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The Order of Worship for April 14, 2024

Morning Worship

Services at 8:15am and 11:00am

In the morning service, Pastor Nicoletti will preach on “Uncleanness” from Mark 6:53-7:24. 

You can download the Order of Worship here. 

 

Sunday School 

Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:45am. Specific information for both child and adult classes, including topics and classroom locations, can be found on our Sunday School page.

Evening Worship

Service at 6:00pm

In the evening service, Pastor White will preach on Acts 8:26-40, “From Fringe to Family.”

You can download the Order of Worship here.

 

Livestream

All worship services as well as the adult Sunday School class in the sanctary are available on our livestream page.

Calendar

This Week (through April 21)

Monday – April 15
– Better English on Sixth 6:50 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday – April 16
– Women’s Ministry of Faith Bible Study, Fellowship House 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday – April 17
– Girls’ Discipleship Group, DeSoto Hall 2:20 – 3:20 pm
– Guys’ Discipleship Group, Library 2:20 – 3:20 pm
– Prayer Meeting, Old Narthex 7:00 – 8:00 pm
– 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 – April 18
– Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading, Conference Room 6:30 am
– PB&J Ministry, DeSoto Hall 9:15 – 11:15 am
Friday – April 19
– Women’s Ministry of Faith Game Night 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday – April 20
– Men’s Breakfast, DeSoto Hall 8:30 am
– Saturday Soccer will not meet this week due to the Men’s breakfast.
Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 21
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

Upcoming Events

For details, see our Events Calendar

– Prayer Retreat, May 10-12

Weekly Activity Information

Young Professionals

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

Ladies, all women are welcome to join us on Tuesday mornings as we study the book of Revelation together. We meet every Tuesday from 9:30 am – noon in the Fellowship House, and we are using Nancy Guthrie’s book Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation. Any questions? Please contact Dawn Darby.

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. Please see Hilary Kvale for more information. The remaining dates for the first half of 2024 are: March 27, April 10, 24, May 8 and 22. Come join us!

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, jajlsullivan@hotmail.com, or in person!
Choristers
Choristers is open to children ages 4-12. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the choir room. 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.
Saturday Soccer
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 Nathaniel Gutiérrez at (253) 448-1823.

Announcements

Men of Faith Spring Breakfast This Saturday!

The Men of Faith, ages 13 and up, will be having our Spring Breakfast this
Saturday, April 20th at 8:30 am. Dick Hannula will be giving his testimony. You
don’t want to miss it!
The cost will be $10, and we will have a sign-up sheet in the narthex. If you have
questions or are eager to help contact Jeff David or Tadd Bentson.

Women's Game Night!

Where: DeSoto Hall
When: April 19, 2024 @ 6:30
What: Bunco
Who: Women ages 10-110!!
We will also do the vote for director and the bylaw amendments.

Prayer Retreat

Prayer Retreat Join us May 10-12, 2024, at St. Andrew’s House, Union, WA, for a journey of reflection and spiritual renewal. The $240 registration fee is all-inclusive. Please register by April 21, 2024. Sunday services will also be held onsite. For questions, Jeff David and Scott Bennett are happy to assist. The sign-up sheet is located in the narthex. Embrace this chance for renewal. Don’t miss out!

Senior High Students - Registration Is Now Open for the Sacred Road Mission Trip!

Lord willing, from June 29 – July 6, 2024 (Saturday to Saturday), we will join Sacred Road Ministries to assist in their work with the Yakama people. Sacred Road is a PCA ministry to Native American communities. We will be doing service projects in the mornings and working with young kids from the community in the afternoons. We hope that all our youth will be able to serve as ambassadors of Christ through this summer ministry. It is a great trip that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to sign up now!
COST: Sacred Road charges $500/person, which includes meals on site and lodging. We will arrange transportation for the whole group. If you are in need of financial assistance, please let Pastor Gutiérrez know. We do not want cost to keep you from coming!

FPC Youth Group Sacred Road Trip Fundraising

The Faith Youth Group heads to Sacred Road June 29-July 6 to serve alongside missionaries ministering to the Yakama Nation. The cost to attend Sacred Road is $500 per student and covers all ministry costs to include materials for a construction service project as well as a daily VBS program for Yakima children. Our FPC youth group students would appreciate the opportunity to earn money to pay for this mission trip and are willing to babysit, do yardwork, detail cars, clean houses, take care of pets, etc. to raise funds.

Should you like to hire a student, please contact Lindsay Funches:(lindsayfunches@gmail.com; 910.916.0260) to be connected to one or more capable high schoolers whose skills match your needs. Alternatively, you may also donate directly to this ministry through the church office – please specify Sacred Road Mission Trip on your donation. Please note: only donations are tax deductible – payment for work is not. Thank you!

Support the Christian Education Fund at Faith Presbyterian Church

The Christian Education Committee, an essential branch of our Diaconal ministry at Faith Presbyterian Church (FPC), is dedicated to making K-12 Christian education accessible for families within our church. Guided by the teachings of 1 Timothy 5:8 and Proverbs 22:6, we hold a firm belief in the significance of integrating Christian education into our daily lives and financial planning.


Last year, we had the privilege of offering assistance to 11 students attending three local Christian schools. This support is facilitated through the combined efforts of our congregation’s contributions, allocated from our church’s general budget, designated offerings, and supplemented by the Deacon’s fund.


**How You Can Contribute:**
We encourage you, if your circumstances allow, to support this vital initiative. You can make a difference by designating your contributions to the “Christian Ed fund” on your check or offering envelope. This allows you to contribute above your regular tithe without affecting the church’s general fund.


For families in need of financial support for Christian education, please feel free to contact any committee member – Scott Bennett, Bill Broderson, Chad Isenberger, or Brandon Welch. We arrange meetings during the Sunday-school hour or before the evening service, aiming to finalize all discussions by May 12th for the upcoming school year.


Your involvement and donations are key to ensuring that Christian education remains a viable option for families in our church community. Together, we can make a profound impact on the spiritual growth and development of our children.

Service Opportunities

Wednesday Night Suppers - Seeking Volunteers!

Hello, Church family! We are looking forward to another year of worshiping, praying, and serving together. One of the delightful aspects of our church life is the monthly dinners before prayer meeting/youth groups/choristers…the first Wednesday of every month. We’ve had some fantastic volunteers doing this, and are hoping to recruit “many hands” to make “light work” for this upcoming year. If you are able to commit to preparing and serving one meal this coming year, and if you have a particular month that you would like to be in charge of, please message Sandra Chiou at sandrachiou@outlook.com.

Nursery Volunteers Needed

We are seeking additional volunteers to help care for the children in our nursery during the services. This is one way in which we can keep our baptismal vows, and also help provide young mothers with the ability to attend worship. If you are willing to help, please contact Farnoush Katouzian, our Nursery Supervisor, at fkjanuary6th@gmail.com, or (253) 397-7136. We hope to have enough volunteers that each volunteer would only serve a few times per year.

The church is looking to hire a nursery attendant to minister to our covenant children during both our 8:15s and 11:00am services. 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.

Tacoma Rescue Mission Meal Service

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 (samilton1000@gmail.com), as you will need to complete a little paperwork a few days prior to your first time serving at the Mission.

PB&J Ministry

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!