Weekly Announcements
March 14, 2019

The Week Ahead

Saturday, March 16
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
2 pm: Visitation for Jim Rowland in the Parish Hall 
3 pm: Celebration Service for Jim Rowland  (Parish Hall)

Sunday, March 17
8 am: Holy Eucharist
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, March 19
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
7 pm: Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 21
10 am - 1 pm: DIOPA middle sized church clergy
 meeting - Parish Hall

Saturday, March 23
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, March 24
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Sunday School
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist
11:30 am: Annual Meeting in the Parish Hall

Adult Forum
Will not take place this Sunday.

Junior Church
This Sunday I will be spending time with my extended family who are here to help celebrate the life of my mother who died on Tuesday. The funeral is on Saturday but most of the family are staying over into Sunday. There will be no Sunday School, including confirmation class. Please join your families in the service.

We will have classes the following Sunday, March 24, which is also the date for the annual meeting which will take place following the 10:15 service. Youth Sunday will be on March 31 this month.

See you on March 24.

To George and Jane Baughan on the passing of George's mother, Eleanor Y. Baughan, on Tuesday, March 12th. Visitation is at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m, at Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St., Trappe, PA 19426 on Saturday, March 16th. The service will be conducted by nephew Rev. Thomas T. Kochenderfer.

Celebration of Life for Jim Rowland
Church of the Redeemer, (In the Parish Hall)
Visitation: 2:00 PM, Celebration Service: 3:00 PM

Evening Prayer and Midweek Eucharist
Tuesday Evening Prayer and Wednesday Holy  Eucharist will not take place  next week, March 19th and 20th.

Church of the Redeemer, Springfield
Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Parish Hall
11:30 am (after the 10:15 am Eucharist)

Vestry Nominations
Please place your vestry nominations in the box at the rear of the sanctuary.

Vestry Elections at the Annual Meeting -  March 24, 2019
Vestry Members finishing a term at the rise of the Annual Meeting

The class of 2019 - George Baughan, Keith Brown, Ginny Doyle - are completing their term. Please thank them for their ministry and leadership.

Nominations for the vestry class of 2022:

1. Each vestry class consists of three members.

2. The congregation at large nominates candidates for election to vestry via nomination ballot box in the rear of the church beginning March 3 and closing on March 17.

3. The Nominating Committee is appointed by the Rector. The committee for 2019 is George Baughan, Lee Lucas, Keith Brown and Jim Lambert.

4. Our by-laws state that it is ideal to present a slate of at least five nominees but that the Nominating Committee must present no less than three in order to hold an election at the Annual Meeting on March 24.

5. After reading the qualifications and requirements listed below, discuss the nomination with the person(s) you are nominating, and then place the name(s) in nomination by filling in a nominating form.

6. Please make your nominations by March 17, 2019

Vestry responsibilities:

The Vestry is a big-picture, visionary organization that delegates the details of the ministry at Church of the Redeemer to the ministry teams:
Administration/Property/Stewardship/Finance/Outreach/Mission/Pastoral/ Fellowship

The vestry strives to make all decisions (spiritual, liturgical, servant-hood and financial) according to the priorities of the strategic plan and the mission of the church.

Vestry Member Qualifications and Requirements

A Vestry member:

1. Is active in the life of the parish and attends worship services regularly;

2. Demonstrates a love of God and a commitment to following the way of Christ by his/her actions;

3. Is a pledging member of the Church of the Redeemer;

4. Attends all vestry meetings, notifying the rector as soon as possible if work or an emergency will necessitate an absence, realizing that missing three consecutive meetings could result in being asked to resign from the Vestry;

5. Strives to build consensus in making decisions for the Church of the Redeemer, supports vestry decisions (even those with which he/she may not personally agree), and seeks to understand the needs and desires of all parishioners;

6. Attends an orientation meeting when newly elected to the vestry, and vestry retreats when the vestry and rector deem them necessary;

7. Signs an "Agreement to Serve if Elected" form, and provides a biography and picture to the Chair of the Nominating Committee ten days prior to election.

