722 N. 145th St. | Shoreline, WA 98133

Celebrating Our Ministries

Thanking Josef Hinkofer

Every Sunday, as we begin our worship, I am pleased to welcome people to St. Dunstan’s Church in Shoreline, Washington, The Church that Feeds People! We became the Church that Feeds People because of the faith and commitment of Josef Hinkofer. Josef was feeding people at homeless camps before he brought the program to St.…

Ditty Bags and Hats for Seafarers

The Seattle Seafarers Center distributes holiday gifts in the form of ditty bags filled with hats, toiletries, playing cards, and candy to the seafarers in the Port of Seattle during the holidays. For many of them, these are the only gifts they will get because their friends and family are half a world away. They need your help knitting hats, sewing ditty…

St. Dunstan’s Church will host Emergency Winter Shelter

We will be hosting the Shoreline Winter Emergency Shelter this winter in our parish hall. When the temperatures drop below 34 degrees outside, the shelter will open to provide a safe, warm place for those without shelter. This program is run by NUHSA (North Urban Human Services Alliance). Their volunteers will set up, run, and clean up the space each time the…

Holy Cross Day: Worship and Picnic 9/13

St. Dunstan’s Church will offer an outside worship and picnic on September 13th at 11:30 AM celebrating Holy Cross Day. We will have our usual 8:00 and 10:00 AM services online and then a service on the lawn next to the lower parking lot at 11:30. You are invited to bring a lawn chair and picnic…

All Will Be Well

Several times this week I have found myself longing for comfort. There is just so much strife and struggle these days, we face so many challenges, and worst of all, the pandemic has taken away many of our most important comforts, like being with friends over a meal, going to a movie, or worshipping together…

The Return of the 8 o’clock Sunday Service

One of my favorite memories from my three years in seminary was gathering with my fellow seminarians for Morning Prayer each day. The fellowship, prayers, and scripture were as important to me as the classes we attended later in the day. One of the curious and wonderful side effects of this pandemic shutdown has been…

Update on Church Offices

This week, I thought the most comforting thing you might want to see is an update on how we are recovering from the vandalism of our offices and how we are preparing for the eventual return to in-person worship. We need our friendship, connections and relationship now more than ever as we navigate the coronavirus…

Church Offices Vandalized

On Sunday night, someone broke into the church offices with a pry-bar, breaking the window out of its frame. Somehow, our alarm system had not been set and didn’t alert us of the break in. The vandal pulled drawers out and dumped them, emptied the contents of closets and cabinets onto the floor, dumped a…

Lament is Good for the Soul

What do we do when life is all just too much? In the past week two different friends have described familiar challenges: mothers struggling with dementia, Children out of work, and Cancer treatments. In one sense, these struggles are always happening. Maybe they are new in your life or mine, but they are the stuff…

From The Vestry: 2020 Mutual Ministry Review

Even though the church isn’t open right now, your Vestry has been discussing how we would like St. Dunstan’s to move forward in the next year. During our Vestry retreat in February, we discussed the concepts of Invite, Welcome and Connect as ways to encourage new people to visit St. Dunstan’s, make them feel welcome…