Information for May

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:

Wednesday Bible Study

Join Pastor Pokora on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm via the application Zoom to study the word for the following Sunday. The information to join today: meeting id 719 3944 7982 and password K6MxsC

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 this Friday, May 17th to help pick up the food order from River Bend Food Bank at 8:30 am. Help is also needed to unload and put away the food order from the River Bend Food Bank order at 9 am at All Saints Lutheran 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, May 19th Information

Volunteers Needed 

Helpers are needed for worship. Please e-mail the office to let us know where you can help this week.

This Sunday: Assisting Minister – ___; Projection – ____; Sound Board Operator – Kirk; Camera Operator – Bonnie; Attendance – ____; Offering Helpers – ____; Altar Care – Marilyn; Counters – ___; Musicians – Matt, Kristen, Scott, Wanda (others?); Sunday School – Marilyn

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. The last Sunday for Sunday school for the program year 2023 – 2024 is Sunday, May 19th.

Worship Information

Join us in-person or via Facebook live for the Worship Service at 10 am on Sunday where we will celebrate the Day of Pentecost. If you would like the words for the worship service, contact the office ( to request the information.

Pentecost Summer Theme

Empowered by the Spirit, we live by faith

Theme Write-up written by Matthew Reece, Director of Music Ministries

Our first Pentecost worship theme, “Empowered by the Spirit, we live by faith,” explores the profound connection between the empowering work of the Holy Spirit and the sustaining presence of Jesus Christ as the Bread of Life. This theme invites us to reflect on the teachings of Jesus. Just as bread sustains physical life, Jesus nourishes the soul and empowers believers to live out their faith through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Through word and song, prayers and reflections, we are encouraged to deepen our understanding of how the Spirit enables us to abide in Christ and to embody his teachings in their daily lives. The theme underscores the vital role of faith as the conduit through which the Spirit empowers believers to live authentically and fruitfully as disciples of Jesus. As we engage with this theme, we are invited to partake in the spiritual nourishment offered by Christ, finding sustenance and strength to navigate life’s challenges with courage, hope, and unwavering trust in God’s faithfulness.

Introduction Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress.

Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it—to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Jesus promises his disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth. We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit. Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world.

Scripture Introductions Copyright © 2024 Augsburg Fortress.

Ezekiel 37:1-14

The Hebrew word rendered as ruach means “spirit,” “wind,” or “breath.” This reading plays on the different meanings of the word. Just as the dry bones in Ezekiel’s vision are given new life, flesh, and breath (or spirit), so God will give the exiles God’s own spirit and will bring them home to the land of Israel.

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104:30)

Acts 2:1-21 

Originally Pentecost was a Jewish thanksgiving-type festival celebrated seven weeks after Passover. On this particular Pentecost, however, the Holy Spirit is poured out upon the entire community of believers just as Jesus had promised and the scriptures had prophesied. Empowered by the Spirit, the entire community bears witness to God’s activity in multiple languages.

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

While speaking to his disciples before his death, Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as “the Helper” and describes the difference the Spirit will make in their lives and in the world.

Fellowship Time

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

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:

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. The funds help area families receive services they need. For more information on Royal Ball Run for Autism visit their website:

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.

Sound Reach Concert

Sound Reach, a vocal music-making opportunity for groups or individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, will have their spring concert on Tuesday, May 21st at 5:45 pm in the sanctuary at church. All are welcome!

Grace Lutheran Church Invites You

Grace Lutheran Church (1140 E. High Street, Davenport) invites you to donate blood at their blood drive with ImpactLife on Thursday, May 23rd from 2 – 6 pm in their multipurpose Room A.

Appointments are not required, but they are preferred. To book your appointment, contact Mark at, scan the QR code on the flyer hanging on the kiosk at church, or visit and use group #134. The last date to donate elsewhere is 03/28/2024.