9:00 AM - Holy Eucharist with Music

Childcare is available for infants to 3 years of age.



Will resume week of September 7




Directions to Christ Church


August 15 - 29  Memorial to the Lost

August 30 Tea on the Lawn following 9 AM service

September 5 Tea on the Lawn following 9 AM service

June 29 - September 6: Parish Summer Hours 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

















August 23 

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


 BIRTHDAYS: Sueny Seeney, Michael Gay, Ruthie Young, Maggie Dunn, Don Glackin, Lee Seeney

ANNIVERSARIES: Laurie & Dan Weber, Judi & Milt Seeney, Jean & John Donaphon, Carol & Don Hann


Sunday, August 16, 2015 9am - 85

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 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 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.


All are welcome to join for tea, lemonade and fellowship on the front lawn of the church immediately following the 9am worship service each Sunday. We thank Terry & Allen Andrews for hosting today’s fellowship.

MEMORIAL TO THE LOST  We will continue to host the Memorial to the Lost which commemorates the lives lost to gun violence in all of Delaware County since 2010.   The Memorial, sponsored by the Del Co Chapter of Heeding God’s Call, consists of one empty t-shirt for each of the 151 (and counting) lives lost to gun violence in our community during that time.  The Memorial is a simple but compelling demonstration intended to increase public awareness of the tragic toll exacted by gun violence and to inspire us to take action to end it. 

The dismantling of the Memorial will take place on Saturday, August 29th at 8:30am, if you would like to help please contact Susan Mayer at

AID FOR FRIENDS COOKING   This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month.  We begin at 5pm and are usually done by 6:30pm.  We welcome new volunteers to join us for all or any part of the cooking/packing session.  Next cooking date: August 27!    We are looking for food donations.  Menu items are posted on the bulletin board, please sign up today!


To promote our visibility in the community, Christ Episcopal Church will have a table at the Media Farmer’s Market (parking lot next to the movie theatre on State Street) on Thursday, August 27th from 3-7pm.  We will have church literature and pictures available to tell the community what we are about.  The Preschool will be joining us, with their information.  We will be in the middle of our “Heeding God’s Call” event that is set up on our church lawn, and that literature will also be available.  We are looking for parishioners who would like to help man the table for a while during this time.  Stop by and enjoy the Farmer’s Market as well – and pick up some fresh, locally grown products for dinner!

MEDIA TOWN GARAGE SALE – September 19TH! Get a jump start on your fall cleaning by getting a table at the Media Town Garage Sale to be held on Saturday, September 19th from 9-4.  $25 set price for a table, no refunds.   “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”   You will set up your priced table on the church grounds at 7:00 am.  You will be responsible for setting up your table, manning your table and cleaning up afterwards.   (There is a ‘Green Drop” box located at the Getty gas station across from Dunkin Donuts.)   We are also looking for volunteers to help sell refreshments.  Questions? Call Karen Mason at 610-633-2641

STARFEST 2015 – November 13-15th!

STARFEST kicks off the weekend with a spaghetti dinner on Friday night.  Parishioners, their friends and families will have a chance to preview the Silent Auction and purchase from 6 bazaar-themed tables.  Saturday features a lunch, visit from Santa and a kid’s activity area.  Sunday is our ‘last chance’ day and windup.

               See Jim Ross with your Silent Auction contributions.  Also, set aside and store your items for our bazaar tables until later in the fall.  One exception to this is for books (adults and children), DVDs and CDs (no tapes or VHS), which you can start bringing in NOW to the box set up on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall.

               Other bazaar tables include: Costume Jewelry; Gifts/small collectibles; Holiday Décor; Creative Treasures; Baked Goods/Gourmet.  See the September/October Chronicle for more details.  Mark your calendars now for this fun and fundraising event! The next planning session will be held on Sunday, September 13th after Adult Forum. Questions: Jim Ross (Silent Auction) 610-324-0885; Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116.

PASTORAL CARE If you are in need of support due to illness, loss of a loved one, loss of employment or someone to pray for you or a family member or friend, a ride to church or anything that has you down, we want you to know your church family is here for you.  Father Adam, Ruth LeStourgeon, Jan Ross and the Pastoral Care team coordinate a variety of ministries under this umbrella.  If you find yourself in need, please let us know by contacting Father Adam (215-313-4511), Ruth (610-565-2065), or Jan (610-955-5398).

SUPERDOLLARS  GIANT and ACME A profit of $1,422 was deposited into the Church Operating Fund from the sales of Superdollars for the first ½ of the year.  Thanks to all who participate in this ministry.  We have approximately 12-14 families who participate.  Think what a profit we could make if more families joined this ministry.  Please consider purchasing your Giant or Acme giftcards before grocery shopping.

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 Joyce Glackin after the 9am Sunday service.  You can also stop by the parish office, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 2:30pm and purchase them from Rita Caserta. 

Liturgical Ministers Schedule

This week, August 23                                                 Next week, August 30

9AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II                                    9AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II

MC – Bob Bair                                                               MC –  Mariah Kozub

Altar –   Don Glackin                                                     Altar-  Peter Falcone

Crucifer – Alexsa McKeown                                            Crucifer –  Sophia Lenderman

OT, Psalm – Pat Finocchiaro                                          OT, Psalm –  Marylee Bunting

NT – Steve Adcock                                                        NT –  Mike Davis

PP – Jan Ross                                                               PP –  Patti Davis

CB1 – Rachel Adcock                                                    CB1  - Erin Cochran

CB2 – David Klassen                                                    CB2 – Mike Gay


Ushers                                                                         Ushers

9AM – Jim Mayer, Ron Mecklin                                       9AM –  The McKeown Family


Childrens Sermon – One Group                               Childrens Sermon – One Group

Mike Gay,  deliverer                                                       Sue Welfley, deliverer

Aura Lester, helper                                                        Brett Lester, helper


Weekly Calendar

                                                            13 Pentecost, August 23

                                                            9am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

                                                            followed by Tea on the Lawn

                                                            Monday, August 24

                                                            12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room

                                                            Tuesday, August 25


                                                            Wednesday, August 26

                                                            8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                            Thursday, August 27

                                                            5pm AFF Cooking Group

                                                            Friday, August 28

                                                            12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                            Saturday, August 29

                                                            8:30am Dismantle “Memorial to the Lost”

                                                            9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                            14 Pentecost, August 30

                                                            9am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                            followed by Tea on the 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,



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

James Kozub, Property



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 – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



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