8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir

Childcare is available for infants to 3 years of age.



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 AM - Morning Prayer in Chapel

Wednesday Noon - Holy Eucharist/Healing Service in Chapel

Friday 7 AM - Holy Eucharist in Chapel




Directions to Christ Church


April 19th Adult Forum - Theology and Practice:Reconciliation  Doug Sisk, Presenter

April 26th Adult Forum - Christ Church Community:  Chester East Side Ministries

April 27th 6 PM St. Joseph's Hall - Women's Group Monthly Potluck


















April 19, 2015

INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST – (friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)  

Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Alexander, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Redonia, Robert, Jenna, Leonard, Ed, Marie, Amy, Joe, Roger, Joshua, Joey, Ginny, Ben, Bette



BIRTHDAYS:   Alyssa Davies, Adam Kradel, Lee Herzog, Russ Bilbrough, Douglas Davies, Lawrence Hartley, Carolyn Falcone

ANNIVERSARIES: Susan & Paul Worrell, Rosemary & Russ Bilbrough



Sunday, April 12                                8am - 36               10am - 91


FINANCE UPDATE                         Jan-Mar                  Jan-Mar               Increase/

                                                                2015                         2014                     (Decrease)

Total Operating Income:              90,730                      82,749                   7,981   

Total Operating Expense:          100,551                  101,375                      (824)

Net Income/-Loss                          (9,821)                (18,626)                8,805


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 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. 

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:

                4/19 – Theology and Practice: Doug Sisk will present on Reconciliation

                4/26 – Christ Church Community: Chester East Side Ministries




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.            

                We invite all LOGOS Youth to join in this month’s AFF Cooking on Thursday, April 23rd at 5pm.


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 asap! We want to know of their accomplishments, activities and future plans. 

CHRONICLE DEADLINE  Submissions for the May/June issue of the Chronicle Newsletter was April   15th!  If you have not submitted an article please do so asap! We remind all ministry leaders to provide an article with updates or upcoming events. Please send to Rita at


STARFEST PLANNING MEETING TODAY!   The first STARFEST planning meeting will be held Sunday, April 19th, after Adult Forum.  Our 3rd Annual STARFEST will be held in November as a 3 day event.  There are lots of ways you can help.  New members - this is a great opportunity for you to become involved and to get to know your fellow parishioners.

     STARFEST will feature a Friday night pasta dinner, Silent Auction, Saturday luncheon, Pictures with Santa, and a children's activity area.  There will be several bazaar theme tables :  costume jewelry; baked/gourmet food items; holiday decorations; creative treasures (knit/craft items); books and gifts (old and new).  We'll also need help with publicity and gift card solicitation.  Join us, as we plan to make this the best STARFEST ever!


WOMEN’S GROUP  The Women’s Group will meet on Monday, April 27th at 6pm for their monthly Potluck Supper in St. Joseph’s Hall.   A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for your food donation to share.

We remind the teams to bring all the stuff you have collected for the backpacks especially the journals and completed bookmarks for our St. James project.  We will be working on this project again at our meeting. Jo Ann will be bringing the backpacks to the meeting so they can all be filled.

The Women's Group of Christ Church is sponsoring a Springtime Tea on May 16 at the Special Teas Tea Room and Gift Shoppe in the Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford.  Cost is $20 per person.   Seating is limited.   Please contact Judy Rehm for a reservation and details (610-459-4998610-459-4998 ).


VESTRY MEETING will take place on Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall All meetings other than executive sessions are open to parishioners, so please feel free to attend.  Vestry minutes are available in the book rack located in hallway outside side entrance to sanctuary.


AFF COOKING GROUP  The Aid for Friends cooking group will meet on Thursday, April 23rd at 5pm.  This month we especially invite the LOGOS youth to take part in this worthy outreach ministry.   A menu of items needed is posted on the bulletin board.   Questions?  Please contact Jim Ross at 610-324-0885610-324-0885 .

