August Happenings

Bible Study

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

Preparation for the Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

Volunteers are needed to load food at River Bend Food Bank at 8:30 am as well as unload the food at All Saints Lutheran Church at 9:15 am on Friday, August 11th.

Volunteers are always needed during the week to prepare boxes, stock the shelves, and hang/organize clothing. See Anne or Bonnie to coordinate time to work.

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.

Information for Sunday, August 13th  

All are welcome to join us for contemporary worship and fellowship time at All Saints Lutheran Church!

Ardor Rehearsal – 9 am

Worship – 10 am

Fellowship Time/Refreshments – following worship

Introduction for the 11 Sunday after Pentecost

Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God’s presence to others.


Romans 10:5-15: Hearing and confessing the word of faith

Matthew 14:22-33: Jesus walking on the sea

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 Lutheran Church VBS – Hero Hotline!

Grace Lutheran Church invites you …

Friday August 11, 5:30-7:30pm (Dinner Included) & Saturday August 12, 9am-1pm (Morning Snack & Lunch Included)

Kids (Superheroes!) will experience stories through music, drama and storytelling, games, arts and crafts, science, and even snacks, and they’ll learn that Heroes are called to Follow Jesus, Help Others, Work Together, Listen to God, and Show Grace!

To register go to or call the church office at 563-322-0769. All children who are at least age 3 and potty-trained are welcome – invite a friend to join you! There is no cost to this event.

See the flyer on the kiosk in the gathering space for more information or ask the Director of Communications to email the flyer to you.

Council Meeting

The All Saints Lutheran Church Council will meet on Tuesday, August 15th at 6 pm in the church library.

Worship Planning Meeting

The worship planning team will meet on Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 pm in the church library to plan the next season.

Blessing of the Backpacks

During worship on Sunday, August 20th there will be a special “Blessing of the backpacks” service. Plan to bring your backpack to church and have it blessed for the 2023-2024 school year.