The Order of Worship for Nov 24, 2019
Morning Services at 8:15am and 11:00am
In the morning services, Pastor Gutierrez will preach.
You can download the bulletin draft soon!
Evening Worship at 6:00pm
Pastor Nicoletti will continue his series in 1 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.
Sunday school for all ages is weekly at 9:45am. The full list of classes is available on our Sunday School page.
November 20 – Eat, Talk, Pray: Wednesday Fellowship Meal
November 21 – Mother’s Encouragement Group
November 21 – Women’s Ministry Meeting
November 26 – Elsie Dye Baby Shower (date changed from December 5)
November 28 – Thanksgiving Worship Service
December 1 – Installation of The Rev. Nathaniel Gutierrez, and the First Sunday of Advent
December 5 – Mother’s Encouragement Group
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.
Desserts for Progress House!
Faith Presbyterian Church again this year has the privilege of providing the residents of Progress House with pies and other desserts for their Thanksgiving meal. Your generosity in the past has been a blessing for them. Let’s show our love for Progress House and its residents again this year in a big way. We are asking as many as possible to bring a pie or other dessert – homemade is nice, but not absolutely necessary – by Thanksgiving morning. These can be delivered directly to Progress House on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, or they can be brought here to the church on Thanksgiving morning, and we will transport them for you. Please contact Ken Kvale with any questions.
Sacred Road Christmas Gifts
There is still time to donate shoe boxes or individual gifts for Hope Fellowship; the deadline is this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. You may pick up a list of gift suggestions on the table in the Narthex. Please place the shoe boxes or gift items in the box provided. All should be left unwrapped! Of course you may still donate checks, cash, or Wal-Mart gift cards. These may be given to Nate or Noel Sukhia or to Phil or Evelyn German, or placed in the box in the Narthex.
You can download the list of gift ideas here.
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.”
Covenant High School Employment
Covenant High School has an opening for a math faculty member for the 2020-2021 school year. The position could full-time or part-time, depending on the experience and other desired responsibilities of the candidate. Classes taught include Geometry, AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus. Please contact Principal David Miller for more information or if you know of a qualified candidate.
Women’s Ministry of Faith Meeting – Thursday, Nov 21
Attention to All Ladies: Our next Women’s Ministry of Faith Meeting will be held Thursday, November 21st, at 7:00 pm in DeSoto Hall. Our meeting will focus on a panel of women discussing the topic: “The Secret Life After Abortion.” In addition, Tracey Olsen, Director of Healing Tide for Care Net, will join us to share her story and the ministry of Healing Tide. Come a bit early to enjoy refreshments and fellowship.
WHAT? No Harvest Baskets This Year???
Ladies – The November Women’s Ministry meeting is this Thursday evening, and that usually means Sunshine Committee Harvest Basket time! This year, instead of lavishing our elderly and shut-ins with harvest bounty, we would like to emphasize the visit itself! Next Thursday, at the meeting, we will have a little something for each member on our Sunshine list, and a sign-up sheet for people to deliver these gifts. Consider the gift just an excuse to spend time and get to know something you never knew about the woman you have signed up for. You may even want to grab a friend or partner to go with you! We would love to encourage as many women as possible to get connected with these women on our Sunshine List.
Baby Shower for Elsie Dye – Tuesday, Nov 26
Break out all things blue, because a little guy is on the way! Now it’s time to party and we need you. Join us in showering Elsie Dye this Tuesday, November 26th, 7:00, at Tamala Bestvater’s house. Elsie is registered at babylist.com. Give to group gift in the narthex.
Thanksgiving Day Service and Offering – Thursday, Nov 28
Our Thanksgiving Day service is Thursday, November 28th at 10:00 am and will last for one hour. It is a service of hymns, testimonies, and the Lord’s Supper. Come prepared to offer your own public thanksgivings to the Lord and to rejoice with others in theirs.
We will also take our annual Thanksgiving Day offering for our own Presbyterian Church in America Mercy Ministries, through the Mission to North America Committee. This offering provides valuable financial support to men and women who are training for ministry leadership among the ethnic groups who are not currently well reached by the Presbyterian Church in America. Through the Thanksgiving Offering supported by PCA churches and individual members, you have the opportunity to invest in future leaders of the denomination – and the opportunity to provide valuable resources for the advancement of the Gospel. Please make your checks payable to Faith Presbyterian Church.
The Installation Service of the Rev. Nathaniel Gutierrez – Sunday, Dec 1
In the evening service on Sunday, December 1st, Rev. Nathaniel Gutierrez will be installed as Assistant Pastor here at Faith Presbyterian Church.
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! Tickets go on sale November 17th!
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.
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.
“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.