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Easter Books and DVDs

It’s almost time for Easter! This Sunday (April 7), the FPC Library will begin displaying our books for Easter, the Crucifixion, 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 and DVDs can be found in our online catalog here.
 
Also, remember that the FPC Library is displaying books on calling and vocation recommended by Pastor Eric. He recommended these books as part of his Sunday school class and the FPC Library will be displaying them for the duration of the class. You can see them in our online catalog here and read more about it here.
 
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.


The Last Words Featuring Kevin Pitman

On Good Friday, the Chancel Choir and musicians of First Presbyterian Church (FPC) will present The Last Words, an original choral and dramatic work by FPC Minister of Worship Dr. Daniel Perrin. The Last Words tells the powerful story of Jesus’ final words from the cross through the eyes of the centurion who crucified Christ and who returns each year to the place of crucifixion to pay homage to the man he put to death. The centurion will be portrayed by professional stage and film actor Kevin Pitman. Pitman has appeared in many productions for groups such as Taproot Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, American Players Theater, the Seattle Shakespeare Company, Lyric Light Opera of the N.W., and the Village Theatre. Be sure to invite your friends and family to this special hour-long experience, which will take place in the cathedral-like sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church (20 Tacoma Ave. S.) at 7:00 pm on April 19. The sacrament Communion will be offered during the service.


Easter Sunday Celebration at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian on April 21

On Easter Sunday (April 21), celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the new life He brings to all who trust Him in the cathedral-like sanctuary of historic First Presbyterian Church, one of Tacoma’s architectural treasures. Located at the corner of Division and Tacoma Ave. S., First Presbyterian welcomes the community to its Easter celebration service from 10:30-11:45 am. The service will feature more than 70 musicians, including orchestra, handbell choir, piano, Chancel Choir, worship band, and a pipe organ with more than 3,000 pipes! A special Easter message will be delivered by nationally recognized author and speaker Dr. Eric Jacobsen, Lead Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma.



FPC Canon: An Invitation to Worship

Did you know that we have a list of songs that are especially significant in the worship of FPC? It’s called the FPC Canon. In recent weeks, some of the songs in this collection we’ve sung include “Amazing Grace,” “Days of Elijah,” “O Come to the Altar,” and “Untitled Hymn.” We encourage you to get to know all the songs in the FPC Canon and use them in your own private times of worship and reflection. You can listen to all the songs in the FPC Canon by using the YouTube playlist below. Enjoy!
 



Good Friday: The Last Words

On Good Friday, mark Christ’s death on the cross through singing, the sacrament of Communion, and The Last Words, an original choral and dramatic work by Dr. Daniel Perrin presented by the First Presbyterian Chancel Choir, instrumental ensemble, pipe organ, and actor Kevin Pitman, along with special artwork curated by FPC member Josiah Wombacher. The Last Words tells the story of Jesus’ final words from the cross. Each year, the centurion who carried out the death sentence of Christ returns to the place where it occurred to pay homage to the man he put to death.  The presentation will be followed by Communion accompanied by the FPC worship band. Be sure to invite your friends and family to this special hour-long experience, which will take place in the soaring cathedral-like sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church (20 Tacoma Ave. S.) at 7:00 pm on April 19.


Devotionals

Are you looking for a devotional to guide you in your quiet time? Look no further! This Sunday (March 31), the FPC Library will be displaying our collection of devotionals. We have devotionals on a wide variety of topics. You can take a look at them in our online catalog here.
 
Also, remember that the FPC Library is displaying books on calling and vocation recommended by Pastor Eric. He recommended these books as part of his Sunday school class and the FPC Library will be displaying them for the duration of the class. You can see them in our online catalog here and read more about it here.
 
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.


Recommended Books on Vocation and Calling

Don’t forget to take a look at Pastor Eric’s recommended books on vocation and calling at the FPC Library! The recommended books will be displayed this Sunday (March 24) and for the duration of his Sunday school class on vocation and calling:
 
  • Consider Your Calling by Gordon T. Smith
  • Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
  • Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
  • Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber
  • Live Your Calling by Kevin and Marie Brennfleck
  • Imagine Church by Neil Hudson
 
All the recommended books on vocation and calling can be found in our online catalog here. Stop by any Sunday to take a look at them!
 
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.


Parenting

This Sunday (March 24), the FPC Library will be displaying books on parenting! If you’re looking for tips for difficult situations in your family or just like to read about different parenting strategies, come by this Sunday and see our selection. Our books and resources on parenting can be found in our online catalog here. 
 
Also, remember that the FPC Library is displaying books on calling and vocation recommended by Pastor Eric. He recommended these books as part of his Sunday school class and the FPC Library will be displaying them for the duration of the class. You can see them in our online catalog here and read more about it here.
 
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.


St. Patrick’s Day

This Sunday (March 17) is St. Patrick’s Day! Have you ever wondered about the real origin of the holiday? St. Patrick was a Christian missionary who had been enslaved by the Irish. After escaping, he return to Ireland to preach the Gospel. Come visit the FPC Library to see books by and about St. Patrick!
 
Our books about St. Patrick can be found in our online catalog here. We have St. Patrick’s writings as well as some biographies and books for children about him.
 
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.
 


Recommended Books on Vocation and Calling

Take a look at Pastor Eric’s recommended books on vocation and calling at the FPC Library! Starting this Sunday (March 17) and for the duration of his Sunday school class on vocation and calling, the FPC Library will be displaying his recommended books:
 
  • Consider Your Calling by Gordon T. Smith
  • Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
  • Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
  • Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber
  • Live Your Calling by Kevin and Marie Brennfleck
  • Imagine Church by Neil Hudson
 
All the recommended books on vocation and calling can be found in our online catalog here. Stop by any Sunday to take a look at them!
 
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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