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Final Grounds and Beautification Planting- 05/28/2016

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The rain is finally gone! A number of you have weighed in that you are available to plant the garden on Saturday, May 28, in the morning. Meeting at 9:00-12:00 p.m. ought to see us complete the planting (including vinca), and mulching. Incredibly, and at last, we will have a beautiful new garden for our church!
 
Sue Newman
 


 

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Music Ministry 5/29/2016

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This year in the Music Ministry at St. Dunstan's has been a great blessing, thanks in part to our choirs, who wrapped up their program year this past Sunday! Our Children's Choir had a great time each week learning new music, playing and singing, and learning more about their faith through song. We also had a lovely time of fellowship, prayer and reflection during our Thursday evening suppers and "Pajama Prayers." The Adult Choir did an excellent job in leading us in worship this year, singing for regular and special worship services with dedication and servant hearts. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, this choir was supplemented by choral scholars from Whitman High School and our new section leader, John Blakeslee. 
 
If you've noticed the impact these additional singers have made in the quality of worship at St. Dunstan's, please talk to Jeff about ways you could financially support the choir and help us to continue the choral scholar program next year. 
 
Thursday night choir rehearsals are suspended for the summer, but watch your Trailblazer for announcements about when we will resume again in September. We love for you to join us in the Fall!
Michael Austin
Director of Music
 


 

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Formation 05/29/2016

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Children's Formation - Parents' Meeting
On Sunday, June 5 Jeff and Sue will be meeting with the parents of our children to discuss our formation programs. This will take place in the  parish hall from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m. Please join us as we share our hopes and dreams for raising young Christians in our world today. 
 
Graduate Sunday  
 
Is anyone in your family graduating this year? That could be from high school, college, or graduate school. Please let Sue know. We plan to honor all graduates on Sunday, June 5 at both services. 
 
Summer is just around the corner!
Looking for a Camp or Mission Opportunity?
Camp EDOW is now open for registration!
 
Junior Camp - rising 4th through rising 6th graders. 
July 24-July 29, 2016.
Middle Camp - rising 7th through rising 9th graders. 
July 31- August 5, 2016.
For more information talk with Sue or visit the diocesan website here.
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 


 

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Ground and Beautification Part 2

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You may have noticed that grounds committee has started planting our new garden. I want to thank Janet and David Repka, for digging holes for the bushes. The rains stormed in, and the Repkas kept on digging! Thanks also to Elin Botha for her careful work with the liriope, and to Cathie Morton for working all around, wherever there was a need. Thanks especially to my partner in this entire endeavor, Rosemarie Barrett, who has worked tirelessly in the planning the garden with our designer, Suzanna Membrino, and in shopping all around for the best plants and the best deals.
 
With a parish party scheduled for Sunday, May 22nd, Grounds Committee is going to reconvene on Saturday morning, May 21, at 9-9:30 a.m. We would absolutely love to have the garden in ready in time for Sunday's party. To accomplish this, we need extra hands, for shoveling, planting, and watering. Please consider giving an hour, or more, this coming Saturday morning. Come early, come later, whatever works. The rewards will be seeing the garden come together on Saturday morning, and knowing that you have been part of bringing beauty to our church grounds.
Sue Newman
 


 

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Formation 5/22/2016

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Children's Formation 
This Sunday we will thank the people who have been faithfully serving as teachers and guides for the children of St. Dunstan's. They have given of their time and gifts to help our children explore and create and learn about people of The Story - those from the Hebrew Scriptures and of course Jesus and those who followed him. Please be sure to extend your thanks for their willingness to serve in this way. We thank: Don Baker, Meghan Jarvis, Mariana McCormick, Pete & Rose Sather, Christine Tatelbaum and Anne Taylor.
 
Parents' Meeting
On Sunday, June 5 Jeff and Sue will be meeting with the parents of our children to discuss our formation programs. This will take place in the  parish hall from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m. Please join us as we share our hopes and dreams for raising young Christians in our world today. 
 
 
Graduate Sunday  
 
Is anyone in your family graduating this year? That could be from high school, college, or graduate school. Please let Sue know. We plan to honor all graduates on Sunday, June 5 at both services. 
 
Summer is just around the corner!
Looking for a Camp or Mission Opportunity?
Camp EDOW is now open for registration!
 
Junior Camp - rising 4th through rising 6th graders. 
July 24-July 29, 2016.
Middle Camp - rising 7th through rising 9th graders. 
July 31- August 5, 2016.
For more information talk with Sue or visit the diocesan website here.
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 


 

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This Sunday- Parish Picnic!

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Sunday, May 22
10:00 a.m. All-Parish Eucharist - ONE Service this week!
Followed by a picnic lunch and fellowship for all.
 
