Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost


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Fri, Oct. 12 8:00 AM St. John's Rummage and Bake Sale
Sat, Oct. 13 8:00 AM St. John's Rummage and Bake Sale
Sun, Oct. 14 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Wed, Oct. 17 12:10 PM Wednesday Prayer Service

From the Rector

Our fall rummage sale began at 8 am this morning until 2 pm and again Saturday from 8 am until Noon. I encourage you to check out many of deals available, including the delicious assortment of baked goods. The rummage sale is more than a fundraiser; though it is this, and we are grateful for the income that comes to the church through the hard work of Becky Johnson-Stewart, Geri Roth, Bea Smith, Vivian Roberts, John Stewart and others. We are further blessed by all who generously donate items and all who generously purchase them. The rummage sale brings dozens of individuals to our parish house and face to face contact with St. John’s. The promotion for the rummage sale also promotes awareness of our congregation.  It is opportunity for people within the parish to serve and get involved. So, stop by the rummage sale, even if it’s just to say hello to some of your spiritual family.  Remember, “It’s not just me, it’s We.”


Father Kevin+

Fall Rummage and Bake Sale, October 12th and 13th

St. John’s Fall Rummage and Bake Sale is Friday October 12th from 8 am-2 pm and Saturday October 13th from 8 am to Noon.  Be sure to stop by, shop for some good deals and wonderful baked goods or just to say hello.

Sunday Service, October 28th in Des Moines

There are still seats available on the bus to Des Moines for the 166th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.  Bus riders please get your $30 to Susan Meyers.  Children ride free.  6 am bus departure from the Parish House parking lot; 10 am arrival at Hy-Vee Convention Center, Des Moines.  3 pm bus departure for home with estimated arrival time of 7 pm.

Sunday Service, October 28th in the Parish House, 11 am.   Coffee and snacks at 10 am

The service will take place in the Parish House where we have Internet connection because it will be broadcast from Des Moines.  We will be able to worship through watching the service live as well as receive Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.

Pray in the Hay, Saturday, November 3rd

 Join us for a hay ride in the beautiful setting of parishioner’s David and Ann Kendell’s farm. This is an inter-generational event, and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Begins at 2 pm. Sign up via the Parish House. For more questions contact David or Ann Kendell.

Potluck Sunday, November 4th

According to the Book of Common Prayer, the festival of All Saints’ which can be observed on the Sunday following November 1st, is one of the principal feasts of the Christian Year (BCP, 15). To highlight the importance of this Sunday and to emphasize the communion or fellowship of the saints there will be a potluck on Sunday, November 4.  Also, children and those who are young at heart are invited to attend the Eucharist dressed as their favorite saint.

Collect for the Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23)

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 Happy Birthday

  • Kyle Koch
  • Amy Roberts
  • Lincoln Stewart
  • Casey Kettering
  • Bradley Warner

Happy Anniversary

  • Duane and Susan Decker

In Memoriam

  • William Swihart
  • Gus Fuhrman
  • Betty Snyder
  • Richard Davis
  • Bob Gooch
  • Phoebe Keck
  • Norma Nothaft
  • Helen Taylor
  • Jeraldine Nicholson
  • Esther Popple


                  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: Kim Miller

Junior Warden: John Stewart

Clerk: Pam Van Vleck

Treasurer: Bill Richardson

Vestry Members: Bud Geyer, Christine Darr, Haley Lammer-Heindel, Susan Forshey, David Kendall, David Roberts

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.