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The News from St. Dunstan's: September 30, 2020

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St. Dunstan's
September 30, 2020
Outreach Meeting Tonight
Are you passionate about serving others?
Would you like to learn more about Outreach opportunities at St. Dunstan's? 
Are you interested in having a voice in our decisions about Outreach grants this year?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then please join our Outreach Committee!
We will meet this evening (Wednesday, September 30)
at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, using this link 
(Meeting ID:826 5108 1059)
ALL are welcome: You do not need to have participated in the Outreach Committee before to attend. We will wrap up in time for any who wish to log on to Compline at 8:30 to be able to do so.
For more information about Outreach at St. Dunstan's,
please contact Elin Botha.
Join us for Compline at 8:30 p.m.
Please join us this evening, September 30, at 8:30 p.m. as we continue our weekly rhythm of praying Compline, an ancient (and short ~ 15 minutes) service for the end of the day. 
To participate via Zoom, please click on this link (Meeting ID: 570 537 096). Come and see!
This Sunday: Outdoor Eucharist
Join us
this Sunday, October 4
(The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi), 
at 10:00 a.m.
for a socially-distanced, in-person celebration of 
Holy Eucharist on the church grounds
All those attending this service must register and sign the 
Regathering Covenant and Liability Waiver (electronically) 
before coming to worship. 
Please visit THIS LINK to reserve your spot. 
Registration will close at 12 noon on Friday, October 2. 
Please click the image below to volunteer to help with this service.
For more information about outdoor worship at St. Dunstan's, 
please contact Patty Alexander.
The Blessing of the Animals ~ Oct. 4
Blessing of the Animals: 
Sunday, October 4,
4 p.m.
(Zoom Blessing: 3 p.m.)
All creatures, great and small, are warmly welcomed to St. Dunstan's Blessing of the Animals next Sunday! We will honor St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his special love of animals, with special prayers for our furry, winged, finned, and scaled family members!
This year, in the interest of safety and social distancing, the Blessing of the Animals will be contactless. Please drive up to the lower circle (by the glass doors) and remain in your car; the Rector will come to you and bless your pet through the car window. Photos of pets and stuffed animals are welcome, too!
For those who would prefer to participate in the Blessing of the Animals virtually, please log on to this Zoom link at 3 p.m.Zoom Blessing of the Animals (Meeting ID: 853 8355 7278). Just hold your pet (or a photo or stuffed animal) up to the screen, and the Holy Spirit will take it from there!
Please join us as we give thanks for the beloved animals in our lives and ask God's blessing on them for the year to come.
Vestry News
Click the image below to read the minutes 
of the August 24, 2020 St. Dunstan's Vestry Meeting:
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:
Donna Almon
Nancy Bancroft
Richard and Florence Banks
Sydney Betz
Phil Carroll
Bill Darnell
Kenny Farnsworth
Warren Green
Anja Hein
Barbara Hocker
The Rev. Deacon Fergie Horvath
Ric Huttenlocher
Jason and Amy Krill and their family
Isabel Krum
Riley Leitermann-Long
The Peel Family
Pam Plaisance
Curt Shively
Allison Spaulding
Lina Verville
Pat von Rautenkranz
Don Wasseman
Trudy Wood
All those impacted by COVID-19
Those affected by natural disasters

The Vivanco Family (missionaries in Quito, Ecuador)
May they rest in peace and rise in glory:
Kathleen Crawford
Army Sgt. Cade D. Pendergaft
This Week at St. Dunstan's
This Evening: Outreach Committee Meeting
Please see the box above for details about how to get involved with Outreach at St. Dunstan's - and join us tonight at 7:30 p.m., via Zoom.
This Evening: Weekly Compline
Compline, sometimes referred to as the "Goodnight Prayer of the Church," is offered every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., and we hope you will join us! The Zoom link for Compline may be found here (Meeting ID:570 537 096)
Friday Afternoon: Friday Fellowship
Join your St. Dunstan's friends for an hour or so of connection and conversation! Use this Zoom link on Friday, October 2, at 5 p.m.  (Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662) There is no agenda beyond catching up with one another. Come and see - and invite a friend!
Sunday Morning: Worship Outdoors at St. Dunstan's!
Weather permitting, on Sunday, October 4, at 10 a.m., we will gather outdoors for a socially-distanced service of Holy Eucharist. Please read the information above, and please be sure to register by Friday to attend the service
Sunday Afternoon: The Blessing of the Animals
Once again this year we will offer the Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of St. Francis (October 4). While the pandemic necessitates that we do things a bit differently this year, all pets - and stuffed animals! - will have an opportunity to receive a blessing, either in person or by Zoom. Please see the box above for details.
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