Good News September 18, 2014 Edition

This weeks readings
Yankee Candle Sale
Prayer Requests
Upcoming Events
Worship/Holy Eucharist!
1:00 PM
Sunday, September 21Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm @ Wendy’s
Friday, September 19
*If anyone has a concern, idea, or other business to bring to the board, please contact any member prior to this meeting or you are welcome to come to the meeting, but please let us know so we can provide you with directions.Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 PM
Sunday, September 28

This Week
Setup/Clean Up _______
Greeter Rich E.
Lay Assistant Ben
Celebrant Fr. Henry
1st Reading Wendy
Music Joe
2nd Reading Jay B.
Prayers Jasmine
Counter/Teller Rich Sp.

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.

ECC Website

Hospitality this week
Hospitality Host
Rich Sweigart

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

September 21: I -R

September 28: S-Z
October 5: A-C
October 12: D-H


A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Weekly Newsletter
September 18, 2014
What a joy it was to see some new faces and some returning friends as well as many of our current parishioners at the Homecoming Potluck and Homecoming Sunday this past weekend.   Our bellies and our hearts were full!  Thank you for all those who helped participate in either event.
Hope you see you soon!   Feel free to pass on your Weekly All Souls Good News 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.

Jonah 3:10-4:11
Psalm 145:1-6
Philippians 1:21-24, 27
Matthew 20:1-16
Philippians 1: 21, 27

For to me, living is Christ……,
…. live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ...
In Philippians, Paul points to Jesus as the ultimate example of servanthood and selflessness.   Jesus sacrificed himself so that we could be saved and we are called to imitate Jesus.  He not only sacrificed himself on the cross, but he deliberately stripped himself of everything – His divine rights and privileges- to become as low as man; and on that cross from sinless to sin stained.    
Jesus knowingly and actively embraced a life of giving, serving, losing, and dying.  And we, His followers and the recipients of His love , are called to do the same. When asked about the two greatest commands, Jesus replied: to love God and to love others.  That is what motivated Jesus, and that is what is to motivate us.
Getting COMPLETE  October 2-5, 2014, Kutztown, PA

Getting  COMPLETE! is the new work from playwright Santo D. Marabella. Bullying, and its impact, doesn’t end in school. This is the story of what happens when the bully grows up. Jo-Jo the bully, now Jo the adult, is on a quest to take responsibility and make amends. The only question: are the bully’s victims ready to get complete as well?   All Souls and Reading Pride are both sponsors of this play – we think its something you will want to see if you can.




Our Fall Fundraiser for ALL SOULS is a Yankee Candle Sale.  We are asking all parishioners to help us sell the candles, flameless candles, fragrances, and other fine gifts.   You can pick up catalog and packet to sell locally to your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.   Plus you are able to become a seller, get your own personal page/link and sell on line.   The kicked off at out 5th Anniversary Pot luck on September 13 and ends October 19!     Orders will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas!   So please purchase your items now and get busy selling to others and share your personal link!FLYER/INSTRUCTIONS on ONLINE SALES 

This year will be the sixth Holy Synod as the international Ecumenical Catholic CommunionSynod 2014 is scheduled for October 7 – 10 in Aurora, CO  This is a big year for the ECC. We will be electing a new Presiding Bishop for the first time in our history.Representing All Souls will be Fr. Henry Pruski, Jerry Schearer, and Joan Hanely as elected as delegates or alternative delegate our Annual Meeting last November.  We do have a fourth slot available due to circumstances – if you are interested, please see Jerry or Joan.    We will be putting updates about the Synod in here for the next few weeks leading up to the Synod and following.Below you will see links to Bishop Rick’s letter about preparation for Synod and also a link to the synod schedule.  We ask you as members of All Souls and the ECC to begin praying for Synod, your delegates, and all delegates as we gather in less than a month.

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.
This week we especially ask your prayers for Mtr. Linda and her family; her mother has taken a turn for the worse.
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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.