Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Annual gathering with turkeys

Christ Church's annual turkey dinner provided a large variety of fabulous food most of which was demolished. We even had stuffed cabbage courtesy of our new custodians. None remained to take home. Grump.

The dessert table was also well stocked. A couple pieces of blueberry pie went home with the Bishop's Warden fortunately.

The leftovers including a turkey, mostly planned, were delivered to Women's Services.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christ Church's Annual Turkey Dinner

At 6:00 pm on Friday 16 November 2012, we will gather in the Parish Hall (downstairs) for our annual turkey dinner. Three turkeys have been donated. All the other fixin's will be needed. There is a signup sheet on the easel by the office to help us know what is needed. Help will be needed in the afternoon - whenever you can come - and for cleanup. Bring your family. Bring your friends. Bring something to share. See you there!

The chronicle

Christ Church's newsletter the Chronicle has a new editor. So far we can't find an "easy" way to get it online. She uses MS Publisher which is not available for the Mac and does not put out an internet friendly version that we know of. Please pick up your copy at church or leave your name (and postal address if we don't have it) in the comments and we will mail it to you.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Once again, the church with the red doors

We have had pinkish doors for a number of years. Since we are known locally as the church with the red doors, that had to change. Thanks to those who made it possible!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lots of quality bargains

Just a glimpse of some of the items for sale Friday and Saturday, 7 and 8 September 2012 at Christ Church Meadville, the church with the red doors on Diamond Park. Some items are brand new, never been worn or used. Lots of variety too. Come at 10 am but no later than 4 on Friday or 2 on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We don't like the word "rummage" but we are having a sale

Next-to-New and Book Sale
7 September, Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 September, Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Donations accepted 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesday and
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday as well as
Friday during open hours

Use the Cottage Street entrance behind the church as construction usually makes the parking lot inaccessible.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The 2012 Ice Cream Concert

Waiting for the festivities to begin.
Waiting for the eaters.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A letter from Bishop Sean Rowe

July 13, 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church concluded yesterday in Indianapolis. During the last eight days of legislative business, we have passed a budget for 2013-2015, approved the formation of a task force that will work on restructuring the church, and considered many theological, pastoral, and social issues.

The headlines have been grabbed by General Convention's passage of one particular resolution: A049, which approves a provisional rite for blessing same sex unions. This rite and its accompanying resources are the result of a collaborative, churchwide process that has unfolded over the past three years and has included input from the House of Bishops and from leaders in this diocese.

For more than 30 years, The Episcopal Church has considered its response to the pastoral needs of lesbian and gay Christians. This General Convention's decision to authorize a trial rite for blessing same-gender unions recognizes the Holy Spirit at work in the committed, life-long unions of lesbian and gay people. Across our church, there are Episcopalians and other Anglicans who have been drawn further into fidelity and service to the world by living in committed same-sex partnerships based on holy love and the gift of seeing Christ in one another.

As you know from the letter I sent to you before General Convention, I support the step we have taken by authorizing a rite for blessing same sex unions, but other faithful Episcopalians do not. The Episcopal Church in Northwestern Pennsylvania is a place where people of good conscience can disagree about such matters. We respect and love each other and we are united in Christ, which is a bond stronger than any legislation or issue.

I will authorize the use of the new provisional rite for same sex blessings in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, but no member of the clergy will be required to perform this rite. Between now and the first Sunday in Advent, which is the earliest date the approved rite may be used, I will consult with the Standing Committee to determine a process for congregational conversation, discernment, and reconciliation.

As I make my way home from Indianapolis, I look forward to talking with you about the work of the General Convention and to the path of discernment that we will travel together.

Your servant and bishop,

Sean W. Rowe (The Rt. Rev.)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Picnic 20 May 2012

If you are on Facebook, you may access more photos here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Camp Nazareth - Dio NW PA

Camp Nazareth, 10 - 16 June, 2012

Complete information available on the easel, online here and in the office.

Registration deadline is 26 May, 2012 so don't delay!

(Christ Church - please don't forget about the picnic which comes before that deadline - below this post.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Parish picnic, 20 May 2012

Parish Picnic
Sunday, 20 May 2012
After the liturgy – 11:30ish
Roche Park Shelter 2
(Past the driver license place on Patricia Drive)
Meat and utensils provided.
Bring your favorite casserole, salad, dessert, drinks (no alcohol permitted), crudités, munchies, etc., friends and family.
The oven will be on during church. Cold items can be stored in the fridge.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Rogation Sunday, 13 May 2012 following the liturgy
Yes, we will beat the bounds as usual. If it is chilly bring something warm to wear.

Parish Picnic, 20 May 2012 following the liturgy
Roche Park, Vernon township
Stay tuned for instruction.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Holy Week Schedule - 2012

Palm/Passion Sunday, 1 April 2012, 10:00 am 
Maundy Thursday, 5 April 2012, 7:30 pm 
Good Friday Liturgy, 6 April 2012, noon 
[Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of St Paul in Erie, PA at 7:53 pm] 
Easter Sunday, 8 April 2012, 10:00 am

There will be no Wednesday eucharist this week, contrary to the newsletter calendar.
There will be no Agape feast this year.

Palm Sunday 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Saturday, 10 March 2012, 4:30 pm till 7:00 pm
Benefits Women's Services

Christ Church
870 Diamond Park
Meadville, PA 16335

The church with the red doors on Diamond Park
Handicapped entrance on North Cottage Street behind the church

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Your help is needed!

Saturday, 25 February 2012
9:00 am
Parish Hall
Chair scrubbing

In preparation for the Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, 10 March, we will scrub the the chairs in the Parish Hall and the Walker Room.

There are approximately 100 chairs to be cleaned. It will be wonderful if at least 10 people volunteer!

So far we have two machines. Can you provide another? 

Otherwise please bring a bucket, brush, sponge, gloves (if you prefer) and/or Resolve if you have them.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring your own preferred libation.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ash Wednesday, 22 February 2012

There will be no noon eucharist on Ash Wednesday. The regular Ash Wednesday service will be at the accustomed time of 7:30 pm.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

And after the Annual Meeting...

 We all, yes, all, gathered for lunch. We are a small parish but growing more and more healthy.

When it is a pot luck we seem to eat especially well.

Next week when the bishop is with us we will get four plus two new members. The plus two are Ace, left, and Manley, right. They may be even more popular than their charges who are very special people.