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The Trailblazer

The Week Ahead at St. Dunstan's- January 3, 2021

Posted 6:30 PM
The News from
St. Dunstan's
January 3, 2021
The Second Sunday
after Christmas
Today's Worship
Star of Wonder (Sue Carroll)
Dear parishioners and friends of St. Dunstan's:
It was wonderful to see many of you for worship on Zoom and Facebook Live this morning! I have included the link to the recording of the service, above: simply click on Sue Carroll's stunning Epiphany artwork, and you will be redirected automatically. 
As previously announced, we hope to be able to live stream from the church again next week (January 10). That said: In order for us to be able to do so on a regular basis, we need to recruit and train a team of "Live Stream Managers" to run the camera and monitor the video feed from the organ loft during the service. If you would be willing to serve St. Dunstan's in this important capacity, please let me know as soon as possible.
Please also be sure to take a moment to look over the calendar and other updates that followas there is a lot going on in the parish as we resume our regular schedule of offerings this week. I hope you will find a way to connect with St. Dunstan's in the days ahead!
I wish you all a peaceful, joy-filled Lord's Day and a most blessed start to 2021.
Your Sister in Christ,
Bible Study Resumes this Wednesday
Please join us this Wednesday, January 6, at 10:30 a.m. as we begin our discussion of
St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians
(sometimes known as the "Letter of Joy")!
No previous knowledge or experience with Bible Study is needed! Just bring a Bible (if you have one - if not, the text will be projected on the screen), an "inquiring and discerning heart," and an interest in engaging Scripture with your sisters and brothers in Christ.
Bible Study lasts about an hour and meets via Zoom: click on this link to join the class (Meeting ID: 326 468 549). What better way to begin the New Year than by exploring God's Word in community? Come and see!
Maryland COVID Vaccine Registry
For free information about available COVID testing and vaccinations in Maryland, please visit this resource made available by the State Health Department:
Support St. Dunstan's
When You Shop at Amazon
St. Dunstan's is now participating in the AmazonSmile program! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support St. Dunstan's when you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you.
It's simple: Just click on the icon above to be taken to the St. Dunstan's AmazonSmile page. Alternatively, visit smile.amazon.com and designate "Episcopal Parish of St. Dunstan" as your designated beneficiary. St. Dunstan's then will receive a donation of 0.5% of your eligible purchases.  
Be sure to bookmark the AmazonSmile site in order for St. Dunstan's to receive the donation every time you shop. Every little bit helps support the mission and ministry of this parish!
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:
Joseph Alfonso, Betty Almon, Nancy Bancroft,
Richard and Florence Banks, Sydney Betz, Phil Carroll, 
Wendy and Suzie Coughlan, Bill Darnell, Mike Donnelly,
Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell, Warren Green, Barbara Hocker,
Fergie Horvath, Isabel Krum, Eleanor Neiman, Joyce Nugent,
Pam Plaisance, Curt Shively, Allison Spaulding, Lina Verville,
Don Wasseman, Charlie Wooters,
Anne Zbinden, Hanson, and Katherine
All those impacted in body, mind, or spirit by COVID-19
The Vivanco Family (missionaries in Quito, Ecuador)
All seminarians preparing to take the General Ordination Exams beginning on Monday
(especially our own Senior Seminarian Intern, Robin Reed!)
In thanksgiving for:
The marriages yesterday of
Laurie Tupper and Micah Walter
Meghan Cloherty and Joel Bliven
May their lives together be a sign of Christ's love to this sinful 
and broken world, that unity may overcome estrangement, 
forgiveness heal guilt, and joy conquer despair, Amen.
May she rest in peace and rise in glory:
Judy Bednar
This Week at St. Dunstan's
Mornings, M-F: Intercessory Prayer (by phone) 
Each morning at 10 a.m. the Rectors of St. Dunstan's and our sister parish, the Church of the Redeemer, offer Prayers for the Morning by telephone. All you need to do is call our dedicated "prayer hotline" (508.924.1769) and either Patty Alexander or Cricket Park will be on to pray with and for you. (Typically Patty leads prayers on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.)
Evenings, M-F: Nightly Compline (by Zoom) 
Join your sisters and brothers from St. Dunstan's and Redeemer at 8 p.m. every evening, M-F, for Compline, the "good night prayer" of the Church. To participate in the Zoom, please use this link; Meeting ID: 754 5686 5769 (On Tuesday evenings, Joey Arkfeld leads a special Compline service in the style of Taizé, and on Thursdays Robin Reed leads Compline according to the Book of Common Prayer.) 
Wednesday Morning: Bible Study
Weekly Bible Study resumes this Wednesday, January 6, at 10:30 a.m., with a discussion of St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians. Please see the box above for more information - and please join us!
Friday Afternoon: Friday Fellowship
Join your St. Dunstan's friends for an hour or so of connection and conversation! Use this Zoom link this Friday, January 8, at 5 p.m.  (Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662) Hope to see you there!
Saturday Morning: Soul Sisters and Men's Group
It will be a spiritual abundance of riches this coming Saturday morning, January 9, as both the Soul Sisters and Men's Group gather for separate Zoom meetings. Please watch this space this week for login and topic information. Come and see!
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