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We are now equipped to take any credit card at all LPPC functions and events, including MDO dues! Our Square Readers are up and running. Participating in all the fun and helping the church has never been easier.

***Church Office Hours***

Monday thru Friday 9am-1pm

Telephone: 505-867-5718

*** Safety Reminder***

For everyone’s safety, when parking please do not leave valuables in your vehicle in plain view and remember to lock your doors. Thank you!



20th Sunday after Pentecost

8:30am Early Worship: Upper Room

9:15am Adult Forum, The Reformation at 500 , Upper Room

9:30am 30 Minute Methods & Menus: LPPC Kitchen

10:30am Worship Service & Choir: Sanctuary

~Nursery is provided

~ Sunday School

2 pm Placitas Artists Reception

3 pm Concert


The Adult Forum meets in the Upper Room on Sunday morning,

at approximately 9:15am. All are welcome, please join us.

October 1 - Following the Fiddle / Songlines: Pastor Drew Henry will be facilitating a time of reflection on his, and our, experience of the recent sabbatical season.

Oct. 15 - Sabbatical Stories 3 - with Rev. Drew Henry.

Oct. 22 - The Reformation at 500 - Using excerpts of a documentary by Oxford historian Diarmaid MacCulloch, the presentation will take a quick look at the origins of the Lutheran, Reformed (Presbyterian), Anabaptist (Mennonite), and Anglican (Episcopal) Churches in the 16th century, and at some of the Roman Catholic response. The look back includes discussions with some of the Reformers' modern successors... including the thoughts of the first women successors of Zwingli and Calvin in Zurich and Geneva. Led by Ken Cuthbertson

Oct. 29 - Fall Prevention Part 2: Simple Balance Activities & What to do if you Fall. Presented by Pat Thorpe. It will be held in the recently re-carpeted Upper Room, not the Sanctuary.


Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Presents: 30-Minute Healthy Cooking Methods and Menus with Chef Diane Herrera Shepard

Join The Health Ministry Partnership in offering a 5-Sunday series of healthy cooking workshops that will feature easy and nutritious preparation strategies and menus that anyone can enjoy.

We will meet on Sundays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9:30-10:00 a.m. in the Church Kitchen. Adults and children are invited to participate. No cooking skills necessary. Enjoy these fun and delicious opportunities to learn more about healthy shopping, preparation, use of essential kitchen tools, and more. A $5.00 per person donation at each session would be appreciated.

October 1 Using Professional Cooking Tools and Techniques

October 8 Bread and Butter

October 15 Italian Easy Appetizer

October 22 Healthy Sauces

October 29 Dessert


•Many thanks to the gardeners who showed up to "spruce up" the Memorial Garden on September 30. They cleaned up the acequias, trimmed trees, pruned, weeded, transplanted, and clipped! We are planning other work days to get the garden ready for the May 19, 2018 Placitas Garden Tour. Hats off to Carl and Jackie Allen, Chris Baker, Joan and Steve Chewning, Jacque Fletcher & Don Turton, Jill Hensley, Tamara Hudson, Bill Lumm, Chris and Russell Mink, and Diane Herrera Shepard.


Mission Committee is gathering items for people in need, especially:

Cooking utensils: large knives, spatulas, serving spoons, ladles

Deodorant: men and women

New pillows

Electric alarm clock

New cutting boards

New brooms, mops and dust pans

Furniture: small couches, loveseats, chairs and coffee tables

Small dressers and nightstands

Kitchen tables and chairs

Twin and full beds, full sets only –very gently used

Also $25 Walmart gift cards are very handy, since we take

clients there for work clothes,

shoes etc.

Let me know if you have any questions! ~ Jeannine Potter

Please save Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Labels for Education to support Menaul School. Give them to Geri Escarcida or any Mission Committee member. ~ Sue Hoff



By Suzanne Sims Forrest

First published in 1995 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 1894 founding of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church (LPPC), this award-winning history book has been significantly revamped to include:

Additional historical information and many more photos throughout the book.

An afterword written by The Reverend Drew Henry to cover the years after 1994.

Century of Faith is being available at LPPC for $15. (It is also available through for $22.95.)

