Summer Schedule for Sunday Worship Service

9:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite I

Childcare is available for infants to 4 years of age.



Services will resume in September.





Directions to Christ Church


July 3--Sunday Fellowship begins on the Church's front lawn following the 9 AM service.






















July 17, 2016

Whether you are visiting us for the first time, searching for a faith community, a member here already, 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,  Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily



BIRTHDAYS: Erin Verdeur, Steven Falcone, Elizabeth Dawson, Eleanor Jaeger



Sunday, July 10--9am - 79


Financial Update

Year-to-date actual         $ 156,228

Year to date budget        $ 151,129


NURSERY CARE Nursery care is available today from 8:30am-10:30am for infants to 4 years of age in the Acorn Sunshine classroom located on the lower level, Andrea Cruz and DeAnna Hickson, 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 9 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

MIDWEEK SERVICES   There are no midweek services throughout the summer.  Midweek services will resume in September.

SUNDAY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP ON FRONT LAWN  All are welcome to join for tea, lemonade and fellowship on the front lawn of the church immediately following the 9am worship service.          Your help is needed to host times of fellowship and refreshments on the front lawn.  It’s easy and it’s fun!   We set up the tables, you provide the lemonade, iced tea and cookies/muffins and host with a smile.  A sign up is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know which Sunday you’re available to help.  We thank Milt & Judi Seeney for hosting today’s fellowship.

PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS  Beginning June 20th through September 4th  the parish office will be open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am—2:30pm.

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 or Jim Ross after the 10am Sunday service.  You can also stop by the parish office, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 2:30pm and purchase them from Rita Caserta.                                   


It’s the Phillies vs Marlins, game time 7:05 p.m.  Cost $30 includes a coupon for a hot dog and soda at the ballpark.  Join us for a fun night out with your friends, proceeds from the sales benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia region.  Interested? Contact Jim Ross at 610-324-0885


Christ Church will once again participate in Media's Garage Sale event on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  As last year, Church table space can be "rented" for $25 each table.  Dollars from these table "rentals" will benefit our Outreach programs.  Proceeds from what you sell are yours to keep!  We will also have a food tent with hotdogs, pretzels, drinks, and desserts.  Mike Estabrook will be in charge of the food tent.  Any food donations and offers to help would be welcomed by Mike.  Please contact him at610-233-9568.
     This is your chance to "clean out" your basements, attics, and garages and make some money by selling those things that you no longer need or want!  Start putting them aside now, over the summer, and pricing them.  This is a do-it-yourself event.  You must be available Saturday, September 17th to set up your table by 8am, sell until 2pm and clean-up afterwards.  This includes having a plan for any leftovers - Green Drop, etc.  No items can be left behind.
     Please contact Marylee Bunting 
610-872-5116 if you are interested in having a table/tables for this event. Payment for tables (cash or check) may be given to Marylee or to Rita in the parish office.

STARFEST will take place this year all on Saturday, November 12th!  Your favorites will be back - Silent Auction; CC's Cafe lunch; spaghetti Dinner and six popular Bazaar tables: Costume Jewelry, Corner Cupboard (baked goods), Holiday Decor, Creative Treasures, Books, and Gifts/Collectibles.
     Summer is the perfect time to start putting aside your contributions.  Our major fundraising event needs donations for Silent Auction (see Jim Ross).
We also need donations for:
1 - Costume jewelry - check your jewelry boxes for any costume jewelry that you no longer wear.  If you find any of "the good stuff", talk to Jim Ross for Silent Auction. You can give your jewelry donations NOW to either Patti Davis or Judy Fitzgerald.
2 - Holiday Decorations - Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations that would brighten up someone's home for the holidays.
3 - Creative Treasures - all you knitters and crocheters - start now during the summer on your projects - hats, scarves, blankets, afghans, shawls and novelties, etc.  Knit and crochet items only.
4 - Books - hardbound and paperback - adult, young adult and children's - cookbooks, audio books (no textbooks). Aim for current titles.  Contact Terry Andrews NOW if you have some ready to donate, and arrange a pickup/transfer.  Later, an empty box will be available on the stage for collections.
5 - Gifts/Collectibles - we are looking for "attic treasures" as well as new, "re-giftable" items.  Sorry - no "yard sale" items (see September Media Garage Sale article).
6 - Corner Cupboard/baked goods - be thinking about what you would like to bake/make.  We will need desserts for lunch and dinner as well as items to be purchased to take home. Do you can or jar fruits or vegetables? Bake pies or cakes? Gourmet munchies, candies, treats, whatever else - just so long as it is home-made!
     We are looking for volunteers to help us make the day successful - for any of the areas mentioned above, as well as set-up and clean-up.  Contact Marylee Bunting if you are interested and for how you can help!

Liturgical Ministers Schedule


This Week, July 17                                                          Next Week, July 24

9AM                                                                                      9AM

MC  - Joseph Adcock                                                       MC –  Dan Mistichelli

Altar/Crucifer – Ben Adcock                                        Altar/Crucifer – Jim Ross

OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting                                     OT, Psalm –  Paul Worrell

NT – Patti Davis                                                                NT –  Susan Mayer

PP – Jan Ross                                                                     PP –  Holly Cunningham

CB1 – Susan Mayer                                                          CB1 –  Mary Ann Klassen

CB2 – Mike Gay                                                                 CB2 –  David Klassen



Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

9AM –  Geoff Kitson, Gregg Smith                            9AM – The Wible Family


Weekly Calendar

                                                                9 Pentecost, July 17

                                                                9am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                Followed by Tea on the Lawn

                                                                Monday, July 18

                                                                12pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Tuesday, July 19


                                                                Wednesday, July 20

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, July 21

                                                                10am Lima Estates Holy Communion

                                                                Friday, July 22

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, July 23

                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                                10 Pentecost, July 24     

                                                                9am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                Followed by Tea on the front lawn



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,



2017                                                                                       2018

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



Summer Worship Service

9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I


No mid-week services during the summer.

Mid-week services will resume in September.





CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525  

HOURS: Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



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