August 9 Online Worship

The August 9 online worship service is scheduled to appear here at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. 

(Scroll down to see the August 2 worship service video.)

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 9, 2020

Scriptures: 1 Kings 19:9-18; Matthew 14:22-33

Sermon: “The Silent Center”

Rev. Lou Grettenberger, Senior Pastor

August 2

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 

August 2, 2020

Scriptures: Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21; Matthew 14:13-21

Sermon: “God Always Provides”

Rev. Lou Grettenberger, Senior Pastor


July 26

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 

July 26, 2020

Scriptures: Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52 and Romans 8:26-39

Sermon: “Heading in the Right Direction”

Rev. Lou Grettenberger, Senior Pastor


July 19

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 

July 19, 2020

Scriptures: Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Sermon: “R” evolution

Rev. Lou Grettenberger, Senior Pastor

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Traditions - Sundays at 8:30 a.m.

The 8:30 a.m. worship service is called Traditions. The name reflects the style of worship that includes scripture readings, prayers, hymns, choir music.

Elements - Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. worship is called Elements. This service combines elements of traditional worship, like choir music and hymns, with  praise and worship music.  

Third Wednesday of the Month Communion at 8:30 a.m.

This 30-minute time for prayer and reflection includes a hymn or two, a short message from the pastor, prayers, scripture readings, and communion. Communion is celebrated during Sunday worship on the first Sunday of each month, and for special worship occasions. 

What You'll Find in Worship

Often, worship themes. scripture readings, and sermons are guided by the “Revised Common Lectionary” — a list and calendar of scripture readings that are connected to the seasons of the Christian year. This resource is used by Methodist and many Christian.  Occasionally, the pastor will depart from that schedule for a special sermon series.

Quality music continues to be an important part of Church of the Dunes’ ministry. There are choral groups, bell and chimes choirs, a worship band to accompany praise songs at 10:30 a.m. worship, and small ensembles involve all age groups provide a variety of musical styles to worship. 

Worship often includes visual arts — like sculptures created by church members in a group activity, beautiful banners created by sewing and fiber artists, and symbolic images. These items are used to add meaning to the worship experience. 

In Methodist and many other Christian churches, each season of the church year is represented by a color. These colors are incorporated into the front of the worship space, along with flowers and decorations to complement the message and meaning of each worship service. 

More Opportunities for Worship at Church of the Dunes

During Lent 

In the six-week season leading up to Easter, Church of the Dunes has worship on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course, a worship celebration on Easter Sunday. 

Special Worship Occasion – All Saints Sunday

Church of the Dunes continues a longtime tradition of remembering loved ones on All Saints Sunday. 

Advent and Christmas

Sunday worship services in Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, are focused on a special theme, and include meaningful sermons, music, and symbolic decorations in the worship space. Church of the Dunes celebrates Christmas with two worship services on Christmas Eve. 

We hope to see you soon.