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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 14)

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…

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…

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…