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Life-Long Christian Formation

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Children's Formation
 
Over the next two weeks our children will be learning two of the great stories in the Gospel of Luke. This Sunday, January 17 will be the story of the Good Samaritan and on Sunday, January 24 will be the Prodigal Son. Both of these stories are only found in Luke's Gospel and yet are some of the most well known parables of Jesus. We use Luke's texts throughout this year in our lectionary. His emphasis is usually on those who are in need and how we are to respond, and especially when that takes is out of our comfort zone or asks us to move beyond what is expected. This would be a good time for parents to talk about the ways your family responds and reaches out to those in need.
 
Children are always welcome to join the formation offerings on any day, even if they have not been present in the past. The new year is a great time to make this a regular practice for your family to participate in these formation offerings.
 
Youth Formation
 
The Coffee House will be open for the next two Sundays of January.  This Sunday, January 17, we will talk about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his passion for justice and social change. On January 24, we will look at a few of the stories that are only found in the gospel of Luke - The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal Son. We will view a few different video clips for each story and talk about what they say to us today.
 
Our next youth event will be Ice Skating at the Rockville City Center rink on Sunday, January 24 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. We will leave from and return to St. Dunstan's. We will join other Episcopal youth and their friends from other congregations present this evening - so bring your friends along! Cost is $7 per person which includes skate rentals and snacks and hot cocoa. A signup form is available here as well as one posted on the signup board at the church. Parents, please let Sue know if you might be able to provide rides this evening or if you are willing to chaperon at this event. Skating is not required to participate as an adult chaperon. Deadline for signing up is January 17!


 

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Choir Night will return next week!

Posted 2:53 PM by
 
 
Choir Rehearsals will resume 
on Thursday, January 14th!
5:15 p.m. Handbell Choir Rehearsal
5:45 p.m. Children's Choir Rehearsal
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Pajama Prayers
7:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
 
 
Michael Austin
Director of Music
 


 

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Formation: 01/10/2016

Posted 2:51 PM by
Children's Formation
This week our children will gather with Michael to learn music during our formation time. Next Thursday, our children's choir begins again. If you haven't joined in before now, this is a perfect time to start. All children K-3rd Grade are welcome to sing. This choir time begins at 5:45 p.m. and is followed by a wonderful community dinner at 6:30.
Children are always welcome to join the formation offerings on any day, even if they have not been present in the past. The new year is a great time to make this a regular practice for your family to participate in these formation offerings.
 
Youth Formation
The Coffee House will be open for the first three Sundays of January and  we will be exploring the stories of the flight to Egypt, Jesus' baptism by John, and the first miracle of Jesus at the wedding in Cana. 
Our next youth event will be Ice Skating at the Rockville City Center rink on Sunday, January 24
 
from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. We will leave and return to St. Dunstan's. Friends are welcome. Cost is $7. Please let Sue know if you'll be participating no later than 1-17 so plans can be made for transportation and adult leaders. 
 
Adult Formation
During the formation offerings in the first three Sundays of January we will be learning and discussing the topics of race, justice and reconciliation. Many of the news items over the last year have centered on our country's inability to face the underlying realities of the systems of oppression that exist for most people of color. 
 
This Sunday, January 10, we welcome The Rev. Canon Paula Clark as our formation leader, preacher and celebrant at 10:45 a.m. She will be present and assist at the Family Eucharist at 9:00 a.m.Paula serves as the Canon for Clergy Development and Multicultural Ministries on the diocesan staff. Her ministry includes working with multi-cultural congregations, training in cultural awareness and race relations.   
 
Martha's Table Sandwich Making
The Outreach Committee has made the decision to continue the monthly practice of making sandwiches for the hungry in DC and is increasing the number to 300 each time. Please plan to be with us on Sunday, January 31 for Formation through Service. Be there to help make sandwiches and be in fellowship with one another.
 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator
 


 

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