FPC Tacoma’s sanctuary will be open all day on Good Friday, April 3rd, for prayer and reflection, starting at 5:00 am. (From 9:00 am-noon childcare will also be available.) You are invited to come as you are and stay a few minutes or as long as you like. Come to just see the historic architecture or spend a few quiet moments of meditation, prayer, and worship. A variety of local performers will be sharing throughout the day. The open time will conclude with a Good Friday worship service beginning at 7:00 pm.
On Good Friday, April 3rd, our sanctuary will be open for prayer and reflection throughout the day from 5:00 am onward, culminating with a special Good Friday service at 7:00 pm. (There will also be childcare available from 9:00 am to noon.)
On Easter Sunday, April 5th, come early at 9:00 am for a special free Easter brunch, followed by an Easter celebration service at 10:30 am featuring powerful music and a special Easter message.
Recently, we announced some exciting new developments regarding the FPCS Elementary and Preschool and their future relationship with our church. Please join us for a Q and A meeting in April to hear more details and to ask questions and/or give feedback concerning the plan. The meeting will take place on April 8th at 7:00 PM in Stone Hall.
Prayer requests received from our missionaries Steve and Jennifer Baughman:
More prayer subjects from over here.
In two weeks time, Steve will be in Holland preparing to welcome over 200 people for the first four days of training of the EMDC conference, and then nearly 200 additional participants for the second 4 days of workshops and presentations.
Please join us in praying for the training that will happen (for the trainers as they give of their time and expertise) and for encouragement for those coming from very difficult situations. Please pray concerning the transportation of all these people (coming from 59 countries!) and that they will be able to rest adequately at the center while taking in all the training.
There are still 30 people waiting for their visas to enter Holland. Quite a few have already been granted to others and quite a few have been refused. We are praying that these 30 remaining will be able to come. May the Lord’s will be done in this. We just got word that a brother from Pakistan (very sweet guy and very talented) was just refused his visa. Steve had hoped he would be able to do one of the devotions.
Do pray particularly for Steve (as the overall visionary and coordinator) as he has an eye for detail and the details are many as you might imagine.
I’m going to be there as well, along with Joe, Rose and Libbie between the 8th and the 17th. Gloria will be staying with a french family as she continues at the high school.
We look forward to seeing you all in June. I’ll be arriving on June 1 (hopefully in time for the delivery of Abbie’s baby) and Steve on June 17th.
Thank you for wading through all those details and standing with us in prayer.
The deadline for gathering food for our Easter baskets is Sunday, March 22, and as of right now, our Deacons don’t have all of the food they need for the baskets! These baskets will help feed 50 families in our community… assuming we gather enough food to fill them. The Deacons still need:
Please bring your food on Sunday, March 22, or make out a check and note that it is for the Deacons and Easter Food baskets.
During Lent, we will be offering an Adult Sunday School class at 9:15 am on Sundays focused on the book The Art of Neighboring. The class will be led by Pastor Eric and Pastor Becci and meet in South Chapel. Get your own copy and use it as part of your Lenten journey as you prepare for Easter.
Alpha is a worldwide program designed to help Christians share the good news of the gospel with friends and neighbors. We are very interested in Alpha as a key component of our Inside Out initiative. We are looking for a few people who are interested in a day long training for Alpha in Portland on Saturday, March 14th. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Michelle Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help your children learn about the real meaning of Communion in this class that takes place on Sunday, March 22 from 12:30-1:30 pm. The recommended age for child participants is 2nd grade or older. Free pizza will be supplied. Important: One parent or guardian must attend. RSVP to Julie Brownlee @ email@example.com. Only a few spots are left!
Join your FPC family at Rollin’ 253 on Friday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Admission is $3 and skate rental is also $3. Let’s roll! Call Julie Brownlee at 253-389-8443 if you have questions.