Rain or Shine the picnic will happen! Don't miss this great event in the life of the parish. All those who sign-up to help have been contacted. If you'd still like to bring something or help out with set-up or clean-up, please be in contact with Sue today. Much will be celebrated - our patron St. Dunstan; those who were confirmed at the cathedral last Saturday; and our children's formation leaders. Even the blow-up obstacle course will be here rain or shine! Don't just hear about it after the fact - come and enjoy!
 
Invite friends and neighbors
a great day to introduce them to our community!

 

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Beautification Day- This Saturday!!!!

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Our rain date for Grounds and Church Beautification day is this Saturday afternoon, May 15 at 1:00 p.m.  Please consider joining us as we plant the garden to be dedicated to Lee Surut, and tend to other planting needs. We will provide sustaining snacks and water. Join the fun and gain the satisfaction of beautifying our church grounds.
 
We will be transplanting liriope, and moving nandina and hydrangea bushes. The exciting news is that we will be breaking ground on a new garden, in the grassy patch directly facing the church entrance. This garden is in memory of Lee Surut, who gave much to tend our church grounds over the years. Our garden designer, Suzanna Membrino, has made a beautiful plan that you may see posted on a Founder's Hall bulletin board. We will also be stabilizing the mailboxes, oiling the benches, and digging a swale for the new garden.
 
Please come with your gardening gloves, hat, etc and tools, etc. Newcomers are especially invited to come, help out, and meet people in the parish.  We need you!  


 

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Parish Picnic- Next Sunday!

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Sunday, May 22 - Next Week!
10:00 a.m. All-Parish Eucharist - ONE Service this week!
Followed by a picnic lunch and fellowship for all.
 
This is a great day of celebration - we will remember our patron St. Dunstan, whose day is May 19; honor those who are to be confirmed at the cathedral on Saturday, May 15; and recognize our formation leaders. There will be good food and fun for all! And yes, the blow-up obstacle course will return, weather permitting. If you'd like to help with set-up, clean-up, cooking or games for all ages, please be in touch with Sue
 
Pick up a postcard from the table in Founders' Hall to share with friends and neighbors! It makes the invite easy!


 

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Formation 5/15/2016

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The Feast of Pentecost
 
One of the simple traditions of this feast has become the wearing of red by all who attend worship on this day. So dig in your closets and find something red. A great way to participate in the coming of the Holy Spirit and being on fire for Jesus!
 
Adult Formation
Sunday, May 15St. Dunstan's Growth Group
This will be a great opportunity to hear from members of the Growth Group about initiatives for St. Dunstan's. On the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, there were over 3000 new Christians added to the community in Jerusalem. While we are not expecting that kind of number, we do hope to grow our parish by 10 families each year. Come and hear how you can be a part of this exciting time for our parish. We need everyone's participation and enthusiasm to reach our goals for growth. 
 
Children's Formation 
 
This Sunday, May 15 marks the end of our formal formation classes for the year. Children will learn about the Day of Pentecost and celebrate the birthday of the church. Children will gather in the youth room to watch a video about this feast day and participate in some fun projects together. Please come and join us!. 
 
We celebrate on May 22, with an all Parish Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. (using the style of our family service) followed by the Parish Picnic. It will be a great day with good food and fellowship - including a blow-up obstacle course! If you'd like to help with the festivities - please email Sue.
 
Youth Formation
 
This Sunday, May 15, youth will help lead the fun projects of Pentecost with the children in the youth room.
 
Graduate Sunday  
 
Is anyone in your family graduating this year? That could be from high school, college, or graduate school. Please let Sue know. We plan to honor all graduates on Sunday, June 5 at both services. 
 
Summer is just around the corner!
Looking for a Camp or Mission Opportunity?
Camp EDOW is now open for registration!
 
Junior Camp - rising 4th through rising 6th graders. 
July 24-July 29, 2016.
Middle Camp - rising 7th through rising 9th graders. 
July 31- August 5, 2016.
For more information talk with Sue or visit the diocesan website here.
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 


 

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Beautification Day is This Saturday!

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An Easy and Fun Ministry Opportunity...
for the whole family!
 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30-12:00 p.m.  Come enjoy the morning outdoors, help with churchyard planting and painting, and share a picnic lunch (provided) around noon.  Children can play in the playground too!
 
We will be transplanting liriope, and moving nandina and hydrangea bushes. The exciting news is that we will be breaking ground on a new garden, in the grassy patch directly facing the church entrance. This garden is in memory of Lee Surut, who gave much to tend our church grounds over the years. Our garden designer, Suzanna Membrino, has made a beautiful plan that you may see posted on a Founder's Hall bulletin board. We will also be stabilizing the mailboxes, oiling the benches, and digging a swale for the new garden.
 
Please come with your gardening gloves, hat, etc and tools, etc. Newcomers are especially invited to come, help out, and meet people in the parish.  We need you!  
 
Note: In the event of rain this Saturday, Beautification Day and the picnic lunch will be postponed to a date TBA.


 

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