Men's Retreat
"Incarnational Mysticism Retreat". An introduction to yoga as an embedded spiritual practice. Saturday March 30, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon at Covenant United Methodist Church. Register at www.illumanofpa.com or call Jim O'Neill on 610 639 1385.

Prayer during Lent should draw us closer to God. We might pray especially for the grace to live out our baptismal promises more fully.
  • Fasting is one of the most ancient practices linked to Lent. Abstaining from meat on Fridays is a common tradition in the church. Modern traditions include abstaining for one day from the TV or computer.
  • Works of love are a sign of our care for those in need and an expression of gratitude for all God has given us.

8 am Said Holy Eucharist
10:15 am Sung Eucharist with choir

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT  March 24, 2019
ANNUAL MEETING  following the 10:15 am service
8 am Said Holy Eucharist
10:15 am Sung Eucharist with choir

8 am Said Holy Eucharist
10:15 am Sung Eucharist with choir

8 am Said Holy Eucharist
10:15 am Sung Eucharist with choir

Said Eucharist in the Chapel
Followed by soup and bread in the Parish Hall

       March 27           April 3            April 10


Volunteers Needed
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
Have you ever thought how our Fellowship Hour traces its roots all the way back to Jesus? Almost all churches offer snacks and social time after Sunday services, just as Jesus and His Apostles often received invitations to someone's home to rest and eat after a day of preaching and miracles. It's an amazing tradition and ministry. 

Fellowship Hour needs your help. In recent years, it has become harder to find hosts. Folks like to gather, but few wish to serve. The host's job is to bring snacks, set them out along with coffee and tea supplies prior to 10:15 AM, and then clean up the space after Fellowship Hour time winds down. It is important to note that the snacks can be as simple as you like. While some hosts like to bake sweets and treats, simple store-bought cookies and grapes work wonderfully too. Remember the story of the Loaves and Fishes? A few plain loaves of bread and small fishes served a crowd, and all were satisfied. This is what Fellowship Hour is all about! Please see Ruth Ward or Father David if you can offer your time and talents for this special hospitality.

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.

Lost and Found
A small purse (shoulder bag style) was found on a shelf near the library in the parish hall and a  large-hoop gold earring was found in the upstairs lounge. If either belongs to you, please call the church office. 

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: 

 Emma, Isaac, Erin W, Mathew, Ruth, Ry,  Joe Atkinson, 
Baughan Family, Father David Beresford, Chris Briggs, 
Betty Brown, Marlaine Brown,  Steve Farrell, Joyce Flynn, 
David Kaminsky,  Anna Kato,  Emily Knox, Martin Knox, 
Maria Macfarlan, Barbara Post,  Peter Rosado, 
Susan Wilson Tull  and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed, 
especially Eleanor Baughan, Jan Briggs and Amy Kaminsky.  

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 March 10th

Serving this Sunday at 8 am: Carol Kane

Serving this Sunday at 10:15 am:

Acolytes - Erik Godby, Naomi Gordon, Sammie Dobbs
Altar Guild - Leslie Gibson, Camilla Godby, Taylor Sharkey
Counters - Chuck Klaniecki, Sarah Rew
Fellowship - Rew, Dieter Family
Flower Guild - Helen Lightcap, Jacki Reich
Intercessor - Jacki Reich
Readers - Linda Bennett, Rowland Bennett
Shepherds - Lee Lucas, Jeff Brzezicki
Ushers - Bertie Sproul, Frank Dewan

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 February 2019, St. Mary's volunteers contributed 300 hours, provided 7343 meals to 489 people and distributed 16,000 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 

 Wow! It's March already! Time for wearing of the green, preparing for Easter and thinking about the coming of Spring.  Your Thrift Shop is ready to fill all your needs; so come on down and find 
some goodies.

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 earnings for February were $1,567.

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 '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"