December 4, 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, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Alma, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Joseph Sanborn, Virginia Davis, Teresa Sanborn, Marianne Spiotta
Sunday, November 27 8am - 32; 10am – 69
Year-to-date actual $ 273,570
Year to date budget $ 273,000
2017 PLEDGE CAMPAIGN
As of 11/30/2016, we have received 63 pledges toward our goal of 100 for a total of $236,203 of our goal of $307,000. Thank you for your generous support of Christ Church’s mission.
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 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 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.
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:
Dec. 4 - Coffee Social
Dec. 11 – Dr. Steven Weitzman (U. Penn; Religion) How the Religion of the Biblical Israelites became what we call Judaism.
BIBLE STUDY Adults of the parish are invited to come together for Bible Study every Wednesday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Hall. We welcome are seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.
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 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 school ends promptly at 12:15pm. Please come join us. Questions? Please contact Max High at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOGOS Youth Program – All youth grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our youth program. Logos meets in the Van Roden room located on the lower level. The program runs from 11:30 to 12:30 each week. Each week include 2 of the following elements: Bible Study, Worship Skills, Crafts, Games or Lunch. We are always looking for volunteers to offer their time and talent. If interested, please see Fr. Adam or any of the Logos team member: Bob Miller, Cindy Young, Gail Kienitz, Sue Welfley, and Mike Estabrook.
TEENSPEAK All youth aged 6-12 grade are invited to participate in TeenSpeak immediately after the Gospel reading. TeenSpeak is a time for youth to discuss the gospel with people their own age. We meet in the Chapel during Fr. Adam’s sermon. The TeenSpeak facilitator today is Mary Ann Klassen.
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- Each Monday, the Holy Eucharist is offered at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
- Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.
- Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon in the Chapel.
ADVENT DEVOTIONAL Our Advent Devotional booklets are available at both entrances to the church. This gift is from your fellow members who read scripture from one day in Advent and gave their personal reflections on those readings. It is our hope that this Advent Devotional will encourage you to explore more deeply the scriptures and discern what God is calling you to be and do as you embark on your own spiritual journey.
Thank you to ALL who participated and contributed to this devotional.
BOOK CLUB On Tuesday, December 6 at noon, the group will have a potluck luncheon to celebrate another great year. They will then discuss Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet. What could be more dangerous than cozy village life in the English countryside? Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold’s in Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. Now he has found peace among urbanites, and yoga practitioners, artists and New Agers. But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women’s Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max’s training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play.
WOMEN’S GROUP COOKIE EXCHANGE – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, 6:30 PM
Join us for covered dish supper followed by our annual cookie exchange. Be a part of this festive holiday gathering, enjoy good food and fellowship (and save yourself a little baking time as well!) Bring a container with approximately 3 dozen cookies, and one empty container in which to collect cookies - by the end of the evening you will have collected a delicious variety of treats for your Christmas dessert and spent a great time with the lovely ladies of Christ Church! A signup sheet for the covered dish is located on the bulletin board - we look forward to seeing you!
CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS Once again, for the Christmas holidays, we are supporting the Family and Community Services of Delaware County and their "Second Time Around Parents" program based in Media. On Sunday, December 4th, empty food bags and suggested item lists will be handed out after each service. These bags provide help to families at a challenging time of year. Filled bags are to be returned to the stage in St. Joseph's hall by Sunday, December 18th. Financial donations to buy the turkeys that accompany the bags are also welcomed. Checks can be made payable to Christ Church with the memo "food basket ministry"
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY
Like last year, we are working with the Children and Youth Services of Delaware County to support children and families in the Chester School system at holiday time. We are "adopting" families and providing gifts to those who would otherwise go without.
Hung on the tree in St. Joseph’s Hall are "angel" tags that have the names, ages, and sizes of family members. Each tag will list 1 item on the family member's wish list - a list that we have received from the Agency. There are 3 tags for each child and 2 tags for each adult. For each tag that you take, please buy a new gift, wrap it and attach the tag for identification. Gifts must be placed in the holiday containers near the tree by Sunday, December 11th for delivery 12/14. Questions? Contact Marylee Bunting (610) 872 - 5116.
Thank you for your support of this worthy holiday project!
DARBY MISSION COOKIE REQUEST On Tuesday, December 6th, several of our parishioners will be going to the Darby Mission's Tuesday night Community Dinner. It is customary for participating churches to bring a part of the dinner as well as to help prepare and serve it to Mission clients. This is a first-time holiday project for us with them. We have said that we will bring cookies for dessert. It would be nice to have some homemade cookies to take. If anyone is baking for the holidays and would like to donate some homemade cookies, we will take them with us. Just put them in the church kitchen by NOON on Tuesday, December 6th, marked "Darby Mission Dinner". Please use plastic lidded containers that you do not want back as it will be too difficult to return any containers that are left after the dinner. Thank you for you help with this new Outreach event! Questions? Contact Marylee Bunting - (610) 872 - 5116
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT - December 18th!
