Pastor Amy’s Office Hours
For the month of September, Pastor Amy’s office hours will be:
+ Pastor Amy will not be in the office(s) on Mondays, but please don’t hesitate to contact her via phone (662.292-6185) in case of emergencies.
+ Tuesday and Thursday 9 am – 1 pm at All Saints
+ Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 1 pm at St. James
+ Tuesday – Friday afternoons (from 1 – 5 pm) are times Pastor Amy will have appointments, visit shut-ins, do hospital visits, meetings, etc. and flexible as to which church she will be in.
+ Saturdays will be reserved for special projects and Pastor Amy will be available by appointment.
“God’s Work, Our Hands”
Get ready to do some more of God’s work! This year, we will join the wider ELCA in participating in the annual “God’s Work, Our Hands” weekend. This is a weekend set aside for ELCA churches to serve in the communities, we serve together locally, and we serve together globally. Saturday, September 9th, join with other ELCA churches serving at River Bend Food Bank, packing backpacks for their weekend food program. These backpacks are sent home with kids facing food insecurity. They are packed with easy-to-prepare meals for the weekend away from school. Sign up for one of two packing shifts (8 – 10 am or 10:30am – 12:30pm) online. If you are making or providing snacks, please have them to All Saints Lutheran Church by 5 pm Thursday or St. James Lutheran by noon on Friday. Please sign up at the provided link.
Adult Book Discussion at St. James Lutheran Church
The Honoring Our Heritage: The Reformation committee is hosting a book discussion on the book together by grace – Introducing the Lutherans on three Sundays in September (10, 17, and 24) from 10:15-11:15 am, in the upstairs Conference Room. If you are interested in attending and want a book, please contact Joyce by August 15 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 563-343-3404. The committee will purchase books (one per family unit), so please let Joyce know by AUGUST 15 if you will be attending and want a book.
together by grace is a book of articles that “explore the rich and lasting legacy of Martin Luther and the Reformation. This legacy consists not only in the theology Luther articulated…but also in the witness of many individuals who have been shaped by the Lutheran Christian tradition…”. It was compiled by Kathryn A. Kleinhans, and consists of several articles in six general topic areas: The Faith We Confess, From the Sixteenth Century to Today, Worship and the Arts, Faith Active in Love, Being Lutheran Together in a Wider World, and Voices and Places: Stories from the Global Lutheran Family.
Questions? Contact Joyce
Members of All Saints church are cordially invited to attend and are welcome to attend our church service prior to the discussion group meeting.
Joint Parish Faith Formation
Beginning October 1st, we will be gathering for study and conversation around Luther’s small catechism. This 7- week study will meet weekly on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm to form faith as joint people of God. We will be using the curriculum “by heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism”. If you would like a book, please contact Zoey at the St. James office (563-355-4161) by 9/15. Location details to come.
Lifetouch Photo Directory
Mark your calendars for October 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2017 for Lifetouch photo directory pictures to be taken. This photo directory will be a Together in Christ Parish directory. More information to come about picture location(s) and time(s).