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Weekly Message

God for Us

God is present here and now. In this moment, we have access to the love, comfort and strength that come from God. We come together as a congregation to be a part of that, to be Christ’s heart and hands in the world, and in doing so, to be a part of something much bigger,…

Dancing with God

Last Sunday we heard a wonderful story from Mother Carola about young men dancing joyfully to the altar carrying baskets of offerings. I love that image because it captures the experience of so many of us as we support our church. I was giving a parishioner a ride home after the service and he told…

Freedom in Christ: Finding Freedom in Prayer

An Upcoming Class Christ offers true freedom in life, but how do we access that freedom? How often do we really feel free? In a very practical way, Christ offers freedom from anxiety and fear and one of the most powerful ways I have found to experience this freedom is through prayer. I will be…

Sacred Silence

Silence and solitude. Sometimes we experience these together. Other times, we have one without the other. At the New Camaldoli Hermitage I experienced silence in community, worshipping four times a day with the brothers. Kayaking in the San Juan Islands I experienced silence in solitude. On a Tuesday in early August, my wife Alice delivered…

Exciting Changes Coming to St. Dunstan’s Church

We expressed our hopes and dreams, cast a vision, and Imagined the Ways we could build new capacity to Feed Hearts and Spirits, Open New Doors, and Serve a Bigger Feast. Now, the time has come to start implementing the capital improvements. This is the first in a regular series of articles that will keep you informed about…

Profound Silence

I have never spent more than a few hours in silence. I like to talk. I like being around people, so the idea of spending a week in silence as a part of my sabbatical made me nervous, but I also felt strongly that I needed to do this. On Friday, July 12th, I began…

Rest, Renewal, and Inspiration

A sabbatical is meant to provide rest, renewal, and inspiration, and I am happy to report that I experienced all three this past summer. The highlights of my sabbatical were a trip to a trophy fishing lake in Mexico with my father, refinishing a family heirloom dining room table, a silent retreat at a monastery,…

Carol Vojir

Agape* practiced here!

by Carol Vojir(First in a series about what St. Dunstan’s Church means to us parishioners)  In 2011, when my 31-year-old son-in-law was dying of metastatic melanoma, agape meant spiritual nourishment from people I didn’t know well. I chose St. Dunstan’s for that spiritual nourishment because the church was close to where I lived then and…

Care Teams — The Tie that Binds

By guest columnist Karen Tynes Tikkun olam “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this…

From Your Senior Warden

We have had a beautiful summer so far, with just the right amounts of sun and rain. Work on the Capital Campaign projects continue, with construction of our new organ by the Ortloff Organ Company continuing, bids coming in for paving the parking lots and for the remodeling work in the church, and preparation for…