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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!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
8:30am Early Worship: Upper Room
9:15am Adult Forum: “God With Us Through Our Trials”
10:30am Worship & Choir: Sanctuary
2:00pm PAS Concert
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
8:30am Early Worship: Upper Room
9:15am Adult Forum: “God With Us as Emmanuel”
10:30am Worship & Choir: Sanctuary
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER ADULT FORUM
During October the Adult Forum continues its study of Amy Poling Sutherlan’s study, God’s Promise – “I Am With You”, which looks at how God is present with us in life’s many circumstances, including times of uncertainty, discouragement, and powerlessness.
The author is the co-pastor, with husband Joshua, of First Presbyterian Church in San Marcos Texas. She is a 7th-generation Presbyterian minister, having grown up in Las Cruces, NM.
The Adult Forum meets at approximately 9:15 a.m. (following the early service) in the Upper Room. A couple of copies of the study book are still available.
Oct. 7 – “God With Us When We Seek God”
Oct. 14 – “God With Us When We Are Powerless”
Oct. 21 – “God With Us Through Our Trials”
Oct. 28 – “God With Us as Emmanuel”
Nov. 4 – “God With Us as the Holy Spirit”
Nov. 11 – “God With US”
***AROMA OF APPLE PIES***
We still have frozen apple pies for sale to support the youth program. If you pre-ordered any pies, they are available for pick up this Sunday. Any additional special orders, including green chile apple crumb pies, must be made no later than Oct. 21st. Cheryl and Jack Ferrell will be available in the Fellowship Hall following the service to assist you with your purchase. Thank you for your generous support of the LPPC youth program.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
The LPPC Earth Care Fellowship will hold a quarterly Highway 165 clean-up on our adopted mile on Saturday October 20 at 8:30 AM. We will meet near the west boundary of our mile, just west of the entrance to Ranchos de Placitas. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to participate!
Note from The Building Committee:
Thanks to all for working to keep the LPPC building safe and working efficiently. Should you notice a physical problem, please complete a Work Order form, located in the basket outside the office door. Please place the completed form in the basket or in the building committee mailbox inside the office. This form will help us address building issues in a timely manner. Thank you, Diane Herrera Shepard, Building Committee Chair
125th Anniversary – February 2019 marks the 125th anniversary of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. The Session has begun conversations about how we might celebrate this important anniversary. Would you be willing to be a part of team to help plan for our 125th Anniversary? Please talk with Drew Henry our pastor or Carl Allen our Clerk of Session. Thank you!
Placitas Holiday Sale
At the Placitas Holiday Sale in November, we have the first space in the tent by the church. I have one person who said they would help me set up. Please begin thinking about signing up to help sell them for a few hours at a time on both Saturday & Sunday. I will be getting the list asking for volunteers the middle of September. Questions contact Sue at 505-404-1705 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Monday Night Group
We've chosen Century of Faith, the history of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. If you'd like to purchase a copy for $15, contact Jennifer Vargas in the church office. Proceeds from the book's sales help fund LPPC's youth program.
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: October 25, 2018
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!
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-- 505-404-1705.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 critical need of clean, gently used, casual clothes for men. No office-type attire, please. Also, many of our clients have pets, and since we do not spend funds on pet food, if you are a pet lover and would like to donate specifically for our clients' furry friends, we would welcome cat or dog food or designated funds to purchase them.
Casa Rosa needs brown paper grocery bags every week. Please save them for us and place
in the blue collection bins whenever you can.
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: