Bulletin Archive

worship bulletin - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - Sermon “It’s Written in the Stars”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • New Year’s Offering - This January we are asking our members and friends to start 2016 off on the right foot by making a New Year’s Offering of $50. This once a year tithe, which is our responsibility as Presbyterians, enables the work of the Presbytery of South Louisiana and the national Presbyterian church as they work for us in faith.
  • Breaking Up Christmas Luncheon January 10th - Christmas has just arrived, but you are invited to stay for a gumbo lunch after worship on Sunday, January 10th and to take down the Christmas tree, and carefully store the ornaments, light’s, wreaths, nativity set, and all the trappings of Christmas!

JANUARY CALENDAR

  • Cuban Salsa – Every Sunday evening, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 30 at 6:00pm.
  • Square Dance – Monday, January 11. 7:30pm
  • Session Meeting – Wednesday, January 20, 6:30pm.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, December 20, 2015 - Sermon “The Force Awakens”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Living Nativity - Come at 4:30 pm TONIGHT, get ready to masque and act out the story of Jesus birth in front of the church. We have places for adults, kids and animals of all descriptions! We will have a short run through then put on the spectacle a couple of times for passersby and neighbors at 5pm.
  • Advent in Narnia “Advent Study” –. Wander into the heart of love this Advent, exploring Christ through the world of C. S. Lewis's classic story "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", Dec. 23rd at 6pm. a story set in rich, snowy land that is always winter, but never Christmas...but that is about to change!
  • First Presbyterian Christmas CD - “A First Presbyterian Christmas” was recorded and produced by the members of First Presbyterian in 2003.  Traditional and original holiday favorites recorded live in the sanctuary and in the studio featuring piano, organ, handbells, flute, and a capella voices.  19  selections including readings and songs by the children of the church.  Now available for download on iTunes.  99 cents per song or $9.99 for the whole CD. http://goo.gl/8Ud0Z
  • Order Your Christmas Poinsettias! - Please place your orders for Christmas poinsettias today using the form enclosed in the bulletin! The deadline is Sunday December 13th and the poinsettias will be available for pick up on Christmas Eve after the Candlelight service. On the form, please let us know who your poinsettia is in honor of (if the person is alive) or in memory of (if the person is deceased).
  • Blue Christmas service - At 7pm on Wednesday, December 23rd, we will gather in the sanctuary for a quiet meditative service called a “Blue Christmas Service.” This is not your normal “ho ho ho” sort of Christmas service, but is geared especially to those who need some solace and comfort in the winter darkness of the soul to find the Light of the World. Appropriately enough, this short service takes place on one of the longest nights of the year. Please bring friends and family who may be needing some extra comfort this holiday season.

DECEMBER CALENDAR

  • Jan./Feb. Newsletter deadline – Monday, December 21.
  • Book Study – Wednesday, December 23, 6:30pm. (conference room)
  • Blue Christmas Service – Wednesday, December 23, 7:00pm.
  • Christmas Eve Service – Thursday, December 24, 6:30pm.
  • Church Office (CLOSED) – Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25.
  • Christmas Day – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Date: 
Friday, December 18, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, December 13, 2015 - Lesson and Carols

