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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 12)

Welcome Deacon Pat

We already know the Rev. Pat Grodt because she has been with us as a deacon in training for the past two years. On October 28th, at our Diocesan Convention, Bishop Rickel ordained Pat to the permanent deaconate. At this same service he announced that Deacon Pat has been assigned to serve at St. Dunstan’s…

Faces of Our Ministries: Claree Vandegrift

Foremost, I am blessed. You have been so welcoming, warm and friendly. You have accepted me to serve on the Altar Guild and included me as a lector. The Mission Statement is at the Heart and Soul of it all: Inspired by our worship together we grow in Christ through welcoming the stranger, feeding hungry…

Faces of Our Ministries: Carol Vojir, Lector

The real impetus to my spiritual journey began in 2005 when I moved to Las Cruces, NM, and joined St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Don’t get me wrong; although not a ‘cradle Episcopalian’, I had been a regular church-goer throughout my life, but God really took me in hand when I moved to Las Cruces! On…

David’s Weekly Message: Welcome Mother Carola

I am very pleased to announce that the Rev. Carola von Wrangel has accepted my invitation to join the staff of St. Dunstan’s Church as a non-stipendiary priest associate. Mother Carola began attending St. Dunstan’s Church early this year, attending our Wednesday worship services. She is rarely available on Sunday because she preaches and raises…

Faces of Our Ministries: Richard Newby

As a sixty-eight-year-old, life-long Episcopalian, I had never encountered a “Greeter.” That is until one fine Sunday when Dennis Beals picked me up and drove me to St Dunstan’s. He rolled me down a fine ramp and inside. Immediately I was met by a smiling Pam McCoy, who said, “Good Morning and Welcome!” We chatted a bit filling in the usual blanks.…

David’s Weekly Message: Budgeting for Mission

I learned a new acronym on Sunday: MEGO. That stands for, “My Eyes Glaze Over” and that is the experience many of us have when presented with financial reports and line item budgets. Tina Polf, our Assistant Treasurer, promised to tell us the story of how our money is being used rather than subject us…

St. Dunstan’s Missional Budget for 2018

Mission: Inspired by our worship together, we grow in Christ through welcoming the stranger, feeding hungry bodies and spirits, giving of ourselves, and inviting others to join us in this journey of faith. We are empowered to do the mission because we worship together and grow in Christ. Worship is both the heart of what we do together and the foundation for…

Faces of Our Ministries: Chris Johns

My spiritual growth has been a slow journey along a bumpy road instead of one involving a spectacular epiphany. I was baptized in the Episcopal Church and attended Episcopal Services most all my life. I was well immersed in the Episcopal Tradition. My Father went to Episcopal Seminary later in life after interrupting a successful…

Mary E. Pacher

Ryan’s House for Youth is an organization on Whidbey Island that provides housing and many services for the homeless youth on the island. I am so pleased that St. Dunstan’s Church and St. Agnes Guild support this valuable organization. I was privileged to take St. Dunstan’s youth group on their first mission trip they have…

“Tithing Works”

This week I would like to share a video of Bill Britton’s talk on tithing given at this Sunday’s worship. This brief, three minute talk speaks eloquently of the power of tithing to move us closer to God, to guide us in our spiritual journey, and to open our eyes to the sacred all around us. I first heard Bill speak of…