Change to Facemask Guidelines - May, 2021

Session has voted to follow CDC public spaces guidelines for indoor gatherings, beginning Sunday, May 30, 2021.  All participants in worship are encouraged to follow their individual safety plans to make in-person worship a safer experience for them and their friends and family.  The CDC guidelines include:

  1. Fully vaccinated individuals may choose to worship mask-free
  2. Those individuals not fully vaccinated (including children) are encouraged to continue wearing masks or practice social distancing for their personal safety
  3. Congregational seating will continue to be in socially distanced pods
  4. The congregation will be able to sing as they are comfortable, masked and unmasked

These guidelines also apply to all meetings and events held within our Church and are effective immediately.

Please be mindful that there are a variety of reasons that people may still be wearing masks that we all need to be respectful of – people may have an autoimmune disease, may have unvaccinated children at home, may have high-risk loved ones, etc., so it is important we respect others’ choices and continue to do the right thing to protect our communities.  Please do not ask anyone why they are wearing a mask.

Session continues to prayerfully and mindfully make decisions for safe worship, Christian education, and social experiences here at Westminster. Again, each of you should make your own best decisions about the manner and level of protection you use while at church.

Live streaming of services will continue for those of you who choose that mode for worship.

Thank you,

Session

Worship for Sunday, May 30, 2021

Feast of the Trinity Prelude – Prelude in E flat major, BWV552 by J.S. Bach Welcome & Call to Worship Hymn – Holy, Holy, Holy Call to Confession Prayer of Confession Assurance of Pardon Gloria Patri Passing of the Peace Scripture Special Music – “Nimrod” from Enigma Variation by Edward Elgar Sermon – Live Like […]

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Worship for Sunday, May 23, 2021

Day of Pentecost Prelude – “Kyrie, O God the Holy Ghost,” BWV671 by J. S. Bach Welcome & Call to Worship Hymn – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Call to Confession Prayer of Confession Assurance of Pardon Gloria Patri Passing of the Peace Scripture Special Music – Soul on Fire Sermon – More Than Skin […]

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Worship for Sunday, May 16, 2021

7th Sunday of Easter Prelude – “Rhosymedre” from Three Preludes on Welsh Hy Tunes – Ralph Vaughan Williams Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn – 275 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Confession & Assurance Gloria Patri Passing of the Peace Scripture – Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Special Music Sermon – “God Is Still Making A […]

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Worship for Sunday, May 9, 2021

6th Sunday of Easter Prelude – Air from Suite No. 3 by J.S. Bach Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn – 35 Praise Ye the Lord Sacrament of Baptism Song – 480 Take Me to the Water Passing of the Peace & Offering Scripture and Sermon – John 15:9-17 Special Music – Ave Maria Prayers […]

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Worship for Sunday, May 2, 2021

5th Sunday of Easter Prelude – “Choral” from Suite Gothique, Op. 25 – Leon Boellmann Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn – 231 Christ Has Risen While Earth Slumbers Confession and Assurance Response Passing of the Peace & Offering Hymn – 698 Take, O Take Me as I Am Scripture and Sermon – John 15:1-8 […]

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Worship for Sunday, April 25, 2021

4th Sunday of Easter Prelude Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn – 39 Great is Thy Faithfulness Confession and Assurance Response Passing of the Peace & Offering Testimonials Scripture and Sermon – 2 Kings 2:1-14 Recognition of Graduates Special Music – You Raise Me Up Prayers of the People Hymn – 542 God Be with […]

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3rd Sunday of Easter Prelude –At Easter-tide by C.V. Stanford Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn – 450 Be Thou My Vision Confession and Assurance Response Song – The Words I Would Say Scripture and Sermon – 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48 Welcome of New Confirmands as New Members Prayers of the People Hymn – […]

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Worship for Sunday, April 11, 2021

2nd Sunday of Easter Prelude – Partita on ‘This is My Father’s World’ Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn – Now the Green Blade Rises 247 Confession and Assurance Response Song – This is my Father’s World Scripture and Sermon – John 20:19-31 Hymn – Because He Lives Commissioning of PNC Prayers of the People […]

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Again & Again, The Sun Rises Prelude Vocalist on Pie Jesu Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn 232 Jesus Christ is Risen Today Confession and Assurance Response Passing the Peace Scripture and Sermon Special Music – Agnus Dei with How Great Thou Art Prayers of the People Hymn 238 Thine is the Glory Announcements & […]

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