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May 21, 2014
St Dunstan’s Weekly
Dear Reader,

To be honest, I have struggled in deciding on what to write this week. One part of me wants to tell you all about the wonderful visit with Fr. Noe and his wife Sherly. Also, I want to share how incredible the benefit for our organ project is going to be at Hidden Valley with great music, food, wine and delectable non-alcoholic beverages on Saturday evening. There’s a parish forum on Sunday, and a women’s tea the next weekend. These are all great things!
I will just say please read on. These efforts are coming together with astounding synergy, and I am in awe of the gifted and inspired leadership of this parish and all that it is accomplishing.
God is truly present in this place, and is filling our parish life with rich blessings.


Community, Flavor & Harmony

 Join us for

Community, Flavor & Harmony

a fundraiser for our organ project at 

Hidden Valley

Saturday, May 24, 5:30 pm

This community-wide, foodie event will raise money for our new organ, and will feature the food of great local chefs from Passionfish, La Balena, Will’s Fargo, Mundaka, and Carmel Valley Ranch, and wine by Bernardus, Scheid, Heller, and many others!

Entertainment will include performances by Pete & Anne Sibley, Nicola & Tyler Reilly, and Bob Phillips. John Panning, the tonal director for Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, will also be there to give a presentation about the instrument.


For more information, click here

Tickets are only $45!

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

or call the church office



Become a Cookie Monster


“Cookie Monsters” 
The New Cookie & Coffee Ministry
In response to the increasing need for goodies at our fellowship and coffee time, we are creating a new ministry for those who feel called to bring goodies and make coffee while remaining behind the scenes.  
We go through about 9 dozen cookies each week!  Cookie Monsters can sign up to bring some of those cookies or all of them.  Or you can sign up to make the coffee and do the clean up afterwards. (Instructions provided!)
“Cookies” don’t have to be cookies.  They can be home made.  They can be store bought.  Something that is a manageable size and can be eaten with your fingers works best.
If you want to become a Cookie Monster, sign up on the Welcome Table this Sunday or contact the church office for more information.

Final Parish Forum This Sunday

Our last parish forum for planning our future will be this Sunday, May 25, at 11:00 AM, immediately following our 10 AM worship service. We seek your answers to “What at St. Dunstan’s are we doing now that God wants us to do better?” and “What new work is God calling us to do at St. Dunstan’s?”

Your suggestions to these and other related questions are extremely important to the future of St. Dunstan’s. Please plan to join us in discussing your thoughts and those of others this Sunday. This meeting should be short. All are invited, particularly new members who bring rich experiences from their prior church activities. Even visitors are welcome to participate!

George Lockwood, Chair Stewardship Committee


Haiti Luncheon a Smashing Success!


The theater seating, created by Barbara Brooks, and the meal without utensils, created by Grace Merrill and crew, combined with a great parish turn-out, made for a wonderful time to hear from Perè Noé and get an update on our ministry at St. Andre’s School.

The event followed a week of intense meetings and informal social activities with Perè Noé, his wife Sherly and the Haiti Team. From the Aquarium and Carmel Mission, to CHOMP and Point Lobos, plus visits to St. Dunstan’s Preschool and All Saints Day School, we gave our guests the grand tour.

As Perè Noé said in his Sunday sermon, “the kingdom of God is never finished,” so too with the work of our Haiti Team. We know that our work will never be done, but we put one foot in front of the other, and get to places we never dreamed possible. Please join us. We always need fresh hands and new ideas. Contact any Haiti Team member or the office to let us know of your interest. Thanks to everyone for your support!

St. Andre’s Links


Women’s Tea

Women’s Tea 
Sunday, June 1st
11:30 am Mothersill Hall
Don’t miss this fun event!
All women are invited.  There are sign up lists on the Welcome Table to help with food or to host a table or simply to come.
Bring a friend!
Questions? Email Liz bukavugirl@aol.com

Summer Fun: Are You Ready?

Thanks to those who signed up last week, “Summer of Fun” is off to roaring start!  Here’s what we have so far:
June 15   “Something for Dad”    Corliss Kelly
June 22   “Wildlife Puppets”        Ann Clarke
June 29   “Respect for the Flag”  Shelby Lambert
July 6      “Meet Dr. Seuss!”        Dottie Little
Summer Fun
If you would like to be part of the fun,
 there are still spots to be filled.  

Whatever it is, we welcome your gift, and invite you to sign up 
this Sunday at the Welcome Table!  All you need is something you love to do, and to love children.  Maybe you have a special collection you’d like to share, or you love nature, or you would like to teach the children a subject you know a lot about.  
If you have any questions about how this works, please contact Marcia Lockwood at revmlockwood@gmail.com


Youth Movie Night: this is not a mistake :)

St. Dunstan’s Youth Ministry Presents


When you get a second chance,  take it.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Saturday, May 31

5 – 8 pm

Rated PG

Sometimes day-to-day life gets in the way of doing what we really want to do.  And that was the case for some people last month who had to miss our presentation of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and this movie is simply too good to miss!

