The GOOD NEWS from All Souls
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
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.
Harvest Fest Pot Luck! = October 15.
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:
In order to answer Jesus’ unanswered question from today’s Gospel-“When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” – with a heartfelt yes, to whom must I show Jesus’ compassionate mercy?
Exodus 17: 8-13
2 TIMOTHY 3:14-4:2
Exodus 17: 8-13
In those days, Amalek came and waged war against Israel. Moses, therefore, said to Joshua, “Pick out certain men, and tomorrow go out and engage Amalek in battle. I will be standing on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses told him: he engaged Amalek in battle after Moses had climbed to the top of the hill with Aaron and Hur. As long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel had the better of the fight, but when he let his hands rest, Amalek had the better of the fight. Moses’hands, however, grew tired; so they put a rock in place for him to sit on. Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other, so that his hands remained steady till sunset. And Joshua mowed down Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Who is holding up your hands? Who’s hands can you hold up to help win a battle?
HOMECOMING POT LUCK – OCTOBER 15
Join us for our Homecoming Fall Festival Pot Luck! Its been a busy summer and fall – so join us as we celebrate our HOMECOMING and all the wonderful food that FALL brings!
6:00 pm, Saturday October 15 in the Pine Room. Bring your family, friends, and your favorite foods, deserts, or drinks!
We hope to see you there, even if we haven’t seen you since last year! Happy Homecoming!
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.
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.
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 which Henry, Jerry, and Kimmie are attending AND election of board members.
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!
If you are reading this Thursday afternoon/evening, Fr. Henry, Jerry, and Kimmie are on their way back from the ECC Holy Synod in Fr. Worth Texas. Some updates and pictures have been posted on the All Souls Facebook Page – and a more complete update on the Synod will be given at the Annual Meeting on November 6.
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?
How can I strengthen my commitment to imitate Jesus’ compassionate mercy?