November 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:

Wednesday 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 except on November 22nd.

E-mail Pastor Pokora ( to request the meeting id and password that is needed to join.

Preparation for the Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

You are needed …

  1. to help unload and put away the River Bend Food Bank delivery at All Saints Lutheran Church at 9:30 am on Thursday, November 16th.
  2. to help pick up the order from River Bend Food Bank on Wednesday, November 22 at 9:00 am to unload and put away the load at All Saints Lutheran Church afterwards.
  3.  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.

Donations are accepted on Friday mornings from 9 am – 12 pm and Saturdays from 9 am – 11 am. If these times don’t work for you, call Bonnie to coordinate. Monetary donations can be mailed to the church.

Sunday School (Children’s and Adult)

Children’s Sunday school meets weekly at 9:00 am in the library except for November 26th.

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 will meet every Sunday at 9 am. Pastor will delve into the scriptures for the day except for November 26th.

Sunday Worship Information

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

Introduction for Sunday, November 19th

Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread, and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.

Scripture (two (2) read Sunday morning)

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 The day of the Lord

Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. (Ps. 90:12)

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Be alert for the day of the Lord

Matthew 25:14-30 The story of the slaves entrusted with talents

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.

Thanksgiving Gathering/Fellowship

There will be a Thanksgiving Fellowship Time following worship on Sunday, November 19th in the gathering space. This gathering will include scripture, prayer, and a thanksgiving story followed by fellowship. This will be a time to share our “thankfulness” with each other and gratitude for the blessings God has given us. Please join us!

Sandwiches, chips, and beverages will be provided. There is a sign-up sheet to bring a dessert on the kiosk in the gathering space.

This gathering will be in place of a separate Thanksgiving Worship service during the week of Thanksgiving (previously published for Nov. 21).


Fit4Mom holds an exercise class from 5:30 – 6:30 pm Tuesday evenings in the fellowship hall.

For more information visit their website:

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.

Their Fall Concert will be Tuesday, November 28th. All are welcome to attend.

For more information visit their website:

Decorating for the holidays

Do you like to decorate for the holidays? If so, you are needed after worship at church Sunday, November 26th! Plan on bringing your own lunch and staying to help after worship to decorate the gathering space and sanctuary for the Advent & Christmas seasons. This is a great way to fellowship with others while volunteering your time and talents.