Weekly Announcements
January 3, 2019

The Week Ahead


Saturday, January 5
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, January 6 - The Epiphany of our Lord
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
9 - 9:45 am Adult Forum
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist 

Tuesday, January 8 
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
5 pm: Evening Prayer
7 pm: Finance Committee

Wednesday, January 9
11 am: Holy Eucharist

Saturday, January 12
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, January 13 - The Baptism of the Lord
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
9 - 9:45 am Adult Forum
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist 

Epiphany Pageant
On Sunday, January 6th at the 10:15 am Eucharist the junior members of Redeemer are telling the story of the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus at Bethlehem.

Adult Forum
On Sunday, January 6th we continue to read "Walk in Love", by Scott Gunn & Melody Wilson Shobe. The book's subject is Episcopal Beliefs and Practices. We will discuss chapter 18, "Defend Your Church", about the structure and governance of the Episcopal Church. From 9:00 am to 9:45 am in the parish hall. All are welcome.

This Sunday - A Message from George Baughan
Happy New Year everyone! This Sunday, January 6, is the first Sunday in Epiphany. There will be no Sunday School that day so that families can see the pageant during the 10:15 service. A reminder to the participants in the pageant to arrive at church at 9:45 to rehearse. We will also observe a Redeemer tradition with an Epiphany cake after church. The cake will have a thimble, a ring, and 10 dimes in it. If you get a piece of cake with a thimble, you will make the cake next year. If you get the ring, you will be king or queen for the day and everyone has to be nice to you. If you get one of the dimes, you will get a dollar that you are supposed to use for something good. No fair hanging back until someone gets the thimble.

We will also be helping to take down the decorations in the church. For us, that means taking the ornaments and lights off the tree and packing up the creche figures. The more help the shorter the time.
See you Sunday,

Finance Committee
Meets on Tuesday, January 8 in the Meeting Room at 7 pm.

Evening Prayer
Is said in the chapel on Tuesday, January 8 at 5 pm. All are welcome.

Holy Eucharist
In the chapel on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 am. All are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Live Jazz at Redeemer!
Kick off your concert going for 2019 with some live jazz right on your doorstep, as once again we are delighted to welcome back the Alan Segal Quartet, featuring Nick Bucci on guitar and introducing vocalist Paula Johns. Date: Wednesday January 16, 2019, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm. Admission is free and food and refreshments are available on the night. For enquiries please tel. 610 544 8113. or email redeemer33@verizon.net.


A Happy New Year to All!

Altar Flowers
On Sunday, January 6th, the altar flowers are given "In loving memory of Dorothy E. Laycock, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, by Mary E. Huber, Heidi E. White, and Marina E. White." (for her birthday, January 9).

Women's Retreat  - January 22-24, 2019
Ruth and David Beresford will lead a Women's Retreat at Memorial House in Rehoboth Beach from Tuesday, January 22 through Thursday, January 24, 2019 and all women in the parishes of Christ Church Christiana Hundred and Redeemer are invited to attend. Enjoy time for quiet reflection as well as lively discussions, sharing, and social time. The cost is $200 per person and includes five meals and two nights at Memorial House. For information contact Marty Rushlow at mrush11246@verizon.net or call (302) 654-8629.

Souper Bowl of Caring
Our annual Souper Bowl luncheon will take place after the 10:15 am service on Sunday, January, 27th. We request that you bring food staples for St. Mary's Food Cupboard or make a monetary donation in return for a bowl of homemade soup and bread. Extra soup will be sold after the lunch.
St. Mary's is currently providing food for over 100 families each week. The need will only increase with the reduction in food stamp allotments and the cut -off of unemployment benefits. The monthly allotment has been reduced by 21 meals a month for a family of four.
Our collection is part of the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign in Springfield. Bags and flyers will be distributed on January 19th with the food collection on February 3rd. Please be generous.

Church Directories
If you participated in the photo sessions for the new church directory your copy, available for pick-up, is on the counter at the rear of the sanctuary. If you did not participate but would like a directory, a limited number of additional copies are available on the shelf at the rear of the sanctuary (first come, first served); one directory per family.

Offering Envelopes
Offering envelopes for 2019 are available for pick-up on the counter at the rear of the sanctuary. If you do not see a box with your name on it and would like one, please contact the church office.

Kitchen Etiquette
1. Please put all empty plastic water bottles and any paper in the yellow recycle bin in the fellowship hall and not in the trash cans.

2. Please empty coffee cups in the sink before disposing of them in the trash cans. It will keep the trash can liners clean and the liners will be able to be used more than once.

