First Sunday of Advent
November 27, 2022
The Reverend Bill Humphreys
SMPC meets at 9:00 and EBP meets at 10:30
This Sunday both churches will begin observance of Advent, the beginning of the new year church year. You are invited to join members of EBP on November 26 as they decorate the church for the first Sunday of Advent. At SMPC we will "green" the church before the service begins at 9 am. You are invited to attend one or both of our churchesl
Bill will be in the area on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and at 5 pm will be meeting with the SMPC Session.
Go to the "More" dropdown and read the Church Notes found under "Links and Activities" which Bill Humphreys has put together.
Thanks to Edith for having class for the younger church attendees during church service. Bring the children to church!!
For all Sundays of Advent, November 27, December 4, 11, and 18 our worship will be led by the Rev. Bill Humphreys.
Reminder: Per capita is due. Ours broken down: PCUSA 8.98, Synod of the Southwest $5, and Presbytery of Santa Fe, $21.02. The total is $35 for each communicant member of the congregation. Please support the work of the Church.
Our annual Congreagational meetings were held.
Officers for SMPC: Elders: Darlene Montoya, Clerk of Session, Class of 2023
Cindy Vigil, Class of 2023
Valerie Cordova, Class of 2024
Leandro Cordova, Class of 2023
Clara Vigil, Class of 2024
Mike Montoya, Class of 2024
Leslee Cordova, President, Roseanne Martinez, Sec., Mary Singelton and Margaret Franke, members.
Officers for EBP: Elders: David Bass, Clerk of Session
Brenda Romero, Treasurer
Deacons: Layla Coriz, James Coriz, Edna Martinez and Susy Ruiz.
New Address for Ann and Larry
3860 Doctors Lake Drive, Orange Park, FL 3207
Jicarita Cluster Information
Our churches are members of the Cluster which includes the northern New Mexico Churches including Penasco, Embudo, Ranchos de Taos and Taos First, Chacon, Mora, Las Vegas, White Rock, El Buen Pastor Chimayo, Smith Memorial Truchas, Los Alamos United, and Westminster Santa Fe. These churches work together to support Camp Loma Verde which holds summer programs for Cluster youth.
Moderator - Rev. Virginia Barbie of Taos First Pres
Future of Loma Verde Campgrounds were discussed.
Reminder that Rev. Liz Graham is now pastor at Embudo and Penasco churches.
Presbytery of Santa Fe
The Presbytery sends information on their webpage: https://santafepresbytery.org
PHOTOS WANTED IF you want to share a photo of family or nature at worship, please send photo to Margaret firstname.lastname@example.org. I will upload and post so we can see each other!!
+ The Taize group worships in spirit Wednesdays at 6 pm. If you would like to join us in your own home please email Patricia at email@example.com. To receive songs, scripture and prayers for our worship each week.
Prayer requests: Send requests to Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Truchas, New Mexico
(Truchas is Spanish for trout)