Saint Dunstan’s Outreach Ministries
Local Mission Work
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM)
Northwest Assistance Ministries commonly referred to as (NAM) is a local nonprofit organization striving to provide local assistance for families in our community. Through NAM, we offer many different programs such as; Food Pantry, Christmas Stockings, Back to School Supplies, and Interfaith Hospitality Network.
- Feed the homeless
- Clothe the homeless
- Give leadership to programs
A Monday morning tradition is the gathering of this group who knit and crochet items donated to the Seamen’s Center, cancer patients and newborns.
All year long a group of crafters prepare items to sell at our huge fall bazar called Street of Shoppes. The crafters meet each Wednesday morning for fun, fellowship and to exercise their creativity. All proceeds support mission work.
We have a presence at the Port of Houston where we provide hospitality to seamen from around the world. During the Christmas season we prepare gift boxes which our chaplain distributes to seamen.
KID’S HOPE USA This is a mentoring program where we meet with at-risk children from Eisland Elementary School. Each mentor is committed to meet with their assigned student each week for one hour. We are seeing lives changed.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN This group of women serve the parish in multiple ways, principally, however, through the craft circle which
Each quarter we sponsor a blood drive. We are currently giving 75 – 90 units at each drive. Since each unit can serve three recipients, we are touching the lives of about 1000 people annually!
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
A fellowship of men who study the Scriptures, keep a prayer discipline, and perform service projects.
brotherhood Schedule for 2015 -2016
Brotherhood of St. Andrew Golf tournament link
- Medical Building
- Community Service
- Relationship Building
- Read an article on the mission published by the Diocese of Texas
- Medical Mission Teams
- Sponsorship of Children Through Compassion International
- Hospital work with “Good Samaritan Hospital”
- See mission web site for more information and to get involved
Altar Guild member’s duties include preparing the Altars for all services and the elements for Holy Communion.
Participation in the choir is an excellent opportunity to return to God your time and talents, learn about music and worship, and deepen your lived faith. The Parish Choir is a volunteer ensemble welcoming to all who love music and wish to minister through it. All that is needed is the time to attend rehearsals and services, and a willingness to come and learn. This choir sings regularly for the 9:00 service and other services, September through May. Rehearsals are Wendesday nights, 7:00-8:30; and the choir warms-up on Sunday mornings at 8:20 to sing for the 9:00 service. For more information, see the Traditional Music page. If you are interested, contact Gavin Craig, Choirmaster.
Lectors and Chalicers
Lectors read the Old Testament lesson and the Prayers of the People during worship services. Chalicers serve the communion wine. Double-click on this link for March Lay Schedule 2017
Acolytes carry the processional cross, lighting candles, and assisting at the altar.
Greeters try to welcome all participants to services at St. Dunstan’s. They provide guests with a gift bag containing useful information, and answer their questions. Double click this link for schedule March Lay Schedule 2017
At Sunday Services, funerals and other designated events, adult parishoners distribute leaflets, assist in greeting and seating worshipers, pass the alms basins and direct the congregation to the rail for Holy Eucharist. Ushers are scheduled to serve no more than once a month. March Lay Schedule 2017
Counters work as part of a team for one Sunday a month to assist the Treasurer and Financial Secretary by tabulating the Sunday receipts after the 11:00am service.
Meet monthly on a Thursday afternoon to fold, staple, and label our church newsletter to prepare them for mailing. The group has a lot of fun! Contact: (281) 440-1600
A weekly ministry that meets each Monday morning at 8:00am to pray specific prayers for the church ministries, programs and leadership at St. Dunstan’s. Come with great expectations to experience the glory of God in answered prayer. Contact: Ingrid Hoyle: (281) 586-0469
Serve on Sundays or Wednesdays, directly with children or behind-the-scenes. There is a place for you! You select a ministry team you are comfortable with, where your gifts are needed, and that fits your schedule. Contact our Minister to Children, Louise Durnell (281) 440-1600.
This team is a communication arm of St. Dunstan’s. The Team welcomes all members to participate in this vibrant ministry. The Tech Team provides electronic and technical support for St. Dunstan’s through the website, electronic media, wireless communications, social networks and sound and video technology. Doug Harrington firstname.lastname@example.org (281)-440-1600.
In His Steps is a yearly stewardship campaign at St. Dunstan’s that gets parishoners involved at various levels with making financial commitments/pledges to our church and its various ministries for the upcoming year. Ingrid Hoyle: (281) 586-0469
A link to the Sermon celebrating iGive stewardship
A group of committed volunteers that take weekly turns at tidying up and stocking the four church kitchens. This team comes together once a month for some kind of event. Contact: Sheila Bahr (281) 440-1600
The Saintly Servers are a group of women and men who help decorate and serve at special parish events and activities. Contact: Sheila Bahr (281) 440-1600
Weddings are arranged by contacting the church office at least 90 days in advance. Couples are required to be active, participating members of the Episcopal Church and will need to attend approximately four counseling sessions with the officiating priest. Contact: (281) 440-1600
Located in the Mace Room (use Parish Hall entrance). Open Sunday Mornings, 8:45am – 12:30pm. Contact: Nancy Feher, email@example.com The Bookstore offers a selection of Bibles, Prayer Books,religious fiction, non-fiction, jewelry, all occasion gifts, cards, and more.
All of our Pastoral Care Ministries are under the supervision of Father Randall Trego and coordinated by Hariette Ogan. Pastoral Care at St. Dunstan’s is a huge team effort as you can see by reading about the many facets of this ministry below.
Confidential intercessory prayers are offered by members of this Order for women who have taken a vow of Prayer. For more information contact Susan Phelan at firstname.lastname@example.org 281.252.0076.
People bring love and comfort with each meal delivered to someone in need in our parish family. For more information contact Sandy Moss: 832-761-1777
Trained pairs of laity offer prayers and laying on of hands for those who request healing prayers during all worship services on Sundays. For more information contact Cindy Carr: (281) 370-1083 or Ingrid Hoyle: (281) 586-0469
Laypersons arrange and/or deliver the altar flowers to those in the hospital or to anyone who just needs a “lift.” For more information contact Martha Smith: (281) 469-2003 Sharon Patterson (832) 249-1203
One-to-one pastoral care ministry is offered by trained and supervised, caring lay people to help those experiencing grief, terminal illness, separation, divorce, unemployment, hospitalization, loneliness, or other stressful changes that life can bring. For more information contact David Flores: (281) 370-5408
Stephen Ministry Featured on PBS
The PBS “Religion and Ethics” news show recently aired an eight-minute feature on Stephen Ministry that vividly describes the life-changing ministry happening in thousands of congregations. View the Stephen Ministry feature on the PBS Web site, where you’ll also find several bonus features–including a nine-minute interview with Stephen Ministries’ founder and executive director, Kenneth C. Haugk.
A Christ-centered bereavement and grief support program designed to transform grief into joyful living. It is an eight week grief support group made up of 8-10 members. Meetings are 90 minute sessions. For more information contact one of the two facilitators: Valerie Murray: (832) 843-6352 or Mary Ann Cole: (281) 370-6387
Holy Communion from Sunday Services and Thursday Noon Service is taken to homebound people by persons trained by the Rector and licensed by the Bishop. For more information contact Hugh Gillam: (281) 379-4712 LEV-03 MARCH 2017
Pastoral care is offered to persons in hospitals, assisted living centers, nursing homes, as well as those at home needing a pastoral visit by people trained to be sensitive and compassionate, and offering a calming, listening presence. For more information contact Harriette Ogan: (281) 444-8696 Don Dozier (281) 537-6388