Category Archives: Worship

Bulletin, May 17

Here is the bulletin for this Sunday’s online gatherings for the people of St. Dunstan’s. It is the same for the 9am gathering and the 6:30pm gathering. NOTE: There are TWO versions. The first contains the full text of the reading and is in relatively large print. It fits on three pages. The second is in smaller type, and does not include full text of prayers, etc.  It fits on the front and back of one sheet of paper.

Bulletin, Sunday, May 17 (Full)

Bulletin, Sunday, May 17 (Smaller print)

The link for the Zoom gatherings is available in our weekly E-news, in our Facebook group St. Dunstan’s MadCity, or by emailing Rev. Miranda: .

THREE WAYS TO USE AN ONLINE BULLETIN…

  1. Print it out!
  2. Open the bulletin on one device (smartphone or tablet) while joining Zoom worship on another device (tablet or computer).
  3. On a computer, open the bulletin in a separate browser window or download and open separately, and view it next to your Zoom window.

Bulletin, May 10

Here is the bulletin for this Sunday’s online gatherings for the people of St. Dunstan’s. It is the same for the 9am gathering and the 6:30pm gathering.NOTE: There are TWO versions. The first contains the full text of the reading and is in relatively large print. It fits on four pages. The second is in smaller type, and does not include full text of prayers, etc.  It fits on the front and back of one sheet of paper.
Bulletin, Sunday, May 10 (Full version)

Bulletin, Sunday, May 10 (Short version)

The link for the Zoom gatherings is available in our weekly E-news, in our Facebook group St. Dunstan’s MadCity, or by emailing Rev. Miranda: .

THREE WAYS TO USE AN ONLINE BULLETIN…

  1. Print it out!
  2. Open the bulletin on one device (smartphone or tablet) while joining Zoom worship on another device (tablet or computer).
  3. On a computer, open the bulletin in a separate browser window or download and open separately, and view it next to your Zoom window.

Bulletin, Sunday, May 3

Here is the bulletin for this Sunday’s online gatherings for the people of St. Dunstan’s. It is the same for the 9am gathering and the 6:30pm gathering.

NOTE: There are TWO versions. The first contains the full text of the reading and is in relatively large print. It fits on four pages. The second is in smaller type, and does not include the reading text. It fits on the front and back of one sideways, folded sheet of paper.

May 3 Bulletin – Complete, 4 pages

May 3 Bulletin – Small Type for printing on single sheet

The link for the Zoom gatherings is available in our weekly E-news, in our Facebook group St. Dunstan’s MadCity, or by emailing Rev. Miranda: .

THREE WAYS TO USE AN ONLINE BULLETIN…

  1. Print it out!
  2. Open the bulletin on one device (smartphone or tablet) while joining Zoom worship on another device (tablet or computer).
  3. On a computer, open the bulletin in a separate browser window or download and open separately, and view it next to your Zoom window.

Bulletin, April 26

Here is the bulletin for this Sunday’s online gatherings for the people of St. Dunstan’s. It is the same for the 9am gathering and the 6:30pm gathering.

NOTE: There are TWO versions. The first contains the full txt of the reading and is in relatively large print. It fits on four pages. The second is in smaller type, and does not include the reading text. It fits on one sideways, folded sheet of paper.

, one with the reading and prayers included (3 pages), & one “short” version without the reading and prayers (2 pages) that may be convenient if you wish to print it out on the front & back of a single sheet of paper.

April 26 Bulletin – Full version (4 pages)

April 26 Bulletin – One double-sided sheet, small print

The link for the Zoom gatherings is available in our weekly E-news, in our Facebook group St. Dunstan’s MadCity, or by emailing Rev. Miranda: .

THREE WAYS TO USE AN ONLINE BULLETIN…

  1. Print it out!
  2. Open the bulletin on one device (smartphone or tablet) while joining Zoom worship on another device (tablet or computer).
  3. On a computer, open the bulletin in a separate browser window or download and open separately, and view it next to your Zoom window.

Bulletin, Sunday, April 19

Here is the bulletin for this Sunday’s online gatherings for the people of St. Dunstan’s. It is the same for the 9am gathering and the 6:30pm gathering. NOTE: There are two versions, one with the reading and prayers included (3 pages), & one “short” version without the reading and prayers (2 pages) that may be convenient if you wish to print it out on the front & back of a single sheet of paper.

Full Bulletin, April 19

Shorter Bulletin (2 Pages), April 19

The link for the Zoom gatherings is available in our weekly E-news, in our Facebook group St. Dunstan’s MadCity, or by emailing Rev. Miranda: .

THREE WAYS TO USE AN ONLINE BULLETIN…

  1. Print it out!
  2. Open the bulletin on one device (smartphone or tablet) while joining Zoom worship on another device (tablet or computer).
  3. On a computer, open the bulletin in a separate browser window or download and open separately, and view it next to your Zoom window.

Palm Liturgy, April 5

Here is the sheet to download for our Palm Worship, Sunday at 9:15am. We will also use some of this material at our Palm Sunday Vespers, an evening gathering (6:30pm)  for those who can’t join us in the morning.

