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By now, or soon, many of you will have received a letter from myself and Junior Warden, John Stewart, letting you know about our summer project fundraiser, “Let There Be Light!” This is a first step in the realization of our vision statement, which describes St. John’s as having “an intentional year-round stewardship effort.” We’ve received a lot of feedback in the last months that the lighting in the church, especially on grey and gloomy days, is poor. This can dampen the sense of energy in the space, hinders some parishioners’ ability to read, and is also a safety concern for those with mobility issues trying to navigate the steps up to the altar.
The foundation of giving at St. John’s is a pledge. This is an opportunity to give generously beyond a pledge. If you haven’t pledged to the life and ministry of St. John’s, its not to late. Contact Susan Meyers, Parish Administrator, in the office and she’ll get you a pledge card. The Vestry and Finance and Stewardship Team understand that some will not be able to give to another project beyond their pledge, but many will. Thank you for praying and pondering over this project and your role in it. If we raise more money than we need to update the bulbs in the church to LEDs, we’ll use the extra money for the installation of handrails.
If you’d like to learn more about giving to this project, contact Susan Meyers, if you have technical questions about the changes that will be made, what kind of lighting and so on, please contact John Stewart, Junior Warden. Lastly, thank you for Giving Generously to St. John’s.
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.
Help us reach our goal of raising $3,000 by July 31 to replace our light bulbs with LEDs and install hand rails. Anything you can contribute will help. We will keep track of our fund raising progress each week by filling in a tracking meter in the shape of a light bulb. Look for the light bulb poster in the sanctuary which will accompanied by additional brochures. Please direct any additional questions to our Junior Warden, John Stewart,or email the office and remember to give generously!
Help support our mission partner, St Mark’s, in their quest for youth enrichment by participating in this charity fundraiser event. Thunder Hills Country Club’s Ladies Association is hosting a 9-hole best shot golf event with proceeds going towards St. Mark Youth Enrichment. This event is a great opportunity to have fun and help our mission partner. Whether you’re a regular golfer or your clubs have been gathering dust for a while, this event is for you. Sign up today to join the St. John’s golf team on July 25!
Not a golfer but still want to participate? There are a variety of ways to show your support.
• Donate items for the silent auction and/or raffles such as gift baskets, jewelry, crafts, etc.
• Donate money to help St. John’s sponsor a hole. This gesture would be a great way to show our support for our mission partner St. Mark’s.
• Join us for the silent auction, raffle and dinner. It’s a guaranteed good time! Thunder Hill’s talented Chef Dave will be preparing an excellent meal and you couldn’t ask for better company.
For further information on how to sign up or donate, contact Kim Miller or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call the St. Mark’s Youth Enrichment office at 563-582-6211.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 17th.
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, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving kindness; 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.