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Next time you're tugging at your tie, untwisting your panty hose or praying for a breeze, think "Beach Church."

Worship at Beach Church is interrupted when whales or porpoises are spotted off the coast by worshipers, who dress in everything from shorts and sweatshirts to jeans and jackets. Some are sipping coffee from Starbucks cups or insulated mugs.

Welcome to the 8 a.m. service of Christ Lutheran Church, San Clemente, Calif., an area best known for the Nixon estate, a quaint downtown, its fishing pier and surfing beach. It's also known to a few as the home of Beach Church, which began as an Easter sunrise worship, developed into a weekly service during the summer months and for the past three years has been a year-round fixture.


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