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • CAROLING, CAROLING, ON WE GO! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, AT 5:30PM - Pull out your Christmas togs and join us for an evening of bell caroling, singing and partying! No experience is necessary. The song books tell us exactly when to ring! Bring a flashlight or lantern and meet at the church for a quick practice and then we will go around to our neighborhood. Afterwards we will meet at Tracy and David Capasso’s home (7715 Nelson St.) for the after Caroling Christmas party. Please bring an appetizer or other party food item, to share, see you there!  
  • Advent in Narnia “Advent Study” –. Wander into the heart of love this Advent, exploring Christ through the world of C. S. Lewis's classic story "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", Dec. 16th and 23rd at 6pm. a story set in rich, snowy land that is always winter, but never Christmas...but that is about to change!
  • First Presbyterian Christmas CD - “A First Presbyterian Christmas” was recorded and produced by the members of First Presbyterian in 2003.  Traditional and original holiday favorites recorded live in the sanctuary and in the studio featuring piano, organ, handbells, flute, and a capella voices.  19 selections including readings and songs by the children of the church.  Now available for download on iTunes.  99 cents per song or $9.99 for the whole CD. http://goo.gl/8Ud0Z
  • Order Your Christmas Poinsettias! - Please place your orders for Christmas poinsettias today using the form enclosed in the bulletin! The deadline is Sunday December 13th and the poinsettias will be available for pick up on Christmas Eve after the Candlelight service. On the form, please let us know who your poinsettia is in honor of (if the person is alive) or in memory of (if the person is deceased).
  • MEN’S NIGHT - Men's night trashcan turkey extravaganza is December 16th!. This magnificent holiday tradition is unparalleled in New Orleans Presbyterian Circles! In spite of being in a trashcan, the food turns out really well and the fellowship and the beer are always great, so come join us at 7 PM on Wednesday, December 16—bring veggies and desserts and of course, drinks! 
  • Living Nativity - Come at 4:30 pm on Sunday, December 20th, ready to masque and act out the story of Jesus birth in front of the church. We have places for adults, kids and animals of all descriptions! We will have a short run through then put on the spectacle a couple of times for passersby and neighbors at 6pm.
  • Blue Christmas service - At 7pm on Sunday, December 23rd, we will gather in the sanctuary for a quiet meditative service called a “Blue Christmas Service.” This is not your normal “ho ho ho” sort of Christmas service, but is geared especially to those who need some solace and comfort in the winter darkness of the soul to find the Light of the World. Appropriately enough, this short service takes place on one of the longest nights of the year. Please bring friends and family who may be needing some extra comfort this holiday season.

DECEMBER CALENDAR

Children’s Sunday School – will be held on Dec 20th from 10:15 am – 11:am.

  • Cuban Salsa - Sunday, December 13, 6:00pm.
  • Session meeting – Monday, December 14, 6:30pm.
  • Square Dancing – Monday, December 14, 7:00pm.
  • Men’s Night – Wednesday, December 16, 6:30pm. (Trash Can Turkey)
  • Book Study – Wednesday, December 16, 6:30pm. (conference room)
  • Cuban Salsa - Sunday, December 20, 6:00pm.
  • Living Nativity – Sunday, December 20, 5:30pm.
  • Newsletter deadline – Monday, December 21.
  • Book Study – Wednesday, December 23, 6:30pm. (conference room)
  • Blue Christmas Service – Wednesday, December 23, 7:00pm.
  • Christmas Eve Service – Thursday, December 24, 6:30pm.
  • Church Office (CLOSED) – Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25.
  • Christmas Day – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
  • Cuban Salsa - Sunday, December 27, 6:00pm.
Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, November 29, 2015 - Sermon “JESUS IS COMING”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Order Your Christmas Poinsettias! - Please place your orders for Christmas poinsettias today using the form enclosed in the bulletin! The deadline is Sunday December 13 and the poinsettias will be available for pick up on Christmas Eve after the Candlelight service. On the form, please let us know who your poinsettia is in honor of (if the person is alive) or in memory of (if the person is deceased).

The New Orleans Historic Organ Society - will be holding a free concert Sunday, November 29 tailored to our wonderful 1916 Austin Organ. The concert will be at 3 pm in FPCNO sanctuary; please bring friends and family to hear the blow out performances by many of the top church musicians in New Orleans! (reception following in the nathex).

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

  • New Orleans Organ Historical Society Concert – Sunday, November 29, at 3:00pm.  at First Presbyterian Church

DECEMBER CALENDAR

Children’s Sunday School – will be held on Dec 6th and 20th from 10:15 am – 11:am.

  • Women United in Prayer – Saturday, December 5, 9am.
  • Deacon’s meeting – Tuesday, December 8, 6:30pm.
  • Greening of the Sanctuary – Sunday, December 13.
  • Square Dance – Monday, December 14, 7pm.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, December 15, 6:30pm.
  • Living Nativity – Sunday, December 20, 5:30pm. (all meet at the church for 5pm).
  • Christmas Eve Service – Thursday, December 24, 6:30pm.
  • CHRISTMAS DAY (Merry Christmas Everyone) – December 25

 

Date: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, November 22, 2015 - Sermon “The Royal Treatment”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Interfaith Uptown Thanksgiving Service - All of the churches uptown will be gathering for the Annual Thanksgiving service on Monday evening, November 23 at 7 pm at St George's Episcopal Church at 4600 St Charles Ave. Choir members are encouraged to come to the 6.15 mass choir rehearsal.
  • The New Orleans Historic Organ Society will be holding a free concert tailored to our wonderful 1916 Austin Organ. The concert will be the Sunday Afternoon before Thanksgiving (November 29, 2015) at 3 pm in FPCNO sanctuary; please bring friends and family to hear the blow out performances by many of the top church musicians in New Orleans!

