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At St. John’s we are striving to accomplish our mission of “Loving God, Loving Others” and “Making Disciples” and realizing our vision of becoming a “renewed church.” Everything we do, including the preaching ministry of our church, needs to reflect these commitments. Our vision statement describes a “renewed” St. John’s as being characterized by “engaging preaching.”
During the month of July and leading up to the Feast of St. Dominic, August 8 on the Episcopal calendar, I will be seeking feedback from the congregation about my preaching and preaching in general at St. John’s. Preaching is an art and a discipline. Thanks to Presiding Bishop Curry, the importance and potential of preaching is being demonstrated in Episcopal circles again.
PS: Please take a minute to fill out this poll and survey. Thank you!
We have surpassed our goal of $3,000 for lighting with a total of $5,320. That is 177% of goal or $2,320 over goal. 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.
Dinner on Main will be held at a date to be announced. If you are interested in participating in this event or learning more, talk to Kathe Richardson or David Vanderah.
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 God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; 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 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.