Friday, December 23, 2011


Christmas Eve - 7:30 pm eucharist
Christmas Day - 10:00 am eucharist
New Years Day - 10:00 am eucharist
Wednesday, 4 January - 5:30 pm eucharist - The midweek eucharist will be at 5:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. The 12:05 pm eucharists will be celebrated the remaining Wednesdays of the month.
Friday, 6 January 2012 - 12:05 - Epiphany eucharist

Join us!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lessons and Carols 2011

The choir hangs out in the sacristy before Lessons and Carols. Tough to keep us quiet.

The acolytes wait too.

The choir was augmented by two Presbyterians and one member who can't sing regularly. Our priest sings also.

We are a traditional Episcopal parish. Organ and flute today. No guitars or drums. Ever. We sing the liturgy and the psalm too at the 10:00 am service.

The nine lessons were read by various people. Between each lesson, with two exceptions, there was an anthem by the choir and a hymn. The congregation gets to sing 11 hymns, I think. The choir sings those and this year only seven anthems. 

It was nice to see parish people attending. Sometimes there are more visitors than members. Urging from the pulpit seems to help.
There was a lovely reception afterward and nearly all stayed and talked and stayed and talked...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week of 4 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December, there will be NO noon eucharist.

Thursday, 8 December, 3:00 pm, Gladys Gordon funeral.

Sunday, 11 December, 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist

Sunday, 11 December, 4:00 pm - Lessons and Carols

Monday, November 28, 2011

December Events and Schedule

On Sunday, 11 December 2011 at 4:00 pm, the traditional service of Lessons and Carols will be offered at Christ Church.

On Saturday, 24 December 2011 at 7:30 pm the eucharist will celebrate the birth of Jesus.

On Sunday, 25 December 2011 at 10:00 am the Christmas Day liturgy will include many Christmas carols with the eucharist.

On Wednesday, 28 December 2011 there will be no Wednesday noon eucharist.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving schedule

The Meadville community Thanksgiving service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, 22 November 2011. The church is on the corner of Main Street and Chestnut Street at Diamond Park.

The Christ Church Wednesday noon eucharist will not be held on the day before Thanksgiving, 23 November.

There will be no service at Christ Church on Thanksgiving Day to allow the Elberfelds to be with his family.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christ Church Meadville's 2011 Turkey dinner

We demolished three turkeys and so much more that the dessert table was barely touched. Many thanks to all who contributed effort and food. It was a great gathering of the clan.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Come to the Turkey Dinner 6:00 pm, Friday, 18 November 2011

Join us for our annual Turkey Dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday, 18 November 2011 in the parish hall downstairs. There is limited parking and a handicapped entrance in the alley behind the church (North Cottage Street). If you come in thru the parking lot door, go straight ahead to the double doors and down the stairs to the parish hall.

Bring something to share and join the rest of the Christ Church family for fellowship. If you can, come a little early to help set up and/or stay a little late to help clean up. All are welcome even if your presence is all you can offer.

Leftovers will be given to the Green House (the women's shelter) but don't let that stop you from filling your plate!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Abe's August adventure

Abe Finton had a bucket list adventure this summer. His list consisted of two wishes - to go to sea again and to go thru the Panama Canal. Abe is a retired dentist and a retired Navy man. He applied to serve on a Navy hospital ship which would leave from the west coast and traverse the Canal on the way to provide medical services in Haiti. At 78 he thought he had little chance of being accepted.

After demolishing a dinner of various meatloaves and fall casseroles,

we all carried our chairs to the little stage to see the photos and hear about Abe's adventure.

Congratulations, Abe, and thanks!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Organ Recital - 16 October 2011, 4:00 pm

William Witherup, F.A.G.O., will play an organ recital on October 16th at 4:00 pm, assisted by Bronnie Bond and her silver flute.  The selections will span the 16th through 20th centuries.  Please plan now to attend and to invite friends.

