February 19, 2017
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)
Michael, Mary Ellen, Peggy, Miriam, Tom, Jenny, Trent, Carol, Doug, Sylvia, Brian, Elizabeth, Nancy, Mary, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica, Brian, Colin
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Jan Ross, Jean Donaphon, Patrick Pannah, Jr., Jennie Henchel
Sunday, 2/12 8am –35; 10am - 88
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 CORNER The Children’s Corner (formerly the Cry Room) located in the back of the church is open and has been refurbished with new table & chairs, crayons, puzzles, books and more.
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.
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
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:
Feb. 19 - Coffee Fellowship Hour
Feb. 26 – Christian Symbolism: Becoming a Medieval Illiterate Peasant, presenter Mary
Mar. 5 – Favorite Christian Author: Elias Kradel on Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
Mar. 12 – Mary Ellen Maatman on Harper Lee’s Case for Justice
Mar. 19 – Dave Klassen on J. R.R Tolkien’s ‘Totally Not an Allegory’ World of Middle
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 Fr. Adam’s sermon. The TeenSpeak facilitator on Sunday, February 26th is Mary Ann Klassen.
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- 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.
- Each Thursday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. 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 all seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.
WOMEN’S GROUP (Gentlemen, you are included!) – The meeting Monday, February 20, 2017 will host historian and author Robyn Young who will share insights from her book “Women of Penn’s Woods”, giving us a view of the contributions made by women of Pennsylvania. Copies will be available for purchase at the meeting. February is the month of valentines, so gentlemen we invite you to join us and hear more about this facet of history of the Commonwealth. We start at 6:30 p.m. with beverages and appetizers, followed with covered dish dinner. Our speaker will begin after dinner. Please sign up on the bulletin board so we can plan for your attendance! An event NOT to be missed!
Coming Attraction: The Women's Group will be holding a Soup Sale, Sunday March 19th after both services to benefit the ECS Spring Cleaning Drive. Save your quart size jars, more to follow!
AID FOR FRIENDS This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month. A menu (and recipe) has been posted on the bulletin board for food donations. We invite you to come and cook with us. We meet on Thursday, February 23, 5pm.
SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSITUTE Ditty Bag Program Christ Church continues their ongoing participation with SCI in providing hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, etc. to seafarers working on the ships, transporting goods and commodities that sustain our lives throughout the year. A full list of items needed is posted on the bulletin board. Donations can be dropped off in the box located on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall. Questions? Please contact Faith Elcock 484-319-8932 or email: email@example.com
HEEDING GOD’S CALL TO END GUN VIOLENCE – LOOSE PLATE COLLECTION – FEBRUARY 26TH!
You may remember, in the Summer of 2015, the “Memorial to the Lost” exhibition of t-shirts upon crosses that spread across our Church lawn. They held names of those in Delaware County whose lives were lost to gun violence. Those names have continued to increase. Heeding God’s Call ‘seeks to find in the common ground of faith, a solid basis to curb gun violence’ and push for change at a grass roots level. The loose plate collection on Sunday, February 26th will show Christ Church’s support of this endeavor.
CHILI COOK OFF – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 6:00 pm Once again the Choir will be hosting this fun event, it all begins at 6pm!!! We do need the help of many. There is much opportunity for you to share your time and talent and tastiest Chili recipe! Please see sign ups on bulletin board and SIGN UP TODAY!! We urge you to sign up today so that we can plan accordingly.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH , 5:30-7:00pm
Plan on bringing the whole family for a yummy dinner together with your Christ Church family. Tickets will go on sale after both the 8am and 10am services in hallway outside of St. Joseph’s Hall on Sundays, Feb. 19th and 26th. Purchasing your tickets in advance helps us to plan accordingly. Cost: Adults - $6; Children - $3, 4 years and under—FREE!
