A Note from the Pastor

This Sunday we will begin a sermon series we are calling "Easter People." For this five week period, we will do a deep dive into the lives of Thomas, Paul, Tabitha, Peter and Lydia. Come and join us as we celebrate Eastertide!


Pastor David

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 activity on the church's campus. Masks are optional but recommended for worship and most activities. We want to do our part to help keep all attendees healthy and safe. It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that the protocols are being followed on campus at FPCR. 

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.
Wed, April 20
  • Handbell Rehearsal: 5:45 pm

Thurs, April 21
  • Drive-thru Food Drive: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Art Therapy: 10 am, C113
  • Tai Chi: 10 am, FH
  • Evening Circle: 6 pm, Library

Saturday, April 23
  • Book Swap: 11 am - 2 pm; Front lawn
  • “Reflections on the Appalachian Trail” Book Talk with author Beth Abel
      (former member): 3-5 pm, Chapel
Sun, April 24
  • 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
  • Session Meeting following worship

Monday, April 25
  • Faith Sharing: 1 pm, Library
  • Book Club: 2 pm, Library
Reflections on the Appalachian Trail
One Woman's Journey of Faith

Saturday, April 23
Some of you will remember Beth Eden Abel, former member of FPCR. You may also know that over a span of 25 years, Beth hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from northern Georgia to central Maine. What started as a recreational adventure became a spiritual pilgrimage as Beth sought a new relationship with Jesus Christ.
Because FPCR is where Beth's faith journey began, she has chosen to launch her book, available later this spring, here. She, and husband Tim Abel, will be here Saturday, April 23rd, in the Chapel from 3-5 pm to share more about her journey and the devotional book that has come from her walk in God's Nature. She is very excited to share portions of her book.  
After the book swap, come join us to learn about Beth's journey.
For more info, call Sharon Relyea, 972-740-6188.

Saturday, April 23
11 am - 2 pm
Front Lawn of FPCR

Book, CD, DVD swap.
Bring books to swap or not, look around, take books home with you, enjoy a snack and have fun.
Donations may be left in Ernst Fellowship Hall. All leftover items will be sold to Half Price Books or donated to charity! FPCR will supply tables on the front lawn for this event.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Thank you to those who have volunteered to help with the coffee bar!
We are still needing volunteers to make coffee for the 4th Sunday of the month.

Contact Jan Warner for more info.

For giving and pledges, click the link below 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!
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
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
Session Meeting Dates

April 24 
May 15
June 26
No stated meeting in July
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 10 (Saturday morning)
Calling all

  • 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 (especially from Afghanistan and Ukraine)
  • For the pavilion project
  • For the Leadership Sub-Committee of the Session

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