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 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 Episcopal Church Media!


Directions to Christ Church

April 23, 2017

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) 

Sylvia, Brian, Elizabeth, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica, Brian, Colin, Senaid, Jackie


BIRTHDAYS:  Russ Bilbrough, Douglas Davies, Terri Erbacher, Lawrence Hartley, Carolyn Falcone, Katherine Jackson, Bunny McCullough, Josiah Kradel, Ginny Davis, Fairman Lenderman, Joyce Glackin, Patrick Lester

ANNIVERSARIES: Rosemary & Russ Bilbrough  


Maundy Thursday, 7pm – 47

Tenebrae, 7pm – 7

Good Friday, 12pm – 30; 7pm – 47

Easter Vigil, 7pm – 74

Easter Sunday, 8am – 44; 10am - 210

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   There is no Children’s Sermon today.

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

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 all seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.

TEENSPEAK All youth aged 6-12 grade are invited to participate in TeenSpeak immediately after the Gospel reading.  TeenSpeak is a time for youth to discuss the gospel with people their own age.  We meet in the Chapel during the sermon.  The TeenSpeak facilitator on April 30 is Frank Mathews.

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. 

April 23 –Father Adam’s last Sunday – Coffee Hour Social after both the 8am and 10am services in honor of Adam’s last Sunday at Christ Church.


  • To all who participated in our Easter Basket Outreach Ministry.  We delivered 25 hams and hearty holiday food bags to Family Services of Delaware County for their “Second Time Around” parents program.  We especially thank Laurie Weber for her coordinating efforts.  
  • To all who participated in our Holy Week Services; our acolytes and altar servers for their dedicated ministry in serving; the Altar Guild in preparing of the Altar for the many services; the Flower Committee for the beautification of the Altar and Sanctuary; and for Joel Lenderman, the Choirs of Christ Church and the instrumentalists for the joyful, glorious music on Easter Sunday and always, we THANK YOU!!!  


Please join us on Saturday, May 13th at 5pm for dinner, fellowship and to thank Father Adam for his ministry at Christ Church Media.

Please RSVP to by May 1st.   

CALLING ALL GRADS!   Is your daughter or son graduating?  We will be featuring our graduates in the May/June issue of the Chronicle so please be sure to send a picture along with a ‘brag’ sheet to Rita at by April 24th. We want to know of their accomplishments, activities and future plans.

AID FOR FRIENDS   This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month preparing 100 meals for local residents in need.  A menu has been posted on the bulletin board with food donations.  Monetary donations are always appreciated to cover the cost of the meat, checks payable to Christ Church memo: AFF.    This month we meet on Thursday, April 27th at 5pm…we welcome you to join us for this most rewarding ministry.  Questions? Contact Suzie Laborda 610-213-9947

CALLING ALL GARDENERS!   Spring is just around the corner and we are starting to plan for the Christ Church Community Garden.  We grow produce on church property and then deliver it to local food kitchens, especially St. Mary’s in Chester.  The typical time commitment is about one hour every other week during the growing season.  We welcome everyone, no green thumbs necessary!  Contact Maggie Dunn at if you have questions or are interested in joining this ministry.

ESPERANZA FUNDRAISER  Salsa Night on March 24th, the musical event benefit concert raised $4658 for Fundacion Dar Esperanza, an orphanage in Cali, Columbia.  Over 80 people attended the event.  Thanks to Steve Cochran and all who helped make this event a success!

ST. JAMES BACKPACK PROJECT  Christ Church will be purchasing and filling backpacks again this year for the St. James students who will graduate in July.  Be sure to stop by and meet the students and sign up to donate.  Jo Ann Townsend will be available in St. Joseph’s hall after both the 8am and 10am service on Sunday, April 30.

NAME TAGS  Since ushers, greeters, vestry members and heads of committees have begun wearing name tags on Sunday, several members of the congregation have inquired about having name tags for themselves.  We welcome that!   Anyone who would like a plastic, permanent name tag should leave his or her name with Ann Haslanger at  

CHRIST CHURCH IS ON TWITTER! You can quickly check what is going on in the week to come by following us on Twitter at CCEpiscopalMediaPA. Our feed includes posts from Bishop Curry, Bishop Gutierrez, St. James School, The Episcopal Church, Diocesan Youth Programs, and the Pennsylvania Diocese.

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING   The Political Action Committee will meet in St. Mary’s Hall at 7pm on Monday, April 24.

Liturgical Ministers Schedule


2 Easter, April 23                                                              3 Eater, April 30

8AM                                                                                      8AM

Altar – Peggy Levesque                                                 Altar – Jim Ross

OT, Psalm – Randy Bullitt                                              OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson

PP – Holly Cunningham                                                 PP – Paul Worrell

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

10AM                                                                                    10AM

MC – Samantha Hann                                                     MC – Sybilla Moore

Altar – Casey Loper                                                         Altar – Emma Young

Crucifer – Stephen Hann                                               Crucifer – Hannah Wible

Torch 1 – Elias Kradel                                                     Torch 1 – Dillen Wible

Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel                                             Torch 2 – Nicholas Handago

OT, Psalm – Mary Ellen Maatman                              OT, Psalm – Kurt Brunner

NT – Don Hann                                                                  NT – Jan Ross

PP – Ann Haslanger                                                         PP – Jay Townsend

CB1 – Carol Hann                                                             CB1 – Frank Mathews

CB2 – Mike Gay                                                                CB2 – Erin Cochran


Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

8am –Randy & Leslie Bullitt                                          8am – Geoff Kitson, Suki Seeney

10am –The Wible Family                                               10am – The McKeown Family


  Weekly Calendar


                                                                2 Easter, April 23

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                                                Coffee Hour Social

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                                Coffee Hour Social

                                                                11:15am Christian Ed

                                                                Monday, April 24

                                                                12pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                7pm Vestry Meeting, SJH

7pm Political Action Group, SMH

                                                                Tuesday, April 25


                                                                Wednesday, April 26

                                                                10am Prayer Group

                                                                11am Bible Study

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH    

                                                                Thursday, April 27

                                                                4:15pm Primary Choir

                                                                4:45pm Youth Choir

                                                                5pm AFF Cooking Group

                                                                Friday, April 28

                                                                12pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, April 29

                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                                3 Easter, April 30

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                                11:15am Christian Ed



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,



2018                                                                                       2019

Mary Ann Klassen, Secretary of the Vestry            Susan Mayer, Stewardship

Geoff Kitson, Property                                                   Mary Ellen Maatman, Communication

Donald Hann, Parish Life                                               Faith Elcock, Hospitality/Pastoral Care

Ann Haslanger, Membership                                      Mike Estabrook, Christian Formation                                                                                                                      2020

                                                                                                Marylee Bunting, Outreach

                                                                                                John Nee, Rector’s Warden/Preschool

                                                                                                Kurt Brunner, Finance

                                                                                                John Donaphon, Accounting Warden



8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II






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