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Rector’s Update: Thur 6/10

Dear friends, In the spring of 2020, as normal life was coming to a halt because of the pandemic, St. Dunstan's did an amazing thing. We raised $55,000 to help people in our community who had crippling medical debt. Through the organization RIP Medical Debt, the money...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 6/5

Dear friends, One of the hardest things about the pandemic was how it affected the way we cared for one another and our rituals of grief. I hated that I could not visit people in the hospital or rehab, or take communion to them at home. I hated that we had to postpone...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 6/2

Rector’s Update: Wed 6/2

Dear friends, Several years ago I went to Montgomery, Alabama with several others from St. Dunstan's to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, also known as the lynching memorial. The memorial is made up of long columns, many suspended from the ceiling (as...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 5/29

Dear friends, Attached is the service sheet for tomorrow's worship. Remember that it is our first time together with most of the Covid protocols lifted. That means there will be choir and congregational singing and coffee hour! Masks are optional for those who have...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 5/26

Dear friends, As I wrote earlier this week, this Sunday we will celebrate the lifting of most of our Covid restrictions. Among other things, it will mean we may have coffee hour for the first time in 14 months. We invite all of you to bring something to share. It will...

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Rector’s Update: Mon 5/24

Dear friends, During the Easter season the blessing I used at the end of the service began "May the living God remove the suffocating shroud that lies upon our world." Slowly, but surely that shroud is lifting. Some parts of the world, such as India and Japan, are...

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Rector’s Update: Fri 5/21

Rector’s Update: Fri 5/21

Dear friends, Today is a milestone day for one of the ministries we have supported during the pandemic. The PopUp Food Pantry at Samad's Grill in Sandy Springs distributed food to its last customers today. In recent weeks, as more people have gone back to work, the...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 5/19

Dear friends, Happy St. Dunstan's Day! May 19 is the day on the Church calendar set aside to remember our patron saint. I have to admit that when I first applied to be rector of St. Dunstan's I had to look him up. I found that he was the Archbishop of Canterbury in...

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Rector’s Update: Tue 5/18

Dear friends, As I said Sunday, Bishop Wright issued new Covid protocols on Friday afternoon in response to the CDC's announcement that fully vaccinated people can go without their masks in many instances. The new protocols are lengthy and complicated, so on Monday I...

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Rector’s Update: Fri 5/14

Dear friends, The CDC's announcement yesterday that it is safe for fully vaccinated people to go most places indoors or outside without masks was good news, indeed. It is another sign that the long season of Coronatide may finally be nearing the end. What does this...

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