Announcements, April 12

THIS WEEKEND…

“Ask A Priest Who’s Run A Capital Campaign!” Sunday, April 15, 9am: Father John Rasmus, a retired priest associate at St. Dunstan’s, led his former parish through a capital campaign a few years ago. If you have questions about what that was like, and would like to hear more about the challenges and the grace of the experience, come at 9am to talk with Father John.

Rector’s Discretionary Fund Offering, Sunday, April 15: 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.

Sunday School, Sunday, April 15, 10am: Next Sunday, our 3 year olds to kindergarten class will learn about the Good Shepherd & World Communion, while our Elementary classes will talk about the risen Jesus sharing a meal with his friends.

Spirituality of Parenting Lunch, Sunday, April 15, 11:30am: All who seek meaning in the journey of parenthood (at any age or stage) are welcome to come for food and conversation. Child care and a simple meal provided.

Evening Eucharist, Sunday, April 15, 6pm: Join us for a simple service as the week begins. All are welcome.

Young Adult Meetup at the Vintage, Sunday, April 15, 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.

Inquirers’ Class Beginning Soon: Would you like to participate in a study group that meets monthly to learn more about the Episcopal Church and way of faith, though discussion based on short books about aspects of the church such as history, teachings, approach to Scripture, spiritual practices, civic engagement, etc.? We will be gathering a group soon. People newish to the Episcopal Church, and longtime Episcopalians interested in going deeper, are welcome. If you’re interested, sign up in the Gathering Area or email office@stdunstans.com.

Watch “Call the Midwife” Together! Father John Rasmus and Shirley Laedlein invite you to join us as we watch and respond to the great BBC series “Call the Midwife.” We will watch the episodes every Sunday, at 7pm for the next 5 weeks. There will be a brief discussion after we watch the show. All are welcome!

THE WEEKS AHEAD…

Special Outreach presentation, Saturday, April 21, 9:30am: Guest speakers will talk about criminal justice reform and the work of the organization MOSES. All interested folk are welcome. A potluck breakfast (8am) and regular Outreach meeting (8:30am) precede the presentation.

Creation Care Annual Meeting, Sunday, April 22, 9am: All interested folk are invited to come talk about how our church and its people can live out our mission of Creation Care this year – at church and in our daily lives. Ideas welcome!

Grace Shelter Dinner, Sunday, April 22, 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.

Ladies’ Night Out, Friday, April 27, 6pm: Come join us for good food and good conversation among women of all ages from St. Dunstan’s. This month we’ll be celebrating the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog, at The Imperial Garden at 2039 Allen Blvd., Middleton, just across from St. D’s. For more information, or to arrange a ride, please contact Kathy Whitt or Debra Martinez.

Water is Life, April 27th, 7-9 pm @ St Francis House, 1011 University Ave.: St. Francis House is bringing together interfaith, academic, and Native People’s perspectives to discuss water rights and justice. John Floberg, Episcopal priest and an organizer of Clergy Standing with Standing Rock, comes from North Dakota to St Francis House as a special guest. Join us for his talk, additional perspectives, and a panel discussion to follow. This event is sponsored by St Francis House Student Episcopal Center and the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry; co-sponsored by Pres House, Badger Catholic and His House.

Last Sunday All Ages Worship, April 29, 10am: Our Last Sunday Worship this month will focus on our call to care for God’s creation. This service 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.

Spring Clean-Up Day, Sunday, May 6, 11:30am – 1pm: Join us after the 10am service to enjoy a time of shared work on our beautiful grounds, tidying them up and preparing for the growing season. A list of tasks will be posted in the Gathering Area ahead of time. Wear or bring your scruffy clothes and work gloves. Lunch will be provided!

Our Vacation Bible School this summer will be August 5 – 9! Our VBS meets in the evening – 5:30 to 7:30pm. We’ve got some great ideas cooking up for this year. If you’d like to help out, talk to Sharon Henes.

Women’s Mini Week 2018, “Courageous Women of God!” August 9-12 at Camp Lakotah in Wautoma, WI: Spread the Word, Ladies! You are invited to Women’s Mini Week, beginning at Thursday dinner, August 9th through Sunday brunch, August 12th. For registration materials and to answer questions, go to the website: www.womensminiweek.org or email to womensminiweek@gmail.com.