August 21, 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
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Sueny Seeney, Michael Gay, Ruthie Young, Maggie Dunn, Donald Glackin
ANNIVERSARIES: Judi & Milton Seeney, Jean & John Donaphon, Carol & Don Hann
Sunday, August 14 9am - 75
Year-to-date actual $ 174,108
Year to date budget $ 164,000
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
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. We thank Cindy, Nathan, Emma, & Ruthie Young for hosting today’s fellowship.
GODLY PLAY TRAINING Dawn Stewart, Godly Play Foundation Trainer, will be leading storytellers and doorkeepers alike through Godly Play, Sunday, September 11th, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, Ambler. The cost is $30 per person; brunch is included. Godly Play teachers are welcome to participate. If interested in attending, please contact Max High at 215-869-2461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
STARFEST - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th
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!
ECS “FILL THE BUS” DRIVE Each summer, ECS holds a back-to-school drive called ‘Fill the Bus’ to support the education of their school aged participants. This year they need our help to send 700 students off to school with the supplies they need to succeed. A list of items needed has been posted on the parish bulletin board. You do not need to purchase everything on the list but perhaps you can help provide 1 or 2 items. If interested in participating, please clearly mark your items “ECS Fill the Bus” and place on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall no later than August 28th.
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.
GREAT MEDIA GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY , SEPTEMBER 17th, 9am - 2 pm
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.
PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Beginning June 20th through September 4th the parish office will be open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am—2:30pm.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This Week, August 21 Next Week, August 28
MC - Dan Mistichelli MC – Peter Falcone
Altar/Crucifer – Jim Ross Altar/Crucifer – Sybilla Moore
OT, Psalm –Pam Smith OT, Psalm – Paul Worrell
NT – Jan Ross NT – Marylee Bunting
PP – Randy Bullitt PP – Doug Sisk
CB1 – Susan Mayer CB1 – David Klassen
CB2 –Dan Mistichelli CB2 – Mary Ann Klassen
9AM – The McKeown Family 9AM – Virginia Pannah, Jim Mayer
14 Pentecost, August 21
9am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Followed by Tea on the Lawn
Monday, August 22
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Tuesday, August 23
Wednesday, August 24
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, August 25
Friday, August 26
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, August 27
9am Altar & Flower Guilds
15 Pentecost, August 28
9am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Followed by Tea on the front lawn
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
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
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Summer Worship Service
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
No mid-week services during the summer.
Mid-week services will resume in September.
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”