Our rule of life
The word “rule” here comes from the Latin word, “regula” meaning rhythm or routine. A rule of life is a shared routine of spiritual practices. At St. John’s, we celebrate the fact that these practices have been essential marks of the Christian life for centuries.
We invite you to explore our seven shared spiritual practices.
1. Worship weekly
The heart of our life together is at the altar, being gathered as a spiritual family at God’s table.
Holy EucharistJune 4 @ 10:00 am
Holy EucharistJune 11 @ 10:00 am
Holy EucharistJune 18 @ 10:00 am
2. Pray daily
Striving for a daily time of prayer, as well as praying throughout the day as needed.
3. Serve at st. john’s and Beyond
All the baptized are ministers, our lives of service should happen within and beyond the church.
At St. John’s our members serve on a variety of teams at the parish as well as throughout the community. All members of the parish are encouraged to join a team that interests them.
The Thomas Merton Society of Dubuque MeetingJune 11 @ 1:00 pm
Vestry MeetingJune 21 @ 6:30 pm
The Thomas Merton Society of Dubuque MeetingJuly 9 @ 1:00 pm
Vestry MeetingJuly 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Thomas Merton Society of Dubuque MeetingAugust 13 @ 1:00 pm
4. Love Others and Build Spiritual Friendships
Love is a practice. It takes grace and effort. It invites us to friendships that include faith.
Men’s GroupJune 10 @ 9:00 am
Men’s GroupJune 24 @ 9:00 am
Men’s GroupJuly 8 @ 9:00 am
Men’s GroupJuly 22 @ 9:00 am
Men’s GroupAugust 12 @ 9:00 am
5. Know the Christian Story and Invite Others
Learning God’s story in Scripture, history, and our own lives, inviting others into these stories.
6. GIVE GENEROUSLY
Giving of our time, talent, and treasure, managing all we have in a way that blesses others.
7. Rest Regularly
Renewing ourselves through rest and recreation, re-engaging with faith, family, and friends.