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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 13)

Love is Hard

Dear friends, Love is hard, and revenge is satisfying. Violence is glorified and esteemed in our society. Redemptive violence is held as a value and a virtue: if you do something bad then I can and should make it right by doing something bad to you. We see this in every area of life, from…

My Church History, Randy Van Heusden

It was Sunday morning and I was being made aware that it was time to get up for church. Never being a morning person, I hear the request and do what I always tried to do and turned over to get extra moments of sleep. I knew it was not going to be more than…

Past, Present, and Future

Dear friends, Today, in our Bible Study, we read the 61st chapter of Isaiah, which begins: The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim…

Harvey LaZelle, May He Rest in Peace

Dear friends, I am deeply sad to report that this morning our dear friend and brother in Christ, Harvey LaZelle, has died. He was at home being cared for by his family. We will hold a funeral for Harvey on Friday, April 27, at 11:00 AM at St. Dunstan’s Church, with a reception to follow.…

David’s Weekly Message: Discovery 2018 Last year we conducted a series of interviews and meetings that we called the Discovery Process as we developed our new vision and mission statements. We collected 70 interviews, asking people about their most important experiences of faith and ministry, and from those interviews we developed the themes that became our…

He is Risen – He is Here

When Mary looks into the empty tomb on Easter morning, the angel proclaims, “He is risen. He is not here…he is going ahead of you to Galilee.” I am writing this on the Tuesday after Easter and the church is full of people preparing the dinner and setting up the parish hall for our weekly…

It’s What We Do

Let me tell you a story. I heard this from my father last week. One of the members of his congregation was grievously injured in a car crash and has suffered a spinal injury and paralysis. She is a mother of two young children and she will have to endure several months of treatment at…

The Last Week

You are invited to Holy Week at St. Dunstan’s Church. On Palm Sunday we commemorate Jesus’ dramatic and emotional entry into Jerusalem. Jesus’ prophetic reenactment of Zechariah’s oracle that a new king would bring peace, entering into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, filled the people with hope and joy. Jesus starts the week…

Let’s Tell A Different Story

In 1974 the movie Death Wish, starring Charles Bronson, was released to theaters. It wasn’t a great movie, but it did get a lot of attention. The premise is that a liberally minded architect becomes a ruthless vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter left in a catatonic state by muggers. Bronson’s character…

A Better Life

Jesus offers a better way to be human. That means that he also offers us a better life. St. Dunstan’s Church is a place where you can learn to live this better life. That’s why we feed people and host homeless camps. That’s why we worship together and pray together. We want to be fully…