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)
03/25/2017 – Saturday – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm – “Quiet Day” sponsored by the St. Gabe’s Daughters of the King chapter. The theme is “Let Yourself Be Loved – Transforming Fear into Hope”. Rev. Dr. Phil Bennett, Assistant Priest at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and a practicing psychologist will lead the day. The suggested donation is $10. Call St. Gabe’s at 610-385-3144 to register.
04/08/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Jazz Fest Mass with David Cullen and Gospel/Jazz Pianist Cliff Starkley
04/08/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by the Choir, Vickie Wilson Contact
04/29/2017 – Saturday- 9:30 am to 3 pm – Spirituality of Music Workshop with Jean Watson – Brochures with registration information can be found outside the Orrick Door. Cost is $25, call Connie Fegley for scholarship assistance.
05/06/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celtic Service
05/10/2017 – Wednesday – NYC Bus Trip will include lunch at Becco’s and a matinee performance of the Lion King on Broadway. The cost of the trip is $180 and payment will reserve your seat. Reservations are limited to 54 people. The bus will leave at 8 am from Boscov’s North. See Doris Schlipp to reserve your spot.
05/13/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by The Outreach Committee, Jill Braun/Vickie Wilson Contacts
05/20/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Carole King/Jason Mraz Mass with David Cullen
06/03/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Country Fest Mass with David Cullen and Dave Kline
06/10/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by DOK/Healing Team, Ellen Sunderman/Midge Pendergast Contacts
07/08/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by the Vestry, Steve Curry/Terry Rowles Contacts
07/22/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Joni Mitchell/The Eagles Mass with David Cullen
08/12/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by the Property Committee, Cliff Buckwalter Contact
08/26/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Beach Boys Mass with David Cullen
09/09/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by ECW, Anita Powell Contact
09/23/2017 – Saturday – 5:50 pm – Train/Maroon 5 Mass with David Cullen
10/14/2017 – Saturday – 6:30 pm – Opportunity House Dinner Ministry provided by The Altar Guild & 50+ Club, Charlotte Hoare and Heather Sterckx Contacts
10/28/2017 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celtic Service
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 in the Parlor Room - Bible and book study series on Sunday mornings
Rummage Sale: 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
3/1/2017 - 7:00 AM, Noon and 7:30 PM (with Choir) - Ash Wednesday Liturgies with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
3/18/2017 - Saturday – 5:30 PM - Celebration of St. Patrick with a Celtic Holy Eucharist