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Honoring Our Veterans: Thursday's News from St. Dunstan's - November 11, 2021

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The News from

St. Dunstan's

November 11, 2021


Honoring Our Veterans

On this Veterans Day 2021,

let us pray for those who serve or have served in our nation's Armed Forces:


Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.


~ Book of Common Prayer, p. 823


This coming Sunday, November 14, we will honor our Veterans in the Prayers of the People during our indoor service of Holy Eucharist. 

If you or a loved one serves or has served in our nation's Armed Forces, please share names to be included in the Prayers of the People via this form by

TOMORROW (Friday) at noon. Thank you!

Time to Order Your Advent Wreath Kit!

Join your St. Dunstan's friends for a parish-wide Advent Wreath Making social event on Sunday, November 28, immediately following worship.


You can pre-order your materials for this event by clicking this link: Advent Wreath Order Form. Wreath kits are $30 and will include: 1 straw wreath form, 4 candles, 4 candle holder stakes, ribbon, and greening pins. 


Please send all check payments to the St. Dunstan's parish office (5450 Massachusetts Avenue, 20816), or contact Kimberly Matthews at 301.229.2960 to pay by credit card. All orders and payments are due by Friday, November 19, 2021. If you cannot be with us in person on November 28, a St. Dunstan's "elf" will deliver your kit directly to your home.

Thanksgiving Meals for NCCF

National Center for 

Children and Families 

Thanksgiving Food Drive


Please drop off at St. Dunstan's by

November 17, 2021


If you would like to assemble a Thanksgiving dinner for a family served by the National Center for Children and Families, please come by the church to pick up a bag and shopping list. Please fill your bag with the requested items and return it to St. Dunstan's no later than Wednesday, November 17; an NCCF staff member will collect our donations and take them to the Center on our behalf. If you'd like to get started before you pick up your bag, the shopping list may be downloaded by clicking on the image above. There are also links on that form for making contactless donations.


Thank you for sharing God's abundance with our neighbors!

Stewardship 2022

Materials for St. Dunstan's 2022 Stewardship Campaign may be downloaded using the links below:


A Letter from Our Stewardship Co-Chairs


Pledging at St. Dunstan's


St. Dunstan's Preliminary 2022 Budget Summary

To make your 

2022 pledge online,

please visit St. Dunstan's website (www.stdunstansbethesda.org), or scan the QR code to the right.


Alternatively, you can download and print this pledge card and return it to the Parish Office 

(5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, 20816) via the USPS.


NEW - Support for Afghan Refugees

Donate Your Extra Airline Miles to

Afghan Refugees!

Episcopal Migration Ministries is working with Miles4Migrants to help thousands of Afghan evacuees who are temporarily living on military bases and need transportation to their final destinations.

Your extra airline miles can help them get there. Learn how to pledge your miles to the Billion Mile Challenge at welcome.us/miles.

Soul Sisters Gather this Saturday

Saturday, November 13

10-11:30 a.m.

via Zoom

Soul Sisters, the St. Dunstan's Women's Discussion Group, will meet online this Saturday, and all St. Dunstan's women - and friends! - are warmly invited to participate.


This month our topic will be sin. 

Intrigued? Come and see!


Join the meeting using this link (Meeting ID: 705 712; Passcode: 266823).


To learn more about Soul Sisters, 

please be in touch with Sue Carroll.

FREE Little Falls Village Speaker Event

The Afghanistan Papers:

Secret History of the War


Craig Whitlock,

The Washington Post


Wednesday, November 17

1:00-2:30 p.m.

via Zoom



All are welcome to tune in to this free speaker event, courtesy of Little Falls Village and Little Falls Library (MCPL).


To register, please use this link by Tuesday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m.; Zoom credentials will be emailed to you.


For further information,

please visit the Little Falls Village website.

Book Group Meeting Rescheduled for Next Thursday


Thursday, November 18

1:30 p.m.

via Zoom


This month's selection is 

The Paris Library,

by  Janet Skeslien Charles.


All are welcome! For more information about Book Group, please reach out to Donna Alvarez

Save the Date! Advent Quiet Morning

Advent Quiet Morning

Saturday, December 4

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

St. Dunstan's


Sue Carroll and

Patty Alexander,


Is your soul feeling weary these days? Do you need a "time out" from the stress of your daily routine? Could you use some space for peaceful reflection at the outset of Advent?


If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then please mark your calendar now for an Advent Quiet Morning here at the church on Saturday, December 4. Spend the morning tending to the soil of your own soul in preparation for Christmas.


The 2021 Advent Quiet Morning is free, but we do ask that you register in advance using this form.

ALL are welcome - please invite a friend (or two)!

Next Blood Drive: December 29


American Red Cross

Blood Drive

Wednesday, December 29

Noon-5:30 p.m.


St. Dunstan's Parish Hall


The Red Cross needs our help!

If you are eligible to donate blood (click here for criteria), please consider giving the gift of life.


This drive is by appointment only.

Please use this link to schedule your donation.

Recording of Yesterday's Bible Study

St. Dunstan's Bible Study: The Gospel of Mark (November 10, 2021)

If you would like to follow along with our weekly Bible Study but cannot join us on Wednesdays at 10:30, our Zoom sessions are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel for you to watch at any time.


Please click on the image above for the link to this week's class.

For Your Prayers

For healing, strength, and protection:

Mildred Alexander, Joyce Barnett, Sydney Betz, 

Connie Carpenter, Phil Carroll, Chuck Cash and Jackie Jones,

Paula Clark and Andrew McLean, Katie Crawford, Bill Darnell,

Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell, Mary Anne Gordon, Warren Green, Michael Hackley, Ben Hull,

Todd Leonard, Joyce Nugent, Carol Patterson, 

Dorothy Phaneuf, Gabi Shea, Curt Shively, Sherry Sneed, Trudy Surut, Lina Verville, Don Wasseman, 

Charlie and Sheila Wooters, Bea,

Carmen, Katherine, and Nancy


The American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Refugees and displaced persons

Those battling COVID and those who care for

and about them


May they rest in peace, and rise in glory:


Jean Clark

mother of Deb White, mother-in-law of Cliff White


Army Sgt. Joe Haflei

Army Spc. Luis Taveras 

serving in our nation's Armed Forces


Oshane Davis, Anthony Depetris, Delonte King, Kenneth Omar Santiago, Antwonne Turner, and Dameon Yates

whose lives were cut short this week by violence in our city

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