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The Week Ahead- October 11, 2020

Posted 4:59 PM
The Week Ahead at
St. Dunstan's
October 11, 2020
The Nineteenth Sunday
after Pentecost
Today's Worship
And Again I Say Rejoice
(A. Hillman, mixed media)
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 have included the link to our YouTube channel. Simply click on the image above and you will be directed automatically to the recording. 
I hope that you will take a moment to 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.
Peace and blessings,
The Week Ahead at St. Dunstan's
Tuesday Afternoon: St. Dunstan's Staff Meeting 
1:00 p.m., via Zoom
Tuesday Evening: Regathering Team Meeting
7 p.m., via Zoom
Wednesday Morning: Bible Study
On Wednesday, October 14, 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. 
Wednesday Evening: Weekly Compline
Compline, sometimes referred to as the "Goodnight Prayer of the Church," is offered every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., and we hope you will join us! The Zoom link for Compline may be found here (Meeting ID:570 537 096)
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, October 16, at 5 p.m.  (Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662) There is no agenda beyond catching up with one another. Hope to see you there!
Next Sunday: Outdoor Worship (weather-permitting)
Join us next Sunday, October 18, at 10:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist on the church grounds. For contact tracing purposes, all those attending this service must register and e-sign the Regathering Covenant and Liability Waiver each time before coming to worship. The sign-up link will be available beginning tomorrow, and registration will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 
Help Wanted!
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Partner Parish Representative
Are you passionate about social justice at the local level? Are you concerned about our brothers and sisters who are experiencing homelessness? Are you willing to help provide a “next step” to folks trying to find housing and reenter the workforce? If so, then please consider serving as St. Dunstan’s next Samaritan Ministry Partner Parish Representative. Established in 1986 under the auspices of the Episcopal Church, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington has a proven track record of transforming the lives of homeless and jobless people in the greater DC area. In the past St. Dunstan’s has played a key role in this work: this year alone, our Outreach Committee has granted SMGW $2,500 in support of their life-changing ministry in our community. 
As a Parish Rep, you would represent St. Dunstan's at approximately six partner meetings per year and would help coordinate our participation in SMGW events. This is a meaningful and important ministry, and we hope that you will give prayerful consideration to this opportunity. For more information about Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, please visit their website. To volunteer as Partner Parish Rep or to explore whether this might be your call, please contact Patty Alexander.
Election Day Prayer Presence
As Election Day draws near, national anxiety is understandably rising, given all that we've been through this year and the issues before us as a people.
One antidote to anxiety is prayer. Bishop Mariann is inviting congregations to take part in an EDOW effort to be a prayerful presence at polling stations within our diocesan bounds on Tuesday, November 3.
The Diocese has asked each parish to form a small group to pray quietly for our democracy and all those exercising their right to vote at the polling station(s) of their choice, at a time of their choosing.
Ray Donnelly is coordinating St. Dunstan's Prayer Delegation for Election Day. If you would like to join him, along with the Rector and other members of this parish, please reach out to Ray directly via email. Each participant will be asked to e-sign a covenant, committing to be a peaceful, non-partisan presence.
More information about this peaceful witness will be available as Election Day grows closer. In the meantime, if you feel so moved to pray for this year's election, we suggest this Collect from the Book of Common Prayer:
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration
and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected
and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
~"For an Election," BCP, p. 822
Position Opening
St. Dunstan's is now accepting applications for a part-time Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, and we need your help to spread the word!
Please share this position description with anyone whom you think might be interested in applying.
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:
Donna Almon
Nancy Bancroft
Richard and Florence Banks
Sydney Betz
Phil Carroll
Bill Darnell
Kenny Farnsworth
Warren Green
Anja Hein
Barbara Hocker
The Rev. Deacon Fergie Horvath
Ric Huttenlocher
Jason and Amy Krill and their family
Isabel Krum
Rachael McMillan
Pam Plaisance
Curt Shively
Allison Spaulding
Lina Verville
Pat von Rautenkranz
Don Wasseman
Trudy Wood
All those impacted by COVID-19
Those affected by the West Coast wildfires,
and those in the path of Hurricane Delta

The Vivanco Family (missionaries in Quito, Ecuador)
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