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT St. JAMES MIDDLE SCHOOL  Enter to win a free week at the Massanutten Resort, July 12-19, 2015 (see flyer posted on bulletin board.)  All proceeds will benefit the St. James Middle School’s first graduating class!  The Women’s Group of Christ Church Media is raising the funds to purchase backpacks and calculators for each of the fifteen

student who will graduate in July.  Chances are $5 each or three for $10.  Please see JoAnn Townsend or Rita Caserta to purchase your chances.


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 Jan Ross or Judy Fitzgerald after the 8am Sunday service; Joyce Glackin or Susan Mayer 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. 


On Sunday, May 17th we shall be having a potluck lunch to celebrate Rita Caserta’s 25th anniversary as the Parish Administrator.  Please contact Jan Ross 610-565-1267610-565-1267  or to see what you can do to help.


On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 occurred the death of Lewis Gerlach, a long time parishioner of Christ Church.  A memorial service for Lew will be held on Saturday, April 25th at 11 a.m.  A reception will follow in St. Joseph’s Hall.



Liturgical Ministers Schedule


3 Easter, April 19                                                              Next week, April 26

8AM                                                                                     8AM

Altar –Jim Ross                                                                  Altar –  Bob Bair

OT, Psalm – Mike Davis                                                 OT, Psalm –  Randy Bullitt

PP – Holly Cunningham                                                 PP –   Jan Ross

NT, CB1 – Peter Falcone                                                                NT, CB1 –  Bob Levesque

10AM                                                                                    10AM   

MC –  Mariah Kozub                                                       MC – Samantha Hann

Altar – Emma Young                                                       Altar –  Rudy Loper

Crucifer – Ben Adcock                                                    Crucifer –  Timmy Spiotta

Torch 1 – Aidan Peterson                                             Torch 1 –  Katheryn Cooper

Torch 2 – Elias Kradel                                                      Torch 2 –  Caroline Lenderman

OT, Psalm – Mary Ellen Maatman                             OT, Psalm –  Jay Townsend

NT– Kurt Brunner                                                            NT –  Stephen Adcock

PP – Mary Ann Klassen                                                  PP –  Dan Mistichelli

CB1 – Mike Gay                                                                                CB1 – Carol Hann

CB2 – Hope Giamboy                                                     CB2 – Don Hann



Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

 8AM –   Geoff Kitson, Gregg Smith                          8AM -  Randy & Leslie Bullitt

10AM – The Bilbrough Family                                     10AM – Virginia Pannah, Jim Mayer

                                                                                                                 Alexsa McKeown, Tristen Elcock


Childrens Sermon                                                           Childrens Sermon

O – Mike Gay, deliverer                                                                O – Frank Mathews, deliverer

      Brett Lester, helper                                                         Aura Lester, helper

Y – Marianne Spiotta, deliverer                                 Y – Lee Herzog, deliverer

      Lee Herzog, helper                                                         Mary Conlin, helper










Weekly Calendar

                                                                3 Easter, April 19

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for all


                                                                Starfest Planning Meeting

Monday, April 20

                                                                12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room

                                                                Tuesday, April 21

                                                                9am Morning Prayer

                                                                7pm Vestry Meeting, SJH

                                                                Wednesday, April 22

                                                                9am Morning Prayer      

                                                                10am Prayer Group

                                                                11am Bible Study

                                                                12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing

                                                                7pm Choir Rehearsal

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, April 23

                                                                9am Morning Prayer

                                                                5pm AFF Cooking Group                                              

Friday, April 24

                                                                7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, April 25

                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                                11am Memorial Service for Lewis Gerlach

                                                                4 Easter, April 26

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for all






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,



2016                                                                                       2017

Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden                                 Marylee Bunting, Outreach

Judy Fitzgerald, Communication                                                Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden

Cynthia Young, Christian Education                          John Nee, Preschool

Jan Ross, Hospitality                                                       Peter Spiotta, Finance Chair


                                                                                                Donald Hann, Parish Life

                                                                                                Geoff Kitson, Property/Clerk of the Vestry

                                                                                                Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship

                                                                                                James Kozub, Property




                                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





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



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