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In Two Weeks...Homecoming Sunday!

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HOMECOMING SUNDAY!

Mark your calendars now
Sunday, September 13!
 
9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist
 
10:00 a.m Brunch for all in the Parish Hall
Sign-up to bring items for the brunch!
 
10:45 a.m. Traditional Choral Eucharist
 
Both liturgies will include the Blessing of Backpacks.
All members are encouraged to bring your backpacks, briefcases or school bags to receive a special blessing this day. 
 
We will also be collecting school supplies for The Bishop Walker School and these will also be presented and blessed on this day. So while you're out shopping in the next few weeks, even if you don't need to fill a school supply list, pick up a few items for the boys. A basket is ready to receive these items at the Service Ministry table in Founders' Hall. 
Desired items for the school include:
Two pocket folders
Markers - watercolor
No. 2 Pencils
Crayons - 24 pack


 

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Lift Your Voice

Posted 4:58 PM by

 

Thursday Night is Choir Night at St. Dunstan's!
The full evening of activities will begin on Thursday, September 17!
 
5:45 p.m. - Children's Choir
Games, music, and fun for children ages PreK to 5th Grade.
If your family has already made a decision to be present 
please fill out this short form to let Michael know you are coming.
 
6:30 p.m. - Simple Supper
 
7:30 p.m. - Adult Choir 
Everyone is invited - no music reading skills required.
Rehearsals for Adult Choir begin September 3.

Beginning September 17, we will have music programs for children and adults, with a simple supper in between rehearsals. 
 
Save a place in your schedule on Thursday nights for choir! This fall is a PERFECT time to join us! If you have any questions, please e-mail Michael.
 
Michael Austin
Director of Music
 




 

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Outreach News

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Education = Hope
St. Dunstan's is now sponsoring 4 children through this wonderful program! This is great news and even better news for the children that will be able to attend school this year because of the generosity of the people of this congregation. One of these scholarships is made possible through our Outreach budget and three through individuals giving through St. Dunstan's, either for an entire year or grouped together to support one child. Another parishioner is sponsoring a child directly through this organization. All moneys donated through St. Dunstan's or directly to E=H are given to the ministry sites and used exclusively for the children. The sponsorship of one child creates changes for the entire family.
 
 
Sandwich Making for Martha's Table
A new ministry endeavor is about to begin at St. Dunstan's! Once each month during our formation time all members of the congregation will be able to come together to learn about needs within our local community and make sandwiches to feed the hungry in DC. 
The Outreach Committee has authorized the money to begin this project and we will be making 200 sandwiches for the next four months. We hope to have so many hands that we can increase that number in the next calendar year. 
So mark your calendar now for the last Sunday of each month! Our first day is September 27 beginning at 9:50 a.m. We will also get to learn from Ryan Palmer, Director of Community Outreach at Martha's Table. 
To learn more about this outreach ministry to the DC area click here

 

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
In preparation of expanding the program hours in the near future, Samaritan ministry is anticipating some changes to their volunteer needs. Extended hours will require additional Volunteer Caseworkers, Front Office Coordinator (FOC), Computer Mentor, and Resume Writers. All of these positions can be performed at a minimum of one day a week, between the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering with Samaritan Ministry, please contact Quinn Miller at 202.722.2280 x 307 or at volunteers@samaritanministry.org.
 
We are also looking to recruit a parish representative to Samaritan Ministry. If you are interested in representing St. Dunstan's with this wonderful organization, please contact Jeff.





 

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September 13th is Homecoming Sunday!

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HOMECOMING SUNDAY 
IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Mark your calendars now
Sunday, September 13!
 
9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist
 
10:00 a.m Brunch for all in the Parish Hall
Sign-up to bring items for the brunch!
 
10:45 a.m. Traditional Choral Eucharist
 
Both liturgies will include the Blessing of Backpacks.

All members are encouraged to bring your backpacks, briefcases or school bags to receive a special blessing this day. 

We will also be collecting school supplies for The Bishop Walker School and these will also be presented and blessed on this day. So while you're out shopping in the next few weeks, even if you don't need to fill a school supply list, pick up a few items for the boys. A basket is ready to receive these items at the Service Ministry table in Founders' Hall. 
Desired items for the school include:
Two pocket folders
Markers - watercolor
No. 2 Pencils
Crayons - 24 pack 


 

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This Week in Formation

Posted 3:51 PM by

 

Faith Formers Needed - Our Children need YOU!
Are you called to spend just a couple hours each month with the children of St. Dunstan's? The requirements for
this ministry are a love for children and/or youth, a willingness to grow in faith with them, and the gift of your time and talents. And yes, there is an expectation of participation in a one-time class on Safeguarding God's Children. But the benefit of this ministry and how you will grow outweighs the concerns you may have. Please talk with Sue if you are interested in joining the formation leaders for this coming year.
We would especially like a few  of our men to join this group. Time commitment is only a few hours each month, as we do not have classroom activities every week.
 
Children & Youth Formation ...  
Please be sure to fill out these forms so that we can adequately prepared to received your children in our formation programs which begin in September.
If you have children who are infants through grade 5, please use this Form
If you have young people in grades 6 through 12, please use this Form
 
Youth and their parents will also need to complete the Year-long Permission form to participate in any activities that will take us off the grounds of the church.  Because this form requires a signature, it is in paper format.  Copies are available in Founders' Hall and on the youth page of the website via this link.
 
