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FPC Gleanings Fundraiser

FPC GLEANINGS FUNDRAISER

Wednesday, May 10th 6:00pm Dinner & Entertainment

Join us in Fellowship Hall for the 2017 Gleanings Fundraiser.
Tickets are $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family. Tickets available at the door.                  

 



EASTER MEMORIAL TULIPS

THIS SUNDAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO PURCHASE YOUR TULIP

Remember your loved ones this Easter with the purchase of an Easter tulip. The tulips will beautify our Sanctuary. Our Deacons and volunteers willdeliver the tulips to our shut-in members. The cost is $13.00 each.

To order, use an envelope in the pew pockets, clearly print the name of your loved one on the envelope along with your name; enclose cash or check and place it in the offering plate or take to the church office.

THIS SUNDAY is the last day to purchase your tulip and have your loved ones name appear in the bulletin in time for Easter.

 



Town Hall Meeting at FPC

TOWN HALL MEETING 

Sunday, April 23rd at 9:15am in Fellowship Hall

Over the past two years, we have made a commitment to being a church that cares about the people outside of our walls. While that is a great goal, we feel that we could be more effective in striving towards this goal if we were more specific about which people we feel especially called to reach as a church.

Come to the Town Hall meeting to find out more. Coffee, juice, and treats will be provided.

 

 



Easter Morning at FPC

EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST & SERVICE

Sunday, April 16th  Breakfast at 9:00am & Service at 10:30am

Please join us in Fellowship Hall for a free Easter breakfast followed by our Easter service in the Sanctuary at 10:30am.Celebrate the Resurrection at FPC Tacoma’s festive Easter Sunday celebration featuring our Chancel Choir, praise team, Lindsey Bell Choir, chamber orchestra, and pipe organ. Plus, Pastor Eric will be preaching a special Easter message.  

Members & Regular Attenders                                                                                                                                                            
For all able bodied members and regular attenders, we are asking you to park on the outer edges of church in order to leave room in the parking lot for our elderly folks and new visitors on Easter morning, Thank you!

 

 



Good Friday Events at FPC

GOOD FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE FOR PRAYER

Friday, April 14th 12:00pm-3:00pm Sanctuary

Come for meditation and prayer in our cathedral-like sanctuary. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours. This has been a powerful time for connecting with God one-on-one, which draws people from throughout our neighborhood.

 

GOOD FRIDAY REQUIEM & COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, April 14th 7:00pm Sanctuary

This year’s Good Friday service will be a reflective evening of worship as we experience the premiere of Jesús Gomez’s Requiem. This powerful and beautiful work has been written for our Chancel Singers, Chancel Choir,  Chamber Orchestra, and Organ. Jesús, who has been our worship intern for two years, has graduated from PLU in choral conducting and is now teaching choral music at Glacier View Jr. High.

In the context of the this ancient liturgical form, we will receive communion together. Pastor Eric will share devotional thoughts and familiar passion hymns will also be sung. Prepare for a thrilling Easter celebration by experiencing the rich musical heritage of a Requiem written for Good Friday.

 



World Premiere of Good Friday Requiem on April 14

Join us for the premiere of a new Requiem by Jesús Gomez on Good Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm in the historic cathedral-like Sanctuary of Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church. The Requiem will be performed by chancel choir, chancel singers, chamber orchestra, and pipe organ as part of a Good Friday service featuring Holy Communion and a special message. This event is FREE and open to all.


Good Friday Prayer and Reflection in Historic Sanctuary of Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church

Commemorate the last hours of Jesus on the Cross in the cathedral-like Sanctuary of Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church on Good Friday from Noon-3:00 pm. In the midst of stained glass and candlelight, pause to pray, meditate, and reflect. Times of silence will alternate with readings and soft music, but most of the time will be spent in silence. Come for a few minutes or a couple of hours. This annual open house for prayer and reflection is a powerful time for renewal and self-analysis. Then come back later at 7:00 pm for our Good Friday communion service, which will feature the world premiere of a new Requiem written by Jesús Gomez.
 


LENTEN SEASON DATES TO NOTE

Sunday, April 9th Palm Sunday Service at 10:30am
 
Friday, April 14th Good Friday Open House for Prayer  12:00pm:-3:00pm

Good Friday Serviceat 7:00pm Sanctuary

Sunday, April 16th Easter Brunch at 9:00am & Easter Service at 10:30am

 

Members & Regular Attender
For all able bodied members and regular attenders we are asking you to park on the outer edges of church in order to leave room in the parking lot for our elderly folks and new visitors on Easter morning, Thank you!

 



FPC Work Party

FPC WORK PARTY

Saturday, April 8th 9:00am-1:00pm

Everyone is invited to help with a variety of jobs around the church.

Please bring garden tools and gloves if you have them. Rain or shine. Morning snacks will be provided. Call Jerry Heath 253-537-7980 for more info.

 



Good Friday Events

GOOD FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE FOR PRAYER

Friday, April 14th 12:0pm-3:00pm Sanctuary

Come for meditation and prayer in our cathedral-like sanctuary. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours. This has been a powerful time for connecting with God one-on-one that draws people from throughout our neighborhood.

 

GOOD FRIDAY REQUIEM & COMMUNION SERVICE

Friday, April 14th 7:00pm Sanctuary

This year’s Good Friday service will be a reflective evening of worship as we experience the premiere of Jesús Gomez’s Requiem. This powerful and beautiful work has been written for our Chancel Singers, Chancel Choir,  Chamber Orchestra, and Organ. Jesús, who has been our worship intern for two years, has graduated from PLU in choral conducting and is now teaching choral music at Glacier View Jr. High.

In the context of the this ancient liturgical form, we will receive communion together. Pastor Eric will share devotional thoughts and familiar passion hymns will also be sung.

Prepare for a thrilling Easter celebration by experiencing the rich musical heritage of a Requiem written for Good Friday.

 




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