The Order of Worship for August 25, 2019
Morning Services at 8:15am and 11:00am
In the morning services, Pastor Rayburn will preach from Isaiah 55:1-13 with “The Free Offer”
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Evening Worship at 6:00pm
We complete the short series of sermons on texts from Isaiah with Isaiah 50:4-11: “Trust in the Lord!”
The Lord’s Supper will be served. The Lord’s Supper is observed every Lord’s Day at Faith Presbyterian Church alternating between the morning and the evening services. The officers have wanted to retain evening communion not only because all the Lord’s Suppers explicitly mentioned in the New Testament were in the evening, but as well to reinforce the importance of Sunday evening worship as a regular part of the observance of the Lord’s Day
Sunday school for all ages is weekly at 9:45am. The full list of classes is available on our Sunday School page.
Summer Adult Sunday School :
- The Women of Faith Class I (Room 117): We will continue meeting in July and August to pray for the persecuted church and each other. Bring yourself, your coffee, and join us.
- The Women of Faith Class II (Covenant High School Office): We are discussing Pastor Nicoletti’s recent sermons for the summer months.
- Better English on Sixth ESL Sunday School (Room 304): Kathy Lewis facilitates the Better English class where individual American partners help each international who wishes to read or discuss material at an appropriate level of English. Please contact Kathy or Jonathan Nichols if you would like to become a partner or assist Better English on Sixth in any way
- Sunday School Nursery: The nursery will continue to be available during the Sunday School hour throughout the summer to enable our parents of young children to enjoy fellowship during the Sunday School hour.
Regular Sunday School Classes Resume Sunday, September 1
- The Women of Faith Class I (Room 117) Martyrs, Missionaries, and the Persecuted Church: We are reading stories and books about past and current missionaries and persecuted Christians around the world. Please join us as we learn about and pray for the persecuted Church.
- The Women of Faith Class II (Covenant High School Office) We will be starting a new book to read and discuss: Suffering Is Never for Nothing by Elisabeth Elliott.
- The Word of Faith Class (Sanctuary) Pastor Rayburn continues his series: A Survey of the New Testament.
- High School Sunday School (North Side of DeSoto Hall) High school students, look forward to beginning a new series with Pastor Gutierrez.
Aug 21 – Jimmy & Nadia Dukes speaking at Prayer Meeting
Aug 23 – Jr/Sr High Youth – Tacoma Rainiers Game
Aug 25 – Battle of the Books
September 2 – Labor Day Picnic at Whittier Park
September 11 – Doug McNutt speaking at Prayer Meeting
September 18 – Nathaniel Thompson & intern Norah Harvey at Prayer Meeting
For event times, locations, and more details, please visit our Events page.
Jimmy & Nadia Dukes at Prayer Meeting this Wednesday, Aug 21
Jimmy Dukes grew up in a Christian family in Alabama, but lived a rebellious life. After years of rebellion, God turned his covenant child back toward himself on a missions trip to Huanta, Peru where Jimmy began to feel a call for missions. Nadia (Nathaniel Gutierrez’s cousin) is native to Peru, and came to Christ as a young adult. After studying Law for 6 years, she left her career to pursue missions. Jimmy and Nadia were married in 2007. They have 3 little girls : Ana, Isabela and Sara. The Dukes are missionaries with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship (PEF), and are continuing the work Nathaniel Gutierrez’s parents and grandparents started and the work this church has supported for some time. They work to establish healthy churches and to bring the light of the Gospel to the unreached peoples in the Andes Mountains
Jr/Sr High Rainier’s Game, Friday, Aug 23
Attention Senior and Junior High Youth Group:
This Friday, August 23rd, at 5:45pm we will be departing from FPC for Cheney Stadium to see the Tacoma Rainiers play the Las Vegas Aviators. Due to a generous donation from a brother in the church, we will have a reduced price of only $5.00 for group seating, a bottled water, hotdog and chips. Youth, if you would like to go, please let Pastor Gutierrez know before Tuesday, so he can make sure you have a seat.
Battle of the Books/Summer Reading Program, Sunday, Aug 25
Sunday is the grand finale for this year’s Summer Reading Program with the following schedule:
- 2:30 PM High School Battle of the Books
- 4:00 PM Pizza party for all High School and Middle School participants (and families)
- 4:30 PM 13th Annual Battle of the Books (Middle School)
- 5:30 PM Ice Cream for ALL and grade-school prize drawing
All of this book-inspired fun will be happening in DeSoto Hall. Plenty of spectator seating is available for the Battle of the Books. Sunday morning, Aug 25 is the last chance to turn in grade-school worksheets!
Labor Day Pot Luck at Titlow Park, Monday, Sept 2
Get ready for some good food, fun, and fellowship because the Faith Pres Labor Day Picnic is making a comeback on Monday, September 2nd at the main pavilion at Titlow Park! We’ll get things started at 11:30 and start eating at 12:30. There will be grills fired up and hot dogs and burgers will be provided. There will be games for all, so brush off those kickball and bocce skills and get ready to cheer on our kids as they bounce and hobble in sack and three-legged races. We’ll have sign-up sheets in the Narthex to let us know a general attendance number and for you to specify a dish to bring. We hope to have a big turn out!
Tuesday Morning Bible Study led by Dawn Darby resumes Tuesday, Sept 10
On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, we will begin our study of God’s Word using Bob Rogland’s newest book, Colossians & Philemon: Christ Preeminent. “The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae has one basic theme: nothing has priority or preeminence in the entire universe but Christ, and nothing else and no one else ought to have priority or preeminence in our lives. Christians in every age need to lay hold of this truth so that it shapes their thinking and way of living.” We will meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30 – noon, downstairs in the Women’s Fellowship Room, for study, prayer, and fellowship. If you can join us, please see Dawn for a copy of the book and further details
Elder Nominations this Fall
As was announced previously, the session would like to inform you that this fall we will be accepting nominations for new elders. We hope to open up the nominating process in September, followed by a period of training for the nominees, and then elections in January. In the period between now and September, we encourage members of the church to prayerfully consider if there are any men they believe should be nominated to the office of ruling elder, and if so, to approach such men to discuss whether they would be willing to stand for election.
The qualifications for the office of elder are discussed in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The office of elder and the election and ordination process in our denomination are discussed in our Book of Church Order chapters 7, 8, and 24 (the BCO is available online: https://www.pcaac.org/resources/bco/). According to our bylaws, a two-thirds majority of affirmative votes is required for a man to be elected to the office of ruling elder.
This is both an exciting and weighty time in the life of our church. We encourage everyone to be lifting up our congregation in prayer in the months ahead.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the pastors or elders.
In addition to the nursery rooms, Room #117 – the Women’s Fellowship Room, is open and available for your convenience during all worship services. The service can be seen and heard in the Women’s Fellowship Room.
If you would like a device to help with hearing the worship service, please see a Deacon.
A Reminder About Parking
As a courtesy to our neighbors, please do not park on the south side of South 8th Street, on South Winnifred Street behind the church, or where the curb is painted yellow.
Also, please save the spots next to the building marked “reserved” for our elderly and those with mobility limitations.
Please do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle; we have experienced numerous break-ins.