Sunday Service Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Family Service
9:50 a.m. Life Long Christian Formation
10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist 
12:00 a.m. Fellowship

     Daylight Savings ...

Trail Notes ...  

"Lord, if only you had been here...". It's the most human of laments, when we are suffering a hurt or loss that cuts deep. We instinctively long for a rescuer to remove the pain and roll back the loss.  Of course we cry out when we hurt. 

Yet death is as natural as life. Without an ending, life would be a formless nebula of time, without the boundaries that give it meaning. (Besides, the earth would quickly fill up and preclude birth and new life.)

God does not swoop in and eliminate death. But God is not absent through it. God cries out to Mary, and to us:  "I AM here, I AM with you, through the death and in the life to come after. I AM the way: the way through, not the way around. Walk with me." 

Death and loss are still painful. I often wish I could avoid that pain. All Saint's Day reminds us that there is, quite literally, life on the other side. JBM
     Annual Giving ...

     Remembrances ...

St. Dunstan's Honors Veterans, Sunday, November 11
St. Dunstan's church invites all who serve or have served in the Armed Forces to a service of honor and remembrance on Sunday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m. We thank all who have served our country and defended our freedoms. Refreshments will follow the service.

Click here to submit your remembrances for Veterans Day, living or departed,  electronically, or fill out the remembrance slips in Founders' Hall.

Christian Formation for Children and Youth ... 

Children's  Ministry

All Saints' Sunday - November 4

All Saint's Day is one of the few festival days of the church year which we can celebrate on a Sunday. It is the day when we remember all the faithful who have taught and shared God's love, but may only be famous in our hearts and minds. Many saints like Peter, Paul, Francis, Mary, get a feast day just for them. Our patron saint, St. Dunstan, is celebrated on May 19. 

On All Saint's Day we remember the people who have been saints for us. On this day I think of my grandparents, clergy, and teachers who have been so important to my life and especially my formation as a Christian.

The children will gather this day to learn about a few saints, most with their own feast day about whom we sing in the song - I sing a song of the saints of God. We will read this book about various saints of the church and talk about those who have been saints for us.

Youth Ministry

Youth Nights 
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30-7:30 p.m. Program for youth in grades 5-12

November Date
Wednesday, November 7 - Redeemer

We will be continuing our conversation about God by looking at some of the images that have been created in art, music, and movies. 

P.R.A.Y Youth Events - Grades 5-12

Our next P.R.A.Y. Event is a journey to the National Geographic Museum to the Tomb of Christ exhibit on Sunday, November 18 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. This virtual experience of Christ's tomb in Jerusalem is an amazing opportunity to be there. The cost for this event is $12 to cover tickets for the museum. We will leave from and return to St. Dunstan's parking lot. Sign up here.
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Children and Youth Formation Coordinator
Thanksgiving Baskets ...
Remembering the saints ...
     Parish Notice ...

St. Dunstan's Columbarium is an attractive site for interment of ashes.  The Vestry has determined that the cost for each niche will be rising to $2,500 each, effective January 1, 2019.  If you would like to purchase a niche, you may do so in 2018 for the old cost of $2,000.  Each niche can hold one or two urns of cremated remains.  Please contact Carl Adams or the church office.  

Last August, we had a very open, honest discussion on St. Dunstan's Sunday liturgies, and whether we will sustain two separate services with sufficient attendance.  At that meeting, we agreed to continue our two-service schedule this fall and then review our experience.  

On Sunday, November 11, between the services at 9:50 a.m., we shall again gather to consider what Sunday schedule is best for St. Dunstan's.  Attendance this fall has not strengthened, leaving each of our services rather small in numbers.  This makes us less attractive to newcomers visiting our church.  

Please come and share your thoughts and experience as we consider what path forward will be best for St. Dunstan's future.  JBM  

Hopes and Prayers on our Journey ...

n Need of Healing:

Curt Shively , husband of Susan Burkhalter in nursing care
Ken Farnsworth , at home in Westwood Towers
David Keegan , friend of Tom and Rosemarie Barrett, fighting cancer
Pam Plaisance , fighting cancer, cousin of Sue von
Samantha Barnes, ill,  sister of Muriel Croston
Ray Bridson , friend of the MacKnights, fighting cancer
DJ Crane , family friend of Trudy Surut, fighting cancer
Phyllis Sweeney, mother of Rosi Sweeney

The flowers at the altar  are given to the glory of the Lord and in memory of all faithful departed saints.

We pray for St. Dunstan's Missionaries, Cameron and Roberto Vivanco, who serve in Quito, Ecuador, and the parish of Buen Pastor.  

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please complete our prayer request form by clicking here.

Trail Map ...

All Saint's Sunday

November 4, 2018

9:00 a.m. Family Service
9:50 a.m. Life Long Christian Formation
10:45 a.m. Traditional Holy Eucharist

The readings for this Sunday are:
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9,  
and John 11:32-44

Sunday Schedule of Ministries ...

Serving this Sunday

Trail Guide: Rosemarie Barrett
Liturgical Coordinator: Sue Newman
Crucifer:  Carl Adams
Lector: Carl Adams
Prayer Minister: Sue Newman
Flower Guild:  Rosemarie Barrett
Altar Guild:   Ann Johnson
Tellers: Donna Alvarez and Chuck Cash