Worship Bulletin - May 7, 2017 Sermon “And when you pray…” elder, Bruce Robertson

Attention: to all participants in the book groups: America’s Original Sin- “Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America”  On Sunday, May 20th after church with refreshments there will be a meeting of all groups to share their thoughts on how as a congregation we can make a difference. To each participant we hope you had an inspiring experience. A huge thank you to the leaders of each group: Tracy Rene’ Capasso; Hoy Hughes; Wayne Lee and Bruce Robertson.

(Welcome to the PawPaw and MiMi Club – Hoy and Nicole) Nicole and Hoy Hughes would like to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Alyssa Rose Roberts, who was born on March 29, 2017 in England. The proud parents are Samantha and John Roberts. Please pray for MiMi and PawPaw Hughes, Alyssa, Samantha and John, as they begin this exciting chapter in their lives.

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. 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 had 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. Marcotte was a member of First Presbyterian from 2006-2011.


  • Monday, May 8, 7:00pm – Square Dancing. Come dance, meet new people and have 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, May 5, 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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