SUNDAY SERVICES

 

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.

 

MIDWEEK SERVICES 

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

Wednesday Noon - Holy Eucharist/Healing Service in Chapel

Friday 7 AM - Holy Eucharist in Chapel

 


 

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Directions to Christ Church

NEWS and EVENTS

November 22 8:30 - 10:30 AM - Lay Reader Ministry Training

November 23 Adult Forum - Theology and Practice: Gratitude Practice, Erin Cochran, Presenter

November 26 7 PM - Thanksgiving Eve Service

November 30 Adult Forum - Theology and Practice: When is a Christian or Jew Justified in use of Violence? Fr. Adam and Rabbi Jeremy Gerber, Presenters

December 6 9 AM - 12:30 PM - Advent Retreat

 

 

 

November 23, 2014    

INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST 

(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)

Susan, Carly, Rosemary, Joanne, Johnny, Paul, Missy, Carol, Dana, Bill, Mary, Mike, Leonard, Stella, Courtney, Edith, Susan, John Joseph, Monica, Janis, Bette, Jim, Elma, Donna, Barb, Olivia, Michael, Edwina,  Madeline, Evelyn, Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Richard, Alexander, Jeannie, Dave, Mia, Jenna, Yvette, Mark, Grace

 

WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS:    John Townsend, Sue Welfley, Don Hann, Hope Giamboy, Horace Elcock

 

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014                    8am -29; 10am- 133

 

FINANCIAL UPDATE:

$ 256,167             Actual pledges received as of 10/31/2014

$ 248,918             Pledges expected to be received as of 10/31/2014

$      7,249             Above expectation in pledge collection

 

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.    

 

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.

 

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:  

                Nov. 23 – Theology and Practice: Gratitude Practice, Erin Cochran, presenter

                Nov. 30 – Theology and Practice: When is a Christian or Jew Justified in the Use of 

                  Violence?  Father Adam and Rabbi Jeremy Gerber, presenters

 

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. 

                

MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES  

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

 

COMMITMENT SUNDAY – Today! Recognizing that all we have comes from God, we ask that your search your heart, consider your personal abundance and make your commitment to Christ Church in thanksgiving for all God offers you each day.  Please drop your pledge card in the offering plate or you can mail into the church office.  Thank you for your continued support!

 

STEWARDSHIP As a follow up to my address to you last Sunday, please visit the National Episcopal Church website on Stewardship http://www.tens.org/download_file/view/175/

to view Faces of Faith: A Steward's Book of Prayers.   Yours in faith, Susan Mayer

 

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS  Filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph's Hall today!  These bags will be picked up by FCSDC on Monday for distribution.   Financial donations are also encouraged to purchase turkeys.  Please make checks payable to Christ Church, earmarked " Food Basket Ministry."

     Another way to help?  Giant Stores food shoppers, save your reward points for a free turkey. Give  your turkey certificates to Rita or Marylee Bunting - they will help with our turkey purchase!

 

AID FOR FRIENDS  The AFF Cooking Group will meet on Thursday, December 4th at 5pm for their next cooking session.   A sign up is posted on the bulletin board for food donations.

 

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE

 

On Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00 P.M. Christ Church will celebrate its Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist.  The Rev. Domenic Ciannella will be Celebrant and the Rev. Randy Williamson, Preacher. This is an excellent time to come together with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings we have received by God’s mercy and gracious generosity.  All generations are welcome!

 

WOMEN’S GROUP Ladies, we will meet again on Monday, November 24th at six o'clock.  We have a lot to do that night so come prepared with ideas for the cookie exchange, fund raiser activities for St. James, and other issues that have been brought to my attention.  Don't forget that each team should have a bag with a pack of cool pens and awesome highlighters for their student.  I am excited to announce that we have a team for every child!  Hooray!  Come and be a part of the food, fun, and fellowship.  See sign up on bulletin board.

