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Worship Bulletin May 15, 2016, Easter Sunday - Sermon "An Invisible Holiday" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Children’s Sunday School will begin at 10:15am – 11:00am every Sunday

●  WEDNESDAYS – May 4th -25th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm A Supper Series “From Jesus to Christ” Come have supper at FPCNO Wednesday nights in May and enjoy the PBS FrontLine documentary telling the largely hidden story of the very beginnings of Christianity.

●  TUESDAY – May 17th, 6:30pm Deacons meeting.

●  SUNDAY – May 22nd, the Session has called a Special Congregational meeting following the 11am service. Please schedule to stay for this meeting.

●  THURSDAY – May 26th, 6:30pm Session meeting.

●  MONDAY – May 30th, Memorial Day (Church Office CLOSED)

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church? Weekly Schedule

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

             10:15 am – 11:00 am Children’s Sunday School in room 207.

                              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  or seek help!) in the Sanctuary.

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

Date: 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Worship Bulletin May 8, 2016, Mothering Sunday "Ascension Sunday" - Sermon "Our Crazy Life" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Children’s Sunday School will begin at 10:15am – 11:00am every Sunday

●  WEDNESDAYS – May 4th -25th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm A Supper Series “From Jesus to Christ” Come have supper at FPCNO Wednesday nights in May and enjoy the PBS FrontLine documentary telling the largely hidden story of the very beginnings of Christianity.

●  MONDAY – May 9th, 7:00pm Square Dance.

●  SATURDAY – May 14th, 9:00am Women United in Prayer.

●  SATURDAY – May 14th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Lakeview Crawfish Boil.

●  TUESDAY – May 17th, 6:30pm Deacons meeting.

●  SUNDAY – May 22nd, the Session has called a Special Congregational  meeting following the 11am service. Please schedule to stay for this important meeting.

●  THURSDAY – May 26th, 6:30pm Session meeting.

 Announcing the 7th Annual Bite The Tail Off Homelessness Charity Crawfish Boil - Benefitting Program of Hope Homeless Ministry                        Lakeview Presbyterian Church, Canal Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70124

This annual event held each year at Lakeview Presbyterian church helps to support the mission work of Program of Hope homeless ministry located at First Presbyterian Church on Claiborne Avenue and promises to be a day filled with food, music and fun! Each week, Program of Hope serves both the spiritual and physical needs of between 80-100 homeless men, women, and children in a welcoming and nurturing environment.  Funding shelter nights and help providing public transportation are two of the many services that are offered at Program of Hope and to which we have dedicated the funds of this annual event. Our goal this year, is the same as in years past, to receive enough donations/sponsors to cover the cost of the event so that all proceeds for ticket sales go directly to purchasing vouchers. Your continued support and participation is vital to make this event a success and makes a meaningful impact on this vital mission and shares the love of Christ to the lives of the homeless community that it serves.  To make a donation or to volunteer for this event, please call Jeff Craig at 504-352-6190. Advance tickets are available (Adult $15 / Children $8) by calling the Lakeview Presbyterian church office at 504-408-7892 or contact Jeff Craig at 504-352-6190.

 

Date: 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Worship Bulletin May 1, 2016, Communion Sunday - Sermon "Now THAT Day was a Sabbath!" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Children’s Sunday School -  will begin at 10:15am – 11:00am every Sunday

  • Fellowship Luncheon and Square Dance Sunday, May 1st. We invite you to stay after worship for a fellowship lunch and square dance with “Lost in the Holler” a local bluegrass/mountain band! We will be finished by 1.30, with plenty of time to get out to JazzFest for the afternoon/evening!
  • TUESDAY - May 3rd Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Everybody can participate on Give NOLA Day! Individuals can make online donations to participating nonprofits. The minimum donation is $10. All donations made on May 3rd will give your favorite nonprofit the opportunity to earn lagniappe dollars, awards, and hourly prizes.
  • WEDNESDAYS – May 4th -25th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm A Supper Series “From Jesus to Christ” Come have supper at FPCNO Wednesday nights in May and enjoy the PBS FrontLine documentary telling the largely hidden story of the very beginnings of Christianity.
  • SATURDAY – May 7th, 9:30am Women United in Prayer
  • MONDAY – May 9th, 7:00pm Square Dance.
  • SATURDAY – May 14th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Lakeview Crawfish Boil.
  • THURSDAY – May 26th, 6:30pm Session meeting.

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church?   Weekly Schedule

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

             10:15 am – 11:00 am  Children’s Sunday School in room 207.

                              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  or seek help!) in the Sanctuary.

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

 

Announcing the 7th Annual Bite The Tail Off Homelessness Charity Crawfish Boil

Benefitting Program of Hope Homeless Ministry, Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70124

Saturday, May 14 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This annual event held each year at Lakeview Presbyterian church helps to support the mission work of Program of Hope homeless ministry located at First Presbyterian Church on Claiborne Avenue and promises to be a day filled with food, music and fun!

