30 YEARS of SERVICE - FPCPA Gratitude to Pat Hyden

Pat Hydenr    Thousands and thousands of checks written...Hundreds of monthly reports. Thirty annual financials!! Pat Hyden wraps up a 30-year tenure as FPCPA Treasurer, and this body of work is only part of the story. Pat and her family were an active part in the life of our church before she took on the Treasurer job in 1990. Looking back, there were committees, activities, programs, classes and projects. Pat was Christian Education Director in 1984 when Ted Mattie became Pastor. She was Clerk of Session from 1986-1990. Rita says: She is my go to gal when I had questions or inquiries!! Not just financially but for history, members, and everything else.

Ten churches including 1st Pres. in Port Angeles are pledging funds to build a Habitat house. We plan to break ground in the spring of 2020. All ten churches and others besides took an active part in making ONCE VOICE, Big Church Night Out a wonderful celebration of Christian cooperation. So many workers and performers all willingly gave of themselves and worked seamlessly together. We took in $10,000. After expenses we will clear close to $8,000. Thank you, thank you to all of you who made this celebration possible. Check the steeple sign on the front of the Habitat Store in P. A. to see the steeple turn darker as more money comes in.

We so appreciate all the prayers and help coming from all of you. We are looking for gifts in kind. If you are a roofing contractor, electrician, plumber, dry waller or other construction person who could donate your services when it comes time to build, it would help reduce the expenses and be a huge help. We already have a church member who will bring in his crew to put the trusses in place.
We will be asking each church to provide a crew to help in the construction beginning next March/ April. Be thinking about what you can do. There are lots of small jobs that don't require lots of muscle or dexterity, so we can use anyone who wants to help.
Please keep our 2020 Faith Build in your prayers. We'll be in touch with updates from time to time. Thank you for your help in keeping all of our church bodies informed
Anna Nichols.


First Presbyterian Church Port Angeles is beginning a new Prayer Ministry with a place for everyone. Whether you're active, homebound, or in-between, there's always a way you can uphold the church family, our community and God’s work in prayer. The Prayer Ministry Team welcomes all First Presbyterian Church’s members and friends to join us in this partnership of prayer. It is a privilege to stand with others in prayer, to see God at work as prayers are answered, and to thank God together. Our Prayer Ministry Team will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 3 – 5 pm in the old library at the church beginning on March 7th. We envision our times together as a time to pray specifically for our church and its leadership, our members’ and friends’ joys, sorrows, and needs, our community, state, nation and world as well as praying for God’s work around the world. If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming involved in a deepening prayer life and in the joy of intercessory prayer, or you would like to find out more about the Prayer Ministry Team, talk with Paula Mitchell, Susan Fisher or Tom Allen. To have a prayer concern placed on the Prayer List please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office at 360.452.4781. Anyone may write a joy or concern on a prayer card with confidentiality. Prayer Cards are available in the pew racks. Cards are collected during worship services. Prayer concerns are compiled in a Prayer List and prayed over by the Prayer Ministry Team. Prayers are followed up, so praises and updates are current on the prayer list.

New Sanctuary Flowers Ministry Beginning in January

Flowers beautify the Sanctuary of our church, and are a gift to God and those who attend our worship services. Flowers are not in the operating budget of our church; it is our hope that our members and friends will sign up to bring flowers. The bouquets will be placed on one or two pedestals next to the stairs at the front of the Sanctuary (depending on whether you sign up to bring one or two bouquets). The flowers will add subtle touches of beauty to our welcoming atmosphere. Donating flowers is a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion
Bulletin Announcement
Dedications will be printed every Sunday at the end of the worship bulletin. Due to the allocated space in the bulletin, your flower dedication will appear as follows: "The Sanctuary flowers are given today by [Given By] in memory/honor of [Name of Honoree]" or "The Sanctuary flowers are given today by [Given By] in celebration of [Event]." The Sanctuary flowers are given today by [Given By} in thanksgiving for [name or names of Honoree].
Sign-up Sheets
We’re looking for donations throughout the year. If you’d like to sign-up for a particular Sunday to bring a bouquet of flowers, please use the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for blessing our sanctuary and worship service! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office.


Lauren Coder  Growing up in the Texas Hill Country, I never imagined I would live in the Pacific Northwest. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany, to American parents. We returned to Texas when I was a toddler, and my teenage years were spent in Kerrville, Texas. I enjoyed living the rural life and spent many hours as an only child exploring the hills and creeks near our house. In high school and college, I had opportunities to study in Germany, and after returning to Texas, I worked as a high school teacher and later owned a small business.

When I was a child, in addition to enjoying the outdoors, I loved books and even devised my own little shelving scheme for organizing them. I translated that passion into a Master of Library and Information Science degree in 2007 and worked for several years as a librarian at North Olympic Library System and as a culinary librarian at L’Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis.
I returned to Clallam County in 2016 due to my parents’ ill health. They have since passed away, and I have worked to create a new chapter in my life. A member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Port Angeles, I am also an aspirant in a religious order in the Episcopal Church called the Anamchara Fellowship. I am honored to work as office manager in the service of First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles and look forward to meeting and getting to know you all.