Join Pastor Pokora for Bible Study this evening at 7 pm (via Zoom).
Preparation for the Food Pantry & Clothing Closet
Volunteers are needed to help load food at River Bend Food Bank at 8:30 am. Help is also needed to unload the food at All Saints Lutheran Church as well as put the items away at 9:15 am on Friday, July 7th.
Volunteers are always needed during the week to prepare boxes, stock the shelves, and hang/organize clothing. See Anne or Bonnie to coordinate a time.
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, July 9th the 6th Sunday after Pentecost.
Ardor Rehearsal 9 am
Contemporary Worship – 10 am
Fellowship Time/Refreshments – following worship
Introduction for July 9th
The mystery of God’s ways is sometimes hidden from the wise and intelligent. Jesus associates with those often excluded from the religious community. Like Paul, we struggle with our own selfish desires and seek God’s mercy and forgiveness. We gather to be refreshed by Christ’s invitation: “Come to me, all you that are weary.” Gathered around word, water, and meal, we find rest for our souls.
Scripture for July 9th
Romans 7:15-25a – The struggle within the self
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 – The yoke of discipleship
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.
There will be a private event in the fellowship hall on Sunday, July 9th from 12 – 6 pm.
The Council will meet Tuesday, July 25th at 6 pm in the library for their monthly meeting.