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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!
 



Remember to Attend The Last Words TONIGHT!

Remember to attend our powerful Good Friday Communion service TONIGHT at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. The hour-long service will feature an original choral and dramatic work by FPC’s own Minister of Worship, Dr. Daniel Perrin, and be presented by the FPC Chancel Choir, instrumentalists, and professional actor Kevin Pitman. The service will also include Communion accompanied by music from our worship band.



FPC Library Closed on Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday (April 21), the FPC Library will be closed. Enjoy our Easter service and celebrate with family and friends! Don’t forget to stop by and see us the next Sunday before or after the service!
 
The FPC Library is located in Fellowship Hall and usually open before and after the service on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions, send us an email here!


Tomorrow: Good Friday “Come and See” from 5:00 am-4:00 pm

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Good Friday (April 19), the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian will be open all day from 5:00 am to 4:00 pm for all who want to come. Come any time and stay as long as you like. Come to just see the historic architecture or spend a few quiet moments in mediation, prayer, reflection, and worship. A Good Friday service follows in the evening at 7:00 PM.



Easter Sunday Worship Preview 2019

Are you ready for Easter Sunday 2019? We are going to have a fabulous worship service starting at 10:30 am featuring more than 70 musicians, including an orchestra, handbell choir, Chancel Choir, piano, and a pipe organ with more than 3,000 pipes. Pastor Eric will be speaking on “A Living Savior” from Luke 24:1-12. Our Chancel Choir will sing “I know that My Redeemer Lives” as the introit and “Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed” as the anthem. Plus the congregation will get to sing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” “Crown Him with Many Crowns, “All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises,” and “Living Hope.” Invite your friends and family–you don’t want to miss this highlight of the church year!



What’s So Good about Good Friday? Find out on April 19!

Ever wonder about the meaning of Good Friday (this year on April 19)? Remember to attend our wonderful Good Friday Communion Service at 7:00 pm, which this year features The Last Words, an original choral and dramatic work by FPC’s own Minister of Worship, Dr. Daniel Perrin. You also might want to check out some of the resources below as you consider Christ’s sacrifice this Holy Week:

“What’s so good about Good Friday?”

“History of Good Friday”

“What is Good Friday/Holy Friday?”

 



Good Friday Open House: Come and See

On Friday, April 19th, come and see “Tacoma’s cathedral.” The Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church will be open from 5:00 am-4:00 pm. Consider this a come-as-you-are invitation into this gracious space. Come any time and stay as long as you like. Come to just see the historic architecture or spend a few quiet moments in mediation, prayer, reflection, and worship. A Good Friday service will follow in the evening at 7:00 PM.


Last Chance for Easter Books and DVDs

This Sunday (April 14), the FPC Library will be displaying our books for Easter, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection! The FPC Library will be closed on Easter Sunday (April 21), so this is your last chance to check out Easter books and DVDs before Easter.
 
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. This is your last chance to check out the books before the class ends because today is the last day! 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 by Daniel Perrin

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’s own 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. Dr. Perrin says he hopes his work will communicate the power and self-possession Jesus demonstrated through his crucifixion. “I would like people to see Jesus as heroic in that setting rather than a weak victim,” he says. “I think some of the insights from the script and lyrics will inform our worship to a deeper degree as the evening progresses.” 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.



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