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Weekly Message

St. Dunstan’s Organ Project Update

Here is a long-awaited update on our organ project: Most recently, our organ builders have been continuing work on the wind chests (bonus points if you remember what those are! If not, you can refer to my previous article here. Toe holes have been drilled into the toe boards. The pipes will sit in these toe…

Bowing in Church

One of the hallmarks of our Anglican forms of worship is that we make use of our bodies in our liturgies. We stand as the procession enters and leaves the church, for the reading of the gospel, and while singing most hymns. We sit as we listen to the reading of scripture lessons other than…

From Your Deacon

Some of you may recognize Jennifer Rodgers. She joined our meals ministry several months ago as part of her doctoral fieldwork at the University of Washington, which focused on music and homelessness. Jennifer is now the artistic director and conductor of the Everett Chorale. She is the first woman to hold this position. Their December…

From Our Senior Warden

The Vestry and St. Dunstan’s have had a very busy and exciting couple of weeks. Since we kicked off the Capital Campaign at the end of March, we have received 63 gifts and pledges for more than $890,000! I thank everyone for their generosity and willingness to contribute to the future of St. Dunstan’s. Last…

We Can Do This!

As I write this, the Imagine the Ways capital campaign has already raised $805,000 to grow our capacity to feed hearts and spirits, open new doors, and serve a bigger feast. About half of this has already been given and the rest is pledged over the next three to five years. This is a wonderful…

Mother’s Day Brunch with the Bishop

It is always special when the Bishop visits, but this time it will be even more wonderful because Sunday is Mother’s Day. You are invited to worship with our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, and then stay for brunch. Bishop Rickel will preside and preach at both services and then we will host him for…

Prayerful Anticipation

In the fifty days of Easter we anticipate the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. The way Luke tells the story, Jesus told the disciples to stay in Jerusalem, prayerfully awaiting the gift of the Holy Spirit. The disciples did not know what to expect, but they loved and trusted in Jesus, so they…

Bring Easter Blessings Home

I hope we will see all of you at our Easter celebration at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. Bring with you an item from your Easter feast to be blessed at the altar at this service. You might bring dinner rolls, or even vegetables you plan to use in the meal. (Put them in a…

Holy Week – A Time Apart

It you take a guided tour of the tallest trees at Redwood National Park you will not see the tallest tree. You will see some very tall trees, but the location of the tallest is a closely guarded secret. This majestic tree, known as Hyperion, was only discovered in 2006 and stands an impressive 380.3…

Spring at St. Dunstan’s Church

Spring has come to St. Dunstan’s Church. The cherry trees are beginning to blossom. Tulips are coming up. Easter is almost here. This is a time of new life and new beginnings. This past weekend, our vestry gathered for a snow-delayed vestry retreat. We explored our gifts, both individually and as a group, and we…