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


October 18 2 PM Knitting Group - Van Roden Room

October 19 Adult Forum - Second Generation Families of Christ Church, Part 1

October 20 Lyra Vocal Ensemble 7:00 PM Sanctuary

October 25 Noon or October 26 9 AM - Acolyte Training

October 26 Adult Forum - Second Generation Families of Christ Church, Part 2

October 27 6:00 PM Women's Group St. Joseph's Hall - David Kasievich guest

November 9 11:30 Ministry Sunday



October 19, 2014    


(friends, family and acquaintances of parishioners)

Susan, Carly, Rosemary, Joanne, Johnny, Paul, Missy, Carol, Dana, Bill, Mary, Mike, Leonard, Stella, Courtney, Edith, Susan, John Joseph, Monica, Janis, Bette, Jim, Elma, Donna, Barb, Olivia, Michael, Edwina,  Madeline, Evelyn, Denny, Dee, Andi, Michael, Lynn, Richard, Alexander, Jeannie, Dave, Mia



BIRTHDAYS:  Mary Beth Malone, Alexsa McKeown, Steven Labows

ANNIVERSARY:  Rachel & Stephen Adcock



Sunday, October 12, 2014                             8am -29; 10am-99



$229,694              Actual pledges received as of 09/30/2014

$219,471              Pledges expected to be received as of 09/30/2014

$  10,223               Above expectation in pledge collection


DESIGNATED LOOSE OFFERING - EBOLA CRISIS From the earliest awareness of the outbreak, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working closely with the Episcopal Church of Liberia and Anglican Diocese of Bo in Sierra Leone to help stem the spread of the disease and care for those in need.  On Sunday, October 26th the loose offering will be designated to ERD, Ebola Crisis.  

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.    

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:  Oct. 19 – Second Generation Families of Christ Church, Part I

Oct. 26 – Second Generation Families of Christ Church, Part 2

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. 


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.



  • 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. 

VESTRY MINISTRY  Have you been curious about serving on the Vestry of Christ Church?   Is it time for your talents and experience to be applied to this important ministry?  Please contact Fr. Adam, Doug Sisk (610-876-4748610-876-4748 ), or a member of the Vestry for further information.  

ACOLYTE TRAINING SESSION   Calling all acolytes – new and experienced – and those interested in serving at the altar.  Dan Mistichelli, our Acolyte Coordinator will conduct 2 training sessions offered on 1) Saturday, October 25th at noon; 2) Sunday, October 26th at 9am sharp!   All acolytes interested in serving must attend one of these important sessions.   If it is impossible for you to attend, please let Dan know so he can arrange an alternate training.  Serving as an acolyte is a commitment of your time and talent to the Lord’s service, which is greatly appreciated. 

VESTRY MEETING  will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall.  All meetings other than executive sessions are open to parishioners, so please feel free to attend.  Vestry minutes are available in the book rack located in the foyer outside of St. Joseph’s Hall.


 “LYRA”  Vocal Ensemble, TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!    One night only!! Live in concert at Christ Church on Monday, October 20th at 7pm.    As part of their USA tour, LYRA will perform music of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as a variety of Russian folk songs.  Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this memorable and spiritually uplifting event.  Admission free – an offering will be taken.  A light reception will follow in St. Joseph’s Hall.

                We NEED YOUR HELP in the following areas:

1)      Setting up the stage in the church sanctuary TODAY immediately following the 10a.m. worship service.  We’re seeking strong men to help move the risers from St. Joseph’s Hall into the church.   

2)      Stage break down on Tuesday, Oct. 21st AFTER 6pm.  Please sign up on bulletin board or let Joel know of your willingness to help. 

3)      Food contributions for the light reception following the Concert.   

4)      Help with set up before and clean up after the reception 

Please see sign ups on the church bulletin board and let us know TODAY so that we can plan accordingly.   Thank you!  

BAPTISMAL CLASS  Fr. Adam will conduct a Baptismal Class on Saturday, October 25th  at 9am in preparation for those interested in having their child baptized on November 2ndParents are required to attend this session; godparents are strongly encouraged to attend. 


AID FOR FRIENDS  First, our thanks to everyone who helped out in September especially for those who responded to our last minute urgent request for help.

                Our next cooking session will be on October 23rd.   We start cooking between 4:30 & 5:00 p.m. and packing begins around 6pm.   If you can come for all or part, we welcome your help.  A sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for food donations.  Questions? Please contact Jim Ross at 610- 324 - 0885610- 324 - 0885 .

WOMEN’S GROUP We had our first meeting on September 29, with seventeen ladies in attendance!  We had a delicious potluck supper and a successful meeting.  The Women’s Group has the honor of giving gifts to the 15 students of the very first class to graduate at St. James Middle School.  We will be buying gifts and having fund-raisers to purchase and stuff backpacks.  At this point, we have 11 team or individuals who will sponsor a child.  Hopefully, more volunteers will step forward.  We will meet again on Monday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall.  A sign up sheet will be on the bulletin board prior to the meeting.  David Kasievich, Head of School at St. James School will be our special guest. He will talk about the school.  Learn more at  Please join us!



