Saturday Book Club, August 3rd at 10am: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Getting a hard copy of the book: The Madison Central Library (next door to the Overture Center) has a Book Club section – located on the western end of the second floor. This section contains multiple copies of selected books. The next meeting’s book – The Ocean at the End of the Lane – is available in this section.
Birthday and Anniversary blessings and Healing Prayers will be given this Sunday, August 4, as is our custom on the first Sunday of the month.
MOM Special Offering, Sunday, August 4: This Sunday, half the cash in our offering plate and any designated checks will be given to Middleton Outreach Ministry’s food pantry. Thank you for your generous support!
All-Ages Evening Church Camp: God in Creation
August 4 – 8, 5:30 – 7:30
EVERYONE is invited to our Evening Church Camp! We’ll explore Scriptures that tell us about God, humanity, and the created order. We’ll learn, play, explore, and build together. Get to know one another and St. Dunstan’s grounds! Dinner is provided. Registration forms are in the Gathering Area. Please register soon so we can plan food and organize groups.
BRING YOUR OWN T-SHIRT! We will have a screen printing station where you can print our “God in Creation” logo on your own shirt (or bandana, or ….). Keep an eye out at the thrift store or department store for a plain shirt you’d like to bring. If you’re bringing a new shirt, please pre-wash it so that the inks adhere better.
A New Directory is Coming Out Soon! To help make sure this new directory is as correct and inclusive as possible, please take a look at the draft copy on the table in the Gathering Space. If corrections to your information are needed, please write them in. If all looks correct, please put a check mark by your name. To be included in the new directory if you are not already listed, please fill out one of the forms.
Copies of Just Mercy and a special Just Mercy Bookmark are now available for you to pick up in the gathering area. One side of the Bookmark shows original artwork by St. D’s own Bonnie Magnuson. The other side of the Bookmark lists all information regarding the Just Mercy discussion opportunities that begin on August 11. Everyone is welcome to pick up a Bookmark, whether you purchase a book copy or already have your own.”
THE WEEKS AHEAD…
Buildings & Grounds Meeting, Monday, August 12, 6 – 8pm: All interested folks are invited to Buildings & Grounds meetings (usually on first Mondays). We usually do small tasks around the building from 6 – 7, then meet to discuss needs & plans at 7pm.
Clergy Presence during Rev. Miranda’s Travel: Rev. Miranda will be away from church August 14 – 19 and 23-26. Father John Rasmus will celebrate and preach at St. Dunstan’s on Sunday, August 18, and Father Tom McAlpine will celebrate and preach on Sunday, August 25. If you need the care or counsel of a priest during Rev. Miranda’s absence, you may reach out to Father Tom or Father John Rasmus.
Madison-Area Julian Gathering, Wednesday, August 14, 1:00-2:45pm: What is a Julian Gathering? A Julian Gathering is open to everyone and you are welcome at all times. We support each other in the practice of contemplative prayer and contemplative spirituality, and have the quintessentially Anglican writing of St. Julian of Norwich at their core. They are for all who want to deepen their life of faith through the practice of contemplative prayer, for beginners as well as those already practicing. Each meeting includes time for contemplative prayer and reading/discussion of St. Julian’s revelations. Don’t worry if you’ve never practiced silent prayer before, we can set your mind at ease. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. For information, contact Susan Fiore, ObJN.
Green Habits Challenge Badge, July – September 2019: Part of our parish Creation Care Mission Statement invites us to pattern our daily lives as caretakers of Creation. Many of us are trying to make our daily habits “greener”, so let’s try together! Pick up a green leaflet under the big calendar in the Gathering Area or go to stdunstans.com/faith-practices/green-challenge-badge-summer-2019/ to see a list of eleven changes and challenges you could undertake. Complete five by the end of September to earn a badge!
Women’s Mini-Week, August 8 – 11: The annual miniweek for women will be held at Camp Lakotah, in Wautoma (center of the state) from Thursday evening through Sunday brunch August 8-11. The program is what YOU want to do. There are workshops, worship, music, beach time, puzzles, games, silent auction, conversation, walks in the woods, good food, new friends, old friends, conversation with the chaplain, massages(for a fee), nap time, books. The housing is indoor cabin with facilities nearby or lodges with semi-private or dorm rooms and facilities in the building. The cost of the weekend is $240 for the cabins, or $270 for the lodges. There are scholarships available. The title this year is “Where Friends Gather”. If you have questions there is info on the bulletin board and you can ask Dianne McCoy, Robin Ertl, Ellen Rishel, Laura Norby, Rose Mueller, Connie Ott for further information. Visit womensminiweek.org to learn more and make Mini-Week part of your summer plans.