722 N. 145th St. | Shoreline, WA 98133

Rector’s Weekly Message (Page 3)

See You Sunday: No Reservations Necessary!

Dear friends, With the continued good news about vaccination rates and loosening of restrictions from the Governor, our vestry has decided to open worship to 50% of our capacity and eliminate the need for reservations. That means you don’t have to make a reservation to come to church, just come! We will now allow up…

Slowly, Carefully, Safely

Dear friends, We have been allowing up to 25 people to attend Sunday worship ever since Easter Day, and it has been wonderful. This has been a very difficult time since the pandemic restrictions closed down our in-person worship, and it has been life-giving to begin even this limited return. Reopening is a balance between…

Shoulder to Shoulder

Dear friends, I remember that when my children were teenagers it could be hard to have a conversation. There were two times when good conversations tended to happen. The first was when we could go for a longer drive with just the two of us. I would leave the radio off and wait for a…

Repentance and Growth

We start our confession by saying, Some of the things we have “left undone” are built into the fabric of our society. In the Sacred Ground discussion series, we are learning about the history of racism in our country. The readings and videos have shown us laws and practices that intentionally create a low-wage underclass.…

In-Person Worship is Back!

Dear friends, The first time my mother took communion after the pandemic shutdown she burst into tears. She called me to tell me that she had no idea how much she had missed that simple ritual of love and connection. On Easter Sunday, when we had people in the church in-person for the first time…

The Ortloff Organ Returns

 Dear friends, This coming Sunday, April 18th, will be the first time we have a (limited) congregation attending worship in-person with the Ortloff Organ in working order! So, while it is not the first time we have used our new organ in worship, it is the first time a live congregation will be able to…

Living Resurrection

Dear friends, Easter is a day and Easter is a season. In the 50 days after Easter, we live into the reality of the resurrection. The readings assigned for Sunday worship in this season dwell on the love of God and the call for us to dwell in that love, not as a passive rest…

That’s God’s Love!

Dear friends, When we read about Jesus’ resurrection, we don’t talk much about what was happening between the cross and the resurrection. I wonder if God and the angels were as busy as we have been at St. Dunstan’s Church? It was a huge effort to get our kitchen cleaned and repaired and clean up…

Palm Sunday Reset

Dear family in Christ, By now you have heard that our church suffered another break-in last week. I am happy to report that the cleanup started this morning (Thursday) and is expected to take four days. The Ortloff organ was badly affected by the corrosive ammonium phosphate discharged from the fire extinguisher and will require…