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)
09/16/2016 through October 14th – Festival of the Arts – visit our website: www.fallfestivalofthearts.org or pick up a brochure for further details
09/30/2016 – Friday – 7:00 pm – Fall Festival Illuminated Manuscripts: Treasures from the Collection – Guided Tour, The Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/museum-tour
10/07/2016 – Friday – 7:30 pm – Fall Festival Concert: Kurt Weill from Berlin to New York, WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth Street, Reading. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/kurt-weill-concert
10/14/2016 & 10/15/2016 – 7:30 pm and 10/16/2016 – Sunday - 3:00 pm – Fall Festival presents “Little Foxes” by Lillian Hellman, WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth Street, Reading. For more information visit: http://fallfestivalofthearts.org/little-foxes
10/15/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Paul McCartney Mass played by David Cullen
10/22/16 – Saturday – Christ Church will host a workshop, “The Sacred Gaze” with Dr. Susan Pitchford. This unique workshop is limited to 45 participants. The donation is $30 per person. Lunch is included. Registration is 9 a.m. Sign up sheet is on the table outside the sanctuary. Please pick up a brochure to register.
10/29/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality, Music and Healing Service (All Hallow’s Eve)
11/01/2016 – Tuesday – 9:30 am – Sight & Sound Theatre’s showing of “Samson”. Sponsored by the Thursday Morning Prayer Team. Leave at 9:30 am and returning late afternoon. Trip will include the show and a post-show luncheon at Yoder’s. Please contact Fr. John or David Emes if interested.
11/19/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Janis Joplin Mass played by David Cullen
12/03/2016 – Saturday – 10:00 am - Healing and Remembrance Service
12/17/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Celebration of Celtic Spirituality 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: Sunday, 9/25/16 - A presentation about Social Media Sunday
Rummage Sale: Our next sales are: October 5th, 8th and 12th. Volunteers are needed to sort and price items on Wednesday mornings from 9-12. We are always happy to receive donations of clothing (Fall and Winter), 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
9/17/2016 – Saturday – 6:00 pm – Spanish/English Holy Eucharist with Spanish Music
9/24/2016 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Jerry Garcia Mass played by David Cullen