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.

Announcements, continued . . .

COVID-19

Casa Rosa – FREE LPPC COVID Vaccination Clinic!!

Tell your family and friends! Casa Rosa and LPPC are partnering with the NM Department of Health to host a FREE COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on June 19 from 12-1:30 pm in the parking lot of Casa Rosa. Health care workers will be administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J & J), which is currently authorized for persons 18 and older. To participate, you may register online at vaccinenm.org and use event code ‘casarosa’, OR, you may register onsite at the clinic. No insurance or payment is required. Questions? Call Ally at 505- 867-2291, ext. 1707.

Because of concern for the health and safety of our congregation,
we resumed Onsite Worship Services on March 28, 2021 with limitations. (See details below under Reopening News)

Please join us each Sunday morning at 9:30 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 we hope you will join us if you can't make our Onsite service.

LPPC HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE UPDATES


Reopening News Onsite Worship Services

Update from Pastor Rich Holmes, June 18, 2021

Update from Pastor Rich Holmes June 11, 2021

Message from Rev. Anne Egan (June 6, 2021)

Special COVID Update from Pastor Rich (May 13, 2021) (Worship and Fellowship)

Special Update from LPPC Health and Safety Committee (May 12, 2021)

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


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS ARE 9AM -1PM TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY

Appointments are recommended to meet with Pastor Rich.

Telephone: 505-867-5718


CONGRATULATIONS TO 2021 LPPC GRADUATES

2021 LPPC GRADUATES


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

https://vimeo.com/427036866


CLICK FOR A MESSAGE FROM ELLIOT SMITH, CHOIR DIRECTOR

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


DIGNITY KITS UPDATE


Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Closing Policy:

CLICK HERE for Church/Event Closing Policy


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 NEW AND IMPROVED LPPC LIBRARY

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CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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.


STEWARDSHIP GREETINGS

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. In a minute for mission each Sunday in March we explained 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.
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  GIVE 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.

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

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 Karen Cox, 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! Call the office at 505-867-5718 for the link.


COMFORT & JOY PRAYER CIRCLE 

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 the Pastor, Deacons, or our Administrator.


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Attention any Mentors and Sponsors for new Members: we 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. They meet in the Upper Room following the 10:30 service. Please let Pastor Rich 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.


SERMONS

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