Weekly Announcements
January 30, 2020

The Week Ahead

Friday, January 31
8:30 am - 4 pm: Lifeline Screening

Saturday, February 1
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
9:30 am Souperbowl Food Pick-up
10 am: Souperbowl Food Sort and Box

Sunday, February 2
9 am: Adult Forum
10:15 am: Sunday School 
10:30 am: Sung Eucharist  

Tuesday, February 4
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Thursday, February 6
7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, February 8
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, February 9
7:45 am: Holy Eucharist
9 am: Adult Forum
10:15 am: Sunday School
10:30 am: Sung Eucharist 


Adult Forum
We will continue our series on the Apocalypse this Sunday between the services at 9:00 in the parish hall.  It may be closer than you think. Come join us at 9:00 in the parish hall.

Sunday School
This Sunday will be regular classes, including confirmation, after an opening downstairs. The theme is Jesus Heals the Paralyzed Man.   Hope to see everyone back,

Souper Bowl of Caring
Bishop Gutierrez and Canon Wamsley got to see Redeemer in action on Sunday when parishioners brought in fo odstuffs in return for a bowl of delicious soup and a slice of bread. The food will be donated to a food bank in the area as part of the effort in Springfield called Souperbowl of Caring. Thanks to all who participated and to the folks who prepared and served the soup.

In addition to what we do at Redeemer the Sunday before the regular Super Bowl, Springfield and nearby communities participate in a program that gathers up food from local residents. Volunteers distribute fliers the weekend before the Super Bowl and then pick up the food the Saturday before the game. Because of the torrential rains on Saturday morning, a few brave souls (Frank and Jeanne Dewan and Chuck Klaniecki) went out on Saturday afternoon to distribute the fliers in Section 15 of Springfield. This coming Saturday, February 1, the food needs to be picked up.

There are two ways that you can help:
  • You can meet the Dewans at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at 9:30 am or give them a call at 610-328-5790 or email them at frank.dewan@jacobs.com to let them know you want to help.
  • You can help sort and box food at one of three locations starting at 10:00 am:
Covenant Methodist Church at Springfield and Saxer Avenues.
Tree of Life Church at Baltimore Pike and Church Road
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at 400 Lynbrooke Rd.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Save the date, Tuesday, February 25th, for the annual Shrove Tuesday Sausage and Pancake Supper. Check upcoming weekly announcements for details.

St Stephens Bingo
On Saturday, February 29th, at 7 pm St Stephens in Clifton Heights is hosting Cabin Fever Bingo. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this event in support of the St Stephens pre-school program.

Pledging and Offering Envelopes
Thank you for pledging your support to our church. We cannot do the ministry Christ has called us to without your support.

If you have not yet done so, please remember to pick up your 2020 offering envelopes at the rear of the sanctuary; and, if you have not yet returned your pledge card, please forward it to the office as soon as possible.

Lifeline Screening Tomorrow
Returns to the Church of the Redeemer tomorrow, Life Line Screening Logo January 31st. Don't let heart disease  or stroke stop you from living the life you love. Call, text or email to schedule your screening: 1.800.679.5609 or communitypartners@LLSA.com.  

Gift of Angels
The Gift of Angels program is being re-energized with the formation of a committee comprised of Lee Lucas, Helen Lightcap, and Jane Nyiri. They will be compiling a list of items needed by the church and prioritizing them.  We have a number of people who have already donated to this program or have committed to a donation and we want to thank them for their support of Redeemer.  When the committee completes the list of needs, they will match the gifts with the needs and then we can acknowledge the donors. If you see a need or wish to make a donation, please contact one of the three members of the committee.

Thrift Shop
The holiday schedule has ended and normal hours have resumed.  Earnings for December were $1822; total earnings for 2019 were $22,497.

Name Tags
Please continue to wear your name tags.  If you want or need a replacement, please notify the church office.

Online Church Calendar
The calendar has been corrected, updated and is being kept current.  It is accessible via the Redeemer website.  On the home page, click on the Services and Events tab to view the calendar; click on the event to view the details. 

Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with dioceses in areas where natural disasters have occurred to provide affected communities with immediate and long-term support. You can help by contributing to   episcopalrelief.org. Or, mail to: Episcopal Relief and Development, PO Box 7058, Merriffield VA 22116-7058.  

Acolytes Needed 
Opportunities exist to participate as acolytes in the service. If you are interested, please contact Elaine McDaid.

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

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 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: 

We pray especially for Caryl, Emma, Jim and Carol, Joshua, Julien, Kathy, Lilian, Ruth, Tom, Joe Atkinson, Marlaine Brown, 
Ed Chalkley, Stanley Chesney, Debbie Corso, Family of
Brian Deppen, Amber DiGregorio and family, Sam Dobbs, 
Joyce Flynn, Barbara Howe, Jerry King, Linda Mullen, 
Ethel Robson, Family of Joan Sherrill, Bob and Sally Sorenson, Kevin Stewart, the Zielke Family and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed especially 
    Brian Deppen and Joan Sherrill.
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, Jim, Kevin, Betty Brown, 
 Pete Davis, Debbie Diehl,  Bob and Katie Grange,  Jett Hall, 
Emily Knox, Martin Knox,  Ann Kolynych,  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 February 2nd

Serving this Sunday at 7:45 am - Linda Wren

Serving this Sunday at 10:30 am
Acolytes - Kyle Kolynych, Naomi Gordon, Matthew Dobbs
Altar Guild - Naomi Gordon, Doris Hood, Ruth Ward, Matthew Dobbs
Communion Assistant - Sofia Brzezicki
Counters - Kurt Danenhower, Patricia Flores-Brown
Fellowship - Klaniecki Family
Flower Guild -Jane Nyiri, Diane Ramsey
Intercessor - Tim Kolynych
Readers - Lindsay Crosby, Jacki Reich
Shepherds - Jeanne Dewan, Jane Baughan
Ushers - Steve Farrell, Sharon Parry

Altar Flower Dedications - 2020

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.  A list of dedications for the year 2020 is being compiled in the office.  If you wish to sponsor the flowers during this year 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. 

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  October, 2019,  volunteers contributed 320 hours, distributed 6896.6 pounds of food and 7935 meals to 529 individuals.

During the month of November, 2019, volunteers contributed 280 hours, distributed 5442.7  pounds of food and 5580 meals to 372 individuals.

During the month of December, 2019, volunteers contributed 270 hours, distributed 5630.2 pounds of food and 5895 meals to 393 individuals.


Redeemer Thrift Shop 

Hours of Operation
Tuesdays 10 am - 2 pm
Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm
We welcome your donations
we are always looking for new volunteers!
Earnings for December were $1822; 
total earnings for 2019 were $22,497.

Cyn Mattson 610-353-8125

Visit the Thrift Shop on Facebook

Amazon Smile

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Church of the Redeemer in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  • If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open      the App on your Android device.
  • View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  • Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

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

Reverend Jonathan Clodfelter

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"