• 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.

  • Upcoming & Ongoing Events

    UPCOMING EVENTS (Scroll down for Ongoing Events)

    04/13/2014 – Sunday through 04/16/2014 – Wednesday – Praying Our Goodbyes – Midge Pendergast is offering 3 or 4 sessions to discuss the book, Praying Our Goodbyes, by Joyce Rupp, which deals with grief and loss from a spiritual perspective. The four sessions will be nightly from 6-7:30 beginning Sunday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 16. A sign-up sheet is on the table by the Orrick Door.

    04/17/2014 – Maundy Thursday – Potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the service at 7:00 p.m.

    04/18/2014 – Good Friday – Noon – Stations of the Cross with Eucharist; 7:00 p.m. – Youth and Young Adult program on the Stations of the Cross without Eucharist

    04/19/2014 – Holy Saturday – 7:30 p.m. – Easter Vigil at Trinity Lutheran Church

    04/25-27/2014 – Weekend – Christophany -for children in grades 6-12.  See Heather Boggs for details.

    04/26/2014 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – The Beatles Mass with David Cullen

    04/29/2014 – Tuesday – 6:00 p.m. – Berks Intercultural Alliance Faith Initiative “Faith Festival” at Albright College

    04/30/2014 – Wednesday – Ryan Breneman Memorial Trip to NYC - See the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (http://www.madametussauds.com/NewYork) 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

    05/17/2014 – Saturday  10:00 am – Healing Service

    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

    09/20/2014 – Saturday – 10:00 am – Healing Service

    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 Charlotte Hoare/Linda Lacey

    10/18/2014 – Saturday – Healing Workshop – more information to follow

    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

    12/06/2014 – Saturday – 10:00 am – Healing Service

    12/13/2014 – Saturday – Opportunity House Dinner - 10 dinners provided by Bethany Lutheran Church – Contact Vickie Wilson

     

    ONGOING EVENTS

    Wednesday Breakfast and Bible Study, 7:15 am. at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant

    Sunday Morning Adult Forum: April 20, 2014: Continues with the series on Reconciliation led by Fr. John

    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.

    NA meetings are Sundays at 4 pm. and Wednesdays and Fridays at noon in the parish hall

     

     

     

     

     

  • Our Mission

    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 WORSHIP

    SUNDAYS: 8:00 AM & 10:15 AM
    WEDNESDAYS: 12:05 PM

    4/17/14 - Maundy Thursday - 5:30 pm Pot Luck Dinner, 7:00 p.m. service

    4/18/14 - Good Friday - Noon - Stations of the Cross with Eucharist

    4/19/14 - Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church

    4/26/14 - Saturday - 5:30 p.m. - The Beatles Mass with David Cullen
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