Announcements, July 17

SUNDAY, JULY 17…

Between Church, 9:15am: Come try out simple outdoor worship between our two regular services. We gather at the stone altar to sing one or two simple songs, listen to the day, and share some brief reflections on spiritual practice in daily life. We will also meet July 24, and 31. Between Church can be an enrichment to one of our regular Sunday services at 8am and 10am, or you can just come for Between Church.

Rector’s Discretionary Fund Offering: Half the cash in our collection plate, and any designated checks, will go towards the Rector’s Discretionary Fund this day and on every third Sunday. This fund is a way to quietly help people with direct financial needs, in the parish and the wider community. Please give generously.

Charles Rishel’s 90th Birthday Party, 1pm: Everyone is invited to get together for Charles Rishel’s 90th birthday party today at Badger Prairie Park in Verona. Invites and directions are in the Gathering Area. All are welcome as St Dunstan’s is part of his extended family.

Evening Eucharist, 6pm: Join us for simple service before the week begins. All are welcome.

Younger Adults Meetup at the Vintage, 7pm: The younger adults of St. Dunstan’s are invited to join us for conversation and the beverage of your choice, at the Vintage Brewpub on South Whitney Way. Friends and partners welcome too.

Middle School Youth Group Trip Sponsorships: Our Middle School Youth are taking a trip together this summer! They’ll spend July 25-28 in service projects, fun activities, fellowship, and worship. Members of the parish are invited to contribute at any level to help cover the costs of the trip. Simply write “Youth Trip” on the memo line of your check, or as a note with your online donation at donate.stdunstans.com.

Summer Thursday Evening Eucharist and Supper, 5:30-7pm: Got weekend plans? Come to church Thursday evening for an informal Eucharist (outdoors, if weather permits!) and simple meal. Starting June 16, our Thursday evening Sandbox Worship will include an informal Eucharist every week. We also plan to worship outdoors as much as possible. All ages very welcome; dinner provided.

Last Sunday Worship Service, Sunday, July 24, 10am: Our Last Sunday worship is intended especially to help kids (and grownups who are new to our pattern of worship) to engage and participate fully. This Sunday our theme is God-in-creation. NOTE: Our 8am service always follows our regular order of worship.

SUMMER STUDY – TOBIT: A TALE OF TWO FAMILIES…

Creating Sets: Illustrating the Book of Tobit Art Workshop with Artist James Bellucci, Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 2 – 4pm:  James Bellucci is an artist and art educator who works by creating dioramas from two- and three-dimensional objects, then photographing them. Adults and older kids (10 and up) of St. Dunstan’s are invited to work with James to create a diorama based on the Biblical book of Tobit, the same book we are working with in our Evening Bible & Arts Camp for kids. Please sign up in the Gathering Area; we can only accommodate 15 people. Participants should be able to attend both sessions. Check out James’s work at http://www.jamesbellucci.com.

Bible Study – Tobit: A Tale of Two Families, Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 – 8pm: The book of Tobit is a little-known, but well worth knowing, book from the part of the Bible known as the Apocrypha. It’s a rollicking adventure tale about God’s grace at work in ordinary lives, with some surprising depths in its themes. This gathering is an opportunity for the adults of our parish to study the same story that will be the focus of our kids’ Evening Bible & Arts Camp this summer. Thomas McAlpine, an Old Testament scholar, will guide our conversation. Light dessert will be served. All are welcome! Please read the Book of Tobit before coming – it takes less than an hour. You can find it in some Bibles, or online here (use the link at the bottom of the page to advance chapters): http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=334746665

The Book of Tobit: A Boy Went on a Journey Evening Bible & Arts Camp, 5:30 – 7:30pm, July 31 – August 4. We are designing our own VBS this year, on the book of Tobit, a rousing story of faith, adventure, risk, romance, and mystery, from a part of the Bible known as the Apocrypha. Drama, art, and outreach will be integrated into our curriculum. Kids ages 3 to 10 are welcome to participate; need not be members of St. Dunstan’s. Registration forms are in the Gathering Area and on our website! Help spread the word!

IN THE COMMUNITY…

The Haiti Project, Sunday, July 17 at St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield from 1:00-5:00 pm: The Haiti Project is celebrating 30 years of partnership with St. Marc’s School and Health Clinic in Jeannette, Haiti this year.  Please join us to welcome our Haitian guests:  Priest-in-Charge, Pere Jean Lenord Quatorze; School Administrator, Eloi Rodolph; Former St. Marc’s Teacher, Mireille Eloi; and their sons, Jacob and Ralph. We also welcome Norly Germain, a former St. Marc’s student who now lives in Rhode Island. Please join us in welcoming our guests so they are aware of the depth and breadth of support for St. Marc’s in Wisconsin. For more information, please contact Heidi Ropa at (608) 235-9393.

40th Annual Women’s Mini Week – Surprised by Joy! – August 11 – 14, 2016, Camp Lakotah, Wautoma, Wisconsin: This is your time to retreat from your everyday routines, to allow discoveries and friendships to refresh you, to find comfortable activity or blissful quiet. Registration forms are in the Gathering Area. For more information, see the website at www.womensminisweek.org.

Storytelling & Drama Workshop for Children 5-11 years, Saturday, August 13, 9am-1pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: Do your children like stories? If so, they are invited to St Luke’s (4011 Major Avenue, Madison), summer Saturday Worship where they will write, rehearse, create props, and produce their own original plays on the topic of PEACE. Parents are welcome to drop off their kids or hangout. Performance for family and friends will be at 12:30pm. Lunch for participants and all guests is at 1pm. For more information or to register for the workshop and/or lunch, email Hollywalterkerby@gmail.com by August 9, 2016. Spaces are limited. Suggested donation is $5.00.

The Haiti Project meeting, Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 pm at St. Andrew’s, 1833 Regent Street: The Haiti Project is preparing a travel group for time in the community of Jeannette, Haiti in November. The travel dates are November 11-20. We will be meeting at St. Andrew’s in Madison in August 17, and will have monthly meetings up to our travel date. The cost of the trip is $1000. Airfare is separate. Our time in Haiti will be spent listening, learning and growing in relationship with our partners. There will be hands-on tasks as well. The Haiti Project is a 30-year ministry of the Diocese of Milwaukee. Please consider joining us in becoming a thread in the tapestry of this long relationship. For more information contact Heidi Ropa at (608) 235-9393 or email at info@haitiproject.org.