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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.
 

 
 


Books About the Holy Spirit!

Have you ever wanted to know more or have something explained about the Holy Spirit? This Sunday (March 4), the FPC Library will be displaying books about the Holy Spirit!
 
Our books on the Holy Spirit can be browsed in our online catalog here. This Sunday they will be displayed right outside the library on the display tables, but they can be found any week in our non-fiction section under the number 231.3
 
The FPC Library is open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by sending us an email here.


Job Opening: Nursery Coordinator

We are looking for an organized, relational person who loves Jesus, loves children and their families, and is excited about the mission of our children’s ministry to serve as our Nursery Coordinator. This is a strategic ministry post that oversees this key element of our church’s mission to children and families. This is a part-time paid position (10 hours a week). If you have any questions contact Julie Brownlee (jbrownlee@fpctacoma.org) or Laurel Juergens (ljuergens@fpctacoma.org). To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to the church office (kackerson@fpctacoma.org).



Learn about Our Missionaries This Sunday

Do you know how many missionaries you help support through our church? Do you know how many different regions of the world are being impacted through their work? Immediately after the worship service this Sunday, come to Middleton Parlor where you will learn the answers to these questions and more! Also be sure to check the missions section of the church website for regular updates. You can partner with our missionaries both through your prayers and your financial contributions.


Books By and About Billy Graham!

This Sunday (February 25) the FPC Library will be displaying books by and about the Reverend Billy Graham who passed away this past week on Wednesday, February 21. 
 
You can take a look at these books in our online catalog here. Stop by in person on Sunday morning and see our full selection of books by and about Billy Graham, as well as our other biographies, fiction, DVDs, commentaries, children’s, and youth books. Also, we have recently re-organized our Biography section, so that there are now in a more central and easy to reach location! Most of our biographies can now be browsed without having to kneel or bend over like was necessary previously.
 
The FPC Library is open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. We can be reached during the week through email here.


Books about Politics for President’s Day!

This Sunday (February 18), the FPC Library will be displaying books on Christians and politics for President’s Day, which is on Monday, February 20. We will have books on hot-button topics like immigration, faith and freedom, abortion, and many others.
 
These books aren’t categorized under a single tag in our online catalog, but you can search for various topics and browse our books that are currently cataloged. You can take a look at our online catalog here. We also have fiction books, biographies, reference works and commentaries, children’s and youth books, DVDs, and more that are listed in our online catalog.
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service. If you have any questions or comments, send us an email here.


Books on Science!

 
This Sunday (February 11), the FPC Library will be displaying our collection of books and DVDs on science and how science intersects with faith.
 
All our books on science can be browsed in our online catalog here. Our books offer Christian perspectives on science, evolution, intelligent design, and other similar topics. Make sure to stop by on Sunday and take a look at the whole range of our selection in person!
 
The FPC Library is open on Sundays before and after the service. Send us an email here if you have any questions or comments.


#FORtacoma

This month we begin to reignite our assignment to love, care, and serve our local community. Join us this weekend as we are #FORtacoma ! 



Ash Wednesday Service on Feb. 14

Join us for a simple dinner at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 14, followed by our Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 pm, which launches the Lenten season as we look to the coming of Easter.



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