June Happenings

Preparation for the Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

Volunteers are needed to help load at River Bend Food Bank at 8:30 am, unload at All Saints Lutheran Church, and put away the items at 9:15 am on Friday, June 2nd.

Volunteers are always needed during the week to prepare boxes, stock the shelves, and hang/organize clothing.

Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

The Food Pantry & Clothing Closet are open every Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm, even holiday weekends.

Volunteers are needed while the food pantry and clothing closet are open to the public.

Sunday Schedule

All are welcome to join us for worship and fellowship time at All Saints Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 4th, Holy Trinity Sunday.

Ardor Rehearsal 9 am

Contemporary Worship – 10 am

Fellowship/Refreshments – after worship

Introduction for June 4th

Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today’s second reading includes the apostolic greeting that begins the liturgy: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.

Scripture for June 4th

Genesis 1:1–2:4a – The creation of the heavens and the earth

Matthew 28:16-20 – Living in the community of the Trinity

Please contact the council president, Julie, with concerns, questions, and feedback.

Theme & Write Up for the Season of Pentecost Summer

written by Matt Reece, Director of Music Ministries

Transformed by the Spirit, empowered by grace

As we enter the season of Pentecost, we learn that we are “Transformed by the Spirit, Empowered by Grace.” This worship theme embodies the profound impact of the Holy Spirit’s work within us, bringing about personal transformation and empowering us to engage with the world around us. As we gather in worship, we will delve into the ways in which the Spirit’s presence can shape our lives, renew our faith, and equip us to share the message of God’s abundant generosity.

Through our worship services, we will reflect on the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, recognizing that it has the capacity to change us from within. We will explore the concept of being sent into the world, not as passive observers, but as active participants in God’s redemptive work. As we open ourselves to the Spirit’s movement, we will discover newfound strength, courage, and gifts that enable us to proclaim God’s generosity to all we encounter. With hearts filled with gratitude, we will celebrate the unmerited grace we have received and seek to extend that grace to others, embracing our role as ambassadors of God’s love and mercy in a broken world.

We will explore the profound impact of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives, recognizing how it empowers us to engage with the world and proclaim God’s generosity. By embracing our calling and relying on the Spirit’s guidance, we will be equipped to bring transformation and grace into the lives of those around us, embodying the love of Christ in all that we do.

Meadowview of Davenport

Meadowview of Davenport provides seniors with a complete continuum of care through its grand 106-unit community. Situated on seven acres of land, this community includes independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

Cyndi with Meadowview of Davenport used the workroom, library, and/or gathering space from October 2022 to March 2023 while the construction was being completed on the new retirement community facility.

They have graciously invited the congregation to lunch on Wednesday, June 7th at 12 pm with a tour of the facility following lunch.

Please RSVP to the office (office@allsaintsdavenport.org or 563-359-9516) no later than June 4th.

Grace Garden Party

You are invited to Grace Lutheran Church’s 9th Annual Garden Party on Sunday, June 11th from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm! There will be local vendors and artisans with garden/yard related items, activities for the whole family, a silent auction, potted flowers and plants for sale, food available for purchase, and more! Please join us – we look forward to seeing you there (Grace Lutheran Church, 1140 E High St, Davenport). Feel free to call 563-322-0769 if you have any questions.

See the flyers on the kiosk for more information.

Council Meeting

The Church Council will meet on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 pm in the library at church for their monthly meeting.

Gathering with Pastor Erika Uthe

The congregation is invited and encouraged to join in an informal informational discussion in the gathering space with Pastor Erika Uthe, Director for Evangelical Mission / Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Vitality of the Southeastern Iowa Synod on Wednesday, June 14th at 6 pm with.

Royal Ball Run

Making a Royal Difference

The inspiration for the Royal Ball Run for Autism organization stems from the now 1 in 44 children who are diagnosed with autism each year. We will be running to celebrate their achievements, their courage, and their future!

Our goal is to increase awareness of autism and to support (and celebrate!) families and children touched by autism. Proceeds from the Royal Ball Run for Autism support local programs dedicated to autism treatment and awareness.

In our first 10 years, the Royal Ball Run for Autism has invested more than $300,000 in local autism programs thanks to the tremendous support of our participants, partners and sponsors. In addition to local autism programs, Royal Ball Run for Autism has developed a Quad City area autism resource guide.

Friday, June 16: 5 – 8 pm Royal Ball for All Carnival & Fun Run

NOTE: Volunteers are needed to help with this event.

Saturday, June 17: 8 am Royal Ball Run for Autism 5k

To learn more or sign up for the event go to: www.royalballrun.com