The Grace and Love of Christ!
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Our 2nd Annual Church Cookout is only a week away – September 17. See below for more details.
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.
NEW!!! Friendly’s Family Night & Fundraiser – October 5! See article below.
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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:
Grateful for experiencing God’s mercy myself, to whom should I reach out this week to offer my interest, kindness, understanding, maybe even forgiveness.
Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14
1 Timothy 1:12-17
1st Timothy 1:12-17
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Paul, who as “Saul” persecuted the church. But after his conversion he became a champion and leader of the new church of Christ. It was the GRACE of God who turned is life around. He extols this grace and love in this passage.
When did you last declare the Grace and Love of Christ?
2nd Annual Parish Picnic coming soon!!!!
SEPTEMBER 17, 12 pm – 6 pmExeter 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!
All Souls will provide the Hamburgers, Hotdogs and rolls/buns. Please feel free to bring other things for the grill, or side dishes, or salads, or snack food, or drink, or whatever you want to bring – but most importantly bring yourself, family, and friends!
INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!!
NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for parking code: 610-374-3195
(FREE OFF STREET PARKING)
FRIENDLY’S FAMILY FUN NIGHT & FUNDRAISER!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5: 5 pm – 8 pm
Bring your family and friends for a night out at Friendly’s at 3024 Penn Ave in West Lawn! Can’t stay? Call ahead and pick up an order to go! We will have baked goods for sale, raffles for gift baskets, and more!
So join us for a good meal, some ice cream, and some fun! Please share this event and invite more friends!
HOW CAN YOU HELP? 1) To come out and have a meal. 2) Invite friends. 3) Provide Baked Goods 4) provide a raffle basket. Please see Kimmie or any board member for more information?
BRING YOUR SMILING FACE AND ENJOY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND ICE CREAM!
SHUT IN? HAVE TO WORK? Can’t make it out? JERRY DELIVERS!!!! Just contact Jerry ahead of time with what meal you want and we will deliver it to you! Ice Cream delivery might be limited (could melt or be eaten on the way) – but we will try!!!
CLEAN YOUR SOUL AND YOUR BODY with ALL SOULS HANDMADE SOAP!!!!
Only $5.00 !
COLORS of ALL SOULS
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 must I transform myself to live Jesus’ gospel so that I can offer everyone his generous, compassionate, self-sacrificing love?