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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 17)

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…

Changing Lives

Our mission as a congregation is to change lives. That is why we welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, give of ourselves, and invite others to participate in this journey of faith. These are the actions we are inspired to take in response to God. Every Tuesday night I work with our team to wash…

Doing Mission

Inspired by our worship together we grow in Christ through welcoming the stranger, feeding hungry bodies and spirits, giving of ourselves, and inviting others to join us in this journey of faith. Our mission is a statement of purpose. Where our vision expresses our ultimate hope for the future, the mission is what we are…

Being a Member

Over the past several weeks we have been dealing with racist events in Charlottesville, Virginia, deadly flooding on a massive scale in the countries of South Asia, and flooding in Houston, Texas. As we look at each of these tragedies and struggles we are reminded that the best way we have to respond, and the…

Table of food at Camp United We Stand

Long-Term Decency

A natural disaster, like Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Houston, Texas, can bring out the best in us. We see families escaping from flooded houses, people saving old folks from rest homes, pets being pulled into rescue boats, and our hearts are filled. These disasters inspire us to help one another and we want…