Category: Celebrating our Ministries

Healing Prayer

Each week during the invitation to Holy Communion I say, “During the distribution of communion we offer prayers and anointing for healing. This can be for you, or for someone else. Just go to the area to the side of the altar, behind where the processional cross is now standing and there will be someone there to pray with you.”

Sound & Recording Team

Did you know that every week you can download the latest sermon from St. Dunstan's Church on iTunes? We record the entire service and publish the sermon. Those recordings and the clear sound we enjoy in our worship are made possible by our excellent sound booth team, made up of Alex Broadhead, Randy Van Heusden and Chuck Pacher. Alex, Randy, and Chuck have made it their ministry to allow the rest of us to HEAR our worship.

Mission to Seafarers

Last Saturday evening I put on a tuxedo, complete with a bright red bowtie, and served a seven-course meal to the Bishop, his wife, and six guests. Josef Hinkofer created the menu and cooked the food. We did this to support the Mission to Seafarers ministry led by Ken Hawkins. The dinner was an auction item at the annual Mission fund raising event.

Prayer Shawls

Once, years ago, when I was grieving and struggling, a package arrived unexpectedly in the mail, addressed to me. I opened the package to find a beautiful, hand knit shawl with a note of encouragement. I wrapped that shawl around my shoulders and I knew that there were people who loved me and were praying for me, and I got through that crisis. I still love to use that prayer shawl, early in the morning, when I say my prayers.

Care Teams

Care Teams are a prayer ministry with a high-tech twist. Each person on a Care Team receives a weekly email listing all the prayer requests and care needs we are aware of within and beyond our congregation, and then they do whatever they are inspired to do. Sometimes that means saying a prayer or sending a card. It could involve delivering a meal, or organizing meals for a week. It could also involve giving a ride to church, or just making a friendly call to check in with someone.

Eucharistic Ministers

At our Sunday morning worship there are people serving at the altar wearing a simple white robe. These men and women are our Eucharistic Ministers. They carry the Gospel book in procession, read the Prayers of the People, and assist at the altar during Holy Communion. When we begin distributing the bread and the wine, our Eucharistic Ministers serve the wine and occasionally assist with the bread.