Holy Eucharist Rite I service is held at 8 AM and the Holy Eucharist Rite II service is held at 10 AM. Children ages 3-5th grade are welcome to attend our Church School classes that follow the 10 AM worship service. Older children may enroll in our LOGOS curriculum program.  



  • Each Monday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
  • Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 
  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon in the Chapel.    


Come join us in worship at Christ Church Media!


Directions to Christ Church


Knitting Group will meet on Saturday, September 24 at 2 PM in the Van Roden Room.

Acolyte Training sessions on Sunday, September 25.  Younger acolytes will meet at 9:15 AM, Youth 6th grade and up will meet for training at 11:15 AM.


















September 25, 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,  Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Alma, Robert


BIRTHDAYS:   Elizabeth Labows, Sean Verdeur, Fred LeStourgeon, Patrick Pannah, Patrick Herzog, Lauren Derby, Allison Brunner, Tami Wible

ANNIVERSARIES: Jessica & Adrian Nussdorfer, Jean & Bill Bower, Emily & Steve Labows

Worship Attendance

Sunday, September 18    8am - 26; 10am - 85

Financial Update

Year-to-date actual         $ 191,407

Year to date budget        $ 182,000

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 DeAnna 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

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.    Upcoming topics:

                Sept. 25 – Father Adam continues The Letter of Paul to the Galatians

                Oct. 2   --  Christ Church Ministries Fair

Oct. 9  --   Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Kraft – A fussy historian looks at Paul (also called

    Saul): What Do We Know “For Sure” About Him and His Work?

                Oct. 16 -   Guest Speaker: Rob Viso – Mission Work in Cambodia


  • Each Monday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
  • Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 
  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon in the Chapel.    

BIBLE STUDY  Adults of the parish are invited to come together for Bible Study every Wednesday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Hall.  We welcome are seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.

ACOLYTE TRAINING SESSION  There is an acolyte training session today, for all acolytes and those interested in this ministry.  The younger acolytes will meet at 9:15 a.m. (between services).  Youth 6th grade and up will meet for training at 11:15 a.m. (before LOGOS).  We strongly encourage all acolytes to attend.


  • Christ Church had successful participation in the Media Garage Sale on Saturday the 17th.  We had 10 tables plus a food tent and made a strong presentation for the Church across the lawns and Orange St. parking lot.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen and especially to Mike Estabrook for organizing the food tent!  This was a good fundraiser making $290.25 for our OUTREACH programs. 
  • A great time was had by all at the Christ Church Annual Parish Picnic.  Lots of good food, fun and fellowship.  Our thanks to the Choir for coordinating this event and special thanks to Patti & Dave Davis for their gracious hospitality in hosting the picnic.       
  • This following note was sent to Jo Ann Townsend, coordinator of the St. James Backpack project, from the office of Kevin Todd, Director of Graduate Support, St. James School, Philadelphia 

Jo Ann, 

We've had SO many graduates back in my office every day so far this school year. Each and every one of them are wearing their backpacks. I wanted to let you know how important they've become...the kids really NEED them. 

Thanks again!


ADULT FORUM COFFEE HOUR   Volunteers are needed to host Adult Forum Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the Adult Forum cabinet in kitchen for you to sign up to help.  You do not need to make the coffee, our faithful Sunday sexton, Sean Seeney prepares the coffee.  We need you to help with setting up, providing half/half and cleaning up after.  Please be sure to sign up todaymany hands make light the work.

A separate sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for snack donations only…we need you to provide a ‘nut free’ snack of cookies, muffins, coffee cake, etc. for Adult Forum coffee hour. 

MINISTRIES FAIR – Sunday, October 2, St. Mary’s Hall, 8:50-9:50 a.m.

Are you looking to get more involved in parish life? Now is the time to find a ministry that is a good fit for your talents and interests! Already involved? See what your fellow parishioners are doing. The fair is between the 8 and 10 a.m. services. So, stay a little longer or come a little early to see all the good things going on at Christ Church!


STARFEST will take place this year all on Saturday, November 12th!  Your favorites will be back - Silent Auction; CC's Cafe lunch; Spaghetti Dinner and six popular Bazaar tables. Our major fundraising event needs donations for Silent Auction (see Jim Ross). We also need donations for:
1 - Costume jewelry - check your jewelry boxes for any costume jewelry that you no longer wear. You can give your jewelry donations NOW to either Patti Davis or Judy Fitzgerald.
2 - Holiday Decorations - Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations that would brighten up someone's home for the holidays.
3 - Creative Treasures - all you knitters and crocheters - start now during the summer on your projects - hats, scarves, blankets, afghans, shawls and novelties, etc.  Knit and crochet items only.
4 - Books - hardbound and paperback - adult, young adult and children's - cookbooks, audio books (no textbooks, no tapes). Aim for current titles.  Contact Terry Andrews NOW if you have some ready to donate, and arrange a pickup/transfer.  A box marked “Books” is on the stage for collections.
5 - Gifts/Collectibles - we are looking for "attic treasures" as well as new, "re-giftable" items.  Sorry - no "yard sale" items.

