Redeemer Reporter 
September, 2019
Weekly Announcements
August 29, 2019

The Week Ahead

Saturday, August 31
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, September 1
9:30 am: Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, September 3
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Saturday, September 7
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, September 8
9:30 am: Sung Eucharist 

Sunday Worship - 9:30 am


Mark Your Calendar
Watch for details in next week's publication!

From the Senior Warden

The discussions with St. Stephen's, Clifton Heights, about a shared ministry and a combined call to a full time priest that I discussed in my August report have borne fruit. We have agreed with St. Stephen's on an arrangement and a priest. Unfortunately, we were told by the Diocese that we cannot announce the name of the priest until all parties have signed the letter of agreement. The signatories include Arlette Joseph, Diocesan Canon for Transition Ministry and Bishop Gutierrez. They cannot sign until September 10 because the Bishop will be traveling until then. 

This will affect the start of our church year. The vestry will be meeting either this week or next to plan the transition to the new priest. We will be putting out another announcement when we know more details.

Bear with us. I think you will find the wait worthwhile.



Combined Publication
The September issue of the Redeemer Reporter and the Weekly Announcements for the first week of September have been combined into one publication this month to eliminate duplication of effort and information.

Altar Flowers
There are openings for flower memorials  for September 22nd, 29th and all of October.  If you would like to help in this area, please contact Helen Lightcap and/or the church office.

School Supplies for Chester
During the months of August and September, we will be collecting school supplies for students in the Chester Upland School.  For families with limited income and more than one child, the cost is insurmountable.  Needed items include: backpacks, binders, notebook paper, pencils, pens, glue sticks, crayons, marble composition books, pocket folders, dry-e rase markers, flash drives.  Increase the impact of your donation by purchasing backpacks and other supplies through Amazon Smile at .   Supplies can be left on the back pew in the church.

St. Mary's Food Cupboard
The cupboard was closed during the month of August; however they continue to receive food donations.  Needless to say, they ar e overwhelmed with requests for food the first day they re-open in September and often do not have enough food to fill all of the need.  We are hoping to make a large delivery of food  near the end of August.  Please leave food donations on the shelves in the handicapped entry.  They particularly need foods containing protein. D uring the month of July, St. Mary's distributed 13,110 pounds of food and 5205 meals to 347 individuals. 

Online Church Calendar
The calendar has been corrected, updated and is being kept current.  It is accessible via the website.  The Parish Admin will be out of the office from September 9th through 18th; the office will reopen on the 19th.

Christmas Treasures
The committee will meet on Monday, September 9th at 7 pm in the conference room to begin planning for this year's December 7th event.

Ushers Needed 
If you would like to help in this important Ministry of Welcome, please contact Sharon Parry.

Acolytes Needed 
We are in desperate need of additional acolytes. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact Elaine McDaid.

DIOPA Ladies Tea Party, Saturday, September 21, 1-3 pm    For the women who give time to their churches, their communities, their families. This tea party is for you. Join us for an afternoon of fellowship at St. David's Episcopal Church, Wayne, with women from the 134 churches across the diocese. Event tickets are $10 which includes a catered tea party. ALL proceeds go to the diocese's female veterans moral injury project, the first in the nation to help our women warriors. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check for $10 to: DIOPA, 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or at Write "tea" and your church name in the subject area.  Reserve early - seating is limited!

Volunteers Needed 

Acolytes, Ushers and Flower Guild 

If you would like to volunteer for any of 
these important ministries, contact 
Helen Lightcap (Flower Guild), Elaine McDaid (Acolytes)
or Sharon Parry (Ushers)

September Birthdays
1   Melanie Milligan                   18 Jennifer Wren
5   Megan Reiter                        20 Gary Rothera
8   Brandon Pirollo                     21 Sharon Parry
9   Erinn O'Connell                     22 Darlene Annas
13 Jennifer Moore                      22 Paige Klaniecki
14 Brian Forney                          24 Samantha Dobbs
14 Arianna O'Sullivan                29 Matthew David Porter
18 Jane Nyiri

September Anniversaries
9/09/11 Jennifer and Ryan Moore
9/12/98 Janice and Edward Dobbs, Sr.
9/14/85 Charles Klaniecki and Jacqueline Reich
9/19/98 Melanie and Robert Milligan
9/23/56 Dorothy and William Hall
9/24/94 Lonnie and John Moore
9/26/09 William and Sharon Parry
9/27/08 Dawn and Joe Altomonte
9/27/97 Sarah and Gary Rew
9/29      Terri and Doug Collins

Prayer Book

At the back of the church is a Prayer Book.  
On the cover it says  "For those in need..."  In the book please write the names of those who need our prayers. Please enter the name and the date (and reason, if you wish). At every Eucharist we will pray for those named in the book. After a month, the person's name will be removed from our prayers list unless it is entered anew. The names of those for whom 'ongoing' or 'indefinite' prayers are requested are included together with others for whom we continue to pray.

