December Happenings

Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

The food pantry continues to be one of the busiest food pantries in the Quad Cities! For the past several months, the food pantry & clothing closet have served over 100 families each week. The Food Pantry & Clothing Closet are open every Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm, even holiday weekends.

Volunteers are needed every week to load food from River Bend Food Bank at 8:30 am as well as unload the food from River Bend Food Bank at All Saints. The schedule to unload the load at the church is every Friday at 9:15 am except the week of the third Thursday which will be 9:30 am. Hy-Vee on Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf donates day-old bread to All Saints on Saturdays. This bread needs to be picked up after 7:30 am and delivered to church no later than 10 am. Help is appreciated for this as well!

The food pantry needs toilet paper, bars of individually wrapped soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce & noodles, soup, and plastic grocery bags.

The clothing closet needs winter attire in all sizes (kids and adults) and blankets.

Non-monetary donations are received Fridays between 9:30 and 10:00 am, Saturdays between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, or Sundays between 9:15 am and 11:15 am. If these times don’t work call Bonnie, Anne, or the office to coordinate. If you would like to donate monetarily, please send a check to All Saints Lutheran Church (5002 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA 52807) with food pantry marked on the memo line.

Thank you for all the volunteers who work tirelessly each week, whether that is when we are open to the public or during the week to prepare! Many hands make light work. – John Heywood

Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is Returning to the Quad Cities! The 2022 Holiday Train is scheduled to arrive in Davenport at approximately 5:45 pm on Saturday, December 3rd. The festivities will take place at Freight House Farmers’ Market, 421 W River Drive in Davenport.

Sunday Morning – Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday School – 9:00 am in the library located in the office hallway (no class December 25)

Worship – 10:00 am in the sanctuary

Fellowship Time – 11:00 am in the gathering space after worship

Private Event

There will be a private event in the gathering space on Monday, December 12 from 11 am – 3 pm.

Please keep this in mind when you are in and out of the building. Thank you.

Council Meeting

The council will meet on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 pm in the library.

Semi Annual Congregation Meeting

The council invites you to attend the semi annual congregation meeting that will take place Sunday, December 11, 2022 following the worship service. This meeting is primarily to discuss and vote on the proposed budget for the 2023 calendar year.

Packets should be available in the gathering.

Worship for the Christmas Season

Christmas Eve Worship, with Holy Communion, will take place on Saturday, December 24th at 7 pm.

The First Sunday of Christmas is Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th with worship at 10 am.  The worship will be a service of Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion.

The Second Sunday of Christmas is Sunday, January 1, 2023 with worship at 10 am. The worship will be a service of Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion.

Building Use

Did you know All Saints Lutheran Church has agreements with several outside companies that use our space during the week? Please keep this in mind when you are in and out of the building during the week.

QC Studio Z

Did you know that QC Studio Z offers Zumba classes in the fellowship hall three times a week? The class schedule is Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm and Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 am. For more information visit their website: www.qcstudioz.com

Fit4Mom

Fit4Mom holds a Stroller Strides Class from 5:30 – 6:30 pm every Tuesday evening in the fellowship hall. For more information visit their website: www.quadcities.fit4mom.com

Meadowview of Davenport

Meadowview of Davenport is a new senior living facility that is still under construction on Belle Avenue in Davenport. They will be using office space (usually the library) during regular business hours during the week.

They will use the gathering space every Tuesday afternoons for walk-in information session from 1 – 3 pm as well as Wednesday, December 7 for one formal information session beginning at 11 am.

For more information visit their website: www.meadowviewseniorliving.com/meadowview-of-davenport