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The Rev. Jonathan Hanneman Preaching

Nine years ago, shortly after I was called to St. Dunstan’s Church, a young couple visited our worship. Jonathan Hanneman and Shannon Walker later told me that they intended to worship at a different church that morning but discovered that it was closed that day, so they came to St. Dunstan’s instead. I thank God…

Weekly Word: Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

At my daughter Kate’s dinner table, they have the practice of saying grace by asking, “What are you grateful for today?” My grandson, Oliver, has come to love this practice and insists on it now at our Sunday family meals. This week he was thankful for his grandmother, Nana Alice, and great grandmother, Nana Joan.…

God for Us

God is present here and now. In this moment, we have access to the love, comfort and strength that come from God. We come together as a congregation to be a part of that, to be Christ’s heart and hands in the world, and in doing so, to be a part of something much bigger,…

Dancing with God

Last Sunday we heard a wonderful story from Mother Carola about young men dancing joyfully to the altar carrying baskets of offerings. I love that image because it captures the experience of so many of us as we support our church. I was giving a parishioner a ride home after the service and he told…

This Month in the Organ Shop: November

Welcome to our new monthly report of what’s happening in the Ortloff Organ Shop! While we (well… Chris and Bill) are working hard on our end to prepare our Sanctuary for the installation of our new organ, here’s an update on what our organ builders have been up to. As you know, Jonathan and his…

Freedom in Christ: Finding Freedom in Prayer

An Upcoming Class Christ offers true freedom in life, but how do we access that freedom? How often do we really feel free? In a very practical way, Christ offers freedom from anxiety and fear and one of the most powerful ways I have found to experience this freedom is through prayer. I will be…

What Do You Love About St. Dunstan’s?

Our stewardship campaign launches this week by asking the question, “What do you love about St. Dunstan’s Church?” For me, St. Dunstan’s is about real access to God. I love how the work and worship we share bring us closer to the sacred in ways that matter. We know that God can be found on…

Sacred Silence

Silence and solitude. Sometimes we experience these together. Other times, we have one without the other. At the New Camaldoli Hermitage I experienced silence in community, worshipping four times a day with the brothers. Kayaking in the San Juan Islands I experienced silence in solitude. On a Tuesday in early August, my wife Alice delivered…

Exciting Changes Coming to St. Dunstan’s Church

We expressed our hopes and dreams, cast a vision, and Imagined the Ways we could build new capacity to Feed Hearts and Spirits, Open New Doors, and Serve a Bigger Feast. Now, the time has come to start implementing the capital improvements. This is the first in a regular series of articles that will keep you informed about…