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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 15)

Speaking of Dying

In my experience, speaking of dying is a beautiful, gracious, life giving thing to do. Most of us are reluctant to talk about death or dying and sometimes we will even deny the truth to avoid facing our own or a loved one’s death. Over the years I have been with many families as someone…

A Gift for Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Dear Parish Members, I am deeply grateful for having the opportunity to screen our film, Speaking of Dying at your parish and to have Father Marshall’s interest and enthusiasm for the Heartwork model of end-of-life planning. As you may know, death is an important mystery in all our lives. The fear of death or the…

Faces of Our Ministries: Bill Britton

Part 1 – Mugwump the Magnificent I was in the 6th grade Sunday school class at Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park Illinois. It was 1947. Our teacher was Mr. Hefner. He had assigned the burning bush story, beginning at Exodus 3:1, etc I read the account. Mr. Hefner had accepted the challenge of convincing…

Personal Epiphany Stories

On the Feast of the Epiphany we celebrate the arrival of the magi from the east who recognized the birth of Christ in their own way, by looking at the stars, and then determinedly followed the star to seek out the new king, ultimately finding the baby Jesus with his parents Mary and Joseph. In our own lives, we are sometimes blessed…

Eternal Light, Shine Into Our Hearts

As I write this we are in the tenth day of Christmas. I guess we should expect 10 lords a leaping. That classic song, the 12 Days of Christmas, has a fanciful list of gifts for each day of Christmas and it reminds us that Christmas is too big for a single day. We have…

Camp United We Stand is returning to St. Dunstan’s

Camp United We Stand thanks everyone who has donated to the camp and we appreciate your continued support! ❤️ We are tentatively moving back to St. Dunstan’s on November 30, 2019. Current needs include: Funds for operational expenses: honey buckets, garbage pick-up service, electricity, water, and move expenses (truck rentals and dump fees). Flashlights, propane,…

Faces of Our Ministries: Bobbie Oxford

“When thou commandest me to sing it seems that my heart would break with joy; and I look into thy face, and tears come to my eyes. I know thou takest pleasure in my singing., and call thee friend who art my lord.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings On a cold, snowy morning near…

Hidden Gifts

In her sermon last Sunday, the Rev. Carola von Wrangle shared some delightful stories from her childhood, including one about searching her parents’ house for hidden Christmas presents. One year, as she engaged in her customary search, she found presents for her sisters, but nothing for herself. When she received a beautiful rug for her…

A Place of Peace and Joy

Over the years I have heard countless sermons in the season of Advent urging us to avoid the consumerism and crazy rush of the holiday season, but I have never actually managed to do that. I love buying presents for my kids, wife, and extended family. I love knowing that I am going to get…