First Sunday after the Epiphany:

Baptism of Our Lord



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Date Time Event
Sun, Jan. 07 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jan. 07 11:15 AM Fellowship
Sun, Jan. 07 11:30 AM Stewardship Meeting
Tue, Jan. 09 6:30 PM Vestry Meeting
Wed, Jan. 10 12:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Wed, Jan. 10 7:00 PM Stewardship Meeting
Sun, Jan. 14 10:00 AM Morning Prayer
Sun, Jan. 14 11:15 AM Fellowship
Wed, Jan. 17 7:00 PM Stewardship Meeting
Sun, Jan. 21 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Sun, Jan. 21 11:15 AM Fellowship


  • January 28: Celebration of Ministry for Kent Anderson. Join us for a potluck after church on Jan 28, 2018.
  • February 4: Celebration of New Ministry for our new rector. Stay tuned for details about the event and the priest!
  • February 18: Annual Meeting. We shall have 7 openings on the Vestry. Please pray about and consider running for Vestry. We need your involvement and input!




Annual Meeting: Deadline for Reports

It’s time to think about and write your report for the Annual Meeting. If you are not sure if you need to submit a report, a good guideline is: if you wrote a report last year, write one for this year. Your report should focus on what you and your group were involved with and/or accomplished in 2017. Please drop them off at the church office or email them to The deadline is January 24, 2018. Annual Meeting is February 18.



Blessing Baskets for the Dubuque Food Pantry

On the first Sunday of each month, wicker baskets are put out to collect non-perishable food items. That is this Sunday, January 7, so please be generous. The food is then blessed and taken to the Dubuque Food Pantry to help feed the hungry of Dubuque. Every little bit of food will help those in need. Thank you.




Thank You

Many thanks to all who contributed to, participated in, or helped with the Fifth Sunday Dinner last week.



The St. John’s stewardship committee would like to invite you to attend one of three small group meetings during our January pledge drive to learn more about the pledging process and ways to renew your commitment to St. John’s though giving.

  1. Sunday, January 7 – After church, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., small group discussion of stewardship will occur in the church basement.  Light refreshments will be served
  2. Wednesday, January 10 – An evening small group discussion is planned for 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the parish house and will include light refreshments.
  3. Wednesday, January 17 – A third small group discussion opportunity, also with light refreshments, is planned for the 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the parish house.

The pledge drive will be concluded by the end of January when our new rector arrives.

If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to ask Dave Kendell, stewardship chair, John Stewart, Ally O’Rourke, Dave Vanderah, or Jeannie Sims.



Collect for the First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.



  • 1 Hailey Kettering
  • 2 Linda Weber
  • 6 Joe Hickey
  • 6 Abbi Sarazin
  • 8 Dan Slagel
  • 9 Mike Mundschenk
  • 9 Randy Warner
  • 11 John Mclaughlin
  • 11 Allison Wong
  • 12 Joshua Oertel
  • 13 Rachel Carlson
  • 13 Amber Decker



In Memoriam

  • 3 Ken Davis
  • 3 Larraine Mueller
  • 4 Kaitlin Roth
  • 7 Richard Schneider
  • 8 Geraldine Demkier Jenni
  • 8 Donna Ruprecht
  • 9 Milton Roth
  • 10 John Irelan
  • 10 Elsie Leigh Gill
  • 12 Elsie Stewart



  • 12 Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
  • 13 Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367