LEGOS
 
This year our older Children's Formation group will be using a new curriculum called - Building Faith Brick by Brick. This curriculum tells bible stories and encourages the children to create a portion of the story with Legos. Any and all types of Legos are desired - figures, blocks, and platforms to build on. A bin will be in Founders' Hall to accept your donations.y Legos filling up plastic bins around your house? Have your children grown out of these wonderful plastic blocks? We know just the place that needs them - St. Dunstan's!
 
 
YOUTH FORMATION
Registration is now open for the first Diocesan youth event of the year. This new event, ROOTED, for High School Students, grade 9-12, is being designed for youth who are in confirmation programs and those who are interested in growing in faith. Sue has been a part of the planning team and Tucker will be attending and assisting with the music for the event. Come and join us. September 18-20 at the Bishop Claggett Center. Information on registration is being sent to youth and parents this week.
Stayed tuned for other events and programs for all youth in the next few weeks. The Coffee House will reopen in September and plans are underway for parish and area-wide activities. These will be open to all in grades 6-12.
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 

 

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Fall Music Ministry

Posted 3:47 PM by
 
Thursday Night is Choir Night at St. Dunstan's!
The full evening of activities will begin on Thursday, September 17!
 
5:45 p.m. - Children's Choir
Games, music, and fun for children ages PreK to 5th Grade.
If your family has already made a decision to be present 
please fill out this short form to let Michael know you are coming.
 
6:30 p.m. - Simple Supper
 
7:30 p.m. - Adult Choir 
Everyone is invited - no music reading skills required.
Rehearsals for Adult Choir begin September 3.

Beginning September 17, we will have music programs for children and adults, with a simple supper in between rehearsals. 
 
Save a place in your schedule on Thursday nights for choir! This fall is a PERFECT time to join us! If you have any questions, please e-mail Michael.
 
Michael Austin
Director of Music


 

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Save the Date for Homecoming Sunday

Posted 5:21 PM by
HOMECOMING SUNDAY 
IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Mark your calendars now
Sunday, September 13!
 
9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist
 
10:00 a.m Brunch for all in the Parish Hall
Sign-up to bring items for the brunch!
 
10:45 a.m. Traditional Choral Eucharist
 
Both liturgies will include the Blessing of Backpacks.

All members are encouraged to bring your backpacks, briefcases or school bags to receive a special blessing this day. 

 
We will also be collecting school supplies for The Bishop Walker School and these will also be presented and blessed on this day. So while your out shopping in the next few weeks, even if you don't need to fill a school supply list, pick up a few items for the boys. 
Desired items for the school include:
Two pocket folders
Markers - watercolor
No. 2 Pencils
Crayons - 24 pack


 

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Formation 8/16/2015

Posted 5:17 PM by

 
Faith Formers Needed
Are you called to spend just a couple hours each month with the children of St. Dunstan's? The requirements for this ministry are a love for children and/or youth, a willingness to grow in faith with them, and the gift of your time and talents. And yes, there is an expectation of participation in a one-time class on Safeguarding God's Children. But the benefit of this ministry and how you will grow outweighs the concerns you may have. Please talk with Sue if you are interested in joining the formation leaders for this coming year. We would especially like a few of our men to join this group. 
Time commitment is only a few hours each month, as we do not have classroom activities each week.
 
Children & Youth Formation ... on-line registration  
Please be sure to fill out these forms so that we can adequately prepared to received your children in our formation programs which begin in September.
If you have children who are infants through grade 5, please use this Form
If you have young people in grades 6 through 12, please use this Form
 
Youth and their parents will also need to complete the Year-long Permission form to participate in any activities that will take us off the grounds of the church.  Because this form requires a signature, it is in paper format.  Copies are available in Founders' Hall and on the youth page of the website via this link.
 
LEGOS
Do you have any Legos filling up plastic bins around your house? Have your children grown out of these wonderful plastic blocks? We know just the place that needs them - St. Dunstan's!
This year our older Children's Formation group will be using a new curriculum called - Building Faith Brick by Brick. This curriculum tells bible stories and encourages the children to create a portion of the story with Legos. Any and all types of Legos are desired - figures, blocks, and platforms to build on. A bin will be in Founders' Hall to accept your donations.
 
YOUTH FORMATION
 
Registration is now open for the first Diocesan youth event of the year. This new event, ROOTED, for High School Students, grade 9-12, is being designed for youth who are in confirmation programs and those who are interested in growing in faith. Sue has been a part of the planning team and Tucker will be attending and assisting with the music for the event. Come and join us. September 18-20 at the Bishop Claggett Center. Information on registration is being sent to youth and parents this week.
Stayed tuned for other events and programs for all youth in the next few weeks. The Coffee House will reopen in September and plans are underway for parish and area-wide activities. These will be open to all in grades 6-12.
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator

 

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Add Your Voice

Posted 5:15 PM by
Thursday Night is Choir Night at St. Dunstan's!
The full evening of activities will begin on Thursday, September 17!
 
5:45 p.m. - Children's Choir
Games, music, and fun for children ages PreK to 5th Grade.
If your family has already made a decision to be present 
please fill out this short form to let Michael know you are coming.
 
6:30 p.m. - Simple Supper
 
7:30 p.m. - Adult Choir 
Everyone is invited - no music reading skills required.
Rehearsals for Adult Choir begin September 3.

Beginning September 17, we will have music programs for children and adults, with a simple supper in between rehearsals. 
 
Save a place in your schedule on Thursday nights for choir! This fall is a PERFECT time to join us! If you have any questions, please e-mail Michael.
 
Michael Austin
Director of Music


 

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Tomorrow Night - Family Movie Night

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