Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost



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Date Time Event
Sun, Oct. 01 11:15 AM Fellowship
Wed, Oct. 04 12:00 PM Holy Eucharist
Thu, Oct. 05 11:30 AM ECW Lunch
Sun, Oct. 08 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Oct. 08 10:00 AM Morning Prayer
Sun, Oct. 08 11:15 AM Fellowship
Sun, Oct. 08 4:30 PM Evensong
Tue, Oct. 10 6:30 PM Vestry Meeting
Wed, Oct. 11 12:00 PM Holy Eucharist
Wed, Oct. 11 6:00 PM Parish House Review
Sun, Oct. 15 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Oct. 15 11:15 AM Fellowship
Sun, Oct. 15 1:00 PM Thomas Merton Society


Other Upcoming Events 

Oct. 1               CROP Walk

Oct. 8               Evensong

Oct. 9               Deadline for Rummage Sale drop-offs

Oct. 10             Vestry Meeting

Oct. 11             Parish House Presentation

Oct. 13-14       Fall Rummage and Bake Sale

Oct. 29             Fifth Sunday Dinner

Nov. 5              Evensong



Please buy SCRIP. You can use it for so many ordinary, daily purchases: food, gasoline, household needs, and from most of your favorite stores. Do you prefer HyVee, Fareway, Walmart, or SAMS? SCRIP is available! BP or Kwik Stop? Pull out the SCRIP. Want to meet friends for coffee at Panera’s? SCRIP is welcome tender for drinks and treats. Come visit Kathe Richardson at the SCRIP desk in the Undercroft after church. Find out what is available, and what she doesn’t have on hand, Kathe will be glad to order. HELP YOURSELF. HELP ST. JOHN’S.



Blessing Baskets for the Dubuque Food Pantry

This Sunday, October 1, 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.


Sign Up

We need volunteers to provide flowers and treats for Sundays. Sign up for one or both and provide a feast upstairs for eyes and downstairs for mouths.



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



St. John’s will be holding Sunday Evensong on October 8, November 5, and December 3 at 4:30 pm in the church. Everyone is invited to this service of song and prayer.



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


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.


Fall Rummage and Bake Sale

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!


Fifth Sunday Dinner

October 18 is our next Fifth Sunday Dinner. We shall need volunteers to help set up and tear down, as well as bakers and buyers of desserts.

Fellowship Opportunity

We are searching for someone to take the lead on fellowship events. This person would build a small team of people to organize and execute fellowship events at St. John’s. Examples might be Dinner on Main, Going to a play together, Saturday morning educational sessions, etc. We all enjoy these events and it brings us together. Are you interested in being part of the planning? Please let Beth Leeper or Dave Vanderah know if you are interested.


Thomas Merton Society

The Dubuque Chapter  of the Thomas Merton Society will meet Sunday, October 15, 1 pm, in the Parish House. They will be discussing Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation.  Books are available at Amazon and other sites.  Please read through Chapter 7, “Union and Division.”  All area invited. Bring a friend also.  Blessings, Marilyn

“We must learn to realize that the love of God seeks us in every situation

and seeks our good.”


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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.



1 Iris Lammer-Heindel

3 Christi Keane

4 Todd Borcherding

4 Margaret Hendry

5 Kent Anderson

5 Grover Weber III

6 Carolyn Keck

6 Katie Pfeiler

8 Jordan Weber




1 Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, c. 530

3 George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, and Ecumenist, 1958; also John Raleigh Mott, Evangelist and Ecumenical Pioneer, 1955

4 Francis of Assisi, Friar, 1226

6 William Tyndale [and Miles Coverdale], Translators of the Bible, 1536, 1568

7 Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Lutheran Pastor in North America, 1787

8 William Dwight Porter Bliss, Priest, 1926, and Richard Theodore Ely, Economist, 1943





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