Tenth Sunday after Pentecost



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Date Time Event
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. 27 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Aug. 27 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.The treat table also needs volunteers.


Coming Events

August 20           Blessing of the Backpacks

August 20           Farewell potluck for Katrina

September 10    Healing Service

September 10    Parish House Presentation


Thank You

Many thanks to Sam Giere for his ministry amongst us last Sunday. We thank God for the rich exchange the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America share with one another.

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.

The altar flowers this Sunday are given by Jesse Green in memory of Clem Reuter (1/23/26 – 08/16/13).

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


St. John’s to the Theatre


St. John’s is sponsoring a fellowship outing to “Fish on Friday,” a new musical comedy based on Dubuque author Robert Byrne’s novel, Memories of a non-Jewish Childhood.  The play describes his hilarious, nefarious and romantic adventures as a Dubuque parochial school student in the 1950’s.  The Sunday, August 27, 2 p.m. performance is sold out but we have eight reserved tickets for that date at the discounted price of $18.00.

Join the St. John’s group on Sunday afternoon, August 27.

For more information, contact Dave Vanderah this Sunday or at davanderah@aol.com. /583-3806.


Convention Delegates

The 165th Annual Diocesan Convention of the Diocese of  Iowa will be Friday & Saturday, October 27-28, 2017, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. St. John’s is allowed two lay delegates at Convention. The church pays for registration (includes meals during the Convention), but each delegate is responsible for her/his own hotel and transportation costs. Recent past delegates include Jesse Green, Beth Leeper, Jeannie Sims, and David Vanderah, so talk to one of them for more information. If you are interested in being a Convention delegate, please contact the Senior Warden, Beth Leeper, leeperdogs@gmail.com. The Vestry will choose delegates at the August 20 meeting. For the Convention schedule and additional information, go to: http://www.iowaepiscopal.org/Convention/diocesan-convention.html.


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 leeperdogs@gmail.com.



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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12)

O god, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



  • 16 Barbara Gooch
  • 19 Erik Anderson
  • 19 Jake Cunliffe
  • 19 Mike Stoll


In Memoriam

  • 14 Frieda Lang
  • 20 Sis Graves






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