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worship bulletin - Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Sermon “Ten Years Later”, Rev. Kathleen Crighton

FPCNO  and 10 Years of Recovery

 As soon as it was possible to come back, Pastor Cliff Nunn was the first person to set foot in the flooded and ruined sanctuary at FPCNO after Katrina. When he arrived, the weather-faded paper “worship canceled" sign (see the

bulletin cover) on the doors was still there, despite 175 mile an hour winds. This sign still hangs in the church office. While Pastor Cliff is no longer with us, Zane Fisher is here to welcome you to worship this morning and point out not only how far Katrina came, (marked on the front doors of the sanctuary with a tiny brass plaque) but how far we all have come. The first worship service following the hurricane was October 2, 2015 at the home of Rev. Kathleen Crighton, who is preaching this morning. By the first Sunday of November, the Fellowship Hall at FPCNO was fitted out for worship and the congregation met there until the Sanctuary was habitable—though mostly bare. It took nearly 7 years to complete the restoration of the building.

Bells--The hand bells that are rung in worship today were lovingly restored piece by piece by Nieta Nunn, May and Larry Ball, Mary Brashears and other people. They are a testimony in brass to the praise we give God for continuity and recovery. The bell in the steeple is the original church bell that sounded curfew during the Civil War for the occupied city of New Orleans. It rode out the storm though one of the spires above was broken and repaired. Former member, Ralph Pretus was heavily involved in getting it restored, although it took some time, ingenuity, skill...and favors with roofing companies he worked with!

Pews and furnishings--You are sitting in pews that were hand made for the congregation of First Presbyterian in 1856 and graced the sanctuary on Lafayette Square and then here on Claiborne Ave until the flood in 2005. Many individuals and churches donated $2000 per pew to have them restored to use by Tom Ford, a cabinetmaker in Baton Rouge. The Palmer communion table and lectern, masterpieces of New Orleans cabinetry, were restored thanks to sustained efforts by Bill and Betty Norris. We give deep thanks to our neighbor, Dr. John Estrada who was instrumental in so much of the recovery. We also remember with fondness the late Carl Bennett who basically rewired the whole church, as well as repeat volunteer George Cheatle, and the many churches and individuals whose generous gifts of time and capital have helped First Presbyterian serve so many, so faithfully 10 years on. 

1916 Austin Organ and Grand Piano—Ironically, this wonderful organ replaced an previous instrument that was ruined in the savage hurricane in 1915 that brought down the spire of the church steeple too.   In 2005, when Pastor Cliff and Peter Cho opened the organ blower, it still had gallons of flood water in it, so they were shocked and pleasantly surprised that it actually worked, once dried out, oiled and put back together. Greg Nussel, our organist at the time, flipped the organ switch, and the motor sprang to life and the old girl has been playing beautifully ever since. 

The grand piano was a special project of this congregation and of Pastor Cliff Nunn who faithfully served this church from April 20, 1994 until his death in New Orleans on May 25, 2008. Pete Wolbrette, a trumpeter and his wife, Beth Turner, offered FPCNO one of their personal pianos at a reduced rate. The piano was placed in use shortly before Pastor Cliff Nunn’s memorial service.  It was Cliff’s energy, imagination, enthusiasm and love of God that moved so many people locally and across the USA to revive this church and rebuild this Broadmoor neighborhood, when many churches closed their doors and neighborhoods deteriorated. Broadmoor is a model and a byword for community involvement and strategic planning in the United States.

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.

Date: 
Friday, August 28, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, August 23, 2015 - Sermon “Can Jesus take the “H” out of “Threat’?”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

Funeral Arrangements for Lori Zastrow - Lori was the accountant for several years in the office at FPCNO and the Child Development Program (CDP).  She was only 53 years old, a wonderful person who is remembered by her friends here at FPCNO.  She died on August 4th, 2015.  There will be a service at St John's Lutheran Church, 3937 Canal St, NOLA, on September. 5th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gift donations may be made to the Historic New Orleans Collection. Condolences for Lori can be made on online at legacy.com.  She has three brothers and two sisters and is also survived by her parents.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Men's Trivia Night at “Tracey's bar” Tuesday, August 25, 7pm‏ - The Men of the Church will once again display our prowess in the realm of trivia this coming Tuesday at Tracey's Bar (2604 Magazine St.) starting at 7pm. Bring your thinking caps.
  • Children’s Sunday School will begin Sunday, August 30  - Sunday School for younger children (Kindergarden-2nd grade) and older children (3d-6th) will be meeting in Room 207 and Room 208 respectively at 10.20 each Sunday.
  • 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.

