Good News August 28, 2014 Edition


Save the Date
This weeks readings
Nominating Committee
Homcoming Weekend
Prayer Requests
Yankee Candle Sale

5th Anniversary Celebration Pot Luck!
Saturday, September 13 – 6 pm
Homecoming Sunday!
Sunday, September 14 – 1 pm
Upcoming Events
Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 PM 
Sunday, August 31
*Children’s Sermon

This Week
Setup/Clean Up
Greeter Val & Danny
Lay Assistant Ben
Chalicer Jerry
Celebrant Fr. Henry
1st Reading Jerry
Music Joe
2nd Reading Wendy
Prayers Rich Sp.
Counter/Teller Rich Sp./Henry

Want to serve as a participant?  All volunteers welcome!  To see openings & how to volunteer – please click on the ROTA links below.  

*Some training required.


Prayer Request List


ECC Website

Hospitality this week
Hospitality Host

Those scheduled to bring something to share after worship are those who’s last names begin with:                    

August has 5 Sundays – So everyone is welcome to bring something this week!
August 31: ALL
September 7: A-C

September 14: D-H
September 21: I -R
September 28: S-Z


A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Weekly Newsletter
August 28, 2014
FIRST – I apologize for this week’s constant contact coming out late.  May you still find this information helpful and informative.
In this newsletter  you will find some updated information about the upcoming Yankee Candle Sale and a new link to the prayer request link. This week is the 5th Sunday of the month – so everyone is welcome to bring items to share during our fellowship hour.
I’m thankful for All Souls and for each of you that strive to make us a welcoming community of Faith – as our scripture reading in Romans asks us to be!
Have a blessed week! – Jerry

This weeks readings:

Take time to mediate on God’s word and prepare for worship this Sunday.

Jeremiah 15: 15-21
Psalm 26:1-8
Romans 12: 9-21
Matthew 16: 12-28
Romans 12: 9-13

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers
Paul continues to try to teach us how to live the Christian life.  It again comes down to LOVE – loving others, even strangers And loving God with zeal and rejoicing.   May each of us be able to experience this kind of transformation living.

Nominating Committee
As announced a nominating committee has been formed to select nominees for openings on the All Souls Board of Directors.     New directors will be elected at the Annual Meeting on November 2.If you are interested in learning more about whats involved in being a member of the Board of Directors please talk to any current member.  If you are interested in being considered as a candidate, please talk to any one on the nominating committee – Joan, Rusty, or Rich E.

Been busy?  Traveling this past summer?  Been away from All Souls for whatever reason for a while?  Welcome come join us for HOMECOMING WEEKEND!  September 13 and 14, 2014.   We hope you will be able to join us for one or both dates!Saturday, September 13 will be our first potluck of the Fall.  6:00 pm in the Pine Room!  Come one, come all and help us celebrate our 5th Anniversay as a Parish!

Sunday, September 14 is our 1st Annual Homecoming Sunday!  We have had so many people come though our doors in the past – some to visit, some stay until life or circumstances change, and some of our regulars have had some very busy summers with traveling, visiting family, and so forth.   Well everyone is welcome to join us once again, even if its just a visit – we miss you and would love to see you in worship at 1 pm.  Come say hi to friends and family – new and old!

Prayer Requests/Community Concerns & Praises  

We love sharing our concerns and praises with each other during worship.  It allows us as a family of faith to share our struggles, pray for our needs, and give praise for God’s grace.  We hope that you also take the weekly list of prayer requests from the bulletin and continue to pray over the list during your devotions.
We will have prayer request forms in the pews with the offering envelopes. Please fill this out as your preparing for worship.  Then when its time for Community Concerns; hand these to the clergy who will then place them on the alter to offer them up to God during the prayer time.   This will also allow us to add the new requests and praises to our prayer list.  If you can’t be in worship – please feel free to send prayer requests to be added to our printed list to the church email address.
We have added a link “Prayer Requests” to the “Links to” section to the left. Please click on this for an updated prayer list.


Our Fall Fundraiser for ALL SOULS will be a Yankee Candle Sale.  We are asking all parishioners to help us sell the candles.   You will be able to sell locally to your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.   Plus you will be able to share a link and sell on line.   The sell tentatively begins September 16 and ends October 9!  Start making of list of potential customers – plus how many candles you can buy as Christmas presents this year….all while helping All Souls at the same time!


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PHONE: 610-621-1738
Address: 640 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601
All Souls worships in the chapel of  Calvary UCC, 640 Centre Ave,  Reading, PA.
To enter the chapel, use the steps on Oley Street.
Worship: 1:00 pm every Sunday.  Special services as announced.