April 4- April 11, 2021


Easter Sunday

April 4 - 11


“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.” 1 Corinthians 15:20



“Almighty God, you who have sent Jesus into the world to suffer, die, and rise again for our sake, help us to experience your transforming resurrection power within our lives and ministry. We offer our prayers in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”



[Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.]

Sunday, April 4, 2021

10:00 a.m. [Easter Sunday], Worship, “Lord of All”, Acts 10:33-43


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

6:00a.m. Coach’s Group @ Village Inn


Sunday, April 11, 2021

10:00a.m. Worship “A Locked Doors Faith”

11:00a.m. Church Quarterly Summit


Weekly Scripture Meditation – [4.11.2021]

The Church, as a whole, is invited to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, April 11 are as follows: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31.


April Birthdays & Anniversaries

Ernest Jackson 4.5

Vera Louise & John Tippe 4.8

Monica & Henry Grubb 4.19

Barb & LA Jennings 4.22

Emmie Loeffelholz 4.23

Pastor Tim 4.26


110th Annual Good Friday Community Service

Friday, April 2, 2021, 12-3 p.m. (In-person & online)

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 1199 Main St., Dubuque

Service in 20 minute segments, Masks & social distancing required, Livestreamed online at STLUKESDBQ.ORG 

Led by various local religious leaders

The Pastor will be preaching the first word at this service [Luke 23:2632-38; “Father, forgive them…”] at 12:15 p.m.



Your gifts share God’s love by:

  • Cultivating Leaders – Strong leaders advance the mission of faith communities.
  • Equipping Disciples – Broadening the understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
  • Healing Communities – We believe in the power of Christian love can – and will -change the world.
  • How is the AFC Offering used?

The offering is distributed in three parts:

59% supports the ministries of ABHMS;

12% supports the offering’s promotional and deputation costs and

29% supports regional ministries [ABHMS is the only mission board to share its offering with American Baptist Churches USA regions.]


Westminster Food Distribution 2021

Our church has been partnering with Westminster Presbyterian Church in their Food Distribution Program. Here are the dates for the 2021 year: April 24, August 28, and December 18. Our assistance is very appreciated by our friends at Westminster. The typical time commitment is 8:00 a.m. to Noon.


March, April, May Daily Bread Available

Let Linda know and she will mail them out to you, or you can pick up a copy in the foyer.


Pastor Search Update

We have named seven people to serve on the Pulpit Committee: Ron Brass, Ernest Jackson, Denise Matthews, Linda Chapman, Christine Quintana, Candi Kamm and Emily Ott. This past Wednesday the Board approved this group. Next week, April 11, the congregation will be asked to give its approval at our Spring Quarterly Summit.


Church Summit April 11

We will meet for a Quarterly Summit on Sunday, April 11 following the worship service. One item at the meeting is for the congregation to approve the Pulpit Committee. Please plan to attend.


Prayer Updates from Bangkok


  • COVID restrictions continue to impact our neighborhood. The bars are open again, but there are still few women on the streets.
  • Pray for renovations to go smoothly and for the remaining funds to come in by the beginning of May.
  • Pray for the Uzbek woman as she prepares to return home. Pray she will find a supportive community back home.
  • Pray for Gomer-Sozo, who has been doing reasonably well but is starting to slip and lose motivation for staying sober.
  • Pray for a new manager for our coffee shop. We need a bi-lingual, mature believer, who loves people, and is creative and competent in the business.
  • We have had a few calls and referrals of women who need help. Pray for wisdom and that if the fit is right, they will have the courage to receive support.
  • Please pray for the prayer deliverance ministry we do every week. There is a lot of need and desire for freedom. Pray for covering, wisdom, discernment, and breakthrough.

We have a great opportunity ahead of us. Coming out of COVID restrictions, we have an opportunity to bring change. We have the opportunity to bring hope. There is before us the opportunity for declaring freedom. As we clear out the clutter and make room for the new, we have great expectations of God taking us to the next level. We believe many more will find hope and freedom in this next season through your prayers and partnership. Thank you for your prayers that support us. We pray you will also rise to new levels in the Spirit and be renewed and prepared for the great things God will do for and through you.

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