  • 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!
  • GREETERS/LITURGISTS NEEDED - We are needing greeters for Sundays beginning August 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.

    “You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride...” --Job 30.22 Ten Years after Katrina; a week of Remembrance and Hope August 26-30, 2015

Wednesday, August 26 --7.00pm New Orleans Presbyterian Churches will gather for evening worship and remembrance at Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church, (105 Codifer Ave, Metairie, LA) All the churches of the Metro New Orleans area will be represented. Saturday,

August 29--10 years after the storm --8.30 am -1.00 pm Broadmoor Community Work Day at First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans groups from Tulane University, local businesses and the FPCNO community will gather to work on some fix-it projects around the church and grounds. Please wear comfortable clothes! (see Broadmoor flyer for more details) --

3.30pm Broadmoor Neighborhood Interfaith Worship Service The congregations that spearheaded the recovery post Katrina (including FPCNO) are offering a creative interfaith worship service at Annunciation Episcopal Church, (4505 S. Claiborne Ave, NOLA) -

5.00 pm Second Line Parade and Broadmoor Block Party starting from Annunciation Episcopal to the Keller Library (4300 S. Broad St, NOLA) with music, banners and gifts for the community garden. The Block Party will be held at the Library. --

7.00 pm FPCNO Hurricane Anniversary Potluck and Party, at Randy and Dee Boling’s house (6522 Argonne Blvd, New Orleans, LA). The potluck will be reminiscent of the ritual meal we shared on the anniversary in the first years of recovery. Sign up for a dish via email with Dee. (drummeyd@yahoo.com) You are invited to bring dishes to share that have an association with the Gulf Coast pre and post Katrina. Some suggestions for ingredients are... cane syrup, rice, dill pickles and pickled vegetables, spam, oysters, shrimp, grits, corn, etc. You are also invited to bring a note with your dish explaining its associations for you and your family. Adult libations, soft drinks and juices are welcomed also.

Sunday, August 30 --11 am Service of Worship Celebrating Hope at First Presbyterian. Rev. Kathy Crighton, preaching, with special music and readings. Please invite your friends and neighbors. The service will also begin shortly before 11 am with a hymn sing; please come a little early. “

AUGUST CALENDAR

  • Session – Tuesday, August 18, 6:30pm.
  • September/October Newsletter deadline – Friday, August 21.
  • Budget Committee – Tuesday, August 25, 7:00pm.
  • Men’s Night – Tuesday, August 25, 7pm. Tracey’s bar, 2604 Magazine St.
  • Katrina Remembrance Weekend–Saturday, August 29, 7pm(Party), Sunday, August 30 (Worship Service)
Date: 
Friday, August 21, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Sermon “The Tiffany Effect”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

About the Bulletin Cover - 1898 Tiffany Glass window from the art collection at Lafayette College, Easton PA, depicting the emperor Charlemagne and his librarian, Alcuin (who wrote our prayer of confession this morning). In the middle of the Dark Ages, (@780 AD) Charlemagne did an odd thing. he invited an English scholar, Alcuin, to bring education to the kingdom of the Franks (now France, Germany,the Netherlands and Belgium). It turnout that at 39, the emperor of the largest empire since the fall of Rome...was illiterate. Charlemagne was so impressed by what he learned that he decreed that all male children in his empire should be schooled. Alcuin’s ideas about education eventually brought about not only the first universities, but also the written form of the alphabet that we us to this day. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

September/october newsletter deadline is friday, august 21 – PLEASE have your articles sent to K.C. Carmichael at cajunke84@gmail.com.  Articles sent after August 21 will not get published.

“Bookoo Rueda” Cuban Salsa – Tonight, August 9. 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 – Will return Monday, August 10. 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 enjoy some red beans and rice for $2.00 and square dance your heart away.

