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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 14)

Fr. David, Bishop Rickel, and chef Josef Hinkofer

Community Dinners

One year ago, the last time I wrote about our Community Dinners for this column, we were feeding 250 to 300 people a week. As of this writing we are feeding about 440 people a week. We are now feeding as many as 140 meals a week at the church and we deliver meals to…

Hospitality Team

Last Wednesday, Marilyn Firman sent out an email to the rest of the Hospitality Team to say she was bringing food but needed help with setup. The next three days my inbox filled with people replying with offers to bring treats, help make the coffee, or help with cleanup. I knew that we were in for a great coffee hour just based…

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Why Does a Good God Allow Evil?

On Sunday, I preached that God is present, here and now, in this world and in this life, with all our struggles and pain. This seems very hopeful to me, so I was surprised that the conversations during coffee hour turned to the question of evil and suffering. People asked, why does God allow evil?…

Our Vision diagram

On Earth as in Heaven

Every Sunday, I invite you to share in Holy Communion with these words: “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.” Several people mentioned this offertory invitation in our Discovery Process interviews and at the…

Community Dinner Guests

A Challenging New Mission

Last week I shared with you the new vision statement that we developed together using the Discovery Process. The Vision of St. Dunstan’s Church is: On earth as in heaven, all are welcome, all are fed, and all are loved. The Discovery Process gave us the opportunity to share our stories as we interviewed one…

An Impossible Vision

At St. Dunstan’s Church we have a vision: On earth as in heaven, all are welcome, all are fed, and all are loved. Most days that vision seems impossible. Last week we fed 518 people in our Tuesday feeding ministry. 518 people needed the blessing of a free meal. How wonderful that we can feed…