September 2012 Newsletter

This is All Saints’ newsletter for September 2012.

+ Calendar

+ Pastor’s article

+ ELCA “Hunger Rumblings” blog

+ 20-30s group

+ 39+ group

Good Soil Groups

Curious what Good Soil groups will be reading next? Click here for a Fall 2012 schedule.

Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk

Crop Walk Will be held Sunday October 7 at Modern Woodman Park. The Quad City Crop Walk is a bi-state walk where scores of churches and other faith groups enlist pledged sponsors to pay them to “walk for the hungry”. Rally at 1:00 pm; walk starts at 2:00 pm. Please contact Jeff Williams to walk or sponsor a walker. You can also contribute at Thank You missionaries.


Labor Day is on Monday, the 3rd of September. Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers and pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. The church office will be closed on this holiday.


Church-wide Potluck Picnic   Save the date Saturday, September 8 @ 3 pm at Anne & Scott Holtans’. Call Anne for more information or directions. Come one, Come all!


Calling all Ladies… Brie Collier, Laura McCreery and Kristen Reece are hosting a baby shower for Ellen Bloomingdale on Saturday, September 22nd beginning at 1:00 pm in the fellowship hall at All Saints Lutheran Church. Light refreshments will be served. Ellen and Brent are expecting a baby boy mid-October. Come help Ellen celebrate by showering her with gifts for the new baby. Ellen is registered at ToysRUs and Target. Let Kristen know if you plan on attending.

New Vision Team

All Saints already does Great Commandment ministry well. The New Vision team exists to follow the Spirit in transforming All Saints into a congregation that does passionate and effective Great Commission ministry too. (See “Great Commandment”: Matt 22:34-40 and “Great Commission”: Matt 28:16-20.)

New Vision Team members are: Katey Krull, Mary Jo Plumadore, Tim Sampiller, Julie Schoville, and Pastor Clark. Tim, Julie, and Pastor just returned from training in Seattle.


On Saturday, September 15th, all who gather will be composing a Purpose Statement from 9am to 1pm at All Saints. It will be a biblical, memorable, useable, and prayable statement of why All Saints is here. You and everyone is invited to be a part of this unique experience. Hope to see you there!

You can expect to see more New Vision updates here and elsewhere. Visit for background on the New Vision Team and its Priorities and Timeline.

Evening with the Bishop in September:  Join Bishop Michael Burk for an evening of conversation and fellowship. This will be a time of sharing thoughts that go to the heart of what it means to be the people of God in mission together through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Southeastern Iowa Synod. The Evening with the Bishop will be held across the synod in four congregations. In our area: September 11 (tentative) 6:30pm – 8pm – St. James Lutheran Church, Bettendorf


By the Numbers: All Saints publishes attendance and giving summaries in print only. Contact the office for a copy.

In Our Prayers: All Saints publishes its prayer list in print only. Contact the office for a full list

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