The annual Christmas pageant will take place Sunday December 18th at 4:00 P.M. All children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome to participate in the pageant. There will be a brief meeting in St. Mary’s Hall for all children participating in the pageant immediately following the 10:00 service today to assign roles. Anyone interested in helping with the pageant, please see Brett Lester or email: email@example.com
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK SUPPER - December 18th The Christmas Pageant will be followed by a Potluck Supper in Saint Mary’s Hall hosted by the Seeney and High families. Help is needed immediately after the 10am service on Dec. 20th to help with set up, then again during dinner and after dinner for clean-up. Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know how many from your family will be attending, what food contribution you will be bringing to share, and help with set-up and clean-up. Please be sure to sign up as this helps us greatly for planning purposes.
TAIZÉ SERVICE – Thursday, December 15th, 7:15 PM at Trinity Church, Swarthmore
We continue to offer Taize Service on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:15 p.m. We rotate one month at Christ Church, Media and the next month at Trinity Church, Swarthmore. We invite everyone to partake of this ‘oasis of peace’ amidst the whirlwind of daily activities. Please join us!
CHRONICLE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Chronicle submissions for the January/February 2016 issue are needed by Monday, December 15th! The Advent/Christmas season is a very busy time in the parish office, please submit your articles as soon as possible!
SEEKING NOMINEES FOR VESTRY A new year will begin in less than two months and several vestry members’ terms will conclude. Although these members may choose to run again for their positions, the process is open to all interested in serving our parish, and multiple nominees for a given position are welcome. Would you like the opportunity to serve Christ Church as a vestry member? Here are a few things to consider:
1 Do you have a desire to learn more about the business and spiritual undertakings of Christ Church?
2 Do have time to devote to this service in a meaningful way? We meet once a month from September through June with occasional special meetings.
3 Are you willing to participate in the responsibility of guiding the ministries of Christ Church?
We need members who are willing to work together and engage each other honestly and respectfully. If you are interested, please contact Susan Mayer, Rector’s Warden at 610-804-8706, or talk to any vestry member.
From the Flower Committee
Christ Episcopal Church Flower Committee would appreciate donations toward the purchase of poinsettias for the Christmas Altar. Contributions can be made as a “memorial for a loved one” or “in thanksgiving”. Please fill out the form below and return to the church office no later than December 15th!
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In Loving Memory of:
In Thanksgiving for:
Given by: Name ____________________________
Enclosed is my check payable to “Christ Church Flower Fund” in the amount of ______________.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This Week, December 4 Next Week, December 11
Altar –Peggy Levesque Altar - Jim Ross
OT, Psalm – Doug Sisk OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP- Jan Ross PP- Randy Bullitt
NT, CB – Bob Levesque NT, CB – Steve Falcone
MC – Casey Loper MC – Samantha Hann
Altar – Jonah Loper Altar – Sybilla Moore
Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman Crucifer – Stephen Hann
Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel Torch 1 – Sara Kolecki
Torch 2 – Nicholas Handago Torch 2 – Jessica Kolecki
OT, Psalm – Ann Haslanger OT, Psalm – Patti Davis
NT- Mary Ellen Maatman NT – Don Hann
PP- Kurt Brunner PP - Dan Mistichelli
CB1- Emma Young CB1 – Carol Hann
CB2 – Frank Mathews CB2 – Mike Gay
Jean Bowers, Paul Worrell Geoff Kitson, Gregg Smith
The Wible Family Jim & Sandy McKeown
Alexsa McKeown, Elias Kradel
Children’s Sermon Children’s Sermon
Marianne Spiotta, deliverer Frank Mathews, deliverer
Aura Lester, helper Brett Lester, helper
2 Advent, December 4
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11:15am Christian Ed for all
Monday, December 5
7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel
12-1pm AA Meeting, SJH
Tuesday, December 6
9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
12pm Book Club, VR
Wednesday, December 7
10am Prayer Group
11am Bible Study
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, December 8
10am Granite Farms Holy Communion
4:30pm Youth Choir
6:30pm Women’s Group Cookie Exchange
7pm Finance Committee Meeting
Friday, December 9
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Saturday, December 10
9am Altar Guild
3 Advent, December 11
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:15am Christian Ed for all
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, email@example.com
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, email@example.com
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sunday 8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Monday 7:00am Holy Eucharist
Tuesday 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesday 12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”