To celebrate the feast of St Francis of Assisi, Fr John conducted public services to bless the pets of our local neighbors, starting at Harford Dog Park in Radnor (this event was for dogs only!) and then on the front lawn of Christ Church Ithan.
Christ Church Ithan participated in St. John A.M.E. Church’s block party and sponsored a craft table for the children. It was a great way for us to be part of this community event and thanks to all who helped make this happen and to those from our church who stopped by to offer their support. Pastor Manuel Howard was most appreciative. He is doing great things in a short time to revitalize this neighborhood church.
It’s that time of the year when ECS is holding their back to school drive to support children in need of basic school supplies. Each year CCI commits to helping this project by filling 5 back packs. Tags with items needed are in the back of church. Please take 1 (or 2 or 3) to help meet our goal. Supplies will be due back by August 28th!
Our series of CCI-sponsored police reading to children events concluded today with a bang! Forty five children showed up at Odorisio Park in Wayne where Lt. Chris Flanagan read two books and then two other officers arrived with patrol cars and invited the kids to climb in and out of the vehicles. Jeff and Cooey Lyon spearheaded this initiative and worked closely with the Radnor Parks and Recreation Dept. as well as the Radnor police. They provided not only drinks and snacks but tremendous enthusiasm, with the goal of creating a positive and fun setting for children to interact with police.
“Being Peace” is the theme for a shared Lenten Program with St. Martin’s Church, Radnor. It will take place on five Wednesdays during Lent beginning on March 8th. The theme of “Being Peace” will be viewed through various people and traditions. Weekly offerings are:
- Week 1 – March 8th – The Dalai Lama
- Week 2 – March 15th – The Mennonites
- Week 3 – March 22nd – Nelson Mandela
- Week 4 – March 29th – St. Francis of Assisi
- Week 5 – April 5th – John Lennon
The evening’s schedule will consist of the following:
- 6:00 – 6:30 – Fellowship
- 6:30 – 7:00 – Worship
- 7:00 – 8:00 – Supper and discussion
Food offerings (potluck) will reflect the tradition, nationalities and backgrounds represented.
Those who will attend will be notified about what kind of food to bring for the potluck. We need you to sign up in advance to attend the Lenten series, so please sign up on the easel provided at the front of the church.
Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 5 will be held at St. Martin’s in Bolingbroke, the separate building on the grounds of the church. Week 4 will be held here in Ithan Hall. The people of St. Martin’s will be joining us at Christ Church for our Maundy Thursday service during Holy Week. We look forward to sharing this opportunity for fellowship, prayer and reflection with our friends at St. Martin’s as we continue to explore new ways to share mission and ministry with each other.