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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***
Tuesday 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!
***SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE***
Sunday, May 28th, marks the beginning of our summer worship schedule. There will be a single combined service each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. through Labor Day. The church office will be closed Mondays, open Tuesday through Friday from 9am – 1pm. Our regular schedule resumes Sunday, Sept 10th.
•September 3rd is our last summer service at 9:30am. Regular service resumes Sunday, Sept 10th with 8:30am worship in the Upper Room, followed by Adult Forum at 9:15am, and the 10:30am service in the Sanctuary.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
11th Sunday after Pentecost
9:30am The Songlines of Our Lives: Sanctuary
With Doug Calderwood & Ana Hernandez
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017
12th Sunday after Pentecost
9:30am The Songlines of Our Lives: Sanctuary
With Rev. Joyce Thompson and Willy Sucre
2:00pm Ordination & Celebration: Dori Hjalmarson
CASA ROSA FOOD PANTRY
Ordinary and Extraordinary
This segment in the church year between Pentecost and Advent is known as Ordinary Time. Sundays are ordered, or numbered, as in "The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost." Green is the liturgical color for this season, representing the hope for new life in Christ. If you haven't already, please take note of our new green paraments, designed and created by Rev. Joyce Thompson. Check out the symbols Joyce used and relate them to Bible stories, and be sure to thank Joyce for her EXTRAORDINARY effort!
Our congregation is enjoying wonderful music and stories this summer and there is more to come from special guests and folks.
August Events for LPPC Songlines Renewal
Summer of Music:
Aug. 27 Violist Willy Sucre will share his music and personal Songline with the congregation and visitors during the worship service at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Willy Sucre is a violist with the Albuquerque Philharmonic. He also presents five “Willy Sucre and Friends” concerts for the Placitas Artists Series. Come hear how a remarkable Bolivian native brought his love of chamber music to the United States.
***On summer break and will reconvene in September***.
The Adult Forum meets in the Upper Room on Sunday morning,
at approximately 9:15am. All are welcome, please join us.
LPPC MEMORIAL GARDEN
The Memorial Garden at Las Placitas Church is a beautiful, peaceful location for the Columbarium that serves as the final resting place for loved ones. It is a sacred place to honor the deceased, gather for worship, and for reflection. All are welcome to walk the path, sit on the benches, and enjoy the view and environment. Out of respect for the families of the inurned, as well as the great effort the congregation invests to keep it maintained, and for safety’s sake, kindly remain on the walking path and do not climb onto the columbarium structures or disturb the garden. Thank you.
***Art for Fellowship Hall This Summer***
Do you have art that conveys a theme related to music? Would you like to see your art decorate our Fellowship Hall this summer? Please consider having your work and/or collected pieces on display. You may share a work that you want to keep, or you may display a work that you’d like to sell. All art will remain on display from June to September. For items to sell, please review the LPPC consignment and liability guide that is used for PAS works. And if there’s a story behind the work you want to share, by all means, let us know the history or the interesting story about your art. Contact Bunny Bowen 867-2731, email@example.com , or Karl Gustafson 896-6851, firstname.lastname@example.org
***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
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.
Added Timeline Histories of Las Huertas Valley, Las Placitas, and the Church, which enable the reader to follow the chronological order of historical events.
Rather than being limited to the one hundred years of the Church’s history, Century of Faith actually covers over 200 years of history, making the Placitas area one of the best documented communities in New Mexico. It begins with prehistoric settlements of the Las Huertas Valley, followed by the advent of the Spanish explorers and settlers. It then describes the struggle for the land between the settlers of Spain’s 1768 San Antonio de Las Huertas Land Grant and outsiders concerned solely with obtaining mineral rights. After 1850, the seeds of Presbyterianism developed in this exclusively Catholic region, and LPPC was founded in 1894. The subsequent history is emblematic of the challenges experienced by many small isolated communities as they were confronted by technological advances in the 1800s and 1900s, young men going off to fight in WWI and WWII, and many other outside influences destined to bring about changes both welcome and unwelcome—especially including, in this specific region, an influx of non-Spanish speaking people (hippies and other gringos).
While Century of Faith is a welcome documentation of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church for members and friends of LPPC, it is also of interest to a broader audience as a highly readable source to help those new to or otherwise interested in the region obtain a better understanding of the unique history of the Placitas area in specific and New Mexico in general.
Century of Faith is being sold at LPPC for $15. (It is also available through Amazon.com for $22.95.)
The 2nd edition of the LPPC Century of Faith book is available for sale after church for the next several Sundays. The price is $15 – cash only please. Hope you enjoy the book.
Children’s Christian Education is seeking Teacher's and Assistants for our children this spring, especially for our High School Youth.
Vacation Bible School is approaching and we are in need of a music loving person/s to take the lead. Please contact Sally G. if you are interested.
2016 LPPC WINTER SOLSTICE
Monday Night Group
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 IS ON SUMMER BREAK UNTIL
SEPTEMBER, 13, 2017.****
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 Meeting: September 13, 2017
*******CHOIR IS ON SUMMER BREAK*******
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*****
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, Delfina.
CASA ROSA FOOD PANTRY
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).