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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 12)

A Time to Speak Out

This morning I was listening to the news on the radio and they played a clip from a rally held earlier this week by President Donald Trump. In the recording, President Trump was describing the people being arrested at our southern border as criminals and gang members and mocking our legal system for giving them…

Another visit with our Presiding Bishop

Our guest columnist is The Rev. Carola von Wrangel Last Saturday I went down to St. John’s Church in Olympia, where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led a conversation and question and answer time with Bishop Rickel and many interested Episcopalians from around the diocese. An exciting day, it provided an opportunity to hear more of…

Our new Deacon in Training

Hello, St. Dunstan’s! I’m excited to be joining you and being a part of the St. Dunstan’s community as I continue my formation into being a deacon. My wife Janice and I have lived in Shoreline since 1992. We have three grown children and two grandchildren. In my day job I’m a fingerprint examiner with…

Summer Worship

Wow! Youth Sunday was great. The children payed the chimes, Ian impressed us again with his flute, and Ryan played the piano beautifully. In the sermon we learned from the kids just what peace really means. My favorite definitions were “harmony”, “love”, and “not punching people.” Youth Sunday was great for kids and for adults.…

Pushing Back Against Darkness

For the past several weeks, ever since we heard of another shooting at a high school in Texas, I have begun our worship with the assertion that, “this is the place to be.” This worship, this congregation is the place to be because in this place we are committed to building a better world and better lives. We are determined to…

The Third Way, Part 2

Our Guest Columnist is Alice Marshall My friend Sharon had serious conflicts with her stepdaughter, Anne. Gritting her teeth and ignoring the misbehavior and disrespect didn’t work. Sitting down and lecturing her led to shouting matches. Desperate to improve the relationship, Sharon decided to try a third way. She started doing her stepdaughter’s chores with…

A Third Way

Guest Columnist, Alice Marshall On May 7, the Rev. David Marshall introduced us to Jesus’ call to “A Third Way.” “Love,” he said, “is hard to do. How are we to love our enemies? Are our only options when people sin against us to roll over and take it or to seek retribution? Is there…

Summer Music at St. Dunstan’s

Summer Choir With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start marking your calendars for the St. Dunstan’s Summer Choir! We will gather at 9:00am to learn a short anthem before singing at the 10:00 service. Singing with us is a no-risk commitment that’s a ton of fun – no previous singing experience is…

Plant a Tree

We look out our sanctuary windows at trees planted 80 or more years ago that now look like a cathedral reaching to the sky. Legend has it that Martin Luther was once said, “If I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.” We do not know what the future will…

Building for Mission

Significant Improvements The vestry of St. Dunstan’s Church is considering significant improvements to our worship space, buildings and grounds in support of the mission of our congregation. We are exploring how we use our worship space, what we might do to make our building more functional for mission, and most importantly, asking about your hopes…