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:
What instructions do I have from the Lord on my mission to help spread his Good News to others this week?
Pslam 66:1-3. 4-5. 6-7.16. 20.
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth,
sing praise to the glory of his name;
proclaim his glorious praise.
Say to God, “How tremendous are your deeds!”
“Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you,
sing praise to your name!”
Come and see the works of God,
his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
The holy church throughout all the world lifts up her voice, to laud that Name which is above every name, to make the praise of Jesus glorious, both by word and deed; that others may be led to glorify him also. But nothing can bring men to do this aright, unless his effectual grace create their hearts anew unto holiness; and in the redemption by the death of Christ, and the glorious deliverances it effects, are more wondrous works than Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage
Reading Pride Interfaith Service
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!
We hope you can attend!
|TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY – HELP NEEDED|
We often have people who would like to come to check out our services and even become a member of All Souls – but lack transportation.
We already have some people who assist others in attending by providing transportation – but we could use more! We have a new person who would like to become a part of the All Souls Family – but needs a ride from the Mount Penn Apartments (19th Street). If you would be willing to help pick up and drop off this person, please contact Jerry Schearer. Or if you want to help pick up other person from your area, let us know!
Help needed for the All Souls Booth at Reading Pride
Reading Pride Celebration
Sunday, July 17th
2:00 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 July 17.
|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 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.
SAVE THE DATE – OUR FALL PICNIC:SEPTEMBER 17
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 onSaturday, 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