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Rector’s Update: Thur 10/14

Dear friends, This year Halloween is on a Sunday, which seems a good thing to celebrate. We invite all the kiddos (and crazy adults) to wear their costumes to church. Nothing gory or violent, please. And we invite the adults to bring bags of candy so that the kids can...

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Rector’s Update: Mon 10/11

Rector’s Update: Mon 10/11

Dear friends, Many times over the past years I have made a pilgrimage on a cold winter's day to Hiawassee, TN. to a wildlife refuge where thousands of Sandhill Cranes spend the winter. It is in very rural Meigs County, far off the beaten path, miles from any...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 10/2

Dear friends, Ever since the pandemic began when we have been able to be together for services one thing has been missing -- the wine. We still consecrate a "smidgeon" of wine at the Eucharist, but I am the only one who drinks from the cup. Drinking from a common cup...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 9/29

Rector’s Update: Wed 9/29

Dear friends, This Sunday is one of the most joyful services of the year, our annual Blessing of the Animals at the 10 a.m. Eucharist. I think the past 18 months our animals have become even more important to us as we have spent more time at home and isolated from...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 9/18

Dear friends, Those of you who have been watching the service online know that the reception has not been good. It "hiccups" in and out, which makes for very frustrating worship. This week I called in a professional, who discovered two things -- there is very little...

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Rector’s Update: Fri 9/17

Dear friends, The Episcopal Church lost one of its greatest and most influential modern-day prophets and leaders this week with the death of Bishop Jack Spong. Spong was ordained to the priesthood in 1955, then served churches in North Carolina and Virginia before...

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Rector’s Update: Wed 9/15

Dear friends, For many years now one of St. Dunstan's most important ministries has been Family Promise. We were a founding member of the North Fulton/DeKalb network of congregations dedicated to providing safe shelter for families without homes. For three or four...

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Rector’s Update: Sat 9/11

Rector’s Update: Sat 9/11

Dear friends, Several years ago the Galloway chorus, including Joseph Henry and Whit and Greer Blount, went to New York to sing at Carnegie Hall. I went along as a chaperone. Other than the performance at one of the world's most well-known venues, the highlight of the...

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