April Happenings

QC Studio Z

QC Studio Z offers Zumba classes in the fellowship hall at church. They have classes on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.

For more information visit their website: https://www.qcstudioz.com/

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesday Bible study resumes this week!

Join Pastor Pokora on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm via the application Zoom to study the word for the following Sunday.

The meeting id to join today, April 3rd is: 75294237382 and the password to join today is: V1p8Bk

Royal Ball Run for Autism

Royal Ball Run for Autism is an organization in the Quad Cities. This organization is near and dear to All Saints Lutheran Church. There are several fundraisers and activities scheduled during the month of April which is Autism Awareness Month. The funds help area families receive services they need.

The Royal Guide’s Autism Resource Fair: Please join The Royal Guide in a welcoming and inclusive environment for a morning filled with invaluable resources and meaningful connections. You can engage with representatives from community organizations, advocacy groups, and service providers dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, educator, or individual with autism, you’ll find inspiration, guidance, and a supportive community at The Royal Guide’s Autism Resource Fair. Join us as we come together to learn, share, and empower one another on this journey of understanding and inclusion. 
Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024
9:00 am – 12 pm
Bend XPO, 922 Mississippi Parkway, East Moline, IL 61244

Food Pantry & Clothing Closet

Saturdays: The food pantry & clothing closet serve 100+ families each and every week while they are open to the public from 11 am – 1 pm. Several volunteers are needed during this time as well as throughout the week to prepare.

Weekly Food Load: Volunteers are needed to pick up the food order from River Bend Food Bank Friday, April 5th at 8:30 am. Help is also needed to unload the order and put it away at the church at 9 am.

Food Pantry & Clothing Closet Donations: Donations are accepted Fridays from 9 am – 12 pm and Saturdays from 9 am – 11 am. Monetary donations can be mailed to the church office.

Sunday, April 7th Information

Theme for the season of Easter (March 31 – May 12, 2024)

United by the Resurrection, we walk in God’s Light

Theme Write-up

“United by the Resurrection, we walk in God’s Light” serves as a guiding theme for our congregation as we enter the season of Easter. Rooted in the foundational truth of Christ’s triumph over death, this theme speaks to the heart of our Lutheran faith, emphasizing the communal aspect of our journey as believers. As we gather together in worship and fellowship, we are reminded of the unifying power of Christ’s resurrection, which binds us together as a community of faith.

During this Easter season, we are called to embrace the light of Christ and allow it to illuminate our path forward. We recognize that our shared belief in the resurrection inspires us to walk in God’s light, embodying the values of love, justice, and reconciliation. Through our collective witness, we seek to spread the message of hope and renewal to all those around us, reflecting the transformative power of the resurrection in our lives and in our world.

Worship Musicians (Ardor)

The musicians for worship can find the service orders and music in the crate on the back pew in the sanctuary for each week of the month. The musicians will rehearse from 9 – 9:45 am every Sunday morning. All are welcome! Contact the office if you plan to help lead worship.

Sunday School

The Sunday school classes (youth and adult) meet on Sundays at 9 am.

Worship Information

Join us in-person or via Facebook live for the Worship Service at 10 am on Sunday where we will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Introduction Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress.

The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.

Scripture Introductions Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress.

Acts 4:32-35 – While the apostles testified to others about the resurrection of Jesus, the early Christian community shared what they owned or sold their possessions to help their fellow believers who were in need.

Psalm 133 – How good and pleasant it is to live together in unity. (Ps. 133:1)

1 John 1:1–2:2 – The opening of this letter serves as a reality check. The reality of God is light, but our confessed reality has been sin. God cleanses us from our sinful reality through Christ’s death so that we live in fellowship with Christ and walk in God’s light.

John 20:19-31 – The story of Easter continues as the risen Jesus appears to his disciples. His words to Thomas offer a blessing to all who entrust themselves in faith to the risen Lord.

Fellowship Time following worship

You are invited to stay after worship for refreshments and fellowship time. This takes place in the gathering space.

Organ Celebration

Redeemer Lutheran Church invites you to the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Redeemer Bedient Organ on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, at 2:00 pm followed by fellowship at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1107 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA.


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

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 in the sanctuary at church.

For more information visit their website: https://musictherapy.westmusic.com//

Royal Ball Run – Taco Fundraiser

The annual taco fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, April 9th from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Camden Centre in Milan, IL. At this fundraiser there is a bake sale, silent auction, and taco dinner.

Royal Ball Run – Magic and Masterpieces

Royal Ball Run for Autism and Interstate Batteries invite you to join us at the Isle of Capri events center (aka Hogwarts) for an evening of muggle magic, food from the Goblet of Fire, butter beer, and artistic masterpieces produced by talented artists within the Quad Cities’ autistic community. Artwork will be available for purchase!  

Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
6 pm – 11 pm
Location: Isle of Capri Events Center, Bettendorf, IA