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

Weekly Message

Fr. David Marshall

Our Money Story: Reimagine

Scripture calls us to reimagine a world where our social and economic systems are not built to disparage or impoverish, but instead to provide for and benefit all. Next week we revisit the story of the widow’s mite, a scripture that begs for reimagination and reinterpretation from the harmful ways it has been used. I…

Our Money Story: Release

One of the formational stories of my young life was the summer I spent washing cars and mowing lawns to save money for a 10-speed bike. I still had the bike of my early childhood, a Schwinn Stingray, and it had started to seem like a kid’s bike to my 12-year-old self. I gazed at…

Stewardship: Our Money Story

We all have a money story, whether we recognize it or not. Perhaps we are always hopeful that we will always have enough, or the next windfall is just around the corner. Perhaps our story is one of fear or shame. Or a story that the church is dying and no longer relevant. Or a…

Honoring Loved Ones Past

On All Saints Day, Sunday November 1st this year, we will pray for the people we have loved and lost. In years past, we have done so with a service of Commendation to God in our Columbarium Chapel outside. We have placed long stem flowers on the altar, rung bells, and chanted the names of…

Spiritual Practices for Dark Times

How are we to find tranquility of spirit when we are aware of the racial injustice of our times? How are we to find tranquility of spirit when the air is red with smoke from fires stoked by climate change? I have a tendency to pull back from the very things that I need most when…

Thanking Josef Hinkofer

Every Sunday, as we begin our worship, I am pleased to welcome people to St. Dunstan’s Church in Shoreline, Washington, The Church that Feeds People! We became the Church that Feeds People because of the faith and commitment of Josef Hinkofer. Josef was feeding people at homeless camps before he brought the program to St.…

Holy Cross Day: Worship and Picnic 9/13

St. Dunstan’s Church will offer an outside worship and picnic on September 13th at 11:30 AM celebrating Holy Cross Day. We will have our usual 8:00 and 10:00 AM services online and then a service on the lawn next to the lower parking lot at 11:30. You are invited to bring a lawn chair and picnic…

All Will Be Well

Several times this week I have found myself longing for comfort. There is just so much strife and struggle these days, we face so many challenges, and worst of all, the pandemic has taken away many of our most important comforts, like being with friends over a meal, going to a movie, or worshipping together…

The Return of the 8 o’clock Sunday Service

One of my favorite memories from my three years in seminary was gathering with my fellow seminarians for Morning Prayer each day. The fellowship, prayers, and scripture were as important to me as the classes we attended later in the day. One of the curious and wonderful side effects of this pandemic shutdown has been…

Update on Church Offices

This week, I thought the most comforting thing you might want to see is an update on how we are recovering from the vandalism of our offices and how we are preparing for the eventual return to in-person worship. We need our friendship, connections and relationship now more than ever as we navigate the coronavirus…