announcements

***ONLINE GIVING***

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!


DID YOU KNOW????

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.


COVID-19
Because of concern for the health and safety of our congregation, We will resume Onsite Worship Services on March 28, 2021 with limitations.(See details below under Reopening News)


Please join us each Sunday morning at 10:30 AM MDT for our Online Worship Service via Zoom. If you need the access information for our Online Zoom Service, please email Karen at: administrator@lasplacitaschurch.org

Thank you and hope you will join us. (if you can't make our Onsite service)


***Church Office Hours***

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS ARE 9AM -1PM  TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY  (Beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021)

Appointments are recommended to meet with Pastor Rich.

Telephone: 505-867-5718


Reopening News Onsite Worship Services

Good News from Pastor Rich about reopening Sunday Services (April 1,2021)

Photos of Easter Sunday April 4, 2021 10:30am Service

Photos of March 28, 2021  10:30am Palm Sunday Worship

News Item March 22, 2021

News Item March 10, 2021


VIRTUAL TOUR OF LAS  PLACITAS  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

https://vimeo.com/462524177


LPPC UPDATES FROM PASTOR RICH HOLMES

UPDATE #24 APRIL 9, 2021

UPDATE #23 APRIL 1, 2021

UPDATE #22 MARCH 25, 2021

UPDATE #21 MARCH 19, 2021 (the Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan)

UPDATE #20 MARCH 12, 2021 (the Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan)

UPDATE #19 MARCH 5, 2021

UPDATE #18 FEBRUARY 25, 2021

UPDATE #17 FEBRUARY 18, 2021

UPDATE #16 FEBRUARY 11, 2021

UPDATE #15 FEBRUARY 5, 2021 (ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE INVITE)

UPDATE #14 JANUARY 28, 2021

UPDATE #13 JANUARY 21, 2021

UPDATE #12 JANUARY 15,2021

UPDATE #11 JANUARY 7, 2021

UPDATE #10 DECEMBER 31,2020

UPDATE #9 DECEMBER  23, 2020

UPDATE #8 DECEMBER 18, 2020

UPDATE #7 DECEMBER 11, 2020

UPDATE #6 DECEMBER 3, 2020

UPDATE #5 NOVEMBER 25,2020

UPDATE #4 NOVEMBER 20, 2020

UPDATE #3 NOVEMBER 13, 2020

UPDATE #2 NOVEMBER 6, 2020

UPDATE # 1 OCTOBER 29, 2020



ORDER OF ONSITE WORSHIP SERVICES / ONLINE  ZOOM SERVICES

APRIL 11, 2021

APRIL 4, 2021 (EASTER SUNDAY)

MARCH 28, 2021

MARCH 21, 2021

MARCH 14, 2021

MARCH 7, 2021

FEBRUARY 28, 2021

FEBRUARY 21, 2021

FEBRUARY 14, 2021

FEBRUARY 7, 2021

JANUARY  31, 2021

JANUARY 24, ,2021,

JANUARY 17, 2021

JANUARY 10, 2021

JANUARY 03,  2021

DECEMBER 27, 2020

DECEMBER 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve Service  7pm)

DECEMBER 20, 2020

DECEMBER 13, 2020

DECEMBER 6,  2020

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

NOVEMBER 22, 2020

NOVEMBER 15, 2020

NOVEMBER 8, 2020

NOVEMBER 1, 2020



STEWARDSHIP GREETINGS

CLICK  HERE  #6

CLICK  HERE  #5

CLICK HERE #4

CLICK HERE  #3

CLICK HERE # 2

CLICK HERE #1



LPPC CROSS DEDICATION:

https://vimeo.com/433

JUNE 26, 2020 (The Cross)



