May 1, 2016
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, Judy, Bob, Brittany, Dustin, baby Blan, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Scott, Jane, Joe, Denise
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Stephen Hann, Nathan Sanborn, Faith Elcock
Sunday, April 24 8am – 38; 10am - 86
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.
CHURCH SCHOOL Ages 3 years -2nd grade meet in St. Mary’s Hall immediately following the 10am worship service. 3rd-5th grades report directly to the first floor Godly-Play 2 room.
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.
5/1 Coffee Hour Social
5/8 Bishop’s Visit
5/15 Michael Brady, Stewardship through End of Life Planning
5/22 Janet Lis, Esq…Speaking on living wills, advanced directives and other
medical/legal matters near the end of life.
5/29 Father Adam, Stewardship through End of Life Planning
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, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
THANK YOU! To Jim Mayer, Ron Mecklin, Mary Ann Klassen, Maggie Dunn, and Randy Bullitt, who despite the rainy day last Saturday, helped weed and spruce up the church grounds.
BOOK CLUB All are welcome to come on Tuesday, May 3rd at noon to discuss The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. The book is based on real characters and events set in Chicago. Daniel Durnham was the architect behind the 1893 World’s Fair which was to commemorate the landing of Columbus in America. Despite obstacles and challenges, the fair was a success. Before the Exposition opened, Dr. Henry Holmes who masqueraded as a charming doctor began planning the perfect setup for his evils. The serial killer lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed “Murder Castle”. The book intertwines the true tales of Daniel Burnham, the master builder, Dr. Holmes, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.
COMMUNITY GARDEN PLANTING DAY! We will be planting the Christ Church community garden on Saturday, May 7th from 9 - 11. Anyone is welcome to join. There is also still time to sign up for the rotating garden care schedule. All produce is donated to St. Mary's Food Cupboard in Chester. Contact Maggie Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-380-4045.
BISHOP’S VISITATION AND CONFIRMATION – NEXT SUNDAY! The Rt. Rev. Edward Lee will be our guest Celebrant and Preacher and administer the sacrament of Confirmation to candidates; as we gather together at ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:00 a.m. A light reception will follow in St. Mary’s Hall in honor of our Confirmands; Joseph Adcock, Casey Loper, Jonah Loper and Timothy Spiotta. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know what you are willing to provide in the way of food donations. We would like to show the bishop the great hospitality Christ Church is known for, please sign up today!
The loose offering on this date will be designated for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund to be used for needs of the church not covered by diocesan budget.
SAVE THE DATES! Your vestry invites all members of Christ Church to join together to look at our path forward with our vision for Christ Episcopal Church for the next ten years. How will we "love, serve and lead" during the next decade?
There are two gatherings scheduled for this purpose. On Thursday, May 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., you are invited to dinner in St. Joseph's Hall. A catered light meal and drinks will be served at 6:30 with a discussion to follow, ending at 8:00 p.m. For those who cannot attend on May 19, there will be breakfast served immediately following the 8:00 service on Sunday May 22 in St. Mary’s Hall. We encourage those who normally attend 10:00 services to arrive for breakfast and the presentation at 8:50 a.m. the 22nd.
We want our parish to be a place where our souls are fed. Come join us!
VESTRY NOTES The Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church and Father Adam are in the midst of a discussion about the theological issues surrounding same sex marriage for the purpose of establishing a practice here in our parish. If you have thought about this important theological issue, please be sure to share your thoughts with any vestry member and/or Father Adam.
CHRIST CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORIES ARE IN!!! Directories are available today and can be picked up outside St. Joseph’s Hall after both the 8am and 10am services. If you had your photo taken the directory is free. There are a limited number of extra copies available for a small cost of $5. You can also pick up your directory in the parish office during office hours Monday through Thursday.
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!
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, May 1 Next week, May 8
8AM One Service only at 10:00AM
Altar –Bob Bair Verger – Frank Mathews
OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson Boat – Luke Kolecki
PP – Holly Cunningham MC – Rudy Loper
NT, CB1 –Bob Levesque Altar – Megan Spiotta
10AM Crucifer – Sophia Lenderman
MC –Ben Adcock Torch 1 – Elias Kradel
Altar – Joseph Adcock Torch 2 – Nicholas Handago
Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman OT, Psalm – Deanna Pflieger
Torch 1 – Joseph Sanborn NT – Pam Smith
Torch 2 – Nathan Sanborn PP – Kurt Brunner
OT, Psalm – Sean Seeney CB1- Mike Gay
NT– Amy Shumoski CB2 – Susan Mayer
PP – David Klassen
CB1 – Dan Mistichelli
CB2 –Erin Cochran
8AM – Suki Seeney, Geoff Kitson 10AM – The Wible Family
10AM – The McKeown Family
Childrens Sermon Childrens Sermon
O –Sue Welfley, deliverer O-Rachel Adcock, deliverer
Rosemary Bilbrough, helper Mary Conlin, helper
Y – Mike Gay, deliverer Y – Lee Herzog, deliverer
Brett Lester, helper Aura Lester, helper
6 Easter, May 1
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for all
Monday, May 2
12-1pm AA Meeting, SJH
Tuesday, May 3
9am Morning Prayer
12pm Book Club, VR
Wednesday, May 4
9am Morning Prayer
10am Prayer Group
11am Bible Study
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
7pm Choir Rehearsal
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, May 5
4:30pm Youth Choir
Friday, May 6
7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, May 7
9am Altar & Flower Guilds
9-11am Community Garden Planting
7 Easter, May 8
Bishop’s Visit/Confirmation Sunday
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Followed by a Reception in SMH
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., email@example.com
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, email@example.com
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, email@example.com
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
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Healing
Friday 7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
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.”