Weekly Announcements
May 9, 2019

The Week Ahead

Saturday, May 11
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, May 12
8 am: Holy Eucharist
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Sunday School
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist

Tuesday, May 14
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop
Saturday, May 18
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, May 19 - Confirmation
8 am: Holy Eucharist 
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Sunday School
10:15 am: Sung Eucharist - Confirmation 
                  with Bishop Rodney Michel
11:30 am: Confirmation reception, Parish Hall
1:30 pm: Holy Eucharist at Harlee Manor


Adult Forum
This Sunday continues an Adult Forum series in which I take the gospel stories 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 including confirmation class.  

Victorian Tea
Many thanks to Dot Hall, her hardworking committee and the capable and amicable cadre of servers for the festive, delicious, thoroughly enjoyable tea last Sunday.

A Mother's Day Prayer
Almighty God, bless all mothers, especially those who nurse and care for children. Give them patience and wisdom. Sustain them in gentleness and grace. Deepen the tenderness of their affections. Affirm them in the nobility of their calling. May our children always find in the embrace of mothers an outward and visible sign of your never-failing love and care. And through the love of our mothers, may we all feel the warmth of your tender mercies and know the constancy of your unconditional love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Evening Prayer and Mid-week Holy Eucharist will not be held this week.

Save the Date
Sunday, May 19 at 10:15 am 
Sung Eucharist and Confirmations 
with Bishop Rodney Michel
Our Confirmation Candidates

Tristan Brown
Tyler Brown
Sofia Brzezicki
Matthew Dobbs
Amanda Fillipo
Giovanna Forte
Emily Lambert
Alexa Milligan
Brooke Milligan
Erinn O'Connell
Riley O'Connell
Brandon Pirollo
Mia Reiter
Georgette Seke 

Prayer for our Confirmation Candidates
Lord, you sent out your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, so that they may believe in you. Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to your voice. Open their hearts to your Spirit and bring to fulfillment the good work that you have begun in them. As we prepare these children for Confirmation, make each of us an instrument of your love. Teach us to appreciate what is holy in others, and to be patient with what we do not understand. Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example. We pray that you will continue to guide us and sustain us. 
Through Christ our Lord, Amen. 

Confirmands, Parents and Sponsors Reminder
We have a tentative booking at Christ Church at 10:00 am on May 11 for a tour of the church and cemetery.  The time can be adjusted.  We would carpool, leaving Redeemer about 9:15 or later if we adjust the time.  Time there would be about 45 minutes.  We would then stop somewhere for lunch and come back to Redeemer by about 1:00.  Parents and mentors are invited.  Please inform mentors who do not have emails.  Please let me know if you want to go and whether you are willing to drive.  Vans with extra seating will receive priority.

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!

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, Ben, Cindy, Ed, Isaac, Ruth, Joe Atkinson, 
Denise Belay, Betty Brown, Marlaine Brown, Cecil Byrd, 
Marie Douts, Bob and Katie Grange, Jett Hall, Richard Huber, Emily Knox, Martin Knox, Hilarie Lennan, Jamie Lennan, 
Bob Mansure, Joe Michetti, Al Openshaw, Caryl Openshaw, Marjory Petherbridge, Lucy Rooney, Peter Rosado, Gwen Smith,
Gerry Temple, Pat Ward, Jordan Wren,
 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 May 12th

Serving this Sunday at 8 am: Carol Kane

Serving this Sunday at 10:15 am:

Acolytes - Bruce Fillipo, Els Baldewijns, Elaine McDade
Altar Guild - Danielle Adams, Lee Lucas, Elaine McDaid
Counters - Joan Strayer, Jane Nyiri
Fellowship - Elaine McDaid, Cyn Mattson
Flower Guild - Betty Arzt
Intercessor - Tim Kolynych
Readers - Lindsay Crosby, Danielle Adams
Shepherds - Bruce Fillipo, Chuck Klaniecki
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 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 mcmahons@mlhs.org or (484) 227-3240.


Redeemer Thrift Shop 

 April showers bring May flowers and Spring is actually here.  
No more winter clothes will be accepted until Fall.  Donations have been pouring in so come see all our new arrivals.  We have lots of treasures for Mother's Day plus knick knacks, kitchenware, books, games and toys as well as clothing for the Spring season.

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 April were $2,444. 
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
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"