Feb 10, 2021

This Saturday, we hope you will swing by the Church (between 10:00 and noon) and pick up your Lent Kit. It has lots of goodies for navigating the season of Lent (the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter).

On Sunday, immediately after worship, we will have a Second-Sunday Lunch & Learn over Zoom. I invite you to join in the conversation as we have an informal discussion about how we might use the 2020 surplus, new ministries that we might want to explore, and the use of designated funds. Here is the Zoom link:  Meeting ID: 883 0444 3559

I hope that you will join us for our virtual Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper. The Zoom  link to register is found below, in the "Week at a Glance" section. 

Next Wednesday, is Ash Wednesday and we will broadcast worship on both Facebook and YouTube at 7:00 pm.

Pastor David
Sat, Feb 13
Pick Up Lent At Home Kit - Drive-thru: 
10-12 pm

Lent At Home Kit Deliveries: 12-2 pm
Sun, Feb 14
Adult Sunday School Class via Zoom: 9 am
Tea Conversations via Zoom: 9:30 am
Elementary Sunday School Class via Zoom: 9:30 am - Click here to join.

Worship via Facebook - 10:30 am

Second Sunday Lunch &  Learn via Zoom    following Worship. Click here to join.
Tues, Feb 16
Pastors' Bible Study via Zoom: 5 pm
Register here.

Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday Virtual Pancake Supper via Zoom- February 16, 6:30-7:30 pm. Register here.
Wed, Feb 17
Ash Wednesday Worship Service- February 17, 7:00 pm- Worship service to premiere on Facebook and YouTube. Will be available to watch later.
Thurs, Feb 18
Drive-thru Food Drive: 9:30 - 11:30 am
February 14

Click here to download a special devotional resource for Transfiguration Sunday from Illustrated Ministry. 

At Home

There will be Lent @ Home kits available for each 
family, beginning Monday, February 8. You don't want to miss out on this kit full of goodies to use throughout the Lenten season!  These kits are free to FPCR members, one per family/individual.

Plan to drive-thru the portico-chere on Saturday, February 13, between 10:00 and noon to pick up your 
kit. We will also be making porch deliveries that afternoon if you are unable to pick one up. Please email Lisa (lisa@fpcrichardson.org) if you would like to request a porch delivery for that afternoon.


Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday Virtual Pancake Supper via Zoom- February 16, 6:30-7:30 pm. Register here.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service- February 17, 7:00 pm- Worship service to premiere on Facebook and YouTube. Will be available to watch later.
Tea Conversations via Zoom- Sundays during Lent (2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28), 9:30-10:15 am. Register here.
Maundy Thursday Worship Service via Zoom-   April 1, 7:00 pm.  Click hereWill be available to watch later.
Good Friday Tenebrae Service- April 2, 7:00 pm - Worship service to premiere on Facebook and YouTube. Will be available to watch later. 

Have you had your COVID vaccination yet?  We are trying to gauge the number of members who have received the vaccine so that we can plan church activities accordingly. Please email Lisa and let her know once you have been vaccinated.

We are looking for 15 different voices to read pieces of the Good Friday Tenebrae Service. This will be used for our digital service on Friday, April 2. We will record readers in the sanctuary in 15-minute increments on Saturday, March 6. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed closely. All ages are invited to sign up for a time to record a reading. The readings can be found by clicking here. (Note: some readings are longer than others). To sign up for a recording slot, please click here.

Did you miss Sunday's Congregational Meeting? If so, click here to access a recording of the meeting. The packet for this meeting can be found here.

The Love God, Love Neighbor challenge is still underway! Keep on participating in loving actions and tracking your progress. It's not too late to take part! 
On Sunday, February 14, tally up all of your points and email your final score to Lisa.(lisa@fpcrichardson.org)
Our prayers of sympathy and support are extended to the family and friends of:

Gordon Rice, who died on February 8, 2021

These are our special February birthdays!!

Nettie Elliott will celebrate her
95th birthday on Feb 9.

Betty Kastendieck will celebrate her
97th birthday on Feb 17.

Network is currently in need of the following:

Jelly/Jam, Baking items (oil), Breakfast items, Oatmeal, Granola bars, Canned soup, Pancake/baking mix, Box meals (hamburger helper), Instant mashed potatoes, Canned meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti)     

Hand soap, Tooth brushes/toothpaste, Bodywash, Detergent, Shampoo/conditioner, Deodorant, Diapers: size 3 +

Please drop off items at the next FPCR drive-thru food drive on Feb. 18.

One Great Hour of Sharing takes action against hunger, provides relief from natural and man made disasters, and fights against oppression, injustice and poverty. Through our contributions to One Great Hour of Sharing we are a part of this amazing work of spreading God's love to people in need in the U.S. and around the world.

Valentines through Father's Day is the biggest chocolate buying season of the year. It is well known in the chocolate industry that forced child labor, and starvation wages are part of the supply chain, and yet year after year nothing changes.  Therefore, this year let us join the effort to make changes in the system by buying chocolate from Fair Trade farmers,  and companies that pay fair wages and do not rely on child labor.

If you should need a new FPCR member directory, please email lisa@fpcrichardson.org.


On Thursday, February 11, our Evening Women's Circle will begin a new study, guided by Pastor Rosy, with selected chapters from Brian McClaren's book "We Make the Road by Walking." The book is available to order via Amazon Smile or Thriftbooks.

Evening Circle gathers via Zoom at 6:00 PM on the second Thursday of the month. Sharing and fellowship are first, followed by the study lesson at 6:30 to 7:30-ish, then closing with prayers. ALL FPC friends are cordially invited to join, from anywhere! Please contact Linda Yeager (lindafyeager41@gmail.com) or Pastor Rosy in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link and the chapter assignments for the study.

If you have not made a pledge for 2021, you still can! 

Even though our 2021 stewardship campaign has come to an end, there is always an opportunity to submit a pledge. Click here to complete an annual estimate of giving today.

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

If you are currently not a member and would like more information on membership, please contact lisa@fpcrichardson.org.

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.

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 Lisa@fpcrichardson.org.
  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.  
Lesson 11

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 & Tea Conversations
Sunday - 9:30 am

Click here to register 
or go to:
Meeting ID: 
879 9777 2757

Pastors' Bible Study
Tuesday - 5:00 pm

Register here.

Sunday School

1/31 - Lesson 2
2/7 - Lesson 3
2/14 - Lesson 6
2/21 - Break
2/28 - Break
3/7 - Lesson 4
3/14 - Lesson 5
3/21 - TBD

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for additional Zoom info.

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In This Issue

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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.