First Sunday of Lent
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!
Coming up this week is Good Thyme for Life and Lenten Soups at Calvary UCC. Take note that instead of our March Pot Luck, we are doing Family Glow Bowl on March 18. See details below on all these events.
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:
In what area of my life have I not trusted God’s providential care for me? How can I change that this Lent, even while making myself a living sign for someone else of God’s care?
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17
Psalm 51: 10-12, 14-15
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise
Our focus as individuals and as a parish community is to do our best in following the disciplines of this holy season: prayer, fasting and alms giving.
Prayer – select a special person in your life each week and say a little prayer each day for that individual.
Fasting – select a meal one day of the week where you will eat a little less, great for weight loss and healthy for the body as well.
Almsgiving – save your spare change in the All Souls plastic container which will assist us in our outreach programs.
Together as a parish community let us not only support one another with the commitment to regular attendance is Sunday but also in our journey together through Lenten sacrifices to Easter joy.
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!
Lenten Suppers at Calvary
Calvary will be hosting Lenten Suppers. Calvary’s confirmation class thought it would be nice to know more about the groups “nesting” in the building. All are welcome to attend.
6 pm is soup and salad. 6:30 pm is the 1/2 hour program.
- March 8 – Rev. Olga Moreira, Co-Pastor, Path of Holiness Pentecostal Church
- March 15 – Confirmation Class and Pastor Steve
- March 22 – Rev. Alberto Balio, Pastor, Shalom Seventh Day Adventists
- March 29 – Rev. Henry Pruski, Pastor, All Soul’s Ecumenical Catholic Church
- April 5 – Special Music
If you would like to attend March 29 OR any date, please let Henry know so he can give the count to Calvary to help prepare the food.
Wednesday, May 24 – Friendly’s Family Fun Night & Fundraiser)
INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OUT!
How are you doing answering this past week’s 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?