The Bishop's Visitation
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Our last official visit of the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde to the parish was in Advent of 2013, but she was also present with us at our last two Pageants. Celebrating Jeff's anniversaries (15 years of being rector here and 30 years of being a priest) in December of 2014 and last year to bless our new Children's Altar.
This coming visit marks another official visit of the Diocesan Bishop to our parish community, something a diocesan bishop must do for every congregation at least once every three years.
Bishop Mariann will be with us for both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. liturgies as our celebrant and preacher. She will also be our speaker for the adult formation time between services from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m. We hope that all members of the parish will be present for this very important time with our Bishop.
HOW SHALL WE RESPOND?
A continuing conversation about Refugee ResettlementSunday, December 4
9:50 - 10:35 a.m.
In November we heard from representatives from St. Columba's about their year-long process of preparing for a refugee family to arrive. They expect this family within the next month. We are still determining how we at St. Dunstan's might join in their ministry initiative to welcome and assist this family, possibly help to bring a second family to the area using their organizational structure that is already in place, and maybe even working on a policy level. Come on the first Sunday of December to learn more and hear how you might engage this ministry.
Exploring Islam: Myths and Realities
As a follow-up to our forum on October 23, our speaker, Salih Sayilgan, will be the featured presenter for a program on November 19, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Smithsonian. Detailed information and how to register for this event may be found here. This all-day event will be at the S. Dillon Ripley Center.