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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)
12/03/2014 – Wednesday – Rummage Sale 9:30-1
12/06/2014 – Saturday – 10:00 am – Public Service of Remembrance
12/06/2014 – Saturday – Rummage Sale
12/07/2014 – Sunday – Daughters of the King Chapter Commissioning - 10:15 service
12/07/2014 – Sunday – ECW Bake Sale!!
12/13/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 10 dinners provided by Bethany Lutheran Church – Contact Vickie Wilson
12/14/2014 – Sunday – J2A fundraiser: Chili and cornbread!
12/20/2014 – Saturday – Winter Solstice Celebration – potluck dinner (please bring covered dish to share) at 5 pm followed by short service
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
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 Nov 23 forum will be a report on the events of the Diocesan Convention by Fr. John. We will be making Advent wreaths on Nov 30. The Dec 7 forum features David Emes discussing “Christianity in the Roman Empire.” On Dec 14, Chip Karasin will be our speaker. 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.
Rummage Sale: The next sale dates are December 3 & 6 and will feature Christmas items and 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
11/09/2014 – Sunday – Consecration Sunday – breakfast following the 8 am service and lunch after the 10:15 service. Special guest Dan Charney, Diocesan Stewardship Missioner
11/09/2014 – Sunday – Kristallnacht – Circle of Light at 6:30 pm followed by service at 7:00 pm
11/22/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Bob Marley Mass played by David Cullen, free will offering, wine and cheese reception follows