The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
Sorry for this issue being a couple days late this week – but we hope you enjoy reading our news, pray for our prayer list, getting a preview of Sundays scriptures and hymns, and take note of upcoming events!
WELCOME to our visitor and new parishioners. We have some new faces joining us for worship! Come join us this Sunday as
we welcome new members to the All Souls Family!
We had a great time at our first ever BINGO NIGHT Pot Luck last weekend – thanks to everyone who brought food, prizes, and friends. Thanks to Richard Wagner for bringing the bingo machine!
LENT begins with ASH WEDNESDAY on March 1, we will have a service at 7:00 pm.
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:
What practical commitment-to which charity or person-can I make before Lent begins this Wednesday so that my prayer, fasting, and almsgiving will reflect Jesus’ radical call to trust?
Matthew 6: 33
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Matthew Poole’s Commentary
The kingdom of God, and his righteousness, in this verse, are terms comprehensive of whatsoever appertaineth to the honour and glory of God, either as means, or as the end. Let your principal care and study be how to get to heaven, and how to promote the kingdom of God in the world; to bring your hearts into subjection to the will of God, that the kingdom of God may be within you, and how to bring others to the obedience of faith and of the will of God. And for the things of this life, it shall fare with you as it did with Solomon, (1 Kings 3:12), who asked not riches and honour, but had them. You shall have for your necessities, (Psalm 37:4 Mark 10:30 1 Timothy 4:8).
LENT BEGINS! ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, MARCH 1, 7 PM
Fastnachts Sale – Centre Park Historic District
Saturday, 2/25: 11 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, 2/26: 11 AM – 4 PM
Monday, 2/27: 6 PM – 8 PM
The Inn at Centre Park, 740 Centre Ave
$8 per dozen
Pre-Order your Fasnachts by contacting the Inn at Centre Park at InnKeeper@TheInnAtCentrePark.com or call 610.374.8857.
WHEN WE RISE
ABC MiniSeries on the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement
A chronicled re-telling the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27: 9:00-11:00 p.m. “WHEN WE RISE” Premiere
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1: 9:00-11:00 p.m. “WHEN WE RISE” Parts II and III
THURSDAY, MARCH 2: 9:00-11:00 p.m. “WHEN WE RISE” Parts IV and V
FRIDAY, MARCH 3: 9:00-11:00 p.m. “WHEN WE RISE” Parts VI and VII
A Good Thyme For Life – Tuesday, March 7
Various Restaurants – 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A special dining event to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
GLOW BOWLING! MARCH 18, 3 pm – 5 pm!
Hiester Lanes, Reading, PA – SIGN UP TODAY!
Gonna mix up our monthly social event for March! Instead of a pot luck we will be doing a Parish Glow Bowl Party!!!
NO COST TO YOU! But we need to get a count of who will be there – so please be sure to sign up during the fellowship hour after the service the next few Sundays – or send us an email that lets us know you are coming! We want to be sure we reserve enough lanes!!!
2 hours of bowling and shoe rental are covered. Can bring money for snacks or drinks if you want!
SAVE THE DATES – 2017 POT LUCKS & Other Socials
Please mark your calendar for these dates in 2017!
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, April 8- Pot Luck
- Saturday, May 20 – Pot Luck
- Wednesday, May 24 – Friendly’s Family Fun Night & Fundraiser)
- Saturday, June 20 – Pot Luck
- Saturday, September 23 – ANNUAL PICNIC
- Saturday, October 21 – Pot Luck
- Sunday, November 5 – Annual Meeting & Potluck
- December 9 – Cookie Bake
How are you doing answering this past week’s question of the week?
Is there a person or situation in my life through which God is calling me to embrace Jesus’ revolutionary invitation to transform the world by love?