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


March 22 Adult Forum: St. James School, David Kasievich, presenter

March 26 6:30 PM Lenten Series Soup/Salad Supper followed by discussion at 7 PM. 

March 29 Adult Forum: Reflections from the Holy Land, Marylee Bunting, presenter












March 22, 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, Skip, Roger, Joshua



BIRTHDAYS:    Murphy Roberts, Zachary Goldstein, John Nee, Domenic Ciannella, Eric Bilbrough, Brian Labows, Suki Seeney., Kirby Eisenhart, John Austin


Sunday, March 15                            8am –31; 10am—104


FINANCE UPDATE                         February 2015

Total Operating Income:             $  50,747

Total Operating Expense:               61,040

Net Income/-Loss                         $-10,293


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:

                3/22 – St. James School, David Kasievich, presenter

                3/29 – Reflections from the Holy Land, Marylee Bunting, presenter



  • Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon. 
  • 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. 


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.

LENTEN SERIES     The Rev. Domenic Ciannella continues to lead the Lenten Series  “Personalities of the Old Testament” on Thursday evenings in Lent. The content discussion will be of the following people – Samuel 1, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. We begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Soup and Salad Supper followed by a discussion at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall.   A sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know of your contributions and for attending.


REFLECTIONS FROM THE HOLY LAND  AT EASTER SEASON  Soon, on the bulletin board in the hallway, you will be able to walk through a picture gallery of sites that were part of Holy Week events in Jerusalem.  They were captured on camera this past January during a journey to the Holy Land.  It is fascinating to put the actual site pictures together with the events described in the Bible during this week leading up to Easter.

     Also, on Palm Sunday, March 29th, there will be a presentation and commentary at Adult Forum about the stories behind these pictures.


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.


PARISH DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE TODAY  Please pick up a copy of our updated Parish Directory available at both entrances to the church.  We are looking into a pictorial directory with individual and family photos as a later time.  We’ll keep you posted.

AID FOR FRIENDS   This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month.  We welcome new volunteers to join us for all or any part of the cooking/packing session.  This month, March 26th we will begin at 4pm!   If you are unable to help cook but would like to help, we welcome food donations and monetary donations towards the purchase of meat.  Sign up is posted on the bulletin board.

EASTER FOOD BASKETS  All filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall by March 29th Financial donations are welcome in order to purchase the hams.  Checks payable to Christ Church earmarked “Outreach Food Ministry” may be dropped in the Sunday collection plate or given to Rita in the parish office.  As always, we thank you for your continued support in this outreach effort!

MODEL SEDER – TODAY! For the sixth year, our friends and neighbors at Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, will come to Christ Church today for a model Seder.  Rabbi Jeremy Gerber will again lead the Seder.  Our Seder will begin at 5:00 p.m. and last until approximately 7:30 p.m.  Children are most welcome to this joyous celebration of our Jewish roots which nurture our Christianity.  We need your help to make this event a success.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board for contributions and for attending.  We will be serving a vegetarian meal in order to respect Jewish dietary restrictions.  Recipe ideas are available on the bulletin board.  We hope you can join us this year!

CHRIST CHURCH COMMUNITY GARDEN Calling all gardeners! Christ Church is beginning it's second year of growing produce for the food cupboard at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Chester. Last year we had a wonderful growing season and lots of volunteers. We need folks to plant, water, harvest and deliver. Green thumbs are not necessary, and we can adapt the schedule to suit yours. Please contact Maggie Dunn at if you're interested or would like more information. Our planning meeting will be Sunday, April 12th at 9:15 am in the Library.


STARFEST 2015 Yes, there will be a STARFEST in November 2015!  We will begin planning session in March/April.  Meanwhile, it is never too early to start putting aside items for this event.  In addition to our Silent Auction, we have tables of Costume Jewelry; Creative Treasures (handmade and knitted/fabric items); Holiday Décor (Christmas decorations) and Books.  Also, we will be bringing back “Charming Gifts” (a mix of small collectibles and new re-gift items – NO YARD SALE PLEASE!).  Some suggestions for item collection:  Do you know someone who is downsizing their home and planning to move?  They may be looking for a ‘home’ for some of their belongings that they do not want to just discard.  Do you have any unused gift cards from the holidays that you will not use?  Check your jewelry boxes, curio cabinets, closets, cupboards, basements and attics.  Let’s make our 3rd annual STARFEST the best yet!


