From the Office
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From the Financial Officer
- Undesignated Monthly Offering Received during December 2022 (need $7,667)
- Designated Offerings Received during December 2022
- $1,130.00 was donated to the Food Pantry
- $40.00 was donated to the Happy Hearts Hopeful Future fund (goes directly toward the mortgage principle)
- Mortgage balance as of December 31, 2022
Food Pantry and Clothing Closet Information
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.
- toilet paper
- bars of individually wrapped soap
- laundry detergent
- peanut butter
- spaghetti sauce & noodles
- canned soups
- canned fruits & vegetables
- plastic grocery bags
- money to purchase items
- winter attire in all sizes (kids and adults)
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
From the Pastor – January Newsletter Article
My favorite month of the year is March. March marks the end of winter, daffodils and other flowers blooming in the yard, longer and sunnier days accompanied by warm temperatures.
As you can well imagine January has none of the above. No warmth or flowers or longer days. Instead, we get sub-zero temperatures, long nights, and snow.
Many of our church members will take off for warmer climates in January. Florida, Texas, and Arizona look for inviting weather about now.
Most of us, however, will simply tough it out in January and remain in Iowa. We don’t like the bitter cold and snow, but we have learned to endure it.
The good news is that January is no longer than other months and times passes, as quickly now as in July.
On Saturdays our food and clothing pantry remains open no matter what the time of year or weather. And that includes January.
January may not be our favorite season of the year, but people require the ministry of the church this month.
Maybe we should think of a marathon runner who trains to run the long distance. That’s what happens to us in January. We are training and running the long distance. It’s not easy but makes us stronger.
Too often people think of Christianity as all blessings and no work. The truth is Christianity is more like a life preserver that gets us through the tough times.
Stay warm and stay healthy.