Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
Welcome to St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
Below you will find information to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
What to Expect at Worship
St. Dunstan’s Church is a liturgical church, which means that we use a structure every Sunday that doesn’t change, and many of the prayers are constant through the year, as well. We find this continuity in prayer to be a comfort in the midst of an ever-changing world. We also find that when we keep the prayers the same, we have a chance to let them change our lives. Our resource for our prayers is The Book of Common Prayer, which is shared with small local variations through the worldwide Anglican Communion, a family of churches in more than 165 countries.
During the worship service, you’ll also hear a lot of Scripture. God’s Word communicates his love to us in Jesus, so we cover a lot of it on Sundays! Many of our spoken prayers are simply scripture passages arranged as prayer.
The music varies by service. At the 7:45am there is no music, which creates a quiet, contemplative tone. At the 9am enjoy music from the Praise Team, and at the 11am the music is from the classical repertoire of hymns and anthems accompanied by organ and Parish Choir. Choose a service time and style that brings you closest to God. All the services, like our congregation itself, are united in a common celebration of Jesus’ love given to us in the sacrament of Communion.
When you enter our Church, our greeters will be located at each door with a service leaflet that helps you follow along with the service. People start gathering in the pews about 15 minutes prior to each service to hear the prelude music and gather their thoughts and prayers for worship. Restrooms are located inside the church.
Children are always welcome in our church services.
We welcome the joyful noises that small children make. We also have professionally staffed Nursery for infants and toddlers located in the Bentley Education Center (BEC). The Nursery is open from 8:30am-12:15pm on Sundays and during most special evening services. Additionally, worship helps for children (Bible books, coloring books, crayons, etc.) are located in the back of the church.
At the 9:00am service, children ages 3 through third grade begin worship with their parents, and then process to the Childrens’ Liturgy (aka Children's Church), where they will hear the lessons, a sermon, pray, sing and worship God in an age-appropriate format. They will return to the church during the Offering so that they can join their family during Communion.
We encourage you to take a moment and browse our website to experience how we are rooted in faith and growing in community through living and sharing lives of gift, joy, and thanksgiving through worship, study, and service.
Listen to a sermon, visit our ministry pages, or contact us. If you would like to learn more about out church, please come to our Newcomer Welcome Brunch. Click here to learn more.
And if you are in our area, we invite you to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8) and visit us this Sunday morning. Until then, may God bless you most abundantly.