Good News September 5, 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/Morning Prayers
1:00 PM 
Sunday, September 7Homecoming Pot Luck!
5th Anniversary Celebration
6:00 pm
Satruday, September 13Worship/Holy Eucharist
Homecoming Sunday!
1:00 PM 
Sunday, September 14

This Week
Setup/Clean Up Ben & Jerry
Greeter Rich E.
Lay Assistant Ben
1st Reading Rusty
Music Geert
2nd Reading Jerry
Prayers Rich Sp.
Counter/Teller Rich Sp./Jerry

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
Rich Sw.

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

September 7: A-C

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


A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Weekly Newsletter
September 5, 2014
ITS ALMOST HERE!!!  Our HOMECOMING WEEKEND is just around the corner.  I hope you have marked your calendar to come to our first pot luck on Saturday, September 13 at 6 pm. to celebrate our 5th Anniversary as a parish! Our “Homecoming” Mass will be the following day, Sunday September 14 at 1 pm.    We hope our current parishoners, any members who have moved away or lost contact, any of friends and visitors who have been a part of All Souls in anyway over the past 5 years, will come to one or both of these events and help us celebrate.  We would love to see your smiling face, give you a hug, and share in God’s grace and love with you.   Bring a friend or two with you as well – we are ALL SOULS, all are welcome!
This Sunday’s worship will be led by one of our Lay Assistants, Ben Renkus.  Our Lay Assistants are licensed by our Bishop to lead worship.  This Sunday’s service will follow the pattern of Morning Prayer as found in the Book of Common Prayer.  Thanks to Ben for leading worship, to Wendy for putting our Morning Prayer bulletin together, and for the Worship Committee for thier planning and support!
We have also just learned that Joe DiCindeo’s father passed away this morning.  James V DiCindio was 93 years old.  Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe and his family.
Hope you see you soon!   Feel free to pass on your Weekly Newletter to a Friend!
Have a blessed week! – Jerry

This weeks readings:

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

Ezekiel 33:7-11
Psalm  95:1-7
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20
Psalm 95:1-2

Come, let us sing to the Lord;Let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving

and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

How great is our God!  How amazing is his love and grace to us!  Even when we are at our lowest times – he is with us, he never slumbers or sleeps.  He gives us blessings we cannot count and never lets us suffer more than we are able with his help.      SO YES!  SING TO THE LORD!  SHOUT FOR JOY!   GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!  ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!
So right now – as you read this, give him praise!  Every day, sing to the Lord. Then join us in worship – no matter what your voice sounds like, no matter how you praise him, lets be joyful in our worship.

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.