Whoever You Are
Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church, a member of the world wide Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church USA. We are a thriving integrated and all inclusive congregation proudly located in the Callowhill section of downtown Reading, Pennsylvania. Our congregation began in 1763 and the current beautiful church sanctuary was built in 1826. Our primary form of corporate worship emanates from the richly spiritual Book of Common Prayer, while the heart of our personal spiritual experience in the Lord Jesus Christ is through contemplative prayer. We believe and know that unconditional divine love is how we can all experience God, all the time.
Bishop Sean’s letter regarding: “Living Under the Shadow of the Lynching Tree” can be found on The Diocese of Bethlehem’s webpage. www.diobeth.org
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
UPCOMING EVENTS (Scroll down for Ongoing Events)
01/27/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Jim Croce/John Sebastian/Carpenters Mass with David Cullen
01/28/2018 – Sunday – Annual Meeting – There will be a regular Rise and Shine service at 8:45 am and a combined service at 9:30 am immediately followed by the Annual Meeting. After the meeting a luncheon will be provided by the Vestry in the Parish Hall. There will be no Sunday School that morning., but the children will go out with Heather during the meeting for a lesson.
02/10/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by Christian Ed/Rite13 – Heather Boggs contact
02/24/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Lenten Mass – David Cullen on Guitar with Runette Gabrielle
03/10/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by the Worship Ministry – Dave Feick and Vickie Wilson contacts
03/17/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – St. Patrick Celtic Service
04/14/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Jazz Fest – Jazz Pianist Dave Posmontier & David Cullen
04/14/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by the Choir – Vickie Wilson contact
04/25/2018 – Wednesday – Annual Ryan Breneman Memorial Trip to NYC – includes lunch at Becco and the Broadway musical Beautiful – The Music of Carol King. Tickets are $195.00 per person, which includes lunch, show and transportation. Please make checks payable to Christ Church. Reserve your space with payment by March 1st.
05/12/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Stevie Wonder Mass with David Cullen
05/12/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by the Outreach Ministry – Vickie Wilson contact
06/02/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Country Fest – Dave Kline & David Cullen
06/09/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by DOK and Healing Ministries – Ellen Sunderman and Midge Pendergast contacts
07/14/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by the Vestry – Steve Curry and Cliff Buckwalter contacts
07/21/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Doobie Brothers/Steve Wynwood/Phil Collins Mass with David Cullen
08/11/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by the Property Ministry – Cliff Buckwalter contact
08/25/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Neil Young/Crosby Stills Nash Mass with David Cullen
09/08/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by ECW – Anita Powell contact
09/22/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Beatles Mass with David Cullen
09/28/2018 – Friday – 7:30 pm – Bach Guitar Recital presented by David Cullen – The concert will feature the 1st, 3rd and 4th Lute Suites by J.S. Bach. David Cullen is a Grammy Award Winning guitarist who has been described by the Guitar Federation of America’s SOUNDBOARD MAGAZINE as “Absolutely First Rate”.
10/06/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Reading Blues Fest – Blues Guitarist Craig Thatcher & David Cullen
10/13/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by the Altar Guild and 50+ Club – Charlotte Hoare and Heather Sterckx contacts
10/27/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – All Saints Celtic Service
11/10/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by Finance, Outreach and Inreach Ministries – Patrick Boggs, Vickie Wilson and Anita Powell contacts
11/17/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Motown with David Cullen
12/08/2018 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Remembrance Service
12/08/2018 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry – provided by Bethany Lutheran Church – Vickie Wilson and Kathie Holm contacts
ONGOING EVENTS AND WORSHIP TIMES
Centering Prayer (Mindfulness Meditation): Sundays at 2:00 pm (upon request), Tuesdays at 9:00 am and Thursdays at 8:30 am.
Midweek Services: Holy Eucharist and Healing at Noon on Wednesdays. Morning Prayer at 9:30 am on Thursdays in the Chapel.
Wednesday Breakfast and Bible Study, 7:15 to 8:45 am at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant, 1245 Penn Ave., Wyomissing
Sunday Morning Adult Forum: 9:15 am, meets in the Parlor Room.
Rummage Sale: Upcoming rummage sales are scheduled for: February 7th, 10th, 14th and 17th. Volunteers are needed to sort and price items on Wednesday mornings from 9-12. We are always happy to receive donations of clothing (Winter and Spring), linens, housewares and decorative items. However, be mindful that we cannot sell items that are stained, torn, broken or show excessive wear. Please no books at this time.
NA meetings are Sunday at 3:30 – 6:00 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 11:30 am to 2:00 pm; Thursday at 6:30 – 9:00 pm in the Parish Hall
Our Mission Statement
Christ Church, Reading is a faith community of the Episcopal Church, committed to sharing God’s love with all as we walk the way of Christ towards union with God and God’s creation. We provide spiritual space, strength and support for each other as we experience God’s love through fellowship, Eucharistic worship, healing, contemplative prayer, faithful stewardship and loving service, according to God’s will. We continually seek to transform ourselves, and the surrounding community, by moving ever closer to God from wherever we may be along our spiritual journey.
8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist - Spoken
8:45 AM - Rise & Shine Service in the Chapel for families with young children
10:15 AM - Holy Eucharist with Music
12:05 PM - Holy Eucharist and Healing in the Chapel
6:30 PM - Misa Espanol/Visperas
1/27/2018 - Saturday - 5:30 pm - Jim Croce/John Sebastian/Carpenters Mass with David Cullen