Worship

Services

We gather for worship every Sunday to respond to God’s presence in our lives and in the world. Our worship is a lot like life: every time is different, yet much of it does not change – it’s joyful and sorrowful, contemplative and noisy, predictable and surprising.

Scripture, prayer, music and the Eucharist (Holy Communion) are a part of every Sunday morning service.

8:00 AM worship tends to be quiet and intimate, with traditional Western European hymns and liturgy.

Sunday

We hold services on Sundays at 8:00 and 10:00 am.

Worship is according to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. We sing hymns and songs, pray, hear a scripturally based sermon and receive communion.

We have a quality sound system that allows people with limited hearing to enjoy the service.

Members at St. Dunstan’s work together to help transport each other to church. If you are unable to drive yourself to church, please call our office (206) 363-4319, and we will help you get in touch with a volunteer who arranges transportation.

Nursery care and Sunday school is provided for our 10:00 am service during the school year. The nursery is located downstairs.

We offer coffee, treats and fellowship after each service. 

Wednesday

We offer Holy Eucharist or morning prayer at 10:00 AM at St. Dunstan’s Church.

At 11:00 AM, we hold a Bible study lead by our priest, the Rev. David Marshall.

Music

The 10:00 AM service includes traditional sacred music from the past thousand years is the starting point for our worship, and on top we add pieces from other traditions up to the present day. Hymns may be led by organ, piano or other instruments, or simply sung without accompaniment. The choir, and sometimes the handbell choir or other instrumentalists, add their praises. Whatever the style, music at St. Dunstan’s speaks to both the heart and the mind.

St. Dunstan’s choir meets on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 and on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 9:40 AM and sings at the 10:00AM worship and special services throughout the school year. All singers are welcome, including those who are not completely comfortable with music reading. Improving skills while having fun and making a significant contribution to worship is part of the choir experience for every singer, regardless of experience.

Additionally, congregational members or guests often play instrumental solos or ensemble music during worship.

Handbell Choir

St. Dunstan’s owns a 3 octave set of Schulmerich handbells, and we occasionally offer handbell music in a variety of ways for worship. We have an active handbell choir, led by Karin Rogers, and we welcome new ringers to join us. The handbell choir has a great time together. You don’t need to know how to read music to join. As long as you can count, you can ring.

Please come and experience worship and music at St. Dunstan’s!