|This weeks readings and question of the week:|
Take time to mediate on God’s word and prepare for worship this Sunday
. And as you meditate on them, consider the question of the week:
“To whom is God sending me this week as an “ambassador of unconditional Love?” That is, who is the least like person for me to reach out to?”
Numbers 21: 4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-21
Ephesians 2: 1-10
“Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John 3:16 is cited by chapter and verse alone on road signs and on banners in bleachers, a witness to its “sound bite status” as one commentator observed. Christians know the verse well because it is a straightforward expression of God’s love for the world and promise of eternal life. But we must read the “rest of the story” – or the following verses as well. We are clearly warned that there are the saved and the unsaved, those that believe and those who are condemned. And we are called as believers to share this very simple “GOOD NEWS” – that GOD LOVES THEM and gave his Son so that with confession and forgiveness – all can have eternal life. But we need to bring the good news to others. So rejoice in the simplicity of the Gospel – but also share it with others!
|Next Potluck – Saturday, March 21. 6:00 pm|
ST.PATRICK’S DAY THEMED!
Got a favorite Irish Recipe or green desert? Join us for this months “St Patty’s Day Pot Luck” and don’t forget to wear your green!Invite your friends and family!
|HOLY WEEK SERVICES|
Plan Ahead to join us for our Holy Week Services
Maunday Thursday, April 2 – 7:00 pm
Good Friday, April 3 – 7:00 pm
Easter Vigil, April 4 – 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 5 – 1 pm
(There will be no mid-week services March 18 or 25)
|Everyone is welcome to help prepare the chapel for Easter!|
Saturday, April 4 – 9:30 am. Coffee & Donuts provided!
Everyone is welcome to help prepare the chapel for our Easter Vigil service. Help us transform the chapel from the emptiness of Good Friday to the joy of Easter. 9:30 am till about 12 noon, depending on how much help we get.
|STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Good Friday, 4:00 pm|
at Incarnation Lutheran Church.
Our friends and ecumenical partners at Incarnation Lutheran Church have invited members of All Souls to join them for Stations of the Cross on Good Friday (April 3) @ 4:00 pm.
1101 Lancaster Ave, Reading, PA 19607
The Board of Directors has finished our interview of Fr. Pruski and we have made our recommendation to Bishop Rick and the ECC. We should hear back soon!
We have special containers for you to sacrifice for Lent with your offering. Any amount contributed will go towards the cost of preparing meals at Opportunity House this winter and spring.
|BISHOP VISIT IS BEING PLANNED SOON|
The Bishop’s visit is being planned and might be sooner, rather than later! If you are new and have not been received into the church, but have already been baptized – this might be great time to do this. Please let Fr. Henry know if you are interested in Membership Classes ASAP.
How are you doing answering this past week’s question
of the week from the bulletin?
What does Jesus have to “drive out” of the temple of my soul, what “tables overturn” to transform my heart from a “marketplace” in to “the Father’s house”?”