Single service at 9:30 am followed by parish meeting.
The worship service will be the last one for the choir before summer. We will be honoring the Choral Scholars who will be leaving the choir at the end of the season. How blessed we have been by their talent and commitment!
The focus of our parish meeting will be a six-month review of our Holy Covenant and to address any concerns you may have about our relationship with St Martin's. Members of our Vestry will also be present to bring you up-to-date about the work we have been doing together, discerning our purpose and how we can better live as Christ's Body in the community and our world.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us. Our Vestry strives to be transparent with our membership and they want to hear from you. Before we dive into summer, this meeting is a great opportunity to be together.
Single service at 10:00 am
We will be observing the great Feast of Pentecost with our friends from St. Martin’s Church as we gather in Ithan Hall (Christ Church Ithan) at 10:00 AM for worship and a picnic. This is a casual event and is a great opportunity to invite a friend to join us.
The Wayne Ministerium will be coming together to celebrate its annual Good Friday Service this Friday, March 30th. This year the Service will begin at the Wayne Presbyterian Church at 11:40 AM and we will process together with the cross to the St. Katherine’s Church where the Service is scheduled to begin at 12 noon. Fr. John will be participating in the Service and we welcome you to join the great Wayne community as we give witness to the community and lift high the cross, the great sign of our salvation.
We will be celebrating Maundy Thursday with the people of St. Martin’s Church here at Christ Church, Ithan at 7 PM. The central act of this Service is the washing of the feet. We will be inviting anyone from the congregation who wishes to have their feet washed to come forward. Please consider participating in this moving and powerful ceremony.
Also, it is St. Martin’s custom to gather prior to the Service at 6 PM for a soup and bread supper. We will be having that supper in Ithan Hall. Bring bread to share, along with a bottle of wine if you wish. To share fellowship before celebrating this beautiful Service focused on our call to be disciples together in the world is a great way to begin this celebration. Please join us at 6 PM for the Service.
Following the Service, the church will be open from the end of the Service, about 9 PM to Midnight for “Nightwatch,” an opportunity to come to the church and keep watch with Jesus in prayer, recalling Jesus’ time in the Garden of Gethsemane when he asked the disciples to keep watch with him as he prayed. You can sign up for half hour increments for prayer on the easel at the front of the church. We would like to have someone in the church praying for these three hours. Consider spending some time with our Lord in prayer for our personal needs and the needs of our world.
We are fortunate to have the well-known Christian author Philip Yancey in our area and we are planning a group trip to hear him.
Philip will share honest reflections on his life experiences and faith questions, and will invite you to ponder with him God’s grace through Jesus Christ.
We will meet at Christ Church Ithan at 5pm and carpool to West Chester for dinner, and then to Westminster Presbyterian Church for the event.
Cost is $15 for the event plus the cost of dinner.
Journey To Jerusalem
Christ Church, Ithan and St. Martin’s Church, Radnor are joining in a Lenten Series which will focus on our call to discipleship and our journey through life with Christ in Scripture, Baptism, Eucharist and Prayer. We will gather at 6:00pm for fellowship, followed by prayer at 6:30 and then dinner at 7:00.