Come to St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Halls at 11:30 a.m. and learn of the great and vast ministries of your parish.  Come to find a new ministry for yourself.  Come to learn what others are doing. You will be enriched.

STARFEST BAZAAR –November 14-16!

Storage of Starfest items on the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall began.  Please be sure to put your items in the appropriate boxes marked Holiday Décor, Silent Auction, and Books.

                Jewelry and handcrafts for the Creative Treasures booth GO DIRECTLY to the co-chairmen of those booths, Lynn Kelley, Judy Fitzgerald, Cathy Bedenbaugh.

                Gift Card Solicitation – Remember to ask your favorite restaurants and places of business for gift cards for Silent Auction.  Information is on the bulletin board.

                Themed Baskets – Sign up to make a basket of goodies for our Silent Auction.  Details on bulletin board.

                Homemade Baked Goods – As always, we are looking for those yummy homemade baked goods and gourmet jams and jar items for our Baked Goods/Gourmet table.  Please let Diana Buckley Motley or Holly Cunningham know of your contributions or see sign up on bulletin board.

                Children’s Place  - Rachel Adcock and Sandy McKeown have plans underway to keep your little ones busy while you shop.  Oh yes, Santa will be visiting from 11am-2pm.

                Soup Donations – We will be offering three soup varieties at CC’s Café: Potato, chicken noodle and vegetable.   Please sign up on bulletin board or contact Leslie Bullitt at if you’re willing to make a homemade soup.  We need to borrow large crockpots as well. 

                Today after both the 8am and 10am worship services, Leslie Bullitt will be selling tickets for CC’s Café lunch (soup, salad & grilled cheese) $6 Adults; $3 Kids;  and the Friday night Lasagna dinner  $8 Adults; $5 kids.   Please help us by purchasing your tickets in advance.


GIANT SUPERMARKET A+ REWARDS PROGRAM  Christ Church Preschool will once again participate in the Giant A+ Rewards Program where they have the opportunity to earn cash for the school.   Here’s how you can help.  Pick up an A+ School Rewards form on the parish bulletin board and provide us your 11 digit Bonuscard number along with your last name.  Return the form to Joanne Petrosina, Preschool Director or Rita Caserta, Parish Administrator, it’s that easy.  If you registered your card last year you do NOT need to re-register.  For those who shop at Giant and have not registered, please participate and help Christ Church Preschool earn cash!



Liturgical Ministers Schedule                     Weekly Calendar

8AM                                                                      19 Pentecost, October 19

Altar – Steve Falcone                                     8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

OT, Psalm – Marylee Bunting                      10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

PP- Randy Bullitt                                               11:30am Christian Ed for All

NT, CB-Peter Falcone                                     Logos

10AM                                                                    Monday, October 20

MC- Eric Bilbrough                                           12-1pm AA Meeting, VR

Altar – Rudy Loper                                           7pm LYRA Concert

Crucifer – Jonah Loper                                   Tuesday, October 21

Torch 1 – Adelaide Kradel                             9am Morning Prayer

Torch 2 – Caroline Lenderman                    7pm Vestry Meeting, SJH

OT, Psalm – Jeremy Dawson                       Wednesday, October 22

NT-Pam Smith                                                   9am Morning Prayer  

PP-Jan Ross                                                        10am Prayer Group

CB1-Jayne Brown                                             11am Bible Study

CB2-Susan Mayer                                            12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing 

                                                                                7pm Adult Choir

                                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                                Thursday, October 23

Ushers                                                                  9am Morning Prayer

8am-Randy & Leslie Bullitt                            4:15pm Primary Choir

10am-  The Adcock Family                            4:45pm Youth Choir

                                                                                5pm AFF Cooking Group

                                                                                Friday, October 24

                                                                                7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

Children’s Sermon                                          12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

Older Group: Mike Gay, D                            Saturday, October 25

            Lee Herzog, Helper                             9am Altar & Flower Guilds

Younger Group: Diana Motley, D              9am Baptismal Class

          Brett Lester, Helper                              12pm Acolyte Training Session

                                                                                20 Pentecost, October 26

                                                                                8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

                                                                                9am Acolyte Training Session

                                                                                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,



2015                                                                                       2017

Doug Sisk, Rector’s Warden                                        Marylee Bunting, Outreach

Stephen Adcock, Membership                                  Daniel Mistichelli, Accounting Warden   

Russell Bilbrough, Preschool Liaison                         John Nee, Preschool

James Kozub, Property                                                 Peter Spiotta, Finance Chair


Judy Fitzgerald, Communications                             

Susan Mayer, Stewardship                         

Cynthia Young, Christian Education         




                                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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