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
Cold weather is here! The church office will close due to inclement weather according to the Bernalillo Public Schools (BPS) guidelines. Closings are announced on local broadcast stations via a runner on the bottom of the television screen, on the BPS website, www.bernalillo-schools.org and at http://www.koat.com/closings.
***2018 Pledge envelopes are available in fellowship hall. Pick a
pack to make giving easier***
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
Church Office Closed for Presidents' Day
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Second Sunday in Lent
8:30am Early Service: Upper Room
9:15am Adult Forum: Upper Room-Gospel of Mark
10:30am Worship Service and Choir: Sanctuary
Nursery provided: 10:15 am -11:30 am
2:00pm Placitas Artist Series Reception and Concert
The Adult Forum meets in the Upper Room on Sunday morning,
at approximately 9:15am. All are welcome, please join us.
FEBRUARY/MARCH ADULT FORUM
February/March Adult Forum - We will wrap up the series on world religions on Feb. 4, followed on the 11th by a presentation on mindfulness and meditation presented by the Health Ministries Partnership. On February 18 we will begin multi-week survey of the four N.T. Gospels, exploring the background and themes of each, that will take us through Lent to Easter.
February 4 - Buddhism
February 11- The Health Ministry Partnership is excited to sponsor the adult Forum on February 11th. Placitas community member Judith Roderick will present “Mindfulness in Meditation, Art, and Life.”
February 18: Exploring the Gospels 1 - a look at the four Gospels in relation to each other.
February 25: Exploring the Gospels 2 - Mark, the first Gospel
March 4: Exploring the Gospels 3 - Matthew, a Christian Torah
March 11: Exploring the Gospels 4 - Luke-Acts, the Gospel for Gentiles
March 18: to be announced....
March 25: Exploring the Gospels 5 - John, the Word of Life
LPPC EARTHCARE FELLOWSHIP
DIANE SHEPARD AND RED CHILE CLASS
***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 chapters 4 and 5 in The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle for this Monday. The group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Upper Room of the church.
Please join us.
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: February 22, 2018
Read: John, Chapter 15
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: