Salvation Has Appeared to All Men!

The weekly Newsletter of 
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
January 8, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR from All Souls!  Many wishes for a 2016 of Health and Happiness. May the Love of God and the Peace of Jesus be be at the forefront of your new year and your heart.
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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 our actions, words and deeds this week, how will we live up to being “beloved daughters and sons with whom the Father is well pleased”?
Titus 2:11-14
Beloved: The grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, as we await the blessed hope,
the appearance of the glory of our great God and savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, eager to do what is good. 
The doctrine of grace and salvation by the gospel, is for all ranks and conditions of men. It teaches to forsake sin; to have no more to do with it. An earthly, sensual conversation suits not a heavenly calling. It teaches to make conscience of that which is good. We must look to God in Christ, as the object of our hope and worship. A gospel conversation must be a godly conversation. See our duty in a very few words; denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, living soberly, righteously, and godly, notwithstanding all snares, temptations, corrupt examples, ill usage, and what remains of sin in the believer’s heart, with all their hinderances. It teaches to look for the glories of another world. At, and in, the glorious appearing of Christ, the blessed hope of Christians will be complete: To bring us to holiness and happiness was the end of Christ’s death.


January 10 and 24 is Children’s Ed Sunday!   So we invite your kids and grand kids to join Joan for Children’s Ed after church on these dates!


We all love our pot lucks!  So make plans to join us in January for out potluck on Saturday the 16th at 6 pm in the Pine Room.

In addition to bringing your favorite foods to share – in January – bring your favorite board game!  Board games are part of every family – so after pot luck, we will play some board games as a the All Souls Family!!!  Lets get ready to have some fun!!
If you have ideas for future pot luck activities – please let anyone on the board know your ideas!!!!  Winter/Spring potlucks:February 20, March 12, April 16.



We are still 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!


How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
question of the week? 
What “recalculation” of my schedule or priorities must I make to answer the challenge of today’s Gospel to chart a direct route to a personal encounter with God-made flesh?