February 22, 2018 – Second Sunday of Lent 2018

All Souls - Where All Are Welcome

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Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, February 25

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, March 4

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, March 11

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, March 18

Worship/Holy Eucharist
1:00 pm – Chapel
Sunday, March 25

 

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:

  • February 25: S-Z
  • March 4: A-F
  • March 11: G-L
  • March 18: M-R
  • March 25: S-Z

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

This Week's Hymns

  • Entrance Hymn: # 770 Transform Us
  • Offering Hymn: # 850 Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
  • Communion Meditation: # 422 Jesus Remember Me
  • Recessional Hymn: # Tis Good, Lord, Be Here

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

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A Welcoming Family of Faith!

Thank you for those that were able to gather for Ash Wednesday. The start of Lent is always an important time in the Church year. 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 a 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.

Fr. Henry Pruski

Romans 8:31

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:

In the Gospel, God says, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him” (Mark 9:7). What is Jesus saying to me? What is Jesus asking me to do?

Sunday's Scripture Reading
  • Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
  • Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
  • Romans 8:31b-34
  • Mark 9:2-10

ROMANS 8:31-32

Brothers and sisters:
If God is for us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own Son 
but handed him over for us all, 
how will he not also give us everything else along with him?
Just as asking this question is important, so is reminding ourselves of the answer. ‘If God is for us, then who is against us?’ Who can be our foe if God is on our side? Paul goes on in the next couple of verses to explain how God is the one who justified us ( Romans 8:33 ) and Jesus is the one who died for us (Romans 8:34) so in reality who can bring an accusation against us. This is so important to understand. So many people miss it in life if they do not understand the extent of God’s love towards them. Jude tells us to keep ourselves in the love of God (Jude 1:21) because he knew that having this revelation equips the saints to be powerful in the kingdom.
 
Today, I am blessed to know and understand that God loves me and nothing can or will separate me from him. As we celebrate Lent, may you take the time to praise God for the marvelous gift of Jesus.

Bishop Francis KrebsLenten Message from the ECC

Bishop Francis Krebs, presiding bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion and Pastor of Sts. Clare and Francis ECC in St. Louis, shares his message for Lent, 2018

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Good Thyme for Life

March 6

This past November, at our parish’s annual meeting, the congregation agreed that, as part of All Souls’ Ministry and Outreach, to participate in A Good Thyme For Life. This is an annual dining out event to benefit Co-County Wellness Services. The event helps to raise funds to support those affected by HIV/AIDS.

NOW THE TIME IS NEAR! Make plans to join us and invite your friends and family!

Tuesday March 6, 2018.

All Souls will be hosting at Blind Hartman’s Tavern, 2910 Pricetown Road, Temple.

11 am – 10 pm

WE NEED YOU!!! – We need people to volunteer to help at the restaurant that evening to assist with the selling of raffle tickets for raffle baskets. See any board member for more information on how you can help.

Question of the Week

How are you doing answering this past week's question of the week? What can I do to live up to my covenant with God during this season of Lent?