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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.
INFORMATION FOR OUR CHURCH DIRECTORY APP USERS
***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!
***2018 Pledge envelopes are available in fellowship hall. Pick a
pack to make giving easier***
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018
Fourth Sunday in Easter
8:30am Early Worship: Upper Room
9:15am Adult Forum: Upper Room- Earth Day Sabbath:
"Plastic Pollution in Our Water & Food”-
10:30am Worship & Choir: Sanctuary
2:00pm Placitas Art Series Concert
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018
Fifth Sunday in Easter
8:30am Early Worship: Upper Room
9:15am Adult Forum: Upper Room- “The Evangelical Explosion”
Christianity change & growth in America, Africa, & Asia
10:30am Worship & Choir: Sanctuary
4:00pm Youth Dinner w/ Founding Families
The Adult Forum meets in the Upper Room on Sunday morning,
at approximately 9:15am. All are welcome, please join us.
APRIL ADULT FORUM
April Adult Forum – During the Easter Season the Adult Forums will primarily focus on “Other Christians” around the world, outside of the usual Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant bodies. Using the DVD series “A History of Christianity” by Oxford University’s Diarmaid MacCulloch, we will begin with the historic Syrian “Church of the East” that at one time stretched all the way to China, this will be followed by a look at the way in which Reformation-era Catholicism found new expression in Mexico, we will then consider some of the churches that arose from the Evangelical and missionary movements of the 19th and twentieth centuries, and wrap up with a look at the state of Christianity in contemporary Europe and the U.S. There will be a 1 Sunday break from the schedule on April 22 for a special Earth Day Sabbath presentation on the growing issue of plastics pollution in the world’s oceans, aquifers, and the food chain. The presentation from the Earthcare Fellowship will include a very brief video presentation, followed by a panel discussion on the issue and actions that each of us can take.
April 1: EASTER: NO CLASS
April 8: “The First Christianity” – the Church of the East.
April 15: “Reformation” (part 2) – the Roman Catholic Reformation and Mexican Catholicism
April 22: EARTH DAY SABBATH: Panel Presentation: (1) “Plastic Pollution in Our Water & Food”; (2) “Phytobiomes in Agriculture: The Plant as a Community”; (3) “Recycling in Placitas”
April 29: “The Evangelical Explosion” – Christianity change and growth in America, Africa, and Asia.
May 6 (or, 13): “God in the Dock” – Euro-American Christian Decline, and Future Hope….
Our youth is working hard to reach their goal to fund this summer’s Ghost Ranch retreat and the Mission Trip. Fundraising will continue in May with a Taco Dinner prepared by the youth. This will take place on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) from 5pm-7pm. We are asking for $5.00 per person. Thank you for your continued support.
LPPC EARTHCARE FELLOWSHIP
***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 Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday (April 23) in the Upper Room. We'll be discussing the Fourth Invitation in Frank Ostaseski's The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. The title of the Fourth Invitation is Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
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 THURSDAY of each month at 10am
in The Church Library.
Next Meeeting: APRIL 26, 2018
Please note meeting is now 2nd and 4th THUSDAY of each month
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.
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).
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Closing Policy: