Bulletin and Announcements
The Lord's Day
The Order of Worship for September 24, 2023
Services at 8:15am and 11:00am
In the morning services, Pastor Nicoletti will preach on “Covenant Renewal,” from Deuteronomy 9:8-19, 10:1-11.
You can download the Order of Worship here.
Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 9:45am. Specific information for both child and adult classes, including topics and classroom locations, can be found on our Sunday School page.
Service at 6:00 pm
This evening, Pastor Nicoletti will preach from Acts 2:1-13, “Wind, Fire, and Tongues.”
You can download the Order of Worship here.
All worship services as well as the adult Sunday School class in the sanctary are available on our livestream page.https://faithtacoma.sfo2.cdn.digitalo
Tuesday – September 26
– Women’s Ministry Bible Study, Fellowship House 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday – September 27
– Mothers’ Encouragement Group, Fellowship House 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
– Prayer Meeting, Old Narthex 7:00 – 8:00 pm
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be
done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20
– Choristers, Music Room 7:00 – 8:00 pm
– Junior High Youth Group, Room 301 7:00 – 8:30 pm
– Senior High Youth Group, DeSoto Hall 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday – September 28
– Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading, Conference Room 6:30 am
– PB&J Ministry, DeSoto Hall 9:30 – 11:45 am
Saturday – September 30
– Saturday Soccer, 1717 S Union Ave. 10:00 am
– Men of Faith Oktoberfest, Ken Kvale Home 1:00-4:00 pm
The Lord’s Day – October 1
– Morning Worship 8:15 & 11:00 am
– Sunday School 9:45 – 10:45 am
– Choir Rehearsal 4:45 – 5:45 pm
– Evening Worship 6:00 pm
For details, see our Events Calendar
— Men’s Oktoberfest, September 30
– Pacific Northwest Presbytery Meeting, October 12 & 13
– Harvest Party, October 28
Young Adults and College & Career
Open to those age 18 to 30’s. Would you like to know of future events? Text Pastor Gutiérrez to get on the list: 253-448-1823.
Women’s Ministry of Faith Tuesday Morning Bible Study
We are on summer break and will resume on September 12th, meeting every Tuesday from 9:30 am – 12:00 in the Fellowship House. We will be using Nancy Guthrie’s book Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation.
Women’s Ministry of Faith Tuesday Evening Bible Study
We meet every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Fellowship House. We are doing a ten-part study of Genesis 12-50 by Jen Wilkin: God of Covenant. Contact Tammy Hanks for more information.
Mother’s Encouragement Group (MEG)
We meet in the Fellowship House and begin our time at 9:30 am with some fellowship and refreshments, then settle into our book reading/discussion and prayer time by 10:00. We finish by noon. Childcare is provided in a separate nursery room in the home. We are reading And then I Had Kids: Encouragement for Mothers of Young Children by Susan Yates. It is available to purchase on Amazon, or free with Audiobook. The dates we have planned for the Fall are September 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 22, and December 13. Please reach out to Hilary Kvale, Kathy Hannula, or Sandra Chiou with any questions.
Seniors Book Club
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Conference Room. Fresh-baked goodies, good books, and great company is what you can expect! Contact Jennifer Sullivan for more details at 253-225-2516, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person!
Choristers is open to children ages 4-12. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00 -8:00 pm in the choir room. Please join us as we learn music for the Christmas Eve service and as we have fun learning how to better use our voices, the wonderful instrument God has given each one of us. Have questions? Please contact Melissa McMillan.
Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading
We meet Thursdays at 6:30 am in the Conference Room. We are currently reading in the New Testament. Please join us as we read and pray for each other and the world.
Come join us for some fellowship and fun on Saturdays at 10:00 am. We have a great soccer location at 1717 S Union Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405! Guys and gals are welcome, and we play rain or shine, but we do ask that you be in high school or older! Locations and times may vary, and the best way to get involved and included in the updates is to join our text messages by texting SATSOCCER (no spaces) to this number: 84576, and you will automatically be added to our list. There is no cost to you, and we will not add you to other lists. You can also opt out any time! Please come join us! Questions? Contact Caleb Gutiérrez at (253) 353-4207.
Faith’s 1950’s Diner is opening again Saturday, October 7th for all our swinging senior citizens! From 12:00-2:30, come and enjoy classic burgers, fries and ice cream in our Desoto Hall! Entertainment, interesting addresses and games are standard fare at Faith Diner. If you are wondering if you qualify for this happening group, just see Jennifer Sullivan for more info. No need to bring a thing—Faith Diner is on the house! Hope to see you there!
We look forward to an afternoon of learning, fellowship, and a delicious German cookout! Come and join us for some Bratwursts, pretzels, and fine beverages! Our 13th annual Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, September 30th from 1-4 pm at the Kvale home. Our speaker is the Rev. S. Knox White, our very own new pastor of Shepherding and Discipleship. Men and young men are most welcome. The cost is $10, and a camping chair is strongly encouraged. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Narthex, so please sign up so we can have a headcount. Please note that parking is limited, and you are encouraged to carpool and/or park down at 56th and Alaska at the Park & Ride or at the school nearby. Have any questions? Please contact Pastor Gutiérrez (253) 448-1823.
The second Saturday of October is almost upon us! That means that we’ll be serving at the Tacoma Rescue Mission. We need a total of 200 servings of dessert each time (2 cookies per serving). You may put them in the kitchen freezer and mark them with Tacoma Rescue Mission or TRM by noon on Saturday, October 14th. Also, please let Sandy Milton know, via email (email@example.com),
what you’re providing and how many so that she can plan accordingly. If you’re hoping to help us serve, please let Sandy know that as well. Thank you for sharing in “giving food to the hungry and drink to the thirsty.” (Matthew 25: 34-35).
We send out congregational emails each week regarding Sunday worship and Wednesday night activities. We also send out two additional “opt-in” church email lists: the TNT (This ‘n’ That) which is somewhat of a digital bulletin board and the Prayer Chain for prayer requests for folks in or directly connected to our congregation. If you wish to receive either the TNT or Prayer Chain (or both!), please contact the church office to be added to the list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church is looking to hire a nursery attendant to minister to our covenant children during the 11:00 service. Applicants should be at least 18 years old, have experience with childcare, be able to follow safety and security policies and procedures, and should be regularly attending the alternate morning service. (We do not wish for this position to hinder someone from regular Sunday morning worship!). Please contact the church office if you are interested in applying.
We serve a meal at the Tacoma Rescue Mission on the second Saturday of each month. Look for a bulletin announcement with details two weeks ahead of our turn to serve in the following month. If you are hoping to help us serve, please contact Sandy Milton (email@example.com), as you will need to complete a little paperwork a few days prior to your first time serving at the Mission.
We are making sandwiches here at Faith each week on Thursday mornings at 9:30‐11:45 in DeSoto Hall. Please come and join us if you are able!