I’m used to Episcopal worship, but in other churches or dioceses. What’s St. Dunstan’s like?
St. Dunstan’s is a warm and lively mid-sized Episcopal church (averaging 20 to 25 people at our 8am Sunday service, and anywhere from 70 to 100 at our 10am service).
Our worship texts and music are eclectic, using the breadth of liturgical resources available to us, not just the Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal 1982. We use seasonal worship booklets, so that all the liturgical texts and service music are in one place for ease of use – plus a printed Sunday Supplement listing each Sunday’s Scriptures & hymns.
We are a parish that actively and intentionally welcomes kids in our worship. Read more about that here!
Our Sunday 8am & 10am worship services are essentially the same, except that 8am worship does not include any music. One exception is our monthly All-Ages Worship, usually on the last Sunday of every month. The 8am service will always follow our normal pattern of worship, while the 10am All-Ages Worship may shorten or skip some elements, or handle them in a different way (such as dramatizing one of the Scriptures).
St. Dunstan’s choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings during the school year, and usually presents a musical offering in worship about twice a month. Our Children’s Ensemble usually meets twice a month after 10am worship, and presents or leads a musical offering in worship once a month. Instrumentalists are invited to get involved with our music ministries as well. We use some paperless music and welcome folks familiar with that tradition to help teach and lead. Speak with our Director of Music Ministry Deanna Clement or with Rev. Miranda to learn more or get involved.