Worship with us

sundays 10:00am

What is Worship like at Christ Church?

Worship is the most meaningful time we have each week. Together we celebrate God's love for all. Following worship we gather for fellowship and the opportunity to connect with all who join us.  

What should I wear?

Christ Church by the Sea has a beachy casual worship style. Come as you are! Everyone is welcome at Christ by the Sea! 

What happens during worship? 

Our service is led by lay members of the congregation. The pastor offers a weekly sermon that helps us all to grow in spirit, love, knowledge, and faith. 

What kind of music is offered? 

We sing traditional hymns together that are led by our pipe organ. We also have a talented choir that shares an anthem with us! 

What do I do during communion? 

In the United Methodist Church communion is open to all people. You do not have to be a member or a Christian to receive communion.  All people are invited to come forward and to receive bread and grape juice as we celebrate God's love amongst us.  

can we pray with you?

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." 

Phillippians 4:6-7

We believe in the power of prayer for guidance, healing, and nurturing of our Christian spirit. Each Sunday we share our prayers during worship on prayer cards that are available in each pew.  

If you prefer your prayer to be private, your request can be shared with Pastor Paul.

recent sermons

Please enjoy these written texts of recent sermons by Pastor Paul.

For the audio recordings please visit the homepage of this website.

  • july 7: That Paul and This paul

  • July 14: a summary of the gospel

  • July 21: Love and the nature of true freedom

  • july 28: freed from the fear of death

  • august 4: guess who is coming to dinner

  • august 11: our father and our mother in heaven

  • August 18: Breaking down the dividing

    wall of hostility

  • august 25: freedom from the burden of the past

  • september 1: the renewal of our minds

  • september 8: why do we suffer

    in god's good world?

  • SEPTEMBER 15: the most important

    question you'll ever ask

  • September 22: can the gospel

    be good news again

  • september 29: two kinds of faith

    for two kinds of miracles

  • october 6: an ecumenical spirit