A Note from the Pastor


Help us to give a warm FPCR welcome our new Office Administrator, Marilyn Newberry! Marilyn started on Monday and is already off to a great start.

Marilyn's email address is marilyn@fpcrichardson.org and you can reach her by phone at (972) 235-2316 ext. 221. Marilyn grew up in Plano and comes to us already having a wealth of experience as a Parrish Administrator in an Episcopal congregation, both in-person and remotely. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Marilyn will also be taking on the communications components of ministry at FPCR.

We will install new ruling elders this Sunday! Mike Haun, Robin Smith, and Elizabeth Bross were elected by the congregation in January. They have recently completed their ruling elder training and were examined by the Session last month. We will also be thanking our outgoing class of ruling elders: Katie Haun Black, Shirley Latham, and Kathy Rice.

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.
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!
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.
Mo-Ranch Men's Conference 2022

James Curry, Frank Camp, Mike Haun, David Schaefers, and Bob Ganson attended the Mo-Ranch Men's Conference this past weekend. If you are interested in attending the 2023 Men's Conference (scheduled for the first weekend in May), speak to Pastor David.

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

Thurs, May 5
  • Art Therapy: 10 am, C113
  • Tai Chi: 10 am, FH

Sun, May 8- Mother's Day
  • 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
  • Hope for Change Anti-Racism Cohort: 12 pm, Fellowship Hall
  • Grace Community Presbyterian Fellowship: 4:30 pm, Chapel
  • Book Club: 5 pm, Library

Monday, May 9
  • Mission Ministry Meeting: 12 pm, Library
  • Faith Sharing: 1 pm, Library
  • PEO: 1 pm, Chapel

Tuesday, May 10
  • Staff Meeting: 11:00 am, Library
  • Pastor's Bible Study: 4 pm