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.



9:00 AM Tuesday thru Thursday - Morning Prayer

Noon Wednesday - Healing Eucharist

7:00 AM Friday - Holy Eucharist




Directions to Christ Church


April 12 Spring Clean up Day 8 AM - Noon

April 13 Palm Sunday! Services at 8 AM and 10 AM

April 16 7 PM Tenebrae Service

April 17 7 PM Maundy Thursday Service - All night Vigil follows in Chapel

April 18 Noon - The Way of the Cross

April 18 7 PM - Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross

April 19 7 PM - The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptism, Dessert Fest to follow

April 20 Easter Sunday! Services at 8 AM and 10 AM





April 13, 2014    


(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)  

Susan, Carly, Rosemary, Rose Marie, Connie, Joanne, Johnny, Paul, Missy, Carol, Dana, Bill, Mary, Mike, Leonard, Chase, Stella, Courtney, Edith, Susan, John Joseph, Monica, Janis, Maya Jane, Bette, Jim, Elma, Donna, Barb, Olivia, Michael, Edwina, Angela, Lucas, Julie, Nick, Madeline, Evelyn



BIRTHDAYS:   Christian Mayer, Marie Quinn, Rae Barnard, Alyssa Davies



Sunday, April 6                    8am –41; 10am -129 



$  76,115               Actual pledges received as of 03/31/2014

$  77,503               Pledges expected to be received as of 03/31/2014

($  1,388)              Below expectation in pledge collection


NURSERY CARE  Nursery care will be held  from 9:30am—12:30pm for infants—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.    

VISITORS WELCOME   If you are new or visiting today we welcome and encourage you to attend our Christian Education programs that follow our 10am worship service.  Please see an usher for directions to Church School, LOGOS Youth program or Adult Forum.


CHURCH SCHOOL   All Christians ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to attend Church School which immediately follows the 10am Sunday Worship Service.    


ADULT FORUM follows the 10am worship service each Sunday and meets in St. Joseph’s Hall. 


WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY All adults are invited and encouraged to participate in Bible Study. We welcome all seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.  This group meets on Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall.  For more information call the parish office at 610-566-7525.


  • 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. 


What’s happening this season…


Tired of winter…think Spring!  Back by popular demand is the Christ Church Spring Flower & Plant sale.  Order forms are available on the bulletin board for you to pick up now and begin thinking of your spring gardens.  All orders are due by Friday, April 25th (checks/money must accompany all orders).  Order PICK UP is Saturday, May 3rd from 9AM to 11AM in the Church Orange Street parking lot. You can also make a flower or plant donation to Christ Church on the order form to help spruce up the church grounds. Volunteers are needed to help on the pick-up day, please contact Leslie Bullitt at to offer your help.


AID FOR FRIENDS will meet on Thursday, April 24th beginning at 5pm in the kitchen.  We welcome you to join us for this rewarding outreach ministry. 


Please mark your calendar for either April 27th or May 4th to attend one of our small congregational gatherings to continue our conversation on stewardship and your responses to the parish questionnaire.  These meetings will take place between the services starting promptly at 9am in St. Joseph’s Hall, so come early to grab your coffee before we begin.  Looking forward to seeing all of you there and to gather your thoughts and ideas for the future of Christ Church.  Childcare will be available. 

In faith, Susan Mayer, Stewardship Chair 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY  This ministry, active at Christ Church 10 years ago through the ECW women's group, is being revived! Calling all knitters to join us in this worthy, all -year round project.  Knitting is done on your own, or you can join our Knitting Group that meets monthly.

     These shawls are knitted and given to people as a companion and reminder that they are being thought about and prayed for.  Recipients may be cancer patients, those recovering from surgery, healing from loss of a loved one, or just going through a tough time.  You may have participated in the program previously and have a favorite pattern to use.  If you are just getting started and need instructions, or want more information, contact Marylee Bunting (610) 872 - 5116. Shawls will be collected and blessed before being distributed.

NEIGHBORS IN NEED    Please don't forget the food cupboard!  Need continues to be high for families right in our own back yard, particularly those in Chester.  Food donations can be dropped off at any time by the food cupboard located outside of St. Joseph’s Hall by the water fountain.  Remember loved ones with donations to the cupboard; financial contributions may also be made to St. Mary's.   


The first Starfest planning meeting will take place on Sunday, April 27th after Adult Forum.  This year, Starfest will be held Friday through Sunday, November 14-16.   Last year’s event was a great success—we want to make this year’s “Second Annual” even better!  Mark your calendars to attend the planning meeting.  More details to follow.


Here’s what’s happening this week…


ADULT FORUM  Today’s topic “"The Cross and the Lynching Tree" presenter Mark Ash 


EASTER OUTREACH FOOD BASKETS  The filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall by TODAY!.  Financial donations are most welcomed for the purchase of hams.  Checks payable to Christ Church earmarked “Outreach Food Ministry”.  You can drop your contributions into the collection plate or to Rita in the parish office.  


THANK YOU! A special thanks to Rachel Adcock for her teaching of the Stations of the Cross to the children during the Intergenerational Lenten Program.  The children have begun to not only recognize the story, but to know the story, because of her teaching. Many of the children have their Stations of the Cross boxes situated right next to their beds, which they have been using at night-time prayers to recount the Stations.  Thank you, Rachel, for deepening our children's experience of holiness this Lent. 



