SUNDAY SERVICES

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Holy Eucharist Rite I service is held at 8 AM and the Holy Eucharist Rite II service is held at 10 AM. Children ages 3-5th grade are welcome to attend our Church School classes that follow the 10 AM worship service. Older children may enroll in our LOGOS curriculum program.  

 

MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES 

  • Services are not held at midweek during the summer. 

 

Come join us in worship at Christ Episcopal Church Media!

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Directions to Christ Church

Welcome!

 

We invite you browse our FAQs on the right and to attend one of our worship services.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Where is the church located?
We are located at 311 S. Orange Street, Media PA.  The church is one block south of Baltimore Pike.  Click here for directions.

Where do I park?
We have a lot on Orange Street in front of the church.  There are visitor spaces available.  There is also a lot in back on South Avenue.  There is also street parking available and nearby municipal lots.  The meters are not required to park on Sundays.

What should I expect when I get inside?
As you enter the main doors or side doors of Christ church, an usher will hand you a worship leaflet. This booklet contains directions for page numbers for the Book of Common Prayer and the Hymnal or LEV song books. If you aren't sure, don't hesitate to ask a fellow worshipper or watch and follow others' lead.

Where do I sit?
You can sit anywhere that you feel comfortable. If it's crowded, the ushers will help you find a seat. If you arrive once the service has begun, an usher will be happy to assist you to a seat


How long will the service last?
The services generally last about an hour.


What if I have children?

Children are welcome at all Sunday services. While it may not seem that they understand all aspects of worship, they do experience the rhythm and beauty of the building and the liturgy. Childcare for ages 5 and under is available in the nursery during services.

How to take Communion
All baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord's Table. Come forward to the altar rail as the ushers direct you and take the next available place. You may kneel or stand. Receive the communion bread from the priest in your open right palm. You may choose to receive the wine directly from the chalice by gently guiding it to your lips as the Chalice Bearer presents it to you, or you may "intinct," or dip, the wafer into the wine. If you choose not to receive the wine, simply cross your arms across your chest after you have received the wafer. You may then return to your pew following those around you. If it is physically difficult for you to come to the altar rail, please indicate this to an usher and a priest will bring communion to you where you are seated.


Children receiving Communion

Children are welcome at the Lord's Table at their parents' discretion.


Receiving a Blessing

If you, or your child(ren), would like to receive a blessing from a priest at the altar rail, come forward just as you would to receive communion and cross your arms across your chest, and/or instruct your child(ren) to do the same.


Christian Education and Fellowship

Every Sunday at Christ Church we have for education and fellowship. During the program year (September-May) you will find classes for adults, youth, children of all ages.


Learning More
As our guest we encourage you to ask questions and seek information. Please fill out a visitor card (found in the pew) and place it in the offering plate so that a member of the staff may contact you.  Of course, we also invite and encourage you to introduce yourself to our clergy, greeters and staff. We'll be happy to see you


Finding Community & Getting Involved

Christ Church is a large and diverse community, bringing together people of different backgrounds, ages and interests. Some are simply involved on Sunday mornings, others come for programs during the week, and still others choose to envision and plan new programs and directions for Christ Church to grow. Whatever your desired level of involvement, whatever your interests, we invite you to talk to members of our community, to browse the pages of this website and ultimately to find yourself at home at Christ Church. We're glad you're here.