A Note from the Pastor


This Sunday we will welcome the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Callender into the pulpit. Elizabeth is the Director of Ministry Development on the Grace Presbytery Staff and she will continue our sermon series: Easter People, focusing this week on the apostle Paul.

Pastor Rosy is in Israel with her clergy cohort. Pastor David and four others are attending the Mo-Ranch Men's Conference in Hunt, TX.

Mark your calendars - we will install new ruling elders on May 8th!

Come and join us as we celebrate Eastertide!

Blessings,

Pastor David
COVENANT OF CARE
Remember: by attending worship or other events in-person at FPCR, you are agreeing to a covenant of care which includes self-screening for COVID symptoms before choosing to attend in-person activities. Masks are optional but recommended. We have members that are continuing to wear masks, due to health concerns or out of care for others. Please respect the decisions and personal space of others as you attend FPCR.
A letter from Lisa!
Thank you so much to everyone for the incredible outpouring of love, support, encouragement, and well wishes! My Missouri adventure has begun! Johnny and I were married beside Table Rock Lake last Thursday. It was just the two of us with a dear friend and his wife that officiated the wedding. And we did manage to get in a little fishing over the weekend, and yes, I did outfish him! Lol!

I will dearly miss being at FPCR. I have absolutely loved being a part of the staff and ministry there. You all made me feel so very welcome and I found my home there. I assumed I would be there until I retired…but God had other plans! FPCR is a very special place with incredible people who love and care for one another. I pray you will all be a daily encouragement for one another. It has been my honor and privilege to serve and be a part of the FPCR family.

With much love,
Lisa Sargent Carter

PS I love my new name!!! Lol!! 
FPC Sanctuary Choir Sings
"The Majesty and Glory of Your Name"
by Tom Fettke, Sunday, April 24, 2022

FPC Sanctuary Choir
Ralph Stannard, Director
Edwin Walker, Organist

Click the picture for video.
Large Print Hymnals
We have recently acquired several new hymnals that contain enlarged print. These are text-only versions of our regular Glory to God Hymnals (purple pew editions). You may find these in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. Make a joyful noise!
HANDBELL CHOIR CELEBRATION
Following their rehearsal on Wednesday, April 20, the Ruth Greer Handbell Choir (RGHC) had a Pizza Party and “Diaper Shower” to celebrate babies expected in May, June, and July for ringers Laura Nichols (and Paddy), Judy Bozone (and Evan Bertrand), and Katie Black (and Caleb). Besides diapers, the expectant parents (plus siblings Bennett Nichols and Grace Black) were surprised with an assortment of MUSICAL toys, to lay proper groundwork for more future ringers!
 
NOTE: If you’d like to help out RGHC while our ringers are on maternity leave, contact Becky Lormor (214-704-2593)!
Mo-Ranch Women's Conference
The Mo-Ranch Women's Conference will be held May 20-22. There is still time to register, if you would like to attend! Click here for more information.

This year's keynote speaker is Sarah Bessey, editor of the New York Times bestselling book, “A Rhythm of Prayer.” She is also the author of three popular and critically acclaimed books: “Miracles and Other Reasonable Things;” “Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith;” and “Jesus Feminist.”

Sarah co-leads Evolving Faith, a conference and community for wanderers and wonderers and she serves as president of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Sarah lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and their four children. You can find her online at sarahbessey.com.
Thank you to those who have volunteered to help with the coffee bar!
We are still looking for volunteers to make coffee for the 4th Sunday of the month.

Contact Jan Warner for more info.
STEWARDSHIP AT FPCR

For giving and pledges, click the link or mail your offerings. If you use a bank auto-draft for any pledges or giving to FPCR, be sure to update our new address with your bank.

 First Presbyterian Church
PO Box 831985
Richardson, TX 75083
Easy Ways Your Shopping Can Benefit FPCR!

Just a reminder that your regular shopping can benefit FPCR!! When shopping at AmazonSmile.com, Kroger or Tom Thumb you can designate FPCR as your preferred charitable organization and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the church!
TEMPORARY OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm

Please ring the doorbell at Door C.
Masks are optional but recommended.
Below are extension numbers for the staff should you need to contact the office at 972.235.2316:

Office Administrator - 221
Shirley/Financial - 227
Ralph - 248
Rosy - 230
David - 237
FPCR Session Members



Class of 2022
Katie Haun Black
Shirley Latham
Kathy Rice

Class of 2023
John Fattaruso
Ben Niewenhuis
Sarah Wright

Class of 2024
Jo Bowen
Dianne Long
Jan Warner

Rev. David Schaefers - Moderator
Rev. Rosy Robson McCreary - VM
Margaret Wright - Clerk
Session Meeting Dates

May 15
June 26
No stated meeting in July
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 10 (Saturday morning)
Calling all
Pray-ers!
PRAYER REQUESTS FROM SESSION

  • For new staff positions and those involved in the interviewing process
  • For FPCR staff as it faces upcoming changes
  • For the USA as it approaches 1,000,000 Covid deaths
  • For those affected by the war in Ukraine
  • For refugees everywhere
  • For safe travel for Pastor Rosy - while she is in Israel/Palestine
  • For safe travel for those attending the Mo-Ranch Men's Conference
  • For the columbarium committee as they begin their work

Front Line Healthcare Workers Treating COVID-19 Patients
 
  • Marcia Franzen (daughter of Beverly & Marty Gallagher) - nurse on COVID-19 ward in Stockholm
  • Ally Stilwell (Pastor Rosy's best friend) - infectious diseases pharmacist in Brooklyn, NY
  • Jack & Tracy Childress (Lisa Carter's brother & sister-in-law) - ER doctor and nurse in Gainesville/Denison
  • Bekah Leon (Colleen Oates' niece) - ER nurse in Wilmington, DE
  • Morgan James (Jenny's husband) - RN at Children's Medical.
  • Karen Scott (Charlie Bross' daughter) - Speech Therapist in a nursing home COVID unit
  • Lily Agwe - Healthcare First Responder, Highland Springs,TX
Wed, April 27
  • Handbell Rehearsal: 5:45 pm
  • Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm

Thurs, April 28
  • Tai Chi: 10 am, FH
  • Leadership Mtg: 2:30 pm, Library

Sun, May 1
  • Nursery: 9 am, Infants - Kindergarten
  • Adult Sunday School Coffee Class: 9 am, Rm A111
  • Children’s Sunday School: 9 am
  • Elementary (K-3rd) Sunday School: Heritage Hall
  • Tweens (4-6) Sunday School HYBRID: Room 6 or Zoom
  • Worship in-person, YouTube and Facebook: 10:30 am
  • Grace Community Presbyterian Fellowship: 4:30 pm, Chapel

Tuesday, May 3
  • Staff Meeting, 11:00 am, Library

Wednesday, May 4
  • Sometimers, 8:00 am
  • Morning Circle, 9:45 am, Heritage Hall
  • Handbell Rehearsal: 5:45 pm
  • Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm