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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)
12/17/2014 – Wednesday – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Angel Bible study lead by Dr. Midge Pendergast
12/20/2014 – Saturday – Winter Solstice Celebration – potluck dinner (please bring covered dish to share) at 5 pm followed by short service
12/21/2014 – Sunday – Greening of the Church - pitch in to decorate the church for Christmas then join us for a luncheon.
01/24/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Bob Dylan Mass played by David Cullen
02/28/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Paul Simon Mass played by David Cullen
03/28/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Music Theme worship – TBA
04/18/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – The Beatles Mass played by David Cullen
04/23/2015 – Thursday – New York City bus trip in memory of Ryan Breneman to see the Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall followed by lunch at Becco.
05/23/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Sara McLachlan Mass played by David Cullen
06/27/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Sting Mass played by David Cullen
07/25/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – George Harrison Mass played by David Cullen
08/22/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Coldplay Mass played by David Cullen
09/26/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Bruce Springsteen Mass played by David Cullen
10/24/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Stevie Wonder Mass played by David Cullen
11/21/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Joan Baez Mass played by David Cullen
Wednesday Breakfast and Bible Study, 7:15 am. at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant
Sunday Morning Adult Forum: Meets weekly in the Parlor Room at 9 am. The third Sunday of every month is a Health Update with our parish nurse Doris Maurer Budzik so the next one will be Dec 21. On Dec 28 David Emes will continue his discussion on “Christianity in the Roman Empire.”
Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:00 am. – What is the Fruit of the Spirit? Is it important? Discover how in our constantly changing, unpredictable world, the Fruit of the Spirit can be realized every day in our lives as Christians. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…these virtues are ours to claim and nutrture. Sure we aren’t to worry, but find out why! Self-control – how does God really help with this one? These and many other questions will be discussed as we look at how each of the fruits of the Spirit is presented in the Bible. NO previous experience needed! We come together to enjoy coffee with one another and to learn more about the Christian life.
Rummage Sale: The next sale dates are January 7 and 10 and will feature winter clothing. 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: scarves, hats and gloves.
NA meetings are Sundays at 4 pm. and Wednesdays and Fridays at noon in the parish hall
Christ Church Reading is a community where we discover God together through worship, spiritual growth and ministry among ourselves and with God’s people in the wider community. We affirm our calling to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, who practice the presence of God in our lives.
UPCOMING WORSHIPSUNDAYS: 8:00 AM & 10:15 AM
WEDNESDAYS: 12:05 PM
12/6/2014 – Saturday – 10:00 am - Noon - Public Service of Remembrance
12/24/2014 – Christmas Services:
5:30 pm - Children’s Pageant
10:30 pm - Midnight Mass