Outdoor In-Person Worship 

While we navigate the pandemic, we continue to find ways to gather together spiritually as the body of Christ.  Please review the guidance below for how the church is operating during this time.

Outdoor In-Person Worship
Sundays July 18, 25 and August 1

We are eager to gather together in the church “backyard” as we resume in-person worship.  Those who are unvaccinated are required to wear a mask.  Masks are optional for those who are vaccinated. Proof of vaccination is not required.  Some vaccinated people continue to wear a mask for a variety of personal reasons.  Therefore, we ask that you don’t inquire or assume why people wear a mask.  There will be no social distancing required.  Additionally, the service includes congregational singing. A live stream of the service will be available for those who are best served by worshipping from home.

This is a new way of worshipping for us.  Therefore, we wanted to give you some additional information that will help you be comfortable on Sunday:
  1. Please bring your own seating, such as a camp chair or a blanket.  Limited seating will be provided for those who are unable to bring their own or have mobility concerns.
  2. Water and a small snack will be available.  We ask that you bring your own coffee.  In future weeks we plan to restart coffee service.
  3. Dress as you feel comfortable for the weather and being outside.
  4. In the event of bad weather, we will announce the service moving online on our website,
email announcement chain, and mobile app.

Additional information is available below.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at office@sothpres.com or 253-848-4357 with any questions you may have.  We praise God for the opportunity to be together, and look forward to welcoming you.

For Families: For outdoor worship, we are unable to provide nursery services.  Please bring what is best for your child (quiet toys, tablet with headphones, snacks).  We plan to open the church playground after the service has ended.  

For Those With Mobility Concerns:  A special section with seating will be provided for those for whom it is difficult to bring a chair.  Look for special signage when you arrive to find the best entrance for you.

For Those Wishing to Live Stream:  You can watch the service live on the homepage of sothpres.com or in the Shepherd of the Hill App for Android or Apple devices.  We are working to provide a smooth online experience.  However, in the event of technical difficulties, a recorded version of the service will be uploaded by the afternoon.