Ladies’ Night Out, Friday, July 22, 6pm: Join our monthly get-together as we dine at area restaurants and enjoy good conversation among women of all ages from St. Dunstan’s. This month we will meet at Via Dolce at 1828 Parmenter in Middleton.
Between Church, Sunday, July 24, 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 31. Between Church can be an enrichment to one of our regular Sunday services at 8 and 10am, or you can just come for Between Church.
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.
Grace Shelter Dinner, Sunday, July 24, 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.
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.
THE WEEKS AHEAD…
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 .
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, focusing 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!
Summer Choir on First Sundays, August 7: Come at 9am to learn some simple music to share as part of our 10am worship. Young singers and adult singers with no previous choir experience are especially invited! You should be able to read text, and be ready to begin to learn to read music. Talk with our Organist & Choir Director, Martin Ganschow, to learn more. The last summer choir is on September 4.
0th 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.
IN THE COMMUNITY…
Agrace to Offer Weekly Grief Support Group in August: Agrace HospiceCare will offer a grief support opportunity in August at its Madison campus, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway. Bridges Weekly Support Group is held every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This ongoing group is for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Pre-registration is not required.
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 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 .