What to Expect at Worship

 

About Sunday Morning Worship at St. Dunstan’s

“Welcome!”  Thank you for your interest in joining us in joyfully giving thanks to God for his goodness in Jesus.

Our worship times are Sundays 7:45am, 9:00am, 11:00am. 

 

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.

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 7:45 there is no music, which creates a quiet, contemplative tone. At the 9 enjoy music from the Praise Team, Parish Choir and organ and 11, the music is from the classical repertoire of hymns and anthems accompanied by organ. 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, you’ll be given a worship leaflet that helps you follow along with the service.

Children are always welcome in our church services.  We pride ourselves on being tolerant of 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 services.

At the 9:00 service, children ages 3 through second grade begin worship with their parents, and then process to the Childrens’ Liturgy service, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take Communion if I’m not a member of the church?

Yes, any baptized Christian is welcome at the Lord’s Table.

Are my children welcome in Church?

All children are welcome at St. Dunstan’s. There are crayons, religious coloring books, and pipe cleaners available in the back of the Church to keep children busy during services. Additionally, at the 9:00am  service, children ages 3 through second grade are invited to follow the processional cross and adult leaders to Children’s Liturgy. There they will hear the lessons, a sermon, pray, sing and worship God in an age-appropriate format. They will return to the church before Communion. Nursery service is available on Sundays from 8:30am – 12:15pm.

How do I get information about joining St. Dunstan’s?

Anyone interested in joining St. Dunstan’s can get information by calling the Church office at (281)440-1600, or by email or attend our Newcomer Exploration Class.

How do I dress for worship?

You will find all different types of dress at St. Dunstan’s, from casual to “Sunday Best”. Wear whatever is comfortable for you, remembering your own guidelines about modesty and appropriate messages.

Any other questions you may have, please Contact Us and we will be more than happy to answer any individual questions you may have or even set up a personal meeting with our pastor.