Each week, Program of Hope serves both the spiritual and physical needs of between 80-100 homeless men, women, and children in a welcoming and nurturing environment.  Funding shelter nights and help providing public transportation are two of the many services that are offered at Program of Hope and to which we have dedicated the funds of this annual event. 

Our goal this year, is the same as in years past, to receive enough donations/sponsors to cover the cost of the event so that all proceeds for ticket sales go directly to purchasing vouchers. Your continued support and participation is vital to make this event a success and makes a meaningful impact on this vital mission and shares the love of Christ to the lives of the homeless community that it serves.  To make a donation or to volunteer for this event, please call Jeff Craig at 504-352-6190.

Advance tickets are available (Adult $15 / Children $8) by calling the Lakeview Presbyterian church office at 504-408-7892 or contact Jeff Craig at 504-352-6190.

Date: 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Worship Bulletin April 10, 2016, Easter Sunday - Sermon "Who ARE You, Lord?" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

About the Affirmation for this Sunday, April 10, 2016 

The Confession of 1993, (Presbyterian Church of New Zealand) - This affirmation of faith speaks in ‘triads’ that reflect our trinitarian theology. While the Presbyterian Church was established in New Zealand in 1840, since then it has moved from being a Church for white, Scottish settlers to an ethnically diverse Church that integrates orthodoxy with a respect for the gifts of South Pacific culture and reverence for creation which is very much a part of “Aotearoa”  (The native Maori name for New Zealand.) This affirmation of faith seeks not only to answer the question “Who ARE You, Lord?”, but to tie together the work of God-with-us, and identify the gifts that God gives us through faith. 

  • Children’s Sunday School - will begin at 10:15am – 11:00am on the following Sundays:  4/17, 5/8 and 5/22.
  • SUNDAY - April 17th after worship Annual Congregational meeting, to vote on 2016 Budget, the pastor’s Terms of Call and the election of New Officers.  All members are asked to stay after worship for this meeting. This meeting is also contingent on leasing negotiations with the Lycee’ Francais.
  • THURSDAY - April 21st Planned Parenthood Statehouse Rally in Baton Rouge. Join Planned Parenthood at the Louisiana Capitol in Baton Rouge to lobby for healthcare for women, families and minorities on April 21st. There is a bus that will leave from uptown New Orleans to Baton Rouge from the Costco parking lot at 7am. Register at www.standwithlouisianawomen.org
  • FRIDAY - April 22nd Langhorne Slim concert, at First Presbyterian Church doors open at 7pm show starts 8pm. Tickets $20.00.Get tickets @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2518890
  • SATURDAY - April 23rd F.P.C will be hosting the Housing and Job Fair in the Fellowship Hall from 10am-3pm.  See David Capasso for more info.
  • SUNDAY - April 24th Minute for Mission (Helen Patterson, “Restore The Mississippi Gulf Coast”).
  • TUESDAY - May 3rd Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Everybody can participate on Give NOLA Day! Individuals can make online donations to participating nonprofits. The minimum donation is $10. All donations made on May 3rd will give your favorite nonprofit the opportunity to earn lagniappe dollars, awards, and hourly prizes.

Date: 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Worship Bulletin March 27, 2016, Easter Sunday - Sermon "A Walk to Remember" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT will begin at 10:15am.

EASTER MONDAY—March 28th The church office will be closed in observance of Easter.

WEDNESDAY – March 30th. Session meeting.

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER— April 3 we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper on this, the first Sunday in April and The Annual Congregational meeting after worship to vote on 2016 budget, the pastor’s Terms of Call and the election of new officers.  All members are asked to stay after worship for this meeting.

FRIDAY – April 22nd Langhorne Slim concert, doors open at 7pm in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary.  Tickets $20.00. Get tickets @ Langhorne Slim New Orleans, LA, 2016

SATURDAY – April 23rd F.P.C will be hosting the Housing and Job Fair in the Fellowship Hall from 10am-3pm.  See David Capasso for more info.

SUNDAY –April 24th Minute for Mission (Helen Patterson, “Restore The Mississippi Gulf Coast”).

Children’s Sunday School - will begin at 10:15am – 11:00am on the following Sundays:   4/3, 4/17, 5/8 and 5/22

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church? Weekly Schedule

  • Sunday  9:30 am    Adult Bible Study in the Session Room.
  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am    Children’s Sunday School. (April 3 & 17;  May 8 & 22).
  • 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  or seek help!) in the Sanctuary.
  • Thursday 6:00 pm    Evening Prayer and Anointing in the Session room located by the church offices.

