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Tuesday's News from St. Dunstan's- December 14, 2021

Posted 3:26 PM
 
The News from
St. Dunstan's
 
December 14, 2021
Tuesday
 
Seeking God • Building Community •
Growing Faith • Reaching Out
 
Helping Tornado Victims
If you would like to extend God's love and compassion to those impacted by last week's devastating tornadoes, please consider a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development, the disaster relief arm of the national Episcopal Church. 
 
To contribute, please visit the ER-D website; you may affiliate your gift with St. Dunstan's by adding the parish name in the "Donor Organization" box. Thank you for your generosity and your prayers.
 
Sunday's Service
 
 
If you were not able to join us for worship on Sunday, just click on this week's offering by Liturgical Artist-in-Residence Sue Carroll (right) and you will be redirected to the recording. The text of this week's sermon may be accessed here.
 
Advent III: Joy
(mixed media liturgical art by
Sue Carroll)
 
Christmas Flower Dedications
 
You can help beautify St. Dunstan's for Christmas with a contribution of any amount to our Christmas Flower Fund in honor of, in thanksgiving for, or in memory of a loved one.
 
Please complete this form by Monday, December 20 to let us know you'll donate and to name your tributes. Donations may be deposited in the Sunday Offertory box or mailed directly to the St. Dunstan's Parish Office: 5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816. Thank you!
 
Advent Toiletry Drive for
Afghan Refugees
Over 250 medically vulnerable Afghan refugees, fairly evenly divided between men and women and adults and children, are staying temporarily nearby in Bethesda.
 
They need the following full-sized toiletries: shampoo | conditioner | body wash | loofahs | toothpaste | toothbrushes | bar soap | razors | shaving cream | deodorant | hair brushes | combs | Vaseline | nail clippers | Nair | face wash | face and body lotion | baby wash and lotion | hair oil.
 
Please purchase and bring (only) the items above to St. Dunstan’s on any of the Sundays in Advent. They may be placed in the baskets in front of the Altar. Members of the Diocese’s Afghan Refugee Response Team will deliver them to those in need. Please contact Deacon Mary if you have any questions. Thank you!
 
American Red Cross Blood Drive
 
Our country is experiencing a dangerous blood shortage.
If you are eligible, please donate.
 
December 29, 2021
Noon-5:30 p.m.
St. Dunstan's Parish Hall
 
This drive is by appointment only; 
please use this link to schedule your donation.
 
If you yourself are not able to give, please spread the word to your networks. Please also consider volunteering to help on the day of the drive. Just let Patty know of your interest, and she'll sign you up!
 
For Your Prayers
 
For healing, strength, and protection:

Joyce Barnett, Sydney Betz, Connie Carpenter,
Phil Carroll, Chuck Cash and Jackie Jones,
Art Cipollone, Paula Clark, Bill Darnell,
Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell, Mary Anne Gordon, Warren Green, Michael Hackley, Ben Hull, Ann Johnson,
Todd Leonard, Joyce Nugent, Susan Parker, Christine Partin,
Carol Patterson, Carolyn Seaton, Gabi Shea, Ann Shelly,
Curt Shively, Sherry Sneed, Trudy Surut, Lina Verville,
Don Wasseman, Charlie and Sheila Wooters, Bea, Carmen, Katherine, and Nancy
 
Refugees and displaced persons
Those in the path of 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 in last week's tornadoes
 
 
Online Parish Calendar
 
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