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.



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

Wednesday Noon - Holy Eucharist/Healing Service in Chapel

Friday 7 AM - Holy Eucharist in Chapel




Directions to Christ Church


February 7 Chili Cookoff - CLICK HERE to see the pictures!!!

Febrary 22 Adult Forum - Lenten Practice, living on $35 a week, Fr. Adam & Marylee Bunting, presenters 

February 23 6 PM Women's Group

February 26 6:30 PM Lenten Series Soup/Salad Supper followed by discussion at 7 PM.






February 22, 2015

INTERCESSORY PRAYER LIST – We have removed names from the prayer list.  If a name needs to be put back on please notify the parish office.

(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)   

Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Alexander, Yvette, Mark, Grace, Redonia, Robert, Jenna, Leonard, Ed



BIRTHDAYS:  Jean Donaphon, Patrick Pannah, Jr., Jennie Henchel, Emily Labows, Sean Verdeur, Milton Seeney



Sunday, February 15                       8am – 12; 10am—56


FINANCE UPDATE                         January 2015

Total Operating Income:             $  19,172

Total Operating Expense:            $  34,095

Net Income/-Loss                         $-14, 923


DESIGNATED LOOSE OFFERING  Today’s loose offering is designated to Episcopal Community Services in Philadelphia.  Their programs focus on Housing; Foster/Kinship Care; Home Care; Out of School Time; St. Barnabas Mission and Youth Programming.  Through these programs, Philadelphia residents are served in a variety of ways.   


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.    


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. 


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.  Today’s forum:  Lenten Practice, living on $35 a week, Fr. Adam & Marylee Bunting, presenters


ADULT FORUM COFFEE HOUR  There are 12 available Sundays for you to sign up and host an Adult Forum Coffee Hour and/or provide a snack.  Please see sign-up sheet posted on bulletin board and sign up today!   



  • 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. 


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.


LENTEN SERIES   The Spiritual Life Ministry is offering a Lenten Series on Thursday evenings in Lent starting on February 26 through March 26.  The Rev. Domenic Ciannella will lead the series  “Personalities of the Old Testament”.  The content discussion will be of the following people – Samuel 1, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. We will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Soup and Salad Supper with the discussion at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall.  A sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know if attending and soup and salad donations.


THANK YOU!  Our thanks to Janet Riddle, Sean Seeney, Brad & Dan Weber, Jim Ross, The Bilbrough Family, Jim Mayer, Ben Sniegowski, Elias & Adelaide Kradel, Ben & Joe Adcock and all others who helped with the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. 


AID FOR FRIENDS   This group continues to cook on the 4th Thursday of the month.  We welcome new volunteers to join us for all or any part of the cooking/packing session.  Next cooking date: February 26th…we will begin cooking at 4pm!  If you are unable to help cook but would like to help, we welcome food donations and monetary donations towards the purchase of meat.  Sign up is posted on the bulletin board.

WOMEN’S GROUP Ladies, it is time for our monthly potluck dinner.  We will meet on Monday, February 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall.  Please sign up for what you will bring to share, sign up is posted on the parish bulletin board.  Erin Cochran will be our guest speaker.  Please invite your family and friends who might be interested in hearing Erin talk about gratitude.


FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT St. JAMES MIDDLE SCHOOL  Enter to win a free week at the Massanutten Resort, July 12-19, 2015 (see flyer posted on bulletin board.)  All proceeds will benefit the St. James Middle School’s first graduating class!  The Women’s Group of Christ Church Media is raising the funds to purchase backpacks and calculators for each of the fifteen student who will graduate in July.  Chances are $5 each or three for $10.  Please see JoAnn Townsend to purchase your chances.


TESTING IN PUBLIC EDUCATION Mother Melissa's parish, Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, is sponsoring a discussion on the issue of testing in our public schools.  All folks who have an interest in the current state of education should attend. We will be showing a documentary and then talking about parents' choice to opt out of testing based on religious beliefs. Please email Mother Melissa for more information at

Redeemer Moms presents a screening of
Standardized - Lies, Money, and Civil Rights:
How Testing is Ruining Public Education

Wednesday, February 25, 7-9pm
Parish House, Assembly Room

The Moms will follow up with a Q & A session with parents who have been researching this topic for over a year. All are welcome and invited to bring a friend.


PARTNERS IN OUTREACH  The Second Annual Conference of Partners in Outreach will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia. If you feel called to becoming more involved as a volunteer in service to the communities around you, this is a good place to start.  The conference is a collaboration with the Univ. of PA’s School for Social Policy and Practice and Episcopal Community Services (ECS) to create a training program.  See the bulletin board for more details.  We’re looking to get a car pool together of interested parishioners.  See Marylee Bunting or Fr. Adam to sign up!


HEEDING GOD’S CALL FUNDRAISERS Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence, has two great events coming up in March that very much need your support. 

March 8th 3-5 PM at St-Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 8000 St. Martins Lane, Chestnut Hill Phila 19118, there will be a wine-and-hors d’oeuvres reception with Signe Wilkenson, political cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who will narrate a slide show of her work and create a new cartoon before your very eyes. 

Donations $50 / person or $75 / couple  RSVP , and please mail donations to Heeding God’s Call 8812 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118


March 15th 12:30-2:30 at Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086 there will be a lunch, with Joel Fein, MD, MPH speaking on “Children seen and not heard:  Our experience with adverse childhood experiences”, and Bryan Miller, Executive Director of HGC, speaking on “The Faith Community and the Scourge of Illegal Guns”.