                Many thanks are sent to the entire team which worked to produce the Model Seder on April 6, including Rabbi Jeremy Gerber and Cantor Stephen Friedrich, from Ohev Shalom. Thanks to Fr. Adam for his insightful comments and teachings.

                Special thanks to Sean Seeney who set up St. Joseph Hall to accommodate our Seder guests.  A very special appreciation goes to the many chefs who created our beautiful vegetarian feast which we all enjoyed. We also want to say how much we appreciate the efforts of our Seder Team – Mary Lee Bunting, Holly Cunningham, Mary Ellen Maatman, Susan Mayer, Jim Ross, Terry Snyder, Ruth LeStourgeon and others.  And a large“ thank- you” goes to the community which again gathered in this sacred season of Lent to experience the purpose of the Lord’s Last Supper and to reflect on the Passover of the Lord.


VESTRY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, April 15th, 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall. 


MAUNDY THURSDAY  We need your participation in the Maundy Thursday Liturgy as follows:

                Food Washing - 12 volunteers to have their feet washed, see sign up on the bulletin      board and sign up TODAY!

                Children’s attendanceWe strongly request children attend the Maundy Thursday       service and participate in the Liturgy of the Stripping of the Altar.

                All Night Vigil – sign up posted on bulletin board for the All Night Vigil in Christ the King                Chapel


GOOD FRIDAY OFFERING Since 1922, members of the Episcopal Church have given thanks for the extraordinary work, commitment, and relationships through their generous giving to the Good Friday Offering, which supports the mission and ministries of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.  This offering expresses our own commitment to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to walk with the church of the Middle East as they continue to work toward justice, reconciliation, and peace.  Please make your check payable to Christ Church memo: Good Friday Offering.


ST. MARY’S CHESTER   Christ Church continues to volunteer packing food at St. Mary’s Food Cupboard in Chester.   We meet this month on Wednesday, April 16th  from 12pm-1:30pm.  If interested or would like more information, please contact Diana Buckley-Motley at 610-565-0169. 


                April 13                 PALM SUNDAY

                                                 8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I with Liturgy of the Palms

                                                 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II with Liturgy of the Palms

                                                 11:30am Christian Ed for all ages



                April 16                 Wednesday in Holy Week

                                                7:00pm Tenebrae Service


                April 17                 MAUNDY THURSDAY

                                                7:00pm Holy Eucharist/Washing of the Feet/Stripping of the Altar                                                             All night Vigil – Christ the King Chapel


                April 18                 GOOD FRIDAY

                                                12:00pm  The Way of the Cross

                                                 7:00pm  The Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross


                April 19                 THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER

                                                7:00pm  Holy Baptism

                                                Followed by a Dessert Fest in St. Mary’s Hall


                April 20                 EASTER SUNDAY

                                                8:00am Holy Eucharist:Rite One

                                                10:00am Holy Eucharist:Rite Two 

                                                NO Christian Education


Liturgical Ministers Schedule                     Weekly Calendar

8:00AM                                                                Sunday of the Passion: April 13

Altar – Jim Ross                                                 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

Liturgy of Palms – Jan Ross                          10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

OT, Psalm-Marylee Bunting                         11:30am Christian Education for All

Passion Narrator – Randy Bullitt                                LOGOS

NT, CB1- Steve Falcone                                                 Monday, April 14

10AM                                                                   12pm AA Meeting, SJH

MC – Mariah Kozub                                        Tuesday, April 15

Altar – Don Glackin                                          9am Morning Prayer

Crucifer – Sybilla Moore                                                7pm Vestry Meeting, SJH

Torch 1 – Piper Moore                                   Wednesday, April 16

Torch 2 – Sophia Lenderman                       9am Morning Prayer

OT, Psalm- Susan Mayer                                               10am Prayer Group

NT- Sean Seeney                                             11am Bible Study, SJH   

Passion Narrator – David Klassen              12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing                                                     

CB1- Mary Ann Klassen                                 7pm Tenebrae

CB2- Mark Ash                                                  8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                                Maundy Thursday, April 17

Ushers                                                                  9am Morning Prayer

8am – Ron Mecklin, Gregg Smith              10am Lima Estates Holy Communion

10am- Jim Mayer, Judy Fitzgerald             7pm Holy Eucharist, Washing of the Feet

                                                                                All Night Vigil, Christ the King Chapel

Children’s Sermon                                          Good Friday, April 18

O – Rachel Adcock, Deliverer                      12pm Stations of the Cross

        Christina Labows, Helper                      7pm – Good Friday Liturgy

Y – Beth Moore, Deliverer                           The Great Vigil of Easter, April 19

       Rosemary Bilbrough, Helper                                10am Brass Rehearsal

                                                                                7pm Holy Baptism

                                                                         Followed by Dessert Fest, SMH

                                                                                Easter Sunday, April 20

                                                                                8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                                                                10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                                                No Christian Education



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,



Doug Sisk, Rector’s Warden                        Russell Bilbrough, Preschool Liaison

Peter Spiotta, Finance                                   Beth Moore, Hospitality

James Kozub, Property                                 Judy Fitzgerald, Communications

Stephen Adcock, Membership                  Cynthia Young, Christian Education

Marylee Bunting, Outreach                         Susan Mayer, Stewardship

Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden    John Nee, Preschool




                                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 610-566-7525   

HOURS: Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



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