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The weekly Newsletter of 
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
March 31, 2016
Dear Michael,
 What a joyous Holy Week and Easter Celebrations we had at All Souls.  For those that were a part of it, we hope you were blessed For those who were not able to make it, we missed you and hope that you are able to join us soon!
Other great things happening below like our Reading Phillies Ticket Sales, our Friendly’s fundraiser, and our April Pot luck!  See below for more details!
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:

To whom should I go this Easter week sharing Jesus’ peace and forgiveness?
Psalm 118:13-15, 22-24
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
The joyful shout of victory
in the tents of the just:

The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.

The psalmist understood that in the midst of calamity, God was with him.  God promised to guard and cherish his people forever.  We can live in assurance and calm.  Despite troubles around us, if we love and trust God, he will be with us.  We have nothing to fear if we put our trust in our Guardian.    We have the assurance that in the storms of life today, Jesus Himself will be standing just outside the door waiting to be invited in.  He is waiting to share a meal with us, waiting to share our sorrows, to renew our courage, to come in and talk intimately.

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!

How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
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?