In-Person and Live Stream Worship at First (Scots)
Sunday Services at 8:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
As followers of Jesus Christ, it is incumbent upon us to love both God and neighbor; indeed, we should proceed in all matters under heaven with that Biblical mandate in mind. Praise be to God that throughout the pandemic we have taken certain faithful steps which have allowed us to work and worship safely and responsibly and with the welfare of others in mind.
When attending a church service at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, we strongly encourage everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) to wear a mask and to also physically distance where possible. We also continue to expect that an individual who is not fully vaccinated, including children, will wear a mask and sit in the physically distanced section on the right side of the sanctuary.
This policy will also apply to all indoor activities that occur at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, including in common areas, throughout the week. Dining in Molly Wier Hall is permissible provided that occupancy thresholds are not exceeded and that physical distancing requirements are maintained. If the attendance at an event is anticipated to exceed the occupancy thresholds, or the anticipated attendance is unknown, any dining or refreshments should take place outdoors with appropriate physical distancing.
With everyone’s help we should begin to live into these new guidelines without interruption. I would add that it is not our practice to ascertain who has been vaccinated and who has not. It is completely on the honor system for those who remain unvaccinated to wear their masks and to perceive their decision as an expression of love for those of our neighbors who, for whatever reason, cannot get vaccinated, e.g., children under 12, immunocompromised, etc.
May the Lord continue to affirm our previous and current steps as we strive to worship and glorify God in all that we do!