The GOOD NEWS from All Souls
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Our annual meeting coming up November 6, we hope you can join us! Welcome to our new friends who have become part of our All Souls family!
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:
Where will I go in search of those who want to see Jesus?
Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14
2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2
Luke 19: 8-10
Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”
Unknown to the crowd, inside that house a miracle was taking place. Earlier when Jesus had been questioned about who could be saved He had spoken of God doing the impossible. No doubt all would have seen as impossible the conversion and transformation of this evil man who had caused his people such harm. But this day God had done the impossible. For this man, who all his life had coldly calculated how he could extract as much as possible out of people by fair means or foul, suddenly became a giver.
Jesus’ presence had affected him profoundly. ‘Am giving.’ This may suggest that he has already given instructions to his clerks to work out who was owed what.
Here then was the evidence of genuine repentance. Here is the explanation of Jesus’ presence in his house. For we need to recognise that Jesus did not just mix with any tax collectors, He mixed with those who were interested in His message. He did not meet with them to talk about the races, or to learn about their jobs. He met with them to talk about God.
Annual Meeting – Sunday, November 6 – 2:30 pm
All Souls Annual Meeting takes place each year on our Feast Day. It is a time for us to reflect on the past year, set some goals for the future, and enjoy the blessings of God on All Souls.
We will also have some official business, such as a report from the ECC Synod, budget report, and election of board members. We will be also asking for your feedback!
This does serve as our POT-LUCK for November. The Board will be providing hamburgers and hotdogs. You are invited to bring side dishes, snacks, drinks, and deserts!
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY – ALL SOULS FEAST DAY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Join us for our Feast Day on Sunday, November 6 for our 1:00 service. We will remember the Saints and all Souls that have gone before us. This is followed by our Annual Meeting in the Pine Room.
DON’T FORGET to SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR!
We would like to welcome all those who have joined us in worship in recent months!
Stephanie and Alexandra Rojas and Yolanda Cooper
Welcome to All!
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YANKEE CANDLE SALE – Incarnation Lutheran
Help Support our friends at Incarnation Lutheran by buying candles or other gift products from YANKEE CANDLE!
We will have a order form in the foyer area during Social Hour this Sunday or go to yankeecandlefundraising.com and you will use this code in the lower left box for group code. 990047712
All Souls will not be doing a candle sale this year, so we encourage you to get your candles, gifts, and holiday needs through Incarnation and help support them.
COOKIE BAKE – December 10 – 6:00 pm
Mark your calendar! Our annual cookie bake is always a good time. So get your recipes ready and make plans to join us on Saturday, December 10. So many cookies to trade and share that you’ll be all set for Christmas!
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!
Order Forms available for Christmas Gifts!
How are you doing answering this past week’s question of the week?
How attentive will I be in listening for the cues about the kind of prayers our loving God wishes to hear from me?