August 1, 2022
A Furtastic Day!
Creator of the universe, bless these creatures who come to us as a blessing: fashioned of fur or feather or fin, formed of flesh that breathes with your own breath.
Bless those who curl themselves around our hearts, who companion us in our ordinary days, who call us to come and play, who you have entrusted to our care. Amen.
Thank you to the Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network (SPAN) for giving us the opportunity to help towards securing healthy relationships between low-income seniors and their companion animals. Learn more here.
New Choral Scholars, Welcome!
Let us welcome NorthPark’s newest Alto and Bass Choral Scholars, Holli Selmon and Jake Horigome-Pigg.
Holli Selmon is a rising sophomore at SMU and is pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education. She has been in choir since 4th grade, and has found that nothing brings her greater joy than music! Other than her music and artistic studies, Holli enjoys drawing, cartoons, and video games. She's super excited to be part of the choir at NorthPark Presbyterian!
A lifelong choir member and alumni of St. Mark’s School of Texas, Jake Horigome-Pigg has just moved back to Dallas from Scotland following his graduation from the University of St. Andrews with an MA in International Relations and Management. Jake is a big fan of sitcoms and enjoys collecting trading cards. Having grown up playing the piano and singing in the choir, music has always been a prevalent part of Jake’s life and he is beyond excited to sing with the NorthPark Presbyterian Choir.
Would you consider joining choir?
As we approach the start of a new academic year, would you consider joining one of NorthPark's choirs?

Choir rehearsals are fun, fast-paced, and sometimes intense (in a good way...), and the result is always a heightening of our own worship as we do our best to elevate worship for the entire congregation. If you ever played an instrument or sung in a group where you read music, come check us out!

Wednesday rehearsals will begin on September 7. Bell Choir meets at 6:30 p.m. and the Sanctuary Choir meets at 7:30 p.m.

To learn more about participating, contact Tinsley Silcox, Director of Music, or Erick Reich, Director of Handbell Choir.
Interested in Volunteering with Immigration Resettlement?
Faith Foward Dallas (FFD) has regularly scheduled opportunities to help with Immigration Assistance Operations. Every two weeks or so, FFD welcomes immigrant buses to Dallas. The nature of the volunteer work is very unpredictable, so they tentatively plan in advance, and then when they get confirmation of a bus (usually about a week out) they send a SignUp Genius for people to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering contact Ellen Mata. The next bus is expected to arrive on Wednesday, August 10.
Blessing of the Backpacks & Teacher Supply Collection
Students, make plans for a blessing of the backpacks on Sunday, August 14 during worship.

Also that day, in lieu of an August Reverse Food Truck collection, we will collect donations of school supplies for teachers.

The top 10 most needed school supplies are: Erasers, composition notebooks, dry erase markers, pencil sharpeners, No. 2 pencils, color pencils, red or blue pocket folders, pre-k scissors/left hand scissors, crayons, and glue sticks/glue.
Calendar Highlights
Ways to stay connected and serve!
Hombres Bible Study
Tuesday, August 9
8:00 a.m.
Zoom Conference Call
Contact Neil Orleans

What to expect? A men's virtual study of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation.

First Responders Breakfast
Saturday, August 13
7:00 - 9:30 a.m. (come and go)
Fellowship Hall
Contact Ken Knotts

What to expect? A homemade breakfast! Plus, an opportunity for fellowship and to say thank you to first responders who serve our community. All are welcome!

Volunteers at Second Chance Café
Tuesday, August 16
11:15 a.m. (meet at the church and carpool)
The Bridge
Contact Phil Daily

What to expect? Help serve lunch at a homeless recovery center in downtown Dallas.
Staff - Out of Office Notifications
Greg Miller
August 1 - 12 Vacation

Rev. Nicole Bates
August 2 - 4 Vacation

Julia Sargent
August 18 - 28 Vacation
Joys + Concerns
Keep up to date with the current joys and concerns
This list of prayer requests is a way we support each other in the Body of Christ.
Recent prayers for:
Improvement for Jennie Lewis' health.

The Barkley family upon the July 20th death of Juliann's father, Jim Reeves.
Please continue prayers for:
The families of those who recently passed away.

Kathy Jones’ mother who is recovering after a fall.

The families of those affected by the recent shootings.

Jessica Smith Abbondanzio and family, as Jessica continues her journey with cancer.
Ongoing Prayer Concerns for:
Parents, teachers, medical professionals, and all dealing with COVID.

Peace in Ukraine.

Pray for an end to senseless violence, racial hatred, and oppression.
These requests may be edited to comply with HIPAA and Pastoral Care guidelines.

Email prayer requests to Rev. Nicole Bates.