The Wisdom of the Cross

The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!

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!

By popular demand, our first ever BINGO NIGHT Pot Luck is coming up on February 18 – we hope to see you there!

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:
Is there a situation in my life calling for a reconciliation that will not happen unless I make the first move? How soon will I do so?

Sirach 15:15-20
Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 1 Corinthians 2:6-10
Matthew 5:17-37

1 Corinthians 2:9-10
But as it is written:
What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,
and what has not entered the human heart,
what God has prepared for those who love him,
this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.

Paul argues that we are only mature if we have the right perspective on the cross. Is the cross your solution to church conflict? Is it the means of unity? Then you are mature. Is the cross your solution to your marriage and family difficulties? Is it the means of reconciliation? Then you are mature. Is the cross your solution to work conflict? Is it the means of getting along with your boss and coworkers? Then you are mature. We never move on from the cross of Christ-only into a more profound understanding of the cross.

February 18 – POT LUCK AND BINGO NIGHT!

6:00 pm – Pine Room

Friends and Family Welcome!

Bring your favorite foods, snacks, or deserts for Pot Luck to enjoy with your All Souls Family.

Then enjoy a fun filled night of BINGO! Win prizes of all sorts!

(Prize donations are also accepted)

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 18 – BOWLING
  • Saturday, April 8
  • Saturday, May 20
  • Wednesday, May 24 – (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?

How can the light of Christ’s presence in me bring light to the darkness of racism, fear, hunger, oppression, and other evils in the world? How can I be a lamp on a lampstand?

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