Happy Spring 2017

All Souls - Where All Are Welcome

Upcoming Events

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, April 23

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, April 30

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, May 7

Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm – Wendy’s
Wednesday, May 14

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, May 21

Family Fun Night
5:00 – 10:00 PM – Friendly’s Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 24

 

Thoughts

The Prayer List is updated weekly. Please keep the people and needs of those on the list a part of your daily prayer life.

Rota’s are also updated and listed below, check for openings and where your help in ministry is needed this week or next month!

Hospitality

Those scheduled to bring something to share after worship are those who’s last names begin with:

  • May 7: A-F
  • May 14: G-L
  • May 21: No Hospitality Hour
  • May 28: M-R

IF YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE IF ITS YOUR WEEK!

This Week's Hymns

  • Entrance Hymn: # 462 Alleluia
  • Offering Hymn: # 583 We Walk by Faith, vs. 1-3
  • Recessional Hymn: # Sing with All the Saints in Glory, vs. 1-3

Ecumenical Catholic CommuniionAll Souls ECC is a parish of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion

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GOOD NEWS The Weekly Newsletter of All Souls ECC

A Welcoming Community of Faith!

We hope you had a Happy and Blessed Easter! Thank you for everyone who was able to join us for the Easter Vigil – and if you were not able to, we certainly hope to see you soon. We love you and welcome you worship with us when you are able!
 
Spring is here and bring a busy May and June – but let us hold on the truth and good news of Easter – He is Arisen and He is Alive!
 
Happy Spring 2017!
2 Acts Better Together

This Week's Reading 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 or to what situation this week can I bring Jesus’ healing gift of shalom by offering my own forgiveness and reconciliation?

Sunday's Scripture Reading
  • Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47
  • Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
  • 1 Peter 1:3-9
  • John 20:19-31
  • Acts 2:42-43

They devoted themselves 

to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life,
to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.
Awe came upon everyone,
and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

In these verses we have the history of the truly primitive church, of the first days of it; its state of infancy indeed, but, like that, the state of its greatest innocence. They kept close to holy ordinances, and abounded in piety and devotion; for Christianity, when admitted in the power of it, will dispose the soul to communion with God in all those ways wherein he has appointed us to meet him, and has promised to meet us. The greatness of the event raised them above the world, and the Holy Ghost filled them with such love, as made every one to be to another as to himself, and so made all things common, not by destroying property, but doing away selfishness, and causing charity

Reading PrideAn Evening at Stirling

“An Evening at Stirling” has become a great way to celebrate with the LGBTQ community in supporting Reading Pride Celebration.

Mark your calendars for May 21 at 3:00 pm! Tickets and more information on the Reading Pride website.

Friendly's

Wednesday, May 24

Friendly’s Family Fun Night & Fundraiser

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fightin Phil’s SCREWBALL

5:30 – 7:00 pm!

INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OUT!

June 24 Potluck!

6:00 PM – Pine Room

Join your All Souls Family – along with our guests from Family Promise!

This will be out last Pot Luck until October! So lets make it a great one!

Survey ResultsSurvey Results & Discussions

Thanks to everyone who took our Parish Survey at the annual meeting. You will see a link to the left that links to a PDF of the results.

The board has discussed some of the suggestions already – but we’d like to hear more from you. So we will be leading some discussion during our fellowship time after the service to ask for more in depth results. Also – as always, everyone is welcome to attend any Board Meeting. We have the first part of every meeting reserved for “Parishioner’s Concerns”. If interested in speaking at a Board meeting; just see Jerry or any board meeting.

Here are the results for the question of “What do you like most or least about All Souls”

  • We never finish a whole song. I think we should finish the song.
  • Do easier upbeat songs, fellowship/praise songs.
  • Love the family atmosphere. Love that All Souls is Inclusive.
  • People are like family.
  • Music needs work – change it up!
  • Like the people. Dislike the loss of good people.
  • I love the music and homilies. Father Henry always has meaningful words
  • hat help and make me think.
  • Best: Friendly with opportunities to help.
  • Love the closeness of the people.
  • Least: Too long.
  • Best: Fellowship; the people that come here.
  • Love it all / not enough for bad stuff.
  • Sense of family. Not enough outreach.
  • For a complete listing of the results see the link to the left.
Question of the Week

How are you doing answering this past week's question of the week? How will I bring the reality of having met the Risen Jesus in word, Eucharist and others to those who may never have encountered the transforming power of his compassionate love?