March 26, 2017
Whether you are visiting us for the first time, searching for a faith community, a member here already, 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)
Sylvia, Brian, Elizabeth, Sandra, Jim, Jane, Joe, Denise, Shirley, Emily, Robert, Guiliana, Sarah, John, Patrick, Kenny, Tyler, John, Jessica, Brian, Colin, Senaid, Jackie, Mary, Miriam
WE CELEBRATE THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS: Kirby Eisenhart, John Austin, Milton Seeney, Doug Sisk, Jean Bowers, Carol Hann
ANNIVERSARIES: John & Susie Nee, Maggie &Taylor Dunn
8am – 39
10am - 117
NURSERY CARE Nursery care is available today from 9:30am—12:30am 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.
TEENSPEAK All youth aged 6-12 grade are invited to participate in TeenSpeak immediately after the Gospel reading. TeenSpeak is a time for youth to discuss the gospel with people their own age. We meet in the Chapel during Fr. Adam’s sermon. The TeenSpeak facilitator schedule follows:
March 26 – David Klassen
April 9 – Mary Ann Klassen
April 23 – Frank Mathews
EASTER PAGEANT REHEARSAL TODAY! Church School and Logos youth will meet during their regularly scheduled class today to practice for the Easter Pageant. Church School will meet in the Van Roden room and Logos youth will meet in the Church Sanctuary.
MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
- Each Tuesday, Morning Prayer is offered at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel
- Each Wednesday, the Holy Eucharist/Healing Service is offered at noon.
BIBLE STUDY Adults of the parish are invited to come together for Bible Study every Wednesday at 11am in St. Joseph’s Hall. We welcome all seekers of a deeper understanding of the Bible and God’s message which comes through group reading and sharing with others.
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: Favorite Christian Authors.
Mar. 26 –"Spufford, Robinson, and Fanthorpe—Who Are They? Reading Contemporary
Christian Writers” – Gail Kienitz, presenter
April 2 -- Mary Ann Klassen on the works of Madeleine L’Engle
April 9 - Coffee Hour Social
LENTEN SERIES, Tuesday, March 28, 7pm in St. Joseph’s Hall
What are the resources our faith offers for facing our biggest difficulties? For our Lenten Series, we will continue our use of the video program entitled ‘The Hope Initiative’, with discussions facilitated by Rev. Randy Williamson. It was developed to help people facing end of life issues and other serious concerns.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! EASTER PAGEANT, FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 5PM This year, for the first time our children and youth will present an Easter Pageant on Friday, March 31, 5pm in the Church Sanctuary. Please plan to join us for a meaningful presentation.
EASTER FOOD BASKETS – Christ Episcopal Church supports the Family & Community Services of Delaware County, based in Media, with Holiday food Baskets. Thank you to all who are willing to participate. The filled bags must be returned to the stage in St. Joseph’s Hall by Sunday April 9th – Palm Sunday. You may want to team together with another parishioner on one bag. In addition, financial donations are welcome in order to purchase the hams that accompany the food on the listing. Checks payable to Christ Church earmarked “Outreach Food Ministry” may be dropped in the Sunday collection plate or give to Rita in the parish office. If you have any questions, you may direct them to Laurie Weber at 610-496-6956 or
Lamw3@comcast.net. The bags do get heavy, so if you need assistance bringing them into the church, please let Laurie know and she will find someone to help!! As always, we thank you for your continued support in this outreach effort!
NAME TAGS Since ushers, greeters, vestry members and heads of committees have begun wearing name tags on Sunday, several members of the congregation have inquired about having name tags for themselves. We welcome that! Anyone who would like a plastic, permanent name tag should leave his or her name with Ann Haslanger at firstname.lastname@example.org .
SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY, MAY 13TH!
Join us as we say "Goodbye" to Father Adam before he begins his new Ministry at St. John's in Carlisle, Pa. Save Saturday, May 13th at 5pm, for dinner in St. Mary's Hall, fellowship, and affirmation of his ministry and our community. Look for details to follow and a formal invitation.
MODEL SEDER: Family Gathering, Next Sunday, April 2nd!
Once again, our friend 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 5PM and last until approximately 7:30PM. Children are most welcome to this joyous celebration of our Jewish roots.
Sign up sheets are posted for food and beverage contributions. We will be serving a vegetarian meal in order to respect Jewish dietary restrictions. If you have never experienced this very special meal and teaching, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to have an authentic seder experience and relate it to Jesus. Please remember to sign up today!!!
Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. As always, we need help with set-up and clean-up and purchases of items needed for the event. While this is a potluck dinner and those attending do bring the food, there are other items which we need in order to host this meal. Can you think about making contributions? Please call Pat Rizzo 610-876-4748 to offer your help!
