Palm Sunday

“Good News”
 The weekly Newsletter of 
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
March 18, 2016
Palm Sunday and Holy Week is upon us.  We hope you will join us this Sunday as we sing HOSANNA TO THE KING and hear the reading the Passion.    Then joins us you are able Maunday Thursday and Good Friday, and we hope to see everyone for EASTER VIGIL on Saturday at 7:00 pm.
Please take the time to read the articles and information in this week’s “GOOD NEWS” including clicking on our prayer list and pray for the requests listed there. See special announcements below about some fundraisers coming up in April, our April Potluck,
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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:

As I look at the blessed palms that declare Jesus’ mercy, whom must I take the initiative to forgive from the heart, sharing this unconditional mercy?

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14-23, 56 (The Passion)
Philippians 3:8-14
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,  

who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,

he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death–
even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him

and gave him the name
that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians  continues talk about the Hope that is in Christ.   As Christian we know he is the Christ and Savior of the world.  The story of Christmas is when he took on the form of slave and humbled him self.  This week we find him obedient to the point of death on the cross.  But it does’t end there.  We know that he rose from the dead, that he holds the keys to death and that someday he will come again – and every knees shall bend and every tongue confess – everything we as Christians believe and come together to declare each week – especially this Holy Week.

Palm Sunday – 1:00 pm
Maunday Thursday – 7:00 pm
Good Friday – 7:00 pm
Easter Vigil – 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday – 1:00 pm

You’re Invited:



4:00 pm

Incarnation Lutheran Church
1101 Lancaster Ave, Reading, PA
Special Lenten Charity Offering

Don’t forget to bring your special Lent offering of sacrifice to any service during Holy Week.  Any funds collected for the special Lenten offering will support special outreach missions like Opportunity House; Family First; etc.
A stone,
no feelings
no heart
no shame
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)

April Pot Luck – 7th Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday, April 16 – 6:00 pm – Pine Room
Bring your favorite dish, desert, drink and/or games, photos from special days at All Souls, and STORIES to share with your All Souls Family.
We hope you can join us!  Mark it in your calendar today!

Thursday, April 21  5 pm-8 pm

Bring your friends, family, coworkers, and others to ALL SOULS night at Friendly’s (3024 Penn Avenue
West Lawn) on Thursday, April 21 from 5 pm – 8 pm.  This is a Fundraiser night for All Souls – but also a chance to be out in the community, enjoy some good food (and ice cream!!!), and tell others about All Souls.      We will also be selling baked good (donations needed) and doing basket raffles.  More surprises and information to come!  Questions? See Kimmie!

READING FIGHTIN PHILS Ticket Books for Sale!

We are currently selling books of tickets for the Reading Fightin Phils 2016 season as a fundraiser!  We need buyers and sellers!

See Kimmie for more details on selling tickets! See any of our kids to buy ticket books!

How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
question of the week? 
Jesus offered pardon unconditionally and graciously to the woman accused of adultery and to me. To whom can I offer this unconditional and gracious pardon?