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Sharing Habakkuk's Cry in a World with Church Shootings

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Who could possibly have imagined as we were pressing through Habakkuk 1 on Sunday morning, a precious church in Sutherland Springs, TX, was in the throes of unimaginable horror? Yet one more man of desperation was overcome by violent impulse. Yet one more tragic event and painful reminder of how...

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Tags: e-blast, kingdom come, worship

What's Happening - Week of November 5

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: All Week We're so grateful for the giving commitments made in the past few weeks for 2018. If you plan to make a commitment and have not yet done so, you can place your card in Sunday's offering, mail it in, or submit it...

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A Taste of "A Place to Belong"

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

Next weekend, November 10-11, we'll have the privilege of hosting Dr. Eric Jacobsen, Senior Pastor of First Pres Tacoma, for our 2017 Christian Life Conference: A Place to Belong.  If you'd like to get a taste of what you'll see and hear there, try out the resources below. If you like what...

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Tags: christian life conference 2017, clc

Who is Habakkuk?

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> A Bit of History This Sunday, we begin a new sermon series in the Old Testament book of Habakkuk. You might be surprised how many of this prophet's thoughts echo our own, and how his world resembles ours. This...

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Tags: bulletins, kingdom come, worship

Can We Pray for You?

Posted by John Goodale on

Did you know that for years, First Pres has offered an opportunity for prayer following our worship services? Our Stephen Ministers have faithfully and lovingly provided a presence in the front of our worship spaces, where people can request and receive prayer. This ministry will look a little...

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Of Kingdoms and Cities

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I hope you were able to enjoy worship this past Sunday. We had ten different voices leading us in celebrating the five main points of the Reformation: Scripture, Grace, Faith, Christ and the Glory of God. It was so heartening to see our staff, along with interns and ministry candidates...

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Tags: e-blast, kingdom come, worship

What's Happening - Week of October 29

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: All Week A Mission team is in Houston helping with Hurricane Harvey cleanup in partnership with Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and Samaritan's Purse. They have carried with them some of the gifts provided through the generous disaster relief...

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In the Face of Disaster, How Do We Respond?

Posted by Laura Mueller on

In the last few months, natural disasters have damaged thousands of acres in Northern California and Houston. Over 100 lives have been taken, land and homes have been destroyed, and tens of thousands have sought refuge in shelters. First Pres loves to step up when our brothers and sisters in...

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The Story of Martin Luther

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! Bulletins have been posted here.  The Anniversary of ... What? When we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation this Sunday, exactly what are we celebrating? Here's a fun little bit of history... The Story of Martin Luther Martin...

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Tags: reformation sunday

Food for Thought: Resources for A Place to Belong

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

On November 10-11, we'll welcome Dr. Eric Jacobsen for our 2017 Christian Life Conference. The books below are resources related to his topic: A Place to Belong: Creating Spaces for Connection in a World of Isolation. If you find your interest piqued by these brief descriptions, you definitely...

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Tags: clc, christian life conference 2017, food for thought

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