Weekly Announcements
February 7, 2019

The Week Ahead


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

Sunday, February 10
8 am: Holy Eucharist
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Sunday School
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist
6:30 pm: Redeemer Youth Olympics 

Tuesday, February 12
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Saturday, February 16
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, February 17
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Sunday School
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist

Adult Forum
On Sunday February 10, Adult Forum is led by Father Kim Capwell. The topic is "Techniques for Successful Fishing". From 9:00 to 9:45 am in the parish hall. All are welcome.

This Sunday - A Message from George Baughan
Just a reminder that this Sunday, February 10, we will be holding the Redeemer Youth Olympics in the evening at 6:30 pm for pizza followed by games. I will be asking in church if you will be coming that evening, so check with your parents beforehand.
See you Sunday,

Evening Prayer and Mid-week Holy Eucharist 
will not take place this week. 

Evening Prayer
Evening prayer will not be held this week on Tuesday, February 5th.

Holy Eucharist

Mid-week Holy Eucharist  will not be held this week on Wednesday, February 6th.


Volunteers Needed for the Flower Guild, Fellowship Hour, Property and Usher Ministries

Flower Guild 
* The Flower Guild could use two new members to partner with  
Betty Arzt (2nd Sunday) and Janet Barber (4th Sunday).  Please        contact Helen Lightcap if you are interested: hlightcap37@gmail.com.

Fellowship Hour
*Fellowship Hour occurs because of the loyal and generous support of a group of dedicated volunteers who provide refreshments following the 10:15 am service throughout most of the year.  Additional volunteers are needed to fill three openings on the 2019 schedule: March 17th, April 28th and October 6th.  Please call Ruth Ward at 
610-353-2730 if you enjoy Fellowship Hour and would like to be part of this important ministry.

*The Usher Team could use two new members to round out the    schedule. Please contact Sharon Parry if you are interested:        grams921@yahoo.com. 

Church Cleaners
*We are looking for volunteers who will assume responsibility for maintaining those areas of the building not covered under our contract with our bi-monthly cleaning service; i.e. dusting the pews, window sills and parish hall counters, vacuuming the children's room, refreshing the kitchen and restrooms.  If you would like to participate, please see Father David or Ruth Ward or call the church office at  610-544-8113.

Darby Mission Dinner
Watch for details and sign-up sheets for the next Darby Mission Dinner, Tuesday, February 19th.

Lost and Found
A small purse (shoulder bag style) was found on a shelf near the library in the parish hall.  If it belongs to you, please call the church office. 

Kitchen Etiquette - A Reminder
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. 

Volunteers Needed 

Fellowship Hour Hosts, Ushers and Flower Guild Volunteers Needed

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: 

Cindy, Ed, Emma, Erin, Kathy, Mathew, Marianna, Ruth, Ry, 
Joe Atkinson, Charlie Bacinelli and Family, Betty Brown, 
Bob Cofer, Connery Family, Vicky Gentz, Helen Gilmore, 
Richard Huber, Larry Kanniard, Emily Knox, Martin Knox, 
Jaime Lennan, Leslie Lennan, Bob Mansure, Kevin Newsom, Marjory Petherbridge, Barbara and Ian Post, Sarah and Gary Rew and Athena Dieter, Peter Rosado, Sonya Rowland, 
Christie Renee Schaefer, Jim Simmington, Gerry Temple 
and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed, especially Kim Schaefer, 
David Petherbridge,  Michael Pleate and Jim Rowland. 
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 February 10th

8 am Carol Kane
10:15 am

Kyle Kolynych, Danielle Adams, Elaine McDaid
Altar Guild Danielle Adams, Ann Kolynych, Elaine McDaid
Chuck Klaniecki, Sarah Rew
Fellowship Witzel Family
Flower Guild
Betty Arzt
Danielle Adams
Lindsay Crosby, Jackie Reich

Shepherds Jane Baughan, Val Rafferty
Ushers Glenna Kolynych, Ian Post

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 December St. Mary's volunteers contributed 270 hours, provided 5730 meals to 422 people and distributed 12,654 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 

 Welcome to Winter's cold months! The Thrift Shop has just what you need to keep warm - sweaters, socks, flannel shirts, pajamas, scarfs, coats, etc. Come bundle up!

Please remember that the room where you leave donations is in use as a classroom on Sunday Mornings. Please Do Not leave donations in the hallway or Sunday School Room until after Sunday Services - 11:15 am. Thrift Shop earnings for January were $1,685.

Tuesdays 10 am - 2 pm
Friday 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 '19 - Senior Warden
Lee Lucas '20 - Junior Warden
Keith Brown '19 - Accounting Warden
Helen Lightcap '20 - Clerk of Vestry
Sharon Appelbaum '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"