A MESSAGE FROM THE PCUSA STATED CLERK REVEREND DR. J. HERBERT NELSON

https://vimeo.com/427036866 




LPPC 2021 SESSION MINUTES

JANUARY STATED MEETING #1



LPPC 2020 SESSION MINUTES

DECEMBER CALLED MEETING #20

DECEMBER STATED MEETING #19

NOVEMBER STATED MEETING #18

OCTOBER STATED MEETING #17

OCTOBER CONGREGATION MEETING #16

SEPTEMBER STATED MEETING #15

AUGUST CALLED MEETING #14

AUGUST STATED MEETING #13

JULY STATED MEETING #12

JUNE STATED MEETING #11

MAY STATED MEETING #10

APRIL CALLED MEETING #9

APRIL STATED MEETING #8

MARCH STATED MEETING #7

FEBRUARY CONGREGATION MEETING #6

FEBRUARY STATED MEETING #5

JANUARY CONGREGATION MEETING #4

JANUARY CALLED MEETING #3

JANUARY STATED MEETING #2

JANUARY CALLED MEETING #1



LPPC HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE UPDATES

UPDATE #27 FEBRUARY 17, 2021

UPDATE #26JANUARY 11, 2021

UPDATE  #25 DECEMBER 23, 2020

UPDATE #24 DECEMBER 7, 2020

UPDATE #23 NOVEMBER 29, 2020

UPDATE #22 NOVEMBER 17, 2020

UPDATE #21 OCTOBER 27, 2020

UPDATE #20 OCTOBER 19, 2020

UPDATE #19 SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

UPDATE #18 AUGUST 13, 2020

UPDATE #17 AUGUST 5, 2020

UPDATE #16 JULY 14,2020

UPDATE #15 JULY 7, 2020

UPDATE #14  JUNE 26,2020-Re-Opening Part # 1

UPDATE #  13 JUNE 16, 2020

UPDATE #12  JUNE 2, 2020

UPDATE  #11  MAY 26,2020

UPDATE  #10 MAY 19, 2020

UPDATE  # 9 MAY 14,2020

UPDATE  # 8 MAY 11, 2020

UPDATE  # 7 MAY 4, 2020

UPDATE  # 6 APRIL 21, 2020

UPDATE  # 5 APRIL 10, 2020

UPDATE  # 4 APRIL 4, 2020

UPDATE # 3  MARCH 27, 2020

UPDATE # 2  MARCH 20, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR LPPC CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES UPDATE #1


ELLIOT SMITH, CHOIR DIRECTOR  LPPC

CLICK FOR A MESSAGE FROM ELLIOT

CLICK TO LISTEN TO ELLIOT'S AND MINDY'S MUSICAL OFFERINGS #2

CLICK TO LISTEN TO ELLIOT'S AND MINDY'S MUSICAL OFFERINGS #1


DIGNITY KITS UPDATE

UPDATE # 22 APRIL 8, 2021

UPDATE # 21 MARCH 10, 2021

UPDATE # 20 MARCH 7, 2021 (URGENT NEEDS)

UPDATE #19 FEBRUARY 28, 2021

UPDATE #18 FEBRUARY 9, 2021  (MISSION UPDATE)

UPDATE #17 JANUARY 25, 2021  (REPORT)

UPDATE #16 JANUARY 23, 2021  (HELP NEEDED)

UPDATE #15 JANUARY 18, 2021

UPDATE #14 JANUARY 02, 2021

UPDATE #13 DECEMBER 15, 2020

UPDATE # 12 DECEMBER 1, 2020 (Christmas Dignity Kits)

UPDATE # 11 NOVEMBER 13, 2020

UPDATE # 10  NOVEMBER  6,  2020

UPDATE # 9 OCTOBER 28, 2020

UPDATE # 8 OCTOBER 2, 2020

LETTER FROM MAYOR OF JUAREZ

UPDATE # 7 AUGUST 1, 2020 (UPLIFTING)

A request from the Dignity Kits Committee

UPDATE # 6  JUNE 29, 2020 (MILESTONE)

UPDATE  # 5 JUNE 27, 2020

UPDATE  # 4 JUNE 17, 2020 (RECYCLE OF PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS)

UPDATE  # 3 JUNE 6, 2020

UPDATE  # 2 MAY 25, 2020

UPDATE #  1 MAY 22, 2020



INFORMATION FOR OUR CHURCH DIRECTORY APP USERS

IPHONE USERS CLICK HERE

ANDROID USERS CLICK HERE


Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Closing Policy:

