March 2, 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, Susan, Donna, Barb, Daphne, Olivia, Michael, Edwina, Angela, Lucas, Julie, Nick, Madeline
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Gillian Cochran, Ava High, Shirley Gay, Daniel Herzog, Robert Miller
Sunday, February 23 8am –22; 10am -115
$ 42,108 Actual pledges received as of 02/28/2014
$ 50,757 Pledges expected to be received as of 02/28/2014
($ 8,639) 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.
Please join us today for Laura Hanson’s presentation on Contemplative Prayer.
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.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER Christ Church will observe Shrove Tuesday with a Pancake Supper on March 4th from 5:30—7:00pm in St. Mary’s Hall. Blueberry, Chocolate chip and buttermilk pancakes brimming with butter and maple syrup, sausage, coffee, tea and juice will be served. Tickets go on sale today after the 10am service and next Sunday, March 2nd after the 8am and 10am services. See Janet Riddle in the hallway outside of St. Joseph’s Hall for purchasing your tickets in advance. Cost: Adults - $6; Children - $3, 4 years and under—FREE! Please see Janet Riddle to offer your assistance with serving and clean up for this event.
ASH WEDNESDAY, March 5th Lent begins. During this 40 day period, Christians re-evaluate their spiritual lives. It’s a time for us to have spiritual check-up and to strive to live Christian life more faithfully and more intentionally. Ash Wednesday services: 12 Noon Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, 4pm Children’s Liturgy and 7:00pm Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes.
LENT IS COMING As we have done in the past few years, we will be hosting an Intergenerational Lenten program. . This year, we will be reading the book, Sabbath in the Suburbs. This book explores a family’s approach to honoring the Sabbath over the course of the year. It is a terrific resource for all Christians who would like to re-examine the concept of a day of rest in the light of our hurried, frenetic lives. Come join us on Thursday evenings, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, and 10 at 5:30 p.m. for a simple soup supper, a discussion for adults while the kids engage in their own activities, and completion by 7pm. We meet in St. Joseph’s Hall. Young and old are encouraged to join us as we honor Lent as a Christian community. See sign up on bulletin board.
CHRIST CHURCH COMMUNITY GARDEN Spring is just around the corner and we only need 5 more volunteers to move forward with our project. Please contact Pat Kowalski at 610-566-8890 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Father Adam at 610-566-7525 or email@example.com to say ‘YES’ I can do this!
THANK YOU! Thank you to all who participated in the Chili Cook-off event last Saturday night either by entering their favorite chili recipe, providing a side dish or dessert, judges, musicians, decorating committee, set-up, clean-up, and attendees! We especially thank the Choir members for their coordinating efforts. A total of $965 was raised.
BOOK CLUB All are welcomed to come on Tuesday, March 4 at noon in the Van Roden Room to review, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to pull himself onto a life raft. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. This book will be coming out in a movie later this year.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
MODEL SEDER: FAMILY GATHERING, SUNDAY APRIL, 6 2014
As we move through Lent and begin to turn our focus to the Last Supper, we are reminded of the deep connection between the Passover seder and the Eucharist. Once again, our friends and neighbors at Congregation Ohev Shalom, in Wallingford, will come to Christ Church for a model seder, which is an instruction and meal explaining and celebrating the Passover of the Hebrews. Rabbi Jeremy Gerber will again lead the seder. Our Seder will begin at 5:00 p.m. and last until approximately 7:30. Children are most welcome to this joyous celebration of our Jewish roots.
We will be posting sign-up sheets for food and beverage contributions. As we did last year, we will be serving a vegetarian meal in order to respect Jewish dietary restrictions. The Parish Life Committee will be providing ideas for vegetarian meals.
THE BISHOP IS COMING!