 

THANK YOU!  A big round of applause and THANK YOU to all those who participated in and who made STARFEST happen in 2014!  It was a tremendous effort that resulted in success - we raised over $6100 for Christ Church.

     Special thanks go to Jim Ross for his expertise in running our Silent Auction; to Mary Conlin for a delicious Lasagna Dinner on Friday night; to Leslie Bullitt for our yummy soup and grilled cheese lunch on Saturday and to Pat Rizzo, Pat Kowalski and their Publicity team.

     Thanks to all, Marylee Bunting, Starfest Coordinator

 

ADVENT RETREAT The Spiritual Life ministry is offering an Advent Retreat on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christ Church. The topic is "The Nativity from the point of view of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus".  The program will begin in the Church with Morning Prayer. Then a light breakfast will be served. The program will continue with meditation and quiet reflection. The program will end with Noon day prayers.

Our retreat leader is Father Domenic Ciannella.  Rev. Ciannella is a retired Episcopalian Priest of the Diocese of Long Island, where he ministered in several parishes before retiring in January 2013 and moving to Media in July 2013 to be close to family members who have been living in Media for many years. Besides his parochial ministry, Canon Ciannella was a professor of Theology at the Diocese of Long Island School of Theology for thirty-four (34) years. Father Ciannella continued his pastoral duties well into his senior years, retiring at age 92. Besides being a parish priest, Father Ciannella was also the planner and co-developer of the architects of a new church building in Hicksville, Long Island where he was the rector for 34 years.

Please sign up on the bulletin board if you're interested in attending the retreat.

 

Liturgical Ministers Schedule                     Weekly Calendar

8AM                                                                      Last Pentecost, November 23

Altar – Jim Ross                                                 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson                              10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

PP- Jan Ross                                                       11:30am Christian Ed for all

NT, CB-Bob Levesque                                    Monday, November 24

10AM                                                                    12-1pm AA Meeting, VR 

MC-Mariah Kozub                                           6pm Women’s Group, SJH

Altar – Rudy Loper                                          Tuesday, November 25

Crucifer – Casey Loper                                   9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

Torch 1 – Aidan Peterson                             Wednesday, November 26

Torch 2- Ava High                                             9am Morning Prayer  

OT, Psalm – Stephen Adcock                      7pm Thanksgiving Eve Service

NT- Sean Seeney                                             8pm AA Meeting, SJH 

PP-David Klassen                                             Thursday, November 27

CB1- Dan Mistichelli                                        Thanksgiving Day – Office Closed

CB2-Jayne Brown                                             Friday, November 28    

                                                                                No 7pm service

                                                                                12pm  AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                                Saturday, November 29                                                                

Ushers                                                                  9am Altar Guild

 8AM – Gregg Smith, Geoff Kitson            1 Advent, November 30

10AM- Virginia Pannah, Jim Mayer           8am Holy Eucharist Rite I  

     Alexsa McKeown, Tristen Elcock          10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                                11:30am Christian Ed  

 

Children’s Sermon                                         

Older Group: Ann Haslanger, D                   

 Brett Lester, Helper                        

Younger Group: Rachel Adcock, D                           

                 Aura Lester, Helper        

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

 

Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., apkradel@gmail.com

Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, randywilliamson@rcn.com

Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, jslenderman4@gmail.com

Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, racaserta@gmail.com

Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, joannepetrosina@yahoo.com

 

Vestry

2015                                                                                       2017

Doug Sisk, Rector’s Warden                                        Marylee Bunting, Outreach

Stephen Adcock, Membership                                  Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden   

Russell Bilbrough, Preschool Liaison                         John Nee, Preschool

James Kozub, Property                                                 Peter Spiotta, Finance Chair

2016                                                                                                                      

Judy Fitzgerald, Communications                             

Susan Mayer, Stewardship                         

Cynthia Young, Christian Education         

 

 SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

 

                                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

 

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063

www.christchurchmedia.org 

 

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

 

CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT

“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”