Day of Pentecost

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Date Time Event
Sun, Jun. 09 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jun. 09 11:15 AM Purchase SCRIP
Sun, Jun. 09 1:00 PM Thomas Merton Society
Fri, Jun. 14 - Sun, Jun. 16 12:00 AM Episcopal Diocese of Iowa’s 30th Annual Summer Ministry School & Retreat 2019

From the Rector

This week’s column comes from our dear seminarian student, Kevin Powell.

Last Sunday, I asked all of you to tell your friends and neighbors to “Come on in!” On this celebration of Pentecost, I want to thank all of you here at St. John’s for allowing me to come in to your lives and your faith community. My mind and heart have been filled with the opportunities to worship together on Sundays and Wednesdays. Building community by drinking coffee in the undercroft, potlucking with the community complete with my jello salad, and praying with and for one another are just small moments that have made a difference in my life over the past six months.

As we enter the summer months, I’ll be taking a couple of seminary courses, getting ready for my clinical pastoral education, and renewing before returning (hopefully!) to St. John’s this fall. This community has given me joy and I look forward to further learning with you in a few months.

While I’m gone remember to:

Love God! Love Others! Make Disciples!

Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell Final Sunday

We have been blessed to have Kevin, and often members of his family, with us since Advent as part of his field education requirements from Bexley-Seabury Seminary in Chicago. We are expecting Kevin to return to us for a second, longer, period of field education this fall.

 5th Sunday Dinners

Please mark your calendars for the next 5th Sundays: June 30, September 29, & December 29.

We’re in need of 5th Sunday Coordinators who organize the event and 5th Sunday Cooks who plan the main meal and much of the preparation on the day of. We also need general volunteers to help with set up, clean up, serving, and more. Our Coordinators (thank you!), Haley Lammer-Heindel, Christine Darr, and Derrick Clark, are more than willing to help people know the details, what needs to be done, and more. If you are interested in coordinating, cooking or volunteering, please contact them or contact the parish office.

Potluck on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9th

Join us for the third great festival of the Christian Year. Wear red or white, the historic colors of celebration in the Church. Potluck to follow. This will also be Kevin Powell, our seminarian’s, last Sunday with us. However, we are hopeful Kevin will be with us in the fall for his second round of field education.

Vestry meeting, Tuesday, June 11th

Pray for the leaders of St. John’s as they meet at 6:30 pm in the Parish House, Ruete Conference Room.

Episcopal Diocese of Iowa’s 30th Annual Summer Ministry School & Retreat 2019, June 14th ‐ 16th

For the past 30 years Episcopalians in Iowa have gathered for a summer weekend to learn church leadership skills, explore personal spirituality or just find Sabbath time.  For more info and online registration go to:

Volunteer to read at the Parish House

Our new mission partner, St. Mark’s Youth Enrichment will be hosting their 4th grade summer program in Our Parish House June 17-August 2. They are in need of volunteer readers. They provide the books. The reading takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-9:15 am. If you are interested in reading, contact Ron Paar from St. Mark’s at or call the St. Mark’s Youth Enrichment office at  563-582-6211.

Your Favorite Hymns?

Jeremiah Cawley, our choir director is wanting to compile a listing of the congregation’s favorite hymns. Please submit these in writing or via e-mail to the Parish Office at by Monday, June 17th.

From the Altar Guild

As the flowers in your garden start to bloom and/or you visit farmer’s market, please remember flowers for the altar. Just choose a Sunday you want to bring flowers and reserve that date on our calendar. The flower calendar is located beside the elevator on the main floor. How wonderful to have flowers on God’s altar that you picked from your garden or purchased at market!

Organist / Accompanist Wanted

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dubuque, IA, is seeking an organist to play on Sundays and occasional other services (e.g. Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, etc.) The organist will also support the St. John’s Choir on Sundays and preferably in weekly rehearsals. Experience in liturgical worship necessary, Episcopal experience a plus. Pianists with interest/enthusiasm for organ study (which St. John’s may supplement for the right candidate) are encouraged to apply. Organ experience and competency highly desired. Stipend negotiable based on experience and ability. For more information send cover letter, resume, and references (or general questions) to St. John’s Episcopal Church, “Organist Search”, Attention: Father Goodrich, Pastor, 1458 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA or by email at

Collect for Sunday

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Happy Birthday

  • Carol Schneider
  • Jesse Green
  • Erica O’Rourke
  • Elizabeth Leeper
  • Leif Carlson

 In Memoriam

  • Ralph Bogan
  • Ethel Ernzen
  • Maurine Schmitz
  • Lura Milligan


                  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dubuque, IA

                              “Doubts Okay, Questions Welcome, Please, Come As You Are.”

Ministers: The People of St. John’s
Senior Warden: Susan Forshey
Junior Warden: John Stewart
Clerk: Pam Van Vleck
Treasurer: Bill Richardson
Vestry Members: Joe Hickey, David Kendall, Haley Lammer-Heindel, Ally O’Rourke, David Roberts, Corky Vance
Organist: David Pitt
Parish Administrator: Susan Meyers
Priest-in-Residence: The Rev. Dr. Kent Anderson
Rector: The Rev. Dr. Kevin Goodrich, O.P.
Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, D.D.