April 13, 2014
INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST
(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)
Susan, Carly, Rosemary, Rose Marie, Connie, Joanne, Johnny, Paul, Missy, Carol, Dana, Bill, Mary, Mike, Leonard, Chase, Stella, Courtney, Edith, Susan, John Joseph, Monica, Janis, Maya Jane, Bette, Jim, Elma, Donna, Barb, Olivia, Michael, Edwina, Angela, Lucas, Julie, Nick, Madeline, Evelyn
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Christian Mayer, Marie Quinn, Rae Barnard, Alyssa Davies
Sunday, April 6 8am –41; 10am -129
$ 76,115 Actual pledges received as of 03/31/2014
$ 77,503 Pledges expected to be received as of 03/31/2014
($ 1,388) Below expectation in pledge collection
NURSERY CARE Nursery care will be held from 9:30am—12:30pm for infants—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.
VISITORS WELCOME If you are new or visiting today we welcome and encourage you to attend our Christian Education programs that follow our 10am worship service. Please see an usher for directions to Church School, LOGOS Youth program or Adult Forum.
CHURCH SCHOOL All Christians ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to attend Church School which immediately follows the 10am Sunday Worship Service.
ADULT FORUM follows the 10am worship service each Sunday and meets in St. Joseph’s Hall.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY All adults are invited and encouraged to participate in Bible Study. We welcome all seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others. This group meets on Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall. For more information call the parish office at 610-566-7525.
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at 12 o’clock 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.
What’s happening this season…
SPRING FLOWER AND PLANT SALE
Tired of winter…think Spring! Back by popular demand is the Christ Church Spring Flower & Plant sale. Order forms are available on the bulletin board for you to pick up now and begin thinking of your spring gardens. All orders are due by Friday, April 25th (checks/money must accompany all orders). Order PICK UP is Saturday, May 3rd from 9AM to 11AM in the Church Orange Street parking lot. You can also make a flower or plant donation to Christ Church on the order form to help spruce up the church grounds. Volunteers are needed to help on the pick-up day, please contact Leslie Bullitt at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your help.
AID FOR FRIENDS will meet on Thursday, April 24th beginning at 5pm in the kitchen. We welcome you to join us for this rewarding outreach ministry.
Please mark your calendar for either April 27th or May 4th to attend one of our small congregational gatherings to continue our conversation on stewardship and your responses to the parish questionnaire. These meetings will take place between the services starting promptly at 9am in St. Joseph’s Hall, so come early to grab your coffee before we begin. Looking forward to seeing all of you there and to gather your thoughts and ideas for the future of Christ Church. Childcare will be available.
In faith, Susan Mayer, Stewardship Chair
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY This ministry, active at Christ Church 10 years ago through the ECW women's group, is being revived! Calling all knitters to join us in this worthy, all -year round project. Knitting is done on your own, or you can join our Knitting Group that meets monthly.
These shawls are knitted and given to people as a companion and reminder that they are being thought about and prayed for. Recipients may be cancer patients, those recovering from surgery, healing from loss of a loved one, or just going through a tough time. You may have participated in the program previously and have a favorite pattern to use. If you are just getting started and need instructions, or want more information, contact Marylee Bunting (610) 872 - 5116. Shawls will be collected and blessed before being distributed.
NEIGHBORS IN NEED Please don't forget the food cupboard! Need continues to be high for families right in our own back yard, particularly those in Chester. Food donations can be dropped off at any time by the food cupboard located outside of St. Joseph’s Hall by the water fountain. Remember loved ones with donations to the cupboard; financial contributions may also be made to St. Mary's.
STARFEST BAZAAR PLANNING MEETING, Sunday, April 27th
The first Starfest planning meeting will take place on Sunday, April 27th after Adult Forum. This year, Starfest will be held Friday through Sunday, November 14-16. Last year’s event was a great success—we want to make this year’s “Second Annual” even better! Mark your calendars to attend the planning meeting. More details to follow.
Here’s what’s happening this week…
ADULT FORUM Today’s topic “"The Cross and the Lynching Tree" presenter Mark Ash
EASTER OUTREACH FOOD BASKETS The filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall by TODAY!. Financial donations are most welcomed for the purchase of hams. Checks payable to Christ Church earmarked “Outreach Food Ministry”. You can drop your contributions into the collection plate or to Rita in the parish office.
THANK YOU! A special thanks to Rachel Adcock for her teaching of the Stations of the Cross to the children during the Intergenerational Lenten Program. The children have begun to not only recognize the story, but to know the story, because of her teaching. Many of the children have their Stations of the Cross boxes situated right next to their beds, which they have been using at night-time prayers to recount the Stations. Thank you, Rachel, for deepening our children's experience of holiness this Lent.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE MODEL SEDER
Many thanks are sent to the entire team which worked to produce the Model Seder on April 6, including Rabbi Jeremy Gerber and Cantor Stephen Friedrich, from Ohev Shalom. Thanks to Fr. Adam for his insightful comments and teachings.
