Online Giving! Now it’s easier than ever to support the mission and work of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Simply go to our website www.lasplacitaschurch.org and click GIVE. Every gift helps. Your continued generosity helps us do what we do!
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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
*** 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!
Position Opening - Las Placitas Presbyterian Church is seeking an outgoing and grounded individual to fill our Church Administrator position. This person oversees and manages the church office. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, the position description is available on church website
***2018 Pledge envelopes are available in fellowship hall. Pick a
pack to make giving easier***
Time to order poinsettias & luminarias!
Time to order poinsettias & luminarias! Place the form in the offering plate, mail to LPPC, or drop it by the office by December 17th.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
Third Sunday of Advent
8:30am Early Worship: Upper Room
9:15am Adult Forum: Upper Room
10:30am Worship & Choir-Lessons & Carols: Sanctuary
The Adult Forum meets in the Upper Room on Sunday morning,
at approximately 9:15am. All are welcome, please join us.
Adult Forum in December - "Mary Had a Baby"
During the four Sundays of Advent the Adult Forum will be doing a Bible study based on themes (below) drawn from four African-American spirituals. The study was written by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan of Shaw University Divinity School and Marilyn Thornton of the Wesley Foundation at Fisk University. Study booklets are available.
Note that lessons 2 and 3 are switched. December 10 is the children's Christmas Pageant at the 10:30 service.
December 17 -- Lesson 2: "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow" (Luke 2:15, Matthew 2:1-12)
December 24 -- Lesson 4: "Go, Tell It on the Mountain" (Luke 2:8-20
December 31 -- NO CLASS (adult forum resumes on January 7, 2018)
YUMMY APPLE PIES
Homemade apple pies are for sale to benefit LPPC Youth programs. $15 for a whole pie, $7 for a mini pie, $5 for a plain crust. Contact the office or Cheryl Ferrell to order!
Please complete YOUR LPPC Directory Information form if your phone number or address has changed in the last 2 years.
HERE I AM LORD
Here I Am, Lord! The Nominating Committee is beginning the work of selecting church officers. If you would like to give of your time and talent as an Elder or Deacon, or if you would like to suggest a member of the church who might want to serve, please contact Chris Mink at firstname.lastname@example.org
LPPC EARTHCARE FELLOWSHIP
2017 WINTER SOLSTICE
Call for Poets!
Calling all rhapsodists, sonnetists, poets, and poetesses -
The Earthcare Fellowship of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church invites submissions of original poems for our 20th annual Winter Solstice Poetry Reading. The reading will be held on the solstice, in the church sanctuary, by candlelight, interspersed with brief periods of reflective silence. The theme for this year is "Sonidos~Sounds of the Solstice".
Date - Thurs. Dec. 21, 7 p.m., at LPPC
Theme - "Sonidos~Sounds of the Solstice"
Submission Deadline - November 17
Submissions may be done by email to: email@example.com , or by snailmail to: Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 768, Placitas, NM 87043, "attn. Earthcare/Poetry".
***FROM THE LPPC MISSION COMMITTEE***
Mission Committee is gathering items for people in need, especially:
Cooking utensils: large knives, spatulas, serving spoons, ladles
Deodorant: men and women
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,
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
LPPC CENTURY OF FAITH BOOK
~ CENTURY OF FAITH ~
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 Amazon.com 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 Meeeting: January 24, 2018
Read: John, Chapter 14
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 2018 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*****
HELP FOR THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL
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 http://pda.pcusa.org/situation/nepal-earthquake-april-2015/.
Act: Learn how you can help families who have lost everything in the devastation visit www.pcusa.org/pda
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CASA ROSA FOOD PANTRY
Casa Rosa is in need of the following food items for the Deacons’ Thanksgiving Baskets:
Instant mashed potatoes - packets or boxes
Stuffing – boxes or packages
Your donations are greatly appreciated
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CASA ROSA DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONICS.
AmazonSmile donations are very helpful to Casa Rosa, so please remember to do your online Amazon shopping through smile.amazon.com (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).