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Rector’s Update: Tue 6/2

Dear friends, It has been about 18 hours, but I'm still stunned at the images from yesterday evening. The president of the United States deploying military police to use tear gas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters to scatter them so that he...

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Rector’s Update: Mon 6/1

Dear friends, First, thank you so much for the prayers, food, and love with which you are surrounding us. I have some good news. Joe is supposed to be released from the hospital later today. I don't have any information yet about what he can and can't do with a neck...

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Rector’s Update: Sun 5/31

Dear friends, Some of you heard this during our livestream worship this morning, but I want to let others know, too. Late Memorial Day afternoon Joe fell on our deck and hit the back of his head and neck on a table. He was reluctant to go to the ER for fear of...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 5/30

Rector’s Update: Sat 5/30

"Jesus breathed on them and said, 'Receive the Holy Spirit." -- John 20:22-23 "Breathe on me breath of God, fill me with life anew." -- Hymn 508 "I can't breathe." -- George Floyd Dear friends, Tomorrow we celebrate Pentecost, the great feast of the Holy Spirit. Our...

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Rector’s Update: Thur 5/28

Rector’s Update: Thur 5/28

Dear friends, Tonight in our online gathering for prayer we are going to do something a little different. As our official death toll from the coronavirus passed 100,000 people this week, it seems time to pause and remember those who have died. I have put together a...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 5/27

Dear friends, Sometimes you read something that just needs to be shared. I think this little piece below by Greg Brown, an Episcopal priest in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of those things.  It is a wonderful take on this Sunday's epistle reading from 1st...

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Rector’s Update: Mon 5/25

Dear friends, In the world in which we are living now, when one day seems much like the other,  the idea of a three-day weekend seems a bit pointless. But it is important to remember why this is a holiday -- not to kick off the summer season, but to remember those who...

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Rector’s Update: Fri 5/22

Rector’s Update: Fri 5/22

Dear friends, I made a quick trip to Chattanooga today to see my parents and was blessedly away from the news for most of the day. When I got home this evening I saw  that the president has demanded that churches be opened again "right away." I have some news for him....

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Rector’s Update: Thur 5/21

Rector’s Update: Thur 5/21

Dear friends, Abundance. Gratitude. Kindness. These words hang on a banner in the Pop Up Food Pantry. Today I had the privilege of delivering $2,500 checks from St. Dunstan's to both of the sister Sandy Springs pantries, started by moms worried that families from...

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Rector’s Update: Tue 5/19

Dear friends, Happy St. Dunstan's Day! This is the day on the Church calendar when our patron saint is remembered and celebrated. I have to admit that many years ago when I was first interviewing to be the rector of St. Dunstan's I had to go look up to see who this...

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