Praise the Lord all you Nations!

The weekly Newsletter of
A Welcoming Family of Faith!

Mark your calendar! Our 2nd Annual Church Cookout is scheduled for September 17. We are looking for people to help organize the event! See below!

With our annual meeting coming up in November, we are now looking for volunteers to serve on our nominating committee – and for new members of our Board of Directors. If interested in serving on the nominating committee – please see Jerry Schearer.

As a reminder we welcome all to be part our Sunday service as ministers. The new rota’s are out (see links to the left) – but lots of blanks.

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:
How can I spread true peace in my little corner of the world by “keeping my eyes fixed on Jesus”?
ISAIAH 66:18-21
PSALM 117:1, 2
HEBREWS 12:5-7, 11-13
LUKE 13:22-30

PSALM 117:1, 2
Praise the LORD all you nations; glorify him, all you peoples! For steadfast is his kindness toward us, and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.

All people called upon to praise God. – Here is a solemn call to all nations to praise the Lord, and proper matter for that praise is suggested. We are soon weary of well-doing, if we keep not up the pious and devout affections with which the spiritual sacrifice of praise ought to be kindled and kept burning. This is a gospel psalm. The apostle, Ro 15:11, quotes it as a proof that the gospel was to be preached to the Gentile nations, and that it would be entertained by them. For many ages, in Judah only was God known, and his name praised; this call was not then given to any Gentiles. But the gospel of Christ is ordered to be preached to all nations, and by him those that were afar off are made nigh. We are among the persons to whom the Holy Spirit here speaks, whom he calls upon to join his ancient people in praising the Lord. Grace has thus abounded to millions of perishing sinners. Let us then listen to the offers of the grace of God, and pray for that time when all nations of the earth shall show forth his praises. And let us bless God for the unsearchable riches of gospel grace.

Saturday, August 20. 6:00 pm – Pine Room
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We are hosting three families this Saturday from FAMILY PROMISE. You are invited to join us and be a blessing to these families – and enjoy their company.

This is a informal family style pot luck. Please feel free to join us for this special evening.

2nd Annual Parish Picnic coming soon!!!!: SEPTEMBER 17, 12 pm – 6 pm
Exeter Community Park

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!


New Board of Director members to be elected at Annual Meeting!

We need a few parishioners to serve on a nominating committee. The nominating committee will convene to select at least two people to serve on the Board of Directors. The board members are elected at our Annual Meeting on November 6. If you want to be on the nominating committee, please see Jerry.

If you are interested in being nominated to the Board of Directors, please see any current board members to ask questions about being a board member and express your interest. Board members serve a three year term.

LGBT Center of Greater Reading “50+ Coffee Group”

Wed. Sept. 14, 2016 at 9:00am
Berks Encore-Reading Center
40 N. 9th Street, Reading, Pa.

Updates to Medicare & Soc. Security Benefits. Enjoy coffee & conversation in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere.
For more information: Please call: 610-698-4063 or email:
Call for parking code: 610-374-3195 (FREE OFF STREET PARKING)


Only $5.00 !


Other sents include:

Almond, coconut, cucumber melon, lavender, lemon bliss, milk & honey, expresso truffle, Incense, key lime mint, lavender patchouli, rose, rosemary mint and peppermint.

Purchase some this Sunday after service!

How are you doing answering this past week’s question of the week?
How can I spread true peace in my little corner of the world by “keeping my eyes fixed on Jesus”?