FPC News & Events Blog

Good Friday Open House: Come, See, and Renew

Sometimes it’s very hard to hear God. There are so many things going on around us in the world at large and in our own lives that God’s voice gets crowded out. If you are feeling stressed or depleted, or if you are finding it hard to hear God with all the noise in our culture, you are invited to spend part of Good Friday (March 30) in our cathedral-like Sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma. Drop in for a few moments or a few hours. Let yourself unwind as you seek to listen to God or you simply let yourself be calm and quiet for a time. Our Sanctuary will be open from 5:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be times of quiet, times of music from a variety of local performers, and times for readings. Enter into the presence of God in preparation for our Good Friday communion service at 7:00 pm followed by our Easter Sunday celebration at 10:30 am on April 1st.

Easter Books in the Library!

It’s almost time for Easter! This Sunday (March 18), the FPC Library will begin displaying our books for Easter and the Resurrection! These books will only be displayed this week and next week, so make sure to stop by and take a look!
We have books and DVDs for adults, children, and families! All our Easter books for children as well as some of our Easter DVDs and books for adults can be found in our online catalog here. When they are not being displayed, our adult books on Easter can be found in the Non-Fiction section under the number 263.93  and our children’s books on Easter can be found in our Children’s section under the heading Easter.
The FPC Library is open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. Contact us by email here.

“Our Songs” at FPC Tacoma

FPC’s Worship Committee is seeking your favorite hymns and praise songs for use during worship throughout the year. E-mail your nominations to jwest@fpctacoma.org. Feel free to briefly explain why you find the song(s) meaningful and why you think they would be great to include as part of our worship as a community.

Come and See: Good Friday Open House at First Presbyterian Church

On Good Friday (March 30), come as you are into the gracious space of our cathedral-like Sanctuary at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church. Come for a few minutes or stay as long as you like. Come to see the historic architecture or spend a few quiet moments of meditation, prayer, and worship. A variety of local performers will be sharing throughout the day. Come and go anytime during the day—from 5:00 am–4:00 pm.

Easter Baskets For Tacoma THIS SUNDAY!

Please bring your cash donations to support the Deacons in the Easter Basket food ministry for Tacoma families in need THIS SUNDAY. Donations can be made using the yellow envelopes in the pew racks or on line at fpctacoma.org/donate (choose the “Easter/Thanksgiving Baskets” option in the drop-down menu). This ministry will provide ham, fresh produce, dessert, and all the trimmings to families throughout our community. Together we’ll share Christ’s love For Tacoma! Visit with us at the Deacons’ Table this month at Coffee Hour.

Turn Your Clock Ahead TONIGHT!

Remember that Daylight Savings Time starts tonight, so turn your clock ahead an hour… and then come to church on time for Holy Communion as we worship the Living God.

Turn Clocks Ahead—Daylight Savings Time Starts Saturday Night!

Remember to turn your clocks one hour ahead Saturday night for Daylight Savings Time… Then join us on Sunday morning when we will be hearing the Chancel Choir sing and celebrating the Sacrament of Communion.

Books on Missions!

This Sunday, March 11, the FPC Library will be displaying our books on missions and missionaries! We have many fascinating stories of great Christian missionaries and their ministries.
These books are not yet in our online catalog, so you have to stop by on Sunday and browse them in person. When these books are not being displayed they can be found in our non-fiction section under the number 266. We are continually working on getting all our non-fiction catalogued into our online system. However, our other books and materials (including all our fiction, biographies, children’s and youth books, and DVDs) are available to be browsed in our online catalog here. 
The FPC Library is before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by sending us an email here.

2018 Easter Events at FPC Tacoma

Whatever your background, and no matter how long you may have been away from church, you have a home in our congregation this Easter season. You are invited to join us at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church for events marking the death and resurrection of Jesus our Savior.
Journey with us to find the new life that can be experienced only through Jesus Christ. Our historic church building is located at 20 Tacoma Ave. S., at the corner of Division and Tacoma Ave. S. Would you like more info.? Email us or call us at 253-272-3286.

Easter Books in FPC Library (March 18 and 25)

Check out our Easter books and DVDs in the FPC Library in Fellowship Hall, open before and after each Worship Service.

Palm Sunday Celebration (March 25 @ 10:30 am)

Join us as we commemorate the beginning of Jesus’s last week on Earth leading up to His crucifixion. We will be singing songs, hearing our Chancel Choir, and watching our children present a Palm Sunday procession waving palm branches.

Come and See: Good Friday Open House (March 30, 5:00 am-4:00 pm)

Come as you are into the gracious space of our cathedral-like Sanctuary. Come for a few minutes or stay as long as you like. Come to see the historic architecture or spend a few quiet moments of meditation, prayer, and worship. A variety of local performers will be sharing throughout the day. Come and go anytime during the day—from 5:00am–4:00pm.

Good Friday Communion Service (March 30, 7:00 pm)

Join us as we mark Christ’s death on the cross for our sins with a quiet but powerful service of reflection, confession, and forgiveness. We will be serving the sacrament of Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday Celebration (April 1 @ 10:30 am)

Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the new life He brings to all who trust Him. Our Easter celebration will feature scripture readings and a sermon by Dr. Eric Jacobsen along with outstanding music featuring brass, woodwinds, timpani, handbells, pipe organ, piano, Chancel Choir, praise team, and more.

Watch FPC’s Lindsey Bell Choir Perform “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”!

Watch and listen as our wonderful Lindsey Bell Choir performs an awe-inspiring version of “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” during our worship service on March 4. The youth bell choir was directed by Daniel Heath and accompanied by Patrice Barnett on the organ and Taylor Gonzales on the piano. Many thanks to Chip Van Gilder for videotaping the performance. You can also watch them perform “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” earlier in the service. If you need a pick-up to your day, you will want to watch and listen! And plan to attend our Easter Sunday celebration in a few weeks, where you will get to hear the Lindsey Bells again along with a symphonic band, our praise team, our chancel choir, and our pipe organ.


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