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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.
INFORMATION FOR OUR CHURCH DIRECTORY APP USERS
***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!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018
Second Sunday of Advent
8:30am Early Worship Service
9:15am Adult Forum: THE FAROLITOS OF CHRISTMAS
by Pablita Velarde
10:30am Worship & Choir: Sanctuary
Nursery is provided
11:45am Session Meeting to Welcome New Members
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018
Come and enjoy beautiful holiday music during the busy holiday season. The Santa Fe Opera will perform at LPPC on Monday, December 10th at 7pm. Silent auction will take place to benefit the LPPC MDO Preschool.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018
Third Sunday in Advent
8:30am Early Worship Service
9:15am Adult Forum: THE SANTERO’S MIRACLE
By Rudolfo Anaya
10:30am Worship & Choir: Sanctuary
Nursery is provided
DECEMBER ADULT FORUM
Advent and Christmas are storytelling times, and New Mexico has a treasure-trove of such tales. During December the Adult Forum will be hearing four children’s stories that speak to the faith and wonder of this land. Beginning with an “emergence” legend (i.e., “creation story”) from a book by Pablita Velarde of Santa Clara Pueblo, we will then move on to three stories by the beloved Hispanic author, Rudolfo Anaya. Families and youth are particularly welcome to join in this series. The Adult Forum meets at approximately 9:15 a.m., following the early service, in the Upper Room.
December 2 – “The Stars” from OLD FATHER STORY TELLER, by Pablita Velarde
December 9 – THE FAROLITOS OF CHRISTMAS by Rudolfo Anaya
December 16 – THE SANTERO’S MIRACLE by Rudolfo Anaya
December 23 – HOW HOLLYHOCKS CAME TO NEW MEXICO by Rudolfo Anaya
December 30---NO CLASS
***POINSETTIAS AND LUMINARIAS***
Time to order poinsettias and luminarias. Place the form in the offering plate, mail to LPPC, or to the office before Dec. 23rd.
LPPC WINTER SOLSTICE
On Friday December 21, 2018 at 7 PM, the Winter Solstice Celebration and 21st Annual Candlelight Poetry Reading will take place at LPPC. The readings will be followed by refreshments and book signing by the poets. Raffle tickets for a photographic banner created from a panoramic photograph of the Sandia Mountains taken by Placitas resident and award-winning photographer Mike Edminster will be on sale. The banner was used in our Earth Day celebration service in April 2018. The raffle drawing will take place after the readings. The event is sponsored by the LPPC Earth Care Fellowship.
125th Anniversary – February 2019 marks the 125th anniversary of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. The Session has begun conversations about how we might celebrate this important anniversary. Would you be willing to be a part of team to help plan for our 125th Anniversary? Please talk with Drew Henry our pastor or Carl Allen our Clerk of Session. Thank you!
Monday Night Group
We've chosen Century of Faith, the history of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. If you'd like to purchase a copy for $15, contact Jennifer Vargas in the church office. Proceeds from the book's sales help fund LPPC's youth program.
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 Meeetings: December 20, 2018 **
** Because of Holidays **
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!
LPPC EARTHCARE FELLOWSHIP
***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-- 505-404-1705.
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.
Weekly pledge envelopes for 20xx 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.
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.
CASA ROSA FOOD PANTRY
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
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: