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This Sunday: Jan. 20, 2019

8:45 Open Door Worship - Lower Level
11:00 am Worship - Sanctuary

Rev. Carson Rhyne, preaching

 

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Week of January 11, 2019

The Wait is Over!

Recently I have been reminded of the times when I’ve been pregnant. I am fortunate to be able to reflect back on those pregnancies, when I am in periods of waiting, as they were the ultimate waiting period for me. I have been pregnant twice and I recall feeling in those months excited, scared, delighted, anxious, impatient, and so many other feelings. And all these feelings seemed to move around in my mind regularly and rapidly.

FPC Richmond has had a long “pregnancy,” hasn’t it? We have been waiting—sometimes patiently, sometimes with anxiety—and now God is about to do a new thing.  

I trust that you have joined me in praying for our Pastor Nominating Committee over the past three years, praying for our church, and praying for who would be called.  We are grateful for the PNC’s faithful work and commitment to our church. I ask that we continue those prayers, knowing that we can now name our next pastor: Amy Starr Redwine

I had a chance to “meet” Amy on the phone Sunday after the congregational meeting, and I was very encouraged and excited after this conversation. I believe she is going to be a wonderful leader for our congregation in this time.  

You, the church family that is First Presbyterian, are known for your hospitality. You are not afraid to welcome the stranger in our midst. I hear all the time how people feel welcomed in our church. Keep it up, friends! Let us do our very best to welcome Amy and her family into our church family. 

Please pray for Amy, her husband Derek, and their children, Quinn, George, and Sarah, as they navigate their family’s transition. 

We have a few weeks to get ready. Please keep praying for FPC, trusting that our faithful God is about to do yet another new thing in the life of this faithful congregation. Let’s prepare and listen as God reveals our part.

Faithfully,

 

Prayer List

Please keep in your prayers:

Those with special concerns:

  • Gail Neal

Those grieving:

  • The family and friends of Phoebe Hall; Phoebe died on January 4.

Members and family serving in the military:

  • Edward Allen

  • Jenny Sigel Burkett

  • Matthew Horton

  • Mason Louthan

  • Nathan Thomas Meade

Please let us know if you have a joy or concern that we may lift up in prayer. Contact Mary Kay Collins, or any of our pastors. If you are in immediate need of pastoral care, please call the church office at 358-2383. During night and weekend hours, your call will be transferred to a pastor on call.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

Friday, Jan. 11
Sue Beyer
Janet Broughton
Gene Cooke
Rendall Harris
Jenny Morris

Saturday, Jan. 12
Liesel Chase
Scarlett Townsend 

Sunday, Jan. 13
Norma McClintic
Rob Stone

Monday, Jan. 14
Trudie Grattan
Cheryl Hallman
Bill Hardy
Casey Hill
Annie Kasper
Abigail Tatum 

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Ellis Chase
Kim Condyles
John Counts
Sally Erickson
Elisha Wilkins

Wed., Jan. 16
Peggy Rudder 

Thursday, Jan. 17
Boo Perkins 

Friday, Jan. 18
Pratt Cook, III
Barbara Glenn
Hank Morano
Jack Woodfin, Jr.

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