It’s Really That Simple: Love God, Love People

Can you believe that October is almost over and November is almost here?  That means its almost time to set our clocks back 1 hour and prepare for our Annual Meeting (both on November 2).  Its also a time when the weather is getting cooler and days shorter.   But the good news is – GOD is still constant – he is with us always.   Come join us this Sunday as we celebrate God with us!
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This weeks readings:

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

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew  22:34-40
Matthew 22: 37-39
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and most important commandment.  And the second command is like the first: Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
This is the third Gospel reading in a row in which Jesus was confronted by the Pharisees.  They were trying to challenge is integrity each time.  Jesus never responded in anger, sarcasm, or putting the other person down.  He always responded by choosing his words carefully and using scripture to answer is opponents.  He LIVED these two commandments.  He LIVED his Love for God.  And he LIVED his life Loving others – including his enemies.   Be in prayer that we can try to follow his example and these two commandments.


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Bring your favorite fall dishs, drinks, snacks, or deserts!   All are welcome to joins us as we take time to fellowship, enjoy fall favorites and possibly new creations.
We will be downstairs in the pine room. Come to the lower door on Oley Street (below the steps) and ring the door bell.  We need to keep the door locked for safety reasons – but we will come out to let you in!     We hope you can join us!

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.

Prayers for the departed to be read on All Souls Sunday.  

November 1 is All Saints Day and  November 2 is All Souls Day.  As is our traditions here at All Souls – we will read the names of those who have departed this earth, but that we want to remember on this day.  This Sunday is the last day to submit any names you would like read during the service.   There will be a clip board in the foyer of the church before service – or at the fellowship hour after.  If you can’t make it to church this Sunday, you may email the name to:


We have four questions we would like to ask you about the life of All Souls Church.  This is in preparation for our Annual Meeting on November 2.  Please take time to print out thisSURVEY.   Answers may be given to any Board member, put in the offering plate, or emailed back to


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.