I am the Bread of Life

With August upon us please pray for our children and families who are preparing to return to school.  And please “save the date” for our end of summer church cookout on Saturday, September 26 from 2-5 pm in Exeter.

Please take the time to read the articles and information in this week’s “GOOD NEWS” including a change with our prayer list. Feel free to forward this newsletter to a family member or friend, or share it on your facebook page or twitter by using the “like” and “share” icons at the top of the page.

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:What is “Elijah’s desert” in my life? How does my partaking of the bread of life strengthen me for my life’s journey?


1 Kings 19:4-8

Psalm 34:1-8

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

John 6:35, 41-51




Psalm 34: 1-8


I will bless the LORD at all times; *

his praise shall ever be in my mouth.


I will glory in the LORD; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.


Proclaim with me the greatness of the LORD; *
let us exalt his Name together.


I sought the LORD, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.


Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.


I called in my affliction and the LORD heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.


The angel of the LORD encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.


Taste and see that the LORD is good; *
happy are they who trust in him! 

What a beautiful Psalm we have this week as one of our scriptures.  This scripture describes how we are to come to worship God.  It gives us the meaning of worship; the reason for worship; and the joy of worship.


As many people know, when Fr. Henry was called to be our new Pastor in April, he had to vacate his position on the Board of Directors.

Although our bylaws allow us to operate with only 5 members on the board, we felt it important to find at 6th person to fill the vacancy.   We are happy to announce that Rusty Brennan will be coming on board and filling the rest of the term left vacant (until end of 2017).  THANK YOU RUSTY!       Rusty was on the Church Council a few years ago for a term, so we are glad she has decided to join us once again.

We will be seeking new board members before our November Annual meeting – if you are interested in being on the Board of Directors, see Jerry Schearer, Fr. Henry, or any of the other board members for more information or to express your interest.   If you want to be part of the Nominating Committee that will form soon, please see Jerry.  This committee will be responsible to find at least two people to serve on the Board and then present these at the Annual Meeting to be voted on.


Tickets are now available for the Women’s Choir Concert onAug. 16 @ 7pm!! The event is entitled ‘Ave Maria’ – a French program dedicated to the Virgin Mary. $10 in advance // $12 at the door. Email OpusOneChamberChoir@gmail.com to order.





Our first Potluck of the year – will be a “end of summer” cookout!   Saturday, September 26 from 2 pm – 5 pm in Exeter.  More details and directions to come, but please save the date and start preparing now!
If you want to help lead any children’s activities or adult activities or help with food or other planning, please let any board member know or email allsoulsecc@gmail.com   



We are a family of faith that believes in the power of prayer. We pray for each other; concerns of our friends and families; and we lay the issues of the world at God’s Feet.


To help us do this more efficiently – the weekly prayer request list will now be an insert in the bulletin.  You are always welcome to take the entire bulletin home to re-read the scriptures or reflect on other parts of the service.  However, if you don’t want to take the whole bulletin home – you can now very easily remove the prayer request insert and take it with you.  You can even write down any new prayer requests that are lifted up during the service.    Of course if you can’t make the service or you are one of our family or supporters that have moved away, you can always click on the “Prayer Request List” in the left column of the “Good News” each week to download and print out.


Please be encouraged and know that you do have prayer warriors on your side – lifting up praises of gratitude that are shared, but also praying for the sick, the weary, and those who have died.   We encourage you to seek a closer walk with God and pray daily!


We always want to be sure your information is up to date.  If you have moved, changes phone numbers, or use a new email address – let us know!   We have “contact information” sheets printed out in the Heritage Room during coffee hours, just cross out any old info, and put in the new info.   Or email any changes toallsoulsecc@gmail.com.   We are preparing new directories for this fall, so be sure to do this as soon as possible.

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.

How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
question of the week? 

How much of my daily prayer is focused on obtaining “food that perishes”? How can I change my prayer so that it focuses on “food that endures for eternal life”?