Join Pastor Pokora for Bible Study this evening at 7 pm (via Zoom).
To join use Meeting ID 768 8562 9395 and Password DsnWL9
Grace Lutheran Church Invites You!
Grace Lutheran Church invites you to attend a Life & Legacy Series on Thursday, May 25 at 11:45 am – 1 pm. The topic for tomorrow is Last Steps and Leaving a Legacy.
To register to attend, go to: bit.ly/LifeLegacyReg or call 563-322-0769.
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, May 26th.
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.
All are welcome to join us for worship and fellowship time at All Saints Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 28th, the Day of Pentecost.
Ardor Rehearsal 8:30 am
Worship – 10 am
Fellowship/Refreshments – after worship
Introduction for May 28th
Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.
Scripture for May 28th
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 – Varieties of gifts from the same Spirit
John 20:19-23 – The Spirit poured out
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.