Katrina Remembrance weekendparty Saturday, August 29 and worship service Sunday, August 30. The party on Saturday August 29 will be at 7pm and take place at Dee and Randy Boling's house at 6522 Argonne Blvd. This once annual event, hosted in the years immediately following Katrina, will provide a safe space for both tears and laughter. Join us for shared commemorative fellowship as we recognize the 10th Anniversary of Katrina and the Levee Failures. All are welcome! This event is open to all whether you lived here before Katrina or not; whether you flooded or not, or whether you mourn what we've lost, or celebrate what we've gained. The event will focus on the resilience of First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans and its members. By being together, we join our individual strengths to form an unbreakable bond that will lift us up in spirit and in love. Worship on Sunday, August 30 will have moved from Lament for what was, to a celebration of what is becoming…and a few fun surprises are in store.

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. 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 for Sundays beginning August 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.

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.

AUGUST CALENDAR

  • “Bookoo Rueda” Cuban Salsa – Sunday, August 9, 6:00pm.
  • Square Dancing – Monday, August 10, 7:30pm.
  • Deacons – Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm.
  • Worship Committee – Wednesday, August 12, 7:00pm.
  • Session – Tuesday, August 18, 6:30pm.
  • September/October Newsletter deadline – Friday, August 21.
  • Budget Committee – Tuesday, August 25, 7:00pm.
  • Katrina Remembrance Weekend–Saturday, August 29, 7pm(Party); Sunday, August 30 (Worship Service)
Date: 
Friday, August 7, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, August 2, 2015 - Sermon “The Bread Trick”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

Youth Gathering Pool Party - Saturday, August 8 from 1-4, located at 754 Florida Blvd, New Orleans 70124 - My name is Tracy Rene Helms-Capasso and I am from First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. "l have a dream" of forming a greater New Orleans youth fellowship with you. I am excited about doing this because I know my youth group involvement was very helpful to me as a teenager.  I have a date and time for a first gathering and hope you will help me spread the word to as many youth and their parents as you can.

“Bookoo Rueda” Cuban Salsa – Will return Sunday, August 8. 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 – Will return Monday, August 10. 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 enjoy some red beans and rice for $2.00 and square dance your heart away.

Katrina Remembrance weekendparty Saturday, August 29 and worship service Sunday, August 30. The party on Saturday August 29 will be at 7pm and take place at Dee and Randy Boling's house at 6522 Argonne Blvd. This once annual event, hosted in the years immediately following Katrina, will provide a safe space for both tears and laughter. Join us for shared commemorative fellowship as we recognize the 10th Anniversary of Katrina and the Levee Failures. All are welcome! This event is open to all whether you lived here before Katrina or not; whether you flooded or not, or whether you mourn what we've lost, or celebrate what we've gained. The event will focus on the resilience of First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans and its members. By being together, we join our individual strengths to form an unbreakable bond that will lift us up in spirit and in love. Worship on Sunday, August 30 will have moved from Lament for what was, to a celebration of what is becoming…and a few fun surprises are in store.

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.

AUGUST CALENDAR

  • Christian Ed. – Tuesday, August 4, 6:30pm at PJ’s Coffee, 800 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005.
  • Building and Grounds Committee – Thursday, August 6, 6:30pm.
  • Youth Gathering Pool Party – Saturday, August 8, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 754 Florida Blvd, New Orleans 70124.
  • “Bookoo Rueda” Cuban Salsa – Sunday, August 9, 6:00pm.
  • Square Dancing – Monday, August 10, 7:30pm.
  • Deacons – Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm.
  • Session – Tuesday, August 18, 6:30pm.
  • Budget Committee – Tuesday, August 25, 7:00pm.
  • Katrina Remembrance Weekend–Saturday, August 29, 7pm(Party);  Sunday, August 30 (Worship Service)
Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, July 26, 2015 - Sermon “Stepping Stones”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Youth Gathering - Dear Parents and Youth Leaders, My name is Tracy Rene Helms-Capasso and I am from First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. "l have a dream" of forming a greater New Orleans youth fellowship with you. I am excited about doing this because I know my youth group involvement was very helpful to me as a teenager.  I have a date and time for a first gathering and hope you will help me spread the word to as many youth and their parents as you can.

