8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir

Childcare is available for infants to 4 years of age.



Tuesday Morning Prayer in Chapel at 9 AM

Wednesday Holy Eucharist with Healing Service in Church at Noon

Friday Holy Eucharist in Chapel  at 7 AM




Directions to Christ Church


May 23--Women's Group meets tonight at 6:30 PM in St. Joseph's Hall for potluck dinner and fellowship.

ST. JAMES BACKPACK PROJECT--All items for the backpacks are due back by May 29thJo Ann Townsend will be available after the 10am service on May 22 and 29 to receive items, or you may give them to Rita in the Parish Office.

AID for Friends Cooking Group meets on May 26 at 5:30 PM.


















May 22, 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, Scott, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily


BIRTHDAYS:   Dillen Wible, Jane Kriebel, Peter Pembrooke, Arielle Kozub, James Spencer, Daniel Bullitt, Ethelmay Rose

LOOSE OFFERING-ST. JAMES SCHOOL Thank you for your generous support for the St. James Backpack project through our designated loose offering of May 15th.  Our Church raised $510 towards this worthy cause!

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 De Anna 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.

CHURCH SCHOOL  Ages 3 years -2nd grade meet in St. Mary’s Hall immediately following the 10am worship service.  3rd-5th grades report directly to the first floor Godly-Play 2 room.

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.   

                5/22       Janet Lis, Esq…Speaking on living wills, advanced directives and other

medical/legal matters near the end of life.

                5/29       Father Adam, Stewardship through End of Life Planning


  • 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, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 

KIDS SUMMER FOOD CAMPAIGN  Again this year, Christ Church will be supporting children from the Chester area who are out of school for the summer.  During this time, they are missing school breakfast and lunch programs that provide nutritional meals.  Our food bag collections will be funneled through St. Mary’s Food Cupboard for distribution to deserving children.  Empty food bags and a suggested food list, focusing on BREAKFAST and LUNCH items ONLY, will be distributed TODAY after both services.  They are to be returned by June 5th to St. Joseph’s Hall.  Questions?  Contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116

WOMEN’S GROUP The Women’s Group will meet on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm in St. Joseph’s Hall for their monthly potluck supper and fellowship.  We invite all women of the parish to join us.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board.  If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Women’s group please contact Connie Davies at 610-558-6218 or email:

TAIZE SERVICE Our Taize service will be held on Thursday, May 26th. We invite everyone to partake of this ‘oasis of peace’ amidst the whirlwind of daily activities.   Taize begins at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

AID FOR FRIENDS  The AFF Cooking Group will meet on Thursday, May 26th at 5pm for their next cooking session.  A menu has been posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know what you are willing to contribute in the way of food donations.  We welcome monetary donations towards the purchase of the meat.  We welcome all to join us, it’s fun and the rewards are numerous.

ST. JAMES BACKPACK PROJECT  We are almost to the finish line!  Reminding you that all items for the backpacks are due back by Sunday, May 29th Jo Ann Townsend will be available after the 10am service on Sundays, May 22 and 29 to receive items or you may give them to Rita in the Parish Office.   Thank you ALL for you most generous contributions to this worthy cause.


We invite all graduates to attend the 10am service on Sunday, June 5th to be recognized for their success and achievements.   All high school grads will receive a special gift. All Christian Ed teachers, Logos leaders, Children’s Sermon Givers, and the Choir will be recognized as well for their wonderfully gifted and faithful ministry to Christ Church.  A reception in honor of all will be held immediately following the 10am worship service in St. Joseph’s Hall.    

ALTAR FLOWERS AND ALTAR ELEMENTS  You can donate the altar flowers or the altar elements to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, other special occasion, or in memory of a loved one.  Just sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway and write your dedication in the space provided.  The donation requested for flowers is $50 and for altar elements it is $25.  You can give your donation to Rita in the church office or drop it in the collection plate on any Sunday.  Make checks payable to Christ Church memo: flower fund or altar elements. This makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift!   

SUPERDOLLARS  GIANT and ACME giftcards are available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100.  Every dollar you spend adds 5 cents to Christ Church’s bottom line without you spending an extra penny!  When you shop at either of these stores, use these gift cards just like cash.  If you do not use the entire amount on one shopping trip, continue to use the card until the value is exhausted.  Look for Jim Ross or Judy Fitzgerald after the 8am Sunday service and Joyce Glackin or Jim Ross after the 10am Sunday service.  You can also stop by the parish office, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and purchase them from Rita Caserta.                                   


Into thy hands, O merciful Savior, we commend thy servant, Scott

On May 15, 2016 occurred the death of Scott Kitson, brother of Geoff Kitson.

Condolences may be sent to Geoff Kitson, 24 West Street, Media, PA 19063


Liturgical Ministers Schedule


Next week, May 22                                                         Next week, May 29

8AM                                                                                      8AM     

Altar – Bob Bair                                                                 Altar – Peter Falcone

OT, Psalm – Paul Worrell                                               OT, Psalm – Doug Sisk

PP – Geoff Kitson                                                            PP – Holly Cunningham

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

10AM                                                                                    10AM

MC – Ben Adcock                                                             MC – Emma Young 

Altar – Timmy Spiotta                                                     Altar – Sybilla Moore

Crucifer – Megan Spiotta                                              Crucifer – Ruthie Young

Torch 1 – Aidan Peterson                                             Torch 1 – Jessica Kolecki

Torch 2 – Ava High                                                           Torch 2 – Sara Kolecki

OT, Psalm – Stephen Adcock                                      OT, Psalm – Mary Ellen Maatman

NT – Deanna Pflieger                                                     NT – Patti Davis

PP – David Klassen                                                          PP – Amy Shumoski

CB1 – Kurt Brunner                                                         CB1 – Mike Gay

CB2 – Mary Ann Klassen                                                               CB2 – Erin Cochran




Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

8AM – Paul Worrell, Jean Bowers                             8AM –  Randy & Leslie Bullitt

10AM – The High Family                                                10AM- The McKeown Family


Childrens Sermon                                                           Childrens Sermon

O – Ann Haslanger, deliverer                                      One group only

      Mary Conlin, helper                                             Mike Gay, deliverer

Y– Rachel Adcock, deliverer                                        Lee Herzog, helper

      Aura Lester, helper                                                         


Weekly Calendar

                                                                Trinity Sunday, May 22

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                                                8:45am ‘Celebration of A Path Forward’, SMH   

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                                11:15am Christian Education

                                                                Monday, May 23

                                                                12-1pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                6:30pm Women’s Group, SJH

                                                                Tuesday, May 24

                                                                9am Morning Prayer

                                                                Wednesday, May 25

                                                                9am Morning Prayer      

                                                                10am Prayer Group

                                                                11am Bible Study

                                                                12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing

                                                                12:30pm Delaware Deanery, SJH

                                                                7pm Choir Rehearsal

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, May 26

                                                                12-3pm Preschool Workshop, SJH

                                                                5pm AFF Cooking Group

                                                                7:30pm Taize Service

                                                                Friday, May 27

                                                                7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, May 28

                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                                2pm Knitting Group, VR

                                                                2 Pentecost, May 29      

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                                11:15am Christian Education


                                                                 ABOUT OUR CHURCH


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                   8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II


                                Tuesday               9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Chapel


                                Wednesday        12:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Healing


                                Friday                    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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