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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)
02/05/2014 through 03/31/2014 – Merri Woolley Bengtson’s solo exhibition at the Highlands of Wyomissing Art Gallery . This will be a retrospective of her work including oils, pastels and watercolor. The gallery hours are 8 am to 8 pm.
03/11/2014 – Tuesday – Covenant Lenten Program – Please join us at Trinity Lutheran Church from 6-8 pm on the Tuesdays during Lent for a series on considering the meaning of the cross. A combination of video, reading and Bible study will examine the crucifixion of Jesus: execution, ransom, victory, sacrifice, example, and encouragement. The book, Making Sense of the Cross, is available for $12. Please sign-up (on the table outside the Orrick Door) so that we have a count for refreshments. March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8, 15
03/12/2014 – Wednesday – Lenten Programs – Christ Church will host a Poetry Workshop for Families as well as Yoga on the Wednesdays during Lent from 6:30-7:30 pm. Dates: March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9
03/16/2014 – Sunday – 50+ Club meets at Robin and Heather Sterckx’s home – call the church office for directions
03/22/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Pete Seeger Mass with David Cullen
04/05/2014 – Saturday – Diocesan Training Day for Ministry – St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral -workshops available on Play, Authentic Faith Storytelling, Fostering a Culture of Possibility, Listening for the Holy in the Stories of the Unchurched, Transforming Evangelism, Biblical storytelling, and Bishop 101. There are also workshops designated for Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Wardens, Vestry members, Treasurer and Finance committee members. Please register online at Diocesan Events, www.diobeth.org by March 28th
04/12/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 8 dinners provided by the Choir – Contact Vickie Wilson
04/25-27/2014 – Weekend – Christophany -for children in grades 6-12. See Heather Boggs for details.
04/26/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Beatles Mass with David Cullen
04/30/2014 – Wednesday – Ryan Breneman Memorial Trip to NYC - See the Rockettes perform their Heart and Lights show at Radio City Music Hall followed by a luncheon at Becco’s. The bus drops off and picks up at each spot – minimal walking required! Payment of $130 is due Now. Please contact Doris Schilpp for further information.
04/30/2014 – Wednesday – 12:05 pm – Noonday Recitals on the Trinity Organ – Thomas Dressler, (Pastor, St. Andrew’s UCC, Reading), Organist, Trinity Lutheran Church Nave, Reception and fellowship to follow, Free will offering, Free parking in the Trinity parking lot
05/10/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 6 dinners provided by the Outreach Committee – Contact Jill Braun/Vickie Wilson
05/24/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Marc Anthony & Enrique Iglesias Mass with David Cullen
06/14/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 6 dinners provided by Inreach/Outreach – Contact Susan Kappenstein/Vickie Wilson
06/28/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Indigo Girls Mass with David Cullen
07/09-13/2014 – EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) at Villanova University
07/12/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 6 dinners provided by the Vestry – Contact June Tull (Senior Warden)
07/26/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Les Miserables Mass
08/09/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 6 dinners provided by the Property Committee – Contact Cliff Buckwalter
08/23/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – James Taylor Mass with David Cullen
09/13/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 6-7 dinners provided by ECW/Outreach – Contact Ellen Sunderman
09/27/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – U2 Mass with David Cullen
10/11/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 8 dinners provided by the Altar Guild/50+ Club – Contact Charlotee Hoare/Linda Lacey
10/25/2013 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Sara Bareilles Mass with David Cullen
11/08/2-13 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 8-9 dinners provided by the Finance Committee/49& Under Club – Contact Patrick Boggs
11/22/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Bob Marley Mass with David Cullen
12/13/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 10 dinners provided by Bethany Lutheran Church – Contact Vickie Wilson
Additional Centering Prayer Opportunity – Fr. John will hold a centering prayer group each Sunday during Lent at 2pm in the chapel for 20 minutes
Offertory Envelopes & Mutual Ministry Review Surveys: Please pick these items up outside the Orrick Door.
Wednesday Breakfast and Bible Study, 7:15 am. at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant
Sunday Morning Adult Forum: March 16, 2014: Health update by our parish nurse, Doris Maurer Budzik
Book Study: The book study on “Miracles” in the Bible finished on March 2nd
Rummage Sale: Sorting volunteers and donations are welcomed! Please remember the Rummage Sale needs your donations of men’s clothing and shoes, linens, and household items. The March sales feature $5 bag sale including shoes, clothing and books! Next sales dates are March 12th and 15th.
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
03/05/2014 – Ash Wednesday services – Imposition of ashes with Holy Communion at 7 am, 12 noon, and 7 pm.
03/22/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – 4th Saturday Worship with David Cullen – Featuring the songs of Pete Seeger