Special thanks to Sean Seeney who set up St. Joseph Hall to accommodate our Seder guests. A very special appreciation goes to the many chefs who created our beautiful vegetarian feast which we all enjoyed. We also want to say how much we appreciate the efforts of our Seder Team – Mary Lee Bunting, Holly Cunningham, Mary Ellen Maatman, Susan Mayer, Jim Ross, Terry Snyder, Ruth LeStourgeon and others. And a large“ thank- you” goes to the community which again gathered in this sacred season of Lent to experience the purpose of the Lord’s Last Supper and to reflect on the Passover of the Lord.
VESTRY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, April 15th, 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall.
MAUNDY THURSDAY We need your participation in the Maundy Thursday Liturgy as follows:
Food Washing - 12 volunteers to have their feet washed, see sign up on the bulletin board and sign up TODAY!
Children’s attendance – We strongly request children attend the Maundy Thursday service and participate in the Liturgy of the Stripping of the Altar.
All Night Vigil – sign up posted on bulletin board for the All Night Vigil in Christ the King Chapel
GOOD FRIDAY OFFERING Since 1922, members of the Episcopal Church have given thanks for the extraordinary work, commitment, and relationships through their generous giving to the Good Friday Offering, which supports the mission and ministries of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. This offering expresses our own commitment to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to walk with the church of the Middle East as they continue to work toward justice, reconciliation, and peace. Please make your check payable to Christ Church memo: Good Friday Offering.
ST. MARY’S CHESTER Christ Church continues to volunteer packing food at St. Mary’s Food Cupboard in Chester. We meet this month on Wednesday, April 16th from 12pm-1:30pm. If interested or would like more information, please contact Diana Buckley-Motley at 610-565-0169.
April 13 PALM SUNDAY
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I with Liturgy of the Palms
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II with Liturgy of the Palms
11:30am Christian Ed for all ages
April 16 Wednesday in Holy Week
7:00pm Tenebrae Service
April 17 MAUNDY THURSDAY
7:00pm Holy Eucharist/Washing of the Feet/Stripping of the Altar All night Vigil – Christ the King Chapel
April 18 GOOD FRIDAY
12:00pm The Way of the Cross
7:00pm The Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross
April 19 THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER
7:00pm Holy Baptism
Followed by a Dessert Fest in St. Mary’s Hall
April 20 EASTER SUNDAY
8:00am Holy Eucharist:Rite One
10:00am Holy Eucharist:Rite Two
NO Christian Education
Liturgical Ministers Schedule Weekly Calendar
8:00AM Sunday of the Passion: April 13
Altar – Jim Ross 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
Liturgy of Palms – Jan Ross 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
OT, Psalm-Marylee Bunting 11:30am Christian Education for All
Passion Narrator – Randy Bullitt LOGOS
NT, CB1- Steve Falcone Monday, April 14
10AM 12pm AA Meeting, SJH
MC – Mariah Kozub Tuesday, April 15
Altar – Don Glackin 9am Morning Prayer
Crucifer – Sybilla Moore 7pm Vestry Meeting, SJH
Torch 1 – Piper Moore Wednesday, April 16
Torch 2 – Sophia Lenderman 9am Morning Prayer
OT, Psalm- Susan Mayer 10am Prayer Group
NT- Sean Seeney 11am Bible Study, SJH
Passion Narrator – David Klassen 12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
CB1- Mary Ann Klassen 7pm Tenebrae
CB2- Mark Ash 8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Maundy Thursday, April 17
Ushers 9am Morning Prayer
8am – Ron Mecklin, Gregg Smith 10am Lima Estates Holy Communion
10am- Jim Mayer, Judy Fitzgerald 7pm Holy Eucharist, Washing of the Feet
All Night Vigil, Christ the King Chapel
Children’s Sermon Good Friday, April 18
O – Rachel Adcock, Deliverer 12pm Stations of the Cross
Christina Labows, Helper 7pm – Good Friday Liturgy
Y – Beth Moore, Deliverer The Great Vigil of Easter, April 19
Rosemary Bilbrough, Helper 10am Brass Rehearsal
7pm Holy Baptism
Followed by Dessert Fest, SMH
Easter Sunday, April 20
8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
No Christian Education
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., email@example.com
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, email@example.com
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, email@example.com
Doug Sisk, Rector’s Warden Russell Bilbrough, Preschool Liaison
Peter Spiotta, Finance Beth Moore, Hospitality
James Kozub, Property Judy Fitzgerald, Communications
Stephen Adcock, Membership Cynthia Young, Christian Education
Marylee Bunting, Outreach Susan Mayer, Stewardship
Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden John Nee, Preschool
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
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
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.”