PASTORAL CARE If you are in need of support due to illness, loss of a loved one, loss of employment or someone to pray for you or a family member or friend, a ride to church or anything that has you down, we want you to know your church family is here for you. Father Adam, Ruth LeStourgeon, the Prayer Group Ministry and the Pastoral Care team coordinate a variety of ministries under this umbrella. If you find yourself in need, please let us know by contacting Father Adam (215-313-4511), or Ruth (610-565-2065).
CALLING ALL GARDENERS! Spring is just around the corner and we are starting to plan for the Christ Church Community Garden. We grow produce on church property and then deliver it to local food kitchens, especially St. Mary’s in Chester. The typical time commitment is about one hour every other week during the growing season. We welcome everyone, no green thumbs necessary! Contact Maggie Dunn at Maggie.email@example.com if you have questions or are interested in joining this ministry.
CHRIST CHURCH IS ON TWITTER! You can quickly check what is going on in the week to come by following us on Twitter at CCEpiscopalMediaPA. Our feed includes posts from Bishop Curry, Bishop Gutierrez, St. James School, The Episcopal Church, Diocesan Youth Programs, and the Pennsylvania Diocese.
EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS
Christ Church Flower Committee would appreciate donations toward the purchase of flowers for the EASTER Altar. Contributions can be made as a ‘memorial for a loved one’ or ‘in thanksgiving’. Please fill out the form below and return to the church office or Rita as firstname.lastname@example.org with your request no later than Next Sunday, April 2nd!
In Loving Memory Of:
Given by: Name ________________________________________________________________
Enclosed is my check payable to “Christ Church Flower Fund” in the amount of $_____________
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
This week, March 26 Next week, April 2
Altar –Peggy Levesque Altar – Jim Ross
OT, Psalm –Marylee Bunting OT, Psalm – Geoff Kitson
PP –Holly Cunningham PP – Paul Worrell
NT, CB – Bob Levesque NT, CB – Steve Falcone
MC- Jonah Loper MC – Sybilla Moore
Altar –Timmy Spiotta Altar – Caroline Lenderman
Crucifer – Hannah Wible Crucifer – Ruthie Young
Torch 1 – Dillen Wible Torch 1 – Nicholas Handago
Torch 2 – Adelaide Kradel Torch 2 - Ava High
OT, Psalm – Ann Haslanger OT, Psalm – Jay Townsend
NT – Dan Mistichelli NT – Mary Ellen Maatman
PP – Mary Ann Klassen PP – Sean Seeney
CB1 – David Klassen CB1 – Emma Young
CB2 – Patti Davis CB2 – Kurt Brunner
8AM – Randy & Leslie Bullitt 8AM – Geoff Kitson, Suki Seeney
10AM – The Wible Family 10AM – The McKeown Family
Children’s Sermon Children’s Sermon
Frank Mathews , deliverer Marianne Spiotta, deliverer
Mary Conlin, helper Aura Lester, helper
4 Lent, March 26
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30 Christian Ed for All
Monday, March 27
12pm AA Meeting, SJH
Tuesday, March 28
9am Morning Prayer
7pm Lenten Series, SJH
Wednesday, March 29
10am Prayer Group
11am Bible Study, SJH
12pm Holy Eucharist/Healing
8pm AA Meeting, SJH
Thursday, March 30
7:00am Holy Eucharist, Chapel
10am Lima Estates Holy Communion
4:14pm Primary Choir
4:30pm Youth Choir
Friday, March 31
12-2pm AA Meeting, SJH
5pm Easter Pageant
Saturday, April 1
9am Altar Guild Polishing
5 Lent, April 2
8am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10am Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:30am Christian Ed for All
5pm Model Seder
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Rector: The Rev. Adam P. Kradel, Ph.D., email@example.com
Priest Associate: The Rev. Randolph Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organist/Choir Director: Mr. Joel Lenderman, email@example.com
Parish Administrator: Mrs. Rita Caserta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preschool Director: Ms. Joanne Petrosina, email@example.com
Mary Ann Klassen, Secretary of the Vestry Susan Mayer, Stewardship
Geoff Kitson, Property Mary Ellen Maatman, Communication
Donald Hann, Parish Life Faith Elcock, Hospitality/Pastoral Care
Ann Haslanger, Membership Mike Estabrook, Christian Formation
Marylee Bunting, Outreach
John Nee, Rector’s Warden/Preschool
Kurt Brunner, Finance
John Donaphon, Accounting Warden
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Tuesday 9:00am Morning Prayer in Chapel
Wednesday 12:00pm Holy Eucharist with Healing
Thursday 7:00am Holy Eucharist in Chapel
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
311 S. ORANGE STREET, MEDIA, PA 19063
CHURCH OFFICE 610-566-7525
HOURS: Monday – Thursday – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
CHRIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus to love, serve, and lead.”