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Weekly Message (Page 7)

Pushing Back Against Darkness

For the past several weeks, ever since we heard of another shooting at a high school in Texas, I have begun our worship with the assertion that, “this is the place to be.” This worship, this congregation is the place to be because in this place we are committed to building a better world and better lives. We are determined to…

The Third Way, Part 2

Our Guest Columnist is Alice Marshall My friend Sharon had serious conflicts with her stepdaughter, Anne. Gritting her teeth and ignoring the misbehavior and disrespect didn’t work. Sitting down and lecturing her led to shouting matches. Desperate to improve the relationship, Sharon decided to try a third way. She started doing her stepdaughter’s chores with…

A Third Way

Guest Columnist, Alice Marshall On May 7, the Rev. David Marshall introduced us to Jesus’ call to “A Third Way.” “Love,” he said, “is hard to do. How are we to love our enemies? Are our only options when people sin against us to roll over and take it or to seek retribution? Is there…

Plant a Tree

We look out our sanctuary windows at trees planted 80 or more years ago that now look like a cathedral reaching to the sky. Legend has it that Martin Luther was once said, “If I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.” We do not know what the future will…

Building for Mission

Significant Improvements The vestry of St. Dunstan’s Church is considering significant improvements to our worship space, buildings and grounds in support of the mission of our congregation. We are exploring how we use our worship space, what we might do to make our building more functional for mission, and most importantly, asking about your hopes…

Love is Hard

Dear friends, Love is hard, and revenge is satisfying. Violence is glorified and esteemed in our society. Redemptive violence is held as a value and a virtue: if you do something bad then I can and should make it right by doing something bad to you. We see this in every area of life, from…

Past, Present, and Future

Dear friends, Today, in our Bible Study, we read the 61st chapter of Isaiah, which begins: The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim…

Harvey LaZelle, May He Rest in Peace

Dear friends, I am deeply sad to report that this morning our dear friend and brother in Christ, Harvey LaZelle, has died. He was at home being cared for by his family. We will hold a funeral for Harvey on Friday, April 27, at 11:00 AM at St. Dunstan’s Church, with a reception to follow.…

David’s Weekly Message: Discovery 2018 Last year we conducted a series of interviews and meetings that we called the Discovery Process as we developed our new vision and mission statements. We collected 70 interviews, asking people about their most important experiences of faith and ministry, and from those interviews we developed the themes that became our…

He is Risen – He is Here

When Mary looks into the empty tomb on Easter morning, the angel proclaims, “He is risen. He is not here…he is going ahead of you to Galilee.” I am writing this on the Tuesday after Easter and the church is full of people preparing the dinner and setting up the parish hall for our weekly…