Sunday Morning Worship
Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Recorded Worship Service
As we have done for the past year, there is a recorded worship service available through this website hosted on YouTube that you can view whenever is convenient for you. The weekly service is usually available starting Friday afternoon and remains on the YouTube site.
Covid Related Information for In-person Worship
What You Need to Know
We offer both in-person worship and continue a pre-recorded worship available on YouTube.
For those of you who attend in person, there is some important information we want you to be aware of.
We ask that if you or a member of your family/household are not feeling well or have any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (fever greater than 100 taken orally or 99o scanned on the forehead or temple; congestion, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) – please stay home and enjoy the YouTube service.
We ask that everyone sign-in on the weekly sign-in sheets as this will be used for contact tracing should the unfortunate need arise.
We ask that you utilize the hand sanitizer provided at the entrances as you enter the sanctuary. We also recommend that you bring your own hand sanitizer to use at any time during the service.
To demonstrate our caring for our most vulnerable members and guests – all congregants will be asked to wear a mask. The CDC recommends that when in mixed settings with some persons vaccinated and others that are not – everyone should be wearing a mask. We will not be limiting the seating or enforcing social distancing as this is not required for worship gatherings.
If you would like to sing with hymns, you may do so with your masks on.
We recommend that those who feel that they need to be seated in a well-ventilated area select a seat on the East or Pulpit side of the sanctuary near the windows. Windows and doors will be open, the coolers and fans will be running to ensure good air circulation.
Because the sanctuary will be cool, we recommend you bring a sweater/wrap for comfort.
On Communion Sunday, you will be invited forward to partake in communion. Elders will provide individual cups of wine (juice) and will handout pre-sliced bread using tongs.
The library will be reserved for parents to take young children/toddlers so that they can still view the service and have room for their child to move about.
We encourage you to contact a member of the Worship committee, Judy Wellington, or another session member if you have any questions or concerns.
OUR WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
Worship at La Mesa is genuinely Reformed in character, lively in spirit, and musically diverse. We usually celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month. The music features the congregation, a choir, pipe organ, piano, bells, guitar, flute, drums, and occasionally other ensembles. Traditional church hymns and anthems form the foundation of worship, but the music is also modern in feel, drawing from world music, gospel, spirituals, folk, and other traditions. We are also informed by Celtic music and liturgy and have special services at Christmas and Easter that are Celtic in spirit and contemplative in tone.
We pray for those around the world who are suffering from Covid-19 and for the compassionate caregivers who give so much of themselves in healing others.