Rector’s Update: Fri 11/6

Dear friends, There is a piece of local election news that I have been meaning to share with you. Many of you know my good friend the Rev. Kim Jackson, who has preached at St. Dunstan’s many times. Kim is now vicar of Church of the Common Ground, a congregation...

Rector’s Update: Thur 11/5

Dear friends, This morning I went into the church and when I was almost to the front I looked to my right and gasped. There, standing with his nose pressed up against the glass, was a young two-point buck, looking into the church. He was beautiful. For a long moment...

Rector’s Update: Wed 11/4

Dear friends, And so we wait. All I can say about the presidential election is that by the time I press send on this email the situation will have changed. I have largely, and uncharacteristically, stayed away from the news and social media today, letting Joe and...

Rector’s Update: Tue 11/3

Dear friends, Well, it is finally here. Election Day 2020. The day we have been anticipating for months, if not longer. In the past few days texts and conversations with friends here and across the country have been uniformly the same. “I’m so nervous! Are...

Rector’s Update: Mon 11/2

Dear friends, Occasionally I take a look at a Facebook page for the parents of Georgia Tech students. I jokingly say that this page is the landing pad for helicopter parents who are trying to micromanage their children’s lives from afar. But there is also good...

Keeping the Memory Alive

    Today is All Saints’ Day, one of the major feast days of the Church, and one of my favorite Sundays of the year. This first day in November is the time that we remember the saints of the church – all of them, those who are important and have their own day on the...

Rector’s Update: Sat 10/31

Dear friends, Happy Halloween! This Halloween prayer seems especially appropriate this year when Halloween collides with a pandemic, an election, and the aftermath of a tropical storm. From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the...

Rector’s Update: Fri 10/30

Dear friends, I hope that you have had your power restored. Claudia tells me it is back on at church (I’m in Chattanooga today), but it is still out at home and may be out until Sunday night. Fingers crossed that it’s not that long. Remember that this...

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