Online Giving! Now it’s easier than ever to support the mission and work of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Simply go to our website and click GIVE. Every gift helps. Your continued generosity helps us do what we do!


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.




Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Closing Policy:

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***Church Office Hours***

Tuesday thru Friday 9am-1pm

Telephone: 505-867-5718

*** 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


Since the majority of those who voted at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church on May  19, 2019 supported summer services being held at 10:30 AM,  the Session has approved the time change  to 10:30 AM for summer church services, starting this Sunday, May 26th.  May 26th will be the last Adult Forum until September. 
Beginning May 20th until June 9th, Rev. Ken Cuthbertson will be the pastor on-call for any pastoral care needs.  Ken’s contact number is 505-256-1162.  Ken plans to be in the church office on Tuesday mornings from 9 am-1 pm.

Sunday, May 19th, was the last Sunday childcare will be provided. This is a temporary
situation until we find someone to fill two caregiver positions. If you know someone
interested in the position please contact Pat Thorpe, Nancy Walker, or the church office.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Qualifications: 16 years or older with
childcare experience

SUNDAY, May 26, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter
9:15am Adult Forum: “Where Do We Go from Here”-
We will look at some of the plans for the interim
period at LPPC, and about the upcoming pastoral
search process.
10:30am Traditional Worship & Choir: Sanctuary

Special Preacher Guest - On May 26 the Rev. Jim Brown, representing the Commission
on Ministry of the Presbytery of Santa Fe, will be our special guest for both the 9:15 a.m.
Adult Forum and for Worship at 10:30 a.m. The theme of the forum and the service will
be a look ahead at the interim period and the process of calling a new pastor. The sermon
title for the day will be "Take a Deep Breath" focusing on Romans 12: 1-18. Rev. Brown
was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe from 1975-1987. His most recent
pastorate was at the Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, PA. When he
retired in 2012 he and his wife Nina returned to Santa Fe, and he is currently a member of
the Commission on Ministry of the Presbytery of Santa Fe.


May Adult Forum – As we round out our 2018-2019 programming, the Adult Forum will include a special Earth Day presentation on water in Placitas, a look at the life and ministry of the Rev. “Mr.” Fred Rogers, and a time for considering what lies ahead in the “interim” period and search for a new LPPC Pastor. May 26 will be the final Adult Forum until the Sunday following Labor Day. The Adult Forum meets in the Upper Room on Sunday mornings, shortly after 9:15 a.m., following the early service.

May 5: "Water on the Mountain - The Water Situation in Placitas" – As part of LPPC’s postponed Earth Day Sabbath observance, the Earthcare Fellowship will have special presentations by leaders of the local acequia associations, including information on groundwater issues, conservation, and other water concerns.

May 12: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (Part 1) – A look at the life and work of the Rev. “Mr.” Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister.

May 19: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (Part 2) – A look at the life and work of the Rev. “Mr.” Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister.

May 26: “Where Do We Go from Here?” – We will look at some of the plans for the interim period at LPPC, and about the upcoming pastoral search process.

The Adult Forum will not meet over the summer, but will resume the Sunday after Labor Day. 

May 19th will be the last Early Service until September. There will be Adult Forum on May 26th and worship at 10:30 am.


Please review your information on our church directory for accuracy.

(Smart Phone or Church Website, they are the same) Please email or notify Wendy Ingram or Russell Mink of any changes that may be needed. Also, if a photo needs to be updated, we can take a new photo, or if you have a photo you would like to use, please email it to Wendy or Russell.

Wendy Ingram at or Russell Mink at

Thank You, Wendy and Russell



The 2019 giving envelopes are available in the fellowship hall. On the sign-up sheet, please print your name by the number that corresponds with the box you have chosen.


Deacon Helpline - the ministry of the deacons is one of compassion, witness, and service. The helpline is a ministry for anyone facing a difficult situation who is in distress and/or could use a little support. A deacon (and a friend) is just a phone call/email away. Contact Sue E. Hoff at 505-404-1705 or

Monday Night Group

7pm 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 THURSDAY of each month at 10am

in The Upper Room.

NO Meetings in MAY

Next Meeting: JUNE 13, 2019

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!




Mission Committee is gathering items for people in need, especially:

  • Cooking utensils: large knives, spatulas, serving spoons, ladles
  • Deodorant: men and women
  • New pillows
  • 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, shoes etc.

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.



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 for $22.95.)

Weekly pledge envelopes for 2019 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.



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
  • Act: Learn how you can help families who have lost everything in the devastation visit
  • 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 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

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 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
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Stuffing – boxes or packages

Your donations are greatly appreciated

Donations of the following items are always appreciated:

Canned Fruit

Canned Meat

Jelly or Jam

Tooth Brushes (adult and child)

Tooth Paste


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.


AmazonSmile donations are very helpful to Casa Rosa, so please remember to do your online Amazon shopping through (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:

CLICK HERE for Church/Event Closing Policy

Attention any Mentors and Sponsors for new Members: the Membership committee would like to match up our new members with a current member to help them feel at home quickly at LPPC. If you are interested, please contact Wendy I. through the church office at 867-5718.

Interested in becoming a member of LPPC? The Session of LPPC meets the Second Sunday of each month to receive new members. That meeting is held in the Upper Room following the 10:30 service. Please let Pastor Drew or any of our leaders know if you are interested in becoming a member of this congregation or if you have any questions about the church at 867-5718.

LPPC recycles used cell phones year round! All used cell phones brought to the church will be mailed off to PHONERAISER to be recycled. More information on recycling efforts at There is a basket in the Fellowship Hall for your contributions. Any proceeds will be split 50/50 between our general fund and Casa Rosa. Thank you to all who have made donations in the past. Our last shipment brought in $25 (1 used cell phone ). Thank you and please pass the word!

LPPC sermons are online! If you missed a Sunday sermon here at LPPC, don't worry. Click here and you can listen to the digital recording or read an electronic copy at your leisure! There you will find a library of previous recordings and electronic files. Please contact our website manager at ""