Christ Church (Episcopal), 870 Diamond Park, Meadville, PA
The church with the red doors

Blessing our Animal Companions 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Christ Church will gather at Bicentennial Park after the eucharist on Sunday, 11 September 2011, for food, fun and fellowship. Even if you haven't signed up to bring anything, you are welcome. Meat will be provided. A couple of salads are already pledged. Desserts are welcome. You might bring a beverage. 

See you Sunday!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Calendar Changes

The September 2011 calendar no longer resembles the original one. Please go to the online Chronicle to check who is serving when.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Calling all acolytes and would-be acolytes

If you are an acolyte or crucifer or are interested in becoming one or just curious, you are requested to attend a training session at 9:00 am this Sunday, 28 August 2011.

The only qualification other than baptism is the ability to negotiate the three steps to the chancel while carrying something. Our acolytes are all ages. It would be nice to have a male or two. It would be especially wonderful to have many volunteers so we can have torches again!

Last Sunday the need for acolytes/crucifers was very obvious as the scheduled person didn't appear and there were no others present.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Posting privileges

Christ Church people who would like to post photos or other articles to this blog are most welcome to do so. Email Shel to be added to the roster.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Familiar faces

Check out the home page and About us/Youth Ministry for some photos of very familiar, much loved Christ Church faces.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Taco Booth cancelled

The vestry decided to cancel Christ Church's taco booth during Thunder in the City 2011. No planning has been done and nobody stepped forth to take responsibility. There are also other considerations which make the booth difficult including a wedding reception and limited parking. Many thanks to Sindi who obtained all the permits needed.

Monday, July 4, 2011

On Sunday, 10 July 2011

Father Richard Rowe from Hermitage will celebrate the 10:00 am eucharist with us. Come and welcome him to Christ Church!

The 6 July Wednesday noon eucharist will happen as usual.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Noon Eucharist with Turkey

After the Wednesday noon (12:05) eucharist on 29 June 2011, Bronnie will show her photos from her trip to Turkey. There may even be a bit of a repast to share.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Trinity Sunday and week

For those of us not going to the diocesan picnic at Waldameer, Bronnie is providing a Turkish coffee hour. She will also be showing pictures from her trip. An additional reason to be in church on Sunday!

On Friday, 17 June, the Learning Center received permission from the Pennsylvania Board of Education to operate a K - 4 in classrooms in Christ Church. One Tuesday the Meadville Tribune will visit to prepare an article for the paper. Watch for the publicity. If you know of families who would prefer to educate their young people outside the public schools, please tell them about The Learning Center. More information will be forthcoming and an Open House will be scheduled for mid-July.

On Wednesday, 22 June, the vestry will be having a retreat to discuss the future of Christ Church. Your prayers are requested for those who will brainstorm where we could be in ten years and how we can get there.

On Sunday, 26 June, the daughter of Leah's violin teacher will be baptized at Christ Church. Come and help us celebrate this new member of the body of Christ. The Pettits are providing coffee hour.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Noon eucharist

There will be no noon eucharist on Wednesday, 15 June. There may be someone in the office in the morning. The eucharist may be offered on Thursday if Father Richard is back. Call after 10 am on Thursday to check.

There will be no noon eucharist on Wednesday, 22 June. The vestry will be on retreat that day from 9 until 3 or so.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the usual 12:05 pm Wednesday eucharist will be celebrated on 29 June and 6 July. See you there.

Pentecost artwork

or what happens when you give the clergy white paper covering the table and crayons at clericus

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's Pentecost Sunday. Wear red!

Put on your red dress, Baby! Here.

Monday, June 6, 2011

RIP Rose Dunn

May the angels guide you to paradise and take care of Linda and Steven and all those who cared for you.

The funeral is Friday, 10 June 2011 at 10:00 am at Christ Church Meadville.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Altar Guild meeting Sunday, 5 June.

The Altar Guild will meet with Father Richard after the liturgy on Sunday, 17 July.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Spring flowers

Many of the spring plants around Christ Church Meadville have flowered and retreated. These are the current beauties.

Yes, Christ Church Meadville welcomes all!