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Weekly Message (Page 6)

Refreshed and Renewed

In the early ’90s, in a slow real estate market, we tried to sell our house and didn’t get any offers at all. After about five months, discouraged, we took the house off the market. A year later we decided to make some improvements and try again. We bought new appliances for the kitchen, installed…

Building for Future Generations

What is our vision for the future of church? Early this year we engaged in a Discovery Process with our vestry and members of the congregation asking this question and inviting people to share their visions. This process culminated in a summit meeting where we worked together to develop a vision for improving our worship…

Reflections on General Convention, Final Installment

Our Guest Columnist is Mother Carola von Wrangel On the opening day of General Convention, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invited everyone to “Follow the Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life.” He encouraged us to adopt a rule of life so that we may participate more fully in the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus…

Reflections on General Convention, Episode 2

Our Guest Columnist is Mother Carola von Wrangel One of the highlights of my trip to General Convention was the Saturday evening Worship Service — not just any worship service but an old fashion revival service! Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led us with a rousing sermon. The music was astonishing. And we were then given…

Generous and Compassionate

There is a wonderful energy of generosity and compassion at St. Dunstan’s Church. We see it in our worship, with children contributing to our sermons, with beautiful music from members of our congregation, and in the beauty of our prayers. We saw this on Sunday as we enjoyed a delicious lunch at our Summer Picnic…

A Time to Speak Out

This morning I was listening to the news on the radio and they played a clip from a rally held earlier this week by President Donald Trump. In the recording, President Trump was describing the people being arrested at our southern border as criminals and gang members and mocking our legal system for giving them…

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.…