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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

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

DECEMBER CALENDAR

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

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

 

Date: 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

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

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

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

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

Date: 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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

          ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 NOVEMBER CALENDAR

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

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

Date: 

Friday, November 6, 2015

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

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

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Date: 

Friday, October 30, 2015

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

                                  ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers Needed October 17

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

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

OCTOBER CALENDAR

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

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

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

Date: 

Friday, October 9, 2015

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Have you signed up to volunteer for a shift?

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

We promise you will have lots of FUN.

Ten Ways YOU can Make October at FPCNO a Success!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OCTOBER CALENDAR

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

Date: 

Friday, October 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

http://www.seminarycanoerental.com 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What’s happening at First Presbyterian Church?

Weekly Schedule

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

                       10:15 am       Sunday School for children begins.

                       11:00 am       Sunday Worship.

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

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

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

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

Date: 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

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

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