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This Month's Worship at St. Dunstan's: August 1, 2020

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Today's Message from
St. Dunstan's
July 31, 2020
This Weekend at St. Dunstan's
This Afternoon! Community Fellowship Time
Come join your St. Dunstan's friends for an hour or so of conversation! There is absolutely no agenda, beyond catching up with one another. Use this Zoom link on Friday, July 31, at 5 p.m.  (Meeting ID: 842 3801 8662)
Sunday Morning: Weekly Worship with St. Dunstan's (The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost)
Please plan to join your sisters and brothers in Christ for worship via Zoom and Facebook Live this Sunday, August 2, 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.  Immediately following worship, stay online for Coffee Hour to connect with your St. Dunstan's friends!
Worship Leaders Needed
It's that time again! As we look toward the start of a new month this coming weekend, we need volunteers to serve as Lectors, Psalm Readers, and/or Intercessors (Prayer Leaders) in Sunday worship during August. No previous experience is necessary...anyone (of any age) who can read can volunteer!  All you need is to be able to access Zoom app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer in order to take part. Thank you, in advance! ~ Patty+
Reaching Out
In the past, St. Dunstan's has contributed the cost of schooling and feeding one child for a year at Buen Pastor, an Episcopal School in Quito, Ecuador where our missionaries, the Vivancos, oversee the school and the use of our funds. For the past 29 years, Buen Pastor has served a vulnerable community, including orphans and those living with addiction, by providing a range of community development programs.
The cost of feeding and educating one child at Buen Pastor is $39 per month, or $468 a year. At Coffee Hour on Sunday, those present agreed that we as a parish should continue to support Buen Pastor with a gift for one year of $468 from our Outreach budget. (All contributions are approved by our parishioners before being dispersed; if you have any objection to this grant, please contact Elin Botha, Outreach Coordinator, directly at elin.botha@gmail.com.)
In addition to supporting Buen Pastor from the Outreach budget, we hope to be able to support a second child for the year by collecting donations from St. Dunstan's parishioners. If 12 individuals or households each contributed $39, we would have enough to feed and educate an additional child. Thus far we have received contributions to educate and feed an additional student for eight months. Four more donations of $39 will cover this child for the entire year!
If you would like to help support a child at Buen Pastor, please make your check for $39 (or more, if you'd like!) payable to St. Dunstan's, with "Buen Pastor, e=h" in the memo line. You may mail your donation to the church (5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, 20816); the mailbox is secure and is cleared regularly.  
Thank you to those parishioners who already sponsor a child for one year. We appreciate everyone's contribution to this project!

Parish Prayer List
For healing, strength, and protection:
Donna Almon
Nancy Bancroft
Richard and Florence Banks
Angie Blake-Moore
Phil Carroll
Bill Darnell
Kenny Farnsworth 
Warren Green
The Hamilton Family
Anja Hein
Barbara and John Hocker
The Rev. Deacon Fergie Horvath
Mac Johnston
Jason and Amy Krill and their family
Riley Leitermann-Long
Jen Noberini
The Rev. Deacon Julie Petersmeyer
Pam Plaisance
Curt Shively
Allison Spaulding
Lina Verville
Pat von Rautenkranz
Don Wasseman
May they rest in peace, and rise in glory:
Linda Marie Henderson
Barbara Johnston
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