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Formation 11/01/2015

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Adult Sunday Formation: November 1

Dr. Elisabeth "Lisa" Kimball - Passing on the Faith   Lisa is the Director of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her doctoral thesis on the role of Godparents will inform the conversation this Sunday. She will also be our preacher at the 10:45 a.m. liturgy and assist Sue with the sermon at 9:00 a.m.

 
Children's Formation ...
Sunday, November 1 is All Saints' Day! Children will be in the classrooms this week learning about Baptism and the story of Jesus' baptism by John in the Jordan River. Parents, this would be a great week to talk with your children about their baptism. Show them pictures and let them ask questions about this day.
 

 

Youth Formation ... 4th-7th Grade
The Coffee House will be open this Sunday and we will be discussing sainthood and baptism. Join us in the youth room from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m.
Serving Others: Sunday, November 8 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This will be a service learning opportunity through Samaritan Ministry, an organization which focuses on the empowerment of those who are homeless and working toward setting goals and moving forward. We will be working outside and doing some fall clean-up at their offices in NW DC. Please dress for being outside and bring gloves. Sign-up at the church or let contact Sue if you are able to go.
 
Upcoming Adult Formation
November 8: Serving and Learning in Ecuador
On this day Tucker Hemphill and Sue von will share their experiences of this past summer - serving and learning at the parish of Buen Pastor in Quito, Ecuador. 
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 


 

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November 1 is All Saint's Sunday!

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Remembrances for All Saints' Sunday, November 1.

The feast of All Saints celebrates the communion of saints in all times and places - on earth and in heaven.  As you receive the bread and wine of the Eucharist, rest in the knowledge that you remain connected in love with all who have died.  I find much comfort in that. 

On this day we remember by name all those dear departed whose names you submit to the church office beforehand. Please use the paper slips or the online form to submit your loved ones for remembrance.  
 
All Saints is also a day for baptisms into the Church, which is the visible community of saints on earth.  With great joy, we shall baptize children into this communion of saints at 9 a.m. on November 1, and at 10:45 a.m. on November 8. 
Jeff MacKnight
 


 

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Formation 10/25/2015

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Forming faith in non-traditional ways ...
Calling all Ages! It's Sandwich Making Day! October 25!
Intergenerational Formation through Service. 
We are ready for our second 
Sunday of intergenerational and experiential learning as we gather to make sandwiches for the hungry people of our community! The McNallys will take our offering to Martha's Table this month. Who would like to help in November? It will be Thanksgiving weekend but we know someone will step up. Please be in contact with Sue if you are interested in doing this next month.

 

 
The Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop 
of The Episcopal Church
St. Dunstan's will offer an opportunity for all to view the live stream
of this service which is taking place at Washington National Cathedral. If you are interested, please contact Sue or put your name on the Signup board. This takes place on Sunday, November 1 and it begins at 12:00 noon. The viewing of the entire liturgy will take about 1-2 hours.

 

Children's Formation ...

Next Sunday, November 1 is All Saints' Day! Children will be in the classrooms this week learning about Baptism and the story of Jesus' baptism by John in the Jordan River. Parents this would be a great week to talk with your children about their baptism. Show them pictures and let them ask questions about this day,
 

 

Youth Formation ... 4th-7th Grade

The Coffee House will be open next Sunday and we will be discussing sainthood and baptism. Join us in the youth room from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m.
Our next youth event will be held on Sunday, November 8 beginning at 12:30 p.m. This will be a service learning opportunity through Samaritan Ministries, an organization which focuses on the empowerment of those who are homeless and working toward setting goals and moving forward. Details will be available early next week and set to parents via email.
 

 

Adult Sunday Formation: November 1
Dr. Elisabeth "Lisa" Kimball - Passing on the Faith
Lisa is the Director of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her doctoral thesis on the role of Godparents will inform the conversation this Sunday. She will also be our preacher at the 10:45 a.m. liturgy and assist Sue with the sermon at 9:00 a.m. 
 
November 8: Serving and Learning in Ecuador
On this day Tucker Hemphill and Sue von will share their experiences of this past summer - serving and learning at the parish of Buen Pastor in Quito, Ecuador. 
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 


 

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Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets

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For the last 3 years St. Dunstan's has participated in their drive to make Thanksgiving Dinner possible for many families who would otherwise do without. In our 1st year we did 20 baskets and last year 25. Lets see if we can raise that to 30 this year!


 

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Oktoberfest- This Saturday!

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Formation 10/18/2015

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Forming faith in non-traditional ways ...
 
Children's Formation ...
Our children will be in the classrooms on the lower level this week and exploring the story of creation. Children age 3 through kindergarten are in the last room on the right. Their teachers this year are Meghan Jarvis and Mariana McCormick. Those in grades 1-3 are in the middle room on the right with Pete & Rose Sather and Don Baker. Parents of our youngest children, please take your children down to formation each week and pick them up afterward. Our formation guides, Anne Taylor and Christine Tatelbaum will know if one of the classes has gone outside. And be sure to ask your children what they did today - ask them to tell you the story they learned.
We have a full team for children's formation! Please express your gratitude to these teachers and the others who make formation for the children of St. Dunstan's possible. 
 
