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Strength for the Journey

At the Epiphany we celebrate the light of Christ and in my Epiphany sermon I talked about the ways that we seek that light. The light is, of course, a metaphor for a quality of life that gives us hope and strength. Light is salvation when we are in the darkness. Light is hope when…

Happy New Year!

We enjoyed beautiful worship this Christmas and I want to thank all of you who did so much to make this possible. We are blessed with many talented and generous people in our congregation. The music at the Christmas Vigil was spectacular. The pageant was wonderful, with great kids and even more music. So, thank…

Christmas at The Church that Feeds People

The last time Christmas fell on a Tuesday was in 2012. At that time, we had a fairly new feeding program delivering a meal to Tent City 3 every Tuesday night. We decided to offer a Christmas feast at St. Dunstan’s Church that year, borrowing four large vans to bring guests from the tent encampment…

It’s a Way of Life

Whether we are talking about heaven, the kingdom of God, eternal life, or the Promised Land, after Jesus we must understand that these are not places but a way of life. In a similar way, being born again or saved or baptized are not once-and-done events but the beginning of a way of life. We…

Our True Self

On a recent Tuesday evening I sat at the welcome table at our Community Dinner visiting and greeting our guests as they arrived. I watched people come in from the rain, take a free meal ticket, and find a place to sit. As the evening wore on and we got closer to the meal, I…

The Way of Love

As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we follow the way of Jesus. His way is the Way of Love, and that love has the power to change lives and change the world. This Advent we will take up the challenge to live the Way of Love together. On Sunday we will hand out…

A General Thanksgiving

On the eve of Thanksgiving Day I would like to offer you a gift from our Book of Common Prayer. All the way at the back of the book on page 836 there is a beautiful prayer humbly entitled, A General Thanksgiving. A General Thanksgiving Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that…

Cupcakes and Kindness

On Sunday morning we emerged from worship, after a wonderful postlude performed by Al Johnson and Susanna Valleau honoring veterans on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, and there was an honest-to-goodness bake sale set up in the parish hall! On sale were baked goods and sweets left over from the St. Agnes Guild’s annual…

I’ll Fly Away

On Sunday, in observance of All Saints Day, we honored and remembered our beloved dead: We chanted their names at the beginning of the service in our beautiful Columbarium Chapel, we gathered around the altar to turn in our pledges for 2019 and renew our Baptismal Covenant, and our Hand Bell Choir played a stunning…

Stewardship, Part 2: Planning for Growth

In last week’s newsletter I gave thanks for another strong year of growth and vitality at St. Dunstan’s Church. This week our newsletter gives specifics on how we have done (so far) in 2018 and lays out some of our plans for 2019. How We Spend Your Contributions The Missional Budget given this week describes…