9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II - July

9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I - August

Childcare is available for infants to 3 years of age.



Midweek Services will resume in September




Directions to Christ Church


July 27 - Fellowship on the lawn after 9 AM Service

August 3 - Fellowship on the lawn after 9 AM Service

August 4 - Fill the Bus donations due on stage in St. Joseph's Hall

August 5 - Book Club will discuss "The White Princess" in the Van Roden Room



July 27, 2014    


(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)

Susan, Carly, Rosemary, Joanne, Johnny, Paul, Missy, Carol, Dana, Bill, Mary, Mike, Leonard, Stella, Courtney, Edith, Susan, John Joseph, Monica, Janis, Bette, Jim, Elma, Donna, Barb, Olivia, Michael, Edwina, Angela, Lucas, Julie, Nick, Madeline, Evelyn, Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn



BIRTHDAYS:  Stephen Adcock, Wilmer Bowers, David Wible

ANNIVERSARIES: Melissa Wilcox & Adam Kradel, Terry & Andy Kirk, Leslie & Randy Bullitt



Sunday, July 20, 2014                      9am – 76



$ 155,836             Actual pledges received as of 06/30/2014

   136,539              Pledges expected to be received as of 06/30/2014

$   19,297              Above expectation in pledge collection


NURSERY CARE  Nursery care is available today from 8:30am—10:00am 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 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.    



  • Sunday Worship Schedule: July 6th through August 31st one service only at 9:00 AM.  During July we will celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II and during August Rite I.
  • Parish Office Hours  Monday –Thursday,  8:30am—2:30pm    


SUNDAY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP ON FRONT LAWN All are welcome to join for tea, lemonade and fellowship on the front lawn of the church immediately following the 9am service each Sunday. We thank Pat Rizzo & Doug Sisk for hosting today’s fellowship.


BOOK CLUB  On Tuesday, 5 August the book club will gather in the Van Roden room to discuss the historical novel, “The White Princess” by Philipa Gregory.  In 1485; the Wars of the Roses has ended, but the victorious Henry VII sits insecurely on his throne.  When Henry defeats Richard III, princess Elizabeth of York must marry the man who killed Richard, her love, in battle to create a new royal family with Henry and his ambitious mother, Margaret Beaufort, the Red Queen. The new king fears that somewhere a prince waits to reclaim the throne for York. When a young man who claims to be king invades England, will Elizabeth recognize him as her brother...or deny him in favor of the husband she has come to love?  Questions, contact Susan Schriver, 610-544-1998

ECS FILL THE BUS CAMPAIGN  Once again Christ Church is participating in Episcopal Community Services “Fill the Bus” Campaign.  This campaign ensures that the children ECS cares for will have a brand new backpack with supplies to start the new school year in September.  We have been asked to donate 25 backpacks filled with Middle & High School supplies.  We have posted the list of supplies needed as well as a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for you to let us know of your willingness to participate in this worthy outreach ministry.   All filled backpacks MUST be returned to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall by Monday, August 4th so that we can deliver them to ECS in time for distribution.


STARFEST BAZAAR NEEDS YOU!  Plans are coming together for our November Starfest Bazaar however we are still in need of volunteers especially for 1) Coordinator of Decorations and Signage; 2) Coordinator and host for the Saturday, September 13th Christ Church food tent in our front parking lot, that will be available the day of the Media town-wide Garage Sale.  Proceeds from the food tent is used as seed money for Starfest expenses.  Please contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116 with your interest in helping.   Also needed:

  • ·         SILENT AUCTION
  • ·         JEWELRY -
  • ·         BOOKS


PROCEDURE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS  We have implemented a new procedure for announcements during church services beginning August 17th.  All announcements MUST be sent to the parish office no later than 9am on Thursday mornings.    A vestry person will be designated to make the announcements on Sundays.  


COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE Last week our garden provided green beans and zucchini for 

 St. Mary's Food Cupboard, Chester.  As always, the recipients appreciate our donations.  Check the church web site:   for new photos.


Liturgical Ministers Schedule                     Weekly Calendar

9AM                                                                      7 Pentecost, July 27

MC –  Mariah Kozub                                       One Service Only

Altar – Bob Bair                                                 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II

Crucifer –Sophia Lenderman                      followed by fellowship on the front lawn

OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting                      Monday, July 28

NT –Geoff Kitson                                             12-1pm AA Meeting, VR

PP-Dan Mistichelli                                            Tuesday, July 29

CB1-Holly Cunningham                                  -------------------

CB2-Mike Gay                                                   Wednesday, July 30

                                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                                Thursday, July 31

Ushers                                                                  --------------------

9AM                                                                      Friday, August 1              

Geoff Kitson                                                      12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH             

Suki Seeney                                                       Saturday, August 2                         

                                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds 

Children’s Sermon                                          8 Pentecost, August 3

Frank Mathews, deliverer                            9am Holy Eucharist Rite I 

Mary Conlin, helper                                        followed by fellowship on the front 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,



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