR

Wednesday, August 5

8pm AA Meeting, SJH

Thursday, August


Friday, August 7

12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

 Saturday, August 8

 9am Altar & Flower Guild

11 Pentecost, August 9

 9am Holy Eucharist Rite II

 Followed by Tea on the Lawn



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,



2016                                                                       2017

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


Donald Hann, Parish Life

Geoff Kitson, Property/Secretary of the Vestry

Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship

James Kozub, Property



9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

No mid-week services during the summer.

Mid-week services will resume in September.





CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525

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

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



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