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)
05/20/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Carole King/Jason Mraz Mass with David Cullen
06/03/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Country Fest Mass – Grammy award winning David Cullen and Berks County’s folk music icon, Dave Kline, present “A Folk and Americana Mass”. Elements of folk, roots and blues music will be fused with an inspirational worship service. All are invited to this free event. Donations will be accepted at the service. A light reception will follow.
06/04/2017 – Sunday – 5:00 pm – ECW’s Annual End-of-the-Year Dinner – Cliff Buckwalter will be giving a presentation called “Building a Legacy: ECW and the History of Christ Church”. The gift baskets will also be raffled off that evening. Please sign up to come! There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway outside the Parish Hall.
06/10/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by DOK/Healing Team, Ellen Sunderman/Midge Pendergast Contacts
07/08/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by the Vestry, Steve Curry/Terry Rowles Contacts
07/22/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Joni Mitchell/The Eagles Mass with David Cullen
08/12/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by the Property Committee, Cliff Buckwalter Contact
08/26/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Beach Boys Mass with David Cullen
09/09/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by ECW, Anita Powell Contact
09/23/2017 – Saturday – 5:50 pm – Train/Maroon 5 Mass with David Cullen
10/14/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by The Altar Guild & 50+ Club, Charlotte Hoare and Heather Sterckx Contacts
10/28/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celtic Service
11/11/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by Finance/Outreach/Inreach Committees, Patrick Boggs, Vickie Wilson & Anita Powell Contacts
11/18/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – New Music Singer/Songwriters Mass with David Cullen
12/09/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Remembrance Service
12/09/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by Bethany Lutheran Church, Vickie Wilson Contact
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 - Midge Pendergast leads a study on Celtic Spirituality on 5/21.
Rummage Sale: 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 Sundays at 4 pm. and Wednesdays and Fridays at noon 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
05/20/2017 - Saturday - 5:30 pm - Carole King/Jason Mraz Mass with David Cullen