  • Saturday, August 8 from 1-4 pool party located at 754 Florida Blvd, New Orleans 70124

Here is what I have been envisioning thus far: using the themes from this year of Camp Agape, Montreat and MO Ranch. To grow spiritually, meeting regularly for support, connection and putting on God's armor, doing fun things, doing service things, learning how we can take opportunities to further God's Kingdom. Hope you will add your ideas to these, and at the pool party I will ask the youth.

 

Please send this message out to youth and parents and copy me so I can follow progress. Also this is all the contact information I have for you so please send phone numbers. If you are not able to help with this effort but know someone who is please give me information to contact him/her.

I am hoping there will be youth from each of these summer conferences who can come to this event and we can begin to flesh out these themes for everyone. Alex Pappas I know you attended two and could you help me gather as much information on them as possible. Contact the youth from those events and tell them about August 8.

Blessings to you all and thanks for your consideration of this matter, 

Contact: Tracy Rene' (cell) 919-619-6579; email tracyhelms@mindspring.com

LITURGISTS NEEDED - We are needing readers/liturgist for worship beginning August 9 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 – Will return beginning Sunday, August 9. 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 – Will return Monday, August 10. 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 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.

JULY CALENDAR

  • Katrina Memorial Service – Sunday, August 2, during worship service.
  • Christian Ed. meeting – Tuesday, August 4, 6:30pm at PJ’s Coffee, 800 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005.
  • Youth Group Pool Party - Saturday, August 8, 1:00p, - 4:00pm, location: 754 Florida Blvd, New Orleans 70124
  • “Bookoo Rueda” Cuban Salsa – Sunday, August 9, 6:00pm.
  • Square Dancing – Monday, August 10, 7:30pm.
  • Deacons meeting – Tuesday, August 11, 6:30pm.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, August 18, 6:30pm.
  • Budget Committee meeting – Tuesday, August 25, 7:00pm.
Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Sermon “The Perfect Second Line”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are given to the glory of God, and in memory of Mr. Murray Winston Brashears by his wife, Mary Frances; his daughter, Shanda and his granddaughters, Anaïs and Cylia,. 

Flowers are also given in worship this morning to the Glory of God and to celebrate the life of Alton Ray "'Rita Ray" Anderson (November 16, 1963-July 8, 2015) , whose life and witness to the resurrection were celebrated here yesterday. They are given by his partner, Les Falgout and his parents, the Hon. Carlton and Peggy Anderson and dear friends Matt Steen and David Lowry. 

About the Prelude today - In 2003 May Ball, Shanda Brashears, Peter Cho and the choir (including Murray!) and musicians of First Presbyterian Church New Orleans recorded a live concert of Christmas music in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. This album is still available from Amazon for $8.99. Use your smart phone and this QR code for more information.

The Men of the church will be congregating at the church next Thursday at 7pm for this month's Men's Night. The task is TBD but it will involve food, drinks, and fellowship as always.

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.

JULY CALENDAR

  • Session meeting – Tuesday, July 21, 6:30pm.
  • Men’s Night – Thursday, July 23, 7:00pm.

 

Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Sermon “No Time to Eat”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Musical Memorial Service for Murray Brashears - During our regular 11 am worship service on Sunday, July 19th, 2015, you are invited to participate in a “Celebration of Music and Thanksgiving for the Life of Murray Brashears", who died March 10, 2015 here in New Orleans. Murray was a staunch, lifelong Presbyterian and an enthusiastic supporter of this church, as well as a husband, father and grandfather. He loved New Orleans and music (which lives on in Mary Frances and Shanda and his granddaughters) so it is fitting that we celebrate with special music this day, a second line and a repast in the Fellowship Hall. Please come be part of this service of witness and thankfulness to God. Memorials in Murray’s honor may be made to First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans.       

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.

