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!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Presidents' Day: Church Office is Closed
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
Transfiguration of the Lord
8:30am Early Worship: Upper Room
9:15am Adult Forum, Worship and Christian Life
10:30am Worship Sanctuary:
Sermon:"A Century of Faith in Song", Rev. Drew Henry
FEBRUARY ADULT FORUM
The ADULT FORUM meets at approximately 9:15 a.m., immediately after the first service. Please join us in the Upper Room.
Adult Forum in February: "The Whys and Wherefores of Presbyterian Worship" - Why do we do the things we do in worship? Why do we have prayers of "confession" and "illumination" as part of the service? What is our theological understanding of baptism and communion, and of marriage? These, and other questions will be addressed in this five week series, using the proposed new revision of the PCUSA's Directory for Worship. Please e-mail Ken C. if you would like the downloadable document file.
February 5, 2017 - "The Whys and Wherefores of Presbyterian Worship, Part 2: Christian Worship in the Reformed Tradition
February 12, 2017 - "The Whys and Wherefores of Presbyterian Worship, Part 3: The Service for the Lord’s Day
Feb 19, 2017 - "The Whys and Wherefores of Presbyterian Worship, Part 4: Pastoral and Occasional Services
Feb. 26, 2017 - "The Whys and Wherefores of Presbyterian Worship, Part 5: Worship and Christian Life
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 Charmaine L at 505-917-6508 if you are interested.
February means Valentine’s Day and all things sweet. Cinnamon rolls available for purchase every Sunday this month for only $1 each!
2016 LPPC WINTER SOLSTICE
***COLD WEATHER IS HERE***
Please scroll down to the LPPC closing policy.
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: 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 Meetings: February 22, 2017
March 8, 2017
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 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.
We’re low on plastic bags! Can you spare some, please?
Food donations currently needed at Casa Rosa are:
Thank you for helping our community!
Casa Rosa is in need of baby items – clothing, equipment,
etc. Please donate items you no longer need!
Casa Rosa is looking for able-bodied help Friday mornings to
unload the Road Runner food truck. Please contact Sally C
at email@example.com. Your help is needed and greatly
If you are ready to do some Spring cleaning, please
remember that Casa Rosa can use clean clothing in good
repair. Just leave your items in the blue bins by the church
office door. Thank you!
Thank you all for the kind and much-needed donations of men’s clothing! We still need more, the need is great, your generous donation makes a big difference to a lot of our residents and is deeply appreciated!
Donations of clothing to Casa Rosa have fallen off
significantly over the last month. Please donate what you can
for families in need. It’s getting cold outside! Coats and men’s
clothing are in particular demand. Your help is needed and
Casa Rosa is in need of plastic grocery shopping bags, and
Reminder that AmazonSmile benefits Casa Rosa Food Pantry: The holidays will soon be upon us, and as you are doing your online shopping, please remember if you are doing any Amazon shopping to sign on to smile.amazon.com and select Las Placitas Presbyterian Church as the charity to be supported (if you have not already done so). By selecting LPPC, a percentage of your total purchases will be electronically deposited into the independent checking account for Casa Rosa Food Pantry. Remember to always shop at AmazonSmile (rather than just Amazon) for future purchases. Casa Rosa thanks you for your continued support.