Who Do You Say That I Am?

September 11 is day of Remembrance and Service.  Take time to remember those who died and the many others who lost friends, family, and loved ones.  Do something in service to others – even if its just doing a random act of kindness.
We are getting excited for our first ever All Souls cookout on Saturday, September 26 from 2-5 pm at Exeter Community Park. We need help with planning events, games, music, and food! We will discuss this after the service for the next couple weeks so think about how you can contribute!  Come one, come all!
We need at least three people to serve on a short-term committee. See below for more details.  Also see important information below about our Greeter’s Ministry and Transportation Ministry!
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 shape does my particular cross take?  What is the heaviest aspect of it?  Forgetting my own cross for a moment, whose cross do I need to help carry this week?
Isaiah 50:5-9a
Psalm 116:1-8
James 2:14-18
Mark 8:27-35
James 2:14-18
What good is it, my brothers and sisters,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?
If a brother or sister has nothing to wear
and has no food for the day,
and one of you says to them,
“Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well, ”
but you do not give them the necessities of the body,
what good is it?
So also faith of itself,
if it does not have works, is dead.

Indeed someone might say,
“You have faith and I have works.”
Demonstrate your faith to me without works,
and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.

The works James requires are not done apart from faith but done in faith, not done instead of faith but done because of faith. Faith is the underlying stance of Christian life; deeds are the way of life; becoming mature and complete is the goal of Christian life. James cannot be charged with opposing deeds to faith, since he does not say, “I will show you deeds instead of faith.” Rather, he contends for a showing of both faith and deeds: I will show you my faith by what I do. He does not object to faith; he objects only to faith not accompanied by action. Simply stated, he wants Christians to have faith that works.

2nd Virtual Happy Hour with
Presiding Bishop Elect Francis
       September 10, 2015
The OPB is excited to announce our
2nd Virtual Happy Hour with Presiding Bishop Elect Francis Krebs!  All are welcome to join in Sept. 10th at 4pm PST, 5pm MST, 6pm CST, 7pm EST by calling phone # 712-432-0750 Code: 549473# or follow along via our Facebook page or our Twitter handle @ecc_opb.
Bishop Francis will be discussing events surrounding his upcoming Commissioning, give a report back on our current financial situation, share about some of the projects to create more unified structure in the areas of ordinations, incardinations, handling complaints or grievances, and much more!
There will also be time again for questions and answers, so think about what you would like to hear from our next presiding bishop.  We hope you can join us on Sept. 10th!

Fr. Henry on Vacation this week; 
Jerry to deliver homily; Board members available if needed

Fr. Henry is away on vacation this week. If you have a pastoral emergency during this time, please call one of our Board Members:
Jerry Schearer: 610-698-0818
Joan Hanley: 215-498-3213
Ben Renkus: 610-375-8209
Wendy Boyd: 610-207-8191
Kimmie Kalbach 484-794-1707
Rusty Brennan 610-207-9630

Nominating Committee

Now is the time to start looking ahead to our Annual Meeting in November and looking for new persons to fill the board.  Every year, two terms expire – so we have at least two positions to fill, but we can also add more members to the Board of Directors.
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  we are not forming, 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.


We love our greeters!  And we could use more!  They are the first impression for visitors and a welcoming smile when returners enter the chapel.  Its an important part of our ministry!

Kimmie Kalbach is our Greeter Coordinator.  She will be having a class after services, on Sunday September 13.  This is a mini-greeter class/ refresher class for anyone who currently greets or is interested in greeting.  So even if you just want to check it out and see if its something you might want to do – feel free!  See Kimmie for more details.
If there is another part of ministry you would like to know more about like setup/clean up;  Hospitality;  Lay-Assistant; Readers; Prayers; Chalicer; Offering Teller/Counter, etc….please see any board member! We need volunteers – at All Souls – EVERYONE IS A MINISTER – just find your part or parts!


TIME: 2 pm – 5 pm 

Location: Exeter Community Park  
More details and directions to come, but please save the date and start preparing now! Food, games, and lots of fun!  Bring  your family and friends!
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   
If you’ve been gone for the summer or even longer or moved away, but want a reason to come see everyone – then come join us!!!!  Everyone is welcome!


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 are now ready for phase II and Wendy is starting work on the new directory.   If your not sure if your info is correct please  email any changes to allsoulsecc@gmail.com.

DRIVERS NEEDED FOR TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY – help 1 or 2 Sundays a month by driving a family or older member who do not drive or have cars to and from church.  Its a great way to make friends, meet new people and become part of the ministry of All Souls.  If you can help, please email Jerry  – jerryws@outlook.com




How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
question of the week? 
Noting the communal aspect of this healing in the gospel, since others brought the man to Jesus, have I brought anyone to Jesus lately? Is there someone I should invite?