CLICK HERE for Church/Event Closing Policy


***Church Office Hours***

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS ARE 9AM -1PM  TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY  (Beginning Monday, March 23, 2021)

Appointments are recommended to meet with Pastor Rich

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


                                                

OUR  WORSHIP SERVICES              

   10:30am Traditional Worship Service





LPPC ADULT FORUM: LESSONS ON THE SONG OF SOLOMON

JULY 2020


CLICK HERE FOR LESSON 1-July 17, 2020


CLICK HERE FOR LESSON 2-July 24, 2020





                                                              LPPC ADULT FORUM:  LESSONS ON  ECCLESIASTES – THE WISDOM OF DIS-ILLISION

                                                                   JUNE/JULY 2020

                                                                  CLICK HERE LESSON 1 June 5, 2020)-The Gatherer

                                                                  CLICK HERE LESSON 2 June 12, 2020)-Time and Tide

                                                                  CLICK HERE LESSON 3 June 19, 2020-Religion

                                                                  CLICK HERE LESSON 4 June 26,2020 - Ecclesiastes 7-8

                                                                  CLICK  HERE LESSON 5 July 2,2020-Chapters 8:16 – 11:7

                                                                   CLICK  HERE LESSON 6 July 10,2020-Conclusion                                                   


                                                              LPPC ADULT FORUM:  SURVEY OF JOB         

                                                                   APRIL / MAY 2020                                                  
                                                              CLICK HERE FOR Lesson 1 (April 26) - An Ancient Story
                                                              CLICK HERE FOR Lesson 2 - The Un-Comfortables (Job's friends)
                                                              CLICK HERE FOR  Lesson 3 - In Self-Defense (Job's responses)

                                                              CLICK  HERE FOR Lesson 4 - Smart Aleck (Elihu barges in)
                                                              CLICK  HERE FOR Lesson 5 - Voice of Heaven (God responds, but doesn't exactly reply

                                                              CLICK  HERE FOR Lesson 6 - A Bit on Wisdom, and Some Reflections(Bonus)



                                                                                       

                                                             LPPC  ADULT FORUM FOR MARCH 2020       

                                                                  CLICK HERE TO READ THE LESSONS OF LENT (1-4)
                                                                  CLICK HERE TO READ THE LESSONS OF LENT # 5

                                                             CLICK HERE TO READ THE LESSONS OF LENT# 6

                                                                  CLICK HERE TO READ THE LESSONS OF LENT# 7
                                                                  CLICK HERE TO READ THE LESSONS OF LENT #8 (BONUS LESSON)

                                                            

              

       






                                                        ADULT ACOLYTE VOLUNTEERS

Being an acolyte is not just for children any more! Please volunteer to become an adult
acolyte. For more information. Please contact Jeff Dickson or Chris Mink.



                                                           LPPC  PER CAPITA

Every year LPPC sends the Presbytery of Santa Fe a “per capita” contribution of $35 per
member. Per Capita is crucial to the overall health of the PC (USA), because it binds
Presbyteries, Synods, and Congregations together in one church. This year our
congregation is relying upon “those ties that bind” to help us transition from an interim
pastor and welcome a new pastor, and is asking each church member to support their per
capita costs in addition to their normal annual pledge. The Church will have a minute for
mission each Sunday in March to explain how the Santa Fe Presbytery supports the needs
of the local Churches and Congregations as well as the larger Presbyterian church. The
Stewardship Committee and Financial Secretary will help keep track of member per capita
giving, and we ask members to make a note on their giving envelopes or checks of this per
capita giving



