Nov 18, 2020

This Sunday we will ordain and install new elders in worship! Please join us for worship and then share your well-wishes with John, Sarah and Ben.

Tomorrow we will have our monthly food drive, benefiting the Network of Community Ministries. If you saw the news this week, that captured the long lines of cars waiting to receive food from the North Texas Food Bank, you know how urgent the current need is. Let's give generously!

Tomorrow's food drive will also be an opportunity to drop off pledge cards for the annual Stewardship Campaign. You may also make your pledge online, by going to Please submit your pledge by November 22.

If you have items to drop off for the Angel Tree or any of the other Mission Ministry collections, you may do that during the food drive as well. 


Pastor David
Thurs, Nov 19
Drive Thru Food Drive: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Angel Tree gifts and gift card drive thru drop off: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Lunch on the Lawn has been cancelled due to COVID 19 surge
Sun, Nov 22
Adult Sunday School class via Zoom: 9 am

Fellowship Coffee Hour via Zoom: 9:30 am

Worship via Facebook - 10:30 am
Mon, Nov 23
Staff holiday this week in observance of Thanksgiving
Thurs, Nov 26
Sat, Dec 5
Holiday Hello & Hot Choc drive thru: 10 am - 12 noon
Sat, Dec 12
Last day to order Holiday Breakfast: click here for order form

Mark Your Calendar - Deadline for dropping off gifts:
Fri, Dec 4
Angel Tree gifts and gift cards - drive thru:  10 am - 1 pm 
Thurs, Dec 17Hoodie Drive - drive thru drop off: 9:30 - 11:30 
Tues, Jan 19One Man's Treasure - drive thru drop off: 9:30 - 11:30

Please prayerfully consider your 2021 pledge amount to continue to support FPCR and our ministries and missions.

Please submit pledges by Nov 22.

Click here to complete your pledge online.

Stewardship Giving Update:

To date, FPCR has received 47 pledges, totaling $247,240.00.

If any of our FPCR families need help or food for Thanksgiving, would like a meal delivered or would like to help deliver to those that could use a helping hand, please email

Congratulations to Katie and Caleb Black
 on the birth of their daughter, 
Grace Elizabeth Black,
 born Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:29 pm, 
7 lb, 7 oz and 19 inches.


Saturday, Dec. 5
10 am - 12 noon

Your family is invited to bring children/grandchildren (preschool through 8th grade) for a drive-thru "Holiday HELLO" at church on Saturday morning, December 5, between 10:00a.m. and Noon. Volunteers will greet you under the porte cochere and provide a family bag of games, crafts, snacks, and caroling booklets to enjoy at home during the holidays. We always love to see you "face-to-face" (mask-to-mask!) and hope you can drive through on the 5th! (The rise in COVID numbers will prevent parking and tailgating on the 5th, as originally hoped.)

You are also invited to drop off pantry donations for The Network when you come, or zippered hoodies for our Mission Ministry.
Advance registration is required, so click here to respond by Monday, Nov 23. 

Questions? - Contact Becky Lormor 
( or 214-704-2593).

Drop off gifts during
 Food Drives or on Dec 4th
 between 10 am - 1 pm.

 Click here for more info. To adopt an angel, please contact:

  • Eva Waldrop: 214.403.6605 / OR 
  • Robin Smith: 214.405.3053 /

Drop off unwrapped 
hoodies during the 
Food Drive on Dec. 17. 

  Click here for more info.

Drop off items at the 
Food Drive on Jan 21.

Click here for more info.

Delivered by Mission Teams

Fully Cooked!  
Just heat and enjoy! 
Suggested Donation $35.00 

Certified Holiday Helper will deliver your meal on 
Fri. Dec. 18, or Wed. Dec. 23, 2020

Click here for more info and order form.


The Tuesday Morning Prayer Group is still meeting (virtually, 
of course) and we would be glad to pray for your concerns. 

Prayer requests may be submitted to 
or by clicking here.
1st Thursday of the month: CCPC
2nd Thursday of the month: St. B
3rd Thursday of the month: FPCR - Nov 19

Network is currently in need of the following items:

Fresh Produce, Baking Goods (Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil, pre-made mixes such as Bisquik and Jiffy), Canned Fruit (any variety), Jelly, Jams, and Spreads, Peanut Butter, Canned Meat (chicken, chili, tuna, etc.), Canned Meals (ravioli, spaghetti o's, etc.), Canned Pasta, Box Meals, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans, Bottled Water (for volunteers), Hygiene Products (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, tooth paste, toothbrushes, facial tissues, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies).

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Relyea's: 

Just a reminder 
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.

FPCR's New Address: 

PO Box 831985, 
Richardson, TX  75083

Don't be Scammed!

**NEVER give out any personal information over the phone, 
email or text**

Unfortunately, there are continually new scams to steal 
personal information - credit card, bank account, 
driver's license number and social security number.  
For a list of all the current scams, click here. 

Online Gatherings - Every Friday at Noon
We are continuing to offer an online gathering 
each week as a way to process and share grief.
Please join us every Friday at Noon.  
Click here to receive the link to join.

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 
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) - Richland 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.
as of 10.31.20
Revenues:                     YTD Budget         YTD Actual
Pledged Receipts                $458,160.80              $435,379.43
Other Receipts                    $  85,000.00              $146,093.81
Total Revenues                   $543,160.80              $581,473.24
Total Expenses                    $543,160.40              $541,976.55
Net Total                              $          0.40              $39,496.69

In response to the cashflow uncertainties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the First Presbyterian Church Session borrowed $69,300 from Pioneer Bank through the SBA Payroll Protection Program. The process for PPP loan/grant forgiveness is still being debated by the US government. These funds are reflected in the "Other Receipts" column.

December 12 (Saturday AM)

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 commands us to love one another. Explore with us the evolution of this command in the passages from the Old and New Testament and the challenges it presents us today.

Click here to register in advance through Nov 1.

FPCR Fellowship 
Coffee Hour
Sunday - 9:30 am

Click here to register.

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

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

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First Friday
(Parents Night Out)

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