October Happenings

Children’s Sunday School

Calling all youth! Children’s Sunday school will meet on Sundays at 9:00 am in the library. As previously announced, Sunday school lessons will be on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month and Sunday school activities/service projects will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

Contact Amanda or Marilyn if you would like to help teaching Sunday school and/or helping with activities/service projects.

Adult Forum

You are invited to join Pastor and Roger at 9 am in the gathering space for an Adult Forum for the next two (2) weeks (October 1 & October 8). During this time the focus will be Stewardship: Imagine (see the article below).

Worship Information

All are welcome to join us for contemporary worship and fellowship time at All Saints Lutheran Church at 10 am!

Introduction for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading from Ezekiel the people claim the ways of the Lord are unfair, while God offers repentance and new life. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, putting the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.

Scripture (two (2) read Sunday morning)

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 The fairness of God’s way

Psalm 25:1-9 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love. (Ps. 25:6)

Philippians 2:1-13 Christ humbled to the point of death on a cross

Matthew 21:23-32 A parable of doing God’s will

Theme & Write Up for the Season of Pentecost Autumn/November

written by Matt Reece, Director of Music Ministries

Open our hearts, Open our eyes, Open our hands

As we approach the end of the Pentecost season, our worship theme is “Open our hearts, Open our eyes, Open our hands.” This theme will guide us in a journey of spiritual growth and interconnectedness. Rooted in the teachings of Christ and the imagery of the vineyard, we will explore the transformative power of opening ourselves to God and others, fostering spiritual relationships characterized by understanding, forgiveness, and compassion.

Through our worship, we will reflect on the metaphor of the vineyard, understanding ourselves as branches of the same vine tended by God. This imagery will remind us of our interconnectedness and shared dependence on God’s love and grace. As we open our hearts, we will cultivate a disposition of humility and non-judgment, recognizing that every individual is a unique creation of God. By opening our eyes, we will seek to perceive the world with Christ-like compassion, acknowledging the struggles and joys of those around us. As we open our hands, we will embrace the transformative power of forgiveness and extend kindness to others, nurturing the spiritual relationships that bind us in the shared journey of faith. In this season, we will strive to embody Christ’s teachings by becoming vessels of His love and grace, fostering unity and renewal within our faith community and beyond.

By embodying these principles, we will actively participate in the flourishing of God’s Kingdom here on Earth, creating an environment of love, compassion, and grace that extends far beyond the boundaries of our congregation.

QC CROP Hunger Walk

No one in this world should be hungry.  That’s why the CROP Hunger Walk is more than just a yearly gathering or event for me. It is my chance to help families who are struggling with hunger and concerned about where they’ll find their next meal. The Walk is how I take action to make sure that one more person has enough to eat.

I want to help as many people as I can in my community and around the world and would love your support. Please join me in the fight against hunger by making a donation! The steps we take – and the funds we raise – support programs that provide meals and other immediate support, as well as long-lasting solutions to hunger.

Director of Communications All Saints Lutheran Church

Once again Anne will be our main contact for this event. This year the event will begin at 1 pm at the Caxton Building/Bethany for Children & Families, 1701 River Drive Moline, IL 61265. Check-in and registration will take place in the east parking lot adjacent to the main entrance of the Caxton Building at 1701 River Drive, Moline.

If you would like to donate or walk the event see Anne or online, visit:


Bible Study

Join Pastor Pokora on Wednesday evenings, October 4th, October 11th, and October 25th for Bible Study at 7 pm (via Zoom).  The focus will be the lessons for the following Sunday.

E-mail Pastor Pokora (richpokora@yahoo.com) to request the meeting id and password that is needed to join.

Women of the ELCA Cluster 6 meeting

Saturday, October 7th, the Women of the ELCA Cluster 6 will hold their next meeting at St Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA from 9 – 11:30 am

Sunday, October 8th Schedule

19th Sunday after Pentecost

9 am Ardor Rehearsal

9 am Children’s Sunday School Service Project/Activity

9 am Adult Forum – Stewardship Week 4

10 am Worship Service

11 am Fellowship/Refreshments


The Council will meet on Tuesday, October 17th at 6 pm in the church library.