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Weekly Message

Another visit with our Presiding Bishop

Our guest columnist is The Rev. Carola von Wrangel Last Saturday I went down to St. John’s Church in Olympia, where Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led a conversation and question and answer time with Bishop Rickel and many interested Episcopalians from around the diocese. An exciting day, it provided an opportunity to hear more of…

Summer Worship

Wow! Youth Sunday was great. The children payed the chimes, Ian impressed us again with his flute, and Ryan played the piano beautifully. In the sermon we learned from the kids just what peace really means. My favorite definitions were “harmony”, “love”, and “not punching people.” Youth Sunday was great for kids and for adults.…

Pushing Back Against Darkness

For the past several weeks, ever since we heard of another shooting at a high school in Texas, I have begun our worship with the assertion that, “this is the place to be.” This worship, this congregation is the place to be because in this place we are committed to building a better world and better lives. We are determined to…

The Third Way, Part 2

Our Guest Columnist is Alice Marshall My friend Sharon had serious conflicts with her stepdaughter, Anne. Gritting her teeth and ignoring the misbehavior and disrespect didn’t work. Sitting down and lecturing her led to shouting matches. Desperate to improve the relationship, Sharon decided to try a third way. She started doing her stepdaughter’s chores with…

A Third Way

Guest Columnist, Alice Marshall On May 7, the Rev. David Marshall introduced us to Jesus’ call to “A Third Way.” “Love,” he said, “is hard to do. How are we to love our enemies? Are our only options when people sin against us to roll over and take it or to seek retribution? Is there…

Plant a Tree

We look out our sanctuary windows at trees planted 80 or more years ago that now look like a cathedral reaching to the sky. Legend has it that Martin Luther was once said, “If I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.” We do not know what the future will…

Building for Mission

Significant Improvements The vestry of St. Dunstan’s Church is considering significant improvements to our worship space, buildings and grounds in support of the mission of our congregation. We are exploring how we use our worship space, what we might do to make our building more functional for mission, and most importantly, asking about your hopes…

Love is Hard

Dear friends, Love is hard, and revenge is satisfying. Violence is glorified and esteemed in our society. Redemptive violence is held as a value and a virtue: if you do something bad then I can and should make it right by doing something bad to you. We see this in every area of life, from…

Past, Present, and Future

Dear friends, Today, in our Bible Study, we read the 61st chapter of Isaiah, which begins: The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim…

Harvey LaZelle, May He Rest in Peace

Dear friends, I am deeply sad to report that this morning our dear friend and brother in Christ, Harvey LaZelle, has died. He was at home being cared for by his family. We will hold a funeral for Harvey on Friday, April 27, at 11:00 AM at St. Dunstan’s Church, with a reception to follow.…