November 23, 2014
INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST
(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, Madeline, Evelyn, Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Richard, Alexander, Jeannie, Dave, Mia, Jenna, Yvette, Mark, Grace
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: John Townsend, Sue Welfley, Don Hann, Hope Giamboy, Horace Elcock
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 8am -29; 10am- 133
$ 256,167 Actual pledges received as of 10/31/2014
$ 248,918 Pledges expected to be received as of 10/31/2014
$ 7,249 Above expectation in pledge collection
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 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.
LOGOS Middle School and High School Youth Program LOGOS meets in the Van Roden Room on the lower level (next to the Library/Conference Room) immediately following the 10am Sunday worship service. All youth 6th – 12th grade are invited to join us.
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.
Nov. 23 – Theology and Practice: Gratitude Practice, Erin Cochran, presenter
Nov. 30 – Theology and Practice: When is a Christian or Jew Justified in the Use of
Violence? Father Adam and Rabbi Jeremy Gerber, presenters
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 schools ends promptly at 12:15pm.
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, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
COMMITMENT SUNDAY – Today! Recognizing that all we have comes from God, we ask that your search your heart, consider your personal abundance and make your commitment to Christ Church in thanksgiving for all God offers you each day. Please drop your pledge card in the offering plate or you can mail into the church office. Thank you for your continued support!
STEWARDSHIP As a follow up to my address to you last Sunday, please visit the National Episcopal Church website on Stewardship http://www.tens.org/download_file/view/175/
to view Faces of Faith: A Steward's Book of Prayers. Yours in faith, Susan Mayer
THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS Filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph's Hall today! These bags will be picked up by FCSDC on Monday for distribution. Financial donations are also encouraged to purchase turkeys. Please make checks payable to Christ Church, earmarked " Food Basket Ministry."
Another way to help? Giant Stores food shoppers, save your reward points for a free turkey. Give your turkey certificates to Rita or Marylee Bunting - they will help with our turkey purchase!
AID FOR FRIENDS The AFF Cooking Group will meet on Thursday, December 4th at 5pm for their next cooking session. A sign up is posted on the bulletin board for food donations.
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE
On Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00 P.M. Christ Church will celebrate its Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist. The Rev. Domenic Ciannella will be Celebrant and the Rev. Randy Williamson, Preacher. This is an excellent time to come together with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings we have received by God’s mercy and gracious generosity. All generations are welcome!
WOMEN’S GROUP Ladies, we will meet again on Monday, November 24th at six o'clock. We have a lot to do that night so come prepared with ideas for the cookie exchange, fund raiser activities for St. James, and other issues that have been brought to my attention. Don't forget that each team should have a bag with a pack of cool pens and awesome highlighters for their student. I am excited to announce that we have a team for every child! Hooray! Come and be a part of the food, fun, and fellowship. See sign up on bulletin board.
THANK YOU! A big round of applause and THANK YOU to all those who participated in and who made STARFEST happen in 2014! It was a tremendous effort that resulted in success - we raised over $6100 for Christ Church.
Special thanks go to Jim Ross for his expertise in running our Silent Auction; to Mary Conlin for a delicious Lasagna Dinner on Friday night; to Leslie Bullitt for our yummy soup and grilled cheese lunch on Saturday and to Pat Rizzo, Pat Kowalski and their Publicity team.
Thanks to all, Marylee Bunting, Starfest Coordinator
ADVENT RETREAT The Spiritual Life ministry is offering an Advent Retreat on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christ Church. The topic is "The Nativity from the point of view of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus". The program will begin in the Church with Morning Prayer. Then a light breakfast will be served. The program will continue with meditation and quiet reflection. The program will end with Noon day prayers.
Our retreat leader is Father Domenic Ciannella. Rev. Ciannella is a retired Episcopalian Priest of the Diocese of Long Island, where he ministered in several parishes before retiring in January 2013 and moving to Media in July 2013 to be close to family members who have been living in Media for many years. Besides his parochial ministry, Canon Ciannella was a professor of Theology at the Diocese of Long Island School of Theology for thirty-four (34) years. Father Ciannella continued his pastoral duties well into his senior years, retiring at age 92. Besides being a parish priest, Father Ciannella was also the planner and co-developer of the architects of a new church building in Hicksville, Long Island where he was the rector for 34 years.
Please sign up on the bulletin board if you're interested in attending the retreat.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule Weekly Calendar
8AM Last Pentecost, November 23
Altar – Jim Ross 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
PP- Jan Ross 11:30am Christian Ed for all
NT, CB-Bob Levesque Monday, November 24
10AM 12-1pm AA Meeting, VR
MC-Mariah Kozub 6pm Women’s Group, SJH
Altar – Rudy Loper Tuesday, November 25
Crucifer – Casey Loper 9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
Torch 1 – Aidan Peterson Wednesday, November 26
Torch 2- Ava High 9am Morning Prayer
OT, Psalm – Stephen Adcock 7pm Thanksgiving Eve Service
NT- Sean Seeney 8pm AA Meeting, SJH
PP-David Klassen Thursday, November 27
CB1- Dan Mistichelli Thanksgiving Day – Office Closed
CB2-Jayne Brown Friday, November 28
No 7pm service
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, November 29
Ushers 9am Altar Guild
8AM – Gregg Smith, Geoff Kitson 1 Advent, November 30
10AM- Virginia Pannah, Jim Mayer 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
Alexsa McKeown, Tristen Elcock 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed
Older Group: Ann Haslanger, D
Brett Lester, Helper
Younger Group: Rachel Adcock, D
Aura Lester, Helper
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, email@example.com
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, email@example.com
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Sisk, Rector’s Warden Marylee Bunting, Outreach
Stephen Adcock, Membership Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden
Russell Bilbrough, Preschool Liaison John Nee, Preschool
James Kozub, Property Peter Spiotta, Finance Chair
Judy Fitzgerald, Communications
Susan Mayer, Stewardship
Cynthia Young, Christian Education
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
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
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays – Father Adam by appointment
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”