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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 16)

Where there is no suffering…

Last week I was describing to a friend the idea that there is a place where suffering and joy meet, and in that place we find a joy that endures, even in the presence of suffering. That place where suffering and joy meet is the place where heaven and earth overlap. It is the place…

Resist Spiritual Numbness

Last week I really should have written something about the shooting that took place at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Spring in Texas. I started to write and then stopped. I have to admit that I am feeling a sense of exhaustion and numbness. There have been so many shootings and other acts of violence…

Welcome Deacon Pat

We already know the Rev. Pat Grodt because she has been with us as a deacon in training for the past two years. On October 28th, at our Diocesan Convention, Bishop Rickel ordained Pat to the permanent deaconate. At this same service he announced that Deacon Pat has been assigned to serve at St. Dunstan’s…

Faces of Our Ministries: Claree Vandegrift

Foremost, I am blessed. You have been so welcoming, warm and friendly. You have accepted me to serve on the Altar Guild and included me as a lector. The Mission Statement is at the Heart and Soul of it all: Inspired by our worship together we grow in Christ through welcoming the stranger, feeding hungry…

Faces of Our Ministries: Carol Vojir, Lector

The real impetus to my spiritual journey began in 2005 when I moved to Las Cruces, NM, and joined St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Don’t get me wrong; although not a ‘cradle Episcopalian’, I had been a regular church-goer throughout my life, but God really took me in hand when I moved to Las Cruces! On…

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…