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Second Wednesday Potluck on Dec. 9

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Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 6:00-7:00 pm for our monthly Wednesday night potluck! Spend an evening sharing stories and fellowship with others in our church. For those so inclined, we will end with a brief time for announcements or prayer requests that people might want to share. Please bring either soup, salad, entree or desert to share as well as beverages for your own family. We will supply tables, plates, and cutlery. Because of allergies within our church, please don’t bring anything with nuts and label anything that contains gluten. For more information, contact Richard Shepard.


SAVE THE DATE: Community Christmas Concert, Dec. 6 @ 7:00 pm

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You are cordially invited to attend a free Community Christmas Concert featuring carols and a performance of Saint-Saëns renowned Christmas Oratorio by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir accompanied by strings, harp, and pipe organ on Sunday, Dec. 6 @ 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. The concert will be directed by Dr. Daniel Perrin, FPC Minister of Worship. Following the concert, there will be a cookies and hot cider reception in Fellowship Hall. Invite your friends and family!
 

About the Composer and the Oratorio

Sometimes known as the “French Beethoven,” Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) is perhaps most famous for pieces such as Carnival of the Animals and the Organ Symphony, but his work has also been used in nearly 100 Reutlinger / Charles / 1816-1880? / 0530. Camille Saint-Saëns / [cliché Reutlinger]. [Entre 1880 et 1900].films. Saint-Saëns wrote the Christmas Oratorio at age 23 while he was a organist at the Madeleine church in Paris. It is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written for the Advent and Christmas season. Drawing on Biblical texts from Luke, Matthew, John, the Psalms, and the book of Daniel, the Christmas Oratorio is at once peaceful, meditative, and joyous. If you are feeling stressed or anxious or depressed this Christmas season, spend an hour in our Sanctuary listening to the Christmas Oratorio and connect with your Creator—the One who loves you and wants a relationship with you. You won’t be disappointed.



Bring Diapers and Wipes on Sunday to Promote Life!

This Sunday remember to bring disposable diapers and diaper wipes to the worship service for CareNet. You will helping to provide a positive alternative to abortion and assisting women who choose life!
 

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CORRECTION: Lindsey Bell Choir Practice TONIGHT!

It was incorrectly reported earlier that because of Veterans Day, there would be no bell choir practice tonight. Although there will be no Chapel Bell Choir practice, the Lindsey Bell Choir WILL be practicing as usual from 6:00-7:00 pm at the church. In fact, tonight is a particularly important practice because the Lindsey Bells will be performing on Sunday during worship.



Second Wednesday Potluck TONIGHT!

Join us tonight, November 11 from 6:00-7:00 pm for our new monthly Wednesday night potluck in Fellowship Hall! Spend an evening sharing stories and fellowship with others in our church. For those so inclined, we will end with a brief time for announcements or prayer requests that people might want to share. Please bring either soup, salad, entree or desert to share as well as beverages for your own family. We will supply tables, plates, and cutlery. Because of allergies within our church, please don’t bring anything with nuts and label anything that contains gluten. For more information, contact Richard Shepard, rshepard42796@gmail.com.

 

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Organ Recital and Lecture TONIGHT!

Don’t miss The Mystical Organ recital and lecture tonight at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Help celebrate the rebuilding of our pipe organ regulator! Did you know that our pipe organ required 15,000 feet of lumber to build, contained more than 3,000 pipes (which, if laid end to end, would extend for two miles), and weighed nearly 15 tons? The organ also used more than 35 miles of electric wiring and utilized 3,800 pneumatic bellows and pouches! Thanks to the generous contributions of FPC members and friends, the static regulator for the organ was rebuilt earlier this fall.

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Banner Days Album Release Concert: Hand Me a Hymnal, Nov. 21 @ 7:30 pm

Come to the album release concert for “Hand Me a Hymnal” by the group The Banner Days on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm. In “Hand Me a Hymnal,” Northwest songwriters Beth Whitney and Bradford Loomis, along with Beth’s husband/upright bassist, Aaron Fishburn, teamed up  with producer, Brandon Bee, to capture their unique take on some beloved hymn classics both ancient and modern. The “Hand Me a Hymnal” album spans the wide breadth from soulful, joyous gospel, to brooding Appalachian ballads; from foot stomping bluegrass to swanky R&B and makes the distance seem minuscule. With their dramatic crescendos, minimalist intensity, and intricate harmonies, The Banner Days have elicited comparisons to The Civil Wars and the Swell Season. The concert also features The Owl Parliament and Emily Ann Peterson.
 

All ages seated. 7:30 pm, show start. 7:00 pm, doors open. TICKETS: $10 Adv. Brown Paper Tickets or $12 Door

“There’s something so magical about the chemistry that Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney bring…Whitney’s sweet yet strong vocals paired with Loomis’ expressive range make this duo one powerhouse of a pairing.”—SMI
 
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Men’s Mentoring Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 21

Join Dr. Michael Orr of Moody Bible Institute for a Men’s Mentoring Workshop at FPC on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost is $25 per person, which includes two meals. Download the flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Jim Boyd at 253-677-5891 or gymboyd39@hotmail.com.



Daylight Savings Time Ends this Weekend! Turn Clock BACK and Come to New Adult Classes!

You get an extra hour of sleep this weekend. Remember to turn your clock BACK on Saturday night. Consider using the extra time to join one of the new adult Sunday School classes that are starting this Sunday: For the Life of the World with Pastor Eric & elder Matt Pickard (South Chapel) and Managing Our Finances God’s Way with Aaron & Bob Byers and Scott Juergens (Gold Room 103).

 

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Second Wednesday Potluck: A Monthly Evening of Food, Fellowship, and Prayer Starting Nov. 11

Join us on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:00-7:00 pm for our new monthly Wednesday night potluck! Spend an evening sharing stories and fellowship with others in our church. For those so inclined, we will end with a brief time for announcements or prayer requests that people might want to share. Please bring either soup, salad, entree or desert to share as well as beverages for your own family. We will supply tables, plates, and cutlery. Because of allergies within our church, please don’t bring anything with nuts and label anything that contains gluten. For more information, contact Richard Shepard, rshepard42796@gmail.com.

 

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