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Profound Silence

I have never spent more than a few hours in silence. I like to talk. I like being around people, so the idea of spending a week in silence as a part of my sabbatical made me nervous, but I also felt strongly that I needed to do this. On Friday, July 12th, I began…

Rest, Renewal, and Inspiration

A sabbatical is meant to provide rest, renewal, and inspiration, and I am happy to report that I experienced all three this past summer. The highlights of my sabbatical were a trip to a trophy fishing lake in Mexico with my father, refinishing a family heirloom dining room table, a silent retreat at a monastery,…

Carol Vojir

Agape* practiced here!

by Carol Vojir(First in a series about what St. Dunstan’s Church means to us parishioners)  In 2011, when my 31-year-old son-in-law was dying of metastatic melanoma, agape meant spiritual nourishment from people I didn’t know well. I chose St. Dunstan’s for that spiritual nourishment because the church was close to where I lived then and…

Care Teams — The Tie that Binds

By guest columnist Karen Tynes Tikkun olam “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this…

From Your Senior Warden

We have had a beautiful summer so far, with just the right amounts of sun and rain. Work on the Capital Campaign projects continue, with construction of our new organ by the Ortloff Organ Company continuing, bids coming in for paving the parking lots and for the remodeling work in the church, and preparation for…

food for the poor

Ministry among the poor of Honduras, Part 2

On my recent trip to Honduras with Food for the Poor, I learned a lot about our efforts to create sustainable projects. These are development projects that will pay for themselves and allow the recipients to be self-sufficient. Some examples of such projects are fishing equipment and training, vocational development, agricultural projects, and housing communities. On…

From Your Deacon-in-Training

I’d like to tell you all about a couple of ministries that I’m involved in outside of St. Dunstan’s. As postulants, those of us in formation to be deacons learn (if we haven’t already!) that the ministry of a deacon is primarily outside of the congregation. In the words of the ordination liturgy, deacons are…

food for the poor

Ministry among the poor of Honduras

Some of you have asked, “where have you been, Mother Carola???” I’ve been all over since Easter, when I was last at St. Dunstan’s on a Sunday. I’ve missed ministering among you! And I’ll be back more, eventually. In the meantime, let me share about my recent trip to Honduras with Food for the Poor. Occasionally,…

St. Dunstan’s Organ Project Update

Here is a long-awaited update on our organ project: Most recently, our organ builders have been continuing work on the wind chests (bonus points if you remember what those are! If not, you can refer to my previous article here. Toe holes have been drilled into the toe boards. The pipes will sit in these toe…