Preparation for the Food Pantry & Clothing Closet
Volunteers are needed to help pick up food from River Bend Food Bank at 8:30 am and unload food at All Saints Lutheran Church at 9:15 am on Friday, April 14th this week.
Volunteers are always needed during the week to prepare boxes, stock the shelves, and hang clothing.
Food Pantry & Clothing Closet
The Food Pantry & Clothing Closet are open every Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm, even holiday weekends. Volunteers should arrive no later than 10:45 am on Saturdays.
All are welcome to join us for worship and fellowship time at All Saints Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 16th.
Children’s Sunday school 9 am
Worship – 10 am (sanctuary) – 2nd Sunday of Easter.
Theme & Write Up for the Season of Easter
written by Matt Reece, Director of Music Ministries
God’s grace transforms our suffering into feasting
Christ is risen – he is risen indeed! The shadows over the sun have cleared, and we rejoice in the risen Savior’s victory over sin and death.
During the season of Lent, we wore the sackcloth and ashes of silence and introspection. We looked into the shadows of ourselves and discovered God waiting for us even there. Now, a new morning has dawned. The stone has been rolled away. Suffering has been transformed into feasting. Our ears ring with shouts of “Hosanna!” and “Alleluia!”
Christ shares our suffering, and shows us God’s grace by remaining present with us even on our most difficult journeys. The trials of our lives don’t allow us to just flip a switch from darkness to light: each day is a pathway through both suffering and feasting. No matter the stones and roots we encounter on the path, God is constantly creating us anew to be filled with his Spirit of love and compassion.
As we celebrate the resurrection throughout the season of Easter, may our hearts be filled with love and light, and may our suffering be transformed into feasting.
In Sunday’s gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of the Apostles and the first letter of Peter. Even as the early Christians proclaimed the resurrection, we rejoice in the new birth and living hope we receive in baptism.
Acts 2:14a, 22-32 – Christ’s resurrection: the fulfillment of God’s promise to David
Psalm 16 – In your presence there is fullness of joy. (Ps. 16:11)
1 Peter 1:3-9 – New birth to a living hope through the resurrection
John 20:19-31 – Beholding the wounds of the risen Christ
Join Pastor Pokora for Bible Study this evening at 7 pm (via Zoom).
To join use Meeting ID 711 2506 4260 and Password sPHSE1.
The All Saints Lutheran Church Council will have their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 18th at 6 pm in the library at church.
Spring Cluster 6 Meeting
The Women of the ELCA will meet for the Spring Cluster 6 Meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at The Vault Coffee & Café in Eldridge at 10 am. See the kiosk for more information.
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: https://www.qcstudioz.com/
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: https://quadcities.fit4mom.com/
West Music, Inc.
West Music – Music Therapy is once again offering the special needs choir “Sound Reach” in-person at All Saints Lutheran Church on Tuesday evenings. They will use the gathering space and sanctuary for rehearsal from 5:30-6:15 pm. For more information visit their website: https://musictherapy.westmusic.com/services/recreational-music/soundreach/