Palm Liturgy Page 2020

PREPARE:  Sign or banner (on paper, fabric, whatever) proclaiming what you hope God’s new King will do! (Friend of St. Dunstan’s Father Jonathan Melton shares an idea for making a “palm” sign – this is a great option too; watch his video and follow along here!) You could also cut flowers or small branches to wave. The people of Jerusalem used palms because palms grew there. It’s appropriate to use whatever grows in plenty in your environment!

SERVICES
St. Dunstan’s Palm Procession, Zoom, 9:15AM: We’ll gather for the Palm Gospel & some music before our diocesan liturgy. Bring your Palm Sunday banners, signs, and palms (see below)!

Diocesan Worship with Passion Gospel, 10AM: Follow along on Facebook or Youtube. A link to download the bulletin will be sent out later this week.

St. Dunstan’s Palm Sunday Vespers, Zoom, 6:30PM: A simple evening gathering with sharing of palm banners (for those who couldn’t join the morning “virtual procession”) and time to pray together.

Need Zoom links to join our worship? Email Rev. Miranda at or ask to join our parish Facebook group, St. Dunstan’s MadCity. 

Holy Week Worship, 2020

This week is Holy Week, the most important week on the Christian calendar! We WILL hold Holy Week services, online. Scroll down for plans and times. Here are some ideas about preparing for Holy Week.

1. Gather and prepare some things to help you participate in our online liturgies. For each service, below, I suggest some items you might gather or prepare. These suggestions are not meant to feel like an assignment or a burden! Rather, I want us all to feel that we can create holy space wherever we are, and know that we are participants in, rather than viewers of, these special liturgies. Here’s the abbreviated list: Banners/signs & boughs; bread, wine or juice; ointment or balm; envelope, paper, & writing utensils; a cross; a special candle; a bowl of water; snacks and treats; bells & noisemakers. See list of liturgies for more detail.

2. Pray the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross are a practice of prayer that dwells with Jesus’ journey from his sentencing, until his body was laid in the tomb. You could sit in a quiet place and read and pray the Stations, or you might call them up on a smartphone and take them on a walk with you, pausing to read and pray as you move around your neighborhood. There are many online versions of the Stations. Here is the version we have used in recent years. 

3. With younger children, share the whole story. It’s important for younger kids to be reminded of the whole story before we begin Holy Week – so they know that it eventually has a joyful, triumphant ending. That’s more important than ever, this year! Here are some ways to do that:

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES

MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 9, 6PM
Try to be at the end of your dinner, more or less, at 6pm as we gather online for this service. (But it’s OK if you’re still finishing up!) Consider setting your table nicely and making this a special meal, whatever that means for you right now.  PREPARE:  Please have some bread and some red wine, grape juice, or another special drink set aside on your table, to use in our worship. Please have some ointment or balm for dry skin nearby.*  Please have an envelope (or special box or container), slips of paper that will fit in envelope or container, & writing utensils on hand.

Download the Maundy Thursday bulletin here.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 12PM & 7PM 
PREPARE: Find a cross, or make one; it can be as simple as two sticks and some twine.

Download the Good Friday bulletin here.

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS for KIDS, April 10, 4PM 
Nothing to gather; just join Rev. Miranda on Zoom! 

EASTER VIGIL, Saturday, April 11, 7PM
We are starting our Vigil early this year so that our younger members can join in the sharing of holy stories. The Vigil should be finished by around 8:30PM.  PREPARE: A special candle to light; a bowl of water (maybe a special bowl?); a special place prepared for listening to holy stories (cozy blankets? snacks? A fire in a fireplace?); Alleluia signs or banners; something that rattles (a container with pebbles or dry beans); bells & noisemakers (keyrings work well); perhaps some treat foods for a feast.

Download the Easter Vigil bulletin here. 

EASTER SUNDAY, April 12
Diocesan Easter liturgy, 10AM, on Youtube and Facebook.

Think about doing something on Easter Sunday that gives you joy and leans into the future. Plant something. Make a time capsule. Watch the sun rise, or set. Go someplace with water and celebrate your baptism. Blow some bubbles!

Compline Pages to Download

Use the links below to download PDF versions of the Order for Compline.  There are two versions. One follows the Book of Common Prayer (basically what you’d get by turning to page 127 in a prayer book). The second form has been adapted, including using materials from the St. Helena Psalter (used by permission), to avoid masculine language for God. You can use either – even when you are praying along with a Compline leader who is using the other form. Sometimes the rhythms of the words are a little different, but they’re really close.

You can use these documents by:

  • Downloading and printing them, and reading along on paper when joining an online Compline
  • Or, join Compline on your computer, then open the document on a Smartphone or tablet, and read along that way.

Compline, Prayer Book Form

Compline, Gender-Neutral Language

Sunday Worship, March 22

Our online worship for Sunday, March 22, will have slides that allow you to follow along with the service. However, you will want the lyrics to the songs. If you have a hymnal at home, they are hymns #470 and #676.

If you don’t, here is a sheet with just the song lyrics that you can print:

Songs for Sunday, March 22

If you’d prefer to follow along on paper instead of watching the slides, download and print this file for our Sunday worship. It has all prayer & reading texts, as well as song lyrics.

Complete Worship for Sunday, March 22

You can join worship at 10am (or anytime after 9:45) at this link, from a computer or smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/165872564

The service will also be live-streamed to Facebook, so you can join it on our church Facebook page, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church:

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church Facebook Page