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The Week Ahead at St. Dunstan's: November 1, 2020

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St. Dunstan's
November 1, 2020
The Feast of All Saints
Today's Worship
All Saints Stained Glass Window
(All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas, VA; photo by Jennifer Gregory Miller)
Dear parishioners and friends of St. Dunstan's,
Thank you to everyone who worshipped with us online this morning! If you were not able to participate via Zoom or Facebook Live, I am sharing the link to our YouTube channel. Simply click on the image above and you will be directed automatically to the recording. In addition, the text of this morning's homily may be accessed by clicking on this link.
I hope that you will take a moment to scroll down and look over the calendar and other announcements that followand I hope you will find a way to connect with St. Dunstan's in the days ahead. Please note, in particular, our daily prayer offerings, Monday through Friday, and our special Election Day Prayer Service on Tuesday.
As always, do not hesitate to be in touch with me at any time for prayer, conversation, or other support.
Peace be with you all,
Election Day Prayers
Join us this Tuesday, November 3, at 12 Noon for Prayers for Election Day, via Zoom. Together we will give thanks for the privilege of voting, pray for those standing for election to public office, and ask God's guidance for our nation. To participate in this short service, please use this Zoom link (Meeting ID: 862 4786 8884).
Firewood Available!
As you may remember, St. Dunstan's lost a big hickory tree in a storm late last spring. It came down across the upper parking lot, and - miraculously, due to the pandemic closure - did not injure anyone or cause any property damage. We were blessed, indeed.
The fallen tree also provided a wonderful opportunity to harvest firewood, and thanks to the hard work of Max McMillan (who lives in the Rectory with his brother and parents), we now have a small quantity of wood available to St. Dunstan's parishioners. In return, we ask that you make a modest contribution to the parish budget.
If you are interested in taking some of this hickory wood for your own use at home this winter, please reach out directly to Buildings and Grounds Committee Co-Chair Chuck Cash, who is coordinating the distribution.
Thank you, Max and Chuck! ~ Patty+
Stewardship 2021: What Can Love Do?
If you have not yet made your pledge to this year's Stewardship Campaign, What Can Love Do?, just click on the campaign logo below to be taken to our online pledge form. Alternatively, you can download and print this pledge card and return it to the Parish Office (5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, 20816) via the USPS.
If it would help to have a confidential conversation with the Rector before committing your support for the coming year, do not hesitate to reach out to Patty Alexander directly. She is eager to hear from you!
Please click this button to make your
2021 pledge online:
For Your Prayers
A Prayer for those in the Path of Natural Disasters:
Holy One, you are our comfort and strength in times of sudden disaster, crisis, or chaos. Surround us now with your grace and peace through storm or earthquake, fire or flood. By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen, sustain those who work to rescue or rebuild, and fill us with the hope of your new creation; through you, our rock and redeemer, Amen.
(From Episcopal Relief and Development)
For healing, strength, and protection:
Andrew Alexander
William Alexander
Donna Almon
Nancy Bancroft
Richard and Florence Banks
The Best Family 
Sydney Betz
Phil Carroll
Ray Ciesinski
Bill Darnell
Ray Donnelly
Kenny Farnsworth
Warren Green
Anja Hein
Barbara Hocker
The Rev. Deacon Fergie Horvath
Ric Huttenlocher
Isabel Krum
Rachael McMillan
Joyce Nugent
Pam Plaisance
Curt Shively
Allison Spaulding
Lina Verville
Pat von Rautenkranz
Don Wasseman
Trudy Wood
Charlie Wooters
All impacted by COVID-19
The people of Turkey and Greece affected by earthquakes
Those in the path of Hurricane Eta
The Vivanco Family (missionaries in Quito, Ecuador)
The Week Ahead 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. Come and see!
Monday Evening: Regathering Team Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Please continue to pray for this faithful group as they plan for in-person worship opportunities during this time of COVID.
Tuesday: Prayers for Election Day, 12:00 Noon
See the box above for login information to join in prayer.
Tuesday Evening: Taizé Compline with Joey Arkfeld, 8:00 p.m.
Please note the change in schedule this week only.
Wednesday Morning: Bible Study
On Wednesday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m., we continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles, and we hope you will join us! We meet via Zoom: if you would like to participate, please click on this link; the Meeting ID is 326 468 549. 
Friday Afternoon: Friday Fellowship
Join your St. Dunstan's friends for an hour or so of connection and conversation! Use this Zoom link next Friday, November 6, at 5 p.m.  (Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662) There is no agenda beyond catching up with one another. Hope to see you there!
Saturday Morning: St. Dunstan's Men's Group
All St. Dunstan's men - and friends! - are invited to gather virtually for this month's Men's Group meeting, beginning with fellowship at 9 a.m. next Saturday, November 7; feel free to join whenever you are able. This month the group will discuss the outcome of Tuesday's election - and where we go from here.
Watch this space in the coming days for Zoom login credentials for the gathering. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to John Wyss for more information about the St. Dunstan's Men's Group.
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