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Gwendelara Hendee
· February 28, 2016
Each time we come to Saint Dunstan's, we are warmly welcomed and awakened to new ways of thinking and experiencing our faith. Love this community!
Sarah Stender Errington
· August 30, 2015
A warm and welcoming community that made us feel at ease the moment we walked through the doors.
Kyle Henderson
· March 27, 2016
A smart, moving Easter homily. Love wins. Thanks much. A needed reminder.
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TRAFFIC UPDATE: Access to our main drive from the westbound lane of University Avenue has been cut off due to road construction, and will likely stay that way through early summer. You can access St. Dunstan’s by driving past the church (westbound), turning left into the parking lot by the hardware store, turning around and coming back along University. You can still turn into our driveway from eastbound University Avenue.
We also have a gate that allows access to our parking lot from Countryside Lane, off of Old Middleton Road. Please drive slowly on Countryside Lane to respect our neighbors.

This Sunday at St. Dunstan's, we receive the Gospel of Jesus' appearance to the disciples as they huddled fearfully in a locked room. The Rev. Thomas McAlpine will preach and celebrate.
Our Sunday school classes will meet during the 10am service. And at 9am, all current and aspiring acolytes are invited to come learn the routine!

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Read all about our Holy Week services here!

The Stations of the Cross in Downtown Madison, Friday, April 7, 12pm: Walk the story of Jesus’ journey to the cross on the streets of a modern city. As we walk the fourteen traditional Stations of…
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Today we begin the Great Three Days, the heart of the Christian year. Today is Maundy Thursday, and we gather at 6pm to remember Jesus' final evening with his friends before his arrest, including a simple shared meal, foot washing (optional), and the stripping of the altar. People of all ages are welcome in this liturgy. Please bring 30 pieces of change (dimes, nickels, pennies) – or just a handful.

Good Friday Liturgies, Friday, April 14, 12 noon and 7pm: A solemn liturgy re...calling Christ’s death on the cross. Our 7pm service is followed by the Good Friday Wake, a one-hour vigil in which we honor Jesus’ death and remember our own beloved dead. Reflect on the poetry, art, and Scripture of Jesus’ death and the grief of his friends. Hot cross buns and tea will be served.

Friday, April 14, 4pm, Children’s Good Friday Service: This service is best for kids ages 3 to 10. We will walk the Stations of the Cross together, exploring the story and what it means to us.

The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 15, 8pm: The Easter Vigil is one of Christianity’s most ancient and beautiful liturgies: fire and water, music and art, darkness and light, death and resurrection! Please bring bells and noisemakers. We will use INCENSE at this liturgy. The Great Vigil liturgy is appropriate for adults, youth, and older kids; it is about two hours long.

Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 16, 8am & 10am: Celebrate Easter with the St. Dunstan’s community! After each service, there will be an Easter egg hunt for children. Visitors and guests are very welcome!

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Palm and Passion Sunday, April 9, 8 and 10am: We begin our liturgy with a Palm Procession, recalling Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, then proceed to the reading of the Passion Gospel according to Mark. This is a solemn and powerful service, and our doorway into Holy Week.

Sunday School, Sunday, April 9, 10am: This Sunday, our 3 year olds to kindergarten class will learn about the Faces of Easter, while our younger Elementary class explores Palm and Passion Sunday. Older children are encouraged to stay in church for the Passion Gospel.

This Sunday at St. Dunstan's... Worship at 8am and 10am. Birthdays and Anniversaries will be honored, and Healing Prayers will be given this Sunday, April 2, as is our custom on the first Sunday of the month.

