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Wednesday's News from St. Dunstan's: October 6, 2021

Posted 4:00 PM
 
The News from
St. Dunstan's
 
October 6, 2021
Wednesday
 
 
This Sunday, October 10
 
10 a.m.
Celebration of Holy Eucharist 
with Children's Chapel and
October Birthday and Anniversary Prayers
 
Outdoors on the St. Dunstan's Grounds (weather-permitting)
 
Come worship together in the beauty of God's Creation this Sunday! Children will be invited to join Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Elise Flick for Children’s Chapel during the Liturgy of the Word (readings and sermon); they will return to their parents before the Peace.
 
If you are planning to attend Sunday's in-person service, please consider signing up as a liturgical participant (reading, leading prayers, setting up/cleaning up, etc.) by using this link.
 
In the event of rain, the service will move indoors; we will communicate any change via email by 7 a.m. on Sunday.
 
 
This week we welcome
The Reverend Jenifer Gamber as our special guest preacher. Jenifer+ is on the Bishop’s staff at the Diocese of Washington, serving as Director of the School for Christian Faith and Leadership and Tending Our Soil Thriving Congregations Initiative.
 
Please come meet Jenifer+ and learn more about what God is doing in and through the Diocese of Washington - including
St. Dunstan's!
 
Coats for Afghan Refugees
 
 
“…I was naked and you gave me clothing.” Matthew 25:36
 
Fall is here, and many newly arrived Afghan refugees undergoing in-processing at U.S. military bases need warm winter coats. ADAMS Center (All Dulles Area Muslim Society) in Sterling, Virginia is collecting 13,000 new or gently used and clean(ed) winter coats for men, women, and children in all sizes. Can you help?
 
If you would like to participate, please drop off your donation(s) at the St. Dunstan's Parish Office by no later than close of business on October 13. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment; coats also may be brought to church this Sunday, October 10. St. Dunstan's staff will deliver the community's contributions to the ADAMS Center, and we could use help! Alternatively, coats may be mailed directly to 20904 Sandstone Square; Sterling, VA 20165 by October 15. 
 
Thank you for supporting our new Afghan neighbors! 
 
Recording of Today's Bible Study
We now record our Zoom sessions for those interested in following along with our weekly Wednesday Bible Study but unable to join us at that time.
 
Please click the image above for the link to today's class.
 
Small Group Meetings this Weekend
 
Men's Group and Soul Sisters
Saturday Morning, October 9
The Men's Group will meet in person at the church beginning at 9 a.m. and will finish by 10:30.  Bagels will be provided. For more information about the St. Dunstan's Men's Group, please reach out to John Wyss.
 
Soul Sisters, the St. Dunstan's Women's Discussion Group, will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom. 
 
This week our topic will be what Patty has been preaching on this fall: Baptism. What do we remember about Baptism? What have we heard that Baptism means that doesn't strike as us quite right? Or, what says it well? What does it mean to us today?
 
Join the meeting using this link (Meeting ID: 705 712; Passcode: 266823). All St. Dunstan's women - and friends! - are welcome to participate. To learn more, please be in touch with Sue Carroll.
 
St. Dunstan's Book Group in October
Join the
St. Dunstan's Book Group on
Thursday, October 14
1:30 p.m.
(via Zoom)
 
This month's selection is The Nest,
by  Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.
 
All are welcome! For more information about Book Group, please reach out to Donna Alvarez

 
"Art to Lift Spirits" Exhibit Continues through October 29
Sundays from
11 a.m.-noon
Weekdays from
10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
 
Pieces are available for sale,
with 50% of the proceeds going to
St. Dunstan’s.
 
Coming Soon: Readiness 360
Online
Congregational Survey
Open October 15-29
 
Please watch this space
for the link beginning Oct. 15!
 
 
For Your Prayers
 
For healing, strength, and protection:

Joyce Barnett, Sydney Betz, Connie Carpenter, Phil Carroll, 
Chuck Cash and Jackie Jones, Paula Clark and Andrew McLean, Bill Darnell, Kenny Farnsworth, Maddie Fennell,
Mary Anne Gordon, Katy Greco, Warren Green,
Michael Hackley, Ben Hull, Todd Leonard, Joyce Nugent,
Carol Patterson, Curt Shively, Sherry Sneed, Trudy Surut, Lina Verville, Don Wasseman, Charlie and Sheila Wooters, Bea, Carmen, Katherine, Nancy, the Wood Family, and
the Gamma Family
 
The peoples of Afghanistan and Haiti
The victims of recent natural disasters
All those battling COVID and those who care for
and about them
 
May they rest in peace, and rise in glory:
 
Army Pfc. Patrick J. Fernandez
Army Sgt. Damionia Lott
serving in our nation's Armed Forces
 
 
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