Sunday Service Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Family Service
9:50 a.m. Second Sunday Social
10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist 
12:00 a.m. Fellowship



Yale Whiffenpoofs ...  @ St. Dunstan's

The Yale Whiffenpoofs @ St. Dunstan's
Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Come enjoy the amazing acoustics of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in a performance by the world's oldest collegiate a cappella group! 
The concert features Washington, DC native Sofía Campoamor and an opening performance by the Holton-Arms Chamber Choir.


Doors open at 6:30, concert begins at 7:00 PM.  For tickets and more information, click here. Advance tickets are recommended.
Trail Notes ...  

"Gone Fishin'"

Today we have a really big fish story - the tale of the amazing catch. As is often true with Jesus, the story is the message. Here, Jesus is beside the Sea of Galilee (aka lake of Gennesaret), with a crowd to teach. He goes out a little way from shore in a fishing boat and teaches them - but there's no mention of what he says. Instead, the story becomes the teaching. Jesus suggests to Simon (Peter) that he put out into the deep water for a catch. Peter had fished all night and caught nothing, but he does what Jesus says.
 
You know the ending: their nets filled with an overwhelming number of fish. Peter, James, and John were all amazed and a bit afraid. Jesus then give the punchline: "Do not be afraid. From now on you will be catching people" (or, "fishers of men" in an older version). The three men left all those fish and followed Jesus.
 
When life seems as if we are trying harder and harder, but not making much progress, we get demoralized. We dream of a breakthrough - an amazing catch of fish! Why can't Jesus give us the magic key so that our goals can be reached, our longings realized?
 
Yet in this story, as soon as the fisherman get the amazing catch they've always dreamed of, they realize that that's not their true calling. When their eyes are opened truly to see and know Jesus, they desire only to follow him. All those fish become irrelevant. What might this story be saying to us today, in our own strivings, our own frustrations? What if we opened our eyes to a new calling?   JBM



Forum on Affordable Healthcare ... with Marc Elrich  


 


     Small Groups ...


Soul Sisters

How is winter treating you? Or maybe the question should be:  how are you treating yourself this winter? St. Dunstan's Soul Sisters - our women's discussion group - will meet this Saturday morning, 9:30-11:00, in the parlor.  We will talk about caring for ourselves through the dark days, and hoping to be ready for spring.  Everyone is welcome!  And if you have any questions, please contact Sue Carroll

 Sue Carroll

Christian Formation for Children and Youth ... 

Children's  Ministry


This Sunday, February 10, children will enjoy the Sunday Social with their parents.

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Youth Ministry

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

Wednesday, February 13 at Redeemer
Wednesday, February 27 at St. Dunstan's

We are now meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Our conversations in February will continue to explore our humanity as baptized followers of Christ. How can teenagers love God, and love neighbors in today's competitive world? Come for dinner and stay for games, community building, and conversation. Please click here to sign up.
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P.R.A.Y Youth Events - Grades 5-12

ZavaZone - Fun in an Indoor Climbing Park
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 per person


Join us for an afternoon of fun at ZavaZone. We will have an hour of free climbing and play in the entire facility followed by an exclusive 30 minutes in the Dodge-ball court. This will be followed by pizza and dessert.

Youth from St. Dunstan's will meet at the church and return there following the event. All participants in any of the play areas are required to fill out a waiver which is available on line  here. Please do this prior to coming to the facility. Climbing time will be lost for those who must fill out the form on that day. Parents must be present if the form has not been filed online prior to the day of the event.
 
  Friends are encouraged! Our event is limited to 30 climbers - so sign up early.
 Sign-up deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019.  Sign up on li ne  here  . Parent drivers will be needed.
Annual Meeting 2019 ... 


 


Save the Date ... Redhot & Blue @ St. Dunstan's

Yale's Redhot & Blue @ St. Dunstan's
Friday, March 15, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Fresh off tours in San Francisco, Seattle, and China, Redhot &Blue, Yale University's oldest all-gender a cappella group, is coming to the District this coming March! With a unique focus on jazz music and a commitment to musical excellence, Redhot promises a night of smooth listening for all interested. Come to hear the group's original arrangements of the Gershwin's "Summertime", the Beatles' "Blackbird", and our own take  on Beyonce's "Halo", among others!
 
90 minutes of performance (and a 10-minute intermission) will be followed by a half-hour Q&A, where audience members are invited to ask the group about its music, its tours, or its members' lives at Yale College.
 
Tickets: $16 online, $20 at door.  Refreshments available for purchase at intermission.
 
Find the group on Spotify Find the group on YouTube.

     Parish Notice ...

Eucharistic Bread Bakers
Are you baker? Are you looking for an easy volunteer opportunity? Then we need you! We are currently recruiting volunteers to bake bread for Eucharist.  For more information, contact Jeff .

Door Codes
Happy New Year! The general door code has  been changed. If you need to access the building please contact Kim Matthews in the church office.


 Kim Matthews
Parish Administrator

Rector Search News ... 
   

Rector Search News
Below is a list of the members of the Rector Search Committee. If at any time your have questions or concerns, please reach out to one of the members of the committee or its chair, Chuck Cash. You can email us at   rectorsearch@stdunstansbethesda.org.

Chuck Cash, Chair; Donna Alvarez; Fred Bentley; Clint Chamberlin; 
Lynn Adduci Leonard; Sue Newman; John Wyss
 

Committee Chair

Hopes and Prayers on our Journey ...

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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
Jessie McCardell, recovering from a fall
Nancy Hay, ill
Joan (Penny) Denny , ill

The flowers at the altar  are given to the glory of the Lord.

As we seek a new rector, we pray: Lord Christ, we ask that you surround us with your love during this time of transition and renewal at St. Dunstan's. Let us view this moment of change as an invitation to build upon that which has been given to us so generously by the gifts of our founders. May we possess an open heart to all the possibilities that lie ahead. We hope these months of preparation will further unite us as one faith community, and that we will continue to cherish the strengths and gifts of one another. May we find new leaders who will unite us in our mission and shared values. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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 ...

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 10, 2019

9:00 a.m. Family Service
9:50 a.m. Second Sunday Social
10:45 a.m. Traditional Holy Eucharist

The readings for this Sunday are:
Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 138, 
and Luke 5:1-11








Sunday Schedule of Ministries ...

Serving this Sunday
 
Trail Guide: Joanne Comstock
Liturgical Coordinator: Sue Newman
Crucifer:  Carl Adams 
Lector: Carl Adams
Prayer Minister: Sue Newman
Flower Guild:   Rosemarie Barrett
Altar Guild:   Marsha Barnes 
Tellers: Donna Alvarez and Tom Barrett