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Worship Bulletin January 31, 2016 - Sermon "Claimed by God" Elder, Patricia Hew Lee Ellezey

We will welcome Patricia Ellezey to our pulpit Sunday, Jan. 31! - Elder Patricia Hew Lee Ellezey  comes to us from Chinese Presbyterian Church where she is an elder as well as a past moderator of our synod, the Synod of the Sun. Although trained as a zoologist, this New Orleans native has an advanced education degree as well as a degree from Austin Theological Seminary (PCUSA). When she is not teaching, or working in the business world, or preaching, she is enjoying her 3 children and 4 grandchildren, either here in Louisiana or ‘snowbird”ing it up in Connecticut! We welcome her back to First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans.

Alla and King Arthur Parades are Sunday, Jan. 31! - Peter Cho (Krewe of Alla) and Fred Powell (Krewe of King Arthur) invite you to come enjoy the fun along the uptown parade route after church today. The King Arthur Parade will roll at 1 pm (Fred will be on Float 28 “Olympus”, downstairs in 3rd place, on the neutral ground side) followed by the Krewe of Alla Parade at 2 pm (Peter will be on the “Jimmy Buffett” float on the neutral ground side).

Come join the Schutt family Sunday, Jan. 31 for parade watching at 3915 St. Charles Ave. neutral ground side b/t General Taylor & Constantinople.  Leslie (715-0255) or Mark (931-6321) Schutt.

Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper and Worship Service - Wednesday, February 10th, 6 pm  We will start with a pancake supper (there will be accommodations for people with sugar/gluten issues) and then have a short worship service afterwards.  This marks the beginning of the 40 days of preparation before Easter. “Yesterday’s palms are today’s ashes.”

National PCUSA meeting will be at FPCNO right after Mardi Gras - FPCNO is hosting the final meeting of the national PCUSA Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) committee meeting Thursday-Friday, February 11-12, 2016. This is a high visibility General Assembly committee that is charged with making recommendations to the 222nd General Assembly meeting in Portland this June about divestment of companies doing business in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. This General Assembly committee is where the big hot-button issues this June will be discussed: Will the PCUSA divest its stock holding in companies that are alleged to be committing war crimes in Gaza and the West Bank? There are many who feel that doing so will put the state of Israel in jeopardy, and many others who feel that not to do so is serious lapse in moral and ethical judgement. The meetings are open to the public and will be held Thursday from 11am to 7 pm and Friday from 11 am to 4 pm. This is not the first time that FPCNO has had a role in changing the course of Presbyterian and US history; FPCNO held the meeting to form the Southern Presbyterian Church here in 1861! Let us pray that we can help foster the cause of justice and mercy in 2016!

FEBRUARY CALENDAR

Children’s Sunday School - Will be held on Feb. 14, 28 from 10:15am to 11:00am.

  • Square Dancing – Monday, February 1, 7pm.
  • Mardi Gras Day (Church Office CLOSED) – Tuesday, February 9.
  • F.P.C Pancake Supper Service – Wednesday, February 10, 6pm.
  • MRTI Presbytery meeting – Thurs., Feb. 11, 11am-7pm;  Fri., Feb. 12, 12pm – 5pm.
  • Women United in Prayer – Saturday, February 13, 9am.

Date: 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Worship Bulletin January 24, 2016 - Sermon "Epistle to the Americans - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alla and King Arthur Parades are next week!! - Peter Cho (Krewe of Alla) and Fred Powell (Krewe of King Arthur)  invite you to come enjoy the fun along the uptown parade route after church on Sunday, January 31st. The King Arthur Parade will roll at 1 pm (Fred will be on Float 28 “Olympus”, downstairs in 3d place, on the neutral ground side) followed by the Krewe of Alla Parade at 2 pm (Peter will be on the “Jimmy Buffett” float on the neutral ground side).

Come join the Schutts family next Sunday, Jan. 31st, for parade watching at 3915 St. Charles Ave. neutral ground side b/t General Taylor & Constantinople.  Leslie (715-0255) or Mark (931-6321) Schutt  

The Movie “God’s Not Dead 2” – Monday, January 25. 7:pm at the AMC in Harahan, La. Pure Flix invites you and a guest to a very special pre-release screening of GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to God’s Not Dead. In this new movie, an epic court case could expel God from the public square once and for all. Go to the link below to reserve your free seat/s.     https://t.e2ma.net/click/n7leue/ba017l/3vzx2e

Newsletters are available in the Narthex - Please pick up a newsletter if you have not received one…you will need it to know all the upcoming activities for January and February!

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 church. 

JANUARY CALENDAR

Children’s Sunday School - Will be held on Jan. 24; Feb. 14, 28 from 10:15am to 11:00am.

  • Deacons meeting – Wednesday, January 26, 6:30pm.

Date: 

Friday, January 22, 2016

worship bulletin - Sunday, January 17, 2016 - Sermon “God in the Planning”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The Movie “God’s Not Dead 2” – Monday, January 25. 7:pm at the AMC in Harahan, La. Pure Flix invites you and a guest to a very special pre-release screening of GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to God’s Not Dead. In this new movie, an epic court case could expel God from the public square once and for all. Go to the link below to reserve your free seat/s.     https://t.e2ma.net/click/n7leue/ba017l/3vzx2e
  • Thank You! - Thank you to everyone who helped decorate the sanctuary for Christmas; plan worship and fellowship and parties; and thank you to those who brought friends and relatives to be part of our joy, and finally, as we wound up the Christmas season..."blessed are those who help clean up; for they shall see second helpings of King Cake!” (2nd Endymion 1.10)
  • Newsletters are available in the Narthex - Please pick up a newsletter if you have not received one…you will need it to know all the upcoming activities for January and February!
  • 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 church. 

JANUARY CALENDAR

Children’s Sunday School - will be held on Jan. 17, 24; Feb. 14, 28 from 10:15am – 11:am.

  • Session meeting – Wednesday, January 20, 6:30pm.
  • Deacon’s meeting – Tuesday, January 26, 6:30pm.

 

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church?   Weekly Schedule

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

       10:15 am – 11:00am   Children’s Sunday School. (Jan. 17 & 24. Feb 14 & 28).

                        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.

Date: 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

worship bulletin - Sunday, January 10, 2016 - Sermon “Learning to Swim in the Liquid Church”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

      ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Breaking Up Christmas Luncheon Today after worship - Christmas has just arrived and you are invited to stay for a gumbo lunch after worship and help  take down the Christmas tree, and carefully store the ornaments, light’s, wreaths, nativity set, and all the trappings of Christmas!
  • 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.

JANUARY CALENDAR

  • Cuban Salsa – Every Sunday evening, at  6:00pm.
  • Square Dance – Monday, January 11. 7:30pm.
  • Building and Grounds meeting – Tuesday, January 12, 6:30pm.
  • Session Meeting – Wednesday, January 20, 6:30pm.

Date: 

Friday, January 8, 2016

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

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