Walter Mitty’s life might be called pathetic, yet he finds the courage to step out of that pathos and to accept the adventures that life sets before him.  And when he sees his old self through his new eyes (and literally through the lens of his hero), what does he see?  “Quintessence.” 


Bring some friends or come by yourself,

even if you have no connection to St Dunstan’s.

As always, dinner will be provided.

Stay in touch with all things Youth:

In This Issue
Community, Flavor & Harmony
Calling for Cookie Monsters
Final Parish Forum This Sunday
Haiti Luncheon a Big Success
St. Andre’s Links
Women’s Tea: June 1
Summer Fun: Are You Ready?
Youth Movie Night: May 31

2      Lee Collins

Alma Swiers

5      Ruth Louis

8      Richard Chastain

9      Maggie Short

10    Cooper Olin

11    Kathy Lueders

12    Carol Habermann

15    Melissa Pavloff

17    Dario Melicia

18    Carlos Piña

23    Zealyn Roth

Bill Solms

25    Jack Webb

29    Mila McGonigle

31    Dottie Little




Wednesday, May 21

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

               with Healing

11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

4:00 pm  Choir Rehearsal

5:15 pm  Handbell Choir

Thursday, May 22

4:00 pm  Vestry Meeting

Friday, May 23

12:00 pm Organ recital

St. Paul’s Salinas

Saturday, May 24

10:00 am Mid Valley Garden HOA

5:30 pm  Community, Flavor

& Harmony

Sunday, May 25

8:00 am  Holy Eucharist

8:30 am  Choir Rehearsal

9:00 am  Bible Discussion Group

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

11:30 am Choralettes

Haiti Team

Parish Forum

7:00 pm  AA

Monday, May 26

~ Memorial Day ~

5:00 pm  EfM

Tuesday, May 27

10:00 am  Staff Meeting

11:15 am  Grief Group

12:30 pm  Bible Discussion Group

8:00 pm    AA

Wednesday, May 28

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

               with Healing

11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

4:00 pm  Choir Rehearsal

5:15 pm  Handbell Choir

Thursday, May 29

Friday, May 30

12:00 pm Organ recital

St. Paul’s Salinas

Saturday, May 31

9:30 am  Stewardship Planning

5:00 pm  Youth Movie Night

Sunday, June 1

8:00 am  Holy Eucharist

8:30 am  Choir Rehearsal

9:00 am  Bible Discussion Group

10:00 am Holy Eucharist

11:30 am Choralettes

Women’s Tea

7:00 pm  AA


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Organ Recitals
Fridays at Noon
St Paul’s Salinas


You are warmly invited to attend a free pipe organ recital at St Paul’s Church, Salinas each Friday at noon. Click here to view the flyer and learn more!

Lectionary for this Sunday

The Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 25, 2014 

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Acts 17:22-31

Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, `To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him– though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For `In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,


`For we too are his offspring.’


Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”


Psalm 66:7-18 Jubilate Deo

7  Bless our God, you peoples; *

make the voice of his praise to be heard;

8  Who holds our souls in life, *

and will not allow our feet to slip.

9  For you, O God, have proved us; *

you have tried us just as silver is tried.

10 You brought us into the snare; *

you laid heavy burdens upon our backs.

11 You let enemies ride over our heads;

    we went through fire and water; *

but you brought us out into a place of refreshment.

12 I will enter your house with burnt-offerings and will pay you my vows, *

which I promised with my lips and spoke with my mouth when I was in trouble.

13 I will offer you sacrifices of fat beasts with the smoke of rams; *

I will give you oxen and goats.

14 Come and listen, all you who fear God, *

and I will tell you what he has done for me.

15 I called out to him with my mouth, *

and his praise was on my tongue.

16 If I had found evil in my heart, *

the Lord would not have heard me;

17 But in truth God has heard me; *

he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

18 Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer, *

nor withheld his love from me.


1 Peter 3:13-22

Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you– not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.



John 14:15-21

Jesus said to his disciples, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.


“I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”



Sunday Lay Servers

View the entire Lay Server schedule online

8 o’clock Eucharist

Lay Leader: Dede White


10 o’clock Eucharist


OT & Psalm: George Lockwood 

Epistle: Marian Mizelle

Prayers: Bette Nybakken
Chalice Bearers: Barbara Brooks & Pam Gallaway
Head Crucifer: Chase Melich

Ushers: Karen Deaton & Hal Snellgrose


Greeters: TBD

Name Tags: Nancy & John Vera

Godly Play

Story Teller: Marcia Lockwood

Greeter: Sarah Wood


Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God 

in memory of Anne McFarlane by Alison McFarlane

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church | P.O. Box 101 | Carmel | CA | 93924



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