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)
12/13/2016 – Tuesday – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Beer & Hymns at GNA Ristorante, West Reading
12/17/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality Service – “Celtic Holiday”
12/18/2016 – Sunday – Annual Greening of the Church – will take place immediately following the 10:15 am service. Lunch will be provided for everyone helping. The more folks we have the faster we can accomplish this glorious task!
12/24/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Christmas Pageant and Youth Choir
12/24/2016 – Saturday – 10:00 pm – Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
12/25/2016 – Sunday – 9:00 am – Holy Eucharist – Only one service
ONGOING EVENTS AND WORSHIP TIMES
Centering Prayer (Mindfulness Meditation): Sundays at 2:00 pm, 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: Meets in the Parlor
Rummage Sale: Next sale dates are 12/7, 12/10 and 12/14. Volunteers are needed to sort and price items on Wednesday mornings from 9-12. We are always happy to receive donations of clothing (Fall and Winter), linens/bedding, housewares, and decorative items. Please no books right now.
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
12/10/2016 - Saturday - 6:00 pm - (tentative) Spanish/English Holy Eucharist with Spanish Music
12/24/2016 - Saturday - 5:30 pm - Christmas Pageant and Youth Choir
12/24/2016 - Saturday - 10:00 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
12/25/2016 - Sunday - 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist - One service only