All Souls Sunday

Happy All Saints Eve! November is upon us!  Don’t forget this Sunday to set your clocks back 1 hour and prepare for our Annual Meeting (both on November 2).  Please take time to read this weeks readings as listed below – and rejoice that we are children of God – loved by God!   We share a holy father – we rejoice that we can share that love with our Brothers and Sisters at All Souls!    If you’ve been a away for a while – we miss you and love you!  Come and share that love with us real soon!
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This weeks readings:

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

Wisdom 3:1-9

Psalm 34:1-8

1 John 3:1-3

Matthew 5:1-12

1 John 3:1
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.
What more can one say about this short, but powerful verse.  YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD!  That comes with all the promises; all the assurances, and all the love of God!    When your struggling – remember – YOU are a child of God!  When your hurting – YOU are a child of God!   When the sun rises and sets before you a a new day – YOU are a child of God!  When night comes and you retire for the day – YOU are a child of God!   All his love is there for you.
Take time to love God back.  Pray and talk to your Father.  Come to worship to give him praise and honor.  And share that love with others.

Our annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 2 following worship service.  This will also serve as our November Potluck!     The meeting will not take long – but we believe it is important to share some information with the parish, talk about our future, elect new board members, and pass the 2015 budget.

The Nominating Committee has selected the following people as nominees to the Board of Directors to be voted on during the Annual Meeting: Kim Kalbach, Henry Pruski, and Jerry Schearer.

We hope you can join us for this important time in the life our our parish.    If you are coming to the pot luck please bring only cold, side dishes, chips, deserts, or drinks.  We will provide BBQ sandwiches for the main dish.


Have you notices over in the left column that there are a bunch of cool links!  Some go to other website and some open up documents that we change each week.   Take time to click through!

This week, we posted the updated NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ROTA. This is the list of the tasks we need to have performed each week to hold our worship service and fellowship hours.  We are all ministers at All Souls – so each of is called to be an active part of our family.  You can be up at the alter doing a variety of things, speaking or not speaking roles, set up or take down, greeting, hospitality, and more.  Please take time to open the rota and volunteer.  To volunteers, please see BEN or sign the rota at church or call or email him directly – his email is on the rota.  Please let him know what you would like to do AND the date (s) you are available.

ALSO – we update the prayer list each week.  Take time to click on that link and either view and pray for the requests on the list right away – or print it out, put it with your bible and pray over them each day during your meditation time.  We know prayer works, please take time each week or more to lift up All Souls.

New Website:

The Board would like to thank Mike York for converting our former website to a WordPress. This took a lot of work to transfer the information, add links, etc.  Thank you Mike!

Part of the change to WordPress is that that it allows more people to make changes to the website with just some minimal training.  While we will still lean on Mike as our webmaster – having others be able to make updates, changes, and additions will allow these things to happen maybe more quickly.  If you would like to be part of our “online ministry” team – please let Jerry know!

Please note that the actual url name is still the same as the old.  However, the old URL then re-directed your browser to a geocities site (with a different URL). So if you bookmarked the geocities site (or some searches will still bring up the geocities site) – please be sure to book mark the new site with the direct URL.