August 12, 2020

One of the things I have missed most throughout the last few months is seeing people in person! I miss your faces!
Thankfully, there are two face-to-face opportunities in the next few days, in which we can see each other safely.
Tomorrow morning, from 9:30-11:30, we'll be hosting the food drive for the Network of Community Ministries. 
And then, on Saturday morning, 10:00-noon, we'll be having "Blessing of the Backpacks." This isn't just for families with children or youth, but for everyone. Drive through the porte cochere to receive a "backpack blessing" if you're headed back to school or a "refrigerator reminder" to pray for those families who are embarking on a different and challenging school year. And did I mention there will be snow cones in the parking lot, too?!

Come and show your support for our children, youth, and families. Be sure to RSVP by clicking here.

I'm so looking forward to "seeing" you!
Pastor Rosy
PS. We extended the deadline for t-shirts and yard signs. Get your order in by Sunday.

Thurs, Aug 13
Network Food Drive-Thru FPCR porte cochere: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Sat, Aug 15
Blessing of the Backpacks: Drive-Thru FPCR porte cochere, 10 am - 12 Noon 
Sun, Aug 16
Fellowship Coffee Hour - Zoom: 9:30 am

Worship - Facebook: 10:30 am

Adult Sunday School class via Zoom: 9am 
Tues, Aug 18
Spirituality of Breadmaking with Pastor Jessie via Zoom: 7 pm

Are you headed back to school soon? Drop by between 10:00 and noon, and drive through the porte cochere for a special back-to-school blessing. Then, park your car in a designated spot. We'll have the Kona Ice truck on campus and we'll enjoy some fellowship time together at a safe distance from one another. 
Other FPCR members and friends are also invited to participate! Drive thru the porte cochere and be "commissioned" to pray for children, parents, caregivers, and teachers in the monumental challenges of pandemic schooling. You'll receive a refrigerator-reminder to take home.
More details to come, but if you'd like to take part, please RSVP by clicking here. (We want to make sure we have plenty of snow cones!)

Spirituality of Breadmaking 
 Tuesday, August 18 & 25  
7 p.m. via Zoom

Yeast. Flour. Water. Salt. These simple ingredients come together to form one of life's simplest and most delicious joys: bread. Join Pastor Jessie for a 3 week short-term series on the Spirituality of Breadmaking. Jessie loves to bake bread- sourdough, specifically- and in these three weeks, we will talk together about the ways in which baking bread can connect us to God and one another. All are welcome!  Click here to pre-register.
Thursday, August 13
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 right now. 
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 especially needs soups, canned meats, canned vegetables, rice, beans, peanut butter, and jellies.
Thank you for your faithfulness in giving to those in need! 
Pre-order Today: 
FPCR Yard Signs
 & T-shirts

We only turn 150 once!!   Let's do it with style! Reserve your very special #FPCR150 promotional items today.
      • Yard Signs are FREE
      • T-shirts are just $10 each  (Youth & Adult sizes.) 
Click here to pre-order by August 16.

We are in the midst of planning for the fall and are looking into the possibility of a weekly Bible study via Zoom. All you'll need is a Bible. Optional prep work is to read over a brief weekly article from the Presbyterian Outlook (Looking Into the Lectionary). We'll reference the article some during our time together.

Click here to let us know what day and time works best for you.  
Fried Okra Salad

Contributed by Jo Bowen

Okra is in season!! 
Hope you enjoy this delicious salad!
Click here for recipe. 
We need your recipes!  Email 
It may be featured in an upcoming ePress!

Don't be Scammed!
Scammers are hard at work even during a pandemic!  

An FPCR member's email has been hacked.  Please be aware:
  • If you receive an email from any church member, staff, or anyone outside of the church asking for financial help or gift cards of any kind, please know that it is a scam.  FPCR staff or members would never use email for something like that.  It is best to not even respond so the scammer doesn't try to hack your email too!!
  • If you should get an email that you are unsure of, you can always verify the email it was sent from at the top of the email.  More than likely it will be a slightly different email address than the one you have on file for someone you know.

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.


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 7.28.20
Revenues:                 YTD Budget         YTD Actual
Pledged Receipts              $260,170.02          $270,221.92
Other Receipts                  $  49,403.78          $   34,314.19
Total Revenues                 $309,573.80          $304,536.11
Total Expenses                  $314,518.38           $320,861.00
Net Total                               -$4,944.58            -$16,324.89
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Sunday School 
Prophets in Pajamas
Sunday - 9 am
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New Link: Click here to register in advance for all summer

FPCR Fellowship 
Coffee Hour
Sunday -  9:30 am

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Children's Sunday School will resume October 4
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There will be no First Friday offered until further notice. 
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