This Week’s GOOD NEWS

We had a great Feast Day Celebration and Annual Meeting. Thanks to those who could make it.  If you didn’t make it, please see various articles below about the meeting and ways that you can get involved in the ministry of All Souls.

CONGRATULATIONS! To Linda and Lou who were married on Saturday, October 31. We wish you many years of happiness and joy together!  We are blessed to have you as part of All Souls.    Many thanks to Fr. Henry who officiated the wedding, Ben who was Lay Assistant, Wendy for doing a reading, Rusty for Prayers of the People, and Joan for being a chalicer.  The wedding and the reception were a nice celebration of love and commitment.

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:

In these though economic times, when the virtue of prudence demands careful stewardship of our limited resources, what will it mean for me, this week and during the holiday season, to give “all I have” to serve others.?
1 Kings 17:10-16
Psalm 146: 4-9
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44
Hebrews 9:26-28
But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

If you thought the human high priest had power, you might want to take a peek at Jesus. He isn’t fumbling around in earthly temples: he’s going straight for the source of power in the universe-God.  Jesus saved the world with blood, but it was a one-time deal only. That’s how powerful his sacrifice was, and that’s why it’s that much better than anything humans could dream up.
The writer of Hebrews tells us that our salvation isn’t dependent upon our repeated and numerous confessions. The sacrifice of Christ, once and for all, has made us right with God. Not that we don’t humbly stand before God, recognizing that we often fall short. We should and do. But the piece of real estate we stand on is at the foot of the cross, grateful that God sees us through the “once and for all” sacrifice of Jesus. That’s a generous God!
Loving God, we stand at the cross, seeking your mercy. Forgive us for all the times and ways we have let you down. Thank you for seeing us through your son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thank you for attending out our FEAST DAY CELEBRATION last week and helping to remember all the Saints who have gone before.

Thank you also to all those who were part of our pot-luck celebration at our Annual Meeting as we reviewed our past year and discussed our future years ahead.  It was a great celebration of God’s blessing on All Souls.

Board of Director Elections: Congratulations to the following members who were voted to serve a 3 year term on the Board of Directors.
  • Wendy Boyd (re-election for 2nd term)
  • Kimmie Kalbach (re-election, for 1st full term)
  • Jay Berrios (election of 1st term)

May God bless you and give you wisdom as you serve All Souls.

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.


Thanks to Francois Bessing for his two  solo

Hymns accompanied by Joe Dicindio adding to the solemnity of our worship.
Also to Geert and Joe for the rousing rendition, organ & piano, of “When the
Saints Go Marching In” during our recessional.



As shared at the annual meeting, we are looking at hospitality coordinator or co-coordinators and helpers.   This is for the fellowship hour after the Sunday services but also for pot-lucks and other social activities we might have.   There were a lot of great ideas presented and we would love to have people to help out; plan; coordinate etc.  If you want to be part of this team please see Wendy or any board member for more information or to volunteer!



Did you know we have children’s education every-other week? (mostly).   If you have children or grandchildren, we ask that you make a special effort to have them here on the Sunday’s we have children’s ed and allow them to attend during the fellowship hour! 

 This month, children’s ed is November 8 and 22!

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 can I do to make someone feel that they belong again to the family of God’s people?  Who among my beloved departed should I make a conscious effort to imitate because of their faithful lives?