Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Date Time Event
Sun, May. 19 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, May. 19 11:15 AM Purchase SCRIP
Sun, May. 19 1:00 PM Thomas Merton Society Date Change in May
Wed, May. 22 12:10 PM Midweek Prayer

From the Rector

The weather is beginning to warm up outside showing trees and plants coming alive.  We often notice a spring in our step, also.  I thank God for the change in seasons and the opportunity to get outside more and even hike.  Be sure to take care of yourselves spiritually during these times, also. It is easy to get busy when the weather gets warm.  Be sure to make time for Sunday worship and prayer throughout the week.

Don’t forget to let Susan Meyers know if you are attending our 2nd annual Parish Retreat, June 1, Saturday, 10 am-2 pm.  I look forward to this time with you, once again.

Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples.

Father Kevin+

Change to Thomas Merton Society date this month only

This month Thomas Merton Society will meet on Sunday, May 19th.  This is change for this month only.  Thomas Merton Society usually meets the second Sunday of the month at St. John’s Parish House, Schmitz Libray and Ruete Conference Room at 1 pm.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild, Friday May 17th

Dubuque Area Writers Guild celebrates publication of its 2019 Gallery, an anthology of creative work by children and adults. It includes writing by Bud Geyer and David Vanderah and photography by Bill Richardson.  The free event features readings. Held at 6 pm at Dubuque Museum of Art.

Midweek Prayer, Wednesday, May 22nd

12:10 pm at the Parish House, Flockhart Chapel.

Parish Retreat, Saturday, June 1st

10am-2pm. Last year our first parish retreat was very well attended. Many of the ideas expressed at that retreat have begun to be implemented (reimagining our Parish House, for example) and others are part of our ongoing plans. We’ll be looking at where we’ve come and where we still have to go. We’ll also begin discussion about reimagining our church space. The retreat will be from 10 am to 2 pm with lunch served.  Register with Susan Meyers at the Parish Office.

Episcopal Diocese of Iowa’s 30th Annual Summer Ministry School & Retreat 2019, June 14th ‐ 16th

For the past 30 years Episcopalians in Iowa have gathered for a summer weekend to learn church leadership skills, explore personal spirituality or just find Sabbath time.  For more info and online registration go to:

Your Favorite Hymns?

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 Susan Meyers in the Parish Office by Monday, June 17th.

5th Sunday Meals

Interested in Serving at St. John’s and Beyond? We are looking for 5th Sunday coordinators, cooks, and general volunteers for June 30, September 29, and December 29. Talk to Haley Lammer-Heindel, Christine Darr, or Derrick Clark for more information or contact the parish office to express interest.


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Questions:  Contact Susan Meyers at or 563.556.0252

Organist / Accompanist Wanted

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

Collect for Sunday

Almighty God, who truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 Happy Birthday

  • Sullivan Lammer-Heindel
  • Becky Johnson-Stewart
  • Nathan Oertel
  • Audra Herrig

 In Memoriam

  • Mabel Mabee
  • Annie Hackett
  • Bernice Thurston
  • Evelyn Hohnecker
  • Douglas McQuiggin
  • Helen Webster


                  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dubuque, IA

                              “Doubts Okay, Questions Welcome, Please, Come As You Are.”

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.