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 Good Friday, April 2, 2021

Again & Again, We Find Ourselves Here Prelude Opening Sentences and Prayer Invocation Hymn 220 – Go to Dark Gethsemane Station 1: Jesus is betrayed by judas & arrested – John 18:2-9 Kyrie 579 Station 2: Jesus is Denied by peter | John 18:19-27 Confession Kyrie – 579 Station 3: Jesus is Judged | John […]

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Again & Again, We Draw on Courage Prelude: Prelude in F by JS Bach Introit #597 – Sanna, Sannania Welcome and Call to Worship Hymn 197 – Hosanna Loud Hosanna Call to Confession Confession and Assurance Gloria Patri Passing of the Peace Scripture and Sermon – Mark 11:1-11 Time for Reflection with Musical Interlude Affirmation […]

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Again & Again, We Draw on Courage Prelude – Music from Spotify Welcome Song – Good Grace Call to Confession Song – No Longer Slaves Scripture and Sermon – Mark 11:1-11 Prayers of the People Hymn – Head to the Heart Announcements & Blessing Postlude – Music from Spotify

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Worship for Sunday, March 14, 2021

– Again & Again, God Loves First Prelude: Adagio from Mahler Symphony V Welcome & Call to Worship Opening Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory GTG 307 Confession Music: Even When it Hurts Assurance of Pardon Response: Glory to God Whose Goodness Shines on Me GTG 585 Passing of the Peace and Offering: […]

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Worship for Sunday, March 7, 2021

– Again & Again, We Are Shown the Way Recorded Music Welcome & Call to Worship Opening Hymn: How Clear is Our Vocation, Lord GTG 432 Confession & Assurance of Pardon Response: Gloria Patri GTG 581 Passing of the Peace and Offering: Online gifts can be given at wpcw.org/giving Music: Promises Scripture & Sermon Musical […]

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