Date: 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Worship Bulletin March 6, 2016 - Sermon "Thoughts from an underemployed, tattooed, 30 year old with slightly green hair" Mr. Justin Wood, deacon

This Sunday, March 6 we welcome the band ("Lost in the Holler", Justin LeCuyer,  Ashley Hooper and Dan Wally Baker.) as our guest musicians.  

 Mr. Justin Wood will preach;  Rev. Kathy Crighton will serve communion.

The Passion of Christ: A New Orleans Musical!! 

Fox Broadcasting will host this national broadcast on air live from Waldenberg Park in New Orleans on Palm Sunday evening, March 20, 2016 8-10 PM. Hosted and narrated by New Orleans native, Tyler Perry, it will tell the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ, featuring a cast of top entertainers performing popular tunes arranged by music producer Adam Anders (Glee, Rock of Ages.) Set in modern day, The Passion will follow Jesus as he presides over the Last Supper, betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story will be performed live on stage at the Mississippi River, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from the Superdome to the live stage at Waldenberg Park. First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans has been invited to have a tent at Waldenberg also.

Would you like to help stage the Passion? "The Passion of Christ: the Musical" (which Fox is broadcasting live from New Orleans on March 20th) has a pressing need for some volunteers, to carry the enormous cross that will be used during the production. Carrying a 20 foot, 650-pound cross through the streets of New Orleans from the Superdome to Waldenberg Park is quite an undertaking. They are looking for 100 volunteers to walk the route, taking turns carrying the cross. If you are available to help on March 20, contact Pastor Fred Powell. They are also seeking short (filmed) interviews with people from all kinds of backgrounds, beliefs, ages, and races to represent New Orleans. They are interested in people who have a powerful story and who have a very personal reason for walking in the procession.

Daylight Savings Time – Sunday, March 13 (remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour, spring forward).

Children’s Sunday School - will begin at 10:15am – 11:00am on the following Sundays:   3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/8 and 5/22

HOLY WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

  • PALM SUNDAY  – 11:00 am worship, March 20 th. Join us as we celebrate Jesus' entrance to Jerusalem in word and music. We may have special musical guests from Africa!
  • PASSION!! Make plans to attend the live, local PASSION event, a rock/pop musical staged at Waldenberg Park at 8 pm. This will be televised nationally as well on Fox. 
  •  HOLY THURSDAY –6:00 pm Thursday, March 24th. Start in the Fellowship Hall with a "Stations of Deliverance" Passover experience as you make a personal, quiet, journey with Jesus through food and prayer at your own pace to 6 different stations that tell the story of Exodus and Jesus last Supper with his disciples (6pm to 6.45 pm). Then we will gather for a short communion service in the sanctuary at 6.45.
  •  GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER CENTERS -Noon to 3pm and 6pm to 7 pm Friday, March 25th. The sanctuary will be open for prayer both in the afternoon and the evening. We will have a labyrinth, stations of the cross and other devotions to help you participate in Christ's passion and death. 

 EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - 7 am, Sunday, March 27th with Parkway Presbyterian Church at the main shelter in Lafrenière Park in Metairie.

 

CHILDREN’S EASTER EGG HUNT and EASTER BONNET COMPETITION FOR ADULTS AND KIDS – 10:30 am, Easter Morning, Sunday, March 27th. Make a wild and crazy beautiful bonnet and wear it before church on Easter Morning. We also ask that you bring either plastic eggs or a bag of candy to put in the eggs...for the kids (and well, may be couple of Gold Brick Eggs for adults…) Bring your children and grandchildren for the fun!

 EASTER SERVICE of THE RESURRECTION - 11am Easter Sunday, March 27th  Bring your family and friends for this joyous Communion service. In all the excitement, please don’t forget to bring canned goods and donations for the hungry!

 EASTER MONDAY—March 28th The church office will be closed in observance of Easter.

 

Date: 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Worship Bulletin February 28, 2016 - Sermon "An Alternate Energy Source" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Children’s Sunday School - Sunday, Feb. 28 from 10:15am to 11:00am.
  • Donations of Easter “filled eggs” for the EASTER EGG HUNT – Please keep in mind to buy candy that will not soften inside of the plastic eggs.
  • The Passion of Christ: A New Orleans Musical!! Fox Broadcasting will host this national broadcast on air live from Waldenburg Park in New Orleans on Palm Sunday evening, March 20, 2016 8-10 PM. Hosted and narrated by New Orleans native, Tyler Perry, it will tell the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ, featuring a cast of top entertainers performing popular tunes arranged by music producer Adam Anders (Glee, Rock of Ages.) Set in modern day, The Passion will follow Jesus as he presides over the Last Supper, betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story will be performed live on stage at the Mississippi River, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from the Superdome to the live stage at Waldenburg Park. First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans has been invited to have a tent at Waldenburg also.
  • Would you like to help stage the Passion? "The Passion of Christ: the Musical" (which Fox is broadcasting live from New Orleans on March 20th) has a pressing need for some volunteers, to carry the enormous cross that will be used during the production. Carrying a 20 foot, 650-pound cross through the streets of New Orleans from the Superdome to Waldenburg Park is quite an undertaking. They are looking for 100 volunteers to walk the route, taking turns carrying the cross. If you are available to help on March 20, contact Pastor Fred Powell. They are also seeking short (filmed) interviews with people from all kinds of backgrounds, beliefs, ages, and races to represent New Orleans. They are interested in people who have a powerful story and who have a very personal reason for walking in the procession.

March Calendar

  • Women United in Prayer – Saturday, March 5, 9am.
  • Daylight Savings Time – Sunday, March 13 (remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour, spring forward).
  • Square Dancing – Monday, March 14, 7pm

HOLY WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY  – 11:00 am worship, March 20th. Join us as we celebrate Jesus' entrance to Jerusalem in word and music. We may have special musical guests from Africa! PASSION!! Make plans to attend the live, local PASSION event, a rock/pop musical staged at Waldenburg Park at 8 pm. This will be televised nationally as well on Fox. 

HOLY THURSDAY –6:00 pm Thursday, March 24th. Start in the Fellowship Hall with a "Stations of Deliverance" Passover experience as you make a personal, quiet,  journey with Jesus through food and prayer at your own pace to 6 different stations that tell the story of Exodus and Jesus last Supper with his disciples (6pm to 6.45 pm). Then we will gather for a short communion service in the sanctuary at 6.45.

GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER CENTERS -Noon to 3pm and 6pm to 7 pm Friday, March 25th. The sanctuary will be open for prayer both in the afternoon and the evening. We will have a labyrinth, stations of the cross and other devotions to help you participate in Christ's passion and death. 

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - 7 am, Sunday, March 27th with Parkway Presbyterian Church at the main shelter in Lafrenière Park in Metairie.

CHILDREN’S EASTER EGG HUNT and EASTER BONNET COMPETITION FOR ADULTS AND KIDS – 10:30 am, Easter Morning, Sunday, March 27th. Make a wild and crazy beautiful bonnet and wear it before church on Easter Morning. We also ask that you bring either plastic eggs or a bag of candy to put in the eggs...for the kids (and well, may be couple of Gold Brick Eggs for adults…) Bring your children and grandchildren for the fun!

EASTER SERVICE of THE RESURRECTION - 11am Easter Sunday, March 27th  Bring your family and friends for this joyous Communion service. In all the excitement, please don’t forget to bring canned goods and donations for the hungry!

EASTER MONDAY—March 28th the church office will be closed in observance of Easter.

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church?

Weekly Schedule

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

        10:15 am – 11:00 am    Children’s Sunday School. (Feb 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, February 25, 2016

Worship Bulletin February 14, 2016 - Sermon "Love, God" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Passion of Christ: A New Orleans Musical!!  - Fox Broadcasting will host this national broadcast on air live from Waldenburg Park in New Orleans on Palm Sunday evening, March 20, 2016 8-10 PM. Hosted and narrated by New Orleans native, Tyler Perry, it will tell the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ, featuring a cast of top entertainers performing popular tunes arranged by music producer Adam Anders (Glee, Rock of Ages.) Set in modern day, The Passion will follow Jesus as he presides over the Last Supper, betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story will be performed live on stage at the Mississippi River, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from the Superdome to the live stage at Waldenburg Park. First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans has been invited to have a tent at Waldenburg also.

Would you like to help stage the Passion? "The Passion of Christ: the Musical" (which Fox is broadcasting live from New Orleans on March 20th) has a pressing need for some volunteers, most likely on February 17th to practice carrying the enormous cross that will be used during the production. (The city still needs to confirm this date). Carrying a 20 foot, 650-pound cross through the streets of New Orleans from the Superdome to Waldenburg Park is quite an undertaking, plus figuring out timing for a LIVE broadcast in March needs to be practiced. They are looking for 50 volunteers to walk the route on Wednesday, February 17th from 7-9pm, taking turns carrying the cross (again, city still needs to confirm this date). This will not be filmed; it is a trial run. If you are available to help, contact Pastor Fred Powell.

They are also seeking short (filmed) interviews with people from all kinds of backgrounds, beliefs, ages, and races to represent New Orleans. They are interested in people who have a powerful story and who have a very personal reason for walking in the procession.

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

Date: 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Worship Bulletin February 7, 2016 - Sermon "The Big Reveal" Rev. Fred J. Powell

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come join the Schutt family today, 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-Saturday, February 11-13, 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.

  • 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.

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church? Weekly Schedule

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

             10:15 am – 11:00 am   Children’s Sunday School. (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: 

Friday, February 5, 2016

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

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