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Rector’s Weekly Message

Beyond Feeding

On earth as in heaven, all are welcome, all are fed, and all are loved. I love introducing St. Dunstan’s Church as The Church that Feeds People. That is at the heart of our vision and feeding is certainly the face of our outreach ministry. On Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Erin Jones…

2021 Incoming Vestry Class

I am very pleased to announce that Bill Barnsdale, Jonathan Thoms, and Sarah Roskam have all agreed to stand for election to the St. Dunstan’s Vestry in 2021 for three year terms. Bill was Jr. Warden from 2014 to 217 and has been greatly supporting Chris Johns through the past three years. Jon has been…

An Invitation to Sacred Ground

Sacred ground is dangerous ground. Jesus called us to sacred ground by feeding the hungry, healing the sick, casting out evil, and showing us the love of God. They hung Jesus on a cross. There is no doubt that the work of seeking sacred ground can create conflict and unwelcome change. Sacred ground is hard…

Sacred Ground

 In the paper this morning, a commentator stated that the storming of the U.S. Capital felt like a desecration of sacred ground. I understand that feeling, but I want to offer a different perspective on what is sacred ground. Yesterday, as the events at our nation’s capital were unfolding, I was meeting with the leaders…

Both

I recently read an insightful article by Richard Rohr about the importance of Christmas as the moment when God was revealed in Jesus, who was both human and God. Rohr writes about our struggle to understand Jesus’ human and divine nature. He was God, and that is powerful, wonderful, and life changing, and he was also human.…

Hello God, Are You There?

The psalmist laments,You have seen, O Lord; do not be silent!   O Lord, do not be far from me! (Psalm 34:22) And the prophet Isaiah cries,After all this, will you restrain yourself, O Lord?   Will you keep silent, and punish us so severely?  (Isaiah 64:12) When we despair and grieve, it can so often feel as though God is silent, or worse,…

A Prayer to Receive God

I heard a beautiful prayer today written by the great American author and theologian, Howard Thurman. I feel that this prayer speaks to where we are today as we anticipate the coming of Christmas in the middle of a pandemic shutdown. Remember that Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and…

Waiting…

2020 has been a year of waiting: The terrible waiting for friends or family members to get test results from COVID-19 tests, waiting for loved ones to recover when they did get sick, waiting for a dramatic election, and then waiting for the results of that election. We are tired of waiting. We have COVID…

Camp United We Stand Winter Needs List

2020-2021 Tents (up to 100 square feet) Carport frame (left over when someone buys a new portable carport) Large tarps (16×20, 20×20, 20×30) Plastic banquet table or collapsible plastic picnic table Blankets (second-hand is fine) Second hand clothes, gloves, socks, and shoes Especially winter wear (coats, sweaters, gloves, long underwear, sweats, socks) Men’s clothes are…

Gratitude

Gratitude is a pathway to the divine. Gratitude to God opens our heart to know God in this moment. Giving thanks to God changes our relationship with God in an immediate, intimate way. Gratitude reorients our spirit and opens our hearts to love. Giving thanks works similarly with people. Gratitude opens our hearts to know…