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

Children’s Sunday School – will be held on Nov. 8th and 22nd, then Dec 6th and 20th from 10:15 am – 11:am.

  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26
  • Church Office (CLOSED) – Friday, November 27
  • New Orleans Organ Historical Society Concert – Sunday, November 29, at 3:00pm.  at First Presbyterian Church

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ECOrecycling--an easy way to give to FPCNO! - The FUNdraising Committee of First Pres is starting a recycling fundraiser! There’s nothing to buy (isn't that awesome!). We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. 100% of the proceeds will help fund First Pres. We will be collecting the following items: Cell Phones, Ink Jet Printer Cartridges, Laptops and Netbooks, iPads and Tablets, iPods, Digital Cameras, Metals (Gold, Silver and Platinum--not costume jewelry). So start cleaning out those drawers and closets! 

SAVE THE DATE - The 21st annual William Research Center Symposium Perspectives on New Orleans Architecture: Past, Present, Future. Friday - Saturday, February 19-20, 2016 at Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street. Visit www.hnoc.org or call (504)523-4662 for details

Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, November 8, 2015 - Sermon “Burying ‘Sick' and ‘Tired'”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

          ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra “Fall Concert” will be here at First Presbyterian Church on November 12 at 7:30pm – the concert is free to the public. Founded in the fall of 2012, the Fleur De Lys Chamber Orchestra is excited to bring a wide variety of string orchestra music to New Orleans' audiences. The group includes students and graduates of musical performance from Loyola, music teachers, and people who have talents in other areas, such as medicine, art, education, and law, just to name a few. The group is proud to play under the direction of Francis Scully, a highly regarded local conductor and string player, who greatly inspires through his musicality and professionalism.
  • F.P.C.N.O Rest and Recreation Sunday, November 15, at 11 am!  Buff and Edith Slaton from Feliciana Retreat Center will be our special speakers next Sunday, as we close out the 2015 church year (Yes, Advent is almost here) with a Sunday devoted to God’s rest . Wear casual clothes and prepare for a fun worship service! Feliciana Retreat Center is our Presbyterian camp and conference center in South Louisiana.
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  • White Elephant Sale - Do you have pieces of bric-à-brac, linens or items that are just taking up space? Turn them into funding for the Program of Hope homelessness outreach! Bring them to the church by Friday, November 20th and we will put them on the White Elephant Sale at John Calvin Church on Saturday, November 21st from 9 am to 1 pm. Additionally, if you have LOTS to sell, you can rent a booth for $10…all of the table rentals will go to the Program of Hope.
  • The New Orleans Historic Organ Society will be holding a free concert tailored to our wonderful 1916 Austin Organ. The concert will be the Sunday Afternoon before Thanksgiving (November 22, 2015) at 3 pm in FPCNO sanctuary; please bring friends and family to hear the blow out performances by many of the top church musicians in New Orleans!
  • Interfaith Uptown Thanksgiving Service - All of the churches uptown will be gathering for the Annual Thanksgiving service on Monday evening, November 23 at 7 pm at St George's Episcopal Church at 4600 St Charles Ave. Choir members are encouraged to come to the 6.15 mass choir rehearsal. 

 NOVEMBER CALENDAR

Children’s Sunday School – will be held on Nov. 8th and 22nd, then Dec 6th and 20th from 10:15am – 11:am.