3. When taking the black trash bags outside to the trash bin area, please put the trash bags in the big trash receptacles and close the lid. This will keep the critters from chewing through the bags and scattering the trash all over the area.  

Apartment Needed
Affordable one-bedroom apartment/studio needed for family member. Please see Gary Rew or call 509-388-5829. 

Christmas Treasures
There is still some soup available for purchase. The quart containers are still frozen and are now on sale for $6 per quart or 2 quarts for $10. See Rick or Ginny Doyle if you are interested.

Life Line Screening - Monday, February 4, 2019
Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?

Life Line Screening will be here at Church of the Redeemer on Monday, February 4, 2019 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. To be more proactive about your health and to live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these potentially life-saving tests today. For only $139 (regularly $149) you can learn your risk of having stroke or vascular disease.

There is no time like the present to take action! Learn more by watching this short video: http://www.lifelinescreeningblog.com/introduction/

Three ways to register:

* Call toll-free: 866-229-0469
* Online: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
* Text: the word circle to 797979

Volunteers Needed 

Ushers Needed
If you can help with the special Ministry of Welcome, please contact Sharon Parry or send an e-mail to redeemer33@verizon.net.

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 in the names of those who need our prayers. Please enter the name and the date (and reason, if you wish). At every Eucharist and at Evening Prayer, we will pray for those named in the book. After a month, the person's name will be removed from our prayers, unless it is entered anew.

Please pray for those who need healing and comfort: 

Emma, Jim, Mathew, Ruth, Ry, Nan, Joe Atkinson,
Charlie Bachinelli, Jan Briggs, Betty Brown, Marlaine Brown, DubĂ© Family, Jean Flohr, Nancy Flohr, Leslie Gibson, Dottie Harrelson, Richard Huber, Julie King, Jaime Lennan, Leslie Lennan, Bob Mansure, Jim McCullogh, Charlotte McLaughlin, Thomas O'Neill, David Petherbridge, 
Marjory Petherbridge, Deb Rollins, Peter Rosado, Lauren Stewart,
Gerry Temple, and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed O Lord especially Roger King,  rest eternal grant unto them and let light perpetual shine upon them.

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 January 6th

8 am Diane Ramsey
10:15 am

Bruce Fillipo, Els Baldewijns, Mary Huber
Altar Guild Naomi Gordon, Doris Hood, Ruth Ward
Chuck Klaniecki, Patricia Flores-Brown
Fellowship Lambert Family
Flower Guild
Jane Nyiri, Diane Ramsey
Mary Huber
Linda and Rowland Bennett
Shepherds Lee Lucas, Jeff Brzezicki
Ushers Steve Farrell, Sharon Parry

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 $60, 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 redeemer33@verizon.net 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 chairs for the Parish Hall.

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!

Fun - Food - Fellowship


St. Mary's Food Cupboard 

During the month of November St. Mary's volunteers contributed 300 hours, provided 7410 meals to 494 people and distributed 16,015 pounds of food to those in need.

Riddle Hospital's Hospice Comfort Cart 

In an effort to improve the care they provide, Riddle Hospital has created a Comfort Cart for their patients who have been placed on hospice care.  The goal is to make each patient's room a calm environment while addressing the psycho-social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. They are seeking donations of prayer books and small bibles, religious items such as rosaries or icons; 3' x 4' blankets which are placed on the patients and taken home by the family after their loved one passes away. If you wish to help, please contact Stefanie McMahon at mcmahons@mlhs.org or (484) 227-3240.


Redeemer Thrift Shop 

Go shopping at "your Thrift Shop" - we have many treasures.  All Christmas decor items are half price.  Don't miss these bargains!

Come See Us
We are open Tuesdays 10 am - 2 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm.

You'll be interested to hear that our earnings for this Fall were:
September - $2,236
October - $2,095
November - $2,135
Christmas Treasures, December 1st - $716

Visit the Thrift Shop on Facebook

For info., call:  Cyn  Mattson 610-353-8125 or  Luisa  Andrews 610-356-9299.

Amazon Smile 

Remember to use Amazon Smile when you shop online!

To use AmazonSmile, simply go to http://smile.amazon.com/ from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, or go to Amazon and search Amazon smile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), 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

The Reverend David Beresford, Rector
davidberesford@gmail.com ;    ( 302) 468-9062

Minister of Music 
Susanna Faust

Eucharistic Visitors
Linda Bennett, Mary Huber, 
Carol Kane, Claire Witzel 

Vestry Members
George Baughan '19 - Senior Warden
Lee Lucas '20 - Junior Warden
Keith Brown '19 - Accounting Warden
Helen Lightcap '20 - Clerk of Vestry
Sharon Bilak '21
Ginny Doyle '19
Jim Lambert '21
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"