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New Creation

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A musical play based on the biblical stories of Creation and Resurrection will be presented at both services on Sunday, July 24. Longtime St. Dunstan's members will remember the many plays performed by our Junior Choir some years ago. We're delighted to renew this tradition, with some former players (now in high school and college) and some new, younger players. 
 
Please come to see and hear their production of "New Creation" in place of the sermon on July 24.  Jessica Ault and Jeff MacKnight will be assisting.  


 

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Book Club in July! 7/17 and 7/24

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Join Jeff for a discussion of two recent, notable books on two Sundays, July 17th and 24th, from 9:50-10:35 a.m. in the parish hall: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

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In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men-bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. 

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells-taken without her knowledge in 1951-became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. 


 
Watch the remake of the TV documentary Roots to provide additional background as we consider race in America. 


 

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Formation 7/10/2016

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Summer Movie Nights
 
 
Friday, July 29 and August 26
Family Fun for all ages!
Invite Friends!
 
6:00 p.m. Simple Supper   6:30 p.m. Movie   
Concluding with Pajama Prayers
 
We had a great time last year and we are trying this again. We hope that you will join us. The evening will begin with a simple supper followed by the selection and showing of a movie that will be suitable for young children. If we have teens attend, a second movie will be offered in the youth room for the more sophisticated crowd. Following the film we will come together for Night Prayers. 
 
[This would be a great time to invite neighbors to St. Dunstan's!]
 
 
Camp EDOW
 
There's still room - register now!
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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