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The Weekend at St. Dunstan's: September 18, 2020

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This Weekend at
St. Dunstan's
September 18, 2020
Friday Fellowship
Join your St. Dunstan's friends for an hour or so of connection and conversation! There is no agenda beyond catching up with one another.
this afternoon at 5 p.m.  
(Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662)
Hope to see you soon!
Yoga and Prayer
Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning TODAY (via Zoom)
Join the Rev. Diana Gustafson for an hour of centering and prayer. Explore ancient psalms and contemporary poetry that resonate in today’s world, within a framework drawn from the Book of Common Prayer
The class is led from candlelit St. Thomas' Parish DuPont Circle. All students, regardless of experience or ability, are welcome to share in the movements of the body and spirit. Roll out your mats and sign onto Yoga and Prayer online. This event is hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and St. Thomas' on DuPont Circle.
Click here to register; a Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the start of each class.
Soul Sisters Meets Tomorrow
(Photo by Yves Herman, Reuters)
The St. Dunstan's Soul Sisters, our women's group,
will gather via Zoom tomorrow, September 19,
from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This month we'll talk about masks - not just the literal masks we wear over our lower faces, but also our emotional masks:
When is it useful to "wear a mask" to disguise our true feelings and selves… to remain polite in an awkward situation, for instance? And when does it become a disservice to ourselves or to a relationship? How can we "love our neighbors as ourselves" if we are not being our true selves? Or, are there ever times when being our "true selves" is not the loving thing to be?
Join the meeting using this link (Meeting ID: 705 712 806).
 All St. Dunstan's women (and friends!) are welcome to join this time of prayer, reflection, connection, and support. Just give Patty a heads-up, as she will need to let them in from the Waiting Room.
For more information about the Soul Sisters,
please reach out to Sue Carroll.
Worship this Sunday, September 20
Please join your sisters and brothers in Christ for worship via Zoom and Facebook Live this Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. To participate in the Zoom meeting, please use this link, which will go live beginning at 9:50 a.m.; the Meeting ID is 826 4027 2649.  
This week we will offer special blessings for all those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the month of September. Is this you? Please let us pray with and for you!
Immediately following worship, stay online for Coffee Hour to connect with your St. Dunstan's friends!
Monday, Sept. 21: Everyone Can Sing!
While we're not able to sing together in person, that doesn't mean our voices have to be silenced! This fall Minister of Music Joey Arkfeld will be offering virtual "Everyone Can Sing" sessions to help anyone who would like to feel more confident with their singing in worship. Whether you're already a proud member of the choir or secretly thrilled that you can hide behind the mute button during our remote services, these sessions will have something to offer you. Our first session will be held via Zoom on Monday, September 21 at 7 p.m. You might even want to join the choir and rock out your new skills in the future!
Zoom login credentials will be sent out later this weekend. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Joey directly at music@stdunstansbethesda.org for more information.
Volunteers Needed!
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
~ Psalm 46:1-3
If you would like to reach out to help victims of the natural disasters currently besieging our sisters and brothers on the West and Gulf Coasts, please consider making a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development, the disaster relief arm of the national Episcopal Church. You may do this directly through the ER-D website
At checkout, please click the "I want to enter my church information" box to affiliate your gift with St. Dunstan's.
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:
Donna Almon
Joel and Ann Anders
Nancy Bancroft
Richard and Florence Banks
Sydney Betz
Helen Brown
Phil Carroll
Bill Darnell
Kenny Farnsworth
Warren Green
Anja Hein
Barbara Hocker
The Rev. Deacon Fergie Horvath
Jason and Amy Krill and their family
Pam Plaisance
Curt Shively
Allison Spaulding
Lina Verville
Pat von Rautenkranz
Don Wasseman
Those in the path of Hurricane Sally and the West Coast wildfires
The Parish of St Francis of Assisi and the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman (Anglican Church of Southern Africa)
The Vivanco Family and the clergy, students, teachers, and parents of Buen Pastor School in Quito, Ecuador
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