"Established in 2014 from over 200 years of faith in Christ!"
Come Worship with us:
Sunday 9 am live streaming service on Facebook.
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The Sixth Sunday of Easter
click here: 05/9/21 9:oo a.m. bulletin
All attending must make arrangements in advance
(before Saturday at noon) by calling
Barbara Krisack, People's Warden, at (610) 497-1603.
If you do not feel well in any way, please do not attend.
This is the protocol we will follow:
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 as those attending make their Communion.
Please follow all instructions to maintain the safety of those present.
Communion after the livestreamed service will be administered on the first Sunday of each month.
(Next Dates: June 6). Instructions are below.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Church Office.
This Sunday's Live-Streamed Worship
We will live-stream our worship service at 9:00 a.m. EST . 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 9:00 service, Communion will be available from approximately 10:00 until 10:30 a.m.
Please follow these directions:
Drive to the Church using the entrance off Pennell Road/ PA Route 452/ "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.
When Fr. Tom comes to your car, lower your window and extend your hands to receive the wafer. The priest will place a wafer on your hand.
When Fr. Tom has moved on, adjust your mask briefly, and consume the wafer.
Exit via Mount Road.
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:
Annual Parish Meeting Planning Underway
Part of the regular weekly check-in calls by Vestry members and others will be starting to try to get some picture of projected attendance at the Annual Meeting (so we can plan site and other arrangements).
The Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held on Sunday, May 23, following worship. We hope to hold the meeting outdoors. Rain date, June 6.
Prayers for Healing
Please join us in praying for Bob Spencer's full recovery.
Re-Opening Details For June Not Clear Yet
The Governor has announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be "Re-Opening" as of Memorial Day, May 31. How this affects our parish, its worship, and other activities is as yet unclear. We await the Bishop's guidance and instructions. When we know more, so will you.
Assistance with Livestreaming Needed
We will be recruiting folks to aid in the livestreaming of worship services. Celebrating the Eucharist, supervising the camera and music, and checking on the outgoing video is more than can be done by one person deftly. More news about this later.
Readers/Intercessors Needed for Worship Services
If you can help, please contact the Church Office or Helen Dunlap.
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
Please read Leigh Oppelt's Outreach Report
on how our parish is helping our neighbors in need.
You can find it in this week's bulletin.
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 here and not ending anytime soon. Please be as generous as you can. Our giving toward the food bank has reached $16,860 with $15,000 of that already disbursed to buy food for the pantry.
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Property Committee Notes
As usual, the Property Committee was, is and will be hard at work!
These heroes report:
The repair work on the roof, steeple, and balcony ceiling is finished. Wrangling with our property insurance company continues....
Many thanks to the staff of the Offices of the Diocese (especially Canon Sean McCauley) for their help in securing engineering consultation to determine what needed to be done and suggestions on contractors who could do the repairs.
We are seeking suitable tenants to rent the Sexton's House. Pictures of the house are on the parish website. If you know of a prospect, please let Phyllis Russell, Janet Russello, or Jim Geiger know.
Next project: "All our sheds are falling down, falling down, falling down..."
Flowers Returning to Church Worship
With the new visual equipment (and the fact that more of the Church can be seen on our livestreaming), flowers have returned 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.
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.
"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