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

Join Pastor Pokora on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm via the application Zoom to study the word for the following Sunday. Contact Pastor for the meeting id and password at 563-355-5405.

The information to join today is: meeting id 731 3632 9103 and password vp6kMB

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 help put away the food order from the River Bend Food Bank delivery Thursday, April 18th at 10 am at church.

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 21st Information

Volunteers Needed

Helpers are needed for worship. Please see the kiosk or e-mail the office to see where you can help.

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 9:00 – 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 4th Sunday of Easter.

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Introduction Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress.

The image of the good shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love. First John illustrates what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sibling in need.

Scripture Introductions Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress.

Acts 4:5-12 – Peter and John had been arrested the previous day because they were proclaiming the news of the resurrection to the people. In today’s reading, Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit so that he can proclaim salvation in Jesus’ name to the religious authorities.

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. (Ps. 23:1)

1 John 3:16-24 – Jesus’ death on our behalf is the clearest demonstration of divine love. This is the very love we share with others, not just through our words but especially through our deeds. In sharing such love we fulfill God’s commandments.

John 10:11-18 – In language that recalls the twenty-third psalm, Jesus describes himself as the shepherd who cares for his sheep. He is willing to die for them, and he is able to overcome death for them.

Fellowship Time

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


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 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.

For more information on Royal Ball Run for Autism visit their website: www.royalballrun.com

Donations through All Saints

All Saints Lutheran Church will be collecting money for Royal Ball Run for Autism. We have done this in the past so that All Saints Lutheran Church’s name is published as a Royal Supporter on the back of the Race and Volunteer tee shirts in June. Please write your check out to All Saints Lutheran Church and note on the memo line “Royal Ball Run”.  If you prefer to give cash, please make sure the envelope has “Royal Ball Run” on the outside of the envelope with your name. All Saints will write one check at the end of May to Royal Ball Run.

Update: Magic and Masterpieces

I regret to announce that due to low ticket sales, and the costs associated then with hosting we unfortunately need to cancel the Magic & Masterpieces event. 

We so appreciate your commitment to supporting autism advocacy in the Quad Cities and apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this causes. We of course will reimburse anyone who already purchased tickets (as of today just 12 tickets sold) and will be looking to find another artistic outlet for our kiddos and students to showcase their talents! We hope to see Ben Andrews to additionally serve as an ambassador and keynote for one of our RBR weekend events June 21-22, 2024

We will continue to do what the RBR team does best — connect people to resources such as the Royal Guide and Annual Resource Fair, host our popular Royal Ball for All Carnival & RBR 5K, and celebrate and advocate for the QCA’s autistic community every step of the way. 

All the best, 
Jen Hartmann