|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:
How well do I follow the example of St. Francis of Assisi in my respect for the environment, animals, and the poor. Do I truly appreciate all those good and beautiful things which almighty God has created?
Sirach 50: 1,3 – 4, 6 – 7
Praise the LORD from the earth, *
you sea-monsters and all deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and fog, *
tempestuous wind, doing his will;
Mountains and all hills, *
fruit trees and all cedars;
Wild beasts and all cattle, *
creeping things and winged birds;
Kings of the earth and all peoples, *
princes and all rulers of the world;
Young men and maidens, *
old and young together.
Let them praise the Name of the LORD, *
for his Name only is exalted,
his splendor is over earth and heaven.
Even in this world, dark and bad as it is, God is praised. The powers of nature, be they ever so strong, so stormy, do what God appoints them, and no more. Those that rebel against God’s word, show themselves to be more violent than even the stormy winds, yet they fulfil it. View the surface of the earth, mountains and all hills; from the barren tops of some, and the fruitful tops of others, we may fetch matter for praise. And assuredly creatures which have the powers of reason, ought to employ themselves in praising God. Let all manner of persons praise God. Those of every rank, high and low. Let us show that we are his saints by praising his name continually. He is not only our Creator, but our Redeemer; who made us a people near unto him.
|Help with our Yankee Candle Fundraiser!
Look for “Sign up to be a seller”, then put in this group #990068693 and your date of birth. Follow the instructions and you will have your own seller page in a few short steps.
If you want to sell directly to friends and family using a catalog, we will have packets at the church available after each service. Sale will go until October 16…orders due by October 18. Online sales can continue until December. Please contact Jerry with any questions.
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our first Annual Parish Picnic on September 26. We had a great crowd, great games, awesome food, and a fabulous time as the All Souls family.
It was great to see so many gathered in one place including some your friends and family who came as guests! We can’t wait until next year!!!
Web-Site Review Team
Is our website effective? Are there ideas to make it better?
Do you have an eye for detail? Have any technical skills?
If you want to be on a short web-site review team, please see Henry, Kimmie, or any board member.
|JEFF CHU – Does Jesus Really Love Me? : An Afterword
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America is part memoir and part investigative analysis that explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America.
The quest to find an answer is at the heart of Does Jesus Really Love Me?-a personal journey of belief, an investigation, and a portrait of a faith and a nation at odds by award-winning reporter Jeff Chu.
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm
Albright College – Klein Lecture Hall
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
UPDATE YOUR INFO!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Parish Directories to be handed out at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 1.
|All Saints Sunday & Parish Annual Meeting coming soon! Sunday, November 1
Make plans to join us for All Saints Sunday for a special All Souls Feast Day Service.
Our annual parish meeting and potluck will follow in the Pine Room.