Run with endurance!!!
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
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. If your not sure what you can do to be a part of the ministry – see below!
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”?
Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10
Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18
Brothers and sisters:
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us
and persevere in running the race that lies before us
while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus,
the leader and perfecter of faith.
For the sake of the joy that lay before him
he endured the cross, despising its shame,
and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.
The Hebrew readers of this book needed encouragement to face persecution. They were called to follow the perfect example of Jesus, who overcame difficult circumstances. Jesus the perfect model of faith, obeyed God to the point of death. He looked beyond his immediate, painful circumstances and knew that his sacrifice would bring life to others. Look for joy in difficult times. How can others benefit from your struggle? Look beyond the pain and find God’s purpose for your struggle.
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!
ALL ARE MINISTERS AT ALL SOULS!
ROTAs in need of volunteers!
We invite you to be part of the ministry of All Souls! One of the ways you can minister is to be a part of our Sunday worship service.
Maybe you can come early (11:30 or 12 noon) to help set up the chapel for the service or the Heritage room for the fellowship hour (or help take down after service).
Or maybe you like to greet people when they arrive – especially our visitors and new members; then you can be greeter.
If you like to read, we can use readers for the scriptures (at the lectern) or for prayers of the people (from your seat).
Right now we only have three lay assistants to assist Fr. Henry at the alter. (He needs all the help he can get!) So more are needed.
Do you like to count money? We need help after the service as counters and tellers with the offering.
We also need help after the service with taking down chapel so its ready for the next congregation and also help over with hospitality set up and clean up.
Transportation Ministry – helping pick up or take home people who are not able to drive or have transportation to service, but want to come to be part of our Sunday services.
Hospitality – Helping with our fellowship hour.
So as you can see – there are many ways for you to be involved with the ministry of All Souls. You don’t need to do something every week – but if each person volunteered for something once or twice a month; we would be able to use more of the gifts and talents that God has given to our All Souls family!
Training is available for all of the part of the service from set up to greeting to reading to lay assistant. So you are not alone! If you are interested, please sign up on the ROTA which is at the back of the church each week or at fellowship hour. We try to plan ahead and fill in two months in advance. Unfortunately we have many blank spots right now in July and August (see links to the left). Please speak with BEN with any questions about the Rota, he is our rota organizer. Of course you may speak to Henry or any board member at anytime as well. (Greeting – see Kimmie, Hospitality – see Wendy or Jay, Transportation – see Jerry)
Thank you for your consideration.
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 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
CLEAN YOUR SOUL AND YOUR BODY with ALL SOULS HANDMADE SOAP!!!!
Only $5.00 !
COLORS of ALL SOULS
Other scents 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?
What changes do I have to make to ensure that I recognize Jesus in all others? More challenging, what changes do I have to make to ensure that others recognize Jesus ready to love and care for them in me?