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)
05/21/2016 – Saturday – 5:50 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality Service in Honor of St. Columba
06/11/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Blue Grass Mass with David Cullen and Dave Kline featuring music of “Brother Where Art Thou”
06/20/2016 (Monday)- 06/23/2016 – 5:30 to 8:30 pm – Vacation Bible School, “Earth, Wind, Water, Fire” – Call 610-374-8269, ext. 223 to register
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
09/10/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality Service
09/24/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Jerry Garcia Mass played by David Cullen
10/08/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality Service
10/15/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Paul McCartney Mass played by David Cullen
11/12/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality Service
11/19/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Janis Joplin Mass played by David Cullen
12/17/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celtic Healing and Remembrance 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 weekly in the Chapel following the Rise & Shine Service. Next Sunday, Dr. Midge Pendergast and Fr. John will lead a Bible study on Healing Ministry.
Rummage Sale: The next sales dates are June 1, 4 and 8. Volunteers are needed to sort and price items on Wednesday mornings from 9-12. We are always happy to receive donations of clothing, 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
5/8/2016 – Sunday – 1:00 pm – Open Hearts Holy Eucharist with families that have special needs, with Spanish translation
5/14/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Peter, Paul & Mary Mass with David Cullen
5/21/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality Service in Honor of St. Columba