Worship for Sunday, September 20, 2020 The Bulletin for home worship is now available.
OCTOBER 4, 2020 Resumed Worship at EBP at 10:30 am. Masks required.
The Peace and Global Witness offering of the PCUSA is received this month.
El Buen Pastor Session and Pastoral Letter September 20
El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church Post Office Box 185 Chimayo, NM 87522 September 17, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of El Buen Pastor UPC,
This has been a long stretch in which we have not been together for public worship. As a Session, we have thought about you and missed our times together. In this letter we hope to connect with you through sharing some of what is happening with our church:
l During this time of separation Session has tried to keep in touch with all of you – our church family. We are encouraged that so many of you are contacting each other, praying for and encouraging one another. l We have attempted to stay in touch through Sunday Home Worship and the website.
l We have continued to have Session meetings by phone through “go to meeting” where we are able to talk together as in a meeting. l We had a Collaborative Bilingual Worship on August 23. l A plumber addressed the problems continuing at the manse. He suggested pumping the septic first. An excavator was brought to uncover the tank and then clean outs had to be installed. We had to replace both toilets and the shower fixtures. The wall had to be knocked in (to the closet side) in order to install shut offs. In the basement, the plumber noticed the booster pump to two water tanks, which are used to hold water, was burned out, and needed to be replaced. l In order to conserve money utilities in the Church and Christian Ed. Building have been placed on "vacation status," meaning that we can reconnect without paying a connection fee. The only service that was not disconnected was the gas. l The county clerk’s office has not been able to locate a survey of the property which is required for a permit to complete work on the church septic system. We are hopeful to get that work done before the end of the year. l From a walk-through of the church with an insurance inspector, we learned we needed to cut off branches hanging over the sanctuary and to clean up the outdoor steps on the side of the church. We have someone to do this and to clear weeds around the church again.
The big news is that Public Worship will begin at El Buen Pastor on Sunday, October the 4th at 10:30 AM. Smith Memorial is invited to join their worship service. We will be obeying safety precautions of wearing masks, social distancing and all the safety measures required for a safe service.
We are grateful to those who have worked so diligently on the above issues. We also want to thank everyone who has been sending in their offerings. As you know, we still have to pay the bills. Some of you have kept us informed of events in your lives, and we welcome this. We want to be aware of the good things that are happening as well as your concerns so that we can pray more intelligently with each other. We wish you all well and look forward to being together again.
In Christian Love,
The Session: David Bass, Frances Rodriguez, Brenda & Wilfred Romero, Ruth Sandoval (Clerk) & Ann Graham-Johnson (Moderator)
In case you missed it, go to You Tube to see the
Presbytery of Santa Fe Collaborative Worship August 23, 2020
1,023 views•Streamed live on Aug 23, 2020
Did you know- You can order an e-copy of Glory to God for your iPad? Go to the Apple store for the free app. You can use it for home worship music. Also if you want a PCUSA planning calendar go to PCUSA website to order
Menaul Historical Library's latest edition features an article about Jose Martinez of Taos. Shannon Webster's article is a great read for us in the north. You can read the article at the Library's website: www.menaulhistoricallibrary.org. Pay them a visit and offer your support.
The Upper Room -
Presbytery of Santa Fe sends information on their webpage: https://santafepresbytery.org
Ghost Ranch is now offering virtual worship experience on Sundays. Check their website for their services.
To the family of Mary Martinez Burmudez who died Friday, August 14. Committal service held on August 20 at Los Llanitos. Sympathy to Ernesto and Benita.
Prayer of Joys and Concerns-
Thanks for God’s presence in places of need - Thanks for our congregations and their desire to worship and unite with each other
- Thanks for Lisa’s, Wayne’s, Edna’s and Leslee’s continuing recovery - Annalisa Miranda's Birthday, and thanksgiving for her life - For what else are you thankful? - Continued prayers for David as he completes treatment and returns from Houston
- Prayers for our nation as we face our divisions - Prayers for those enslaved by poverty and prejudice
-Thanksgiving for Tina Cordova's life on this Christian Education Sunday!!
Keep all teachers and students in prayer as they go online or in some cases, go to the classroom.
Today in the Mission Yearbook https://www.presbyterianmission.org/yearbook/September-13-2020/
PHOTOS WANTED IF you want to share a photo of family or nature at worship, please send photo to Margaret email@example.com. I will upload and post so we can see each other!! Layla sent a beautiful rainbow photo!!
Ann and Larry
Address for Ann and Larry: 3471 Cerrillos Rd., T6 Santa Fe NM 87507
New Mailing address: 3201 Zafarano Dr. Suite C #343, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone numbers: Ann cell (520) 730-8943 Larry (520)730-2932
Email for Ann: ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
+ The Taize group worships in spirit Wednesdays at 6 pm. If you would like to join us in your own home please email Patricia firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive songs, scripture and prayers for our worship each week.
Presbytery of Santa Fe Worship while at home
This week the service will be live streamed on YouTube. You can also go on YouTube later to see the recorded service.
A suggestion from Presbytery: at the church hour, call someone from your church and share the Passing of the Peace.
Sharon Adee is now settled in at her home in Manhattan, KS.
You can write to Sharon at her new address:
5755 Pheasant Ridge Road Manhattan KS 66502
Her phone number is785-341-4407 This is a new number for Sharon.
Dates to Remember:
OCTOBER 4, 2020 1030 AM worship meets at El Buen Pastor.
Session Meetings: Sessions will meet on a TBA basis
Our Congregational concerns Be sure to check the church program under links.
Prayer requests: Pastor Ann is asking members to call or email her with any prayer requests which you may have.
Remember our homebound elderly: Frutoza Lopez is with her family in Espanola.
Keep Lovia and Orlando in your prayers as well. .
Smith Memorial United Presbyterian Church, Truchas, New Mexico
(Truchas is Spanish for trout)
Session Members: Elders Leslee Cordova, Roseanne Martinez, Clara Vigil and Natalie Cordova, Clerk of Session
Deacons: Ernesto Martinez, Patricia Putnam and Leandro Cordova
Session meets monthly.