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Weekly Message

It’s a Way of Life

Whether we are talking about heaven, the kingdom of God, eternal life, or the Promised Land, after Jesus we must understand that these are not places but a way of life. In a similar way, being born again or saved or baptized are not once-and-done events but the beginning of a way of life. We…

Our True Self

On a recent Tuesday evening I sat at the welcome table at our Community Dinner visiting and greeting our guests as they arrived. I watched people come in from the rain, take a free meal ticket, and find a place to sit. As the evening wore on and we got closer to the meal, I…

The Way of Love

As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we follow the way of Jesus. His way is the Way of Love, and that love has the power to change lives and change the world. This Advent we will take up the challenge to live the Way of Love together. On Sunday we will hand out…

A General Thanksgiving

On the eve of Thanksgiving Day I would like to offer you a gift from our Book of Common Prayer. All the way at the back of the book on page 836 there is a beautiful prayer humbly entitled, A General Thanksgiving. A General Thanksgiving Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that…

Cupcakes and Kindness

On Sunday morning we emerged from worship, after a wonderful postlude performed by Al Johnson and Susanna Valleau honoring veterans on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, and there was an honest-to-goodness bake sale set up in the parish hall! On sale were baked goods and sweets left over from the St. Agnes Guild’s annual…

I’ll Fly Away

On Sunday, in observance of All Saints Day, we honored and remembered our beloved dead: We chanted their names at the beginning of the service in our beautiful Columbarium Chapel, we gathered around the altar to turn in our pledges for 2019 and renew our Baptismal Covenant, and our Hand Bell Choir played a stunning…

Stewardship, Part 2: Planning for Growth

In last week’s newsletter I gave thanks for another strong year of growth and vitality at St. Dunstan’s Church. This week our newsletter gives specifics on how we have done (so far) in 2018 and lays out some of our plans for 2019. How We Spend Your Contributions The Missional Budget given this week describes…

Stewardship, Part 1

From our Rector Thanks be to God; our church is flourishing! We have enjoyed another strong year of growth. Giving has increased, and our expenses are well managed by our treasurer, staff and vestry. Your financial support and participation allow St. Dunstan’s Church to continue making a difference in people’s lives and in the world.…

The Tomb… Again?

After last Sunday’s sermon, several people spoke to me about their own experience of the tomb. We all go there, eventually. The pain of losing a loved one, failure of a marriage, or crumbling of a career…there are many ways we end up in that dark place where we are lost in grief, pain, or…

That’s Amazing!

My first impression of St. Dunstan’s church was one of amazement. In late 2008, I visited because I heard that the congregation was getting ready to call a new rector, and I thought I would check it out. I sat in the back row intending to just observe, but the music swept me away. I…