8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir

Childcare is available for infants to 4 years of age.



Tuesday Morning Prayer in Chapel at 9 AM

Wednesday Holy Eucharist with Healing Service in Church at Noon

Friday Holy Eucharist in Chapel  at 7 AM




Directions to Christ Church


May 7--Church Vegetable Garden Work gathering from 9-Noon. 

May 8--Bishop's Visitation and Confirmation. Only one worship service will be offered at 10 AM. A reception in St. Mary's Hall will follow the service. 


















May 1, 2016

Whether you are visiting us for the first time, searching for a faith community, a member herealready, 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, Judy, Bob, Brittany, Dustin, baby Blan, Vanessa, Barbara, Sandra, Jim, Scott, Jane, Joe, Denise


BIRTHDAYS:   Stephen Hann, Nathan Sanborn, Faith Elcock


Sunday, April 24                               8am – 38; 10am - 86

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 in St. Mary’s Hall immediately following the 10am worship service.  3rd-5th grades report directly to the first floor Godly-Play 2 room.

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.   

                5/1         Coffee Hour Social

                5/8         Bishop’s Visit

                5/15       Michael Brady, Stewardship through End of Life Planning

                5/22       Janet Lis, Esq…Speaking on living wills, advanced directives and other

medical/legal matters near the end of life.

                5/29       Father Adam, Stewardship through End of Life Planning



  • 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, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. 

THANK YOU!    To Jim Mayer, Ron Mecklin, Mary Ann Klassen, Maggie Dunn, and Randy Bullitt, who despite the rainy day last Saturday, helped weed and spruce up the church grounds.

BOOK CLUB  All are welcome to come on Tuesday, May 3rd at noon to discuss The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.  The book is based on real characters and events set in Chicago.  Daniel Durnham was the architect behind the 1893 World’s Fair which was to commemorate the landing of Columbus in America.  Despite obstacles and challenges, the fair was a success.  Before the Exposition opened, Dr. Henry Holmes who masqueraded as a charming doctor began planning the perfect setup for his evils.  The serial killer lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed “Murder Castle”.  The book intertwines the true tales of Daniel Burnham, the master builder, Dr. Holmes, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLANTING DAY! We will be planting the Christ Church community garden on Saturday, May 7th from 9 - 11. Anyone is welcome to join. There is also still time to sign up for the rotating garden care schedule. All produce is donated to St. Mary's Food Cupboard in Chester. Contact Maggie Dunn at or 717-380-4045.  

BISHOP’S VISITATION AND CONFIRMATION – NEXT SUNDAY! The Rt. Rev. Edward Lee will be our guest Celebrant and Preacher and administer the sacrament of Confirmation to candidates;  as we gather together at ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:00 a.m.    A light reception will follow in St. Mary’s Hall in honor of our Confirmands; Joseph Adcock, Casey Loper, Jonah Loper and Timothy Spiotta.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for you to let us know what you are willing to provide in the way of food donations.  We would like to show the bishop the great hospitality Christ Church is known for, please sign up today!

The loose offering on this date will be designated for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund to be used for needs of the church not covered by diocesan budget. 

SAVE THE DATES! Your vestry invites all members of Christ Church to join together to look at our path forward with our vision for Christ Episcopal Church for the next ten years. How will we "love, serve and lead" during the next decade?

There are two gatherings scheduled for this purpose. On Thursday, May 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., you are invited to dinner in St. Joseph's Hall.  A catered light meal and drinks will be served at 6:30 with a discussion to follow, ending at 8:00 p.m. For those who cannot attend on May 19, there will be breakfast served immediately following the 8:00 service on Sunday May 22 in St. Mary’s Hall. We encourage those who normally attend 10:00 services to arrive for breakfast and the presentation at 8:50 a.m. the 22nd. 

We want our parish to be a place where our souls are fed.  Come join us!

VESTRY NOTES  The Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church and Father Adam are in the midst of a discussion about the theological issues surrounding same sex marriage for the purpose of establishing a practice here in our parish.  If you have thought about this important theological issue, please be sure to share your thoughts with any vestry member and/or Father Adam.

