FPC News and Announcements

Christ in the Passover: An Interactive Experience

Join us, Sunday, March 29th, at 6:30pm, as we host “Christ in the Passover: An Interactive Experience” with Jeff Morgan of Jews for Jesus. This unforgettable, thought-provoking, and interactive experience, will illustrate the link between the Jewish feast of Passover and the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples, by partaking in the traditional and symbolic foods of seder. Contact us at (253) 272-3286 for more information or register now.
 


Studying Your Bible

Ever wanted to learn more about studying your Bible? The FPC Library has resources that can help guide you as you work to grow through God’s Word. Stop by the library this Sunday (March 1) to see the wide variety of books that can help you study your Bible. 
 
The books we are displaying on Sunday have been recommended by Pastor Eric to help you go deeper into God’s Word. You can take a look at these books in our online catalog here. Additionally, we have two free pamphlets “7 Minutes With God: How to Plan a Quiet Time” and “Tyranny of the Urgent” that can help guide your time with God and studying the Bible.
 
Also, Pastor Eric is recommending several books for our new Vision 2020. You can watch a summary video of Vision 2020 here and take a look at the recommended books in our online catalog 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.


Are you coming TONIGHT to our Ash Wednesday supper and service?

It’s not too late! Join us tonight for our Ash Wednesday light supper (6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall) followed by our Ash Wednesday worship service (7:00 pm in the Sanctuary). If you are wondering what Ash Wednesday is and why we celebrate it, check out this article: “What Is Ash Wednesday?”


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.