Blessings From All Souls
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Christmas and Epiphany Sunday have came and went. But may the Spirit of Christmas and the Love of God continue in our hearts. As we move into what is know as “ordinary” time we hope you will join us as your able to worship as a parish family. And don’t forget NEXT SATURDAY (January 21) is our first POT LUCK of the year! See more details below – bring your family and friends!
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: To whom and how am I being called to be the servant of God’s “raising and restoring” Jesus?
John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said,
‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.’
Our Lord, on returning from His temptation in the wilderness, came straight to John the Baptist. He was welcomed with these wonderful and rapturous words, familiarity with which has deadened our sense of their greatness. How audacious they would sound to some of their first hearers! Think of these two, one of them a young Galilean carpenter, to whom His companion witnesses and declares that He is of worldwide and infinite significance. It was the first public designation of Jesus Christ, and it throws into exclusive prominence one aspect of His work.
John the Baptist summing up the whole of former revelation which concentrated in Him, pointed a designating finger to Jesus and said, ‘That is He!’ My text is the sum of all Christian teaching ever since. My task, and that of all preachers, if we understand it aright, is but to repeat the same message, and to concentrate attention on the same fact-‘The Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.’ It is the one thing needful for you, dear friend, to believe. It is the truth that we all need most of all. There is no reason for our being gathered together now, except that I may beseech you to behold for yourselves the Lamb of God which takes away the world’s sin.
January 21 – 6:00 pm – Pine Room
Game Night Potluck!
Bring your favorite board games, friends, and family!!!!
SAVE THE DATES
2017 POT LUCKS & Other Socials
Please mark your calendar for these dates in 2017! Pot lucks all begin at 6:00 pm in the Pine Room (basement of Calvary).
Themes and/or activities will be announced for each month – so watch for those in the Good News! If you have ideas for activities, games, or themes for the pot lucks, please contact Wendy or any board member!
Saturday, January 21
Saturday, February 18
Saturday, March TBD
Saturday, April 8
Saturday, May 20
Wednesday, May 28
(Friendly’s Family Fun Night & Fundraiser)
Saturday, June 20
Saturday, September 23 – ANNUAL PICNIC
Saturday, October 21
Sunday, November 5 – Annual Meeting & Potluck
December 9 – Cookie Bake
How are you doing answering this past week’s question of the week?
What gifts will I bring with me to offer as I discover Christ in others?