The Throne of Grace

Yankee Candle Fundraiser CATALOG orders due this Sunday, October 18.  You can still buy and sell online – information is below.  But if you did any catalog orders; please bring your order sheets and money this week!


We had such great fun at our 1st Annual Parish Picnic in September that we will continue that fun with our FALL FEST POT LUCK on Saturday, October 25 @ 6 pm! Please join us!
ALL SOULS SUNDAY, which is our feast day and our Annual Meeting is just around the corner on November 1.  We hope you will plan to join us we celebrate our Feast Day!  See below about getting your loved ones names read during the service, what to bring for the pot luck and other information about the meeting.


Find the link on the left hand side of the newsletter under the ECC logo to click to a video of the commissioning of Bishop Francis!
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:

Do I insist on asserting my superiority over others?  What changes in behavior are necessary for me to give up such pretensions to power?
Isiah 53: 10-11
Psalm 91:9-16
Hebrews 4:14-16
Mark 10:35-45
Hebrews 4:14-16
Brothers and sisters:
Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
Jesus, the Son of God,
let us hold fast to our confession.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
yet without sin.
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.
All Christians struggle with two crucial areas that will make or break us in the Christian life: perseverance in times of trial; and, prayer. As you know, they are connected. A vital prayer life is essential to endure trials.  Prayer is our supply line to God in the battle. His abundant, sustaining grace flows to us through prayer. Because prayer is so vital, the enemy tries to sever that supply line. When we suffer, the enemy often whispers, “God doesn’t care about you and He isn’t answering. Why waste your time with these worthless prayers?” It’s easy to get discouraged and quit praying, which cuts us off from the very help that we need!
This text is one of the most encouraging passages in the Bible when it comes to perseverance and prayer. The first readers of this epistle were tempted to abandon their Christian faith and return to Judaism because of persecution. The author has just given an extended exhortation, using the bad example of Israel in the wilderness. They failed to enter God’s rest (a picture of salvation) because of unbelief and disobedience. Therefore, we must be diligent to enter that rest. If we will respond in faith and obedience to God’s Word, it will expose our sin and show us His ways. It is foolish to think that we can hide our sin from God, because everything is naked and laid bare in His sight (4:12-13).
From  Author Steven J. Kole.   Click on the link for the full text or listen to audio.


BUY PRODUCTS FOR YOURSELF:  Can use this link to buy candles, gifts, wrapping paper, centerpieces, and so much more!  40% will come back to ALL SOULS!   When you click on the link, you will see a “START SHOPPING” box in the lower corner.  Put the All Souls Group # in the box 99006893  the click “start shopping”.
BE AN ONLINE SELLER:  You can now signup to be a seller and then send your special link to friends and family via email, facebook, or twitter.   They use your link order from your page – and have the products mailed directly to them – ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES!!!  Use this code     and this link to make your own online page now:
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.

CATALOG ORDERS ARE DUE IN BY THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18.   Please bring all order forms and money to church on Sunday and give to Jerry.
Please contact Jerry with any questions.
POTLUCK – Saturday, October 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for our FALL FESTIVAL POT LUCK!  Bring your favorite FALL hot or cold entree, or a side dish, desert, snack, or drinks!   And don’t forget to bring your friends and family!
We will have crafts and games for the kids and the young at heart!!!
This will be in the basement/PINE ROOM.  Come to the door under the steps on Oley Street and ring the door bell.  Someone will come and unlock the door for you!

“Thank You” to Donna Torres for sharing her talent with us.
Her impeccable flute playing truly inspired and enhanced our worship.

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.  All Souls will provide hamburgers and hot dogs – but we need side dishes, snacks, deserts, and drinks!  Pot luck will be 2:15- 3:00 pm.  We will try to start the Annual Meeting about 3:00 pmand should last about 1 hour.
Remembrance of family/loved ones:  Part of our Feast Day Celebration will be remembering family/loved ones who have died.  We kindly request that names be submitted by 10/25/15 in order that they may be listed in the bulletin
11/1/2015 and read during the Canon of the Mass.   There are sheets at the fellowship hour after each service – or you may email them to the parish email.
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  –



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.

How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
question of the week? 
What barriers must I knock down in my life that prevent me from becoming a more faithful follower of Christ?