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February 11, 2015
St Dunstan’s
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Dear Reader,

In the old days, people thought of Lent as a time for suffering. (The default Lenten practice, of course, is to give up chocolate!) But there is a restorative element to Lent that I would like to hold up as well, which is that we take this season as an opportunity to grow.

As I said in my sermon a few days ago, you might take a look at what you are carrying around with you, and see what things you can shed. Or on the flip side, you might think of something that will help align your feet on the path, like taking on some simple spiritual practice. There are all sorts of creative ways of going about this. The point is, when you make a conscious choice to do some sort of practice each day, you get to have that daily reminder. Faith is a daily walk. A daily choice. A daily motion of returning to God.

Each time you take that intentional action to take on, or to give up, you are going to grow a little bit. You might even do this by giving up chocolate, but do it knowing that your goal is to grow and not merely to suffer. Then when Easter arrives at the end of your Lenten journey, it will really be meaningful and joy-filled!

This Lent we are also going to have a study series around a soup supper every Wednesday night! Marcia and I will be team-teaching it, and we’ll cover the basics of church life, history, the Bible and the meaning of baptism and communion. We will also offer participate in a sampling of practical spiritual exercises which you may find useful as tools in your own life of faith.

We will keep the meal very simple (soup and salad) and will be recruiting some people to help with the hospitality portion of these nights. Please sign up if you are interested! It will serve as confirmation preparation for anybody who would like to be confirmed this year!

Blessings,

Rob+

PS: Here is that sermon I mentioned: click here.

 

Just a Few Tickets Left!
 
There are just a few tickets left for these shows.
or call 831-624-6646 between 9 am & 1 pm.
 

St. Dunstan’s is proud to host

An Evening with Edwin Huizinga

and friends

in a Carmel Bach Festival Concert

Thursday, February 12

concerts at 5:30 & 8 pm

Festival violinist Edwin Huizinga is joined by Ian Scarfe (piano) and William Coulter (guitar).
Edwin, Ian and William will be performing music from the
last four hundred years including Bach, Brahms, Ravel,
John Adams, and Celtic music.

 

Laissez les bons temps rouler!
  
Save the date for a traditional
Mardi Gras Celebration!
Tuesday, February 17
6 pm
Gumbo will be flowing along with the good times as we celebrate life and prepare for Lent.

 

 

Haiti Team Meeting This Week
  

Haiti Team Meeting this week.

All are welcome.

Mothersill Hall, 11:30

Sunday, February 15

 

 

Lent Madness is Coming to St. Dunstan’s!
  

What is Lent Madness, 

you may ask?

The format is straightforward: thirty-two saints are placed in a tournament-style single elimination bracket.  Each pairing remains open for twenty-four hours, while people vote on-line each day of Lent for their favorite saint.  Eliminating saints as you go, finally the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo, on Wednesday, April 1, during Holy Week.

This is something for fun that comes out of the wonderful Episcopal publishing ministry called Forward Movement. (They publish the popular “Day by Day” booklets.) Thousands of people participate in Lent Madness each year.

Each person who signs up will receive a booklet entitled, The Saintly Scorecard, which contains the biographical sketches, including a collect for each one, and much more.

Look for the sign up sheet this Sunday during coffee hour.  Booklets will be available for those who sign up.

 

Lenten Study & Soup Supper Series
  

This series will be team-taught by our priests, Rob & Marcia,

as a refresher on the spirituality of the Episcopal Church

and Confirmation preparation for those who desire it.

Wednesdays, 6-8 pm

February 25 through March 25

Sign up on the Welcome Table to attend

or to help provide the meal.

 

 

What’s Happening in the Biblical Garden?
  

Right now the beautiful orange spikes of the aloe are blooming.  Historically, aloes go back thousands of years for both medical and cosmetic uses. (Cleopatra used it on her skin). Now there are many lotions have have aloe in them.  At the time of Jesus aloe was used in burial practices.

“And they took the body of Jesus and wound it in linen clothes with spices and aloes as in the manner of the Jews to bury.”  – John 19

 

Athena Cafe Supporting Organ Project
  

Athena Café

315 Mid Valley Center

will donate 10% of your bill to
St. Dunstan’s Church Organ Fund

through the month of February.

Just mention St. Dunstan’s Church to Mykel, and he will take care of the rest!

 

Visit their website

Come in for lunch or dinner and enjoy delicious home made

Mediterranean-American cuisine

Open 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

 

Youth Movie Night: ?

 

Help Select the Movie!

