FPC Tacoma Featured in New Music Video by The Cloves—Concert This Friday at FPC!

The musical group The Cloves will be presenting “The Tacoma Cathedral Show” concert at Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church this coming Friday, August 7 at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets now for this wonderful evening of music. Tickets are $8 if pre-purchased; and $10 at the door. In advance of their concert, The Cloves has just released a new music video filmed at First Pres. Enjoy!


Update from Sue Mills (June 2015)

From FPC Missionary Sue Mills:

Back to the New Normal. I re-entered my normal position with InterVarsity on June 1. Having a year of different job assignments and a slower pace was a complete gift from God, and from you. So far, re-entry has consisted of getting up to speed on the day-to-day happenings in the Rocky Mountain Region, and preparing to direct New Area Director Training in Madison, WI. Continue reading

Update from Barry Potter (June 21, 2015)

From FPC Missionary Barry Potter:

A quick update:

  1. Jan and I have just arrived in China!  We will be here for about 10 days, together with our U.S. Board of Trustees, on a “vision trip” in order to see how the work is progressing here and to have our vision broadened in terms of God’s purposes in this country.  I will also be speaking at Chinese student group outreach next Monday, and would appreciate prayer for that as well.  We will then travel to Thailand on Tuesday of next week.
  2. Jan is mostly fully recovered from her surgery… just in time for some serious world travel!  We are thankful for the Father’s timing in allowing her need for surgery to be timed so well between trips.  She does still have to be careful of what she eats, and not being at home, we are no longer in control of meal times… and the menus.  Please pray for strength and for good health.
  3. Last week we completed our most recent Orientation Course for new workers in Colorado, during which we appointed seven wonderful people—two couples and three singles—for service to Asia.  We’re grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their lives, and know that over the coming years, there will be people in heaven because of the willingness of these people to commit their lives to serving Him.  I will soon send attachments with further info on these individuals for your interest and prayers.  (I will not do this now for security reasons, as most of these people are coming to this country.)

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Paul Lewis Newsletter, June 2015

From FPC Missionary Paul Lewis:

The last few weeks have been filled with travel, conferences, and a few wonderful days of rest and recreation with dear friends in Penang, Malaysia. You’ll recall from last month’s E-Link that I was scheduled to fly to Asia to attend several conferences in Thailand and Hong Kong. Between those events I was able to spend a few days back in Penang where my friends treated me royally and blessed me with feasts of food and fellowship and lots of time to rest. Continue reading

Marje Jardeen Memorial Service, June 25 @ 1:00 pm

Longtime and beloved FPC member Marje Jardeen (1945-2015) went home to be with Jesus on June 17. Marje’s Memorial Service will take place at the church this Thursday, June 25 at 1:00 pm. All are invited. Please remember to uphold the Duval family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Marje was born on April 22, 1945 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to Richard and Nancy Bullock. She was gloriously received into the kingdom of Christ June 17, 2015.

Marje graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1963. After a brief stint at Briarcliff College, and an adventure to Paris for two years, she became a stewardess for Pan Am Airlines. It was during one of these flights she met her future husband Dick Jardeen. They were married in 1968 and had a joyful and harmonious union for 47 years until Dick’s passing in January. In her early years of marriage she experienced a spiritual awakening which marked the rest of her life. Whether volunteering to save innocent lives and troubled youth, leading prayer groups, helping at her home church of First Presbyterian, or counseling a friend through a difficult time, she dedicated her life to serve Christ and others. Her family and friends and just about all who encountered her, felt welcomed, cared for, and most of all loved.

Marje leaves her daughters Cheryl (Jim) Olson, Lynne (Tom) Mahoney, Debra Richard, and Jennifer (Devon) Duval; grandchildren James (Carrie) Mahoney, Peter (Hege) Mahoney, Danielle Dukes, Katelyn Richard, Joshua Duval and Zachary Duval; great-grandchildren Rylan Mahoney, Andrew Mahoney, Max Mahoney and Elisabeth Mahoney; siblings Richard (Patty) Bullock and Nancy {Bunny} Bullock.