Ninth Sunday after Pentecost


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Date Time Event
Sun, Aug. 06 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Aug. 06 11:15 AM Fellowship
Sun, Aug. 13 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Aug. 13 11:15 AM Fellowship
Sun, Aug. 20 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Aug. 20 10:30 AM Blessing of the Backpacks
Sun, Aug. 20 11:15 AM Farewell Potluck for Katrina
Sun, Aug. 20 11:15 AM Fellowship


Office Hours – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 – 11 a.m.

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.

Please sign up for giving altar flowers.

The treat table also needs volunteers.

No Bible study or Eucharist Wednesday, august 9


August 20           Blessing of the Backpacks

August 20           Farewell potluck for Katrina

September 10    Healing Service

September 10    Parish House Presentation




Blessing Baskets for the Dubuque Food Pantry

This Sunday, August 6, our wicker baskets will be in the back to collect non-perishable food items, which are then blessed. All items are taken to the Dubuque Food Pantry to help feed the hungry of Dubuque. Thank you for your contribution.


Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, August 20, there will be a “blessing of the backpacks.” Children can bring their school backpacks to church and have them blessed after the Peace. We will pray for our college kids and teachers at that time too.


Farewell for Katrina

Our faithful sexton, Katrina, will be moving away toward the end of month. Please celebrate her time and service with us and wish her well at a Potluck on August 20, following the service. Please bring one of your favorite dishes to share. Contact Gerri Roth for details. We shall miss Katrina’s smile and Sophie’s energetic welcome for all who enter the Parish House.


Parish House Review

The Parish House Review committee will make a presentation to the congregation after church on Sunday, September 10. Please join us in the Undercroft for coffee, report, and discussion.

We thank the members of the PH committee for all their time and hard work: Dave Kendell, Kim Miller, Bill Richardson, Dan Slagel.


Altar Flowers

Giving flowers for Sunday Service is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion (e.g., birthday, graduation, anniversary, memorial) or just to praise the Lord. There is a flower sign-up calendar in church located on the wall next to the elevator door. Please check for available Sundays and indicate the Sunday of your choice. This helps us make sure no Sunday has more than one donation. Flowers can come from your garden, Saturday downtown market or a florist.

If you have questions, please contact Vivian Roberts (563-580-0550 ) or another member of the Altar Guild.


St. John’s to the Theatre

If You Liked “Church Basement Ladies,”*

You Will Love, “Fish On Friday”!

Join a St. John fellowship group for this musical at the Bell Tower Theatre on Sunday, August 27, 2:00 p.m.  “Fish” is based on Robert Byrne’s novel Memories of a non-Jewish Childhood.  The book, describing  his adventures growing up in Dubuque as a parochial school student has been translated into a bouncy sassy musical.  You will be amused and astounded by this laugh riot.

For tickets ($20.00) and information contact Dave Vanderah at church or davanderah Tickets for this Dubuque-based musical are going fast.

* “Church Basement Ladies” was an earlier St. John outing at Bell Tower.


Ray Gaebler: Diocese of Nzara, South Sudan

Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo was inaugurated Sunday (July 30) as the first archbishop of the newest province of the Anglican Communion. It was a joyous occasion for the church of Sudan celebrating the process begun by Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul. Archbishop Daniel has led Sudanese Episcopalians from Juba since 2011, when South Sudan became a separate country. About a million Christians live in primarily Muslim Sudan. The new province contains of five dioceses, all of which were previously part of the Province of Sudan and South Sudan. Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury went with Archbishop Kondo to Kadugli on Saturday to visit refugees and displaced persons living in the Nubs Mountains near the South Sudan border. From Khartoum, Archbishop Welby traveled to Uganda. He visited refugee camps there and thanked the government of Uganda for its generous support of South Sudanese fleeing the current civil war.

Pray for the church in Sudan and South Sudan, especially for Archbishop Kondo and the Diocesan Bishops of Sudan.


Anglican News service:

Archbishop Welby’s Inauguration sermon:

Bp. Nick Baines of Leeds, UK, participated in the visit and posted an interesting report on his blog this morning. Among other topics he discussed the implications of the US sanctions against Sudan.



Back-to-School Prayers

If you have a child (of any age) who will be in school (at any level) this academic year, we’ll list them in the Weekly for back-to-school prayers. Send names, grade level or year to


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)



Ø  6 Aimee Herrig

Ø  11 James Kendell

Ø  12 Paul Herrig



Ø  11 John & Margaret Hendry

Ø  13 Christoffer & Haley Lammer-Heindel


In Memoriam

Ø  7 Charles Klaas

Ø  9 Dr. Grace Boehner

Ø  11 Madeline Wise

Ø  12 Betty Vogt

Ø  13 Lillian Thompson



Ø  The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Ø  7 John Mason Neale, Priest, 1866; also [Catherine Winkworth, Poet, 1878]

Ø  Dominic, Priest and Friar, 1221

Ø  Herman of Alaska, Missionary to the Aleut, 1837

Ø  10  Lawrence, Deacon, and Martyr at Rome, 258

Ø  11  Clare, Abbess at Assisi, 1253

Ø  12  Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910

Ø  13  Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 1667



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