CHRIST CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORIES ARE IN!!!  Directories are available today and can be picked up outside St. Joseph’s Hall after both the 8am and 10am services.  If you had your photo taken the directory is free.  There are a limited number of extra copies available for a small cost of $5.  You can also pick up your directory in the parish office during office hours Monday through Thursday.

ALTAR FLOWERS AND ALTAR ELEMENTS  You can donate the altar flowers or the altar elements to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, other special occasion, or in memory of a loved one.  Just sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway and write your dedication in the space provided.  The donation requested for flowers is $50 and for altar elements it is $25.  You can give your donation to Rita in the church office or drop it in the collection plate on any Sunday.  Make checks payable to Christ Church memo: flower fund or altar elements. This makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift!   

SUPERDOLLARS  GIANT and ACME giftcards are available in denominations of $25, $50, and $100.  Every dollar you spend adds 5 cents to Christ Church’s bottom line without you spending an extra penny!  When you shop at either of these stores, use these gift cards just like cash.  If you do not use the entire amount on one shopping trip, continue to use the card until the value is exhausted.  Look for Jim Ross or Judy Fitzgerald after the 8am Sunday service and Joyce Glackin after the 10am Sunday service.  You can also stop by the parish office, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and purchase them from Rita Caserta.                                   

Liturgical Ministers Schedule


This week, May 1                                                             Next week, May 8

8AM                                                                                     One Service only at 10:00AM

Altar –Bob Bair                                                                  Verger – Frank Mathews

OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson                                              Boat – Luke Kolecki

PP – Holly Cunningham                                                 MC – Rudy Loper

NT, CB1 –Bob Levesque                                               Altar – Megan Spiotta

10AM                                                                                    Crucifer – Sophia Lenderman

MC –Ben Adcock                                                              Torch 1 – Elias Kradel

Altar – Joseph Adcock                                                    Torch 2 – Nicholas Handago 

Crucifer – Caroline Lenderman                                  OT, Psalm – Deanna Pflieger

Torch 1 – Joseph Sanborn                                             NT – Pam Smith

Torch 2 – Nathan Sanborn                                            PP – Kurt Brunner

OT, Psalm – Sean Seeney                                             CB1- Mike Gay

NT– Amy Shumoski                                                         CB2 – Susan Mayer

PP – David Klassen                                                         

CB1 – Dan Mistichelli                                                    

CB2 –Erin Cochran                                                            



Ushers                                                                                  Ushers

 8AM – Suki Seeney, Geoff Kitson                            10AM – The Wible Family

10AM – The McKeown Family


Childrens Sermon                                                           Childrens Sermon

O –Sue Welfley, deliverer                                           O-Rachel Adcock, deliverer

      Rosemary Bilbrough, helper                                     Mary Conlin, helper

Y – Mike Gay, deliverer                                                                 Y – Lee Herzog, deliverer

      Brett Lester, helper                                                        Aura Lester, helper


 Weekly Calendar

                                                                6 Easter, May 1

                                                                8am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                11:30am Christian Ed for all


                                                                Monday, May 2

                                                                12-1pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Tuesday, May 3

                                                                9am Morning Prayer

                                                                12pm Book Club, VR

                                                                Wednesday, May 4

                                                                9am Morning Prayer      

                                                                10am Prayer Group

                                                                11am Bible Study

                                                                12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing

                                                                7pm Choir Rehearsal

                                                                8pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Thursday, May 5

                                                                4:30pm Youth Choir

                                                                Friday, May 6

                                                                7am Holy Eucharist, Chapel

                                                                12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH

                                                                Saturday, May 7

                                                                9am Altar & Flower Guilds

                                                                9-11am Community Garden Planting

                                                                7 Easter, May 8

                                                                Bishop’s Visit/Confirmation Sunday

                                                                10am Holy Eucharist Rite II

                                                                Followed by a Reception in SMH             


                                                                 ABOUT OUR CHURCH

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,



2017                                                                                       2018

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



                                Sunday                   8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I

                                                                10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II


                                Tuesday               9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Chapel


                                Wednesday        12:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Healing


                                Friday                   7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist in Chapel






CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525  

HOURS: Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fridays – Father Adam by appointment



“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”