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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 & Eucharistic Prayers varies by service.

At the 7:45am there is no music, which creates a quiet, contemplative tone. This is a Rite I service using The Book of Common Prayer as a worship guide instead of a printed leaflet. 

At the 9:00am enjoy music from the Praise Team.  This service is called our Modern Traditional service, using Rite II language.  We use traditional prayers while incorporating all the rich Episcopal traditions, and hymns but also enjoy the music of a full praise band.

Please note that the 9:00am service is livestreamed and members of the congregation may be captured on camera during communion and other parts of the service.

At the 11:00am the music is from the classical repertoire of hymns and anthems accompanied by organ and The Parish Choir. This is a Rite II service.

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 at the 9am & 11am 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!

Childcare/Nursery is open for children ages: infants-5 yrs old (8:45am-12:15pm).   The nursery is located in the north wing of the BEC (Bentley Education Center).  Enter thru the doors under the porte-cochere.

PRAYground: Worship space reserved for young children and their parents is located near the choir loft.  A soft space with soft toys and floor space for little ones to get the wiggles and giggles out during service while getting a front row seat to all the parts of worship. Pews available in the area or nearby for parental supervision. 

Additionally, Worship Activity Bags are avavailable for older children in the back of the church.

The Parlor (near the restrooms) is also available to Nursing Moms that wish to have more privacy. Changing tables are located in both restrooms. 

***Children's Church is currently not being offered until Fall 2021  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 our church, please join us at a Virtual Coffee with the Rector/Meet the Rector via Zoom. Click here to learn more. We also welcome your questions via email. Or Click Here to fill out a form so that we can Contact You! 

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.  

See you soon!

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