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Celebrate Pentecost ("The Birthday of the Church") at St. Dunstan's- May 18, 2021

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The News from
St. Dunstan's
May 18, 2021
Calling All Polyglots!
Next Sunday, May 23, we observe the Feast of Pentecost, the day (50 days after Easter) when - among other things - the early Christians received the gift of the Holy Spirit and were able to understand various "tongues."
Many parishes mark Pentecost by reading a passage from Scripture (Acts 2:1-11) in several languages; you may recall that we did this on Zoom last year. It was a lot of fun!
If you are planning to attend next Sunday's outdoor service and are able to read in a language other than English, please consider reading a couple of verses of the Acts passage in that "tongue." Fluency is absolutely not a requirement! 
To volunteer, please email me by Thursday, May 20, so that I can get you your verse(s) as soon as possible.
In the past I have been able to find translations in most languages, so please let me know your preference! (Arabic, German, and Spanish are already spoken for.)  The more folks who volunteer, the less any one person will need to read. 
We will have a *brief* run-through at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, immediately before the service.
I look forward to hearing from you! ~ Patty
Wear Red this Sunday!
Please join us outdoors on the Feast of Pentecost this Sunday, May 23, at 10:00 a.m.! In addition to celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit (the "Birthday of the Church"), we will bid farewell to our Senior Seminarian Intern, Robin Reed, and her husband, Mike Brown, and will thank them for their many contributions to this parish over the past two years. Music will be courtesy of the always-lively Joseph Arkfeld Quartet...and rumor has it that there may be cupcakes!
If you plan to attend Sunday's service, please consider taking an active role in the service by setting up, cleaning up, reading a lesson, leading prayers, or directing traffic during Communion.
Please use this link to volunteer:
Also: Remember to wear RED, if possible, this week.
(Orange or yellow work, too...The idea is to suggest "tongues, as of fire.")
We hope to see you Sunday!
The Art of Mimi Betz at
Brookside Gardens
Now through May 23: "Artists of the Atelier"
Brookside Gardens Visitors' Center
1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD
Come see the paintings of parishioner Mimi Betz, one of St. Dunstan's amazingly gifted visual artists, at Brookside Gardens! Mimi is one of about 15 artists with paintings currently on exhibit, and there are 12 of her pieces in the show.
"Artists of the Atelier" will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through May 23. The outdoor gardens are open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily and are absolutely beautiful with all of the spring blossoms.
For more information, please visit the Brookside Gardens website
Save the Date! Next Blood Drive
Tuesday, June 15
1:30-6:30 p.m.
The Church of the Redeemer
6201 Dunrobbin Drive
Please use THIS LINK to register.
If you have any difficulty scheduling your appointment, please contact
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:
Joey Alfonso, Alice and Bill Avery, Nancy Bancroft,
Joyce Barnett, Sydney Betz, Phil Carroll, the Rev. Paula Clark, Suzie Coughlan, Bill Darnell, Mike Donnelly,
Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell, Chip Gallagher, 
Gracey Greco, Warren Green, Mary Elizabeth Hannah,
Todd Leonard, Victoria Lodewick, Nicole Luedtke, 
Susanna Metz, Joyce Nugent, Carol Patterson, Pam Plaisance, Allison Roberts, Curt Shively, Allison Spaulding, Lina Verville, Don Wasseman, Charlie Wooters, Carmen, Claire, and
The peoples of Palestine and Israel
The Vivanco Family (missionaries in Quito, Ecuador)
Those victimized by racial hatred and gun violence
Those impacted in body, mind, or spirit by COVID-19
Those experiencing homelessness, hunger, unemployment,
and underemployment
This Week at St. Dunstan's
Mornings, M-F: Intercessory Prayer (by phone) 
Call our dedicated "prayer hotline" (508.924.1769) to join Prayers for the Morning at 10:00 a.m.
Evenings, M-F: Nightly Compline (by Zoom) 
Join your sisters and brothers from St. Dunstan's and Redeemer at 8 p.m. every evening, M-F, for Compline, the "good night prayer" of the Church. To participate in the Zoom, please use this link; Meeting ID: 754 5686 5769.
Tomorrow Morning: Bible Study on Romans
Our weekly Bible Study meets this Wednesday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. Click on this link to join the class (Meeting ID: 326 468 549). Please join us!
Sunday, May 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m.: Outdoor Service of Holy Eucharist for the Feast of Pentecost
Please plan to be with us - and wear RED!
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