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 pick up food from River Bend Food Bank at 8:30 am and to unload/put away food at All Saints Lutheran Church at 9:30 am on Friday, August 25th.
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 27th
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 13th Sunday after Pentecost
In Isaiah the people are advised to look to their spiritual ancestors as the rock from which they were hewn. Jesus declares that the church will be built on the rock of Peter’s bold confession of faith. God’s word of reconciliation and God’s mercy are keys to the church’s mission. Paul urges us to not be conformed to this world but to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, using our individual gifts to build up the body of Christ. From the table we go forth to offer our spiritual worship through word and deed.
Scripture (only two (2) used Sunday morning)
Isaiah 51:1-6: The enduring foundation of God’s salvation
Psalm 138: O Lord, your steadfast love endures forever. (Ps. 138:8)
Romans 12:1-8: One body in Christ, with gifts that differ
Matthew 16:13-20: The profession of Peter’s faith
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.