It has been almost a year that we have been without full time pastoral leadership. It has been a good year- we have seen many blessings including new members, new building tenants, a balanced budget. We have had incredible variety and energy on Sunday mornings, hearing from pulpit supply, our own Elders, and members. We remain a strong, resilient congregation.
After worship today we had a champagne toast to bid farewell to our one of our most active members,Claire Trimble. She has given so much of herself to New Orleans and to our congregation since she moved here in 2006.
As a group, we are reading America's Original Sin by Jim Wallis and we are off to a great start. There's still time to join a group- this week's discussion will focus on chapters 2 and 3.
We are seeing a high level of participation with insightful comments in the various small group discussions that are being led by members throughout the week. As a church, we're not afraid to confront the important, but sometimes volatile, issue of racism and racial justice head on.
The small groups will last for about 6 weeks and there are four groups you can join.
Please join us for a screening of '13th' this coming Sunday. It's being held at First Presbyterian Church, on the riverside corner of Jefferson Ave & Claiborne Ave. Invite your friends, churches, community centers, etc. to come as well.
The Reformed tradition understands Baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be Sacraments, instituted by God and commended by Christ. Sacraments are signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the Church, symbols of God’s action. Through the Sacraments, God seals believers in redemption, renews their identity as the people of God, and marks them for service.
Happy Kings Day! Today is Epiphany and we will celebrate during worship this Sunday at 11am by heralding the arrival of the 3 kings with Communion, Epiphany stars, bells, and music, followed by fellowship with coffee and king cake!
As it is also the last day of Christmas, we will be undecorating the sanctuary and placing our magnificent tree to the curb to boost coastal restoration efforts.
Living Nativity today, the 4th Day of Christmas at 4pm. This will be more of a tableau than a pageant. Come remember the Christmas story. Adults, children, babies, pets- all are welcome. Meet at the back door of the church on S. Prieur St. to try on costumes, or come to the pumpkin patch yard at 4:30 to form the audience.