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.
A reservations link for Sunday's 2 pm
Memorial Service for John Wright
is also available below.
If you wish to reserve a spot for in-person worship
for each Sunday in April
Click this link: In-Person Worship Reservation
In-Person Worship Begins this Sunday, April 11, 2021
At last, the time has arrived that we can meet again in person for worship! It won't be the same as the "Before Times," but it will indeed be a blessing. Social distancing guidelines permit 38 worshipers per service.
Online Reservations Page
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.
CHURCH OFFICE SCHEDULE
The church office remains closed to the public. Lauren will be in the office on Wednesdays (9 am - 5 pm), and Rita on Thursdays (9 am - 2 pm). Otherwise, staff is working from home (Lauren: M, T, Th, F, 8 am - 5 pm; Rita: T, W, 9 am - 2 pm). The church phone is forwarded to Lauren.
Church Reopening FAQs
On April 11, we will resume limited in-person worship at 8:30 and 11:00, following COVID-19 safety protocols adopted by our Session. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you know what to expect:
What does “limited” in-person worship mean? It means that with social distancing we are only able to accommodate up to 38 worshipers per service, around 25% of our seating capacity.
What should I expect when I arrive at the church for worship?
Before you leave home, please self-screen to ensure you do not have a temperature above 100.4 F or other COVID-19 symptoms such as a cough. At the church you will be directed to enter the Sanctuary via the narthex (on the 8th Street side) where a host will check you in. Ushers will take you to your seat.
Will I need to wear a mask at the church?
Yes, masks and socially distancing—6 feet between different households—will be required at all times within the building. Children under five are not required to wear masks, though we encourage children between 3-5 to wear them. Masks will be available at the church if you forget to bring one from home.
Will there be congregational singing in worship?
Yes, but worshipers still need to wear masks.
May I sit with a friend during worship?
Yes, members from two households may sit together if they choose.
What additional safety protocols should I expect?
In addition to masks and social distancing, there will be no indoor fellowship before/after the service or physical passing of the peace. Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized between services and the doors to the fellowship hall will be opened for increased ventilation. Hand sanitizer will also be provided. Complete safety protocols are available online or posted at church.
If space is limited, will I need to make a reservation for worship?
Yes. You may make your reservation online or by calling the church office.
What are my options if I choose to worship from home?
The 8:30 service will be live streamed on our YouTube channel. Services will remain accessible for those who are unable to worship in real time.
Vaccination Info Links
Congregation Notice Regarding Reopening Guidelines
The Reopening Task Force recommends that we resume in-person worship beginning Sunday, April 11, with two services. Seating will be limited to 38 worshipers per service in the Sanctuary, in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Services will be conducted according to the church’s reentry guidelines for COVID safety and sanitation. Reservations will be required. The link to an online reservation page will be provided. More information to follow.