Dec 23, 2020

This Christmas promises to be unlike any we have ever experienced. Even so, we have found meaningful ways to celebrate and worship. I hope that you will join us for one of the special worship services on Christmas Eve. We have partnered with Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church to produce a Family Christmas Eve Service that will premier at 5pm this Thursday, Christmas Eve.

Our traditional Christmas Eve Service will premier at 8pm that night. It will include communion and candlelight, so I encourage you to collect your communion elements (bread and grape juice or wine) prior to the service. At the end, we will light candles and sing - and we hope that you will join us, from your home. Just imagine all of the members of our congregation that will be doing the same. It will be a holy night, even if we can only gather virtually.

Both services will be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages. 

In behalf of the Session and Staff, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Pastor David
Thurs, Dec 24Christmas Eve Services via Facebook:
5 pm - Family Service
8 pm - Traditional Service with Communion 
Fri, Dec 25
Merry Christmas 
(Office closed until Jan 4)
Sun, Dec 27
Adult Sunday School class via Zoom: 9 am
Fellowship Coffee Hr. via Zoom: Will resume Jan. 3.
ACB's of Christmas -Worship via Facebook - 10:30 am
Thurs, Dec 31
Drive Thru Food Drive &
Christmas Joy Offering: 9:30 - 11:00 am  (ending earlier than usual for food drop off)


FPCR and St. Barnabas will be joining together for an interactive Family Christmas Eve Service. Coloring sheets have been sent to the children in our congregation. These should be colored before the service begins. Even if you don't have children you are welcome to join in!  Email if you would like to receive the coloring sheets.  


We invite you to drive by the church one evening between now and Christmas (or have someone drive you!) to enjoy our Christmas lights. Many have volunteered their time to add lights galore all around FPCR's LaSalle street entrance and the back parking lot. It is our hope that you will be proud of our facilities and that this can be our gift to our neighborhood.

Our prayers of sympathy and support go out the Cunniberti family at the passing of Betty on Dec 12.

If you have not yet made your pledge for 2021,
you can still do it online! 

Click here to complete your estimate of giving today.

Drop off items at the 
Food Drive on Jan 21.

Click here for more info.

Through December 31, 
checks can be marked 
"Joy Offering" and be mailed to the church or dropped off at the Dec 31 drive-thru.

Please remember to continue with your giving and pledges by clicking the link below or mail your offerings.  And if you use a bank auto-draft for any pledges or giving to FPCR, be sure to update our new address with your bank rather than the old 271 N. Walton address.
** Please note new mailing address **
First Presbyterian Church
PO Box 831985
Richardson, TX  75083

If you would like to receive the church's prayer 
concerns list, please email 
An updated list will be emailed each week.

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Recognizing the unusual and demanding challenges teachers face this school year because of COVID-19, we want to identify and pray for FPCR members (or family members) who are teaching this year. Our developing list of names is below. Please lift them in your prayers and email any additions to
  1. Charlie Anderson - RISD (Latin)
  2. Judy Bozone - Texas A&M Commerce (Music Theory)
  3. Sarah Mathieu Burdick - Lamplighter School (Pre-K)
  4. Josh Carter (Lisa's son) - Dallas College (Game Technology)
  5.  Kathy Crouch (Howard Kent's daughter) - RISD (Elementary)
  6. Mary Mathieu Farrington - RISD (Counselor)
  7. John Fattaruso - SMU (Physics)
  8. Andy Forisha - United States Naval Academy (Math)
  9. Kate Forisha - Plano ISD (Administrator)
  10. Stephen Forisha - Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD (Math)
  11. Nancy Freeman - Mesquite ISD (Science)
  12. Katie Gassensmith - Frisco ISD (Music
  13. Wayne Geyer - Texas A&M Commerce Graduate Assistant
  14. Lyna Colbaugh Gonzalez - RISD (Librarian)
  15. Julia Haun - UTD (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  16. David Hughes - Frisco ISD (Math)
  17. Jessica Fandrick Kirkland - Allen ISD (3rd Grade)
  18. Valerie Lormor - Austin ISD (Kindergarten)
  19. Sarah Rowley - DePauw University (History)
  20. Stefani Stewart - GISD (Special Ed)
  21. Barbara Sucher - RISD (Counselor)
  22. Shannon Talley - Dallas College, Richland Campus (Vocal Music)
  23. Sarah Wright - RISD (Substitute)
Front Line Healthcare Workers 
Treating COVID-19 Patients

Patrick Hammontree - Physical Therapist for Urgent Care Patients and COVID screener at Medical City

Madeline Katz (granddaughter of Suzanne Katz) - nurse on COVID-19 wing at Baylor/Dallas

Dr. Jeff Gotts (son of Ernie & Lindy Gotts) - MD in the ICU of Univ. of CA, San Francisco

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 Dr. and nurse in Gainesville

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

Click on items below:

10:30 Worship 
via Facebook  

Please check the website later in the week for bulletin and hymns.

Present Word 
Sunday School 
Prophets in Pajamas
Sunday - 9 am

Click below to 
download lesson.
God calls us in covenant through our faith to worship and do justice. Join us as we study Scripture that will hopefully make your own call become more clear.

Click here to register.

FPCR Fellowship 
Coffee Hour
Sunday - 9:30 am

Click here to register. We will take a break between Christmas and New Years. We will resume on Jan. 3.

Pastors' Bible Study
Tuesday - 5:00 pm

Click here to pre-register through the end of the year.

 Click here
for additional Zoom info.

Did you know FPCR has a YouTube page with our worship services? Subscribe to be notified anytime there is a new video uploaded. 

Click here to view FPCR's YouTube page.
In This Issue

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Daily Encouragements 
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