May Happenings

Bible Study

Join Pastor Pokora for Bible Study this evening at 7 pm (via Zoom).

To join use Meeting ID  793 1555 5990 and Password qC70FM

Grace Lutheran Church Invites You!

Grace Lutheran Church invites you to attend a Life & Legacy Series on Thursdays during the month of May.

Preparation for the Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

Volunteers are needed to help load, unload, and put away the items from River Bend Food Bank.  The load will be picked up at 8:30 am from River Bend Food Bank and unloaded at All Saints Lutheran Church at 9:15 am on Friday, May 5th.

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.

Sunday Schedule

All are welcome to join us for worship and fellowship time at All Saints Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 7th, the 5th Sunday of Easter.

Children’s Sunday school – 9 am (through May 21st)

Worship – 10 am (sanctuary)

Fellowship/Refreshments – after worship (gathering space)

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.


As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ—our way, our truth, our life.


Acts 7:55-60 – The martyrdom of Stephen

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 – Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. (Ps. 31:5)

1 Peter 2:2-10 – God’s people chosen to proclaim God’s mighty acts

John 14:1-14 – Christ the way, truth, and life

Council Meeting

There will be a council meeting on Tuesday, May 9th at 6 pm in the library at church.