The GOOD NEWS from All Souls

The weekly Newsletter of
A Welcoming Family of Faith!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Feast Day All Saints Service and our Annual Meeting last week. Your presence and participation is appreciated.

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:
How will I stay focused this week on the coming of the Lord at the end of time? What do I need to do?

sundayscriptureMalachi 3:19-20a
Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9
2 Thessalonians 3:7-12
Luke 21:5-19

Luke 21:8-15
“See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying,’I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’Do not follow them!
When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end.”
Then he said to them,”Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.
“Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony. Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.

As Jesus’ disciples, we should be prepared for persecution and be discerning about world events. In this world’s turmoil, we can also have great comfort that Jesus will return.

We all eagerly waited for one event or another in our lives. Do you look forward to Christ’s return?


Your Board of Directors works hard to keep All Souls functioning to meet our mission and minister to our parish and the Reading Community.

We welcome your input, your help with our ministry, suggestions, and your PRAYERS for wisdom. Please feel free to contact any board member.

At this past Annual Meeting there was an election of Board Members. We want to congratulate and thank these parishioners for serving on our Board.

Robert Waffle – 1st Term (2017-2019)
Joan Hanley – 2nd Term (2017-2019)
Ben Renkus – 2nd Term (2017-2019)

COOKIE BAKE – 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!

YANKEE CANDLE SALE – Incarnation Lutheran

candlewreathHelp 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 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.


Only $5.00 !


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?

What can I do to make someone feel that they belong again to the family of God’s people? Who among my beloved departed should I make a conscious effort to imitate because of their faithful lives?