Good News September 26, 2014 Edition

Contents
This weeks readings
Yankee Candle Sale
Prayer Requests
ECC SYNOD
SAVE THE DATES
Upcoming Events
Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 PM 
Sunday, September 28

Getting COMPLETE
October 2-5
Kutztown, PA

Worship/Holy Eucharist
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
1:00 PM 
Sunday, October 5

ECC SYNOD – Be in Prayer
October 7-10

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 PM 
Sunday, October 11

Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm
Friday, October 24
*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 in person. Let us know if you want to join us. All are welcome.

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 PM 
Sunday, October 18

POT LUCK!
6:00 pm
Saturday, October 25

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 PM 
Sunday, October 26

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 PM 
Sunday,November 2

ANNUAL MEETING TO FOLLOW WORSHIP!

This Week
Setup/Clean Up_______
GreeterRich E.
Lay AssistantBen
Chalicer
CelebrantFr. Henry
1st ReadingWendy
MusicJoe
2nd ReadingJay B.
PrayersJasmine
Counter/TellerRich 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.
 
LINKS TO:
SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ROTA 

 November/December Rota

Prayer Request List

ALL SOULS Website

ECC Website

Hospitality this week
Hospitality Host
Wendy

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

September 28: S-Z

October 5: A-C
October 12: D-H
October 19: I-R

IF YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE IF ITS YOUR WEEK!

A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Weekly Newsletter
September 26, 2014
Dear Michael,

How time is flying by!  September is almost over and October is almost here! October is busy month for All Souls – so please be sure to read all the exciting things coming up in this newsletter.  Be sure to also take time to study this weeks scriptures, read the commentary, and make the All Souls prayer list part of you daily prayers.
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.

Ezekiel 18: 25-32
Psalm 25:1-8
Philippians 2:1-11
Matthew 21:23-32
Psalm 25: 4-7

Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love,
for they are from everlasting.

Remember not the sins of my youth

and my transgressions;
remember me according to your love
and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.

 

In worshipping God, we must lift up our souls to him. It is certain that none who, by a believing attendance, wait on God, and, by a believing hope, wait for him, shall be ashamed of it. The most advanced believer both needs and desires to be taught of God. If we sincerely desire to know our duty, with resolution to do it, we may be sure that God will direct us in it. The psalmist is earnest for the pardon of his sins. When God pardons sin, he is said to remember it no more, which denotes full remission. It is God’s goodness, and not ours, his mercy, and not our merit, that must be our plea for the pardon of sin, and all the good we need. This plea we must rely upon, feeling our own unworthiness, and satisfied of the riches of God’s mercy and grace. How boundless is that mercy which covers for ever the sins and follies of a youth spent without God and without hope! Blessed be the Lord, the blood of the great Sacrifice can wash away every stain. (MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY)

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.

 

WEBSITE/TICKET LINK

WE WILL BE SELLING YANKEE CANDLES!!! – UPDATED INFO

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 

SALE ENDES OCTOBER 19 – PLEASE SELL NOW!

St. Francis Sunday/Blessing of the Animals –SUNDAY, OCT. 5

You are invited to bring your well-behaved and housebroken pets to church for a Blessing of the Animals.   All Animals must be on a leash or in an enclosed cage/habitat.   Owners are asked to please clean/bath thier pets prior to church and to bring your own supplies for any cleanups that may need to happen – including hair/shedding/scaling/emolting, etc.

ECC SYNOD INFORMATION
This year will be the sixth Holy Synod as the international Ecumenical Catholic Communion

Synod 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.

SAVE THE DATES!!! – October Potluck and November Annual Meeting
OCTOBER POT LUCK – Saturday, October 25
6:00 pm in the Pine Room (lower level)

ANNUAL MEETING & Pot Luck –
Sunday, November 2
Following worship

Thanksgiving Eve Service with the Northeast Miniserium.
Wednesday, November 26
Time and Location TBA
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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.