Weekly Announcements
August 8, 2019

The Week Ahead

Sunday, August 11
9:30 am: Sung Eucharist 

Sunday, August 18
9:30 am: Sung Eucharist 

Summer Sunday Worship - 9:30 am


Mark Your Calendar
Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:15 am
All are welcome!


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 erase markers, flash drives.  Supplies can be left on the back pew in the church.

St. Mary's Food Cupboard
The cupboard is closed during the month of August; however they will 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 at 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. 

Darby Mission
Redeemer will be providing dinner for Darby Mission on Tuesday, August 20th.  Look for the sign-up sheet at the back of the church and in the Parish Hall.  

Online Church Calendar
The calendar has been corrected, updated and is being kept current.  It is accessible via the website.  

Church Office
The church office will be closed for vacation during the week of August 11th.

BJ's Membership Update
Thanks to Chuck Klaniecki for providing a solution to the task of acquisition of supplies from BJ's (bottled water for the water coolers, 9-volt batteries for the lapel microphone used during the service and bathroom paper). Regular monitoring and restocking of these items were among Mary Huber's many behind-the scenes undertakings.

Thrift Shop
Reopening is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th.  Donations will be accepted from that date forward.

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.

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)

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: 

Ashley Ann, Erin W, Isaac, Joanne, Marta and Bryan, Ruth, Todd, Rose Adams, Joe Atkinson, James Boyle, Betty Brown, 
Marlaine Brown, Family of Danny Cleaver, Dwight Darkow, 
Pete Davis, Debbie Diehl, Family of Matt DiSands, Steve Farrell, Catherine Gallagher, Bob and Katie Grange, Jett Hall, 
Heidi and Frank Hample, Kara Kopcsik, Marilyn Keyes, 
Emily Knox, Martin Knox, Jamie Lennan, Macfarlan Family, 
Bobby Mansure, Linda Mullen, Oppenshaw Family, 
Marjory Petherbridge, Lucy Rooney, Peter Rosado, Joan Sherrill, Jen Smith, Carl Witzel  and those we hold in our hearts. 

Please pray for the departed especially Danny Cleaver,
Matt DiSands,  David Keyes and Marjorie Dobbs Saller.
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 August 11th

Serving this Sunday at 9:30 am

Acolytes - Danielle Adams
Altar Guild - Danielle Adams, Lee Lucas, Elaine McDaid
Counters - Kurt Danenhower, Patricia Flores-Brown
Fellowship - Rew Family
Flower Guild - Betty Arzt
Intercessor - Tim Kolynych
Readers - Lindsay Crosby, Danielle Adams
Shepherds - Bertie Sproul
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 new chairs for the Parish Hall, landscaping upgrades surrounding the newly installed outdoor columbarium by the thrift shop entrance and 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 

The Thrift Shop is closed for summer vacation 
and will reopen on Tuesday, August 20th.

During the hiatus, in addition to assisting with clean-up and getting the shop ready for the Fall season, volunteers will enjoy a well-deserved vacation.   Thank you for the many generous donations and to all the dedicated and hard-working volunteers who help to make the Redeemer Thrift Shop such a success.
No donations will be accepted while the shop is closed.

Thrift Shop sales for June were $1,527. 
Total earnings year-to-date are $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 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

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"