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Worship with St. Dunstan's Tomorrow: October 2, 2021

Posted 3:52 PM
The News from
St. Dunstan's
October 2, 2021
Tomorrow's Service
Sunday, October 3 ~ 10 a.m.
Celebration of Holy Eucharist
with Children's Chapel
Outdoors on the St. Dunstan's Grounds (weather-permitting)
Come share Communion 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 a Children’s Chapel Service during the Liturgy of the Word (readings and sermon); they will return to their parents before the Peace. Following worship, please stay for a few minutes of Coffee and Fellowship.
Be sure to dress comfortably and bring your lawn chair, if possible. While masks are always welcomed and encouraged, they are not required outdoors for those who are fully vaccinated.
Note: Beginning this week, Communion Bread will be distributed directly into congregants' hands by the Celebrant (without contact). Consecrated Wine still will be distributed in individual cups.
Tomorrow's service also will be live-streamed on the St. Dunstan's Facebook page. If you are joining us online, the service bulletin may be found here
Printable Children's Activity Pages
(based on this week's lessons):
St. Francis Sunday
Blessing of the Animals and All Creation
4 p.m.
Outdoors at St. Dunstan's
(Rain location: Parish Hall)
Come give thanks for the gift of Creation as we ask God’s blessing on the beloved animals in our lives. Bring your pet, a picture of a pet, or even your favorite stuffed animal!
There will be treats and certificates for pets
and an activity for children.
All creatures, great and small, are welcome...and in the interest of keeping the peace, we ask that animals be leashed, crated, or otherwise appropriately restrained.
Thank you!
October is Pumpkin Time!
Ready to buy pumpkins?
Visit the Pumpkin Patch
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill
3606 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA !
The Immanuel Pumpkin Patch is a venerable tradition in the DC area: For the past 28 years, Immanuel parishioners have worked together to sponsor this signature fundraiser for Outreach.
One hundred percent of Pumpkin Patch proceeds go to more than 25 local, national, and international organizations that directly support feeding, housing, educating, and caring for the most vulnerable. (In 2020 the Pumpkin Patch netted more than $80,000 for Outreach funding!)
The Immanuel Pumpkin Patch offers all sizes of pumpkins grown by Navajo farmers, from small hand-held “spookies” to very large pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns; prices start at $1 and go up based on size. Also for sale are beautiful gourds, delicious home-made soups and baked goods, and autumn- and Halloween-themed crafts. For directions or more information, please speak to Patty...She lives there!
Visitors to the Pumpkin Patch are strongly encouraged to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, to protect those who cannot be vaccinated yet.
Small Group Meetings Next Saturday
Men's Group and Soul Sisters
Saturday, 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. Join the meeting using this link (Meeting ID: 705 712; Passcode: 266823). All St. Dunstan's women - and friends! - are welcome to join this time of prayer, reflection, connection, and support. For more information about the Soul Sisters, please email 
St. Dunstan's Book Group:
October's Selection
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
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, 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
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