Weekly Announcements
October 10, 2019

The Week Ahead

Thursday, October 10
7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

Friday, October 11
Funeral Service for Richard Huber
11:30 am: Visitation
12 noon: Service
Interment at Arlington Cemetery
Luncheon Reception in the Parish Hall 

Saturday, October 12
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, October 13 - Welcome Sunday
10:15 am: Sunday School
10:30 am: Sung Eucharist 

Tuesday, October 15
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop 
6:30 pm: Darby Mission Dinner
7 pm: Finance Committee

Wednesday, October 16
7 pm: Christmas Treasures and More

Thursday, October 17
7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, October 19
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, October 20
7:45 am Holy Eucharist
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10:15 am: Sunday School
10:30 am: Sung Eucharist


10:30 am Holy Eucharist with our new priest, 
Jonathan Clodfelter
followed by Brunch in the Parish Hall
All are invited and encouraged to attend.

We have invited members of St. Stephen's to our brunch;  please make them feel welcome if you see them.


Adult Forum
There will be no Adult Forum this week; however on Sunday, October 20th, we will continue our series on Issues in Acts: Then and Now in which we compare the issues facing the early Christian church in Acts and the letters of Paul with those facing Christians today.  

Sunday School
We will have Sunday School that will start at 10:15 with an opening in the corner room downstairs followed by regular classes.
See you Sunday,   George

New Sunday Schedule Begins  October 20th 
There will be no 8:00 service or Adult Forum on Welcome Sunday. On October 20 and thereafter the schedule will be the following:
Early Service: 7:45 am
Adult Forum: 9:00 am
Sunday School: 10:15 am
Later Service: 10:30 am

Name Tags
The name tags that hang in the church foyer have been updated.  Please wear yours when you attend church, especially during the next several weeks.  Doing so will help our new priest, Jon, as he familiarizes himself with our congregation.

Gift of Angels
If you would like to make a Gift of Angels donation toward the purchase of new chairs for the parish hall or any other items on the wish list, please see George Baughan or anyone on the property committee.

Altar Flowers
There are openings for flower memorials for several weeks in November.  If you would like to help in this area, please contact Helen Lightcap and/or the church office.

Online Church Calendar
The calendar has been corrected, updated and is being kept current.  It is accessible via the Redeemer website.  On the home page, click on the Services and Events tab to view the calendar; click on the event to view the details. 

Thrift Shop
Come Shop!  We have Special Sales every week.  There are lots of seasonal clothes (all sizes) and decorations to spruce up your wardrobe and home.  We are always looking for new volunteers -- so come join us.  Earnings for September $2,280, year-to-date $14,672.

Christmas Treasures
The silent auction acquisition sign-up sheet is on the easel in the back of the church; donation letters and flyers are also available.

Darby Mission Dinner
Food donations and volunteers are needed for the next Darby Mission Dinner on Tuesday, October 15.  Please sign up at the back of the church.

Bake Sale
On Election Day, November 5th, Church of the Redeemer will again host a bake sale in the Parish Hall lobby during the hours the polls are open.  Please sign the sheet at the back of the church if you are willing to provide baked goods for this popular and successfull event.

Hurricane Dorian
Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with dioceses in the path of Hurricane Dorian. You can help provide affected communities with immediate and long-term support. Please contribute to our Hurricane Relief Fund at
Or, mail to: Episcopal Relief and Development, PO Box 7058, Merriffield VA 22116-7058.  Extra fliers with tear-off coupons are located on the shelf at the rear of the sanctuary.

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: 

Aaron and family, Jeff, Jim, Kevin, Matthew, Megan,
Joe Atkinson, Sue Brady, Brian Deppen, Family of Reverend Dean Evans, Nancy Flohr, Family of Richard Huber,
Catherine Gallagher, Sally Muir, Mary Peidl, Marjory Petherbridge, Greig Rubinsky, and those we hold in our hearts.

Please pray for the departed especially Rose Adams, 
Reverend Dean Evans and Richard Huber 
Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord, 
and let light perpetual shine upon them.

Others for whom we continue to pray:

 Ashley Ann, Erin W, Isaac, Betty Brown, 
Marlaine Brown, Pete Davis, Debbie Diehl, Steve Farrell, 
Bob and Katie Grange, Jett Hall, Emily Knox, Martin Knox, 
Ann Kolynych, Oppenshaw Family,  Lucy Rooney, 
Peter Rosado,  and Carl Witzel.

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 October 13th 

Serving this Sunday at 10:30 am

Acolytes - Erik Godby, Elaine McDaid, Danielle Adams
Altar Guild - D aniells Adams, Lee Lucas, Elaine McDaid
Counters - Chuck Klaniecki, Sarah Rew
Fellowship - Welcome Brunch
Flower Guild -Betty Arzt
Intercessor - Tim Kolynych
Readers - Danielle Adams, Leslie Gibson
Shepherds - Rick and Ginny Doyle
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, new chairs for the Parish Hall, and landscaping upgrades around the building 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. 

The food cupboard is closed during August, however during the month of September, 2019, volunteers contributed 300 hours, distributed 16,815 pounds of food and 6960 meals to 460 individuals.


Redeemer Thrift Shop 

Hours of Operation
Tuesdays 10 am - 2 pm
Saturdays 9:30 am - 2 pm
We welcome your donations
we are always looking for new volunteers!

Thrift Shop sales for September were $2,280
Total earnings year-to-date are $14,672.

Cyn Mattson 610-353-8125

Visit the Thrift Shop on Facebook

Amazon Smile

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Church of the Redeemer in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  • If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open      the App on your Android device.
  • View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  • Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

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

Reverend Jonathan Clodfelter

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"