Memorial Service for George Ott, Saturday, February 24 at 2pm: A celebration of George’s life will be held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 24, at 2pm. Prior to the service, there will be a time of visitation from noon to 2pm. A light reception will follow the service.
Ladies’ Night Out, Friday, February 23, 6pm: Come join us for good food and good conversation among women of all ages from St. Dunstan’s. This month we will meet at Nonno’s Italian Restaurant, 704 South Whitney Way in Madison. For more information, please contact Kathy Whitt or Debra Martinez.
Outreach Committee Meeting POSTPONED: The Outreach meeting originally scheduled for this Saturday morning has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, March 17, 8-10am.
Lenten All-Ages Worship, Sunday, February 25, 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. NOTE: Our 8am service always follows our regular order of worship.
Grace Shelter Dinner, Sunday, January 25, 7pm: Every fourth Sunday, a loyal group of St. Dunstan’s folk provides dinner for residents at the Grace Church shelter, and breakfast the next morning. See the signup sheet in the Gathering Area to help out. To learn more, talk with Rose Mueller.
Coffee Hosts Needed in March and April! Please consider being a coffee host. Talk with Janet Bybee for more information.
Altar Flower: March and April dates available! Honor a loved one or a special event with altar flowers. Reserve your special date by writing your dedication on the sign-up sheet. Suggested donation is $35. Write “flowers” on the memo line of your check or on the envelope containing cash, or donate online at donate.stdunstans.com.
The Psalms As Tools for Prayer, A Lenten Retreat for Women Saturday, March 10, 9:00am – 3:15pm, at St. Dunstan’s Church: The Rev. Tom McAlpine will focus on the psalms of petition and thanksgiving, exploring various ways these might enrich our conversations with God and our awareness of our world. Fr. McAlpine supplies in the Diocese and teaches Old Testament online for Fuller Theological Seminary. Cost: $20.00 – includes morning coffee and lunch. Registration deadline – March 6. Registration forms available in the Gathering Area. Questions – Connie Ott. Presented by Diocese of Milwaukee Episcopal Church Women.
THE WEEKS AHEAD….
Learn More about Stacking Pews, Saturday, March 3, 1pm: Our nave seating is in poor condition. As we consider updates and improvements, one possibility is to replace the chairs with portable, stackable pews. We hope to have two sample pews here soon for our consideration. On March 3, a representative of Luke Hughes Co., of London, will visit to tell us more about how this design has worked in other houses of worship, and answer our questions. Any interested members are welcome!
Birthday and Anniversary Blessings and Healing Prayers will be offered next Sunday, March 4, as is the custom for our first Sunday of the month.
MOM special Offering, Sunday, March 4: Next Sunday, half the cash in our offering plate and any designated checks will be given to Middleton Outreach Ministry’s food pantry. Here are a few of the current top-ten, most needed items: Canned chicken, salmon and tuna; pasta; baking mixes; nut butters; toilet paper and paper towels. Thank you for your generous support!
Evening Eucharist, Sunday, March 4, 6pm: Join us for a simple service as the week begins. All are welcome.
Monday Morning Art Group: Each Monday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 an adult group meets in the chapel area to share their creative arts and crafts projects, which might include drawing and painting to needlework. It’s become a wonderful time to share some of our personal history, or more recent experiences and/or challenges. Feel free to come along and join us! Because of improper ventilation for toxic materials, we ask that no paint solvents or smelly glues be required during this period.
Camp Webb 2018 (June 17 – 23) is accepting applications now! Camp Webb is an outdoor ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, for children and youth grades 3 through senior high. It is held at a camp outside Elkhorn, WI. Camp tuition is $400, with a deposit of $100 due at the time of registration. St. Dunstan’s offers $150 in aid to all our campers, with additional assistance possible; contact Rev. Miranda for financial assistance. Visit http://www.diomil.org/forming-disciples/children-youth-and-family-ministries/camp-webb/ for registration forms. Camp Webb IS EXPECTED TO FILL this year, so apply soon!
Diocesan Leadership Day, 9am – 3pm, February 24, Zion Episcopal Church, Oconomowoc: Come learn about the concept of discernment – seeking God’s guidance in big decisions and daily life. We’ll try out some tools of spiritual discernment for individual use, and for your church community to use together. Please let Rev. Miranda know by Feb. 9 if you’d like to attend; carpooling is possible.