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)
10/28/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celtic Service
11/03/2017 – Friday – 7:30 pm – WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth St., Reading – Fall Festival of the Arts presents 1776, award winning musical with John Gancar directing – $20 at the door – The FFA proudly presents the Tony award winning musical 1776, featuring an all female cast. Hear the story of the birth of the United States of America through the voices of women.
11/04/2017 – Saturday – 7:30 pm – 1776 musical repeat performance
11/05/2017 – Sunday – 3:00 pm – 1776 musical repeat performance
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.
Rummage Sale: Upcoming sales are scheduled for: November 1st, 4th and 8th. 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
6:30 PM - Misa Espanol/Visperas
10/28/2017 - Saturday - 5:30 pm - Celtic Service