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Ministries

Speaking of Dying

In my experience, speaking of dying is a beautiful, gracious, life giving thing to do. Most of us are reluctant to talk about death or dying and sometimes we will even deny the truth to avoid facing our own or a loved one’s death. Over the years I have been with many families as someone…

Faces of Our Ministries: Bill Britton

Part 1 – Mugwump the Magnificent I was in the 6th grade Sunday school class at Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park Illinois. It was 1947. Our teacher was Mr. Hefner. He had assigned the burning bush story, beginning at Exodus 3:1, etc I read the account. Mr. Hefner had accepted the challenge of convincing…

Faces of Our Ministries: Bobbie Oxford

“When thou commandest me to sing it seems that my heart would break with joy; and I look into thy face, and tears come to my eyes. I know thou takest pleasure in my singing., and call thee friend who art my lord.” ― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings On a cold, snowy morning near…

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…

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…

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…

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…