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Date Time Event
Sun, Feb. 03
Mon, Feb. 04
Downtown Dubuque Christian Outreach Meeting
Tue, Feb. 05
Finance and Stewardship Team Meeting
Wed, Feb. 06
Midweek Prayer and Eucharist
Wed, Feb. 06
Worship and Formation Team meeting
Thu, Feb. 07
Episcopal Church Women's Luncheon
Sat, Feb. 09
Last Sunday, during my first State of the Church Address, I shared the results of our year-long process of mission and vision discernment. I include it below for your review and your prayer. We’ll be spending lots of time reflecting on these statements and more importantly, the realities, tasks, and practices they urge us to realize and live together.
Blessings in Christ our Lord,
PS: If you haven’t filled out your Annual Time and Talent Survey, please do so now:
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, though 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.
Allison O’Rourke, Joe Hickey, and Corky Vance were elected to Vestry. The Vestry elected the following as officers: Susan Forshey, Senior Warden; John Stewart, Junior Warden; Pam Van Vleck, Clerk; and Bill Richardson, as Treasurer.
This is a gathering of downtown churches that will meet in the Parish House at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. If you have questions or would like to attend, talk to Susan Forshey, Senior Warden.
This team will meet at 5:30 pm in the Ruete Conference Room. Please read the information sent out to you, team.
The team will be gathering at 7 pm in the Parish House. Among other items, the team will be covering Lent, Holy Week and Easter. See you there.
Join in at Tony Roma’s at 11:30 am for some good food, fun and fellowship with this great group of women. Tony Roma’s offers a great view of the Mississippi River. However, you won’t see any boats going by on this day.
Meet in the Church Undercroft from 3 to 5 pm and bring your favorite board games and a snack to share. Pop will be provided. Open to everyone! Escape the cold and come enjoy some friendly game play! Questions? Contact Ann Kendell.
Vestry meeting, February 12th
Valentine’s Day, February 14th
Fellowship and Hospitality team meeting, February 19th
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; 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.