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Weekly Message (Page 2)

Is Christ Behind that Mask?

The other day I got out of the house and went for a walk with a good friend. Now, he was in Burlingame, California and I am in Seattle, so we called each other on our mobile phones, put in our earbuds, put on our cloth masks, and went out for a walk. It was…

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

In my Easter sermon I talked about the strange experience of celebrating the resurrection in the middle of a pandemic. The pandemic, with its stay-at-home orders and the economic shutdown, will all have a lasting effect on our congregation. Some of the changes are hard but some may turn out to be blessings. God has…

Happy Easter!

Easter is coming. Not even a pandemic can stop the resurrection! This most holy of weeks leads us to the celebration of Easter even when we cannot gather for worship. We are certainly grieving that we cannot come together in person, but we will still celebrate with online worship and even a new way of…

Holy Week at Home

Holy Week is the most powerful, beautiful week of worship in the Christian life, and the isolation we are experiencing will not stop our celebrations. In fact, there are new and wonderful ways for you to participate. Today we sent out a mailing to the entire congregation with a Holy Week at Home booklet. The…

Resurrection Delayed

First, A Time of Grief A few days ago, as I was working at home, I experienced a wave of tiredness, and then a wave of sadness. I sat with those feelings for a moment in prayer and realized that what I was experiencing was grief. I miss being at the church. I miss worshipping…

Stay Connected, Stay Church, and Take Care of Each Other

My dear friends, What interesting times we are experiencing. I am writing this from my desk at home rather than my office at the church. This is just one of the many changes we have made to maintain social distancing in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Every one of us has been touched by this situation, and as a church, we…

Worship During a Pandemic

Our online worship resources may be found here. On Thursday, March 12, Bishop Greg Rickel announced that he is directing all Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of Olympia to close for the next two weeks, until March 22nd. Here is the relevant portion of his announcement:  I am calling for the closure to the public…

Corona Virus Updates

Changes in St. Dunstan’s Events: Wed. Eucharist and Bible Study cancelled until April 2. Dear Friends,I am canceling the Wednesday Eucharist and Bible Study until after Easter. I love these groups, I love worshipping together and studying together with all of you, but given the current situation and the age of most of our group,…

Finding Freedom, Seeking Happiness

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. – Matt 4:17 Repent. That’s a word that is hard to use and hard to hear. Too often, we hear the word repent as a club being used to beat us into a guilty obedience to an angry God. We need to rescue the word from religious abuses. We need to find a way…

Heat and Light

This week I attended the annual Clergy Conference for our diocese. This was a working conference looking at the role of anxiety in our lives and in our congregations. The title, “Heat and Light”, is meant to convey the positive and negative effects of anxiety. As a positive, anxiety can be the expression of a…