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This Weekend at St. Dunstan's: January 14, 2022

Posted 5:35 PM
January 14, 2022
Honoring Dr. King
Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever, Amen. 
On this weekend on which we celebrate and give thanks for the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please consider honoring his transformational legacy by participating in one of the following events:
This Evening (Friday, January 14), 6 p.m.:
Washington Hebrew Congregation Interfaith MLK Service
Live streamed at this link
Join local interfaith leaders (including the Rev. Patty Alexander)
for this virtual Shabbat service.
Beginning Tomorrow (Saturday, January 15):
This is great opportunity to serve together as a family (virtually).
Sunday, January 16, 11:15 a.m.:
Washington National Cathedral Holy Eucharist Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Live streamed at this link
Monday, January 17, 10 a.m.:
The St. Dunstan's Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of MLK Day.
Men's Group Meets Tomorrow
St. Dunstan's Men's Group 
Saturday, January 15
9:15 a.m.
on Zoom
The topic for this month is embedded bias and discrimination
(also know as “white privilege”). 
Please see this link for a variety of resources on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice issues. In addition, the following articles are recommended for pre-reading: 
"How White People Got Made" (Quinn Norton): Explores where the term “white people” comes from and which ethnic groups have and have not been able to become “white” through US history.
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" (Peggy McIntosh): This groundbreaking 1989 essay describes the author's recognition of the way white privilege operates in her life.
"Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person" (Gina Crosley-Corcoran): Raised “the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country,” the author explores where race and class do and don’t intersect and how she’s come to understand her own white privilege.
Use this Zoom link to join the meeting
(Meeting ID: 299 890 8549; Passcode: LH).
For more information about the St. Dunstan's Men's Group.
please reach out to John Wyss .
Sunday Worship on Zoom this Week
Service of Spiritual Communion
Sunday, January 16, 2022
10 a.m.
(via Zoom and Facebook)
Meeting ID: 857 0474 2951
Your people take refuge
under the shadow of your wings
(mixed media liturgical art by Sue Carroll)
From Deacon Mary
The International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring is busy resettling up to 575 Afghan refugees in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Due to pandemic-related delays in processing employment authorizations and financial assistance, refugees have few ways to provide for themselves when they first arrive. To help give families the power to purchase what they need, please consider buying gift cards through IRC’s Amazon Wish List. Thank you!
Have you served your community lately? Participated in a volunteer effort? Tell us how you’re living your baptismal calling! We’ll include your news in an upcoming newsletter. Send a three-sentence blurb and a photo to Deacon Mary. Thank you for all you’re doing! 
If you would like to help Deacon Mary organize monthly Sunday forums on charity, service, advocacy, and justice, please contact her. Share your ideas for topics, too!
Recording of this Week's Bible Study
If you were not able to join us for Bible Study this week but would like to follow our discussion of the Gospel of Mark, just click the button to the right to access the recording of Wednesday's class.
St. Dunstan's Bible Study: The Gospel of Mark (January 12, 2022)
COVID Rapid Test Kit Distribution
For Your Prayers
For healing, strength, and protection:
Joyce Barnett, Sydney Betz, Connie Carpenter,
Phil Carroll, Chuck Cash and Jackie Jones, John Chase,
Paula Clark, Bill Darnell, Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell,
Warren Green, Michael Hackley, Ben Hull,
Todd Leonard, Joyce Nugent, Susan Parker, Christine Partin,
Carol Patterson, Jeanne Ross, Gabi Shea, Ann Shelly, Curt Shively,
Anne Smedberg, Lina Verville, Don Wasseman, 
Charlie and Sheila Wooters, Ann, Bea, Carmen, Caroline, Katherine, Nancy, and Ray
Refugees and displaced persons
Those impacted by recent tornadoes, fires,
and other natural disasters
Those battling COVID and those who care for
and about them
May they rest in peace and rise in glory:
Those who lost their lives as a result of violence in our city this week: 
Eugene Kelly Gray
Kebbren Isaiah Leigh-Gaye
Jamari Phillips
Osman Sesay
Jerrame Watts
Office Hours and
Schedule of Parish Events
Regular Parish Office Hours
M-F, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
(Closed Mondays from 12-1 p.m. and on all federal holidays)
Click below to access the online calendar:
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