    Las Placitas Presbyterian Church    
    Per Capita Request      

Even though we’re isolated in being sequestered at home, we’re still connected. As members of LPPC, we’re connected to one another in our congregation, and we’re connected to the broader Presbyterian family. Our Presbyterian connection extends from the local congregation to the Presbytery, to the Synod, to the national Presbyterian Church USA (the General Assembly).
When we give our tithes and offerings, some of that money goes to the mission of the wider church. An example is our recent Presbytery of Santa Fe hosting online Holy Week services. The Presbytery is also helping us in our search for a new minister.
Part of our support to the presbytery and wider church structure is the per capita, an assessment based on the number of members in a congregation. It is $35 per individual ($70 per household couple), which goes to help sponsor the work of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. The Session of LPPC is asking members to pay their per capita for this calendar year.
You may pay your per capita contribution two ways:
1.)    by check, addressed to LPPC, P.O. Box 768. Placitas, NM 87043. Please put Per Capita in the memo line of your check.
2.)    or online. If you choose the online option, go to the website lasplacitaschurch.org, click on give on the very bottom of the screen. Choose “Annual Operating Fund”.  Enter a dollar amount, and then your name. Then click on the turquoise “Submit Gift. After that, scroll down to the choice of credit card or bank account number, fill in the boxes and submit.
Thank you for your support of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church and the wider Presbyterian USA denomination. Your financial gift helps spread the news of Christ’s love.
  

                                 

2021 GIVING ENVELOPES  ARE HERE
The 2021 giving envelopes are here, contact Karen !

                                                         

                                           

        OUR NEW AND IMPROVED LPPC LIBRARY

        CLICK

       CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

                                                                                      


                                   ACCESS AND VIEW YOUR CURRENT GIVING TOWARD YOUR ANNUAL PLEDGE

Realm is an online program that allows church members the ability to register for access to view their current giving towards their annual pledge. To register for Realm, please send an email to Jennifer Vargas, the church administrator at administrator@lasplacitaschurch.org, requesting an invitation. She will need your birthday when setting up your account. Church members will then create a login and password, update their personal information, and be able access the official record of their pledge donations.

     


DEACON HELPLINE

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 suehoff722@cableone.net



WEDNESDAY  NIGHT LPPC BOOK DISCUSSION  GROUP  (FORMER MONDAY NIGHT GROUP)
Topic: Las Placitas Presbyterian Church's Zoom Meeting
We're Not Meeting on Monday Anymore!

One Week off for Good Behavior!
Next Meeting Wednesday, December 2
Discussing first 12 Chapters of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Then we will decide whether to read the rest of the book and discuss or to read and discuss section by section
7pm, Wednesday December 2




Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Thursdays at 7pm.  (CANCELLED)

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

CLICK HERE FOR CERTIFIED EARTH CARE AWARD


            **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
  • 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.


LPPC CENTURY OF FAITH BOOK   CLICK HERE

~ 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.)



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 hearnow@starke.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 Pastor, Deacons, or our Administrator.



CASA ROSA FOOD PANTRY

Donations (food, clothing, household goods) are welcome and can be put in the blue bins at LPPC or dropped off at Casa Rosa on Friday and Saturday mornings when volunteers are there.  Please note that we cannot accept food that is more than a year beyond its Best-By or Expired-By Date.  Also, we cannot accept electronics.

To serve our clients, Casa Rosa is always in need of the following:

    Specific grocery items:  canned fruit, canned meat, jelly or jam,
    Specific hygiene items:  hand soap, toothbrushes (for adults and children), toothpaste, and mouthwash.
    Shopping aids:  plastic grocery bags, brown paper grocery bags (from grocery stores—not shops), empty egg cartons (that hold 12 vs 18 eggs).
    Men’s Clothes:  casual—not office or dressy attire.
    Pet Food:  donations of bags of cat or dog food or designated funds to purchase pet food.

AmazonSmile donations are an additional way to help to Casa Rosa if you shop on Amazon. This requires signing up one time and selecting Las Placitas Presbyterian Church as the charitable organization, which will then result 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.  Just remember from then on to do your online Amazon shopping through smile.amazon.com.
Flyers describing Casa Rosa Food Pantry and the AmazonSmile program are available in a display holder in the Fellowship Hall.


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 505-867-5718.


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 "webmanager@lasplacitaschurch.org"