Denton Presbyterian Church recently began regathering for Lord’s Day Worship on Sunday Mornings at 10:30am in the gym at First Presbyterian Church (1114 W. University Drive, Denton, TX 76201). Because of ongoing concerns over COVID-19, we know some of you may decide it is wisest for you not to attend gathered worship. While we will miss your presence, we are very thankful that you can continue to participate via livestream on the Denton Presbyterian Church YouTube channel.
We want to do as much as possible to help those who are at risk to feel our worship service is safe to attend. We ask that everyone attending our gathered services abide by the following simple precautions.
Masks: The session is encouraging all members to wear masks to church from the time that they enter the building until they leave the building. We know this is an inconvenience and may be a little awkward for some. However, we think it is the best thing to do right now. If you do not have a mask and need one, some will be provided by the church.
Seating: We have removed half of the chairs to help with distancing. Chairs are arranged in small groups so households can sit together.
No Childcare: No nursery is available at this time.
Communion: Households will be invited, row by row, to receive the Lord’s Supper at the front of the room. Communion will be served in individual cups of wine and gluten/nut-free cracker. Participants will take the wine and cracker back to their seats so that we can allow proper distancing. We have adjusted how Elders administer the elements to minimize contact.
Distancing: We encourage everyone, while inside the sanctuary, to avoid gathering in groups (apart from their households, of course).
This adjusted structure is “but for a season” and offered and observed out of our love for one another. We pray and look forward to the time when we will once again be able to worship God without wearing masks, with a heartfelt handshake, and closely greeting each other. Until that time, let us continue to “give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).”
“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42