Bulletin and Announcements
The Order of Worship for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 22, 2022
Services at 8:15am and 11:00am; Livestream available for 11:00 service only.
In the morning service, Pastor Nicoletti’s sermon is “The Lord of the Sabbath: Who We Are & Who Jesus Is” from Mark 2:23-28
You can download the Order of Worship here.
Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45am. Livestream available for the adult class.
Information regarding class locations and descriptions can be found on our Sunday School page.
Service at 6:00 pm; Livestream available.
Note: This Sunday, we will enjoy Mozart’s Requiem beginning at 5:00 pm!
It is the 69th Anniversary of Faith Presbyterian, and we are looking forward to a special evening of music and celebration. Doors open at 4:40 for Mozart’s Requiem. Come early to get a good seat and read the program notes. Music begins promptly at 5:00 pm.
For those at home, the Requiem will be livestreamed. Following that, we will be celebrating Florence Rayburn’s decades of faithful service directing the choir! We hope many will come and enjoy this evening together.
You can download the program for the evening’s performance here.
Our livestream page is available here.
See our Weekly Activity Information below or the Events Page for more info!
Monday – May 23
- Young Adult Dinner at the Gutiérrez Home 7:00 pm
Tuesday – May 24
- Women’s Ministry of Faith Morning Bible Study, Room 105 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Samson Society, Church Office 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday – May 25
- Mothers’ Encouragement Group, Room 105 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
- Junior High Youth Group, Room 301 7:00 – 8:30 pm
- Senior High Youth Group, DeSoto Hall 7:00 – 8:30 pm
- Choristers, Room 103 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- Prayer Meeting, Sanctuary 7:00 pm
Thursday – May 26
- Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading, Conference Room 6:30 am
- College & Career Community Group, Nate & Rachael Shelden’s Home 6:30 pm
- Wedding Shower for Bethan Sullivan, DeSoto Hall 7:00 pm
Saturday – May 28
- Saturday Soccer, Jefferson Park 10:30 am
- Senior Citizens of Faith Party, DeSoto Hall 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Ascension Sunday – May 29
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
- Angie Le Wedding Shower May 31
- Covenant High School 2022 Commencement Ceremony June 3
- Celebration of Dick Hannula’s Service to CHS June 4
- Tacoma Rescue Mission Meal Service June 11
- Allyson Chiou Wedding Shower June 14
- Sacred Road Mission Trip June 18 – 25
- Women’s Ministry Gratitude Luncheon June 25
- Noelle Roberts Wedding Shower June 25
- Vacation Bible School July 18 - 22
Dinner for Young Adults with the Gutierrez and Moura Families!
Monday nights, 7:00pm
The Gutierrez and Moura families invite all 18-20 year-olds to join them for their young adult group for dinner on Mondays at 7pm. If you would like to join this group, please contact Pastor Gutierrez!
Women’s Ministry of Faith
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Ladies, the Tuesday morning Bible study has wrapped up their book, and we will have our final meeting before we take a summer break this Tuesday, May 24 from 10:00 – 12:00 in the Women’s Ministry Room. We will hear from Dawn Darby and Debbie Mellott about their recent trip to Israel. We’ll show pictures and share some of what we learned from our teacher, Jack Beck, Biblical geographer. Everyone is welcome to join us in person or on Zoom. If you need to join virtually, contact Dawn Darby for the link.
Mothers’ Encouragement Group (MEG)
MEG meets two Wednesday mornings each month from 9:30 am – 12pm in Room 105. Childcare for infants and preschoolers is provided so you have opportunity to connect with other moms, have a hot cup of coffee, and lift one another up in prayer.
Please join us for our last official Mother’s Encouragement Meeting before summer break on Wednesday May 25th, 9:30-12:00 in the Women’s Ministry Room. We have 3 experienced mothers coming to answer our questions. Snacks and childcare are provided! As we break for summer don’t despair that you now must parent all day alone! Download the Signal app and contact Kaylee Aown to be added to a group so you are able to send out invites and be invited by fellow mothers of littles to park playdates and outings.
