Congratulations to Brianna Low and Devin Ozman on the birth of their daughter, Lunah, on Sunday, May 1st. Everyone is doing well. Jim Low is the proud grandpa.
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From the Pastor – May Newsletter Article by Pastor Pokora
Spring is finally here. I think. Maybe.
This spring season didn’t exactly arrive on time. We have been waiting all thru March and April for warm and sunny days.
Someone reminded me the other day that many a Memorial Day weekend has had some pretty chilly temperatures.
I mowed my yard for the first time the other day. I’ve been planting perennials as well.
But some days I just stay inside and keep warm.
The point I want to make is that our lives do not unfold according to our expectations. In fact, we should always expect the unexpected.
Our ability to adapt to the unexpected is one of the crucial human characteristics in life. The ability to change or adapt is key to our sustain ability.
We are now in the Easter season. One of the key elements in the story of the resurrection of Jesus concerns the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
Jesus tried to explain to his disciples about his coming death and resurrection. But no one understood what he was talking about. They were surprised on Easter Sunday.
The same can be said for the apostle Paul. He took off for Damascus thinking he would persecute the church, but along the way Jesus appeared to him and he became an apostle of Jesus Christ.
The surprises in life happen no matter what our expectations. We have to adapt to change every day. Change is not a burden but an opportunity for us to take advantage of. We adapt knowing Christ is there to empower us and lead us in new directions.
Royal Ball Run for Autism
All Saints Lutheran Church is looking for monetary donations to support Royal Ball Run. The donations are so the church will once again be listed as a Royal Supporter on the back of hundreds of Royal Ball Run t-shirts. Please write Royal Ball Run on the memo line of your check. The church will write one check to Royal Ball Run in June.
- 1000 Runners and Walkers each year
- 600 Royal Ball for All Participants each year
- One Annual Autism Resource Fair
- $300,000 donated to support local autism programs to date
Now in its 11th year, the 2022 Royal Ball Run for Autism and Royal Ball for All promises to do even more to raise autism awareness and raise funds for local autism programs.
The Royal Ball Run weekend of events will likely look a bit different this year due to uncertainties around Covid-19 but we’re getting creative. Currently, we’re exploring a carnival on June 17 at 5 p.m. in Milan, IL with a 5K race on June 18. Royal Ball Run for Autism also hosts an Autism Awareness Night to mark World Autism Awareness Month as well as an annual autism resource fair to connect families to resources.