"Established in 2014 from over 200 years of faith in Christ!"
Worship with us:
9 am live streaming service on Facebook.
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Carolyn Watson Jul 31, 1946 - Nov 23, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Bill, Mrs. Bunting, Sonya & Shawn, as well Carolyn's brothers and grand children and all other family and friends. We love you and will miss you.
VISITATION: Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home Ltd., 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA.
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November 29, 2020
We are once again holding in-person worship. All attending must make arrangements in advance (before Saturday at noon) by calling Barbara Krisack, People's Warden, at
(610) 497-1603. All will wear masks and must remain at their designated place in the pew except as directed. A bulletin will be placed on your pew. There will be no collection taken. An offering plate will be placed by the font to receive offerings (and pledge cards) as those attending make their Communion. Please follow all instructions to maintain the safety of those present.
This Sunday's Live-Streamed Worship
This Sunday, November 29, we will hold our usual 9:00 a.m. EST live-streamed worship service. Each Sunday includes two hymns sung by professional soprano Amelia Wilber accompanied on the piano by her mother, our own Debbie Ney. Sing along with vigor!
Parking Lot Communion after Worship
*After the livestreamed service, those wishing Communion may come to the parking lot between
10:15 and 10:30 where Fr. Wand will administer Communion. Please follow the following directions:
Drive to the Church using the entrance off Pennel Road [PA Route 452], often called "The Back Road." *Go into the road leading up around the front of the Church by going the "Wrong Way" and make a line which begins by the wall leading to the Mount Road entrance.
*When you are in line behind the car in front of you, stop, turn off your car, and wait. Be sure your mask is on correctly. As the priest moves along the line of cars, get out and stand beside your car (as you are able).
*When the Priest comes to your car, extend your hands to receive the wafer. The priest will place a wafer on your hand. When the priest has moved on, adjust your mask briefly, and consume the wafer.
*Return to your car and exit via Mount Road.
This Sunday's Live-Streamed Worship
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You don't need to have a Facebook account to watch our service.
You can watch on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Power up your device and open either the Facebook app or your browser
[e.g., Internet Explorer, Google, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.].
A few minutes before 9:00, go to the Church's page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Resurrection-Episcopal-Church-Rockdale-128756220497593/
Parish News Updates:
How to Donate to the Parish Every Time You Order from Amazon!
As of NOW, our parish will be listed as a charity that is eligible for a donation of 0.5% of the purchase price of all the items you buy on Amazon. All you have to do is shop at Amazon Smile and choose our parish as your designated charity. If you already have an Amazon login, the next time you shop, go to Smile.Amazon.com to make your purchases. When you first login to Amazon Smile they will prompt you to select a charity. We will be listed as Resurrection Episcopal Church Rockdale for you to find and select our parish. Any items that you find on the regular Amazon site are also waiting for you on Amazon Smile. Pass this information on to family
and friends. On a quarterly basis, Amazon will deposit the funds collected from all of your purchase, directly to the church bank account.
Outreach Programs Continue
We continue receiving contributions and disbursing funds to the food pantry. Please fight against "charitable giving fatigue". Winter and an economic situation hitting the poor the hardest are still approaching. Please be as generous as you can.
Parish Calendars and Pledge Cards Sent by Mail
A copy of the 2021 Episcopal Parish Calendar has been sent out, along with a pledge card for next year and a stamped, return envelope. Please enjoy the calendar, and fill out the pledge card and mail it back to the Church so it arrives ASAP. Your continued support of our parish spiritually, actively, and financially remains critical to our pursuit of our mission and outreach. Thank you for your love and caring. Some people have reported not receiving this mailing. If this is true for you, please notify the Church Office and we will work to fix that! An additional mailing of pledge cards was sent November 12 to those whose original card mailing may have gone astray.
Parish Polled about Christmas Service Schedule
During this week's round of phone calls to parishioners, Vestry members and others will be asking about Christmas worship plans. The Vestry has tentatively set Christmas Eve services for 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. and Christmas Day service for 9:00 a.m. This schedule is subject to change depending on parish feedback. There is also the chance that, if the pandemic continues to grow rapidly, the Bishop may return us to all-virtual services.
Readers/Intercessors Needed for Worship Services
With the installation of the new camera, audio, Internet, and streaming equipment, worship will no longer be a solo by the Priest celebrating. Because of my inexperience, our maiden voyage last Sunday had some blips. I'm hoping for a smoother experience this Sunday. Parishioners to read lessons and lead prayers are needed--one per service. If you can help, please contact the Church Office or Helen Dunlap.
Flowers Returning to Church Worship
With the new visual equipment, flowers will be returning to our Sunday worship as of this Sunday. Please notify the Church Office if you would like to contribute toward the cost of the flowers for a particular Sunday. A contribution of $35 is requested. Each Sunday's bulletin also contains a form for contributions toward the poinsettias for Christmas Season worship. If it is difficult for you to print and use the form, just send your information and contribution to the Church Office.
Leaf Blowing Help Needed
Leaves are falling in great numbers at the Church, especially along the road from our parking lot down to Pennell Road [Route 452], known as "The Back Road." If you own a leaf blower and can help move the leaves off that road (or the parking lots or anyplace else on our property where they should not be), please give us a hand. No scheduling needed; just show up at your convenience and move those leaves! (This will be a need for the next several weeks).
Property Committee Busy
The property committee has been hard at work (nothing unusual there). Recent achievements include the repair of the heating system in the Church building and the installation of Internet connectivity and a major upgrade of our audio-visual capabilities in the Church. Now onward to repairs to the steeple, roof, and ceiling in the balcony! Thanks to Janet, Phyllis, Helen, and Jim! In addition, most of the women on the Vestry recently held their own cleaning day in the Sexton's house to prepare it for being offered for rental. You may contact Phyllis Russell or Janet Rusello if you have a friend who would be interested in renting.
Forward Day-By-Day Issue to be distributed by mail
The new issue of Forward Day-By-Day has arrived at the Church Office. Because of pandemic precautions, we will be mailing the issue to parishioners who request one [by mail, email, or phone]. Let us know if you would like a copy, and also if you need one of our limited large-print copies.
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Summary of Vestry Meeting November 9, 2020
Summary of Vestry Meeting October 12, 2020
"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore." [II Cor. 13:14]
(The Rev.) Thomas C. Wand
Resurrection Episcopal Church, Rockdale
Most Sunday Mornings:
- Rite I 8 AM
- Rite II with music and Sunday School 10 AM
Summer Service (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
- Rite II with music 9 AM