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)
08/20/2016 – Saturday – 6:00 pm – Spanish/English Holy Eucharist with Spanish Music
08/21/2016 – Sunday – 5:30 pm – 50+ Club meets at the home of David & Pam Wheat
08/27/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Crosby, Stills & Nash Mass played by David Cullen
08/28/2016 – Sunday – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm – Kaffman’s Chicken Barbeque for the Benefit of BYC (Berks Youth Chorus). M&T Bank parking lot, 800 Penn Ave, W. Reading. $7.50 for one-half chicken and potato. Call 610-898-7664 for tickets
09/10/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality Service
09/16/2016 through October 14th – Festival of the Arts – visit our website: www.fallfestivalofthearts.org or pick up a brochure for further details
09/16/2016 – Friday – 7:00 pm – Fall Festival 2016 Opening Event: Gala Recital and Reception, Trinity Lutheran Church Nave. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/gala-recital
09/24/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Jerry Garcia Mass played by David Cullen
09/25/2016 – Sunday – 4:00 pm – Fall Festival Organ Recital by David Arcus, Trinity Lutheran Church Nave. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/organ-recital
09/30/2016 – Friday – 7:00 pm – Fall Festival Illuminated Manuscripts: Treasures from the Collection – Guided Tour, The Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/museum-tour
10/07/2016 – Friday – 7:30 pm – Fall Festival Concert: Kurt Weill from Berlin to New York, WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth Street, Reading. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/kurt-weill-concert
10/14/2016 & 10/15/2016 – 7:30 pm and 10/16/2016 – Sunday - 3:00 pm – Fall Festival presents “Little Foxes” by Lillian Hellman, WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth Street, Reading. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/little-foxes
10/15/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Paul McCartney Mass played by David Cullen
10/29/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality, Music and Healing Service (All Hallow’s Eve)
11/19/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Janis Joplin Mass played by David Cullen
12/03/2016 – Saturday – 10:00 am - Healing and Remembrance Service
12/17/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality 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: Sunday, 8/21/16 – Fr. John will explore Celtic Christian History and Spirituality
Rummage Sale: No sale in August. Our next sale with start in September. 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
8/20/2016 – Saturday – 6:00 pm – Spanish/English Holy Eucharist with Spanish Music
8/27/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Crosby, Stills & Nash Mass played by David Cullen