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Weekly Message

Beyond Feeding

On earth as in heaven, all are welcome, all are fed, and all are loved. I love introducing St. Dunstan’s Church as The Church that Feeds People. That is at the heart of our vision and feeding is certainly the face of our outreach ministry. On Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Erin Jones…

An Invitation to Sacred Ground

Sacred ground is dangerous ground. Jesus called us to sacred ground by feeding the hungry, healing the sick, casting out evil, and showing us the love of God. They hung Jesus on a cross. There is no doubt that the work of seeking sacred ground can create conflict and unwelcome change. Sacred ground is hard…

Sacred Ground

 In the paper this morning, a commentator stated that the storming of the U.S. Capital felt like a desecration of sacred ground. I understand that feeling, but I want to offer a different perspective on what is sacred ground. Yesterday, as the events at our nation’s capital were unfolding, I was meeting with the leaders…

Both

I recently read an insightful article by Richard Rohr about the importance of Christmas as the moment when God was revealed in Jesus, who was both human and God. Rohr writes about our struggle to understand Jesus’ human and divine nature. He was God, and that is powerful, wonderful, and life changing, and he was also human.…

Hello God, Are You There?

The psalmist laments,You have seen, O Lord; do not be silent!   O Lord, do not be far from me! (Psalm 34:22) And the prophet Isaiah cries,After all this, will you restrain yourself, O Lord?   Will you keep silent, and punish us so severely?  (Isaiah 64:12) When we despair and grieve, it can so often feel as though God is silent, or worse,…

A Prayer to Receive God

I heard a beautiful prayer today written by the great American author and theologian, Howard Thurman. I feel that this prayer speaks to where we are today as we anticipate the coming of Christmas in the middle of a pandemic shutdown. Remember that Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and…

Waiting…

2020 has been a year of waiting: The terrible waiting for friends or family members to get test results from COVID-19 tests, waiting for loved ones to recover when they did get sick, waiting for a dramatic election, and then waiting for the results of that election. We are tired of waiting. We have COVID…

Gratitude

Gratitude is a pathway to the divine. Gratitude to God opens our heart to know God in this moment. Giving thanks to God changes our relationship with God in an immediate, intimate way. Gratitude reorients our spirit and opens our hearts to love. Giving thanks works similarly with people. Gratitude opens our hearts to know…

Fr. David Marshall

Restore Peace

Remember, release, reimagine and restore. This is the pattern we have followed in looking at Our Money Story. I remembered with you my childhood story of working all summer, mowing lawns and washing cars to buy a Ten-speed bike. It was a good story, a good experience, even a good lesson, but when it became…

Fr. David Marshall

Reimagine Happiness

The theme of our stewardship program is, “Our Money Story.” This week, we REIMAGINE our money story to be more like God’s money story. Our money story is a way of talking about what we care about; what we value. I love teaching about stewardship because it is the most direct way I know of…