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 and 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


Sunday, November 29--First Sunday in Advent

SAVE THE DATE--Advent Quiet Day, Saturday, December 5, 9AM-12:30PM. Bishop Rodney Michel will lead this event at Christ Church Media.  Sign-up sheet on bulletin board.

















November 29, 2015

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)  

Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Robert, Leonard, Ed, Marie, Amy, Joe, Roger, Joshua, Joey, Ginny, Ben, Bette, Michael, Mary Ellen, Peggy, Miriam, Judy, Tom, Jenny, Trent, Carol, Doug



BIRTHDAYS:  Hope Giamboy, Horace Elcock, Joseph Adcock, Joseph Sanborn



Sunday, November 22                    8am – 46;  10am - 94


FINANCE UPDATE                              2015                                                 

                                                              Actual                Budget               

Operating Income                           264,368               255,195              

Operating Expense                          310,855               334,785                

Net loss                                           (46,487)              (79,590)  


STEWARDSHIP UPDATE Thanks to all who have pledged financial support to Christ Church for 2016. To date, we have received 70 pledges for a combined total of $230,256.   Last year’s pledge total was $301,000, we are hoping to meet or exceed this number. There is still time to pledge! Please join in our shared mission by placing your pledge card in the offering plate or mailing it to the church office.

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   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.


  • 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 and Thursdays, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 

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.  

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

LOGOS Youth Program – All youth grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our youth program.  Logos meets in the Van Roden room located on the lower level.  The program runs from 11:30 to 12:30 each week.  Each week include 2 of the following elements: Bible Study, Worship Skills, Crafts, Games or Lunch. We are always looking for volunteers to offer their time and talent.  If interested, please see Fr. Adam or any of the Logos team member: Frank Mathews, Cindy Young, Gail Kienitz, Rachel Adcock, Mike Estabrook, and Deanna Pflieger. 

SEEKING NOMINEES FOR VESTRY  A new year will begin in less than 2 months and four of our vestry members will relinquish their positions.  Would you like the opportunity to serve Christ Church as a vestry member?  Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Do you have a desire to learn more about the business and spiritual undertakings of Christ Church?
  2. Do have time to devote to this service in a meaningful way?  We meet once a month from September through June with occasional special meetings.
  3. Are you willing to participate in the responsibility of guiding the ministries of Christ Church?

We need members who are willing to work together and engage each other honestly and respectfully.  If you are interested, please contact Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden at 610-804-8706.

CALLING ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS- Children and adults!  If you or your child has been playing an instrument for over two years please consider performing in the Christmas Pageant orchestra.  This is a great opportunity to be part of the pageant no matter your age.  Please let Frank Mathews or Joel Lenderman know of your interest so that music parts can be prepared. 

BOOK CLUB  On Tuesday, December 1st at noon while having a Potluck luncheon, the group will discuss Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian.   Questions? Contact Susan Schriver at 610-544-1998

AID FOR FRIENDS  The AFF Cooking Group will meet on Thursday, December 3rd at 5pm for their next cooking session.   A sign up is posted on the bulletin board for food donations.

ADVENT QUIET DAY –SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 9AM—12:30PM  Bishop Rodney Michel is the retired Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, NY and currently lives at Cathedral Village.  In his forty-five years of ordained ministry Bishop Michel has led many retreats and Quiet Days and enjoys the teaching ministry of the episcopate.  He is blessed to lead the Advent Quiet Day at Christ Church Media, entitled: “Get Ready! Get Set! Christ is Coming!”  See sign-up sheet on bulletin board.

NEW MEMBERS RECEPTION, DECEMBER 6TH! Save the date everyone - On December 6th we will host a reception to formally welcome the people who have officially joined the Christ Church community during the past year.  2015 has been a wonderful year for our parish in so many ways, but we are blessed this year to welcome many new faces.  Please plan to join the festivities in St. Joseph's hall after the 10:00 service.  

               We ask your help in providing a food donation for the reception, please see sign-up sheet posted on bulletin board.  Thank you!

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE  In the spirit of supporting families, especially at Holiday time, Christ Church will begin a new Outreach program, working with Children and Youth Services of Delaware County.  A tree has been set up in St. Joseph's Hall. Hung on the tree are "Angel tags" that have the name, age and size of family members.  Each tag will list 1 item on the family member's wish list, which we received from the agency.  There are 3 tags for each child and 2 tags for adults.  You may take one or more tags.  For each tag taken, please buy a NEW gift, wrap it and attach the tag for identification.  Gifts MUST be placed in the collection boxes near the tree by Sunday December 13th.

