WPCA and COVID-19

Washington Presbyterian Church is gathering in-person for worship each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. In accordance with CDC guidance, fully vaccinated people are not required to wear masks in the building. Masks are required for ages three and older if the person has not been vaccinated (masks are available at the door), with the exceptions noted below. A greeter is stationed outside the main door to offer a warm welcome and answer any questions. Our nursery is staffed by two adult volunteers to serve children younger than age 5. 

Masks are optional during the worship service for children younger than 12 at parents’ discretion, and a mask-optional area is available in the Fellowship Hall during the service, where the service is streamed to a large-screen TV. 

For those who are not yet comfortable gathering in-person, a video recording of the full service is posted on our Vimeo channel promptly following the service each week. (Services before May are available on our YouTube channel.) A digital version of the bulletin is available here.

We observe the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month, using both traditional elements and individually packaged elements. We are not currently passing offering plates, but there is a plate placed in the back of the sanctuary and secure giving is available online.

We are offering Sunday school for both adults and children at 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school takes place in the Fellowship Hall, and age-appropriate youth classes for infants to 12th grade are offered in their respective classrooms. 

Home Fellowship Groups are meeting online or in person at each group’s discretion, and youth group meets each Wednesday evening in person at the church.

Session is monitoring the number of new COVID-19 cases in Washington County per day and will reevaluate social distancing and mask policies at the beginning of each month.

We pray earnestly for the end of this pandemic, thank God for his mercy and provision for us, and hold fast to our Lord through this trying season. 
For more information about Sunday mornings at our church, see our “What to Expect” page (some items may be modified according to the COVID-19 precautions listed above).