Architects’ On-Site Design Process, Sunday, April 2: On April 2nd, the next part of our planning and design process with Engberg Anderson Architects will take place right under our roof here at St. Dunstan's! Beginning at 9AM that morning, and continuing into the early ...afternoon, architects from EA will set up shop in our building in the Meeting Room. They will be working on concept drawings and sketches for different ways in which the various ideas generated by all of you over the last several weeks can best be incorporated into our building - whether by renovating the space we have, or by looking at modest ways to expand it as needed. The process promises to be interesting, a bit messy, and a lot of fun! Bill and Mike, and members of your Discernment committee, hope you will take the time to stop by, see what they are working on, ask questions and share your comments on their work. The more input they get from the members of St. Dunstan's, the better their work will reflect our goals, dreams, and the mission of our parish. Make plans to allow time for a visit, either before leaving church, or by returning later in the day.

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This Sunday at St. Dunstan's.... Last Sunday All-Ages Worship, 10am: Our last Sunday worship will focus on the Gospel story of the Man Born Blind. Last Sunday Worship invites kids’ full participation in our liturgy. We always welcome suggestions about how to meet that goal more fully! NOTE: Our 8am service follows our regular order of worship.

At the 9am hour, we'll continue reading and discussing a series of reflections on the Water of Life.

Middle School Lunch & Learn, 12-1pm: Rev. Miranda invites the 10-and-up youth of the parish to meet with her for lunch after church once a month. We’ll dig into faith, Scripture, life, and our questions about all three.

Rev. Miranda's sermon from March 12.

There’s so much I love in this Gospel story about Nicodemus, this man of wealth and status and learning who wondered if he was missing something, who snuck out to visit Jesus by night so as not to …
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This Sunday at St. Dunstan's... our Gospel story tells of Jesus' conversation with a Samaritan woman, and the mysterious idea of "living water" that can quench our deepest thirsts. The Rev. Laura Norby will preach, and Father John Rasmus will celebrate. We worship at 8am (without music) and 10am (with music).
Our Sunday school classes will meet during the 10am service. The youngest class will hear the parable of the Pearl of Great Price, while the older children explore the "Living Water" gospel story.

Some words from our Bishop.

The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee
March 13

An important message from Bishop Miller:

All Christians are called to take to heart Jesus’ teaching on Hebrew scripture, “‘You shall love the Lord your God wit...h all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:34–40, NRSV). It is with alarm and concern that I observe the rise of hate crimes and speech rendered against our interfaith neighbors in the Muslim, Jewish and other communities.

Noting in particular the multiple threats recently against the Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, we should recall the resolution of the World Council of Churches in 1948, “to denounce anti-semitism, no matter what its origin, as absolutely irreconcilable with the profession and practice of the Christian faith. Antisemitism is sin against God and human life.”

I, therefore, call upon people and clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee to stand with our interfaith neighbors who are concerned about their persons, property and place in American society. I strongly encourage our members and parishes to reach out to non-Christian congregations and interfaith organizations to strengthen the bonds of friendship and express our solidarity against hate in any form. I encourage action in the form of presence at rallies and press conferences, and assistance in cases where it is welcomed by our interfaith neighbors.

Our legacy as 21st Century Christians in America may well be measured by how we respond to this rise in hate. It is my prayer that we will be remembered as ones who, in the name of Jesus, took seriously the promise of our baptismal promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305)

The Rt. Rev. Steven Miller
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee

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This Sunday at St. Dunstan's... we continue the season of Lent, our holy season of solemn preparation for the mystery of Easter. Our Sunday school classes meet this week, during the 10am service.
Between services, we'll read one of the Water Justice meditations offered by Trinity Institute, and reflect on it together.
After the 10am service, Phil Hassett will share a brief overview of the religion of Islam and answer some questions.
All are welcome!

Our Lenten book study of Matthew Desmond's book Evicted begins this week. There are two ways to participate - a virtual book group on Facebook, or in-person gatherings on Friday evenings at 6pm (food provided). If you'd like to join the Facebook group, comment here and Evy or I will add you. If you'd like to come on Fridays, just show up - we can adjust food according to our numbers. :-) Friends are welcome too!

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is this evening from 5:30 - 6:30pm. All are welcome. Donations go to support camp scholarships for our parish's kids to attend our diocesan camp this summer!

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