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Book of the Month 02/04

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Sing, Unburied, Sing
In seeking a book for our next parish book discussion, I happened onto a new novel that's received raves in the press:  Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.  This novel of black American experience in Mississippi around the year 2000 is beautifully written and poignant.  It says much about America's original sin of racism in our day, and also the amazing resilience of the human spirit.  The characters are real and compelling.  Ward won the National Book Award for her previous novel.
 
I propose we read this book in observance of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month in Jan-Feb.  We'll meet on Sunday, February 4 at 12:15 p.m.  Please let me know if you will read the book and discuss it with us!  
  


 

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Sandwich Making 1/28

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Music

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Please join our choir director, Michael Austin, and            the 18th Street Singers for their annual winter                  concert, Journeys. This is a civic choir in our city that      sang here at St. Dunstan's this past spring. 
 
This concert explores the many different paths we all take throughout our lives. Themes of this concert include  traveling the roads that lead us home, grappling with          feelings of distance and longing for loved ones, and spiritual journeys that help us to better understand ourselves.
 
 Featuring a mix of genres, we'll perform works by Robert Schumann, Ralph               Vaughan Williams, Moses Hogan, Pärt Uusberg, Stephen Paulus, Ted Hearne, and     more. Highlights of this performance will include "Santiago" from Path of                 Miraclesby  Joby Talbot and Underneath the Stars, originally performed by Voces8. They'll also be premiering Michael's own setting of Emma Lazarus' "The New          Colossus" (i.e. the poem on the Statue of Libery - "Give me your tired, your poor,     your huddled masses yearning to be free.."), and I'll be conducting the choir as they   sing an Estonian pop song. 

The concert will take place on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,          January 28 at 5:30 p.m. at First Trinity Lutheran Church (309 E St NW,                Washington, DC). Tickets are available at Eventbrite for $15 if you buy early, and $20 at the door. Free student tickets are also available with a valid ID. 1/3 of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to Community Family Life Services, which provides short-term crisis assistance and supports women who are returning home following a period of incarceration by assisting them as they move into permanent self-sufficiency. Please see Michael if you have any questions!
Michael Austin
Director of Music

 
 


 

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Second Sunday Social 01/14/2018

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Jazz at the Cathedral

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Join us for UpBeat, a joyful and musical gathering for the Diocese of Washington, featuring Howard University's premier vocal group Afro Blue and Atlanta-based priest and social activist, the Rev. Kim Jackson. The event is at the Washington National Cathedral, Friday, January 26th, from 7 pm - 9 pm. A light dinner will be included with the ticket price.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Please come and bring your friends! Anyone with a student ID will be admitted at no charge. Please click here for more information.
 


 

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Children's Formation

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Children's Formation

On Sunday January 21  we will learn the story of covenant that God makes with Abraham and hear about the visit from three messengers bringing the news that made Sarah laugh. This is a wonderful story of making all things possible with God. When was the last time God made you laugh?
 
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Youth Formation
 
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4th Monday - January 22
6:30 p.m. Simple Supper
7:00-8:00 p.m. Program

We missed our first gathering of the new year because of ice roads. Hopefully we will have fair weather on January 22. Our focus turns from the relationships we have with each other - family and friends - to our relationship with God. 

December P.R.A.Y. Event

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Washington Hebrew Congregation

Please contact Sue if you are still planning to attend. The sign-up deadline is past. Youth should be dropped off and pick up at the main door of the temple.

February P.R.A.Y. Event
The Museum of the Bible
Sunday, February 10
Time TBD 
L Sue von Rautenkranz
Children and Youth Formation Coordinator
 


 

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Adult Formation 01/07/2018

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New Deacon in Training

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Meet Eugene Wright!

 
St. Dunstan's welcomes our new deacon candidate, Eugene
 Wright, to our worship and ministries beginning January 7 through June 2018.  Eugene is in the final stages of his training to be ordained a vocational deacon in the Diocese of Washington.  A parish placement is part of the training.  
 
Eugene is a longtime member of St. John's Church in Mt. Rainier.  He has served in many capacities, including as Warden and vestry member there.  He also served as chair of their stewardship and evangelism committee, and is interested in working with us at St. Dunstan's in those areas.  We welcome his help and expertise.  Eugene has also served in various liturgical capacities, and as a pastoral visitor.
 
We hope to provide a good training experience to Eugene as he moves toward diaconal ministry.  Please say hello and welcome him starting this Sunday.  JBM  


 

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New Challenge from your Rector

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Sing, Unburied, Sing
 
In seeking a book for our next parish book discussion, I happened onto a new novel that's received raves in the press:  Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.  This novel of black American experience in Mississippi around the year 2000 is beautifully written and poignant.  It says much about America's original sin of racism in our day, and also the amazing resilience of the human spirit.  The characters are real and compelling.  Ward won the National Book Award for her previous novel.
 
I propose we read this book in observance of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month in Jan-Feb.  We'll meet on Sunday, February 4 at 12:15 p.m.  Please let me know if you will read the book and discuss it with us!  


 

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Greening of the Church 12/17/2017

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On December 17, all members of the congregation are invited to join the Flower Guild and decorate the Church for Christmas. There will be some preparation between the services for early attendees and then the "ladder work"will commence straight after the 10:45 a.m service. Materials and refreshments will be provided. Donations for the special Christmas greens and flowers would be much appreciated. Please use the Christmas flower envelopes at the usher table and leave your donations in the collection plate or give them to Jeff.


 

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