|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:In what specific way this week can I translate my belief in Christ’s presence in the Eucharist into my practical service of Christ really present in someone who needs my love?
Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
All of this weeks readings have two common themes.
The first theme is that of God’s sacrifice of Jesus the Son which allows us to have Salvation. The blood sacrifice for sin by the perfection of Jesus is what allows us to be the Children of God and Heirs with him as discussed the past two weeks.
The second theme is serving God and Jesus. Even the Jewish people in our Exodus reading tell Moses “Everything the Lord has said we will do”. The psalmist says “I am your servant”. In Hebrew’s our clean conscience allows us to serve the living God! And in Mark, an unnamed man, allows the disciples to use his home for preparations of the Passover/last supper. What are you doing to serve Him?
Please take time to read this weeks scriptures as you prepare for worship this week and reflect on sacrifice, salvation, and serving God.
Saturday, June 20
6:00 pm – Pine Room
This will be our last pot luck until the fall!
We hope you can attend and bring friends, food, and appetites!
July 11 – 7:00 pm
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County, 416 Franklin Street, Reading
All Souls will have a booth at the festival and we need YOUR HELP! Sign up sheets will be available at church starting this week! We need people to help with set up and take down, handing out information, children’s crafts, etc. PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU!
NORTH WEST MINISTERIUM
All Souls is part of the North West Ministerium; here are some local churches looking for help:
Hope Lutheran has a community meal and worship service every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 Just show up – it is that easy.
Path of Holiness is collecting children’s clothing to send to El Salvador – there has been some devastation there recently and there is great need.
Have kids?: Hope Lutheran and Christ (Glenside) are having Vacation Bible School the first week of August – one is hosting in the morning, the other in the evening. Call them for more details.
News about our Lenten Ministry – Opportunity House Breakfast – JUNE 27
The offering from Lent will go toward buying supplies to cook breakfast for the residents of Opportunity House on Saturday, June 27. We will be doing prep on the Thursday or Friday before. Stand by for more information.
We can use volunteers for prep-work on Thursday or Friday and Saturdaymorning (6:30 am – 9 am). You can help with both, or just one or the other. Sign up sheets will be available soon – but please mark the dates.
We will also be collecting donations for personal hygiene kits (for men, women, and children), kitchen supplies, and children fun kits soon. More information to follow soon.
Some Kitchen Supplies they could use are: HOT PADS, METAL SCOURING PADS, FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS, KITCHEN TOWELS, and MEAT THERMOMETERS. Save these items if you have extra!
The Reading Association
The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference
cordially invite you to celebrate the
June 7, 2015
Calvary Reformed UCC
640 Centre Ave.
Reading, PA 19601
Clergy are invited to be part of the Procession.
The liturgical color is Red.
Light refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall
immediately after the service.
CONGRATULATIONS AND BLESSINGS LOU FROM ALL SOULS!
All Souls members are invited to attend and celebrate!