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Regular reflection, evaluation, and feedback are important parts of an intentional life and especially a life of discipleship. Furthermore, we constantly need to be reflecting on all we do in relation to our mission and vision. During July, through the Feast of St. Dominic, August 8 on the Episcopal calendar, Father Kevin will be seeking feedback about the preaching ministry of our congregation. Please fill out the Sermon Survey online (included in the weekly or e-mail Susan Meyers or Father Kevin) or manually, copies in the back of the church or available at the parish office.
Dinner on Main will be September 20th. Please save the date on your calendar for this fun fellowship event! Interested in learning more, talk to Kathe Richardson or David Vanderah.
We have surpassed our goal of $3,000 for lighting. A huge thanks those who have already contributed to our project fundraiser. Remember, our second part of the goal is to raise an additional $3,000 for railings. So, if you haven’t contributed yet, please do so. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to raise enough funds for both of these very important enhancements to our church. Remember, your prayers are the greatest contribution. Please pray for continued success for our project fundraiser at St. John’s.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the St. Mark’s Youth Enrichment office at 563-582-6211.
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!
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 email@example.com
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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
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.