Sunday Bulletin (May 19, 2019)



Handbell Celebration THIS Sunday!

You are invited to a celebration of the 50th anniversary of FPC’s youth handbell program THIS Sunday at 10:30 am during worship. A special anniversary bell choir featuring ringers past and present will lead worship supplemented by brass, pipe organ, piano, and Chancel Choir in a special service you won’t want to miss. The handbell ringers will perform three specially commissioned pieces, “There is a Balm in Gilead,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and the official premiere of a dramatic new setting of “Come, Christians Join to Sing” written by nationally acclaimed composer and arranger Joel Raney, featuring handbells, brass, pipe organ, piano, and Chancel Choir. For a taste of what to expect, watch the performance of “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by our Lindsey Bell Choir.
 



Human Zoos: Scientific Racism and the Christian Response

During adult Sunday School this Sunday (May 19), learn about the tragic history of scientific racism in our country—and how some Christians tried to counter it with the idea that all humans are created in the image of God. As part of the Sunday School class on “Human Beings and Intelligent Design,” we will screen FPC member John West’s award-winning documentary, Human Zoos. Human Zoos tells the shocking story of how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in the early decades of the twentieth century. Often touted as “missing links” between humans and apes, these native people were harassed and demeaned. The film also explores the tragic story of eugenics in America, the effort to breed human beings based on Darwinian principles. Finally, the film tells how a number of courageous Christians sought to oppose scientific racism based on their understanding of human beings created in the image of God. Read an article on how this film has been used to pursue racial reconciliation in one community in Texas. The class meets at 9:15 am in South Chapel and is led by Sonja West.



50th Anniversary Handbell Celebration: Sunday, May 19

You are invited to a joyous celebration of handbells and worship this Sunday, May 19 as First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Tacoma celebrates the 50th anniversary of its handbell program, founded by Bob Gorham. A special anniversary bell choir featuring ringers past and present will lead worship supplemented by brass, pipe organ, piano, and Chancel Choir in a special service you won’t want to miss. The handbell ringers will perform three specially commissioned pieces, “There is a Balm in Gilead,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and the official premiere of a dramatic new setting of “Come, Christians Join to Sing” written by nationally acclaimed composer and arranger Joel Raney, featuring handbells, brass, pipe organ, piano, and Chancel Choir. This new piece was commissioned just for this special celebration. Additional new arrangements of hymns will be supplied by FPC’s own Minister of Worship Dr. Daniel Perrin. The handbell choir will be directed by Daniel Heath and director emeritus Bob Gorham. You won’t want to miss this exciting service, starting at 10:30 am! For a taste of what to expect, watch last year’s performance of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” by our Lindsey Bell Choir.
 



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Watch Easter Celebration 2019!

Thanks to FPC’s Chip Van Gilder, you can experience our Easter 2019 celebration on YouTube. So if you weren’t able to come this year, or if you’d like to experience it again, enjoy!
 

 


Easter Celebration 2019: You Are Invited!

Join us THIS Sunday morning for brunch at 9:00 am followed by our Easter celebration service at 10:30 am. The service  will feature a special message from Pastor Eric Jacobsen plus music by our chancel choir, Lindsey handbell choir, worship band, and a 22-piece orchestra! You won’t want to miss this Easter at FPC Tacoma. Celebrate our risen Savior!



Watch Good Friday 2019: The Last Words

Around 300 people attended our powerful Good Friday Service on Friday night, featuring the presentation of “The Last Words” by our Minister of Worship Dr. Daniel Perrin. Many thanks to Chip Van Gilder for taping and uploading the video! Watch it below… and remember to come to our Easter celebration on Sunday, starting with brunch at 9:00 am and continuing with our worship celebration at 10:30 am with full orchestra, chancel choir, handbell choir, pipe organ, worship band, and more!