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Christmas Lessons and Carols- December 27, 2020

Posted 3:19 PM

The News from

St. Dunstan's


December 27, 2020

The First Sunday of Christmas

Today's Worship

Dear friends,


This is a reminder that there will be no live worship from St. Dunstan's today. Instead, please enjoy this Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols recorded by the Episcopal Parishes of Southern Montgomery County. To access the service at any time, simply click on the image above.


I will be taking a bit of post-Christmas time off this week, but please never hesitate to be in touch if you have a pastoral concern. I look forward to seeing some of you this Tuesday, December 29, at the American Red Cross Blood Drive in the St. Dunstan's Parish Hall. (Please see below for further information and to sign up if you have not done so already.)


Christmas blessings!





American Red Cross Blood Drive

Give the Gift of Life!

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, December 29

12 Noon - 5 p.m.

St. Dunstan's Parish Hall


Sponsored jointly by St. Dunstan's and The Church of the Redeemer


Please note that this drive is by appointment only; we cannot accommodate walk-ins. There currently are three slots still available, at 2:45, 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. Please use this link to schedule your appointment, or reach out to Patty to let her know which time works and she will book it for you.


On Tuesday morning all registered donors will receive an email from the Red Cross asking you to provide your medical history via RapidPass. This will expedite check-in and reduce your time in the donation room. Please complete the RapidPass and bring the confirmation with you to the drive (either a printed copy or the email sent to your phone).  


Donors will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt

(while supplies last).

2020 Virtual Christmas Pageant

If you have not yet had an opportunity to watch the Christmas Story, as told creatively by the People of St. Dunstan's, please take a few moments to do so this weekend! Just click on the image to the right to be taken to the recording.


Thanks to all who participated in the Virtual Pageant this year!


Cast (in order of appearance):

Julie Anderson, Tony Gomez, and Coco Anderson Gomez

Carl Adams

Jane Chase

Lynne and Vince Leonard

Janet and David Repka

Nancy, Walter, Lacy, Elizabeth, and Georgia Douglas

Karen Edwards

Jessica Ault

Sue Carroll and Ray Donnelly

Costa, Frenchie, Mary Pat, Frannie, and Tennessee Gogos

Bethany, Fred, Frederick, and Calvin Bentley

Kristalee, Nils, Hans, and Lachlan Overdahl

Sue Newman


"Production Crew":

Joey Arkfeld

Kim Matthews

Rosi Sweeney



St. Dunstan's is now participating in the AmazonSmile program! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the parish when you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. 


It's simple: Just click on the icon above to be taken to the St. Dunstan's AmazonSmile page. Alternatively, visit smile.amazon.com and designate "Episcopal Parish of St. Dunstan" as your beneficiary of choice. St. Dunstan's will receive a donation of 0.5% of your eligible purchases.  


Be sure to bookmark the AmazonSmile site in order for St. Dunstan's to receive the donation every time you shop. Every little bit helps support the mission and ministry of this parish!

For Your Prayers


For healing, strength, and protection:


Betty Almon, Nancy Bancroft, Richard and Florence Banks,

Sydney Betz, Phil Carroll, Wendy and Suzie Coughlan, 

Bill Darnell, Mike Donnelly, Kenny Farnsworth,

Maddie Fennell, Warren Green, Barbara Hocker,

Fergie Horvath, Ric Huttenlocher, Isabel Krum,

Eleanor Neiman, Joyce Nugent, Dorothy Phaneuf,

Pam Plaisance, Curt Shively, Allison Spaulding, Kevin Sullivan, Lina Verville, Don Wasseman, Trudy Wood, Charlie Wooters, Anne Zbinden, Hanson, and Katherine


All those impacted in body, mind, or spirit by COVID-19


The Vivanco Family (missionaries in Quito, Ecuador)


May he rest in rest in peace and rise in glory:


Army Sgt. 1st Class Levi Presley

serving in the US Military 


Taking a Break!

Please note...


We are taking some time off from our regular schedule until after

the New Year:


  • Daily Morning Prayer and Compline will resume on January 4. 


  • Bible Study resumes January 6.


  • Friday Fellowship resumes January 8.

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