722 N. 145th St. | Shoreline, WA 98133

Rector’s Weekly Message

Our Money Story: Release

One of the formational stories of my young life was the summer I spent washing cars and mowing lawns to save money for a 10-speed bike. I still had the bike of my early childhood, a Schwinn Stingray, and it had started to seem like a kid’s bike to my 12-year-old self. I gazed at…

Stewardship: Our Money Story

We all have a money story, whether we recognize it or not. Perhaps we are always hopeful that we will always have enough, or the next windfall is just around the corner. Perhaps our story is one of fear or shame. Or a story that the church is dying and no longer relevant. Or a…

Honoring Loved Ones Past

On All Saints Day, Sunday November 1st this year, we will pray for the people we have loved and lost. In years past, we have done so with a service of Commendation to God in our Columbarium Chapel outside. We have placed long stem flowers on the altar, rung bells, and chanted the names of…

Spiritual Practices for Dark Times

How are we to find tranquility of spirit when we are aware of the racial injustice of our times? How are we to find tranquility of spirit when the air is red with smoke from fires stoked by climate change? I have a tendency to pull back from the very things that I need most when…

Thanking Josef Hinkofer

Every Sunday, as we begin our worship, I am pleased to welcome people to St. Dunstan’s Church in Shoreline, Washington, The Church that Feeds People! We became the Church that Feeds People because of the faith and commitment of Josef Hinkofer. Josef was feeding people at homeless camps before he brought the program to St.…

Ditty Bags and Hats for Seafarers

The Seattle Seafarers Center distributes holiday gifts in the form of ditty bags filled with hats, toiletries, playing cards, and candy to the seafarers in the Port of Seattle during the holidays. For many of them, these are the only gifts they will get because their friends and family are half a world away. They need your help knitting hats, sewing ditty…

St. Dunstan’s Church will host Emergency Winter Shelter

We will be hosting the Shoreline Winter Emergency Shelter this winter in our parish hall. When the temperatures drop below 34 degrees outside, the shelter will open to provide a safe, warm place for those without shelter. This program is run by NUHSA (North Urban Human Services Alliance). Their volunteers will set up, run, and clean up the space each time the…

Holy Cross Day: Worship and Picnic 9/13

St. Dunstan’s Church will offer an outside worship and picnic on September 13th at 11:30 AM celebrating Holy Cross Day. We will have our usual 8:00 and 10:00 AM services online and then a service on the lawn next to the lower parking lot at 11:30. You are invited to bring a lawn chair and picnic…

All Will Be Well

Several times this week I have found myself longing for comfort. There is just so much strife and struggle these days, we face so many challenges, and worst of all, the pandemic has taken away many of our most important comforts, like being with friends over a meal, going to a movie, or worshipping together…

The Return of the 8 o’clock Sunday Service

One of my favorite memories from my three years in seminary was gathering with my fellow seminarians for Morning Prayer each day. The fellowship, prayers, and scripture were as important to me as the classes we attended later in the day. One of the curious and wonderful side effects of this pandemic shutdown has been…