The Altar Guild assist the Clergy by preparing the Church for all liturgical services. Under the direction of the Rector, Fr. Tom Pantle+, the Altar Guild prepares the Altar and the Sanctuary, maintains the linens, the silver and brass and all other related objects. The Altar Guild is currently made up of six two-person teams of devoted women dedicated to the service of our parish.
Daughters of the King
The Order of the Daughters of the King is a lay monastic order of dedicated women who take vows to follow a Rule of Life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. The Order was founded in 1885 and has grown to be an internation order with thousands of active chapters. Grace Chapter was official on June 3, 2012. We vowed to obey the two Rules of the Order, The Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. We wear the cross of the Order daily, constantly reminding us of our Lord Jesus Christ's words: "Take up your cross and follow me."
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is an international ministry of men within the Anglican Communion. The Brotherhood was incorporated by an Act of the U.S. Congress signed May 30, 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Chapter members are required to a accept and observe the Brotherhood Disciplines of Prayer, Study and Service. April 1, 2016, St. Duntan's chapter of the Order of St. Andrew was chartered.
Small Graces-"We must learn to value the small as well as the great."
In the book of Micah, the Prophet says, "and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."
When I first came to St. Duntan some fifteen years ago, I was told that we could not do much because we were a small parish. We had to keep alive because at one time our history, we were going to be returned to "mission" status, because of our financial problems. How we have grown in our outreach of "Small Graces."
We reach out to programs within our parish: Alba Food Pantry, Community Seeds, Golden Food Pantry, Good Samaritan of Rains County, Kindness Kottage, Mineola Miniserial Alliance, "We Care" Thrift Shop, Lindale, Nursing Homes and V.A. homes in Bonham and Tyler, and providing lunch for volunteer workers at Grace Ministries.