• Summoned by God's grace in Jesus Christ to be friends and servants of God and neighbor,

  • ...and to make disciples of all nations, our mission is to glorify and enjoy God,

  • ...honoring the past, serving the present, and shaping the future through shared ministries of worship, education, mission, and fellowship.

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- Posted on 04 Aug 2021, Pastor: The Rev. Dr. L. Holton Siegling Jr.

In-Person and Live Stream Worship at First (Scots)

Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m.

 Live Stream at 10:00 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.

In light of the current trends/data as well as the CDC’s recommendation that fully vaccinated individuals can resume all activities without feeling compelled to wear a mask or physically distance themselves from others, the Session has decided that new protocols to guide our life and ministry are in now order.

Effective immediately, masks are optional for all persons worshipping/visiting First (Scots) who are fully vaccinated.  Masks are still required for everyone on our campus who has not been fully vaccinated.

Additionally, as we resume our summer worship schedule this Sunday with a single 10 a.m. service, we will continue to provide physically distanced seating on the right side of the sanctuary (top and bottom) as identified by tartan pew markers for those who remain unvaccinated, those who are worshipping with someone has not been vaccinated or those who simply desire to maintain the practice of physical distancing.  Please know that vaccinated individuals seated in the physically distanced section or any other area of the sanctuary may unmask if they wish.

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. 

For those of you who have not yet returned to in-person worship, we welcome and encourage you to do so!  For those who feel that they need to worship remotely, we will continue to Livestream our services (please click the “Live Streaming” button below).

 May the Lord continue to affirm our previous and current steps as we strive to worship and glorify God in all that we do!

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