Peace I Leave You!

The weekly Newsletter of 
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
April 28, 2016
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Friendly’s Fundraiser.  We had a good time, introduced All Souls to some new people, raised some money- as well as some great food!  See more information and pictures below!    Our next fundraiser is the Centre Park Flea Market onMay 14, more information below.
And don’t forget to mark your calendars for our upcoming pot lucks. A list of dates are below – add them to your calendar now!  Our May pot luck is the 21st, and our theme is “The 70s'”.  So get your tie-dye and your recipes ready!!!
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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:

How can I be prayerfully open to the Spirit’s guidance like the early community?  To whom can I be compassionately responsive?

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29
Psalm 67
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23
John 14:23-29
John 14:23-29
Jesus said to his disciples: “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.
“I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, `I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.”
In the last evening he spends with the disciples before his death, Jesus tries to show them two elements of reality that are difficult to hold together: he is going away, yet he will not leave them orphaned.
Throughout the farewell discourse, Jesus makes it clear that followers love him by serving others. (One could say that Jesus’ love language here is “acts of service.”1) Although we might distinguish between loving Jesus and keeping his word, and imagine that we can do one but not the other, Jesus does not recognize that distinction. The clause in John 14:23b is a condition of fact: “Those who love me will keep my word…”2  Love for Jesus simply is love in action.

Thank you to everyone who made our first Friendly’s Fundraiser a Success!  A special thank you to Kimmie who chaired the event.
Also thanks to those who baked items for the bake sale, donate baskets to raffle off, who helped advertise the event, who came to the event, and who brought friends and family.
We had a great evening of fun and food and introduced All Souls to some new members in the community.  We also were able to raise over $400 to help meet some of the extra expenses we have for this years budget!  THANK YOU EVERYONE! (MORE PICTURES BELOW)

Centre Park Flea Market – ITEMS and VOLUNTEERS needed for All Souls Booth. Saturday, May 14.

The Centre Park flea market is Saturday, May 14.   All Souls will have an area at the Flea Market – but we need sellable items and volunteers!
If you have items to donate to the All Souls table – you can bring them that morning by 8 am…or bring the items to church the next two Sunday’s.  We also need volunteers to help sell the items and represent all Souls.
A volunteer sheet will be at the fellowship hour the next two Sundays. If you have any questions, please contact any board member.  Thank you for your items, time, and support!

Its a 70’s  Pot Luck!

Find your bell bottoms; your favorite tie-dye shirt, and other fabulous items from the 70s!

Our theme for the May pot luck is 70’s Night!  Looking forward to seeing lots of color and some funky dance moves.

Saturday, May 21
6:00 pm
Pine Room

We are all busy – but we hope you will take time to enjoy the company of your brothers and sisters at All Souls.  Our pot lucks and fall picnic are also a great time to invite friends and family to.
Saturday, May 21
Saturday, June 18
Saturday, September 17 – 2nd Annual Parish PICNIC!!!
Saturday, October 6
Saturday, November 6 – Annual Meeting
Saturday, December 10 – COOKIE BAKE 
Friendly’s Fundraiser – a look back

 Jerry  and Fr. Pruski thank our Fightin Phils player, second baseman Jesmuel Valentin  for joining us for the evening!

We even had this friendly canine show up!

How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
question of the week? 
How can I put into action Jesus’ commandment to love one another this week?