Weekly Announcements
April 11, 2019

The Week Ahead

Friday, April 12 - Anna Herr Funeral Service
3 pm: Visitation
4 pm: Funeral 

Saturday, April 13
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, April 14 - Palm Sunday
8 am: Holy Eucharist
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Sunday School
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist with Blessing and                        Procession 

Tuesday, April 16
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
5 pm: Evening Prayer
6:30 pm: Darby Mission Dinner
7 pm: Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 17
11 am: Holy Eucharist 
11:30 am: Lent Lunch in the Parish Hall

Thursday, April 18 - Maundy Thursday
7:30 pm: High Mass with washing of feet

Friday, April 19 - Good Friday
10 am: Stations of the Cross
12 noon: Ecumenical Worship Services at 
                First Presbyterian Church
3 pm: Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Saturday, April 20
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
7:30 pm: Lighting of Paschal Candle and 
                First Holy Communion of Easter

Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
9:30 Easter Egg Hunt 
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist and Family Service

Adult Forum
This Sunday continues an Adult Forum series in which I take the gospel stories from Lent and show a piece of art related to that story and discuss the passage and the related art.   George 

Junior Church
This Sunday will be regular classes with an opening on stage. Easter Sunday is coming up quickly (April 21) and so is the famous Redeemer tradition of the Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday morning at 9:30. Empty eggs will be available for recycling this Sunday at the rear of the sanctuary.  Please pick up a bag or two, fill them with goodies, and  deliver them to the church office Tuesday through Thursday of Holy Week (10 am to 3 pm). 
See you Sunday, George


Outdoor Spring Clean-up
Spring clean-up and mulching continues on Saturday, April 13th, beginning at 9:30 am.  Please join us for an hour, a morning, an afternoon or the whole day.  Many hands make light work.

Darby Mission Dinner
Will be held on Tuesday, April 16th.  To volunteer and/or contribute to the cost of food, please sign the sheet posted at the rear of the sanctuary.

Evening Prayer
Tuesday, April 16th  at 5 pm in the chapel. All are welcome.

Mid-week Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, April 17th at 11 am followed by a simple Lent lunch of soup and bread in the Parish Hall.  All are welcome.


Maundy Thursday
A reminder to all altar guild members to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.  Please dress in all black.

Easter Flowers

Order forms with return envelopes are available at the rear of the sanctuary.  If you would like to order flowers for the altar in memory of, honor of, or thanksgiving for someone or something, please complete the form and place in the offering plate or hand-deliver or mail to the church office no later than Wednesday,  April 17th.

Easter Egg Hunt 
Sunday, April 21st

Please fill plastic eggs and bring to church on 
Palm Sunday or deliver them to the church office Tuesday through Thursday of Holy Week (10 am to 3 pm).

Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews (ages newborn through 12) to the 
Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 9:30 am.

Save the Date
Sunday, May 5, 1 pm

     Redeemer's Annual Victorian Tea       

Tickets are on sale and will be available each week after Sunday services or through the church office.  Prices are $25 for adults, $10 for teens, children aged 5 - 12 free.  Seating is limited, so make your reservations early.

Volunteers Needed 

Fellowship Hour Hosts, Ushers and Flower Guild Volunteers Needed

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

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

Life Line Screening - Church of the Redeemer - Thursday, July 27th
Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.
Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your "Community Circle" discount and your Preferred Appointment!

Senior Care Ministries
Senior Care Ministries (SCM) is a Christian volunteer, educational organization whose primary purpose is to provide information of particular importance to seniors and their adult children. SCM is made up of qualified individuals from a variety of professions, including health care, law, accounting, financial services, and retirement management who offer their time and talents without compensation to present seminars, workshops, and other educational programs focusing on the special needs of older adults.

Below is a list of panel discussion topics. Indicate which area(s) you would be interested in hearing more about. If there is sufficient interest, we will arrange a panel discussion at Redeemer. A panel discussion would include a resource fair, which is comprised of a diverse group of professionals who are available to share information about their products and services. Please say when you would be willing to attend:

___ Following the 10:15 am Eucharist

___ During the week.

___ Non-Medical Home Care    ____ Hospice                  ____ Skilled Nursing Care
___ Financial Services               ____ Legal Services       ____ Funeral Services
___ Daily Money Management  ____ Real Estate            ____ Moving and Packing
___ Living Options                     ____ Independent Living ____ Assisted Living
___ Assessment of Needs         ____ Dementia Care       ____ Landscaping
___ Adult Day Care                   ____ Medical Specialists  ____ Medical Alert
___ Pharmacy                           ____ Medical Supplies     _ ___ Cleaning Services ___ Veterans Benefits               ____ Volunteering             ____ Rides to Appts.
___ Running Errands                ____ Light Housekeeping ____ Friendly Visits
___ Helping with Lawn Care     ____ Preparing Meals
___ Home Renovations and Maintenance         ___ Geriatric Care Management

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: 

Ashley Ann, Isaac, Jim, Kevin, Ruth, Betty Brown, Brian Deppen, Marie Douts, Steve Farrell, Jett Hall, Frances and Eric Herr, Fenwick Hicks, Anna Kato, Emily Knox, Martin Knox,
Jean Latch, Bill Laurence, Hilarie Lennan, Jamie Lennan, 
Jimmy Miller, Marjory Petherbridge, Barbara Post, Peter Rosado, Trudi Roselle, Carol Shillingford, Gerry Temple,
Nicholas Sisifo-Yarned, Tom Williams, Witzel Family, 
and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed, 
especially Anna Herr and Wilma Kugel.  

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, 
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 April 14th

Serving this Sunday at 8 am: Carol Kane

Serving this Sunday at 10:15 am:

Acolytes - Kyle Kolynych, Mary Huber, Danielle Adams
Altar Guild - Danielle Adams, Lee Lucas, Elaine McDaid
Counters - Ginny Doyle, Janet Barber
Fellowship - Sharon Applebaum, Betty Brown
Flower Guild - Betty Arzt, Jacki Reich
Intercessor - Mary Huber
Readers - Lindsay Crosby, Danielle Adams
Shepherds - Trisha and Jim Lambert
Ushers -Ian Post, Glenna Kolynych

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 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!


St. Mary's Food Cupboard 

During the month of March, 2019, St. Mary's volunteers contributed 300 hours, provided 4,725 meals to 315 people and distributed 12,146 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 

 Winter sales are over and we are busy filling our tables and racks with brightly colored tops, light-weight pants and jackets for the Spring season.  We also have a large inventory of knick-knacks and kitchenware, etc., etc.  Come see and shop around.  
The Price is Right! 

Please do not leave any donations between 2 pm Saturday and 11:30 pm Sunday.  No one can process these and the Sunday School needs this room and hallway.

Thrift Shop sales for March were $2,502; 
total first quarter earnings were $5,754.

Tuesdays 10 am - 2 pm
Friday 9:15 - 10:30 am - Set-up
  Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm.

Luisa Andrews 610-356-9229
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 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 '22 - Senior Warden
Lee Lucas '20 - Junior Warden
Keith Brown '22 - Accounting Warden
Helen Lightcap '20 - Clerk of Vestry
Sharon Appelbaum '21
Ginny Doyle '22
Jim Lambert '21
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"