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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 13)

Choose Faith Over Fear

It is hard to know how to respond when terrible events happen, like the horrific shooting in Las Vegas this week. How are we even to comprehend this? This is not a terrorist attack, apparently, and the murderer gave no indication of motive. All we can say is that this is a clear expression of…

Faces of Our Ministries: Hospitality at St Dunstan’s

by Marilyn Firman “I had been visiting various Episcopal churches in the area. When I came to St. Dunstan’s in the summer there was this lovely delicious coffee hour. But the best was the friendliness of the people who sat around the round tables and visited. The food gave the opportunity to visit but the…

Janet Allen

Faces of Our Ministries: Janet Allen

Janet was introduced to St Dunstan’s through her friendship with Dennis and Karoline Beals. She had not attended church much before, but found a home at St Dunstans. The friendship and love she experienced led her to seek baptism in 2013 at the Great Vigil. She says it felt very important to be baptized. She…

Changing Your Heart

Each week I invite the congregation to Holy Eucharist by saying, “Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome here in this place and at this table. There is food enough for all. Come and be fed.” The assumption in this invitation, and the assertion, is that we are all on a spiritual…

Changing Lives

Our mission as a congregation is to change lives. That is why we welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, give of ourselves, and invite others to participate in this journey of faith. These are the actions we are inspired to take in response to God. Every Tuesday night I work with our team to wash…

Doing 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. Our mission is a statement of purpose. Where our vision expresses our ultimate hope for the future, the mission is what we are…

Being a Member

Over the past several weeks we have been dealing with racist events in Charlottesville, Virginia, deadly flooding on a massive scale in the countries of South Asia, and flooding in Houston, Texas. As we look at each of these tragedies and struggles we are reminded that the best way we have to respond, and the…

Table of food at Camp United We Stand

Long-Term Decency

A natural disaster, like Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Houston, Texas, can bring out the best in us. We see families escaping from flooded houses, people saving old folks from rest homes, pets being pulled into rescue boats, and our hearts are filled. These disasters inspire us to help one another and we want…

Karen Tynes

How I got suckered into the Care Teams!

by Karen Tynes It all started for me back in 2005, in Memphis, TN. One of my church’s clergy, who was also a friend, said, “We need to catch up. Let’s do lunch.” So there I was having lunch at this Italian place, and Rev Bill Kolb said, “I need you to be the volunteer…

America’s Original Sin

Last week, after the events in Charlottesville, I started reading Jim Wallis’ book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.* I bought the book months ago but didn’t read it. I read the first chapter and stopped. Frankly, I was disturbed and challenged and not quite ready. After the…