Fourth Sunday of Lent
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
As we begin our holy season of Lent, 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 on Sunday but also in our journey together through Lenten sacrifices to
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 can I kindle Jesus’ light in my daily life? To whom can I bring this light?
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a
Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Brothers and sisters:
You were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light,
for light produces every kind of goodness
and righteousness and truth.
Ephesians 5:8 says that converted persons are “light in the Lord” and should “walk as children of light.” This light is revealed in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. This is what others should witness in us and be guided by as an example. Each of these three terms covers a different aspect of our witness.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, in his Darkness and Light, a commentary on Ephesians 4 and 5, writes that this goodness is “indicative of a perfect balance in the various parts of the personality. A good man is a balanced man, a man in whom everything that is noble and excellent works harmoniously together” (p. 402). Thus he can be gentle or sharp, but what he does always has the right balance and is good.
Such a person tries to promote the happiness of all around him. He is not selfish or self-centered, but because he has this balance himself, he desires that others have it too. This is how God is. God looks upon us in our misery, the result of sin, and in His goodness leads us to repentance. Sometimes the path to repentance for us is sharp and painful, but it is always good.
FAMILY GLOW BOWL A FUN TIME FOR ALL!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who attended our first parish bowling event! We had a great time with All Souls family, friends, and guests.
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?
How will I share with one other person my discovery of Christ as “Savior of the world”?