July 22, 2020

Back in early March, my husband and I excitedly poked seeds down into the soil of our first garden. We had no idea what was coming, but I'm grateful that we spent the time tilling, planting, and watering those seeds, because they are bearing lots and lots of fruit!
These days, we're swimming in tomatoes. We've made tomato pie, tomato sauce, caprese salad, and so on. The joy of the harvest is making these difficult days feel just a little brighter. Each time we pull a ripe tomato off the vine, I am giddy all over again.
What have you been giddy about lately? How have you rejoiced in the small things? What seeds (real and metaphorical) are growing and bearing fruit in your life? I hope that God will show you a glimpse of joy this week, and that the harvest will be bountiful.
In peace,

Pastor Jessie
Thurs, July 23
Drive Thru Food Pantry - FPCR: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Sun, July 26
Fellowship Coffee Hour - Zoom: 9:30 am
Worship - Facebook: 10:30 am
Tues, July 28
A nti-Racism Book Discussion - Zoom: 3 pm
Thursday, July 23
9:30 -11:30 am

We are excited to host our drive-thru food drive again for Network of Community Ministries.  Your donations are making an incredible difference for so many who are struggling. 

The no-touch protocol for drop off remains the same: drive through FPCR's porte cochere, pop your trunk or back hatch, and volunteers will gather the food from your vehicle. Do not get out of the car.

 Network needs: peanut butter, baking items, oatmeal, cereal, canned veggies and soup, Hamburger Helper, ravioli, 
Spaghetti O's, ramen, hand soap, body wash, TP, baby food, and toothbrushes/paste.

The chart below shows the impact Network has had
 on so many families in need.

Campfire Vespers!

Just a few fun pics from our recent campfire vespers!

Tools 4 School

It's time for Tools for School! Because of the Pandemic the Mission Ministry will not be able to sort and deliver the supplies as usual so we have decided to support the Network with their efforts to distribute 1200-1400 pre-made supply packs at a cost of $20-$25 each. They are asking for cash donations. If you would like to donate:
  • Make out a check to First Presbyterian Church and note Tools 4 School.   Mail to: P.O. Box 831985, Richardson, Texas 75083. 
  • OR click below for the FPCR online giving and designate to Missions.
We will collect money through August 7th.
Thank you for being a blessing!
Apple Nut Coffee Cake

by Penny Colbaugh from FPCR's cookbook.

Click here  for recipe.  
We need your recipes!  E mail lisa@fpcrichardson.org 
It may be featured  in an upcoming ePress!
Sunday Coffee Fellowship Reminder
via Zoom
9:30-10:15 am
All are invited to join FPCR's virtual "coffee fellowship" on Sundays via Zoom! You can chat face-to-face online with FPCR friends, for just a few minutes or the entire time. Use the link below on any Sunday morning to register. You'll receive a "Registration Approved" response with a link to join the meeting.
Click  here to Zoom In on Sunday mornings before worship!

Anti-Racism Book Discussion
Tuesdays at 3 pm via Zoom
Click here  to register in 
advance  for all meetings.

This week is our final conversation on "Anxious to Talk About It" by Dr. Carolyn B. Helsel. Our discussions have been lively, interesting, challenging, and vulnerable, and we look forward to telling you more about what we've discussed and what these lessons might mean for the church. 
Look out for more soon!  

Even though our doors are closed temporarily, your pastors, staff, session and many volunteers are all still hard at work to be there for each of you during this time.

Please remember to continue with your giving  and pledges by clicking the link below  or  mail your offerings.

** 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 lisa@fpcrichardson.org. 
An updated list will be emailed each week.


Front Line Healthcare Workers 
Treating COVID-19 Patients

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

Sue Moyer (Mary Stewart's daughter) - ER nurse in Glenwood, Colorado

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
as of 6.10.20
Revenues:                 YTD Budget         YTD Actual
Pledged Receipts              $229,080.40         $ 248,848.30  
Other Receipts                   $  42,500.00            $   13,577.82
Total Revenues                  $271,580.40          $262,426.12
Total Expenses                   $273,003.95             $261,951.10
Net Total                                   $1,423.55                  $475.02
Moments in History
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no meeting in July
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 12 (Saturday AM)

September 26, 2020 - Austin College, Sherman
November 14, 2020 - Canyon Creek, Richardson

Click on items below:

 via Facebook
Click  here to access p revious worship services.

Present Word 
Sunday School 
Prophets in Pajamas
Sunday - 9 am
Click  here  for lesson.

New Link: Click  here to register in advance for all summer

FPCR Fellowship 
Coffee Hour
Sunday -  9:30 am

Click here to register in advance for all summer

 Click here for Zoom info


Sunday School

Click the links below to register in advance for all summer.

1:00 - 1:30 pm
with Ms. Liz and Ms. Julie

1:30 - 1:00 pm
with Ms. Debbie & Ms. Amy

2:00 - 2:30 pm
with Ms. Judy, Ms. Gilli and Mr. Caleb
In This Issue

These short Daily Encouragements are a great way to start your day!

If you are interested in receiving these, please email: lisa@fpcrichardson.org

First Friday
(Parents Night Out)

There will be no First Friday offered until further notice. 
Watch this space for updates.