Donate what you can – every bit helps.  To RSVP on Eventbrite, click here, or email or (610) 529-8157(610) 529-8157 .


KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY  For those who attended Adult Forum last weekend and indicated an interest in writing letters to the residents of SCI Chester prison please use the following guidelines:

Kairos Prison Ministry Letters to Residents (Agape) Guidelines:

- No return address.

- Only use your first name. 

- Address the letter, "Dear Brother in Christ." All of these letters will go to men.

- Several copies (up to 42) of the same letter is acceptable. They do not need to be different  from one another.

- All letters need to be hand-written in pen or pencil. No photocopies are acceptable.

- Please use smaller than 8.5x11 paper. Do not put them into envelopes.

- Use encouraging, uplifting words that express God's love. 
- Try to keep the letter short, approximately 5-7 sentences.

- A zip-locked bag is a handy way to keep them all together.

- Since they must be reviewed by the prison, please get them to the church office by Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015.

- If you have questions, you can contact Paul Oestreich at


STARFEST 2015 Yes, there will be a STARFEST in November 2015!  We will begin planning session in March/April.  Meanwhile, it is never too early to start putting aside items for this event.  In addition to our Silent Auction, we have tables of Costume Jewelry; Creative Treasures (handmade and knitted/fabric items); Holiday Décor (Christmas decorations) and Books.  Also, we will be bringing back “Charming Gifts” (a mix of small collectibles and new re-gift items – NO YARD SALE PLEASE!).  Some suggestions for item collection:  Do you know someone who is downsizing their home and planning to move?  They may be looking for a ‘home’ for some of their belongings that they do not want to just discard.  Do you have any unused gift cards from the holidays that you will not use?  Check your jewelry boxes, curio cabinets, closets, cupboards, basements and attics.  Let’s make our 3rd annual STARFEST the best yet!


FISHING TRIP TO HYANNIS, MASS Christ Church will sponsor its third annual fishing trip on June 6, 2015. The cost of the trip for transportation and private boat will be $175 per person.  The initial payment is due February 20th. We need the initial payment to reserve the bus and boat.  The second and final payment will be due May 8th.  Payments are non-refundable due to contracts.  Make the check payable to Michael Motley and mail to: P.O. Box 307, Wallingford, PA 19086 or contact Michael Motley for questions 610-565-0169610-565-0169 .  More information is posted on the parish bulletin board.


Liturgical Ministers Schedule


This week, February 22                                                 Next Week, March 1     

8AM                                                                                     8AM

Altar – Peter Falcone                                                      Altar – Bob Bair

OT, Psalm – Mike Davis                                                 OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson

PP- Marylee Bunting                                                      PP-Randy Bullitt

NT CB – Steve Falcone                                                   NT, CB – Bob Levesque

10AM                                                                                    10AM

MC – Mariah Kozub                                                        MC-Jonah Loper

Altar – Rudy Loper                                                           Altar – Emma Young

Crucifer – Casey Loper                                                   Crucifer – Timmy Spiotta

Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel                                             Torch 1 – Caroline Lenderman

Torch 2 – Ruthie Young                                                  Torch 2 – Elias Kradel

OT, Psalm – Amy Shumoski                                         OT, Psalm – Russ Bilbrough

NT –  Sean Seeney                                                          NT- Sean Seeney

PP – David Klassen                                                          PP-Dan Mistichelli

CB1 – Hope Giamboy                                                     CB1 – Kurt Brunner

CB2- Jayne Brown                                                           CB2 – Susan Mayer


Ushers                                                                                 Ushers

8AM – Jean Bowers, Randy Bullitt                           8AM –  Randy & Leslie Bullitt

10AM – The Wible Family                                             10AM – Virginia Pannah, Jim Mayer

                                                                                                              Alexsa McKeown, Tristen Elcock


Children’s Sermon                                                         Children’s Sermon

O – Mike Gay, deliverer                                                                O –Frank Mathews, deliverer

       Mary Conlin, helper                                                       Brett Lester, helper

Y –Rachel Adcock, deliverer                                       Y -  Lee Herzog, deliverer

      Brett Lester, helper                                                       Aura Lester, helper


Weekly Calendar

1 Lent, February 22

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed

                                                                Monday, February 23

                                                                12-1pm AA Meeting, Van Roden Room

                                                                6pm Women’s Group, SJH

                                                                Tuesday, February 24

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                Wednesday, February 25

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                11am Bible Study, SJH

                                                                12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing

                                                                7pm Adult Choir

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, February 26

                                                                9am Morning Prayer, Chapel

                                                                4pm AFF Cooking

                                                                4:15pm Primary Choir

                                                                4:45pm Youth Choir

                                                                5:30pm Lenten Series, SJH

                                                                Friday, February 27

                                                                7am Eucharist

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, February 28

                                                                9am Altar Guild

                                                                Vestry Retreat, Franciscan Spiritual Center

                                                                2 Lent, March 1

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for all








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

                                                                                                Geoff Kitson, Property/Clerk of the Vestry

                                                                                                Mary Ann Klassen, Stewardship

                                                                                                James Kozub, Property




                                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





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



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