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This Sunday we will install the members of the 2019 Vestry: Allison O’Rouke, Joe Hickey, Corky Vance, Haley Lammer-Heindel, Pam Van Vleck, David Roberts, David Kendell, including officers: Susan Forshey, Senior Warden; John Stewart, Junior Warden; Pam Van Vleck, Clerk; and Bill Richardson, Treasurer. According to Canon (law) 25 of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, “The Vestry is urged to cooperate with the Rector in promoting the spiritual welfare of the Parish and shall aid the Rector in the initiation, conduct and development of the program of the Church both within and without the Parish.” The role of the Vestry is always important, especially during a period of renewal and revitalization. The Vestry helps to champion and advance the mission and vision of the congregation. Please be in prayer for your Vestry and if you don’t know a member of the Vestry, make sure to introduce yourself to them.
PS: If you haven’t filled out your Annual Time and Talent Survey, please do so now. We need all these handed in by THIS Monday, February 18th.
Love God. Love others. Make disciples.
The mission of St. John’s Episcopal Church is to love God, love others, and make disciples. We believe that love transforms lives. Love rooted in the life and teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us in his Great Commandment to “Love God and Love Neighbor” and Jesus tells us in his Great Commission to “Make disciples of all nations.” Disciples practice Jesus’ way of love. At St. John’s, we make disciples in the Great Tradition of Christianity, stressing, “in essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.”
With God’s help, St. John’s Episcopal Church will be a diverse family of disciples, active in our neighborhood, visible in our city, and reaching beyond Dubuque, with the transforming love of God in Jesus Christ.
St. John’s will realize this vision by demonstrating the Great Commandment, accomplishing the Great Commission, and embracing the Great Tradition.
St. John’s will demonstrate the Great Commandment through outreach to those in need, through mission partnerships, and by loving each other as a spiritual family united around Christ.
St. John’s will accomplish the Great Commission through our disciple making process, a congregational rule of life, as well through creative evangelism and respectful invitation.
St. John’s will embrace the Great Tradition by centering our life at the Eucharistic table, in the foundational teachings of Christianity, and by celebrating a diversity of beliefs and practices.
Our campus (both parish house and church) will be improved, reimagined, and utilized by ourselves, our mission partners, and diverse individuals and groups throughout the week.
This utilization of our campus, along with outreach and spirituality opportunities for the wider community, combined with worship services with joyful liturgy, powerful preaching, and uplifting music, will make St. John’s a destination for residents and visitors to Dubuque.
Finally, worship attendance will double, reflecting increased numbers of youth, as well as diverse persons of all ages. Pledging and income will markedly increase as part of an intentional year-round stewardship effort, making ongoing ministry possible at St. John’s for years to come.
We are looking to host at least 3 opportunities to come together in each other’s homes during the season of Lent. We are currently seeking hosts. Would you like to host a gathering in your home? To express interest or for more information, contact Kathe Richardson or Becky Johnson Stewart, by Sunday, February 17th.
This team will meet at 5:30 pm in the Parish House, Ruete Conference Room. If you have questions, contact Kathe Richardson.
A festive celebration on the last Sunday after the Epiphany. The men of the parish will prepare a delicious pancake supper following the service. Pancake races and fun for all ages. Mark your calendars now.
The Food Pantry appreciates donations from you. People rely on the Food Pantry during the winter months when more of their paycheck must be used on heating bills.
O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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
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.