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Welcome

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Online Payment, a new way to pay tithes & offerings to First Presbyterian Church – online!
See the Stewardship Page for a full explaination of how this works.


THIS WEEK'S SERVICE

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CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC TO SEE THE OCTOBER 18th SERVICE - TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST BULLETIN


Closed Captions Available

The online videos of First Presbyterian's church services include a feature that is helpful to those who need it. If you click on the "CC" on the screen in YouTube, it turns on the captions to help those who might have trouble hearing the audio.


WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON.

We are located on the northern part of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and are a congregation of about 200 members affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles is a community of people of all ages who believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and who seek to follow His teachings. We come together to worship God, to grow in our love and support for each other, and to learn about God's will for our lives. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we go out to the community and world to share our faith and to serve others. If you are looking for a caring church family, we offer two worship services every Sunday, so plan to visit us soon.


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CHURCH OFFICE SCHEDULE
Both Rita and Lauren are working from home until the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. You can still call the church office at (360) 452-4781, and your call will be forwarded to Lauren.
Rita's schedule: 9 am - 2 pm, Tues - Thurs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lauren's schedule: 8 am - 5 pm, Tues - Sat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LINKS TO CHURCH ACTIVITIES

  
   Worship   Time
  You Tube Link

  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOdnMEy2l9-1B00MnI06iGA?view_as=subscriber

Kids’ Sunday School 10 am Sundays
Elementary
Sunday School
  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77730320373
  Meeting ID: 777 3032 0373
  Passcode: FirstPres
Coffee Hour 10 am
Sundays
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82379952373
  Meeting ID:  823 7995 2373
  Passcode:  342641
Adult Sunday School 11 am Sundays  Experiencing God’s Presence

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83055667359?pwd=MGMyd2g2eWwzRXliVWhBOGhCalRXQT09
 Meeting ID: 830 5566 7359  
 Passcode: 090954

 Discusion 5:40 pm Wednesdays  Race and Mission Discussion

  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83687474174?     pwd=KzZJUDZUUnAxcE9EV0JTK1dKNFArUT09
 Meeting ID: 836 8747 4174 
  Passcode: 203495

 Bookclub  10:30 am
3rd Thursday of the month
 

  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81970304154?      pwd=cmxBU29TTlhLaUg4SHVXK3NsMmYwUT09
 Meeting ID: 819 7030 4154 
  Passcode: 011913

 

... AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ! ...

First Presbyterian Church building is closed until further notice.
  
All in-person worship services have been suspended
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Our deacons will be checking in with their flocks to make sure everyone receives this message and that we have up-to-date email and contact information for our members and friends.
Understand that the calendar reflects an automatic list of events. Since the building is closed, the services and events are cancelled with the Social Distancing order. Look at the latest Highlights for the current calendar.


CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

WASHINGTON'S PHASED APPROACH CHART

July 3, 2020 
Dear Friends in Christ,

Reopening on Hold
Due to the recent uptick of coronavirus cases in our area, session is placing the decision to resume in-person worship on hold until Clallam County advances to Phase 3 of the Washington State Covid-19 reopening guidelines. In the meantime, we will focus our energy on creating social and fellowship opportunities for us to safely gather online or outside, consistent with current social distancing guidelines. More details will follow in the coming days. When session first broached the subject of resuming in-person worship on July 26th, coronavirus cases in Clallam County were low and public health officials were projecting a move to Phase 3 in mid July. That projection changed as the trendlines went in the opposite direction. At the same time, session is finalizing our reopening procedure and will be submitting it to the presbytery as required. We will also continue to make physical preparations to the church in anticipation of a return to in-person worship. As we await that day, please continue to enjoy our online services, look for fellowship opportunities, and keep us in your prayers.

Session is working on a detailed reopening procedure in accordance with presbytery and state guidelines, but here are some key items you should expect:

  • Seating will be in marked areas only—both in the sanctuary and the fellowship hall—all of which will be properly socially distanced from one another.
  • Hymnals and Bibles will be removed from the pew racks.
  • Everyone 6 years and up entering the building must wear a mask for the duration of the worship service—this includes all worship leaders, musicians, and pastors. Masks are encouraged for 3-5-year-olds. (*Per statewide mandate, effective June 26.)
  • Singing is allowed, but masks must still be worn.
  • There will be no fellowship time in the building before/after the service. Please do your visiting outside.
  • Services will be available online, whether recorded or via livestream.
  • Children will remain with their families during the service. Parents are encouraged to bring something for their children to work on during the service, as worship activity bags will not be available.

In addition to the procedures above, you should also expect things to change from week to week as we experiment with different worship elements and technologies. It will take a while to find a new normal, and we must also be prepared to make adjustments depending on the public health situation. A lot will be different, but there will also be a lot to celebrate. It will be wonderful to gather again and see familiar faces—even if they are partially obscured by masks. If we have learned anything in the last three months, it is to be patient and flexible. May we all keep that same attitude when we come together again for in-person worship.

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