October Happenings

QC Studio Z

Did you know that QC Studio Z offers Zumba classes in the fellowship hall three times a week? The class schedule is Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm and Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 am. For more information visit their website: https://www.qcstudioz.com/

Bible Study

Join Pastor Pokora on Wednesday evenings 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.

Preparation for the Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

Volunteers are needed to help pick up items from River Bend Food Bank on Friday, October 13th at 8:30 am. Volunteers are also needed to put away the items at All Saints Lutheran Church at 9:30 am on Friday, October 13th.

Volunteers are needed throughout the week to prepare the clothing closet and food pantry as well.

Food Pantry & Clothing Closet Open on Saturdays

The Food Pantry & Clothing Closet are open every Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm, even holiday weekends. Several volunteers are needed while the food pantry and clothing closet are open to the public. The food pantry & clothing closet serve about 125 families each and every week.

Children’s Sunday School

Children’s Sunday school will meet weekly at 9:00 am in the library.

October 15th – Sunday school lesson (library)

October 22nd – Sunday school activity/service project

October 31st – Sunday school lesson (library)

If you would like to help teach the Sunday school lesson and/or help with the activity/service project, contact the Proclamation Ministry Team (Amanda and Marilyn) or sign up on the clipboard located on the kiosk in the gathering space.

Adult Sunday school/Forum

Thank you to all who participated in the Stewardship Forums for the last 4 weeks. This week you should receive the stewardship mailing. The stewardship team and council request that you return the 2024 estimate of giving cards no later than Sunday, October 29th.

Going forward Bible study will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9 am. Pastor will delve into the scriptures for the day.

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 20th Sunday after Pentecost

In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.

Scripture (two (2) read Sunday morning)

Isaiah 25:1-9 The feast of victory

Psalm 23 You prepare a table before me, and my cup is running over. (Ps. 23:5)

Philippians 4:1-9 Rejoice in the Lord always

Matthew 22:1-14 The parable of the unwelcome guest at the wedding feast

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.


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


Fit4Mom holds a Stroller Strides Class from 5:30 – 6:30 pm Tuesday evenings in the fellowship hall during inclement weather between the months of May and October. For more information visit their website: https://quadcities.fit4mom.com//

West Music Company – Music Therapy

Sound Reach, a vocal music-making opportunity for groups or individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities will rehearse on Tuesdays from 5:45 – 6:30 pm. They will use the sanctuary for a weekly rehearsal through November 2023. For more information visit their website: https://musictherapy.westmusic.com/

Sunday, October 22nd Schedule

21st Sunday after Pentecost

9 am Ardor Rehearsal

9 am Children’s Sunday School Activity/Service Project

9 am Adult Forum – Bible Study

10 am Worship Service

11 am Fellowship/Refreshments