  • Square Dance – Monday, November 9, 7:00pm.
  • Deacons meeting – Tuesday, November 10, 6:30pm.
  • Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra “FALL CONCERT” – Tuesday,November 12, 7:30pm, here at First Presbyterian Church. Concert is free. and open to the public. pianist, Hani Nakhoul; conductor, Yotam Haber. Suggested donation $20.00.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, November 17, 6:30pm.
  • New Orleans Organ Historical Society Concert – Thursday, November 22, 3:00pm.  at First Presbyterian Church.
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26
  • Church Office (CLOSED) – Friday, November 27
Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Sermon “Tell Me a Story about You, Nana!”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Children’s Sunday School – will be held on Nov. 8th and 22nd, then Dec 6th and 20th from 10:15am – 11:am.
  • Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra “Fall Concert” will be here at First Presbyterian Church on November 12 at 7:30pm – the concert is free to the public. Founded in the fall of 2012, the Fleur De Lys Chamber Orchestra is excited to bring a wide variety of string orchestra music to New Orleans' audiences. It is comprised of top amateur and professional musicians from around the world. The group includes students and graduates of musical performance from Loyola, music teachers, and people who have talents in other areas, such as medicine, art, education, and law, just to name a few. They have performed with a multitude of orchestras and chamber ensembles in various cities. The group is proud to play under the direction of Francis Scully, a highly regarded local conductor and string player, who greatly inspires through his musicality and professionalism.
  • The New Orleans Historic Organ Society will be holding a free concert tailored to our wonderful 1916 Austin Organ. The concert will be the Sunday Afternoon before Thanksgiving (November 22, 2015) at 3 pm in FPCNO sanctuary; please bring friends and family to hear the blow out performances by many of the top church musicians in New Orleans!

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

  • Women United in Prayer – Saturday, November 7, 9:30am.
  • WHO DAT Game Day – Sunday, November 8, 12:00pm.
  • Square Dance – Monday, November 9, 7:00pm.
  • Deacons meeting – Tuesday, November 10, 6:30pm.
  • Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra “FALL CONCERT” – Tuesday, November 12, 7:30pm, here at First Presbyterian Church. Concert is free and open to the public. pianist, Hani Nakhoul; conductor, Yotam Haber. Suggested donation $20.00.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, November 17, 6:30pm.
  • New Orleans Organ Historical Society Concert – Thursday, November 22, 3:00pm. here at First Presbyterian Church
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26 (Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving).
  • Church Office (CLOSED) – Friday, November 27

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Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, October 11, 2015 - Sermon ”What’s in YOUR Wallet?”, guest preacher: Rev. Greg Cartwright

                                  ANNOUNCEMENTS

THIS SUNDAY WE WELCOME - FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENVILLE, TN

About our Guest Minister for Sunday, October 11 morning, Rev. Greg Cartwright - We are delighted to welcome Rev. Greg Cartwright, the Associate Pastor for Families at First Presbyterian Church of Greenville as our guest preacher this morning. Greg and his own family love New Orleans, having lived here for years before being called to Greenville, TN. He is here this week leading a mission group from FPC Greenville staying at FPCNO, working on projects around the church as well as helping us get ready to host Presbytery next weekend plus work with Second Harvest and other charitable organizations around town. This is the second group from this church that has come down to help New Orleans this year. The First Pres Greenville work group that was here earlier this summer did an enormous amount of renovation and improvements for the church and the city!

Ten Ways YOU can Make October at FPCNO a Success! - Hello Everyone!  It's that time of year again...The Pumpkins are Here! The pumpkin patch is the largest fundraiser for our church and The Program of Hope.  Here are 7 ways you can help out:

1.  We need someone/s to help keep up with our Volunteer scheduling this year.  Please contact Kristy Ruppel at pumpkins.fpcno@gmail.com for more information.

2.  Contact Pastor Fred for more information:  fpcnopastor@gmail.com

3.  Volunteer to help sell pumpkins.  Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084dafad2eaa8-sell2

4.  Our second batch of pumpkins arrive on Saturday October 17th.Come help us unload more pumpkins to reach our financial goals.  Sign up here:

  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084DAFAD2EAA8-pumpkin5

5.  Our Annual Costume Contest and Movie Night will be on Saturday, October 24thThe following donations are needed:  gently used children's

costumes, small prizes for the contest, candy, and snacks.  If you would like to  sponsor a child to attend the movie night festivities you can donate $5 per child and a homeless child will be able to enjoy the fun.

6.  Volunteer your time to help with the costume contest and movie night. We need volunteers to help children without costumes get ready using our donated costumes.  You can also help set up and cleanup after the movie night. Contact: Kristy Ruppel at pumpkins.fpcno@gmail.com or Cheryl Roberts  at cherylcookie@hotmail.com for more information.