PARTNERS IN OUTREACH      The conference whose theme:" Called to Service - Volunteering with Excellence", was held Saturday March 14th.  The event was sponsored by Episcopal Community Services and the University of Pa School of Social Policy and Practice.  Several of our parishioners - Janet Ross, Janet Riddle, Marylee Bunting and Kurt Brenner, an ECS board member, were in attendance.

     Two case studies were presented for discussion: Homelessness and Out -of - School Time.  Fifty churches and 185 attendees discussed the skills and tools needed to do social work in the Philadelphia area.  Also discussed was the changing face of volunteerism - who volunteers? Why? How do we get volunteers?  It was interesting to learn about the positive relationship between  religious service attendance and volunteers; also, that religious organizations were the most common voluntary organization.

     The ECS mission is spreading out from Philadelphia to the suburbs, the most recent one being in Darby, Pa.  Following afterwards will be Chester - a local opportunity for our parishioners at Christ Church!



From the Flower Committee



Christ Church Flower Committee would appreciate donations toward the purchase of flowers for the Altar on Easter.  Contributions can be made as a  “memorial for a loved one” or “in thanksgiving”. 

Please fill out the form below and return to the church office no later than March 25th.



In Loving Memory of:



In Thanksgiving for:



Given by:  Name  _________________________________________________________________


Enclosed is my check payable to “Christ Church Flower Fund” in the amount of



Liturgical Ministers Schedule


This Week, March 22                                                     Next Week, March 29

8AM                                                                                     8AM

Altar –Peter Falcone                                                       Altar – Jim Ross 

OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting                                      Liturgy of Palms Reading – Jan Ross

PP-Randy Bullitt                                                                                OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting

 NT, CB – Bob Levesque                                                                Passion Narrator – Randy Bullitt 

10AM                                                                                    NT, CB1 – Steve Falcone

MC – Samantha Hann                                                   10AM 

Altar – Rudy Looper                                                        MC – Mariah Kozub 

Crucifer – Casey Loper                                                   Liturgy of Palms Reading – Holly Cunningham 

Torch 1 – Ruthie Young                                                  Altar – Don Glackin 

Torch 2 – Katheryn Cooper                                          Crucifer – Sophia Lenderman 

OT, Psalm –Jan Ross                                                       Torch 1  – Elias Kradel  

NT-  Kurt Brunner                                                            Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel

PP—Dan Mistichelli                                                         OT, Psalm – Eric Bilbrough

CB1 – Don Hann                                                                NT – Pam Smith

CB2 –Carol Hann                                                               Passion Narrator – David KLassen

                                                                                                CB1 – Mike Gay

Ushers                                                                                 CB2 – Mary Ann Klassen

8AM – Randy & Leslie Bulitt                                              

10AM – The Wible Family, Elias Kradel                    Ushers  

                                                                                              8AM – Randy Bullitt, Suki Seeney   

                                                                                                10AM – The Wible Family

Children’s Sermon                                                          

O – Mike Gay, deliverer                                                                There is no Children’s Sermon today

       Aura Lester, helper                                                      

Y –Marianne Spiotta , deliverer                                

      Mary Conlin, helper                                                   


Weekly Calendar

5 Lent, March 22

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed

                                                                5pm Model Seder, SJH 

                                                                Monday, March 23

                                                                12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room

                                                                6pm Women’s Group, SJH

                                                                Tuesday, March 24

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                Wednesday, March 25

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                10am Prayer Group, VR

                                                                11am Bible Study, SJH

                                                                12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing

                                                                7pm Adult Choir

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, March 26

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                4pm AFF Cooking Group

                                                                4:15pm Primary Choir

                                                                4:45pm Youth Choir

                                                                6:30pm Lenten Series, SJH

                                                                Friday, March 27

                                                                7am Eucharist

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, March 28

                                                                8:30am Vestry Visioning

                                                                9am Altar Guild

                                                                Palm Sunday, March 29

                                                                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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