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Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 2)

This Month in the Organ Shop

Over the last few weeks, our hardworking organ builders in Massachusetts have made exciting progress on our organ! Jonathan continues to voice our pipes. Having finished the Swell 8’ Stopped Diapason, he has since started in on the Swell 8’ Viola. The Viola rank is, unsurprisingly, a rank of “string” pipes. No, that’s not an…

God for Us

God is present here and now. In this moment, we have access to the love, comfort and strength that come from God. We come together as a congregation to be a part of that, to be Christ’s heart and hands in the world, and in doing so, to be a part of something much bigger,…

Dancing with God

Last Sunday we heard a wonderful story from Mother Carola about young men dancing joyfully to the altar carrying baskets of offerings. I love that image because it captures the experience of so many of us as we support our church. I was giving a parishioner a ride home after the service and he told…

This Month in the Organ Shop: November

As you know, Jonathan and his crew at Ortloff Organ Company have been working on our organ diligently for eight months, methodically building the many diverse components for our organ: the windchests, slider chests, rackboards, toe boards, and wind trunks, to name only a few, making sure each component is flat, sturdy, and sealed. They’ve…

Freedom in Christ: Finding Freedom in Prayer

An Upcoming Class Christ offers true freedom in life, but how do we access that freedom? How often do we really feel free? In a very practical way, Christ offers freedom from anxiety and fear and one of the most powerful ways I have found to experience this freedom is through prayer. I will be…

What Do You Love About St. Dunstan’s?

Our stewardship campaign launches this week by asking the question, “What do you love about St. Dunstan’s Church?” For me, St. Dunstan’s is about real access to God. I love how the work and worship we share bring us closer to the sacred in ways that matter. We know that God can be found on…

Sacred Space

Last week, Bill Barnsdale completed framing the opening for the new organ’s swell chamber, allowing the large components of the old organ to be removed. Chris Johns worked with volunteers from the Pipe Organ Foundation to get the last of the huge wooden pipes down (the largest one took six of us!) and loaded into…

Sacred Silence

Silence and solitude. Sometimes we experience these together. Other times, we have one without the other. At the New Camaldoli Hermitage I experienced silence in community, worshipping four times a day with the brothers. Kayaking in the San Juan Islands I experienced silence in solitude. On a Tuesday in early August, my wife Alice delivered…