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Prayers for Our Nation- January 6, 2021 ( the Fest of the Epiphany)

Posted 6:36 PM
The News from
St. Dunstan's
January 6, 2021
The Feast of the Epiphany
From the Rector
O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us,
in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront
one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work
together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, Amen.
"In Times of Conflict,"
The Book of Common Prayer, p. 824
Dear parishioners and friends of St. Dunstan's,
In light of the deeply disturbing events at the US Capitol this afternoon, I invite and encourage us all to come together in prayer this evening. Under any other circumstances I would have opened the church tonight for a time of vigil for our country: While COVID prevents us from gathering in person, I urge you to join me and our sisters and brothers from Redeemer for Compline (Nighttime Prayer) via Zoom, beginning at 8 p.m. To join the service, please use this link; Meeting ID: 754 5686 5769.
I hope you will take this opportunity to come together to connect to your fellow parishioners and ask God's mercy and intervention in the midst of this crisis.
Please stay safe, and please do not hesitate to reach out for support during this very difficult time.
The Reverend Patricia Phaneuf Alexander, Rector
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:
The United States of America
Members of the National Guard, and Law Enforcement and Emergency Management personnel
Joseph Alfonso, Betty Almon, Nancy Bancroft,
Richard and Florence Banks, Sydney Betz, Anne Bryant, Phil Carroll, 
Wendy and Suzie Coughlan, Bill Darnell, Mike Donnelly,
Walter Douglas, Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell,
Chip and Karen Gallagher, Katie Greco, Warren Green,
Susan Haight, Barbara Hocker, Fergie Horvath, Isabel Krum,
Joyce Nugent, Pam Plaisance, Curt Shively,
Allison Spaulding, Lina Verville, Don Wasseman, 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)
Seminarians taking the General Ordination Exams this week
This Week at St. Dunstan's
Mornings, M-F: Intercessory Prayer (by phone) 
Each morning at 10 a.m. the Rectors of St. Dunstan's and our sister parish, the Church of the Redeemer, offer Prayers for the Morning by telephone. All you need to do is call our dedicated "prayer hotline" (508.924.1769) and either Patty Alexander or Cricket Park will be on to pray with and for you. (Typically Patty leads prayers on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.)
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 (On Tuesday evenings, Joey Arkfeld leads a special Compline service in the style of Taizé, and on Thursdays Robin Reed leads Compline according to the Book of Common Prayer.) 
Friday Afternoon: Friday Fellowship
Join your St. Dunstan's friends for an hour or so of connection and conversation! Use this Zoom link this Friday, January 8, at 5 p.m.  (Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662) Hope to see you there!
Saturday Morning: Soul Sisters and Men's Group
It will be a spiritual abundance of riches this coming Saturday morning, January 9, as both the Soul Sisters and Men's Group gather for separate Zoom meetings. Please watch this space this week for login and topic information.
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