June Happenings

Meadowview of Davenport

June 7th Lunch at 12 pm with a tour to follow with Cyndi at Meadowview of Davenport. The address is: 5330 Belle Ave, Davenport, IA 52807. This event needed an RSVP.

Bible Study

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

Contact pastor for information to join.

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 9th.

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 11

Though Jesus was a devout Jew who practiced his faith, he was criticized for eating with tax collectors and sinners—the religiously nonobservant. Jesus criticizes the self-righteous and reminds us that mercy is to be at the heart of our religious practices. God continues to be made known in those on the margins of society, like Matthew the tax collector and the hemorrhaging woman. As we gather each Lord’s day we receive the healing that makes us well and sends us forth to be signs of God’s mercy for the world.

Scripture for June 4

Romans 4:13-25 – The promise to those who share Abraham’s faith

Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 – Christ heals a woman and raises a synagogue leader’s daughter

NOTE: 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.

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 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 in the gathering space. A light dinner of sandwiches, chips, and dessert will be offered.

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 16th: 5 – 8 pm Royal Ball for All Carnival & Fun Run

NOTE: Volunteers are needed to help with this event.

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

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