The Order of Worship for Dec 8, 2019
Morning Services at 8:15am and 11:00am
In the morning services, Pastor Nicoletti will continue his new Advent series with “The Advents of Christ and the Power of God.”
You can download the bulletin draft here.
Evening Worship at 6:00pm
Pastor Nicoletti will continue his series in Samuel.
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.
You are invited to join us in DeSoto Hall following the evening service today to celebrate the anniversaries of some of our Faith Presbyterian couples. We will celebrate anniversaries on multiples of 5 years. So, if 2019 is your 5th, 10th, 15th anniversary or beyond, this is your year!
Sunday school for all ages is weekly at 9:45am. The full list of classes is available on our Sunday School page.
December 7 – Ladies’ Christmas Brunch
December 8 – Wedding Anniversaries Celebration
December 12 – Covenant High School Open House
December 12 & 13 – Covenant High School Concert & Art Show
December 14 – Sunday School Christmas Program Practice
December 14 – The Second Saturday Stitchers
December 15 – Sunday School Christmas Program, Evening Service
December 22 – Christmas Sunday
December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
December 31 – Game Zone
For event times, locations, and more details, please visit our Events page.
Faith Presbyterian Church Advent Devotional
The Faith Presbyterian Church Advent Family Devotions Booklet is available in the Narthex today. You may also access the devotional online at our church website: faithtacoma.org. Click on the “Information” tab, then “Bible Reading” and “Advent Family Devotions.”
Ladies’ Christmas Brunch – Saturday, Dec 7
Bring your guests and join us as we begin the Christmas season together. Our annual Christmas Brunch is on December 7 at 10:30 am. Come early to enjoy some caroling!
Don’t forget this Sunday, Dec 1 is the last day to buy tickets for the Ladies’ Christmas Brunch. They are $8. If you haven’t paid you can bring cash or a check made out to WIC.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration 2019 – Sunday, Dec 8
You are invited to join us in DeSoto Hall following the evening service on December 8th to celebrate the anniversaries of some of our Faith Presbyterian couples. We will celebrate anniversaries on multiples of 5 years. So, if 2019 is your 5th, 10th, 15th anniversary or beyond, this is your year! All married couples, please help us update our records by completing the form in the narthex with your wedding date.
Covenant High School Open House – Thursday, Dec 12
We will be hosting an open house on December 12th at 6:00 pm. This event is for prospective families to experience the Covenant community by touring and engaging with faculty and current students, followed by the Christmas Concert and Art Show. Refreshments will be provided. If you have an eighth-grade student or possible transfer student, please RSVP by emailing our interim Admissions Director, Mrs. Samantha Schweizer-Prager (firstname.lastname@example.org), or calling the school office (253) 759-9570.
Covenant High School Christmas Concert and Art Show – Thursday, Dec 12 & Friday, Dec 13
The Covenant and Madrigal Choirs will perform the Christmas Concert on Thursday and Friday, December 12th and 13th. Come enjoy music celebrating Christ’s birth and the holiday season. Prelude music begins at 7:10 pm, and the choral music begins at 7:30 pm. Come support our art students whose work will be displayed before and after the concert.
The Second Saturday Stitchers – Saturday, Dec 14
Remember Knitting Friendships? Well, the new and improved (I hope) is about to commence. The new name is The Second Saturday Stitchers. The group is open to anyone who enjoys creating with needle, thread, yarn, fabrics and those who might want to learn a new skill like weaving, spinning or dyeing. We will meet the second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 2 pm at my home studio. I will make a pot of soup and fresh sourdough bread you all can bring any other fixin’s you might like. We will create together and have lunch and a good time. Due to the Women’s Retreat in November, we will delay our first meeting until December 14th, the second Saturday in December. See you in December! Please contact Charlotte Palmberg for more information.
Sunday School Christmas Practice on Saturday, Dec 14, and & Program on Sunday, Dec 15
Our Sunday School Christmas program is the evening service next Lord’s Day, December 15th. The rehearsal will be at 9:00-11AM this Saturday, December 14th. We will have the youngest group of two-year-old to Kindergarteners practice their part toward the beginning, so they can leave early. If your child has a musical selection they would like to share in the prelude, please email or text the name of the piece and the composer to Jennifer Sullivan, by this Tuesday, December 10th.
“Game Zone” – Tue, December 31
Bring in the New Year at “Game Zone” in the church: fun, food, and fellowship. More details coming soon!
Sacred Road Missions Trip – June 27-July 4, 2020
Save the Date! June 27-July 4, 2020 we will be traveling to the Yakama Indian Reservation for our annual Sacred Road Missions Trip! This is for high school-aged youth. Due to limited space, we will be announcing pre-registration along with other details soon, but for now, Save the Date! If you have questions, please email Pastor Gutierrez
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.
Text “faithtacoma” to 1-888-364-GIVE (4483) for a link to our online giving portal, or visit faithtacoma.org/give.
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.