The word is out. St. Dunstan’s Church is a lively and engaged congregation, involved in the community, doing God’s work and worshiping God with joy. When I am with other clergy, they ask about our congregation. People have heard. God is at work among us. In a time of economic challenge and social change, when many churches are struggling, St. Dunstan’s Church is thriving. We are discovering new ways to express God’s love and, inspired by the Holy Spirit, we are doing God’s work in our lives and the world.
We are blessed, in recent months, with an abundance of guests and visitors at both of our services. I have been very pleased to see the enthusiastic welcome we have offered. I love it when one of you introduces me to one of our visitors. The energy at our coffee hour (at both services!) is wonderful.
When I am meeting guests or speaking with other clergy, I love telling people about our ministries. At a recent clergy group I described our Care Teams and four of the five other priests there asked me to send them a description of this wonderful ministry so that they could start similar programs.
Next week we will celebrate Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit. At St. Dunstan’s Church we are blessed to have many signs of God’s Spirit working among us and through us. I hope you will come to this very special service. You can expect to experience the joy of worshiping God with all our hearts, minds and strength. We will baptize a baby and dedicate our new stained glass window. Come, wear red, and help us give hearty thanks. In the process, you will be renewed and encouraged to take God’s love into your life.