Monday Night Group

The Monday Night Book Group is reading Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Please join us at LPPC for a riveting read and

discussion at 7:00pm on Mondays in the Upper Room.

Bible Study Group at LPPC!

Bible Study Group: Join us for a relaxed and always stimulating

conversation. No previous experience required!

We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at

10 am in The Upper Room.

Next Meetings: October 25, 2017

November 8, 2017

Choir Rehearsal, Thursdays at 7pm.

Our Chancel Choir sings at the 10:30 am service every Sunday (September through May). The choir is directed by Elliot Smith and accompanied on the piano by Mindy Sampson. Rehearsals are held every Thursday night at 7:00 pm in the church and before each service on Sunday morning. Everyone who wants to add their vocal talents to the Chancel Choir are welcome!

Weekly pledge envelopes for 2017 are now available in Fellowship Hall. If you’d like a box, please take one, sign your name and note the number of the box you chose. Pledges can also be mailed to the church office in the pew envelopes provided, or in regular envelopes, of course.



*****Our Monthly Health Fair Recipes are located at:

Ministries at LPPC , and Select : LPPC Health Resources*****



Thanks to your generosity through the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering collected on Easter Sunday, the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is already providing for immediate emergency relief in Nepal. Our Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Mission Committee voted to send an additional $500 from their budget to PDA to help with this effort. If you would like to know about additional ways in which you can give, act, and pray, and please continue reading:

The need for response is great. “God’s people are once again called on to stand in the GAP – Give. Act. Pray.“

Give: Financial support for relief efforts can be made by phone 800.-872-3283, by mailing a check to PCUSA, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburg, PA 15264-3700,

or online

Act: Learn how you can help families who have lost everything in the devastation visit

Pray: Pray for those who suffered loss of family or those who are working tirelessly to provide rescue, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support.

“Be the presence of God with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for the people of Nepal.”


Hearing Aid Assistance Available: If you know someone who needs hearing aids and can’t afford them, Starkey Hearing Foundation’s HEAR NOW program provides help. Call 800-328-8602 to discuss eligibility with a HEAR NOW representative or email

Starkey will also take your no-longer-used hearing aids for repurposing.

The Comfort & Joy Prayer Shawl Circle reminds you that if you or someone you know is experiencing a difficult time such as illness, injury, death of a loved one, or some other challenge in life, you can request a prayer shawl. Simply contact any of the Deacons, Pastor Drew, or our Administrator, Delfina.


Donations of the following items are always appreciated:

Canned Fruit Tooth Brushes (adult and child)

Canned Meat Tooth Paste

Jelly or Jam Mouthwash

Plastic Grocery Bags

Egg Cartons (that hold 12 vs 18 eggs)

Gently-Used Clean Clothing—especially for men

Baby items: clothing, equipment, etc.

Donations can be dropped off:

At LPPC in the blue bins outside the Administrative Office during office hours from 9am-1pm Tu-F in summer and M-F rest of year.

Or At Casa Rosa when volunteers are there on Friday and Saturday mornings.


AmazonSmile donations are very helpful to Casa Rosa, so please remember to do your online Amazon shopping through (after you have signed up one time and selected Las Placitas Presbyterian Church as the charitable organization, which results in the Amazon Smile Foundation depositing quarterly donations equivalent to 0.5% of your total purchase costs directly into Casa Rosa’s independent checking account).

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  • Attention any Mentors and Sponsors for new Members: the Membership committee would like to match up our new members with a current member to help them feel at home quickly at LPPC. If you are interested, please contact Wendy I. through the church office at 867-5718.
  • Interested in becoming a member of LPPC? The Session of LPPC meets the Second Sunday of each month to receive new members. That meeting is held in the Upper Room following the 10:30 service. Please let Pastor Drew or any of our leaders know if you are interested in becoming a member of this congregation or if you have any questions about the church at 867-5718.
  • LPPC recycles used cell phones year round! All used cell phones brought to the church will be mailed off to PHONERAISER to be recycled. More information on recycling efforts at There is a basket in the Fellowship Hall for your contributions. Any proceeds will be split 50/50 between our general fund and Casa Rosa. Thank you to all who have made donations in the past. Our last shipment brought in $25 (1 used cell phone ). Thank you and please pass the word!
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