Denton Presbyterian Church currently gathers 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. Any changes to the broadcast services will be mentioned in the Blog post for that week’s service.
Covid-19 Precautions – Please Take Note
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. While the Texas state mandates on masks and capacity were recently ended by Governor Abbot, and the CDC has provided updated guidance regarding those who are fully vaccinated Denton Presbyterian Church will continue to follow the reasonable guidelines below out of an abundance of concern and love for those gathering together.
Masks: It continues to be recommended that those who are not yet vaccinated wear masks when inside a building. We ask that all attendees be respectful of one another as we do have people who attend and are not vaccinated and/or have medical conditions that make them vulnerable.
Seating: While chairs are distanced, we ask that you make yourself comfortable by moving further apart and grouping with family members.
Nursery: A nursery is available. Please note that this can change, depending on COVID-19 precautions. Availability is announced at each service.
Communion: Currently 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. This process may change as safety conditions allow.
Distancing: We encourage everyone, while inside the sanctuary, to avoid gathering in close groups (apart from their households, of course). Again, we do this to show concern and love for all those gathering to worship.
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