     Angel tags will be given out after the 8am and 10am services on 11/29 and 12/6 and recorded for follow-up.  Questions? Please contact Marylee Bunting (610) 872 - 5116

HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE  All women of the parish are invited to participate in our annual holiday cookie exchange.  We will meet on Monday, December 14th beginning with a Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall followed by a Cookie Exchange. Bring three dozen cookies for exchange but if baking is not your thing, or time to bake is a challenge - then just come and we will share all the cookies that come with everyone present. All comers should bring a container to take cookies home with them.  

Philadelphia Theological Institute presents a retreat with Bishop Frank Griswold

PTI will sponsor a 3 day retreat with former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and Barbara Braver, on January 10-13, at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli.  The retreat is on the theme of “Listen to your life” and will explore how God is speaking to us in many ways if we pay attention.  It is a great time away for prayer, liturgies, thoughtful reflection, and renewal.  See Randy Williamson or the PTI website for details (


The annual Christmas pageant will take place Sunday December 20th  at 4:00 P.M.  All children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome to participate in the pageant.  There will be a brief meeting in St. Mary’s Hall for all children participating in the pageant immediately following the 10:00 service today to assign roles.  Anyone interested in helping with the pageant, please see Brett Lester. 

The Christmas Pageant will be followed by a Potluck Supper in Saint Mary’s Hall hosted by the Seeney family.  We are looking for another family willing to partner with the Seeney’s in hosting this event.  Help is needed immediately after the 10am service with set up, then again during the dinner and after for clean up.   Sign up sheets are posted on the buletin board for you to let us know how many from your family will be attending, what food contribution you will be bringing to share, and help with set up and clean up.  Please be sure to sign up as this helps us greatly for planning purposes.

CHRONICLE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Chronicle submissions for the January/February 2016 issue are needed by Monday, December 15thThe Advent/Christmas season is a very busy time in the parish office, please submit your articles as soon as possible! 


FATHER ADAM OUT OF OFFICE  Father Adam will be attending a Clergy Conference from Sunday evening, 11/29 through Wednesday, 12/2.   For pastoral emergencies only, please call Fr. Adam’s cell 215-313-4511.


From the Flower Committee


Christ Episcopal Church Flower Committee would appreciate donations toward the purchase of poinsettias for the Altar on Christmas.  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 December 15th!


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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, November 29                                           Next Week, December 6

8AM                                                                                 8AM

Altar –Jim Ross                                                               Altar  - Peggy Levesque    

OT, Psalm – Mike Davis                                                OT, Psalm –  Geoff Kitson

PP-  Jan Ross                                                                   PP-  Paul Worrell

NT, CB – Steve Falcone                                                NT, CB – Bob Levesque

10AM                                                                               10AM

MC – Emma Young                                                        MC – Peter Spiotta 

Altar – Timmy Spiotta                                                   Altar –   Sybilla Moore

Crucifer – Alexsa McKeown                                        Crucifer –  Ruthie Young

Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel                                            Torch 1 –  Nicholas Handago

Torch 2 – Elias Kradel                                                   Torch 2 –  Adelaide Kradel

OT, Psalm – Stephen Adcock                                       OT, Psalm – Pat Finocchiaro

NT- Jay Townsend                                                         NT –  Mary Ellen Maatman

PP- Pam Smith                                                                PP -   David Klassen 

CB1- Mary Ann Klassen                                                CB1 –  Frank Mathews

CB2 – David Klassen                                                      CB2 –  Erin Cochran


Ushers                                                                             Ushers 

8AM                                                                                 8AM

Gregg Smith, Suki Seeney                                            Geoff Kitson, Paul Worrell

10AM                                                                               10AM

The High Family, Tristen Elcock                                  The Wible Family



Children’s Sermon                                                        Children’s Sermon

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

     Aura Lester, helper                                                       Brett Lester, helper

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

      Rosemary Bilbrough, helper                                      Mary Conlin, helper


Weekly Calendar

                                                            1 Advent, November 29

                                                             8am – Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                            10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                            11:30am Christian Ed for all

                                                            Monday, November 30

                                                            12-1pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                            Tuesday, December 1

                                                            9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                            12pm Book Club, VR

                                                            Wednesday, December 2

                                                            10am Prayer Group

                                                            11am Bible Study

                                                            12pm Morning Prayer

                                                            7pm Choir

                                                            8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                            Thursday, December 3

                                                            9am Morning Prayer

                                                            4:30pm Youth Choir

                                                            5pm AFF Cooking Group  

                                                            Friday, December 4

                                                            7am Holy Eucharist

                                                            12pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                            Saturday, December 5

                                                            9am Altar Guild

                                                            9am-12:30pm Advent Retreat, SJH

                                                            2 Advent, December 6

                                                            8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                            10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                            11:30am Newcomers Reception





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,


Sundays                 8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                             10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II


 Tuesdays             9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel

Wednesdays       12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing


 Thursdays            9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel


  Fridays                 7:00am Holy Eucharist in Chapel




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/Secretary of the Vestry

Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship






CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525610-566-7525

HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



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