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Weekly Message

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…

Church Offices Vandalized

On Sunday night, someone broke into the church offices with a pry-bar, breaking the window out of its frame. Somehow, our alarm system had not been set and didn’t alert us of the break in. The vandal pulled drawers out and dumped them, emptied the contents of closets and cabinets onto the floor, dumped a…

Lament is Good for the Soul

What do we do when life is all just too much? In the past week two different friends have described familiar challenges: mothers struggling with dementia, Children out of work, and Cancer treatments. In one sense, these struggles are always happening. Maybe they are new in your life or mine, but they are the stuff…

From The Vestry: 2020 Mutual Ministry Review

Even though the church isn’t open right now, your Vestry has been discussing how we would like St. Dunstan’s to move forward in the next year. During our Vestry retreat in February, we discussed the concepts of Invite, Welcome and Connect as ways to encourage new people to visit St. Dunstan’s, make them feel welcome…

So You Want to Talk About Race?

I would like to invite you to read with me. 2019 Washington State Book Award winner Ijeoma Oluo’s book, So You Want to Talk About Race, offers us a way to enter into the conversation about race and racial justice that is so important in our country today. You can buy the book or e-book online, or download…

Will You Wear a Mask?

On February 29th, the first death due to COVID-19 was reported in the United States. By two weeks later we were entering a pandemic lockdown, progressively shutting down our economy, travel, even churches, and staying home to stop the spread of the virus. We learned to wash our hands, stay 6 feet apart, wear masks,…

It’s Youth Sunday!

I am delighted to announce that Ian Paulson will be giving the sermon this Sunday. Ian is graduating from High School this week and we are honoring him at this service. He will preach, play the offertory and postlude music on his flute, and we will present him with a scholarship for his first year…

Black Lives Matter

For the past few days I have received a steady stream of emails with titles like “Black Lives Matter.” These came from organizations we would not normally associate with political activism, and some that we would, including Food Lifeline, the King County Department of Public Health, North Helpline, Church Publishing Incorporated, The Diocese of Olympia,…

Break Bread Together for Pentecost

This Sunday is Pentecost and we will break bread together as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. I invite you to participate in our online service and have bread (and wine if you desire) available. In our worship, I will celebrate and share Holy Communion with the small group who gathers to create our online worship. Then we will hold…

communion bread

One Bread, One Body

Before the pandemic struck, we would gather each week for Holy Communion, singing, praying, and then sharing the bread and wine. It was an act of communion, of coming together as one people, united in faith through worship. Eating together, breaking bread and sharing it, these are the most basic actions of family; of people…