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Interfaith Service — We Are One Community: Peace, Unity and Love

An interfaith service, “We Are One Community: Peace, Unity and Love,” will be held at the River Center in Davenport on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.

Rev. Rogers Kirk, Third Missionary Baptist Church, commented, “The purpose of the service is to bring our community together as one community in response to all of the divisiveness caused as a result of violence and the violent response to it.  We feel instead of waiting until another tragedy happens here to bring us together we are taking a proactive approach as people of faith to show unity, peace and love.  And as people of faith we must lead the way to show we are all one.”

For more information on this event, please contact Rev. Rogers Kirk, Jr., at 563-324-2919.

Prayers

Sheryn Levings will be traveling this week to visit her son and daughter-in-law in Alaska. We pray for safe travels for her. Also, this week John Plank will be having surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. We pray for healing and health for John, and safe travels for John and Donna.

Ministry Update

A note from Congregational Council:

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”- Jeremiah 29:11

It is our hope to continue to provide updates for our All Saints ministry.

We are continuing to explore the possibility of a shared ministry.  A team from council, (Bonnie Strittmater, K.D. Kalber, and Julie Schoville) have had two meetings with Pastor Paul Ostrem with the S.E. Iowa Synod and St. James and St. Matthew.  There continues to be an interest from all three congregations to explore shared ministry of a full-time pastor and a full-time intern.

Council met on May 3rd to discuss language for a potential draft of a shared agreement between the three congregations to arrive at a common language. If we enter into this agreement, it would require congregational approval.  A shared agreement does not imply a commitment.  Please keep All Saints, St. James, and St. Matthew in your prayers as we move forward with this exciting new opportunity.

Council also met last week to review expectations of an Interim Pastor.

If you have further questions, please feel free to ask any member of council.

More to follow….