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Weekly Message (Page 2)

Like a Gym for Love

We hear a lot about how the Millennial Generation does not see the value of church, so I was delighted to hear an interview this week where a young man, about my son’s age, was describing how much he loved his church. When he first visited the church several years ago, he was welcomed warmly.…

Then Life Happened

One of the greatest gifts I experienced on my sabbatical came in the depths of silence. On the third day of that silence, I felt a great freedom, a release from worry. I had been contemplating the challenge of anxiety in my life and I realized, or I just knew, that in this moment, all…

Finding True Life

Have you ever felt that if you could just get more money, life would work out? Or maybe you have dreamed of the one true love that would fill your life with joy? Or perhaps you have pursued business success to find happiness and satisfaction? Or maybe, for you, it was the dream of a bigger house? …

Incarnation – When God Is Revealed in Us

On Sunday we heard a gracious sermon from the Rev. Jonathan Hanneman in which he shared the wonderful story of how he and his wife, Shannon Walker, found their way to St. Dunstan’s, the Episcopal Church, and eventually, to the priesthood. We celebrated his ordination and call to serve as a curate at the Church…

The Rev. Jonathan Hanneman Preaching

Nine years ago, shortly after I was called to St. Dunstan’s Church, a young couple visited our worship. Jonathan Hanneman and Shannon Walker later told me that they intended to worship at a different church that morning but discovered that it was closed that day, so they came to St. Dunstan’s instead. I thank God…

Weekly Word: Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

At my daughter Kate’s dinner table, they have the practice of saying grace by asking, “What are you grateful for today?” My grandson, Oliver, has come to love this practice and insists on it now at our Sunday family meals. This week he was thankful for his grandmother, Nana Alice, and great grandmother, Nana Joan.…

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…

What Do You Love About St. Dunstan’s?

Our stewardship campaign launches this week by asking the question, “What do you love about St. Dunstan’s Church?” For me, St. Dunstan’s is about real access to God. I love how the work and worship we share bring us closer to the sacred in ways that matter. We know that God can be found on…