LENTEN SERIES What are the resources our faith offers for facing our biggest difficulties? For our Lenten Series, we will continue our use of the video program entitled ‘The Hope Initiative’. It was developed to help people facing end of life issues and other serious concerns. The Lenten Series will be held on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 7 through April 4, from 7-8pm in St. Joseph’s Hall. There will not be any meal served this year so that the entire hour can be used for the program. Interested? Please sign up on bulletin board.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS! With winter settling in, it is time to get out those knitting needles (or crochet hooks)! The Prayer Shawl Ministry is looking for shawls to support both our Pastoral Care program and the Breast Cancer patients at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Use your own pattern or contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116 to get started.
PASTORAL CARE If you are in need of support due to illness, loss of a loved one, loss of employment or someone to pray for you or a family member or friend, a ride to church or anything that has you down, we want you to know your church family is here for you. Father Adam, Ruth LeStourgeon, the Prayer Group Ministry and the Pastoral Care team coordinate a variety of ministries under this umbrella. If you find yourself in need, please let us know by contacting Father Adam (215-313-4511), or Ruth (610-565-2065).
ALTAR FLOWERS AND ALTAR ELEMENTS You can donate the altar flowers or the altar elements to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, other special occasion, or in memory of a loved one. Just sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway and write your dedication in the space provided. The donation requested for flowers is $50 and for altar elements it is $25. You can give your donation to Rita in the church office or drop it in the collection plate on any Sunday. Make checks payable to Christ Church memo: flower fund or altar elements. This makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift! Charts for the new year 2017 are posted.
SUPERDOLLARS GIANT and ACME Giftcards are available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100. Every dollar you spend adds 5 cents to Christ Church’s bottom line without you spending an extra penny! When you shop at either of these stores, use these gift cards just like cash. If you do not use the entire amount on one shopping trip, continue to use the card until the value is exhausted. Look for Jim Ross or Judy Fitzgerald after the 8am Sunday service and Joyce Glackin after the 10am Sunday service. You can also stop by the parish office, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and purchase them from Rita Caserta.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This week, February 19 Next week, February 26
Altar –Jim Ross Altar – Don Glackin
OT, Psalm –Geoff Kitson OT, Psalm – Randy Bullitt
PP –Jan Ross PP – Jan Ross
NT, CB – Peter Falcone NT, CB – Bob Levesque
10AM 10AM - Youth Sunday
MC/Altar – Sophia Lenderman MC – Youth
Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman Altar – Timmy Spiotta
Torch 1 – Jessica Kolecki Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman
Torch 2 – Sara Kolecki Torch 1 – Ava High
OT, Psalm – Pam Smith Torch 2 – Nicholas Handago
NT – Sean Seeney OT, Psalm – Youth
PP – Dan Mistichelli NT – Youth
CB1 – Erin Cochran PP – Youth
CB2 – Frank Mathews CB1 – Sybilla Moore
CB2 – Emma Young
8AM – Jean Bowers, Suki Seeney 8AM – Gregg Smith, Geoff Kitson
10AM – The High Family 10AM – The McKeown Family
Children’s Sermon Children’s Sermon
Frank Mathews, deliverer Marianne Spiotta, deliverer
Brett Lester, helper Mary Conlin, helper
7 Epiphany, February 19
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30 Christian Ed for All
Monday, February 20
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
6:30pm Women’s Group
Tuesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 22
10am Prayer Group
11am Bible Study, SJH
12pm Morning Prayer
12pm Delaware Deanery, SJH
7pm Adult Choir
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, February 23
7:00am Holy Eucharist, Chapel
4:14pm Primary Choir
4:30pm Youth Choir
5pm AFF Cooking Group
Friday, February 24
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, February 25
9am Altar & Flower Guilds
6pm Chili Cook Off Event
Last Epiphany, February 26
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for All
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
Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden
Geoff Kitson, Property/Secretary of the Vestry Mary Ellen Maatman, Communication
Donald Hann, Parish Life Faith Elcock, Hospitality/Pastoral Care
Ann Haslanger, Membership Mike Estabrook, Christian Formation
Marylee Bunting, Outreach
John Nee, Preschool
Kurt Brunner, Finance
John Donaphon, Accounting Warden
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Tuesday 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesday 12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing
Thursday 7:00am Holy Eucharist in Chapel
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”