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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…

Stewardship, Part 1

From our Rector Thanks be to God; our church is flourishing! We have enjoyed another strong year of growth. Giving has increased, and our expenses are well managed by our treasurer, staff and vestry. Your financial support and participation allow St. Dunstan’s Church to continue making a difference in people’s lives and in the world.…

The Tomb… Again?

After last Sunday’s sermon, several people spoke to me about their own experience of the tomb. We all go there, eventually. The pain of losing a loved one, failure of a marriage, or crumbling of a career…there are many ways we end up in that dark place where we are lost in grief, pain, or…

That’s Amazing!

My first impression of St. Dunstan’s church was one of amazement. In late 2008, I visited because I heard that the congregation was getting ready to call a new rector, and I thought I would check it out. I sat in the back row intending to just observe, but the music swept me away. I…

What’s your story?

I watch as a woman approaches the communion rail, walking with pain, shifting a cane to the other hand to steady herself and receive communion. What is her story? How did she get here? She endured physical pain. She got up earlier than was comfortable. She arranged for a ride. I am humbled by all…

Abundant Gratitude

Each week, as we come forward to receive communion, some of us are carrying overwhelming burdens, incredible joys, life-shattering sorrows, and unanswerable questions. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our hands stretched out to receive, bringing our individual struggles, sorrows and joys together in the gracious act of sharing this spiritual meal. We share our…

St Dunstan's: Love Your Neighbor, Come and See

How Did You Get Here?

How did you get here? Actually, an even more interesting question is, why did you come back? Each of us has as story of how we found our way to St. Dunstan’s Church for the first time. I remember one couple who were in the neighborhood to visit a different church and discovered that the…

picnic kickoff SUNDAY

It’s Gonna Be Great!

This Sunday, September 9th, is our Kickoff Sunday and Neighborhood Picnic. I am delighted that the Ain’t No Heaven Seven will be here to help us launch another great year of worship, music, ministry and fun. We will sing great spirituals together, like, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”…