November 29, 2015
Whether you are visiting us for the first time, searching for a faith community, a member herealready, 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, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Robert, Leonard, Ed, Marie, Amy, Joe, Roger, Joshua, Joey, Ginny, Ben, Bette, Michael, Mary Ellen, Peggy, Miriam, Judy, Tom, Jenny, Trent, Carol, Doug
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Hope Giamboy, Horace Elcock, Joseph Adcock, Joseph Sanborn
Sunday, November 22 8am – 46; 10am - 94
FINANCE UPDATE 2015
Operating Income 264,368 255,195
Operating Expense 310,855 334,785
Net loss (46,487) (79,590)
STEWARDSHIP UPDATE Thanks to all who have pledged financial support to Christ Church for 2016. To date, we have received 70 pledges for a combined total of $230,256. Last year’s pledge total was $301,000, we are hoping to meet or exceed this number. There is still time to pledge! Please join in our shared mission by placing your pledge card in the offering plate or mailing it to the church office.
NURSERY CARE Nursery care is available today from 9:30am—12:30am 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 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.
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 and Thursdays, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
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.
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 school ends promptly at 12:15pm. Please come join us. Questions? Please contact Max High at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOGOS Youth Program – All youth grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our youth program. Logos meets in the Van Roden room located on the lower level. The program runs from 11:30 to 12:30 each week. Each week include 2 of the following elements: Bible Study, Worship Skills, Crafts, Games or Lunch. We are always looking for volunteers to offer their time and talent. If interested, please see Fr. Adam or any of the Logos team member: Frank Mathews, Cindy Young, Gail Kienitz, Rachel Adcock, Mike Estabrook, and Deanna Pflieger.
SEEKING NOMINEES FOR VESTRY A new year will begin in less than 2 months and four of our vestry members will relinquish their positions. Would you like the opportunity to serve Christ Church as a vestry member? Here are a few things to consider:
- Do you have a desire to learn more about the business and spiritual undertakings of Christ Church?
- Do have time to devote to this service in a meaningful way? We meet once a month from September through June with occasional special meetings.
- Are you willing to participate in the responsibility of guiding the ministries of Christ Church?
We need members who are willing to work together and engage each other honestly and respectfully. If you are interested, please contact Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden at 610-804-8706.
CALLING ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS- Children and adults! If you or your child has been playing an instrument for over two years please consider performing in the Christmas Pageant orchestra. This is a great opportunity to be part of the pageant no matter your age. Please let Frank Mathews or Joel Lenderman know of your interest so that music parts can be prepared.
BOOK CLUB On Tuesday, December 1st at noon while having a Potluck luncheon, the group will discuss Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian. Questions? Contact Susan Schriver at 610-544-1998
AID FOR FRIENDS The AFF Cooking Group will meet on Thursday, December 3rd at 5pm for their next cooking session. A sign up is posted on the bulletin board for food donations.
ADVENT QUIET DAY –SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 9AM—12:30PM Bishop Rodney Michel is the retired Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, NY and currently lives at Cathedral Village. In his forty-five years of ordained ministry Bishop Michel has led many retreats and Quiet Days and enjoys the teaching ministry of the episcopate. He is blessed to lead the Advent Quiet Day at Christ Church Media, entitled: “Get Ready! Get Set! Christ is Coming!” See sign-up sheet on bulletin board.
NEW MEMBERS RECEPTION, DECEMBER 6TH! Save the date everyone - On December 6th we will host a reception to formally welcome the people who have officially joined the Christ Church community during the past year. 2015 has been a wonderful year for our parish in so many ways, but we are blessed this year to welcome many new faces. Please plan to join the festivities in St. Joseph's hall after the 10:00 service.
We ask your help in providing a food donation for the reception, please see sign-up sheet posted on bulletin board. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE In the spirit of supporting families, especially at Holiday time, Christ Church will begin a new Outreach program, working with Children and Youth Services of Delaware County. A tree has been set up in St. Joseph's Hall. Hung on the tree are "Angel tags" that have the name, age and size of family members. Each tag will list 1 item on the family member's wish list, which we received from the agency. There are 3 tags for each child and 2 tags for adults. You may take one or more tags. For each tag taken, please buy a NEW gift, wrap it and attach the tag for identification. Gifts MUST be placed in the collection boxes near the tree by Sunday December 13th.