7.  SHARE!  Share the invitation to do all this with your family, friends, and co-workers!  The more help we have the more success we can enjoy.

Adopt a Salvation Army resident Family for Halloween - We have teamed up with the Salvation Army to provide children who reside there with Halloween costumes and passes to our costume contest/movie night (Saturday, October 24). We are looking for gently used, or new children’s costumes in all sizes. Please bring them to the church office before October 19th. Also, a gift of $25 will provide a movie pass and refreshments to an entire family at our Movie Night. Please see Cheryl Roberts to make your donation!

Looking for Captains for the Saints Day’s Party! - We are continuing our tradition of cheering on the Saints at a Potluck today after church. But we need your help to set up and clean up after the party, so we are asking for volunteers to be "Captain for a Day” to help us with these task. Please sign up in the narthex for the Game for which you would like to be Captain. 

FALL PRESBYTERY MEETING at FPCNO — October 16-17 - It is a great honor for First Presbyterian to host the two day Fall Presbytery meeting. We will be opening our doors to over 100 visitors from nearly 60 churches from all over South Louisiana. This is our best shot to show how special and welcoming this congregation is; show how important our survival is to the Presbytery because of our mission, our commitment to diversity and our leadership; and to say thank you for all the things that Presbytery has provided for us over the years; direct funding, building improvements, leadership and fellowship. But we need YOU to help make this weekend run smoothly.

You are invited: Moderator’s Reception/Cuban Salsa Party Friday, October 16 pm, 7:pm in the Fellowship Hall. Presbytery weekend events kick off with the Moderator’s Reception celebrating the National Presbyterian Cuba Partnership. Visitors from all over the US and Caribbean will be joining members of Presbytery for a Cuban dance party at FPCNO. We will need help setting up tables and doing some decorating that Friday afternoon, and cleaning up afterwards to prepare for the big meeting the next day in the Fellowship Hall

Volunteers Needed October 17

• We need breakfast bakery items (preferably homemade) and fruit for about 100 people for Saturday morning October 17.

• We need about 12 volunteers to help Justin Wood prepare and serve food. We also need up setting up (after the Salsa party Friday night) and breaking down tables (1 pm on Saturday) and perhaps some help about 3pm to pack up the Presbytery sound system and  tables in the sanctuary and do a quick cleaning before a 6 pm wedding.

OCTOBER CALENDAR

  • Square Dancing – Monday, October 12, 7:00pm.
  • Deacon meeting – Tuesday, October 13, 6:30pm.
  • Presbytery meeting – Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18.
  • Special Sunday Service (Cuban Partnership Network) – Sunday, October 18, 11:00am.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm.
  • Pumpkin Patch (Costume contest 4:30pm and Movie night "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" begins at 5:15pm) – Saturday, October 24, on the 2nd floor in the Fellowship Hall.

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

  • Women United in Prayer – Saturday, October 7, 9:30am.
  • WHO DAT Game Day – Sunday, October 8, 12:00pm.
  • Deacons meeting – Tuesday, November 10, 6:30pm.
  • Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra “FALL CONCERT” - November  12, 7:30pm.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, November 17, 6:30pm.
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26(Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving Day).
  • Church Office (CLOSED) – Friday, November 27.
Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - Sermon “’Ohana’ means ‘Family’”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Pumpkins will arrive Sunday, October 4 at 6:00pm - “We will need all the help we can get to unload”

Have you signed up to volunteer for a shift?

WELL! Please do, fill out the orange signup sheet in your bulletin or use the link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084dafad2eaa8-sell2/29913569

We promise you will have lots of FUN.

Ten Ways YOU can Make October at FPCNO a Success!

Hello Everyone!  It's that time of year again...The Pumpkins are Here! The pumpkin patch is the largest fundraiser for our church and The Program of Hope.  Here are 7 ways you can help out:

1.  We need someone (or someones) to help keep up with our Volunteer scheduling this year. Please contact Kristy Ruppel at pumpkins.fpcno@gmail.com for more information.

