Good Friday: Come and See Tacoma’s Cathedral on April 3

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GoodFriPoster_B5 (1)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.

Easter Events 2015

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Jesus Lives! Celebrate the joy Jesus’s resurrection and commemorate with gratitude his death on the  cross this coming April 3rd and 5th.

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.

Prayer Requests from the Baughmans

Prayer requests received from our missionaries Steve and Jennifer Baughman:

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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.

Affectionately,

Jennifer

The Power of Prevention—Update from the Connallys in Peru

Imagine your four-year old child suffering from eleven abscessed teeth. Many people describe having one abscessed tooth as one of the worst pains they’ve experienced. Now multiply that discomfort by eleven. That was the situation for a little toddler who came into the Diospi Suyana dental clinic a few weeks ago… Read more in the latest newsletter from our missionaries Brendan and Erin Connally in Peru.

Easter Food Basket Drive—One More Week!

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:

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Canned Fruit
Black Olives
Applesauce
Boxed Potatoes
Dried Beans for Soup
Stove Top Dressing
Boxed Pasta Mix
Rice-a-Roni

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.

Join Training for Alpha Course on March 14

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 alphacourse-620x349our 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 casamartinez@comcast.net.