September Happenings

Bible Study

Join Pastor Pokora for Bible Study this evening at 7 pm (via Zoom). Email Pastor Pokora ( to request the information needed to participate.

Blood Drive

Grace Lutheran Church invites you to participate in their blood drive Thursday, September 7th from 2 – 6 pm in their multi-purchase room A.

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, September 8th.

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, September 10th   

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 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Conflict is a part of relationships and life in community. Jesus’ words in today’s gospel are often used in situations having to do with church discipline. The prophet Ezekiel tells of warning the wicked to turn from their ways, and Paul reminds us that love is the fulfilling of the law. We gather in the name of Christ, assured that he is present among us with gifts of peace and reconciliation.

Scripture (only two (2) used Sunday morning)

Ezekiel 33:7-11 The prophet’s responsibility to warn the people

Psalm 119:33-40 I desire the path of your commandments. (Ps. 119:35)

Romans 13:8-14 Live honorably as in the day

Matthew 18:15-20 Reconciliation in the community of faith

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.

Council Meeting

The next Council Meeting will be Tuesday, September 12th at 6 pm in the church library.

2023-2024 Program Year

The 2023 – 2024 program year is here. Where has summer gone?

Sunday school will begin on September 17th at 9 am in the library. This year Sunday school will meet the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays each month. Currently we are planning to do service/intergenerational activities on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Stay tuned for more information.

We are also looking for teachers – whether it be for an occasional Sunday or on a routine basis. Contact Amanda or Marilyn.