2.  Contact Pastor Fred for more information:  fpcnopastor@gmail.com

3.  Volunteer to help sell pumpkins.  Sign up here:

   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084dafad2eaa8-sell2

4.  Our second batch of pumpkins arrive on Saturday October 17th

      Come help us unload more pumpkins to reach our financial goals.  Sign up here:

  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084DAFAD2EAA8-pumpkin5

5.  Our Annual Costume Contest and Movie Night will be on Saturday October 24thThe following donations are needed:  gently used children's costumes, small prizes for the contest, candy, and snacks.  If you would like to  sponsor a child to attend the movie night festivities you can donate $5 per child and a homeless child will be able to enjoy the fun.

6.  Volunteer your time to help with the costume contest and movie night. We need volunteers to help children without costumes get ready using our donated costumes.  You can also help set up and cleanup after the movie night. Contact: Kristy Ruppel at pumpkins.fpcno@gmail.com or Cheryl Roberts  at cherylcookie@hotmail.com for more information.

7.  SHARE!  Share the invitation to do all this with your family, friends, and co-workers!  The more help we have the more success we can enjoy.

Looking for Captains for the Saints Day’s Party! - We are continuing our tradition of cheering on the Saints at a Potluck today after church. But we need your help to set up and clean up after the party, so we are asking for volunteers to be "Captain for a Day” to help us with these task. Please sign up in the narthex for the Game for which you would like to be Captain. 

You Are Invited to a Celebration of Latino/a Culture in New Orleans Community Dinner – at First Unitarian Universalist Church, Tuesday, October 6, 6:00pm. RSVP to feedjustice@firstuuno.org

Floor and Pew repairs, courtesy of Carr Stone of New Orleans!!! - This past week an entire crew of workmen dismantled the sanctuary, cleaning and professionally polishing the marble until it gleams; taking apart and repairing antique pews that had split and needed to be reattached to the floor; cleaning and repairing and painting the floor grates. This ambitious project is the gift of Mr. Randy Powell (no relation to the pastor) and his company, Carr Stone, and was done for the Glory of God and in honor of his daughter and son in law who was married in this sanctuary this past Saturday, September 26, 2015. 

Adopt a Family - We have teamed up with the Salvation Army to provide the many families which reside there the opportunity to come and be a part of the costume contest and a chance to come to movie night. (if, you have any old or new costumes for ages 8 and under), PLEASE give them to us. We will distribute them to the many families with small children on  Wed. Oct. 21 morning. Also, if you could purchase a pass for a family to come to movie night (tickets are $5.00 each)

FALL PRESBYTERY MEETING at FPCNO — October 16-17 - It is a great honor for First Presbyterian to host the two day Fall Presbytery meeting. We will be opening our doors to over 100 visitors from nearly 60 churches from all over South Louisiana. This is our best shot to show how special and welcoming this congregation is; show how important our survival is to the Presbytery because of our mission, our commitment to diversity and our leadership; and to say thank you for all the things that Presbytery has provided for us over the years; direct funding, building improvements, leadership and fellowship. But we need YOU to help make this weekend run smoothly.

You are invited: Moderator’s Reception/Cuban Salsa Party Friday, October 16 pm, 7:pm in the Fellowship Hall. Presbytery weekend events kick off with the Moderator’s Reception celebrating the National Presbyterian Cuba Partnership. Visitors from all over the US and Caribbean will be joining members of Presbytery for a Cuban dance party at FPCNO. We will need help setting up tables and doing some decorating that Friday afternoon, and cleaning up afterwards to prepare for the big meeting the next day in the Fellowship Hall

Volunteers Needed October 17 - • We need breakfast bakery items (preferably homemade) and fruit for about 100 people for Saturday morning October 17.

• We need about 12 volunteers to help Justin Wood prepare and serve food. We also need up setting up (after the Salsa party Friday night) and breaking down tables (1 pm on Saturday) and perhaps some help about 3pm to pack up the Presbytery sound system and  tables in the sanctuary and do a quick cleaning before a 6 pm wedding.

