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Celebrating Pride: Daily Message from St. Dunstan's: June 27, 2020

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Daily Message from
St. Dunstan's
June 27, 2020
Sunday at St. Dunstan's
Sunday Worship: Celebrating LGBTQI Pride!
Please join your sisters and brothers in Christ at St. Dunstan's as we gather for worship via Zoom tomorrow, June 28 (The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost), beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Sunday is also the fiftieth anniversary of the first Gay Pride Parade in New York: What more fitting day to celebrate Pride Month at St. Dunstan's? Join us as we both give thanks for the radical love and hospitality of God and reaffirm our fundamental belief in the inherent worth, dignity, and preciousness of every human being.
You may choose to worship in one of three ways:
  • If you would like to be seen on screen, please log in to Zoom using this link. (Meeting ID: 826 4027 2649.) For security purposes, you will be taken first to a "waiting room" for just a moment until I can admit you. The link will go live at 9:50 a.m.: I encourage you to log on a few minutes early, so as to have an opportunity to connect with one another before we begin worship. Beginning at 9:55 a.m., Minister of Music and Organist Joseph Arkfeld will offer a contemplative prelude to help set the tone for worship. In order to ensure that everyone is able to hear and participate in the liturgy, please remember to mute your microphone once the service begins (lest you wind up doing an inadvertent solo during the hymn singing!). 
  • If you would prefer to watch the service without logging on to Zoom, it will be broadcast live on the St. Dunstan's Facebook page beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • If you aren't able to participate or watch in real time, you can find the recorded service on Facebook or on the St. Dunstan's YouTube channel later in the morning. I also will send out these links via my daily email message. 
The Order of Service will be projected on the Zoom screen; if you prefer to download or print it ahead of time, it may be accessed here.
After worship, please stay in the Zoom meeting for announcements and Coffee Hour. Please join us!
Congregational Regathering Survey
Please respond by July 5!
As we look toward offering some limited in-person worship opportunities at St. Dunstan's, we need to hear from you! Please take a couple of minutes to complete a brief (10-question) "regathering" survey at your earliest convenience.
Please click HERE to be redirected to the Google form.
Thank you, in advance, for your help!
Adult Christian Formation
Tuesday, June 30, 7 p.m.:
Book Discussion Group with
The Church of the Redeemer
via Zoom
Join us on June 30 as we team up with members of our sister parish, the Church of the Redeemer, for a moderated Zoom book discussion of the Rev. Peter Jarrett-Schell's Seeing My Skin: A Story of Wrestling with Whiteness.
Thanks to the generosity of Church Publishing, Inc., this timely and powerful book is available online for *free* during June: just click on the book image to access it.
Please join us! (Zoom login credentials will be shared closer to the event.)
How Can I Help?
American Red Cross
Blood Drive
Tuesday, June 30
(11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Only 6 slots remain...
Please schedule your appointment TODAY!
St. Dunstan's and our sister parish, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, are proud to sponsor a blood drive with the American Red Cross in the St. Dunstan's Parish Hall on Tuesday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you meet these blood donation eligibility requirements, please consider donating. The need for blood products is particularly acute right now, and every pint donated can help up to three people. If you are able to give, just click on the image above to schedule your appointment. Donations are by appointment only, and this drive is closed to the general public.
COVID-19 precautions: All donors will be asked to wear face masks or coverings in compliance with CDC guidelines. We encourage you to bring you own mask or covering that covers both your nose and mouth. If you do not have a mask, the Red Cross will provide one. 
For a limited time, the Red Cross will test blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/antibodytesting for complete details and more information.
Thank you for giving the gift of life!
We've almost reached our goal - let's do it again!
So Others Might Eat is an interfaith, community-based organization dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in the metro DC area. St. Dunstan's regularly supports S.O.M.E. both through grants from the Outreach Committee and by preparing casseroles for their feeding program. 
While we can't deliver home-cooked meals right now, we still can support the people served by S.O.M.E. by helping to provide them with much-needed masks. We have set a goal of providing 100 masks for S.O.M.E., and we're almost there (~ 94)! Now we want to try for another 100...Will you help?
Click on the image above to be taken to a dedicated page to order masks for S.O.M.E. made by parishioner Peta Leitermann-Long. Shipping is free. Thank you for helping to keep S.O.M.E.'s clients safe!
Parish Prayer List
For healing, strength, and protection:
Nancy Bancroft
Roy Barber
Phil Carroll
Bill Darnell
Kenny Farnsworth 
Warren Green
Anja Hein
Barbara and John Hocker
Damishia and Brielle King 
Stephanie Krawczyk
Vince Leonard
The Montalvo Family 
Julie Petersmeyer
Pam Plaisance
Curt Shively
Louise Smoak
Lina Verville
Pat von Rautenkranz
Don Wasseman
For those serving in our Armed Forces and Foreign Service, at home and abroad:
Jack Donnelly,
grandson of Ray Donnelly and Sue Carroll

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