The Weekly GOOD NEWS Newsletter of All Souls
The weekly Newsletter of
ALL SOULS ECC
A Welcoming Family of Faith!
This Sunday, November 5 is ALL SAINTS Sunday. We hope you will join us if you can. After the service we will have our annual meeting. Let your voice be heard on several issues (see below).
We also kicked off our Blanket/Towel campaign! So bring in your new or gently used Blankets and Towels over the next few weeks so that we can donate them to the clients of Opportunity House.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the Good News – with this weeks scriptures, hymns, and other information. Feel free to share with friends and family.
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 can I do to make someone feel that they belong again to the family of God’s people? Who among my beloved departed should I make a conscious effort to imitate because of their faithful lives?
1 John 3:1-3
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if before men, indeed, they be punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their visitation they shall shine,
and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
they shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
and the LORD shall be their King forever.
Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his care is with his elect.
FEAST DAY and ANNUAL MEETING – November 5
We hope you will join us on Sunday, November 5 for our annual meeting – and celebration of our Feast Day.
We remember our loved ones at 1:00 pm with our All Saints Worship Service. Following worship will be our POT LUCK and Annual Meeting. We hope you will plan to join your All Souls Family for this celebration!
VOTING ISSUES: Let your voice be heard!
- Board Members
- Christmas Eve Service times
- 2018 Parish Picnic (locations, times, etc.)
Blanket & Towel Collection
We will be collecting blankets and towels (new or gently used) for Opportunity House clients through Thanksgiving.
As we move into the winter months and become more thoughtful and thankful that all that we have, please think of those with no home or bed and see what you are able to donate. THANK YOU.
FALL BOARD MEETINGS ANNOUNCED –
NEW BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
All members are welcome to attend board meetings. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm. You are welcome to observe and stay for the entire meeting (usually about 2 -3 hours), or you may just come at the beginning to share your thoughts, ideas, concerns, new ministry dreams, etc. Our Fall meetings are as follows:
- Thursday, August 17
- Wednesday, September 20
- Wednesday, October 18
- Tuesday, November 14
- Tuesday, December 12
We will be looking for two new board members for 2018 – so if your interested in learning more about what a board member does, please talk to any current board member or join us for any of these meetings.
How are you doing answering this past week’s question of the week?
Because we only love God as much as the neighbor we love the least, whom do I need to look at differently this week if I hope to look more like God?