Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Sermon: “A New Worshiping Community” Rev. Crawford Brubaker

Rev. Shirley R. Frazier – September 2, 1939 – April 18, 2017 **** She died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Please pray for her husband Dave and keep her family in your prayers. Rev. Frazier will be missed, but we can find comfort in knowing that she is eternally with our Lord in heaven. A funeral is scheduled Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette, IN. A memorial service will held at Faith Presbyterian Church in Harvey, La. at a later date.

Mrs. Gloria DeValcourt Marcotte - December 10, 1926 - April 4, 2017 **** She died peacefully on Tuesday evening April 4 at the assisted living facility in California where she has lived since 2011. There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, May 16 at 11:am at the chapel of the Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. In her instructions (written in February 2011), she had asked that her friends from First Presbyterian be invited and that the minister or other lay elder of the church preside. Mrs. Gloria Marcotte was a member of First Presbyterian from 2006-2011.

The Tulane Concert Band is presenting its annual spring concert on April 26 with a program of all Latin music.  This free event starts promptly at 7:30pm, in Dixon Hall on Tulane University’s uptown campus. Please invite your congregation to join us: the hour-long concert will be followed by a 'milk & cookies' reception for audience members to meet our band students! Children are welcome & the facility is fully accessible. No tickets or rsvps are required!

Come join one of the Book Groups -  The book reading and discussion is:

America’s Original Sin “Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America”

The readings will last for 6 weeks and there are four groups you can join.

Bruce’s group will meet during the adult Sunday School @ 9:30am.

Wayne’s group will meet on Sundays @ 12:30pm in the session room.

Hoy’s group will meet on Tuesdays @ 7pm in room 207.

Tracy’s group will meet on Wednesdays @ 6pm in room 207.

Give Nola Day, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event raised $4 million from 28,000+ donations across the nation. This year, we hope to do even more! GiveNOLA Day is based on other successful giving days hosted by community foundations across the country.

Why give on May 2nd through - While we encourage you to support your local nonprofits with year-round giving, we are creating a special event on May 2 – a charitable holiday. It’s our day to celebrate the Greater New Orleans region's spirit of generosity and support the work of our nonprofits. Plus, your dollars during the 24-hour period will be amplified by proportional “lagniappe funds,” as well as possible awards and hourly prizes.


  • Wednesday, April 26, 7:00pm – Session meeting.
  • Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm – Men’s Night. The Men of the Church will be meeting at the church.
  • Saturday, April 29, 12pm – 7pm - “Big Easy” AA Group special meeting in the Fellowship Hall.


  • Monday, May 8, 7:00pm – Square Dancing. Come have some fun in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 7:00pm – Metropolitan Church board meeting in the conference room.



  • 9:30pm                 (America’s Original Sin)                Session room (Bruce Robertson book reading and discussion group)
  • 10:15am               Children’s Sunday School              Room 207
  • 11am                       Sunday Worship                        Sanctuary
  •  12:30pm               (America’s Original Sin)                Session room (Wayne Lee book reading and discussion group)
  • 6pm-9pm                  Cuban Salsa                             Fellowship Hall (Bookoo Rueda all are welcome)


  • 1pm-3pm             Program of Hope Setup                  Sanctuary


  • 7pm-9pm            (America’s Original Sin)                   Room 207 (Hoy Hughes book reading and discussion group)
  • 7pm-10pm          “Big Easy” AA Group                       Fellowship Hall (Anyone needing guidance is welcome to come)


  • 9am-10:30am          Program of Hope                        Sanctuary (worship, and outreach to less fortunate, all are welcome to volunteer or seek help)
  • 6pm-8pm             (America’s Original Sin)                 Room 207 (Tracy Rene’ book reading and discussion group)


  • 6pm-7pm               Meditation Service                       Session room
  • 6pm-8:30pm           Metropolitan Church                    Fellowship Hall


  • 8pm-11pm            Tango dancing                               Fellowship Hall


Friday, April 21, 2017

Presbyterian Fun Fact

There are about 75 million Reformed/Presbyterian Christians worldwide and about 2.5 million belong to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


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