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Sunday Worship with St. Dunstan's: August 2, 2020

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Sunday Worship with
St. Dunstan's
August 2, 2020
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Today's Service
Dear parishioners and friends of St. Dunstan's,
It was wonderful to see many of you for worship this morning! If you were not able to join us for the service via Zoom or Facebook Live, I have included the link to our YouTube channel above: simply click on the image, and you will be directed automatically to the recording. The Order of Service for this morning's worship may be accessed here, and the text of today's homily is available at this link. Special thanks go to Geoffrey Silver, Director of Music Ministries at the Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, for today's beautiful music.
I wish you all a restful, restorative Sunday. Stay healthy and cool!
This Week at St. Dunstan's
*Reminder: Wednesday Evening Compline is on hiatus
until September 2, 2020.*
Tuesday Morning: Morning Prayer
Join Robin Reed for a virtual service of Morning Prayer at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, via Zoom. To participate, just click here
Wednesday Morning: Bible Study
On Wednesday, August 5, at 10:30 a.m., we continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles, and we hope you will join us! We meet via Zoom: if you would like to participate, please click on this link; the Meeting ID is 326 468 549. 
Wednesday Afternoon: "Kid Zoom" 
Children - and their parents! - are invited to join the Rector for our weekly Children's Message on Wednesday afternoon, August 5, at 4:30 p.m. In order for your children to participate, please use this Zoom link(Meeting ID: 911 4141 7079) We will share a brief time of conversation, story, and prayer and together experience God's love in community!
Friday Morning: Morning Prayer
Join Robin for Morning Prayer at 7 a.m. on Friday, August 7, via Zoom. To participate in the service, simply click here
Friday Afternoon: Community Fellowship Time
Come join your St. Dunstan's friends for an hour or so of connection and conversation! Use this Zoom link on Friday, August 7, at 5 p.m.  (Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662)
Sunday Morning: Sunday Worship with St. Dunstan's
Please plan to join your sisters and brothers in Christ for worship via Zoom and Facebook Live next Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. To participate in the Zoom meeting, please use this link, which will go live beginning at 9:50 a.m.; the Meeting ID is 826 4027 2649.  Immediately following worship, stay online for Coffee Hour to connect with your St. Dunstan's friends!
Worship Volunteers Needed
In order for our liturgy truly to be the "work of the people," we need volunteers to serve as Lectors, Psalm Readers, and/or Intercessors (Prayer Leaders) in Sunday worship during August. No previous experience is necessary...anyone (of any age) who can read can volunteer!  All you need is to be able to access the Zoom app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer in order to take part. Just click on the blue button above to sign up. Thank you, in advance! ~ Patty+
Reaching Out
In the past, St. Dunstan's has contributed the cost of schooling and feeding one child for a year at Buen Pastor, an Episcopal School in Quito, Ecuador where our missionaries, the Vivancos, oversee the school and the use of our funds. For the past 29 years, Buen Pastor has served a vulnerable community, including orphans and those living with addiction, by providing a range of community development programs.
The cost of feeding and educating one child at Buen Pastor is $39 per month, or $468 a year. At Coffee Hour on Sunday, those present agreed that we as a parish should continue to support Buen Pastor with a gift for one year of $468 from our Outreach budget. (All contributions are approved by our parishioners before being dispersed; if you have any objection to this grant, please contact Elin Botha, Outreach Coordinator, directly at elin.botha@gmail.com.)
In addition to supporting Buen Pastor from the Outreach budget, we hope to be able to support a second child for the year by collecting donations from St. Dunstan's parishioners. If 12 individuals or households each contributed $39, we would have enough to feed and educate an additional child. Thus far we have received contributions to educate and feed an additional student for eight months. Four more donations of $39 will cover this child for the entire year!
If you would like to help support a child at Buen Pastor, please make your check for $39 (or more, if you'd like!) payable to St. Dunstan's, with "Buen Pastor, e=h" in the memo line. You may mail your donation to the church (5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, 20816); the mailbox is secure and is cleared regularly.  
Thank you to those parishioners who already sponsor a child for one year. We appreciate everyone's contribution to this project!

Parish Prayer List
For healing, strength, and protection:
Donna Almon
Nancy Bancroft
Richard and Florence Banks
Angie Blake-Moore
Phil Carroll
Bill Darnell
Kenny Farnsworth 
Warren Green
The Hamilton Family
Anja Hein
Barbara and John Hocker
The Rev. Deacon Fergie Horvath
Mac Johnston
Jason and Amy Krill and their family
Riley Leitermann-Long
Jen Noberini
The Rev. Deacon Julie Petersmeyer
Pam Plaisance
Curt Shively
Allison Spaulding
Lina Verville
Pat von Rautenkranz
Don Wasseman
For healing, strength, and protection:
Sylvia O’Connor
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