Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost


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Date Time Event
Sun, Sep. 24 11:15 AM Fellowship
Wed, Sep. 27 12:00 PM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Oct. 01 11:15 AM Fellowship


Coming Events (see below for descriptions)

Sept. 24           Concert for Non-Violence

Sept. 26           Film on Wendell Berry

Sept. 26           DACU Meeting

Oct. 1               CROP Walk

Oct. 10             Vestry Meeting

Oct. 11             Parish House Presentation

Oct. 13-14       Fall Rummage and Bake Sale


Altar flowers

Altar flowers on September 23 are given by Jesse Green in memory of his Grandma Dorothy Buelow, whose birthday was on September 18.


Gift for Katrina

In gratitude for Katrina’s years of service to St. John’s, the Vestry invites you to contribute toward a housewarming gift for her as she settles in her new home.   If parishioners wish to contribute, they may put a designated donation in the collection plate or drop off or mail the donation to the church office.  The gift will be given to Katrina shortly after Bill returns from his vacation.  If you have questions, please check with Jeannie Sims.


Parish House Presentation

The Parish House Review Group will be presenting their findings on Wednesday, Oct 11 at 6pm in the Parish House.  Please plan to attend to learn about the research they have compiled regarding the Parish House. If you would like a ride to meeting or if you are unable to attend and would like a copy of the report sent to you please contact the church office at: 556-0252 or


The time has come! The dates for our Fall Rummage and Bake Sale are now October 13th and 14th. Hopefully you have kept us in mind throughout the summer and have set aside all those clean used items that you no longer need. Each of our sales typically contributes over $1000 to St. John’s budget, so your help is important. Drop off donations at the Parish House on Tues. Wed. or Thurs. mornings, between now and October 9th, from 9:30-11:30am. Go to the office to be let in. If those times do not work for you, call Becky Johnson-Stewart at 563-590-0854, or Gerri Roth at 563-599-8147, to set up an appointment. Together we can make this another successful event!


Concert for Non Violence

On September 24, the Coalition for Non-Violence will be offering a Concert for Non Violence, at Blades Hall at University of Dubuque, 2-4 pm.


DACU Delegates Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00 PM,

Location: St. Elias Orthodox Church, 419 N. Grandview. Parking in lot beside the church, in alley, behind church, and street parking. Enter from the parking lot, using right door into office section of building.

Program: Prescription Pain Medications and the Opioid Epidemic

Speaker: Sue Green, Certified Prevention Specialist, Helping Services for Youth & Families

All are welcome


Free Film Screening & Panel – Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

September 26th, 6:30 pm, Sinsinawa Mound is hosting a screening of the new, award-winning Sundance documentary LOOK & SEE, a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry—farmer, activist, and undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers. Over the past 50 years, Berry has movingly engaged issues of land and place, agriculture and economy, and war and peace. Following the film, we’ll have a panel of local farmers and rural advocates. There is no fee and no registration required. This event is part of Dubuque Days of Peace and Local Foods Month.


Lovers Of Place & Pilgrimage: A Celtic Day Of Reflection

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Shalom Center

Celtic Spirituality through art and text, silence and discussion. Reflect and pray within the beauty of this ancient tradition.

Offering: $40, includes lunch. Register And prepay by Wednesday, September 27

For registration: phone 563-582-3592, e-mail, or visit

Franciscan Center for Hospitality, Prayer, & Spirituality

1001 Davis Dubuque, IA 52001



CROP Hunger Walk

October 1, Noon, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

CROP Hunger Walk 2017 is nearly here! Let’s make this the best year ever! Your group needs to register online at:

The Walk will start at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and this year is honoring the many years of dedicated service by longtime CROP Chair Maryann LoGuidice. If you have any questions or need information contact CROP Co-Chairs Sara McCaw and Fr. Dustin Lyon ( or


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 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18)

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



24 Ashley Haferbecker

24 Derrick Clark

26 Jeanine Irelan

26 Duke Langanis

30 Janaan Oertel

30 Jeremiah Snyder



24 Anna Ellison Butler Alexander, Deaconess, 1947

25 Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow, 1392

26 Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626; also [Wilson Carlile, Priest, 1942

27 Vincent de Paul, Religious, and Prophetic Witness, 1660; also Thomas Traherne, Priest, 1674

28 Richard Rolle, 1349, Walter Hilton, 1396, and Margery Kempe, c. 1440, Mystics

29 Saint Michael and All Angels

30 Jerome, Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420

October 1 Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530



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