Youth Formation ... 4th-7th Grade
 
This Saturday, October 17 is the Haunted House and we need you to make it work! Please go to this form to let Sue know when you will be here to help with setting up and running the event. Set-up begins at 1:00 p.m. until completed and the Haunted House is open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Clean up should go quickly after we close it down. There will be pizza for those who show up at the beginning of set up and other snacks throughout the day. We need everyone's help to make it work!
The Coffee House is open this week - and while we might have a conversation about Creation, we will probably also be packing up Haunted House supplies for another year. Join us in the youth room from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m.
 
Adult Sunday Formation: October 18
God's Abundance and Our Faith
This week we have the pleasure of hearing from the Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Washington, Mr. Paul Cooney. In that role Paul serves as the "right hand" person to the Bishop and manages the day to day affairs of the Diocese. Before joining the Bishop's staff in 2002, he practiced law full time in a large DC firm and gave of his gifts to the diocese in a variety of capacities including Finance Chair, Chancellor and Chair of Search Committee for Eighth Bishop of Washington.
Paul will share some practical perspectives regarding the intersection of our faith, God's abundance and how we think about the treasure entrusted to our community and to us as individuals. He will also give some information about events and developments in the Diocese. He will be our preacher at the 10:45 liturgy.
 
October 25: Martha's Table - Intergenerational Formation through Service. We are ready for our second Sunday of intergenerational and experiential learning as we gather to make sandwiches for the hungry people of our community! We need a family to deliver our offering and we had a number of families who were interested. Please be in contact with Sue if you are interested in doing this next Sunday.
 
November 1: Dr. Elisabeth "Lisa" Kimball - Passing on the Faith
Lisa is the Director of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her doctoral thesis on the role of Godparents will inform the conversation this Sunday. She will also be our preacher at the 10:45 a.m. liturgy and assist Sue with the sermon at 9:00 a.m.
 
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator


 

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All Saints' Day

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Remembrances for All Saints' Sunday, November 1.

The feast of All Saints celebrates the communion of saints in all times and places - on earth and in heaven.  As you receive the bread and wine of the Eucharist, rest in the knowledge that you remain connected in love with all who have died.  I find much comfort in that. 

On this day we remember by name all those dear departed whose names you submit to the church office beforehand. Please use the paper slips or the online form to submit your loved ones for remembrance.  
 
All Saints is also a day for baptisms into the Church, which is the visible community of saints on earth.  With great joy, we shall baptize children into this communion of saints at 9 a.m. on November 1, and at 10:45 a.m. on November 8
Jeff MacKnight
 


 

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Next Saturday... Oktoberfest!

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Formation 10/11/2015

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Children's Formation ...
Music will be the offering for children this Sunday, October 11 as they gather in the choir room with Michael to sing and play instruments. The choir room is accessed by walking through the youth room (bean bag room).Children are back in their classrooms on the lower level on Sunday, October 18
 
Youth Formation ... 4th-7th Grade
 
It's time for the Haunted House! This Sunday, October 11 during our Coffee House gathering we will be going through supplies and making plans. So try to be present this Sunday from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m.

Then next Saturday, October 17 it is all hands on deck for set-up, running the Haunted House, and taking it down. So please go to this form to let us know when you can be here to help with setting up and running the event. Set-up begins at 1:00 p.m. until completed and the Haunted House is open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Clean up should go quickly after we close it down. There will be pizza for those who show up at the beginning of set up and other snacks throughout the day. We need everyone's help to make it work!
 
Upcoming Adult Sunday Formation: October 11
 
What's Wrong with Economic Inequality? 
Why you should care about growing disparities of income and wealth?

Come join the St. Dunstan's Economic Justice Working Group for a timely and lively conversation on a topic that is front and center in today's political debates - what to do about economic inequality? We will discuss what our Christian faith says about economic inequality; how we experience it in our own lives; how and why it has worsened and what will happen if current trends continue, including how it might affect our children and grandchildren. We've put together two resolutions for the January Diocesan convention on what we can do individually, as a parish, in the diocese, and as a country to address the problem. You can find the resolutions and a wealth of supporting material on this page of our website and scroll down to Sunday Formation.  Please come and share this important conversation.
 
October 18Mr. Paul Cooney, Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Washington will be our featured speaker and preacher to kick off our annual giving campaign.
 
October 25: Martha's Table - Intergenerational Formation through Service. On the last Sunday of each month our formation will be intergenerational and experiential as we gather to make sandwiches for the hungry people in our community. Is there another family or individual who would like to learn the ropes from the Johnson's? Either be in contact with Sue or Paul Johnson.
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 

 

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All Saint's Remberances

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Remembrances for All Saints' Sunday, November 1.

The feasts of All Saint's celebrates the communion of saints in all times and places - on earth and in heaven.  As you receive the bread and wine of the Eucharist, rest in the knowledge that you remain connected in love with all who have died.  I find much comfort in that. 

On this day we remember by name all those dear departed whose names you submit to the church office beforehand. Please use the paper slips or the online form to submit your loved ones for remembrance.  
 
All Saints is also a day for baptisms into the Church, which is the visible community of saints on earth.  With great joy, we shall baptize children into this communion of saints at 9 a.m. on November 1, and at 10:45 a.m. on November 8

 

Jeff MacKnight
 

 

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