The Church Of St Dunstan

Mission Statement - Growing in Christ, Reflecting His Love
800 N Johnson, Mineola Texas 75773
Telephone: 903-569-2478


Father Pantle's Quill 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Readings (October 16, 2016)

Genesis 32:22-31 or Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 121 or 119:97-104
​2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Luke 18:1-8

​ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:  Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may perseve with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name;  through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God,for ever and ever. Amen


                                      THEY EVEN KNEEL IN PUBLIC

Right!  A lot of Episcopalians (not all) kneel during parts of the service.

They have a funny way of looking at worship.  They don't attend church for the primary purpose of enjoying stirring sermons or beautiful hymns.  "This is no spectator sport," they say.

Worship, to them, means offering a bit of themselves to God.  Their first thought is one of giving...not receiving.  Kneeling sometimes helps.

Sure!  Episcopalians, too, have music and "messages from the pulpit."  But if the choir is lousy-or the sermon something less than eloquent-the hour isn't really wasted.  Every individual gives a bit of himself.  And if kneeling seems to help, then God probably doesn't mind.