Confirmation is the Rite of the Episcopal Church wherein a person makes an Adult profession of faith. In other words, Confirmation is the rite by which a mature person decides, as a mature person, that she or he is committed to being a follower of Jesus. On Sunday, 15 June 2014 a Bishop from the Diocese of Pennsylvania will lead worship at Christ Episcopal Church and will Confirm those who have prepared. Father Adam will teach a Confirmation Class for youth beginning Sunday, April 6 from 12:30—1:30 p.m. and a class for Adult Inquirers on Thursday evenings in Lent. A sign up is posted on the bulletin board or speak with Father Adam if you are ready to initiate this process.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Christ Church Preschool is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Enrollment forms can be found on the parish bulletin board under Preschool. All enrollment forms must be received by March 15, 2014, however early enrollment is advised as the classrooms fill up fast. Please be sure to complete both sides of the enrollment form and return to Joanne Petrosina, Preschool Director or Rita Caserta in the parish office.
CHRIST CHURCH PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP Christ Church Preschool now offers innovative, amazing and fun experiences for children ages 3 years through 5th grade beginning June 23, 2014 through August 15, 2014. Eight weeks of exciting themes from 9am to 3pm. (Before care starting at 7:30 a.m. available if enough are signed up.) Cost: $185 per week. Flyers are posted on the bulletin board under Preschool.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Leslie Bullitt is looking for volunteers to help her plan and execute the Spring Plant Sale. Please contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your help.
FISHING TRIP TO HYANNIS, MASSACHUSETTES Once again, a Christ Church, Media fishing trip has been planned for June 7, 2014. The cost of the trip is $165 per person which includes bus transportation, to and from Christ Church, and the private boat rental. The first payment $80 is due at the end of February. This deposit ensures our reservation for both bus and boat. Cash or check made payable to Michael Motley is acceptable. Interested? Contact Michael at 610-565-0169 or see sign up and more info posted on the parish bulletin board.
THEATER PARTY - Lynn Kelley is organizing a group to attend Hedgerow Theatre's production of Sense and Sensibility on Sunday, May 4 at 2 pm. Tickets are $18. Reservations and payment are due by April 11. Contact Lynn for further information at 610-565-9845.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS – MARCH 9TH! Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR CAREGIVERS AND THEIR LOVED ONES Free information sessions will be held at Schoolhouse Center in Folsom on upcoming Wednesdays thru June. Concurrently, guided and supervised meaningful activities will be available for loved ones. Transportation available. RSVP required. For specifics see Flyer posted on Church bulletin board or contact Jill at Schoolhouse, 610-237-8100 or email@example.com.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule Weekly Calendar
8:00AM Last Epiphany, March 2
Altar – Don Glackin 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson 10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
PP – Holly Cunningham 11:30am Christian Education for All
NT, CB – Bob Levesque LOGOS Evening Activity
10AM Monday, March 3
MC – Renee Bilbrough 12-1pm AA Meeting, VR
Altar – Rudy Loper Tuesday, March 4
Crucifer –Elise Weber 9am Morning Prayer, Chapel
Torch 1 – Caroline Lenderman 5:30pm Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Torch 2 – Ruthie Young Ash Wednesday, March 5
OT, Psalm – Laurie Weber 9am Morning Prayer
NT – Susan Mayer 10am Prayer Group
PP – Pam Smith 11am Bible Study
CB1- Hope Giamboy 12pm Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
CB2 –Jayne Brown 4pm Ash Wednesday Children’s Liturgy
7pm Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Thursday, March 6
Ushers 9am Morning Prayer
8am – Geoff Kitson, Judy Fitzgerald 4:15pm Children’s Choir
10am – Virginia & Patrick Pannah 4:45pm Youth Choir
Eric Bilbrough, Elias Kradel Friday, March 7
7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel
Children’s Sermon 12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
O- Beth Moore, deliverer Saturday, March 8
Celia Chen, helper 9am Altar & Flower Guilds
Y –Karen Mason, deliverer 1 Lent, March 9
Brett Lester, helper 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Education for All
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
Beth Moore, Accounting Warden Leslie Bullitt, Clerk of the Vestry
Peter Spiotta, Finance Holly Cunningham, Hospitality
James Kozub, Property Judy Fitzgerald, Communications
Stephen Adcock, Membership Cynthia Young, Christian Education
Martha Ash, Parish Life Susan Mayer, Stewardship
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.”