Youth group this Friday in the parish center: middle high 5:30-7:30, senior high 7:00-9:30. Pizza and snacks provided! Contact Sharon for more information.
The funeral for Sharon Bloodgood will be on Saturday, March 7, at 2pm. All those who care for Sharon and her husband John are invited to attend. Members of the parish who would like to contribute to a light reception following the service, or help with set-up or cleanup, should contact Barbara Karst or Connie Ott.
Examen Talk, 9am, Sundays in Lent, starting March 8: The Examen is a simple and profound method of prayerful reflection on our own lives. At 9am on Sundays, March 8 through 29th, we’ll simply do the Examen together, prayerfully and conversationally. What were some good moments and hard moments of the past week, & what might they tell us about ourselves and about what God is doing in our lives?
Children’s Choir Rehearsal, immediately after 10am worship, March 8 and 15: Kids who would like to help learn and lead music at St. Dunstan’s are invited up to the music loft immediately after worship. (A snack will be waiting there; please let us know of any special dietary needs!) The kids will eat snack in the loft, then transition into their practice time. There will be a clear ending time for the practice, as well; we expect to wrap up around noon or shortly thereafter.
Spirituality of Parenting Lunch, Sunday, March 8, 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.
Madison-Area Julian Gathering, Wednesday, March 11, 1pm: 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 writings 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. For additional information, contact Susan Fiore, ObJN.
THE WEEKS AHEAD…
Taco/Potato Bar at the Parish Center on March 20, 6:00pm: Sponsored by the St. Dunstan’s Middle and High School Youth Groups. This is an opportunity to see the Parish Center which was renovated as part of the Open Door Project and meet our youth group members. This is also a fundraiser for the two mission trips our youth groups will be embarking on this summer.
Saturday Book Club, March 21, 10am: American Nations by Colin Woodard
According to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots. In American Nations he takes readers on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, offering a revolutionary and revelatory take on American identity, and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and continue to mold our future. From the Deep South to the Far West, to Yankeedom to El Norte, Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how each region continues to uphold its distinguishing ideals and identities today, with results that can be seen in the composition of the U.S. Congress or on the county-by-county election maps of the 2016 presidential election.
Dinner at Grace Shelter, March 22: Thank you to all of you who donated extra goodies for the Christmas time dinner. We have this dinner in March and again in June to finish out this calendar year. Presently we are serving about 120 men but during the summer it drops to about 80.
Would you like to pray with and for other St. Dunstan’s folk? Our Prayer Chain is an email list that receives updates about people and situations in need of prayer, in our parish and beyond. To join the list of people who receive these requests and holds them in prayer, email . You can also send prayer requests to the same address.
Camp Webb 2020 (June 21-27) 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 () or our treasure Val McAuliffe () for financial assistance. Camp Webb usually fills up, so register soon! Use this link:
Diocesan Prayer as we search for the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Milwaukee: Gracious and loving God in whom we live and move and have our being: we pray for your guidance and wisdom that we may faithfully follow your calling in our lives and as we as the Diocese of Milwaukee discern the calling of our twelfth bishop. We give you thanks for the ministry of Bishop Miller and his family, especially for the health that has been brought to our diocese through his leadership. We pray for those whom you have called to serve on our Standing, Search, and Transition Committees, and for those who will respond to your call to enter into discernment with us to be our next bishop. Give us all listening and prayerful hearts for this most important task. This we ask in the name of the One who said, “Come, follow me.” Amen.