Saturday, February 28

5 – 8 pm

Our next Youth Movie Night will be February 28th, and Louis needs help selecting a title to watch.

So submit your movie recommendations however you like — email, text, voicemail, telling him in person, or even by writing your suggestion on a $20 bill.

The only requirements: movies must be rated PG-13 or less.

Submit Your Movie

Dinner is always provided.

 

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In This Issue
Just a Few Tickets Left!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Haiti Team Meeting This Week
Lent Madness is Coming!
Lenten Study & Soup Supper Series
News from the Biblical Garden
Athena Cafe Helping Organ Fund
Youth Movie Night: ?
FEBRUARY
BIRTHDAYS

9     Lisa Ireland

10   Tammy Hawkins

11   Kim Murray

12   Sue Masters

22   Courtney Shevelson

23   Dick Merrill

28   Sarah Felsinger

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Wednesday, February 11

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I,

with Healing Prayer

11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

3:30 pm  Choir Rehearsal

5:15 pm  Handbell Choir

Thursday, February 12

Bach Festival Concert:

Edwin Huizinga with Friends

to benefit the Organ Fund

Shows at 5:30 & 8 pm

Friday, February 13

12:00 pm Organ recital

St. Paul’s Salinas

4:00 pm Vestry Retreat Begins

Saturday, February 14

4:00 pm Vestry Retreat Ends

Sunday, February 15

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist

8:30 am   Choir Rehearsal

9:00 am   Lectionary Discussion

10:00 am Holy Eucharist

with Story & Song

11:30 am Choristers

 Haiti Team Meeting

7:00 pm   AA

Monday, February 16

5:30 pm EfM

Tuesday, February 17

10:00 am Staff Meeting

5:00 pm   Foundation Meeting

6:00 pm   Mardi Gras Celebration

7:30 pm   AA

Wednesday, February 18

~ Ash Wednesday ~

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

with Imposition of ashes 

& Healing Prayer

11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

11:15 am Holy Eucharist(Manor)

3:30 pm   Choir Rehearsal

5:15 pm   Handbell Choir

6:00 pm   Holy Eucharist with

Imposition of Ashes

Thursday, February 19

4:00 pm  I-Help (St. Dunstan’s)

Friday, February 20

12:00 pm Organ recital

St. Paul’s Salinas

Saturday, February 21

Sunday, February 22

8:00 am   Holy Eucharist

8:30 am   Choir Rehearsal

9:00 am  &nbsnbsp;Lectionary Discussion

10:00 am Holy Eucharist

with Story & Song

11:30 am Choristers

 Hospitality Committee

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 Discussion
Each week we discuss one of the Bible readings from our worship to help us understand the context and meaning

 

Join us Sundays, 9 am

in the Rector’s Outer Office

 

No need to sign up, just come!

 

Story & Song

kid-friendly liturgy available to everyone in

Mothersill Hall during the

10 am Eucharist

 

Common Thread

All new.

All worship.

The first Saturday of each month in Mothersill Hall

March 7

 5 o’clock


Lectionary for this Sunday

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany – February 15, 2015

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Kings 2:1-12

Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”

Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the LORD has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”

Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.

When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

  

Psalm 50:1-6 Deus deorum

1      The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken; *

               he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

2      Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, *

               God reveals himself in glory.

3      Our God will come and will not keep silence; *

               before him there is a consuming flame,

               and round about him a raging storm.

4      He calls the heavens and the earth from above *

               to witness the judgment of his people.

5      “Gather before me my loyal followers, *

               those who have made a covenant with me

               and sealed it with sacrifice.”

6      Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; *

               for God himself is judge.

Mark 9:2-9

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

 

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Sunday Lay Servers

View the entire Lay Server schedule online

8 o’clock Eucharist

Lay Leader: Mac Moss

10 o’clock Eucharist

Lectors

First Reading: Ann Clark

Psalm: Gigi McWilliams

Prayers: John Greenway
Chalice Bearers: Barbara Brooks & Donna Rico
Acolytes
Crucifer: Jessica Pavloff
Torch Bearers: Broden Murray & Katie Murray

Ushers: Tracy & Jeff Jones

Greeters: Janet Morse & Claire Riggs

 


Cookie Monsters: TBD

Clean-up: TBD

Name Tags: John Garvan & Nancy Budd-Garvan

Nursery: Katie Spaur

Story & Song

Story Teller: Elizabeth Buche

Songs: Louis Powell

  

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God

in celebration of Sue Masters’ birthday by Sue & Tom Masters

and in memory of Cathy Ewan by Debbie Howitt

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