Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the … Read the rest
When ministers talk about their most embarrassing moments, someone will inevitably tell the story of the time he or she went to the restroom wearing a live microphone. The entire congregation listens in amused embarrassment as the preacher finishes his … Read the rest
When you want to get to church, but you don’t have a ride, call. We can help. One of the most active ministries of our Care Teams is our Rides Ministry. A call to the office, or an email to … Read the rest
The reception after a funeral is an important part of the mourning process, allowing family and friends to gather, tell stories, visit with people they have not seen in ages, and generally celebrate a loved one’s life.
We are blessed to host the Community of the Paraclete at St. Dunstan’s Church. This Episcopal religious order consists of a group of men and women who support one another in living by a rule of life. Their rule of … Read the rest
The ritual of sharing bread and wine together in Holy Communion was given to us by Jesus himself. Someone baked that first loaf of bread that Jesus took, broke, and gave to his friends at the Last Supper.
Every year Episcopal congregations go through the required ritual of an annual meeting. Financial results are reported, budgets are rolled out, and vestry members are elected. These meetings are famous for being either boring or full of anxiety about the budget. We don’t do that at St. Dunstan’s Church. Instead we hold a joyful celebration.
I remember the first time, years before I was ordained, that I served at the altar offering the wine with those familiar words, “The blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.” The experience was profoundly moving. Each person that approached … Read the rest