SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Lenten Study Group – Growing a Rule of Life, 9am, & every Sunday in Lent: Sign up at ssje.org/ssje/growrule/ to receive the daily email prompts, and meet at 9am on Sundays for discussion.
All-Ages Worship, 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.
Poetry in Season, 11:30ish: Bring a poem that fits the season – in the church or the wider world – to share. Participants of all ages are welcome. We will share our poems in the Nave, after grabbing some Coffee Hour treats.
Middle School Lunch & Learn, 12-1pm: Rev. Miranda invites the 10-and-up youth of the parish to meet with her for lunch after church once a month. We’ll dig into faith, Scripture, life, and our questions about all three. We’ll wrap up by 1pm, and we can arrange rides home for the kids if needed.
Help feed the students! St Francis House Dinner, Sunday, February 28: We still need a non-vegetarian dish, and a side dish or two, to fulfill our commitment to provide dinner for the St. Francis House community this weekend. We are asked to provide food for up to 15 people, and we are invited to attend worship with the students at 5pm. If you can help, please contact Rev. Miranda.
Grace Shelter Dinner, 7pm: Every fourth Sunday, a loyal group of St. Dunstan’s folk provides dinner for resident at the Grace Church shelter, and breakfast the next morning. See the signup sheet in the gathering area to help out.
Easter Flower Sign-Up: If you would like to sign-up to sponsor and dedicate flowers for the Easter services, please see the yellow sheet in the Gathering Area. The deadline for dedications is Sunday, March 20. Thanks for your dedications and gifts!
Stations of the Cross in Lent, every Thursday at 7:15pm and every Friday at noon: We will walk the Stations of the Cross together in our nave. You may also walk and pray the Stations on your own at any time the church is open; call 238-2781 before you come. Our Stations booklet is based on Scripture and readings from Christian tradition.
Coffee Hosts needed for Special Easter Coffee, March 27! Please see the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area if you would like to bring something for the Easter coffee after the 10am service.
THE WEEKS AHEAD…
Lenten Retreat for Women, “Recognizing God’s Voice,” Saturday, March 5, 9:30am – 3:30pm, at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 670 East Monroe Avenue, Hartford, WI , Hartford, WI US 53027: The Rev. Paula Harris, rector at St. Luke’s, Madison and an active Spiritual Director, will lead this retreat for women. To register send $25 payable to Dio. Milwaukee ECW, along with your name, phone #, address, and parish affiliation to: Micki Hoffmann c/o 53 E. Rogers Street, Hartford, WI 53027. Deadline is March 1st. There will be a van leaving from St. Dunstan’s.
Backpack Snack Pack Prep, Sunday, March 6, 12noon: The kids and families of St. Dunstan’s are invited to prepare Backpack Snack Packs to help local school children from low-income households to have nutritious snacks available over the weekend. We’ll work in the Meeting Room at St. Dunstan’s following the 10am service. A meeting of the BPSP team will follow.
Evening Eucharist, Sunday, March 6, 6pm: A simple service before the week begins.
Towards Discipleship Conversations, February/March: How do we, the people of St. Dunstan’s, understand and live out discipleship, following Jesus in daily life? We’ll approach this big question through conversation about some smaller and simpler questions. Please participate and share your thoughts and experiences! The Towards Discipleship will be sharing our questions with many existing groups in the congregation over the next few weeks. There will also be two open sessions for anyone to attend:
Tuesday, March 8, 5:30 – 6:30pm (light dinner provided)
Sunday, March 13, 7 – 8pm (dessert provided)
Saturday, March 19, 12 – 1pm (light lunch provided)
If you’d like to hear more about this project and Rev. Miranda’s work with the Missional Leadership Cohort program, ask her at 238-2781. Thanks!
Madison-Area Julian Gathering, Wednesday, March 9, 7:15 – 9:00 PM at St. Dunstan’s: Open to all who want to deepen their life of faith through the practice of contemplative prayer. Each meeting includes time for contemplative prayer, fellowship, and reading/discussion of Julian’s book.
Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God, Thursday, March 10 – Kids & Families, 4 – 5:30pm; Adults, 6 – 8pm. We will share a simple dinner in between sessions, for participants in both groups. This event is both a crafting session and retreat for theological reflection on the themes of Lent. We will make crosses out of found objects. All skill levels are heartily welcomed. Thanks to those who have already contributed “found objects” for the project; more are welcome!
Spring Cleaning – on the inside of the Church, Sunday, March 13, 12-2pm, Hearty Coffee Hour 11:45am: Come and help get the Church ready for Easter and spring. We’ll have a hearty coffee hour at 11:45 am and then use a little elbow grease. To sign-up, see the task sheets in the Gathering Area.
“Palm Saturday”, Saturday, March 19, 10:30am – 12pm: Kids, parents, grandparents and friends are invited to make Easter crafts and communion bread, and to take part in a gentle, age-appropriate and participatory telling of the whole Easter story, presented by the youth and adults of our church. This event is best suited for kids ages 3 to 10; our Middle Schoolers are invited to help present the Easter pageant. All are welcome!
Vacation Bible School Dates Set! Vacation Bible School will take place from Sunday, July 31st – Thursday, August 4, from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Kids ages 3 – 10 are welcome to participate; kids 11 and up may participate as actors and helpers. We hope these dates are helpful to families making summer plans.