6 - Corner Cupboard/baked goods - be thinking about what you would like to bake/make.  We will need desserts for lunch and dinner as well as items to be purchased to take home. Do you can or jar fruits or vegetables? Bake pies or cakes? Gourmet munchies, candies, treats, whatever else - just so long as it is home-made!
     We are looking for volunteers to help us make the day successful - for any of the areas mentioned above, as well as set-up and clean-up.  Contact Marylee Bunting if you are interested and for how you can help!

BOOK CLUB  On Tuesday, October 4th at noon the group will discuss a memoir, 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey.  In the ten year since 90 Minutes in Heaven was published, millions of people worldwide have read the incredible true story of Don Piper’s experience with death and life—and in reading they have found their own lives changed.  After a semi-truck collided with Don Piper’s car, he was pronounced dead at the scene.  For the next ninety minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven.  Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead.  Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery.

WOMEN’S GROUP SNACK BAG PROJECT – As part of our October 17th meeting, following covered dish supper we will be decorating snack bags for the Chester East Side students. The signup sheet for donations of snacks is posted on the bulletin board. Please help make a child smile and know God’s love through this simple act of kindness! You can drop your donation off at the stage Sunday 10/16 – BUT we would really love for you to join us Monday evening October 17th for covered dish, fellowship, and a little “art work”! Fun starts at 6:30 p.m.

No NUTS of any kind PLEASE! (The Great Pumpkin, if you are out there – you are welcome!) BOO and God bless!

Do You Have a Visual or Graphics Talent?  If the answer is yes, then consider giving your talent and time to help update the look of the bulletin board in the hallway outside the parish office.  It is time to ‘freshen’ the board to make it appealing, attractive and informative.  If you feel called to help with this project, please email Mary Ellen Maatman, Vestry member for Communication at


Liturgical Ministers Schedule


This Week, Sept. 25                                                        Next Week, Oct. 2

8AM                                                                                      8AM

Altar – Peggy Levesque                                                 Altar –  Jim Ross

OT, Psalm – Holly Cunningham                                   OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson 

PP – Jan Ross                                                                    PP – Doug Sisk

NT, CB – Bob Levesque                                                 NT, CB –  Peter Falcone

10AM                                                                                    10AM

MC – Jonah Loper                                                            MC –  Sybilla Moore

Altar – Megan Spiotta                                                    Altar –  

Crucifer – Ruthie Young                                                Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman

Torch 1 – Hannah Wible                                                Torch 1 –  Adelaide Kradel

Torch 2 – Dillen Wible                                                     Torch 2 –  Elias Kradel

OT, Psalm – Pam Smith                                                  OT, Psalm –  Mary Ann Klassen

NT – Sean Seeney                                                           NT –  Jay Townsend

PP – Dan Mistichelli                                                         PP –  David Klassen

CB1 – Emma Young                                                         CB1 –  Kurt Brunner

CB2 – Susan Mayer                                                         CB2 –  Frank Mathews


Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

8AM –   Suki Seeney, Ron Mecklin                            8AM – Gregg Smith, Paul Worrell

10AM -  The Wible Family                                             10AM –  The High Family










Weekly Calendar

                                                                19 Pentecost, September 25

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                9:15am Acolyte Training Session

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:15am Acolyte Training Session

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for All

                                                                Monday, September 26

                                                                7am Holy Eucharist

                                                                12pm AA Meeting, SJH 

                                                                Tuesday, September 27

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                6:30pm Preschool Back-to-School Night

                                                                 Wednesday, September 28

                                                                10am Prayer Group, SJH

                                                                11am Bible Study

                                                                12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing Service

                                                                12:30pm Deanery Clericus, SJH

                                                                7pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, September 29

                                                                4:30 Youth Choir

                                                                Friday, September 30

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, October 1

                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                                20 Pentecost, October 2

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                8:50am Ministries Fair

10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for all



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                   8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II


                                Monday                 7:00am Holy Eucharist


                                Tuesday                 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel


                                Wednesday        12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing





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