April 20, 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, Ann, Denny
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Father Adam, Lee Herzog, Russ Bilbrough, Douglas Davies, Lawrence Hartley, Carolyn Falcone, Katherine Jackson, Bunny McCullough
ANNIVERSARIES: Susan & Paul Worrell, Rosemary & Russ Bilbrough
Sunday, April 13 8am –53; 10am -140
$ 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 There is no Nursery Care today. Nursery care will resume next Sunday, April 27th from 8:45am—12:30pm. Nursery care is held in the Acorn 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. There is no Church School today. Church School resumes April 27th.
ADULT FORUM follows the 10am worship service each Sunday and meets in St. Joseph’s Hall. There is no Adult Forum today. Adult Forum resumes on April 27th.
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…
THANK YOU To all who participated in our Easter Basket Outreach Ministry. We delivered 24 hams and hearty holiday food bags to Family Services of Delaware County for their “Second Time Around” parents program. We especially thank Marylee Bunting for her coordinating efforts.
THANK YOU! To all those who helped spruce up the church grounds last Saturday and to Jim Kozub for his coordinating efforts. Great job!
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. Including your name on the questionnaire is optional. The most important thing is to give us your feedback and ideas. Childcare will be available.
In faith, Susan Mayer, Stewardship Chair
COMING SOON: CHRIST CHURCH COMMUNITY GARDEN
Spring is the time of new beginnings and our Community Garden Ministry is in motion. Volunteers have begun by constructing a raised garden bed adjacent to the Orange St. parking lot. The vegetables grown will be shared with people of our parish as well as those in Media who are in need of adding fresh produce to their diet but do not have easy access to fresh vegetables. In the near future, depending on the weather, we will plant tomatoes, peppers, green beans, zucchini, onions, parsley and chives. These choices are subject to change. Watch the bulletin and the Christ Episcopal Church web site www.christchurchmedia.org for updates.
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.
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! As last year, the event consists of our popular Silent Auction; Christ Church Café luncheon and the Bazaar portion featuring: tables of handcrafts, holiday decorations, attic treasures and new gift items, baked goods and gourmet items, kids toys and books.
We will need help and expertise in these areas: Publicity and Advertising, Decoration/Signage, Gift Card Solicitation, Café Luncheon (planning, preparation and set up) and volunteers to coordinate and run the Bazaar tables outlined above (2 co-chairmen for each table).
New members, this is a great opportunity to get involved and be part of a major fundraising event for our church. Mark your calendars to attend the planning meeting on the 27th after Adult Forum. For more information, contact Marylee Bunting 610-872-5116, Leslie Bullitt 610-891-7974 or Jim Ross (Silent Auction info) 610-566-2148.
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Here’s what’s happening this week…
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The parish office will be closed Monday, April 21st.
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.
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 email@example.com to offer your help.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule Weekly Calendar
8:00AM Easter Sunday, April 20
Altar – Peter Falcone 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
PP – Geoff Kitson No Christian Education today
NT, CB1- Mollie Shiflet Monday, April 21
10AM 12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Verger – Frank Mathews Parish Office Closed
Boat – Ben Adcock Tuesday, April 22
Thurifer – Milton Seeney -----------------------
MC – Mariah Kozub Wednesday, April 23
Altar – Joseph Adcock 7pm Choir
Crucifer – Sophia Lenderman 8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel Thursday, April 24
Torch 2 – Elias Kradel 5pm AFF Cooking, Kitchen
OT, Psalm – Steven Adcock Friday, April 25
NT- Sean Seeney 12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
PP – Pam Smith Saturday, April 26
CB1- Mark Ash 9am Altar & Flower Guilds
CB2-Rachel Adcock 2 Easter, April 27
8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Ushers 9am Congregational Meeting, SJH
8am – Gregg Smith, Geoff Kitson 10am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10am- Randy Bullitt, Jim Mayer 11:30am Christian Education for all
12:30pm Starfest Bazaar Planning Meeting, VR
O – Mike Gay, Deliverer
Aura Lester, Helper
Y – Karen Mason, Deliverer
Lee Herzog, Helper
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
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.”