First Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis
Worship at Home - 5/10/2020
Worship at Home Sunday at 11:00am
Locations & Times
  • First Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, NC
    201 Vance Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM
Welcome to First Presbyterian, Kannapolis! We're so glad you can worship online with us!

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Welcome and Announcements - Pastor Stuart

Introduction of Guest Musicians - David Hamilton
Prelude - It Is Well with My Soul

David Russell, violin
Zaiba Sheikh, piano

Acolyte - Violet Hamilton
Tribute to Mothers - Children of FPC
Kay Yates - organist
Call to Worship - Pastor Stuart
Hymn of Praise - Standing on the Promises

David Hamilton, tenor
Kay Yates, alto
David Russell, violin
Zaiba Sheikh, piano
Prayers for the People and Lord's Prayer - Pastor Stuart
Word with Our Children - Michelle Walker
Hymn of Preparation - Be Still My Soul

David Hamilton, tenor
David Russell, violin
Zaiba Sheikh, piano
Sermon Title:

"Retooling Ourselves for God's Plan" - Pastor Stuart
Affirmation of Faith - Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.
Hymn of Commitment - Great Is Thy Faithfulness

David Hamilton, tenor
Kay Yates, alto
David Russell, violin
Zaiba Sheikh, piano
David Russell and; Zaiba Sheikh Bios
Violinist David Russell is one of the most celebrated violin pedagogues of his generation. Currently, the Anne R. Belk Distinguished Professor of Violin at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mr. Russell previously served on the Violin Faculty at The Cleveland Institute of Music for 24 years, and was Visiting Violin Faculty at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He is Founder and Director of Mountaintop Mastercourse for Violin, held annually in Elizabethtown, NY. He has been a member of the faculty of some of the world's most prestigious violin schools, including Ivan Galamian's Meadowmount School of Music, the ENCORE School for Strings, Keshet Eilon International Violin Mastercourse (Israel), ARIA International Summer Music Academy, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and LMFL courses in Llandovery, Wales, Bristol, U.K., and Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France.

He has been a Distinguished Member of the Jury at international competitions such at the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition (Switzerland), and the International Violin Competition of Buenos Aires (Argentina), as well as at several important U.S. national competitions.

He has given numerous recitals and masterclasses across North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and was the featured artist in the "World String Masters" performance and masterclass series in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as the featured teacher for the Guest Masterclass series at the Conservatorio Superior di Musica of Cordoba, Spain.

Artistic Director for the North American Premier of "Violins of Hope-Charlotte", a two-week series of concerts, lectures, films and museum exhibitions featuring 18 violins restored from the Holocaust by Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein, Mr. Russell performed as soloist with the Charlotte Symphony, along with renowned soloists such as Shlomo Mintz, Pedro Eustache, Hillel Zori and Cihat Askin.

Mr. Russell's former students include IMG Artist Chad Hoopes, members of orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, The Louisville Orchestra and others. Several are members of noted string quartets and still others are noted University and Conservatory teachers.

Pianist Zaiba Sheikh has served on the collaborative piano staff of the Cleveland Institute of Music, ARIA International Summer Music Academy, and LMFL programs in Bristol, U.K. and Llandovery, Wales and Le
Chambon-sur-Lignon, France. Before moving to Charlotte, she also served as Choir Accompanist, Assistant Music Director for Musicals, and French teacher at University School, a private boy’s preparatory high school in Hunting Valley, Ohio. In the Charlotte region she has served as pianist for
faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as well as at Winthrop University. She was also recently awarded the Arts and Science Council’s Regional Artist Grant which recognizes individuals who merit support for artistic development projects.

As a student of Menachem Pressler and Leonard Hokanson at Indiana University, she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree, and added a Master’s Degree in Collaborative Piano from The Cleveland Institute of Music under Anne Epperson and Russell Miller. She then served on the Collaborative Piano Staff at that prestigious school.

Zaiba Sheikh has widely collaborated with her husband violinist David Russell, Anne R. Belk Distinguished Professor of Music at UNC Charlotte, in recitals in the U.S., Canada, China, Spain and the U.K. She is currently in her third year as Music Director and Pianist for Opera Carolina’s Opera Xpress, and will be serving as répétiteur for I Dream, the final production in Opera Carolina’s 2019-20 season.
Prayer Concerns
New Prayer requests will be placed in the bulletin for two weeks.
Please help us keep Prayer Concerns current with weekly updates emailed to

Peggy Barnhardt
Iris Efird
Juanita Holt
Frances Milem
Betty Overcash
Barbara Wise
Loretta Young

Paul Barnhardt - Health concerns
Donna Mauldin - broken wrist
Bill Hammond - Health concerns
Judy Goodnight - Cancer
Connie Rary - Cancer
Debby Baker - Cancer

Roxanne Debord - daughter of Tony & Judy Hunter, starting chemo.
Krystle Tacia - friend of Chariti Lowder, breast cancer - treatment plans pending that may include radiation and additional surgeries.
Amy Ritchie - friend of Jane Jacobs (Breast Cancer), recovery from surgery.
Wade Nunnery - father of Karen Pless, Prayers answered! has shown improvement and has been able to come home WITHOUT Hospice care!
Bob Smith - Judy Hammond's brother, Stage 3 Lung Cancer, now at Wake Forest Medical Center with pneumonia.
Amy Westover - friend of Chariti Lowder (Esophageal Cancer- had surgery, now back at work and improving)
Barbara Coffey - friend of Judy Hunter (Cancer treatment)
Lori Holder - daughter of Sam McAllister (MS)
Hope Community & Pastor Nate Stratman (church plant in Wilmington, NC)
Thank you for worshipping with us today! Stay safe and healthy as you go about your week. If you need anything at all, we are here for you. Feel free to contact us!

Dr. Stuart Bond - Transitional Pastor

David Hamilton - Director of Music

Michelle Walker - Director of Children’s Ministries

Terri Pruett - Office Manager/Bookkeeper