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Come Celebrate with St. Dunstan's Tomorrow ( The Fourth Sunday of Advent) - December 18, 2021

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December 18, 2021
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Tomorrow at St. Dunstan's
Sunday, December 19
10:00 a.m.
Service of Holy Eucharist for Advent IV
Please join us for worship - either in person or online - tomorrow beginning at 10:00 a.m.! If you will be worshipping with us from home and have an Advent wreath, please light yours along with us at the beginning of the service.
This week's service will be live-streamed on the St. Dunstan's Facebook page. If you are joining us online, the worship bulletin may be downloaded here. 
In accordance with Montgomery County COVID regulations,
all those attending worship in-person must wear a mask,
regardless of vaccination status.
Following the service, join Rosemarie Barrett and the Flower Guild for the Greening of the Church! We will hang garlands and other decorations to prepare the nave for Christmas.
And as we work, our Minister of Music, Joey Arkfeld, will lead us in festive caroling! We would be grateful for your hands and your voice - but most of all, for your presence.
Printable Children's Activity Pages
for the Fourth Sunday of Advent:
Schedule of 2021 Christmas Services
Friday, December 24
(Christmas Eve)
4:30 p.m.- Children’s Crèche Service
Children of all ages - and their parents! - are invited to join us for this short, informal celebration (without Eucharist). We will sing beloved carols and hear the Story of Christmas while remaining masked and socially-distanced. Pajamas are welcome! (Note: This service will not be live-streamed.)
6:30 p.m. - Pre-worship Christmas Concert
Arrive early to enjoy 30 minutes of beautiful music courtesy of Minister of Music Joey Arkfeld and Cantor Diane Atherton. (Live-streamed)
7:00 p.m. - Festival Holy Eucharist, the “Christ-mass”
Saturday, December 25
(Christmas Morning)
10:00 a.m. - Christmas Morning Service of Holy Eucharist, with music
(Note: This service will not be live-streamed.)
Sunday, December 26
(The First Sunday after Christmas)
10:30 a.m. - Service of Holy Eucharist with the Church of the Redeemer (at Redeemer) 
(Live-streamed at redeemerbethesda.org)
Last Call:
Toiletries for Afghan Refugees
Thank you to everyone who has donated toiletries for medically vulnerable Afghan refugees staying in Bethesda!
If you would like to contribute but haven't had an opportunity yet, please plan to do so this week.
We ask that you purchase and donate ONLY the following requested items (full-sized, please) and bring them to St. Dunstan's:
shampoo | conditioner | body wash | loofahs | toothpaste | toothbrushes | bar soap | razors | shaving cream | deodorant | hair brushes | combs | Vaseline | nail clippers | Nair | face wash | face and body lotion | baby wash and lotion | hair oil.
Please contact Deacon Mary if you have any questions. Thank you!
Christmas Flower Dedications
You can help beautify St. Dunstan's for Christmas with a contribution of any amount to our Christmas Flower Fund in honor of, in thanksgiving for, or in memory of a loved one.
Please complete this form by Monday, December 20 to let us know you'll donate and to name your tributes. Donations may be deposited in the Sunday Offertory box or mailed directly to the St. Dunstan's Parish Office: 5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816. Thank you!
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Our country is experiencing a dangerous blood shortage.
If you are eligible, please donate.
December 29, 2021
Noon-5:30 p.m.
St. Dunstan's Parish Hall
This drive is by appointment only; 
please use this link to schedule your donation.
If you yourself are not able to give, please spread the word to your networks. Please also consider volunteering to help on the day of the drive. Just let Patty know of your interest, and she'll sign you up!
Help for Tornado Victims
If you would like to extend God's love and compassion to those impacted by last week's devastating tornadoes, please consider a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development, the disaster relief arm of the national Episcopal Church. 
To contribute, please visit the ER-D website; you may affiliate your gift with St. Dunstan's by adding the parish name in the "Donor Organization" box. Thank you for your generosity and your prayers.
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:

Joyce Barnett, Sydney Betz, Connie Carpenter,
Phil Carroll, Chuck Cash and Jackie Jones,
Art Cipollone, Paula Clark, Bill Darnell,
Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell, Warren Green,
Michael Hackley, Ben Hull, Ann Johnson,
Todd Leonard, Joyce Nugent, Susan Parker, Christine Partin,
Carol Patterson, Gabi Shea, Ann Shelly, Curt Shively, Lina Verville, Don Wasseman, Sharon Wolfkiel, Charlie and Sheila Wooters, Bea, Carmen,
Katherine, and Nancy
Refugees and displaced persons
Those in the path of natural disasters
Those battling COVID and those who care for
and about them
May they rest in peace, and rise in glory:
Rajaee Shareef Black
Wendy Black
Tarshaqua Chappell
killed as a result of violence in our city this week
Rear Admiral Edward K. Walker, Jr.
Online Parish Calendar
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