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Wednesday's News from St. Dunstan's: September 29, 2021

Posted 3:47 PM
The News from
St. Dunstan's
September 28, 2021
From the Rector
You will show me the path of lie
(mixed media liturgical art by Sue Carroll)
Dear parishioners and friends of St. Dunstan's:
Thank you so much to those who worshipped with us, either in person or online, on Sunday. If you were not able to join us for worship in "real time," just click on this week's bulletin cover by Liturgical Artist-in-Residence Sue Carroll (above) and you will be taken to the recording on the St. Dunstan's YouTube channel. The text of this week's sermon may be found here.
Thank you, as well, to Deacon Mary Sebold for an informative and inspirational Adult Formation Forum after the service, entitled "Exactly What is a Deacon?" If you were not able to attend Sunday's presentation and are interested in learning more about the Diaconate in the Episcopal Church, please reach out to Mary directly. She would be delighted to talk to you!
Finally, this comes as a reminder to join Mary and other parishioners tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. on Zoom to discuss ways in which St. Dunstan's might help support Afghan refugees. All are welcome to come learn more about the ever-evolving situation and discern together how we might extend our hands in love to our sisters and brothers in tremendous need. Please see the box below for further information.
Wishing you every blessing for a peaceful evening and a joy-filled week,
The Rev. Patricia Phaneuf Alexander, Rector
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Tomorrow, September 29
10:30 a.m. (via Zoom)
Join us as we continue our study of the Gospel of Mark.
No preparation or previous Bible Study participation is necessary...You are welcome at any time!
(Meeting ID: 326 468 549) to participate.
The class also will be recorded and made available later in the day for those who cannot participate in the morning.
Afghan Ministry Organizational Meeting
Tomorrow Evening, September 29
7-8 p.m. (via Zoom)
Let’s begin to discern how we, as a parish and community, can best help Afghan refugees who are coming to our area! We will meet by Zoom for background and brainstorming.
To join the meeting, please use this link:
(Meeting ID: 833 2545 4724)
Contact Deacon Mary for more information.
The Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 3
(The Feast of St. Francis)
4 p.m.
Outdoors at St. Dunstan's
In observance of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, join us for the Blessing of the Animals and All Creation this Sunday, October 3, at 4 p.m.! Stop by the church grounds (or, in the event of rain, the Parish Hall) with your pet, a picture of a pet, or even your favorite stuffed animal as we give thanks for the gift of Creation and ask God’s blessing on the beloved animals in our lives. We will be joined by our neighbors from Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, and there will be treats for pets and humans alike.
All creatures, great and small, are welcome...and in the interest of keeping the peace, we do ask that animals be leashed, crated, or otherwise appropriately restrained.
Thank you!
"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
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, Warren Green, Tyler Holt, Ben Hull,
Todd Leonard, Joyce Nugent, Carol Patterson, 
Dorothy Phaneuf, 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 he rest in peace, and rise in glory:
Connor Gamma
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