Weekly Announcements
July 4, 2019

The Week Ahead
Thursday, July 4
Office Closed - Fourth of July

Friday, July 5
Office Closed - Fourth of July Holiday

Sunday, July 7
9:30 am: Sung Eucharist

Sunday, July 14 
9:30 am: Sung Eucharist 


Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!!

Reminder: Church of the  Redeemer 
Summer Sunday Worship - 9:30 am


Welcome Pastor Bruce
Beginning this Sunday and continuing throughout the month of July, Reverend Bruce Davis will be the Sunday Missioner for the Church of the Redeemer.  According to the bio he forwarded, last month he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination as a Lutheran pastor, serving congregations in North Philadelphia, Wyndmoor and Newtown Square and as a campus pastor at the University of Delaware.  Since his retirement from full-time ministry in 2015 he has filled in for extended periods at congregations in Folcroft, Woodlyn and Norwood.  He and his wife Hilde retired in Delaware and have 2 adult daughters.  He looks forward to seeing the black-eyed susans bloom this month and Bryce Harper helping the Phillies win for the next 13 seasons. Welcome Pastor Bruce.

Evening Prayer 
Evening Prayer will  not be held this week.

Mid-week Holy Eucharist
Mid-week Holy Eucharist will  not be held this week.

Summer Worship Schedule
This Sunday and continuing through Sunday, September 1st, there will be one service each Sunday morning at 9:30 am.  The regular worship s chedule will resume with Celebration Sunday, September 8th.

Thrift Shop
Tuesday, July 2nd was the last day the thrift shop was open before it closed for summer vacation.  Reopening is scheduled
for Tuesday, August 20th. 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.

Heartfelt Thanks
To Mary Huber and Luisa Andrews for their gift of time to the life of the Church of the Redeemer - they will be greatly missed.  We wish them Godspeed in their new ventures.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
If you are able to serve in this special ministry during the summer please contact Ruth Ward or sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

Ushers Needed 
If you would like to help in this special 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 

Fellowship Hour Hosts, Acolytes, 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), Elaine McDaid 
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 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: 

Amy, Ashley Ann, Diane, Erin W, Isaac, James M, Jim, Kevin, Nick, Ruth, Rose Adams, Joe Atkinson, Betty Brown,
Marlaine Brown, Kathie Bruce, Ed Chalkley, Ralph Cole,
Pete Davis, Debbie Diehl, Steve Farrell, Bob and Katie Grange, Jett Hall, Jerry King, Emily Knox, Martin Knox, Chris Lamb
Joanne Magalon, Elaine Panetta, Lucy Rooney, 
Peter Rosado, Bob and Sally Sorenson, Carl Witzel 
and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed.
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 July 7th

Serving this Sunday at 9:30 am

Acolytes - Naomi Gordon
Altar Guild - Naomi Gordon, Doris Hood, Ruth Ward, Mathew Dobbs
Counters - Kurt Danenhower, Patricia Flores-Brown
Fellowship - Jane Nyiri
Flower Guild - Jane Nyiri, Diane Ramsey
Intercessor - Glenna Kolynych
Readers - Lindsay Crosby, Dot Hall
Shepherds - Val Rafferty
Ushers - Dylan Godby

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 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 April, 2019, St. Mary's volunteers contributed 300 hours, provided 1,278 meals to 383 people and distributed 14,525 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 or (484) 227-3240.


Redeemer Thrift Shop 

The Thrift Shop closed for summer vacation 
on Tuesday, July 2nd 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.
We wish Luisa Andrews, our friend and co-worker for many years,  the best of everything as she starts a new adventure in Colorado with her daughter and family. Blessings Luisa, we offer special thanks for your generous gift of service; we will miss you. 

No donations will be accepted while the shop is closed.

Thrift Shop sales for May were $1,724. 
total earnings year-to-date are $9,922

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 from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, or go to Amazon and search Amazon smile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, 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, Mary Huber, 
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"