Angel tags will be given out after the 8am and 10am services on 11/29 and 12/6 and recorded for follow-up. Questions? Please contact Marylee Bunting (610) 872 - 5116
HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE All women of the parish are invited to participate in our annual holiday cookie exchange. We will meet on Monday, December 14th beginning with a Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall followed by a Cookie Exchange. Bring three dozen cookies for exchange but if baking is not your thing, or time to bake is a challenge - then just come and we will share all the cookies that come with everyone present. All comers should bring a container to take cookies home with them.
Philadelphia Theological Institute presents a retreat with Bishop Frank Griswold
PTI will sponsor a 3 day retreat with former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and Barbara Braver, on January 10-13, at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli. The retreat is on the theme of “Listen to your life” and will explore how God is speaking to us in many ways if we pay attention. It is a great time away for prayer, liturgies, thoughtful reflection, and renewal. See Randy Williamson or the PTI website for details (philadelphiatheologicalinstitute.org).
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & POTLUCK SUPPER – December 20th!
The annual Christmas pageant will take place Sunday December 20th at 4:00 P.M. All children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome to participate in the pageant. There will be a brief meeting in St. Mary’s Hall for all children participating in the pageant immediately following the 10:00 service today to assign roles. Anyone interested in helping with the pageant, please see Brett Lester.
The Christmas Pageant will be followed by a Potluck Supper in Saint Mary’s Hall hosted by the Seeney family. We are looking for another family willing to partner with the Seeney’s in hosting this event. Help is needed immediately after the 10am service with set up, then again during the dinner and after for clean up. Sign up sheets are posted on the buletin board for you to let us know how many from your family will be attending, what food contribution you will be bringing to share, and help with set up and clean up. Please be sure to sign up as this helps us greatly for planning purposes.
CHRONICLE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Chronicle submissions for the January/February 2016 issue are needed by Monday, December 15th! The Advent/Christmas season is a very busy time in the parish office, please submit your articles as soon as possible!
FATHER ADAM OUT OF OFFICE Father Adam will be attending a Clergy Conference from Sunday evening, 11/29 through Wednesday, 12/2. For pastoral emergencies only, please call Fr. Adam’s cell 215-313-4511.
From the Flower Committee
Christ Episcopal Church Flower Committee would appreciate donations toward the purchase of poinsettias for the Altar on Christmas. Contributions can be made as a “memorial for a loved one” or “in thanksgiving”. Please fill out the form below and return to the church office no later than December 15th!
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In Loving Memory of:
In Thanksgiving for:
Given by: Name ________________________________________
Enclosed is my check payable to “Christ Church Flower Fund” in the amount of ______________.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This Week, November 29 Next Week, December 6
Altar –Jim Ross Altar - Peggy Levesque
OT, Psalm – Mike Davis OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP- Jan Ross PP- Paul Worrell
NT, CB – Steve Falcone NT, CB – Bob Levesque
MC – Emma Young MC – Peter Spiotta
Altar – Timmy Spiotta Altar – Sybilla Moore
Crucifer – Alexsa McKeown Crucifer – Ruthie Young
Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel Torch 1 – Nicholas Handago
Torch 2 – Elias Kradel Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel
OT, Psalm – Stephen Adcock OT, Psalm – Pat Finocchiaro
NT- Jay Townsend NT – Mary Ellen Maatman
PP- Pam Smith PP - David Klassen
CB1- Mary Ann Klassen CB1 – Frank Mathews
CB2 – David Klassen CB2 – Erin Cochran
Gregg Smith, Suki Seeney Geoff Kitson, Paul Worrell
The High Family, Tristen Elcock The Wible Family
Children’s Sermon Children’s Sermon
O- Mike Gay, deliverer O – Frank Mathews, deliverer
Aura Lester, helper Brett Lester, helper
Y – Marianne Spiotta, deliverer Y – Lee Herzog, deliverer
Rosemary Bilbrough, helper Mary Conlin, helper
1 Advent, November 29
8am – Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for all
Monday, November 30
12-1pm AA Meeting, SJH
Tuesday, December 1
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
12pm Book Club, VR
Wednesday, December 2
10am Prayer Group
11am Bible Study
12pm Morning Prayer
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, December 3
9am Morning Prayer
4:30pm Youth Choir
5pm AFF Cooking Group
Friday, December 4
7am Holy Eucharist
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, December 5
9am Altar Guild
9am-12:30pm Advent Retreat, SJH
2 Advent, December 6
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Newcomers Reception
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
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sundays 8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Tuesdays 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesdays 12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing
Thursdays 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel
Fridays 7:00am Holy Eucharist in Chapel
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
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Fridays – Father Adam by appointment
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”