Worship

November 1 Online Worship

Online worship services are scheduled to appear here on Sunday mornings, beginning at 8:30 a.m. You can also view them here.

All Saint’s Sunday

November 1, 2020

Scriptures: Psalm 34:1-10, 22 and Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon: “How You Be?”

Rev. Lou Grettenberger, Senior Pastor

Notes: 

In-person worship services have resumed. Reservations are required so the worship space can be set up for social distancing. Online worship services continue to be available, as well. 

October 25

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 25, 2020

Scriptures: Matthew 22:34-46; Deuteronomy 24; Hebrews 11:1-3

Sermon: “Climb the Mountain and See!”

Guest speaker: Jeff Verry

October 18

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 18, 2020

Scriptures: Psalm 99; Exodus 33:12-25

Sermon: “God’s Presence = God’s Glory”

Rev. Lou Grettenberger, Senior Pastor

October 11

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 11, 2020

Scriptures: Philippians 4:1-9; Exodus 32:1-14

Sermon: “One Mind, One God”

Rev. Lou Grettenberger, Senior Pastor

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In-Person Worship Services - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Currently, Church of the Dunes is offering one in-person worship service on Sunday mornings. Reservations are required so that the worship space can be set up for social distancing. Please contact the church office for more information. 

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. 

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