Christ the King Sunday and The GOOD NEWS from All Souls
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
This Sunday we celebrate Christ the King Sunday! We hope you can join us!
At the Annual Meeting we handed out some surveys, to get opinions and suggestions. See the article below for more information and a link to download the survey.
Our Cookie Bake is just around the corner on December 10! Hope you can join us!
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:
When and how do I intend to ask Jesus daily, “Jesus, remember me in your kingdom”? How can I help those in need remember how completely and mercifully Jesus always loves them?
2 Samuel 5:1-3
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Above him there was an inscription that read,
“This is the King of the Jews.”
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,
“Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you,today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: ‘THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS'” (v. 38). Such inscriptions are customary. By informing passersby of the nature of the criminal’s crime, Rome hopes to deter future crimes. While the inscription is intended as a statement of condemnation, here “it confesses who Jesus really is”. This inscription “was the first thing about Jesus committed to writing and probably the only thing concerning Jesus actually written during Jesus’ lifetime”
Both criminals ask to be saved:
- The first does so out of unbelief (v. 39), but the second does so out of faith (v. 42):
- The first acknowledges no wrong and criticizes Jesus. The second acknowledges his guilt and Jesus’ innocence.
- The first wants only to be freed from his cross so that he can resume life as he has known it. The second asks for Jesus to remember him when Jesus comes into his kingdom-a much more significant vision of salvation.
- The first received nothing, but the second received all that he asked.
December 10 – 6:00 pm – Pine Room
Our annual cookie bake is always a GREAT time. So get your recipes ready and make plans to join us on Saturday, December 10.
Pre-make your dough and bring any toppings you need. We will then work together to bake the cookies, while we share in some food, music, and games. So many cookies to trade and share that you’ll be all set for Christmas!
Christmas Eve Recital
Do you sing? Do you play an instrument? Or know someone who does?
We are currently seeking musicians who would like to be a part of our Christmas Eve Recital. This will start at 11:30 pm ahead of the candlelight service. We need musicians to simply play or sing one song. If interested please see Joe or any board member.
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.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Do you have opinions? Suggestions?
The board is always seeking feedback on liturgy, ministries, how we are communicating, and more.
But we also understand that not everyone likes to talk face to face or can come to a board meeting. So we have a survey that you can download, complete, and then turn in anonymously (so don’t put your name on it).
These were handed out at the Annual Meeting and have also been available at each the service. But if you didn’t get one yet, you can download it using the link below.
Please tear off the last page. This page is about how you can volunteer and maybe get involved in other areas of All Souls. So with the last page – tear it off and please put your name on it, so we can contact you.
Please return all surveys and ministry forms by Christmas Eve. THANK YOU!
CLEAN YOUR SOUL AND YOUR BODY with ALL SOULS HANDMADE SOAP!
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 will I stay focused this week on the coming of the Lord at the end of time? What do I need to do?