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Sun, Sep. 01
Food Pantry Sunday
Sun, Sep. 01
Wed, Sep. 04
Midweek Prayer and Eucharist
Wed, Sep. 04
Finance and Stewardship Team Meeting
Wed, Sep. 04
St. John's Episcopal Church Choir
Thu, Sep. 05
Episcopal Church Women Lunch
Sat, Sep. 07
Prayer Meeting and Walk
We were blessed with great weather, warm fellowship, and a good turn out for our annual outdoor service and picnic at Eagle Point Park. Backpacks and children were blessed, too. You can check out photos of the picnic by clicking here. Thanks to all who attended and to the Fellowship and Hospitality Team for planning the event.
Rally Sunday is coming up on September 8. This promises to be a big day at St. John’s. Sunday School and Adult education will be resuming. It also marks the start of fall sermon series, “Dealing with Difficulty? Responding to Life’s Everyday Problems.” We begin the series with the topic, “Dealing with Anger and Resentment.” Click here to watch an invite video you can share.
Without your prayers and invites, we can’t expect our fall sermon series, Dealing with Difficulty? to go well. Remember, it’s about way more than the sermons, it’s an opportunity to invite people into the life of our parish family and let the whole Dubuque region know that St. John’s is a renewing!
Here are 13 ways you can invite someone to join you on Sunday, September 8.
Brainstorm all the people (friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances, folks who use to attend St. John’s, etc.) you know who might not be involved in a local faith community. Then determine which ones you’ll invite. Here are some ways you can do that.
Do you have a clever name for “The Weekly?” Perhaps something that reflects our mission and vision, or is simply clever? Please submit your entries to the Parish Office by Sunday, September 1. Also, be on the lookout for some changes to the format of “The Weekly” in September. If you have ideas about the format submit those to the Parish Office as well.
Hundreds of people will literally be at our door tomorrow! Volunteers are needed to welcome people to the church, hand out water, and in general, to be a friendly and welcoming presence. Information about our fall sermon series will be distributed. Contact Joe Hickey to get involved.
This team will meet at 5:30 pm in the Parish House, Ruete Room. If you are interested in learning more about this team or attending talk to Kim Miller, team leader.
All are welcome to participate at 7:15 pm in the church. So spread the word. If you have questions talk to Jeremiah Cawley, choir director.
Join in for lunch at 11:30 am at Fuji’s Asian Buffet.
On Saturday, September 7 at 11 am, there will be a time of prayer in the main church, praying for Dubuque, our neighborhood, and the renewal of St. John’s. Those able and interested will also prayer walk the neighborhood. Prayer is an important part of church renewal and the “success” of any major outreach, like our sermon series. The whole time will conclude well before noon. Talk to Fr. Kevin to sign up or to ask questions.
Join us as we resume Sunday School and Adult Forum at 9 am. Also, this Sunday will mark the launch for our Fall Sermon Series, “Dealing with Difficulty”. A festive potluck will follow this service. Begin thinking about and praying about who you will invite to join you.
Our leaders will be meeting at 6:30 pm in the Parish House, Ruete Conference Room. Please pray for them to come together keeping St. John’s mission and vision in mind.
Please save the date on your calendar for this fun fellowship event! Interested in learning more, talk to Kathe Richardson or David Vanderah.
Ryan Decker, life long member of St. John’s, and professor of theater at Loras, is working with Father Kevin and others at having a potential evening of Shakespearean sonnets later in the fall. If you are interested in reading a sonnet or being involved with this kind of event, please let Ryan or Father Kevin know.
Children’s Minister wanted
Do you have experience working with children?
Is your Christian faith important to you?
Do you have interest in building a new program?
If you answered yes to all three questions, please apply to become our part-time lay children’s minister. Episcopal experience and membership not required.
Choral Scholars Wanted
Do you enjoy choral music?
Have you sung in a choir before?
Are you a university student?
If you answered yes to all three questions, please apply to our Choral Scholar’s program. Scholars provide vocal leadership within the St. John’s choir, gain valuable experience in sacred music, and receive a scholarship stipend. Episcopal experience and membership not required.
Are you an organist or a pianist with interest in developing organ skills? Would you like playing in a beautiful setting in a welcoming environment? If so, please apply to become our next organist who plays on Sundays and occasional other services (e.g. Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, etc.). Episcopal experience and membership not required.
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and 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 Kendell, 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.