Weekly Announcements
October 3, 2019

The Week Ahead

Thursday, October 3
7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, October 5
9 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop

Sunday, October 6
8 am: Holy Eucharist
9 - 9:45 am: Adult Forum
10 am: Sunday School
10:15: Sung Eucharist 

Tuesday, October 8
10 am - 2 pm: Thrift Shop 

Thursday, October 16
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
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.


Adult Forum
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.  This week we will finish up the discussion of prejudice against people who come from different cultures.  Come join us between the services at 9 am in the parish hall.

Sunday School
This Sunday we will have regular classes after an opening downstairs.  The theme this week is Abraham and Sarah.  We hope to see everyone back again.
See you Sunday,   George

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 October and 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 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.

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.

National Day of Prayer 2020
The Delaware County Task Force is seeking volunteers to attend a planning meeting for the May 2020 event on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30 pm in Newtown Square. RSVP to Patti Br uno, 610-416-8336 or NationalDayofPrayerDelco@gmail.com.

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.

St. Francis Of Assisi
The Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment, is celebrated on October 4th every year.  Episcopalians are called on this day to emulate the way 
St. Francis lived: in simplicity and service to others.

Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O, God, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to           console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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: 

Jeff, Jim, Kevin, Megan, Joe Atkinson, Jane Baughan, 
Brian Deppen, Family of Reverend Dean Evans, Family of 
Richard Huber, Catherine Gallagher, Sally Muir, Mary Peidl, Marjory Petherbridge, Greig Rubinsky,

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 6th 

Serving this Sunday at 8 am: Linda Wren

Serving this Sunday at 10:15 am

Acolytes - Kyle Kolynych, Naomi Gordon, Matthew Dobbs
Altar Guild - Naomi Gordon, Doris Hood, Ruth Ward, Mathew Dobbs
Counters - Ginny Doyle, Janet Barber
Fellowship - Betty Arzt
Flower Guild -Jane Niyri, Diane Ramsey
Intercessor - Lindsay Crosby
Readers - Linda Bennett, Rowland Bennett
Shepherds - Lee Lucas, Jeff Brzezicki
Ushers - Steve Farrell, 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. 


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

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"