Sixth Sunday after Pentecost



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Date Time Event
Sun, Jul. 16 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jul. 16 11:15 AM Fellowship
Sun, Jul. 23 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jul. 23 11:15 AM Fellowship
Wed, Jul. 26 10:45 AM Bible Study
Wed, Jul. 26 12:00 PM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jul. 30 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jul. 30 11:15 AM Fellowship
Sun, Jul. 30 12:00 PM Fifth Sunday Dinner

  • Remember: July 16 Service in the Church
  • Office Hours – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 – 11 a.m. Due to her moving, Gerri Roth will no longer be in the office. We thank Gerri for all her service in answering the phone and greeting visitors. Janet Vance, our other faithful volunteer, will continue to be in the office.
  • Don’t forget to buy and use SCRIP for everyday purchases. Kathé will be glad to help you at the SCRIP table in the Undercroft after church.
  • No Bible Study this Wednesday.
  • Fifth Sunday Dinner on July 30


Supply Priest

The Rev. Kent Anderson will be serving as supply priest the next few Sundays. He will also be in the office on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and is open to offering Wednesday noontime Eucharist, if there is interest. Welcome back Kent, and thank you for your service.


Thomas Merton Society

The Dubuque chapter of the Merton Society will meet this Sunday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m., in the Parish House Library. They will conclude Sign of Jonas, p.303-362.  “What is my new desert…the name of it is compassion.”


Vestry Meeting: Cancelled

The July 17 Vestry meeting is cancelled due to lack of a quorum. People will go on vacation in the summer! Have fun all. We’ll reschedule for later this month if possible.



Altar Flowers

“ ‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,

‘To talk of many things:

Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax—

Of cabbages—and kings—

And why the sea is boiling hot—

And whether pigs have wings.’ ”

(Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass)

If the Walrus went to St. John’s, he would also have mentioned FLOWERS!

The time has come, Ms Vivian said, to speak of flowers, to sign up for flowers, to donate flowers. Please be generous and decorate our altar with FLOWERS. Besides, they’ll look better than shoes or cabbages or wingéd pigs.


Fellowship Time & Treat Table

Thank you to all who have been donating treats for our fellowship time. A sign-up sheet is next to the kitchen door. If you haven’t brought anything for a while, please consider signing up and contributing to smiling mouths and happy tummies.


Senior Warden Report

  1. Giving

During the summer months, with vacations and competing Sunday activities, giving often decreases. Unfortunately, monthly expenses do not decrease. Please continue with your pledges and other gifts, even when away.

  1. Air Conditioning

Last month the church electric bill for air conditioning was outrageously high; at the same time, the church often did not feel particularly cool. Kim Miller discovered that many of the thermostats had been changed so that they no longer had the correct time or date or temperature. She has fixed them all and, we hope, this will also fix our cooling bill. PLEASE, do not adjust ANY THERMOSTAT in the church. If an area feels too hot, tell someone on the Vestry or who has experience with our system. If an area feels too cool, especially during the week, do the same.

  1. Summer Plea

This brings me to a final plea. If you can find it in your heart or conscious or pocketbook, please consider donating extra and note it for utilities.

  1. Katrina

The Vestry has received a Letter of Resignation from Katrina. She will be leaving Dubuque for Manchester. The Vestry will be discussing what to do about the position of Sexton that Katrina has been filling for us for many years. The date of Katrina’s leaving is still to be decided. We shall miss Katrina and Sophie greatly.


St. John’s Profile & Portfolio

The St. John’s Episcopal Church Profile and Portfolio are available online. Read it. Pass it along to friends and families. Be sure to send the link to anyone interested in the position of St. John’s rector!

Here is the link:


The Episcopal Church at the State Fair

Join Bishop Alan Scarfe and hundreds of other Episcopalians at the Iowa State Fair!

We will gather for a Revival Worship Service on August 12 at 5:30 pm at the Polk County Farm Bureau Shelter House, located behind Pioneer Pavilion. This fun event will feature

* live music

* dance performance

* prayer stations

* activities for kids

* a chance to invite ALL to experience the love of The Episcopal Church

T-shirts can be purchased online at


Prayer for Discernment to Guide Our Search for a New Rector at St. John’s

Be with us and guide us, Holy Spirit of God, as we seek your will for the future of our parish. Help us to discern the needs and hopes of your people at St. John’s Church, so that our search for a rector may proceed with clear vision and joyful obedience to your call to us. We pray though our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen (From Christ Church, Westerly, RI)


Collect for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8)

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



  • 16 Ann Anderson
  • 17 Ian Ernzen
  • 23 Marilyn Snyder
  • 23 Nancy Wortley



  • 17 Jeff & Sandy LaPage


In Memoriam

  • 18 Richard Schmitz
  • 19 Ann Michalski
  • 21 Felice Echternacht
  • 21 Thelma Morsing
  • 22 Dorothy Ressler
  • 22 Jeannette Udell
  • 23 Emma Boll
  • 23 Charlie Chapman



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