FPC News and Announcements

Memorial Service for Mary Hagel on March 2

Please join us as we remember our dear friend, longtime member, kindergarten teacher, Sunday school teacher and women’s Bible study leader Mary Hagel, who went Home to be with Jesus on Monday. The memorial service will take place on Monday, March 2 @ 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. Below is a special message from Christine Cohn, Interim Head of the Cor Deo School at FPC, with more information about Mary:

We are mourning the loss of one of our own. Beloved FPCS teacher Mary Hagel passed away… after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Mary retired from FPCS in 2015 after serving as teacher at our school for 30 years. She was instrumental in shaping our kindergarten program and taught many of our current students. Mary was known for perfectly blending grace with firm boundaries and endless love for her students, earning respect from all of her students, love from all of her student’s parents, and admiration from her peers. We are grateful for the many lives that Mary helped shape over her years at FPCS. Please pray for her family today, as Mary’s passing happened faster than anticipated. If you would like to send her family your condolences, please bring a card to the school office this week and we’ll make sure it gets to them.

Ash Wednesday THIS Wednesday

Join us this Wednesday evening for a simple supper in Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm followed by our Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, traditionally the 40 days before Easter where we focus on repentance and preparing our hearts to commemorate the good news of Easter. At FPC, our Ash Wednesday service features both hymns and praise songs, a short message, and the marking of a cross on your forehead with ashes. Don’t miss this special opportunity to draw nearer to God through a quiet time of reflection and worship.

Pastor Eric’s Book Recommendations for Vision 2020

Pastor Eric is recommending several books for our new Vision 2020. You can watch a summary video of Vision 2020 here.

This Sunday (February 23), the FPC Library will be displaying these recommended books for you to look at and check out. The recommended books are listed below and you can find them in our online catalog here.
  • I Once Was Lost by Don Everts and Doug Schaupp
  • The Lonely American by Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz
  • The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon
  • The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.

Science and Faith Resources

This Sunday (February 16), the FPC Library will be displaying our collection of books and DVDs on science and how science intersects with faith.
You can browse all our resources on science and faith 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 located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.

Books and Resources on Marriage

This Sunday (February 9), the FPC Library will be displaying books and resources on marriage, dating, and similar topics! We have books for people who are already married, people who are dating, people who are single, and everything in between.
We have books by Timothy Keller, Gary Smalley, Les and Leslie Parrott, Jim Smoke, Tim Evans, and many more. Our books on marriage can be found our online catalog here. All of our books are catalogued, but not all of them are tagged according to what subject they cover, so they may not all show up in the search. If you are looking for a specific book on marriage, try searching for that book and ask the librarian about it on Sunday. Stop by in person to see our whole collection!
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.

Daniel Perrin’s “Taken Generation” to be Presented Feb. 10 in Issaquah

For many years, FPC Minister of Worship Dr. Daniel Perrin has been working on a powerful musical titled Taken Generation, which is set in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. On Monday, February 10, the musical will be presented as a staged reading at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 22116 SE 51st Place, Issaquah, at 7:30 pm. FPC members and friends are invited to attend this special free event.

Taken Generation tells the story of three friends who grew up together in pre-World War II, Warsaw. When the country is subjugated and a ghetto created for the Jews, the friends find a way to survive while resisting the Nazis. Adam is the son of a Rabbi, Marek is a priest, and Rachel is an entertainer at The Cabaret, a nightclub within the ghetto walls.

The reading is professionally directed and acted. Due to subject matter, a PG rating is appropriate. This is a free event and open to the public. If you need more information, contact jwest@fpctacoma.org.

Missions Sunday at the Library

Stop by the FPC Library on Missions Sunday (February 2) for stories about missionaries and other books on missions! We have many fascinating stories of Christian missionaries that you can check out.
Our books on Missions are fully catalogued in our online catalog and can be browsed online here. Stop by on Sunday to re-read an inspiring missionary tale or discover a new one for yourself! We also have missionary stories and biographies geared toward youth and children for family reading time.
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. You can contact us by email here.

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