"Established in 2014 from over 200 years of faith in Christ!"
The Sixteenth Sunday
September 17, 2023
The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two
This Sunday is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Our first lesson tells of the Israelites passing through the Red Sea. In the Gospel lesson Jesus tells about how great our need to forgive is.
We will hold in-person and live-streamed worship. Our new equipment allows us to live-stream worship this Sunday! Tune in!
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 [Warning: There seem to be two separate pages, so go to the one which has last Sunday's streaming service saved on it]; OR
If you're using your browser, go to this URL [location] on your device
Viewing our streaming worship at 9:00 a.m.:
Click here for Bulletin
Please wear your name tag each Sunday to be ready to
welcome visitors and newcomers.
Fall Returns Today.
Starting this Sunday, Sept.10, we return to our regular worship schedule with a 9:00 service each Sunday and a Rite One (traditional language) service at 7:30 a.m. without music on the first and third Sundays of each month. The first 7:30 service will be on next Sunday, September 17.
Aston Community Day October 7 HELP NEEDED!
Terri Burrell has put a signup sheet in the undercroft for our parish's presence at Aston Community Day on Saturday, October 7 [Rain Date October 14]. We will be running a crafts table again, helping with a number of other activities, and letting folks know about our parish and our preschool. Please pick out the best area for you to help!
Touch-a-Truck and Treat Event—HELP NEEDED!
Our 4th annual Touch-A-Truck & Treat Event will be October 21 [Rain Date October 28]. We are gathering various kinds of trucks and the people who operate them and children will be encouraged to meet the staff and tour preschool. If you know of anyone who might have a truck and would be willing to participate, please let us know. We are collecting small individually wrapped candies to hand out to all attending. Help is also needed the day of the event. A signup sheet is in the Undercroft. Any questions, contact Jill Graham.
Hazardous Tree Branches Removed
The overhanging branches along the "back road" from the Church down to Pennell Road [Route 452] have been removed by Helen Dunlap, Gary Koerner, and Rich Litwin. Rich also assisted our contractor Bill as he built scaffolding and repaired the wood holding part of the stained glass window behind the Altar.
Updated worship customs at Resurrection:
- The Cup (Wine) at Communion--People can receive in one kind (bread only) or in two kinds (bread and wine). We will be using the common cup. Intinction (dipping your bread in the wine) is NOW allowed; please follow instructions as announced.
- Coffee Hours have resumed on Sundays.
- The Peace--It's OK to touch now.
The Eucharistic Visitors
program has been reactivated. If you would like to visit or be visited, please speak with Fr. Wand or Jude Winters.
Food Pantry Ministry Evolving to Meet Changing Conditions
As the needs of the hungry in our area change, and the best way to help the food pantries we assist changes along with that, we are adjusting how we ask for your support. We will continue gratefully to accept offerings of money from parishioners, but we will be adding an option to make a food donation at the Church as well. Starting now, our Outreach Coordinator, Leigh Oppelt, has listed in the bulletin the items in particular need at the programs we are assisting. Right now that list is: Paper Products, Toiletries for the DELCO Food Pantry; Fruit Cups Pudding Cups, Soft Cereal Bars, Single Pack Snacks [i.e. chips, cookies, crackers, etc.] for the Kensington Food Ministry. Any items donated are accepted with thanks, but we will be concentrating on the Items listed in the bulletin.
Readers/Intercessors Needed for Worship Services
With the installation of the new camera, audio, Internet, and streaming equipment, worship is no longer a solo by the Priest celebrating. Parishioners are needed to read lessons and lead prayers--two per service [and two for every 7:30 service!]. If you can help, please contact Helen Dunlap or leave a message at the Church Office
"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