Please pray for those who need healing and comfort: 

Jeff, Kara, Kevin, Joe Atkinson, Family of Danny Cleaver, 
Sammi Dobbs, Rich Huber, Marilyn Keyes, Marjory Petherbridge and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed especially Gertrude Murray.
Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, 
and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Others for whom we continue to pray:

 Ashley Ann, Erin W, Isaac, Rose Adams, Betty Brown, 
Marlaine Brown, Pete Davis, Debbie Diehl, Steve Farrell, 
Bob and Katie Grange, Jett Hall, Emily Knox, Martin Knox, Oppenshaw Family, Lucy Rooney, Peter Rosado, and Carl Witzel.

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servants, and give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that those for whom our prayers are offered may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,  one God, 
now and forever.   Amen.

Book of Common Prayer

Ministry Schedule September 1st

Serving this Sunday at 9:30 am

Acolytes - Naomi Gordon
Altar Guild - Naomi Gordon, Doris Hood, Ruth Ward, Matthew Dobbs
Counters - Ginny Doyle, Janet Barber
Fellowship - Ruth Ward
Flower Guild - Jane Nyiri, Diane Ramsey
Intercessor - Glenna Kolynych
Readers - Danielle Adams, Dot Hall
Shepherds - Bertie Sproul
Ushers - Dylan Godby

Altar Flower Dedications

Sponsoring our Sunday altar flowers is a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, remember a loved one who has passed, or mark any other special occasion.  The suggested donation is $20 per arrangement, which offsets the cost of the flowers provided by Leary's Florist.  If you wish to sponsor the flowers, please submit your name and preferred wording of the dedication to or in a note placed in the offering plate.  

Property Team
Things To Be Done Around Redeemer Notebook

If you notice something that needs attention around the campus (i.e. leaky toilet, broken light, etc.), please record it in the black & white  notebook in the Property Team's mailbox outside the church office.

Blue Gift
Gift of Angels

There are expenses that pop up that are not included in our annual operating budget, and this program covers those. 

Your gift to the Gift of Angels program can be in the form of a monetary donation or a gift-in-kind and can be made in thanksgiving or in memory of someone. It can cover all or part of an item on the wish list.  All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  You will receive recognition of your gift, and all gifts are recorded in our Book of Memorials and Gifts. 

The Wish List currently includes: weed control supplies, floor buffer and pads and new chairs for the Parish Hall, landscaping upgrades in the field adjoining the upper parking lot.

Please make checks payable to Church of the Redeemer and designate Gift of Angels or your specific designation on the memo line.

Your consideration of support for this campaign is greatly appreciated!


St. Mary's Food Cupboard 

During the month of May, 2019, St. Mary's volunteers contributed 320 hours, provided 7,735 meals to 482 people and distributed 16,665 pounds of food to those in need.

During the month of June, 2019, volunteers contributed 300 hours, provided 6,795 meals to 453 people and distributed 15,225 pounds of food.

During the month of July, 2019 St. Mary's volunteers contributed 300 hours, distributed 13,110 pounds of food and 5205 meals to 347 individuals. 


Redeemer Thrift Shop 

We Are Back!

The thrift shop is open for business and ready for fall.  We have seasonal decorations, timely clothes for the cooler weather plus many odds and ends to meet your needs.

Our good friend and dedicated worker, Luisa Andrews, has moved to Colorado and we truly miss her.  Several workers have stepped up to help fill her shoes so things are moving along.  However, we are always looking for new volunteers -- so come join us.
 TUESDAYS                                       SATURDAYS
10 AM - 2 PM                                      9 AM - 2 PM

Donations are welcome and being accepted.

Total earnings year-to-date as of July 31,2019 - $11,449.

Cyn Mattson 610-353-8125

Visit the Thrift Shop on Facebook

Amazon Smile

Remember to use Amazon Smile when you shop online!

To use AmazonSmile, simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, or go to Amazon and search Amazon smile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select Church of the Redeemer as your charitable organization to receive donations. 

Acme and Giant Gift Cards
See Rick and Ginny Doyle during fellowship hour to purchase your Giant and Acme Gift Cards. Redeemer receives 5% of the value of the card. The Giant on Township Line Road also offers discounts on gas. The more you buy, the more you save.


Church of the Redeemer, Springfield

145 West Springfield Road
Springfield , Pennsylvania 19064
(610) 544-8113

Senior Warden
George Baughan

Minister of Music 
Susanna Faust

Eucharistic Visitors
Linda Bennett, 
Carol Kane, Claire Witzel 

Vestry Members
George Baughan '22 - Senior Warden
Lee Lucas '20 - Junior Warden
Ginny Doyle '22  - Clerk of Vestry
Sharon Appelbaum '21
Keith Brown '22
Jim Lambert '21
Helen Lightcap '20
Jane Nyiri '20
Gary Rew '21

Parish Administrator
Maria Macfarlan

Gary Rew


Our  Mission
"As people of God, we come together in joyful worship, to care for each other, to engage in Christian formation, and to reach out to others thoughtfully and compassionately."
Our Vision
"Becoming one with Christ, with one another, and with all God's people"