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,


Featuring Readers from Westminster’s Confirmation Class; Neal & Kristin Petersen, Vocalists; Patrick Marchant, Organist Prelude: O Come, All Ye Faithful Opening Sentences Opening Hymn: Once in Royal David’s City Prayers of Intercession Lessons & Carols: 1. Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19; What Child is This; Kainen Benedict 2. Genesis 22:15-18; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Harrison Ritter […]

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Online Worship for Christmas Eve 2020

Prelude to the Prelude: Jingle Bells with Pastor Dan Prelude: Sing We Now of Christmas Meditation: Christmas in 2020 Hymn: O Come All Ye Faithful Scripture- Luke 2:1-5 Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem Scripture- Luke 2:6-7 Hymn: Away in a Manger Scripture- Luke 2:8-14 Hymn: Angels we Have Heard on High Scripture- Luke 2:15-20 […]

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Prelude: Light Dawns on a Weary World Welcome & Call to Worship Lighting of the Advent Wreath Opening Hymn: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken Confession & Assurance of Pardon Response: What Child is This Scripture & Sermon Song: King of Kings Prayers of the People Closing Hymn: Good Christian Friends Rejoice Blessing Postlude: Joy […]

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Prelude: Go Tell It Welcome & Call to Worship Lighting of the Advent Wreath Opening Hymn: People Look East Confession & Assurance of Pardon Response: The People Who Walked in Darkness Scripture & Sermon Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel Communion & Prayers of the People Closing Hymn: King of Kings Blessing Postlude: Lift Up […]

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Worship for Sunday, November 29, 2020

Prelude: While We are Waiting, Come Welcome & Call to Worship Lighting of the Advent Wreath Opening Song: Even So Come Confession & Assurance of Pardon Response: Come Now, O Prince of Peace Scripture & Sermon Song: Waymaker Prayers of the People Closing Hymn: O Lord, How Shall I Meet You? Blessing Postlude: Go Tell […]

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Welcome & Call to Worship- Rev. Dan Voigt Song: Awesome God & Almighty – Zion Lutheran Church Handbell Choir; Daniel Gast, Director Children’s Moment- Rev. Dave Kerkove Invocation – Rev. Peter Fones 1st Scripture Psalm 46- Rev. Gary Heidt-Johnson Psalm – Rabbi Rebecca Kushner 2nd Scripture & Homily: Psalm 34 – Rev. Henry Brewer-Calvert Song: […]

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Prelude: Reckless Love Welcome & Call to Worship Opening Hymn: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Confession & Assurance of Pardon: Clean Scripture & Sermon Hymn of the Day: Dream On, Dream On Prayers of the People Closing Song: Glorious Day Blessing Postlude: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

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