Rector’s Update: Thur 7/22

Dear friends, When I was a journalist a standard saying in the newsroom was “never let the facts stand in the way of a good story.” It was a joke. Every reporter and editor I knew or worked with was dedicated to finding the facts and making sure stories...

Rector’s Update: Tue 7/20

Dear friends, Our church calendar is full of days dedicated to various saints and the important people of Christianity. Some are well known — like St. Patrick, who we remember on March 17. Others are Biblical figures — the disciples, Mary and Joseph, Mary...

The Language of God

    “Jesus saw a great crowd and he had compassion for them.”     Compassion. It’s at the core of who Jesus is. Time and time again in the gospels we hear of Jesus’ compassion — for the crowds who have...

Rector’s Update: Thur 7/15

Dear friends, I have a few assorted things to share with you. Those of you who come to coffee hour know that we have a fabulous and complex coffee/cappuccino machine that is a gift from Tommy Hansen. During the early days of the pandemic he worked to have a water line...

Rector’s Update: Wed 7/14

Dear friends, One of the best things we do at St. Dunstan’s is participating in the Family Promise program. We are one of 13 congregations that several times a year open our doors to become “home” for a week for families who don’t have one....

Returning from Exile

    You know it is going to be an interesting week of sermon preparation when you open a commentary on the Gospel lesson and read this, “The story of the beheading of John the Baptist is hardly a text one would spontaneously choose for a sermon.”     No...

For All

    Happy Fourth of July! On this day that we celebrate the founding of this great nation that we all love, it seems appropriate to begin the day in church with prayers for our country.     By any standards the past year has been a difficult one for...

Rector’s Update: Fri 7/2

Dear friends, This Sunday, July 4, we will mark the founding of our country with a service including prayers for our nation, and music appropriate to the day. We’ll also have a holiday-themed coffee hour. If you’re in town we hope you will join us. For...

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