First Sunday in Lent
From the Collect for this Sunday: Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. REMEMBER: This is Daylight Saving Time on Sunday. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night before you go to bed. Image courtesy of the ...
2014 Lenten Program at Christ Church
This year's Wednesday evening Lenten Program, titled "I Believe", begins on March 12th at 6:00 PM. The 2014 program will be a series of conversations on the Apostles' Creed beginning with a video presentation by some of the leading theologians of our time. Do come join us for a thoughtful and stimulating discussion on this important document, which sums up the essential tenets of our faith. We begin with a dinner at 6:00 PM (though with a bit different format than previous years). We will enjoy a spaghetti dinner prepared by the youth of Christ Church, a pot-luck dinner, a traditional ...
Come help us chase winter away with a bonfire in the backyard of Christ Church! We'll be roasting marshmallows, making s'mores, (eating them!) and playing games. The time is 6:30 - 8:30 PM Friday, March 7th. This event, sponsored by the Intergenerational Committee, is open to all ages. You are invited to bring your friends as well.
Men’s Breakfast Sat. March 8th
Come join the men of Christ Church (all ages) on March 8th. We had a great beginning in February! Come join us for an ongoing discussion of topics relevant to the men of Christ Church. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM.
Online Pledging Form and Payment
Our Every Member Canvass began on Sunday, November 24th. Pledge packets were distributed this past week by mail. The theme of the canvass this year is "Building A Sure Foundation". You can help to continue building a sure foundation by sending in your pledge now. If you you would like to fill out your pledge card online, you may do securely using the link below. You will also be able to set up your payment plan through an electronic funds transfer from your bank (preferred) or your credit card. The company facilitating this is Vanco Services, a reputable agent on our ...
Reserve and Purchase Your Memorial Garden niche online
If you would like to purchase a niche, you may now do so by first filling out a secure reservation form online. On the form will be listed prices, as well as the terms of purchase. Please click the following link to go to that site: Online Reservation Form for Memorial Garden Purchase Once you have filled out your reservation, after submitting the completed form you will be directed to a secure payment site where you may purchase your niche making a one-time payment or setting up a monthly purchase plan. You may make these payments with EFT (electronic funds transfer from ...
Joining Christ Church
We welcome visitors and newcomers to Christ Church! You may wish just to come to church on Sunday and experience the people and the liturgy. Our newcomer greeters and clergy will welcome you after the service and invite you to the coffee hour afterwards. Recognizing that some prefer to leave quietly and think about their experience before meeting parishioners, they will honor your needs. Just let them know. If you would like to take some printed materials with you to learn more about the church, ask one of the greeters for a newcomer packet. If you are coming with small children or ...
A Brief History of Christ Church
The beginnings of Christ Church Ridley Park are closely connected with the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad. Presidents Samuel M. Felton (1851 to 1865) and his successor, Isaac Hinkley, both helped make possible the land and the building on which the parish is situated. Hinkley was a wealthy businessman who had purchased land in Ridley Township and in 1871 he formed the Ridley Park Land Association, making Felton its president (who served in that position until his retirement in 1884). Hinkley also hired Robert M. Copeland (1835-1874), a Boston landscape architect who laid out Ridley Park. It was Copeland's protÃ©gÃ©, Theophilus ...
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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Ash Wednesday Services
2014 Lenten Program at Christ Church
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