Joy Comes in the Morning!

The weekly Newsletter of 
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
June 2, 2016
Can you believe June is here already?    Mark your calendar for our next Pot Luck for June 18, when we will be hosting families from Family Promise!  And then July is a busy time with PRIDE events (see below).
 Don’t forget about our new addition to our weekly newsletter -LINKS to Sunday’s hymns.   When possible we will try to put any new hymns we are singing in the GOOD NEWS.  So in addition to knowing and reading this weeks scriptures you can also preview the hymns and be more prepared to sign.  MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE!!!!  These links are in the left column toward the bottom of the newsletter.
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.
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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:   For whom should I take the initiative in feeling pity and acting out of compassion, despite the risk?

 I Kings 17:17-24
 Psalm 30
 Galatians 1:11-19
 Luke 7:11-17
Psalm 30: 4-5; 8-12
4 Sing  the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.
5 For his anger  lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping  may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
8 To you, Lord, I called;
to the Lord I cried for mercy:
9 “What is gained if I am silenced,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear,  Lord, and be merciful to me;
Lord, be my help. “
11 You turned my wailing  into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth  and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise  you forever.
There is not much to add to the Psalms.  They so often speak for themselves.  But lets us remember that we serve a God who is faithful!  A God who is merciful!  A God who does help us – in ways we do not even know.  Let us come each Sunday and each day to give him Praise and Worship him!  Hope to see you at All Souls this Sunday!

Ecumenical Catholic Communion Synod – Parish Representatives sought

Every other year, the ECC holds a Synod, a type of National meeting.   We can send up to 4 delegates (two for House of Pastors, two for House of Laity).

The 2016 Holy Synod will be at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Fort Worth Texas, October 10-13.  If you are interested in attending please see any member of the Board of Directors for more details.   We need to finalize who is attending soon – as there is some work and research expected of each delegate before the Synod begins to help with the passing of legislation.

JUNE POT LUCK:  Saturday, June 18  –
Good ‘Ole Summertime!

Our last potluck before the summer break will be on Saturday, June 18th at 6:00 PM.  Please join us for great food and great fellowship!
Our theme will be  the Good ‘Ole Summertime!   Wear you favorite cool summertime outfit, bring your sunglasses, and share a favorite summer time story or family tradition – or both!
We will be hosting families from Family Promise this night.

All Souls Hosting Interfaith Service – Help Needed for fellowship
Help also needed for the All Souls Booth at Reading Pride

Reading Pride Interfaith Service 
July 9th, 7:00 PM 
All Souls will be hosting the Reading Pride Interfaith Service this year.  The Service will be held in Calvary’s main sanctuary and a light fellowship hour will be held after the service down in the Pine Room. There is a sign-up sheet available in the Heritage Room for people who wish to donate desserts. Any donations will be greatly appreciated! 
Reading Pride Celebration  
Sunday, July17th 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
All Souls will again have a booth at Pride that will include a children’s activity. We will need volunteers to help with the children and to help staff the booth.  You can volunteer for a certain time or spend the whole day! A sign-up sheet is available in the Heritage Room. Sunday Service will not be held on this day. 

Last year we had our first Parish Picnic.  It was great fun and a success and the parish demanded another one!  So we hope you can join us for our 2nd Annual Parish Picnic on Saturday, September 17.  If you would like to take charge of any aspect of the day (kids games; adult games; food arrangement; etc) – we would welcome volunteers!!!!  See any board member today!
Other Fall Dates to save!
Saturday, October 6 – Pot luck
Saturday, November 6 – Annual Meeting
Saturday, December 10 – COOKIE BAKE 

How are you doing answering this  past week’s 
question of the week? 
How will I love and respect Jesus truly present in the needy this week?