JULY CALENDAR

  • Deacon’s meeting – Wednesday, July 8, 6:30pm.
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church Mission Group from Seattle,Washington will be residing here from July 10-12.
  • Music Memorial Service for Murray Brashears during worship - Sunday, July 19.
  • Session meeting – Tuesday, July 21, 6:30pm.
Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, July 5, 2015 - Sermon “Himdependance Day”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Musical Memorial Service for Murray Brashears - During  our regular 11 am worship service on Sunday, July 19th, 2015  you are invited participate in a “Celebration of Music and Thanksgiving for the Life of Murray Brashears", who died March 10, 2015 here in New Orleans. Murray was a staunch, lifelong Presbyterian and an enthusiastic supporter of this church, as well as a husband, father and grandfather. He loved New Orleans and music (which lives on in Mary Frances and Shanda and his granddaughters) so it is fitting that we celebrate with special music this day, a second line and a repast in the Fellowship Hall. Please come be part of this service of witness and thankfulness to God. Memorials in Murray’s honor may be made to First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans. 

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.

JULY CALENDAR

  • Church Office Closed – Monday, July 6. In observance of July 4th.
  • Family Ministries Mission Group from Greenville, TN will be residing here from June 28 – July 3.
  • Deacon’s meeting – Wednesday, July 8, 6:30pm
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church Mission Group from Seattle, Washington will be residing here from July 10-12.
Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sermon “Lo, How the Mighty Have Fallen”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We say goodbye to Elder Dariush Montasserasadi this Sunday, June 28. Just this month Dariush received not only his Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of New Orleans, but also a job offer doing postdoctoral work and research at Alfred University of Rochester, NY! He will be moving at the first of July up north to begin a new life. Dariush was baptized here and joined FPCNO and is currently serving as an Elder. He will be missed!

TKO Karate with Bruce Sandifer, There is a new teacher in our house. Do your kids or you want to learn karate? Bruce would love for you to join his dojo. Karate meets every Wednesday of the week from 6pm-8pm in the Children’s Sunday School room. If interested contact Bruce Sandifer 985-773-8478.

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.

JUNE CALENDAR

  • Session Meeting – Tuesday, June 30, 6:30pm.

JULY CALENDAR

  • Happy 4th of July – Saturday, July 4.
  • Church Office Closed – Monday, July 6. In observance of July 4th.
  • Family Ministries Mission Group from Greenville, TN will be residing here from June 28 – July 3
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church Mission Group from Seattle, Washington will be residing here from July 10-12.
Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015

worship bulletin - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Sermon “Bringing Up Father”, Rev. Fred J. Powell, III

BOOKS NEEDED - Do you have any paper back novels you are finished reading? If you do First Presbyterian Church are collecting and donating them to West Jefferson Health Care Center, One of our beloved members resides there and asked if we could bring them some books to read. Novels, mystery, romance, etc. The residence there enjoy reading a good book. You can bring them to First Presbyterian Church 5401, South Claiborne Ave. or if you prefer and reside on the westbank you can bring then to West Jefferson Health Care Center, 1020 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, La.70058; 504-362-2020. 

“I DO” Same Sex Wedding Extravaganza and Party - In anticipation of a positive outcome in the Supreme Court this month, New Orleans will host it’s first wedding show for the LGBTQ community, Friday night, June 26 from 7 to 10 pm at “The Chicory” (610 S. Peters St, New Orleans) First Pres of New Orleans will have a booth and will be the first mainstream church to welcome same sex couples to celebrate their marriages in a church setting.  There will be food and music; a fashion show and an open bar. Tickets are $25 in advance ($35 at the door) and VIP tickets for $50 include a swag bag, early meet and greet at 6.30 and reserved seating. Tickets may be ordered online athttp://decadence.tickleap.com/decadence-says-i-do  We hope to have a large contingent from First Presbyterian Church!

TKO Karate with Bruce Sandifer, There is a new teacher in our house. Do your kids or you want to learn karate? Bruce would love for you to join his dojo. Karate meets every Wednesday of the week from 6pm-8pm in the Children’s Sunday School room. If interested contact Bruce Sandifer 985-773-8478.

 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.

JUNE CALENDAR

  • “I Do Wedding Show” – Friday, June 26, 7pm – 10pm. at the Chicory, 610 South Peters St.
  • Session Meeting – Tuesday, June 30, 6:30pm.

JULY CALENDAR

  • Happy 4th of July – Saturday, July 4.
  • Family Ministries Mission Group from Greenville, TN will be residing here from June 28 – July 3
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church Mission Group from Seattle, Washington will be residing here from July 10-12.
Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2015

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