June 2013 Newsletter

This is All Saints’ newsletter for June 2013.

+ Calendar

+ Pastor’s article

+ New Vision Team update

+ ELCA “Hunger Rumblings” blog

+ 20-30s group

+ 39+ group

Good Soil Spring Schedule

Elections and Installations Update

In May, All Saints elected, appointed, and installed the following leaders. Those in parenthesis continue to serve after being elected in years before. We installed the newly elected in worship on 5-12.  Scott Holtan was installed to the New Vision Team, after being appointed in April by the Executive Council.  Ministry Team Leaders were chosen on 5-14-13. The council was installed on 5-19-13.


President:  Barb Johnson

Worship Ministry Team:  Team Leader/Council rep – Kristen Reece

Laura McCreery and Tom Schoville (with Kristen Reece)

Service Ministry Team:  Team Leader/Council rep – Jeff Williams

Sheryn Levings (with Marvin LaFrenz and Jeff Williams)

Proclamation Ministry Team:  Team Leader/Council rep – Liz Bruns

Pat Howell (with Liz Bruns & Marcy Williams)

2014 Synod Assembly Voting Members:  Roger and Marilyn Oliver

Audit Committee:  Craig Drake and Ken Moreland

Nomination Committee: Ronnie Allen, Ellen Bloomingdale, Marsha Holstrom, Paul Johnson, Steve Kalber and Ken Moreland.

New Vision Team: Scott Holtan (with Katey Kooi, Tim Sampiller, Julie Schoville, and Pastor Clark)

Retirement:  All Saints’ church secretary, Betty Gusta, will retire at the end of June, There will be cake and fellowship after the church service on June 23, 2013 to wish Betty well and to give everyone time to say thank you to Betty for the Christ centered service she has displayed as our church secretary for the past 7 years. She has walked with us through many changes. We want to wish her well in her new life adventure.

Barb Johnson, All Saints Church Council President

Betty wrote:  It comes time that my service at All Saints must come to an end. I will be retiring from my position as church secretary with my last day of service being 6-28-13. I thank all members of the congregational family for the opportunity to serve God’s purpose for me these last seven years at All Saints; however, I believe God is encouraging me now to seek my next service mission elsewhere.


I have complete confidence that you and the members of All Saints have found a new and exciting approach to fulfilling God’s mission of outreach and evangelism in and outside of the church setting. I pray that you seek out an administrative support person who will share in your mission and provide the energy, skills, and dedication to assist in realizing the goals and purpose God has assigned to All Saints. I will pray that God’s vision for All Saints is bright and spiritually prosperous. Serving at His pleasure, Betty

Pastor Clark will be on vacation from June 24 until July 8.  Pastor Don Sondrol will be presiding at worship for services on June 30 and July 7.

20th Annual Thrivent Financial Night at the Ballpark: Help support the Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 11, and watch the River Bandits take on the Cedar Rapids Kernals at Modern Woodmen Park.  Gates open at 5p; pre-game festivities at 6:30; game time 7p.  Flyers are in the All Saints gathering space. For more information call a Thrivent office:  563.355.4465 or 309.517.0200, or visit your local Hy-Vee customer service counter.


Royal Ball for Autism Awareness:

Friday, June 21, 2013 Royal Ball for All; 5-8pm

Saturday, June 22: Fun Run 5K in Milan

  • Start time is 7:30 am. Fun Run is at 8:30 am.

For more information, please go to:   http://www.royalballrun.com/

For contact and registration information go to:  http://www.royalballrun.com/Registration.html






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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