OCTOBER CALENDAR

  • Pumpkin Patch UNLOADING DAY – Sunday, October 4, 6:00pm PLEASE COME HELP UNLOAD (sorry for the inconvenience)
  • Bookoo Rueda Cuban Salsa – Sunday, October 4, 6:30pm
  • Greenville Mission Group – Sat. Oct. 10 – Friday, Oct 16.
  • Square Dancing – Monday, October 12, 7:00pm
  • Deacon meeting – Tuesday, October 13, 6:30pm
  • Presbytery meeting – Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18.
  • Special Sunday Service (Cuban Partnership Network) – Sunday, October 18, 11:00am.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm.
  • Pumpkin Patch (Costume contest 4:30pm and Movie night 5:15pm) – Saturday, October 24.
Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, September 6, 2015 - Sermon “1t£aP\!” ‘Ephphatha', y’all!, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

New Member Orientation Lunch - After church on Sunday, September 13, 2015 come to lunch with Pastor Fred, meet fellow visitors and learn about First Presbyterian Church. This is an opportunity to ask questions, learn what “Presbyterian” means, and find out how to get more (and give more) in this beautiful, diverse community of faith called FPCNO! 

Float trip on the okatoma - Who wants to go on a float trip?  We do!  The Fishers, Bolings, and Rupples have been doing some leg work on getting a church float trip off the ground and we have come up with a plan.

A canoe/kayak trip to the Okatoma River in Mississippi on September 18th & 19th, going through the Seminary Canoe Rental and campground.

http://www.seminarycanoerental.com 

It is near Hattiesburg, MS. It's an easy 2 hour drive up highway 59. We would camp at Seminary on Friday night and float 8 miles on the Okatoma on Saturday. You can camp and float or just drive up on Saturday morning and float with us. Seminary rents canoes and kayaks if you don't have your own.

Friday night accommodations options include: Tent camping; RV camping Cabin Rental. The big cabin is available that weekend, with 4 double beds and it sleeps up to 15.  The rate seems to be $160 a night, if people are interested in doing that also. Please let Zane znfisher@gmail.com or Randy - bear_dog70@yahoo.com; know if you are interested. If we have enough people going it will be a lot more fun and we can get a group rate.

GREETERS/LITURGISTS NEEDED - We are needing greeters and readers for Sundays beginning September and the rest of the months that follow. Please call Mina 948-7699 or text Cheryl at 225-288-6606 or email cherylcookie@hotmail.com.

“Bookoo Rueda” Cuban Salsa –They meet every Sunday of the month from 6pm – 10pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come and join them for some fun salsa dancing. Admission is free.

SQUARE DANCING –They will meet for instructions and live music every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Admission is $5.00 and you can enjoy some red beans and rice for $2.00 and square dance your heart away.

ECOrecycling--an easy way to give to FPCNO! - The FUNdraising Committee of First Pres is starting a recycling fundraiser! There’s nothing to buy (isn't that awesome!). We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. 100% of the proceeds will help fund First Pres. We will be collecting the following items: Cell Phones, Ink Jet Printer Cartridges, Laptops and Netbooks, iPads and Tablets, iPods, Digital Cameras, Metals (Gold, Silver and Platinum--not costume jewelry). So start cleaning out those drawers and closets!

Goodsearch.com is a website powered by Yahoo - that serves as a search domain for charities.  If you use this website and designate First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, we will get compensated for every search that takes place. If you're able to set Goodsearch.com as your home page, you’ll start using it regularly, and FPCNO will benefit from it! Don’t forget to add it to your phone, home computer and other mobile devices. You can also shop with Goodshop.com or the Goodshop App, and for every purchase, a percentage will go to the church. Every little bit helps. And Goodsearch tracks how much we have earned at the top left of the page, so check it out!  Thanks, Your FUNdraising Committee.

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church?

Weekly Schedule

Sunday             9:30 am        Adult Bible Study in the Session Room.

                       10:15 am       Sunday School for children begins.

                       11:00 am       Sunday Worship.

Wednesday      9:00 am        Program of Hope (worship, with and outreach to, the less fortunate in our neighborhood—all are welcome to volunteer and/or seek help!)  in the Sanctuary.

Thursday          6:00 pm       Evening Prayer and Anointing in the Session room located by the church offices.

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

  • Deacons meeting – Tuesday, September 8, 6:30pm.
  • Pumpkin Patch meeting  – Thursday, September 10, 6:30pm.
  • New Member Class – Sunday, September 13, 1:00pm.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, September 15, 6:30pm.
  • Women United in Prayer –Saturday, September 19, 9:00am.
Date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015

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