Choristers is open to children ages 4-12. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:00, in the choir room. Please see Melissa McMillan for more details. Our last meeting before we take a break for the summer is June 8th.
Men’s Prayer & Bible Reading
We meet Thursdays at 6:30am in the Conference Room. We are currently reading in the book of Acts. Please join us as we read and pray for each other and the world.
College & Career Community Group
College & Career is a young adult ministry of Faith Presbyterian Church. The goal is to provide opportunities for young adults 18 and older, whether single or married, to “do life” together throughout the week and form deep Christian friendships. The C&C Community Group is a weekly small group that meets in a home for dinner and fellowship. Currently they meet on Thursdays at Nate and Rachael Shelden’s home at 6:30. For more details, or if you’re interested in joining a C&C Community Group, please contact Nate or Rachael, and they will help you get connected!
Come join us for some fellowship and fun, Saturdays at 10:30 am at Jefferson Park. Guys and gals are welcome, and we play rain or shine, but we do ask that you be in high school or older! Please come join us and get on our soccer email list by contacting Pastor Gutierrez.
It is the 69th Anniversary of Faith Presbyterian, and we are looking forward to a special evening of music and celebration. Doors open at 4:40 for Mozart’s Requiem. Come early to get a good seat and read the program notes. Music begins promptly at 5:00 pm. For those at home, the Requiem will be livestreamed. Following that, we will be celebrating Florence Rayburn’s decades of faithful service directing the choir! We hope many will come and enjoy this evening together.
Please join us for our last official Mother’s Encouragement Meeting before summer break this Wednesday May 25th, 9:30-12:00 in the Women’s Ministry Room. We have 3 experienced mothers coming to answer our questions. Snacks and childcare are provided! As we break for summer don’t despair that you now must parent all day alone! Download the Signal app and contact Kaylee Aown to be added to a group so you are able to send out invites and be invited by fellow mothers of littles to park playdates and outings.
News Flash! The Summer 2022 wedding season is upon us, and July bride-to-be Bethan Sullivan makes the front page today! Ladies, you don’t want to miss this summer wedding shower opener on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 pm in DeSoto Hall. That’s less than two weeks away! Karl and Bethan’s Target registry can be found here: http://tiny.cc/BethanandKarl . Donations to the group gift can be placed in the shower box in the narthex. Because the box is being shared with another shower, please note on an envelope provided that your gift is for Bethan. You may also give your contribution to Erika Skrivan.
College & Career Community Group This Thursday, May 26th
Please Note: This week will be a guys night, so the gals may attend the wedding shower for Bethan Sullivan.
Seniors, get ready to rev your engines and head over to Faith Diner for some good food and fellowship! Everyone 75 years old and older is invited to a 1950’s diner-themed party on Saturday May 28th, from 12:00-2:00pm, here in our DeSoto Hall. There will be food, decor, music, trivia, and entertainment from this time period, as well as memories shared together. See Jennifer Sullivan with questions!
The Bible is a big book. In it, God tells us what we most need to know about himself and about ourselves. What are those things? In this new series, we will be looking at The Westminster Confession of Faith, described by Sinclair Ferguson as “the fullest and most carefully constructed brief exposition of the Christian faith ever written.” To help guide us through the riches of Biblical teaching outlined in the Confession, we are presenting a new Adult Sunday School class, beginning May 29 in the Sanctuary. Mike Pfefferle will start us off and other teachers will be joining in to teach from time to time. Whether you are new to the Christian faith or have walked with Christ for many years, your faith will be deepened and enriched by this study of the great truths of God’s word to us.
Calling all ladies! Please join us in celebrating the upcoming marriage of Angie Le to Abraham Sullivan. A shower for Angie will be held in Desoto Hall on May 31 at 7:00 pm. Angie and Abraham will be moving to St. Louis this summer for Abraham to continue his seminary studies; they will most appreciate gift cards (Amazon, Target, Ikea) or cash gifts due to their cross-country move. A box for donations to a group gift is in the narthex today. Angie and Abraham also have a small registry through The Knot. Questions? Please contact Lindsay Funches.
