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.
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
UPCOMING EVENTS (Scroll down for Ongoing Events)
02/07/2016 – Sunday – 9:00 am – The nine week adult Bible study, Faith and Hope, led by June Maier, will begin in the Parlor
02/07/2016 – Sunday – 12:30 pm – ECW invites everyone to experience the powerful portrayal of Harriet Tubman by our own Runette Gabrielle in the Parish Hall
02/09/2016 – Tuesday – 5:30 to 7:00 pm – Annual Pancake Supper in the Parish Hall
02/16/2016 to 03/15/2016 – Tuesdays – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Lenten Covenant Course with Christ Episcopal and Trinity Lutheran held at Trinity Lutheran. The topic is “Soul Feast: An invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life”". Please call Trinity Lutheran to sign up at 610-374-4861. Suggested donation for the cost of the books will be $15.
02/27/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Contemplative Guitar Mass played by David Cullen
03/19/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Amy Grant Mass played by David Cullen
04/02/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Gospel Mass with David Cullen and Runette Gabrielle
04/13/2016 – Wednesday – Ryan Breneman Memorial Trip to NYC. The day includes lunch at Becco Restaurant at 11:30am, followed by a two block walk to the Al Hirschfield Theatre to see the acclaimed Broadway Musical Kinky Boots! The bus, lunch and show per person is $160.00 and benefits music programs at Christ Church in celebration of Ryan Breneman. Please make checks payable to “Christ Church”, memo NYC and mail to Doris Schlipp. Please include your cell phone number and email address with the payment.
04/23/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – John Lennon Mass played by David Cullen
05/14/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Peter, Paul & Mary Mass played by David Cullen
06/11/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Blue Grass Mass with David Cullen and Dave Kline featuring music of “Brother Where Art Thou”
07/23/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Les Miz Mass
08/27/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Crosby, Stills & Nash Mass played by David Cullen
09/24/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Jerry Garcia Mass played by David Cullen
10/15/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Paul McCartney Mass played by David Cullen
11/19/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Janis Joplin Mass played by David Cullen
ONGOING EVENTS AND WORSHIP TIMES
Centering Prayer (Mindfulness Meditation): Tuesdays at 9:00 am, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm in the Chapel.
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 weekly in the Parlor Room at 9:10 am. Continuing through Lent, Heather Boggs and Fr. John will lead a relaxed conversation about the Diocesan Pilgrimage. The Senior High Youth will be joining the adults.
Rummage Sale: Next sale dates: February 3, 6, 10 and 13. Volunteers are needed to sort and price items on Wednesday mornings from 9-12 and to staff the sales. We are always happy to receive donations of clothing, linens/bedding, housewares, and decorative items. We are especially in need of winter apparel like scarves, mittens, and hats. 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
2/27/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Contemplative Guitar Mass played by David Cullen