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Spring at St. Dunstan’s Church

Spring has come to St. Dunstan’s Church. The cherry trees are beginning to blossom. Tulips are coming up. Easter is almost here. This is a time of new life and new beginnings. This past weekend, our vestry gathered for a snow-delayed vestry retreat. We explored our gifts, both individually and as a group, and we…

Wonderful Generosity

On Saturday night we enjoyed a wonderful Gala Banquet to celebrate our Imagine the Ways capital campaign. The parish hall was decorated beautifully, the food was great, the music was excellent, and the results were fantastic. We now have 41 gifts and pledges totaling $725,000. Of that, $390,000 has been given in donations and $335,000…

Interfaith Vigil and Anti-Islamophobia Teach-in

A report by Mother Catharine Reid In response to last Friday’s horrifying violence in the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand several local gatherings were held at mosques here in our area. I, along with a standing room only crowd, attended on Monday evening what the organizers called an Interfaith Vigil and Anti-Islamophobia Teach-in sponsored by the…

Imagine the Ways!

Check your mailbox! The invitations went out this week for our Imagine the Ways capital campaign Gala Banquet on Saturday, March 23rd, starting at 6:00 PM. This is your invitation to support our campaign by attending the banquet and by making a donation. This is a very exciting time for our congregation. We have carefully discerned our vision, mission and hopes for…

Giving Up Plastic for Lent

I was very heartened to open the Seattle Times on Ash Wednesday and see an article about Lent of the front page: Some churches are asking members to give up plastic for Lent. These churches plan to ask their members to give up one type of single-use plastic each week of lent, including plastic bags,…

Mindfulness

Mindfulness starts with being present, in this moment, aware of our surroundings, relationships, feelings and thoughts. Mindfulness also involves an acceptance of where we are, what we are, what we feel, and what we are thinking. Our capital campaign is about what we might do in the future, but it grows out of our gratitude…

Here’s Our New Organ!

Construction has begun on our new organ! The Ortloff Organ Company has started building the components of the instrument at their shop in Brookline, Massachusetts. The president of the company tells me that one of the two wind chambers is being built on his workbench and the other on another bench. They ordered many of…

Gallery Events: A Party with Purpose

The next step in our capital campaign is a series of three gallery events. Think of these as parties with purpose. The format for each event will be the same. We envision them like an art gallery opening with lots of socializing as we enjoy displays for each of the six projects. We will have brochures for you to take with you…

Why Am I Here?

I regularly work out at a ridiculously early hour with a bunch of other rowers. Last week, one of the people in our group joked, “Why am I here?” I playfully took her question literally and replied, “I have some thoughts about that.” Our coach was a bit surprised and asked, “Really?” So, I gave…

Annual Meeting and Celebration Recap

At our Annual Meeting last Sunday, we celebrated the great year we had in 2018. Our treasurer Tina presented the 2018 financial results and the 2019 budget that was approved by the vestry. I gave a brief report on all that we have to celebrate from 2018 and spoke of the opportunities God is placing…