Get Ready to Reach for the Heights at Upward Bound VBS!
Set those reminders! Online registration for Vacation Bible School opens on Wednesday June 1 and will be open through Saturday, July 2 at vbspro.events/p/faithtacoma. VBS runs from Monday, July 18-Friday July 22 during the hours of 9am-12pm. We have a Summit Celebration with hot dogs and other tasty treats on Friday at 11:30 that parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.
If you would like to serve in this ministry, but haven’t signed on yet there is a list of open positions out in the Narthex. We would love to have you help lead our young “Backpackers” on a delightful trek of fun and discovery following Jesus’ rugged and radical journey to win our salvation!
All are warmly invited to celebrate Covenant’s Class of 2022 at the commencement ceremony. Mr. Richard Hannula will be giving the commencement address. Mr. Hannula has served as a faculty member and was the founding principal in 1992. He has authored several books including Our Northwest Heritage, which is the most widely used textbook for Pacific Northwest history by Christian schools and homeschoolers in Washington State. We are grateful for Mr. Hannula’s many years of service and dedication to Covenant High School. The ceremony will take place at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tacoma at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 3. The address for First Presbyterian Church is 20 Tacoma Ave. S. Tacoma, WA 98402.
Please join us in celebrating Dick Hannula’s over 30 years of service to CHS on June 5th at 7:15pm following the evening service. There will be a program in the sanctuary followed by a light reception in DeSoto Hall.
Love is in the air and wedding shower season is upon us! Please join us on June 14th in DeSoto Hall to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Allyson Chiou to Ethan Stone. Allyson would love for you to bring your favorite recipe to the shower, which her mom Sandra will collect into a book. Recipe cards will be available next to the shower box in the narthex, but any format recipe is fine. For gift ideas, you can find Allyson and Ethan’s gift registry here: http://tiny.cc/allysonandethan Donations to the group gift can be placed in the shower box in the narthex by designating for Allyson on an envelope (provided), since the box is currently being shared for several upcoming showers. You may also give your group gift contribution to Suzan Gross. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Mellott.
Senior High Students (and Parents!)
Wednesday, May 11th, Registration Will Open for the Sacred Road Mission Trip!
Lord willing, from June 18 - 25, 2022 (Saturday to Saturday), we will join Sacred Road 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! Sadly, in recent years due to COVID, several have missed out on taking this trip, so please don’t wait for a different year. Seize the day! Be sure to sign up now!
COST: Sacred Road charges $450/person, which includes meals on site and lodging. However, if you are a member or regular attender of Faith Presbyterian church or our youth group, FPC will subsidize your trip, leaving you with a balance of $350. We will also arrange transportation for the whole group. If you need financial assistance, please let Pastor Gutiérrez know. We do not want cost to keep you from coming!
Summer camps are engaging educational opportunities led by Covenant faculty for a wide variety of students. This summer, Miss Eva Battle will be leading two summer art camps for students entering grades K-9. Themed “Art Inspired by Disney,” campers will use acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, colored pencil, clay, and more! Nothing says fun like creating art, making a (controlled!) mess, learning about art from the past, and making friends as you do it! Camps are June 13-17 and June 27-July 1 from 9:30 am to noon. Early Bird Registration is $140 by May 13. Regular Registration is $155 after May 13. Register now at chstacoma.org/student-life/summer-camps!
We are looking for some women to serve in the capacity of organizing special receptions. This works best if two or three women take it on. You are not required to actually do every reception yourselves, but to make sure it happens by getting volunteers. This is such a huge service to our church and really not a time demanding job. If you are interested, or can think of someone who might be, please let Tina LeFebvre know, and we will give you more information about what the job entails!
The church is looking to hire a nursery attendant to minister to our covenant children during the 8:15am 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.
Text “faithtacoma” to 1-888-364-GIVE (4483) for a link to our online giving portal, or visit www.faithtacoma.org/give.