Weekly Announcements
November 29, 2018

The Week Ahead


Saturday, December 1
9 am - 3 pm: Christmas Treasures and More
9 am - 3 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, December 2
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
       9 - 9:45 am Adult Forum
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist - First Sunday of Advent

Monday, December 3
8 pm: AA Meeting in Parish Hall

Tuesday, December 4
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
 5 pm: Evening Prayer
 7 pm: Holy Eucharist
 7:30 pm: Vestry Meeting

Wednesday, December 5
11 am: Holy Eucharist with Service of Healin g

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

Sunday, December 9
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
       9 - 9:45 am Adult Forum
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist - Second Sunday of Advent
4 pm: Service of Lessons and Carols

Upcoming Events

Christmas Treasures & More, 
Saturday, December 1st, 9 am - 3 pm


Christmas items
Raffle Baskets
Silent Auction
Cookie Walk with delicious homemade baked goods

Light Breakfast
Lunch from 11:30-1:30

Including Homemade Soups, Salad, Hoagies, Pizza, Hot Dogs



Adult Forum
We continue on Sunday, December 2nd reading "Walk in Love", by Scott Gunn & Melody Wilson Shobe.  The book's subject is Episcopal Beliefs and Practices.  We will discuss chapter 12, on "Jesus Christ Who Is the Resurrection and the Life".  From 9:00 am to 9:45 am in the parish hall.  All are welcome.

First Sunday of Advent
This Sunday, December 2nd, is the beginning of the church's year.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, December 4th at 7.30 pm, preceded by Holy Eucharist in the chapel at 7:00 pm.

Holy Eucharist with Service of Healing
Wednesday, December 5th at 11 am in the chapel.

Carols by Candlelight
Come enjoy the music of the Christmas season at our Carols by Candlelight service on Sunday, December 9th at 4 pm. We celebrate the birth of Christ through carol singing, Scripture and Christmas related readings. Invite your family and friends to join us. Fruit pies and mulled wine will be served in the Parish Hall after the service. All are welcome.

Please let us know if you will be attending the Carols Service by placing your name on the sign up sheet in the back of the church.

Commitment Sunday
Next Sunday, December 9, is Pledge Sunday, or Commitment Sunday. Please remember to bring with you your pledge cards which will be offered up with thanksgiving to the Lord during the service.

Sunday School in December
During Advent the children and youth of Redeemer will be processing in church at the 10:15 service with banners and figurines for the creche. Please arrive before the service so we can get organized. On December 23, we will be rehearsing for the pageant to be performed on Christmas Eve, December 24, at the 5:30 service. Please let George Baughan know if you will be available for rehearsal and participating on Christmas Eve so he can assign parts.

Darby Mission Dinner
Will be held on Tuesday, December 18th, at 6:30 pm. The sign-up sheet is posted at the rear of the sanctuary.

DECEMBER 1, 2018 - 9 am to 3 pm

Sunday,  December 9, 4 pm
followed by fruit pies amd mulled wine.


Evening Prayer & Mid-Week Eucharist  
Evening Prayer and  Mid-Week Holy Eucharist will take  place this week, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4th and 5th.

Christmas Angels
Once again we will be providing Christmas gifts and food for families adopted from Delaware County Children and Youth Services and the Upper Darby  School D istrict.  On Sunday, November 18th, nametags were placed on a tree at the back of the church.  Please pick one or more gift tags off the tree, purchase a gift for that person, wrap it, place the tag on the package and return it on or before December 16th.  If you plan to buy more than one gift for the same person, take a tag for each gift.  Lists will be available with gift suggestions, clothing sizes, and food needed.  You will also find a master list.  If you know what you are going to get for a gift, cross it off the list so someone who has the same name will not duplicate it.  These are the poor families who struggle just to keep a roof over their heads and some have not even been able to do that.

Basic food staples will be needed for about 12 families as well as monetary contributions for food gift cards for meat and other perishables.  If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please make out a check to the church and mark it for the Christmas Angels.

On Sunday, December 16th, help will be needed after the 10:15 service to organize and pack everything for delivery.  A light lunch will be provided.  

If you have any questions, call Jane Nyiri at 610-328-6506

Christmas Flowers
Available this Sunday, December 2nd, at the rear of the sanctuary are forms and response envelopes for use in reserving Christmas flowers in honor/memory of loved ones. Please complete and return to the church office no later than December 16th.

To John Barber, Jr. who will graduate in December from the University of Delaware with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

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, Lynne, Mathew, Rich P., Ruth, Ry, Joe Atkinson, Charlie Bacinelli, Jan Briggs, Betty Brown, Marlaine Kiesel Brown, Eleanor and Frank Conroy, Steve Farrell, Wesly Furber, the Gallagher Family, Katie and Bob Grange, Adele Hardie, Theodore Henney, Richard Huber, Bob Mansure, 
Charlotte McLaughlin, Leslie Lennan, David Petherbridge, 
Marjory Petherbridge, Ethel Robson, Peter Rosado, Dave Sheidy 
and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed O Lord, 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 
Sunday, December 2nd

8 am Diane Ramsey
10:15 am

Bruce Fillipo, Els Baldewijns, Mary Huber
Altar Guild Naomi Gordon, Doris Hood, Ruth Ward
Chuck Klaniecki, Jane Baughan
Fellowship Hosts
Post Family
Flower Guild
Jane Nyiri, Diane Ramsey
Jacki Reich
Linda Bennett, Rowland Bennett
Shepherds Bruce Fillipo, Bertie Sproul
Ushers Bill Hall, Steve Farrell

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, buffer pads for a floor buffer, chairs for the Parish Hall, and a new BenQ Ht1070 projector ($600) to be used for our Christian education classes and movie nights.

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 September St. Mary's volunteers contributed 300 hours, provided 6300 meals to 420 people and distributed 16,360 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 

Fall is upon us and we are ready with many new items for the coming cool weather and autumn holidays.

Our success depends on your generous donations.  We are accepting winter clothing; shoes; jewelry; and items for the kitchen, bathroom, dining, and living room that are in good condition.

Remember - the best bargains are right here in your Redeemer Thrift Shop. 

Our hours are Tuesdays 10 am - 2 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm.

You'll be interested to hear that our earnings for Aug. 18 - Sept. 15 were $2308.

Visit the Thrift Shop on Facebook

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

Christmas Treasures - December 1st
9 am to 3 pm

Your attendance and support is needed to help make our largest fund raiser of the year a success.  

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"