Second Sunday of Advent
December 5, 2021
We welcome Rev. Lee Walters who will be leading us in worship in the
December 5 both congregations will observe the Lord's Supper.
El Buen Pastor will once again offer an Alternative Christmas Fair following morning worship on Sunday, December 5th. Come at 11:30 or so for fellowship and the opportunity to purchase:
SF PW Bible study group met Monday, November 18. Our next meeting will be a Zoom session on January 17. Check with Margaret, Patricia or Georgia if you have any questions.
The Jicarita Cluster met on Monday, November 8. We heard a presentation on the Pres Church in Honduras which was given by Rev. Dori Hjalmarson which reminds us that small churches with lay leadership can be vital forces in communities. We discussed how our Cluster churches could share a "digital pastor" and participate in digital worship. There are resources available for Cluster churches. A presentation was given on having a "hearing loop" installed in a church. We noted the need for leadership training which could be done digitally.
Crystal Fort gave a presentation on Camp Loma Verde which was in full operation this summer. Visit the website to see images of the summer activities https://www.lomaverdecamp.com.
New Address for Ann and Larry
3860 Doctors Lake Drive, Orange Park, FL 32073
PW of Santa Fe is offering a monthly Zoom session for those who want to participate in this year's Horizon's Bible study. The topic this year is "What My Grandmothers Taught Me." Georgia Ortiz will host a Zoom session in Chimayo for the next session, January 17 at 5:30 pm. Margaret will host Zoom session in Truchas. Call Georgia or Margaret for further information. P.S. Men are also invited!!
Menaul School grads or those having connections to Menaul may find the following link of interest. https://abq.news/2021/08/the-menaul-school-ties-to-an-indian-boarding-school/
PREACHING SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER
November 28 - December 26 - Lee Walters
Presbytery of Santa Fe Support for our Congregations
Madeline Hart-Andersen, primary COM contact, liaison team
John Sitler and Randy Pence: COM liaison team
Bill Humphreys, Moderator of Session at Chimayo and Truchas
The Jicarita Cluster met on Saturday, July 10 New officer:
Moderator - Rev. Virginia Barbey of Taos First Pres
Future of Loma Verde Campgrounds were discussed.
Noted that there 6 churches in the north which are without pastoral care.
Please send family photos or information for the website to Margaret
Presbytery of Santa Fe
Presbytery voted to become a Matthew 25 Presbytery with churches in our presbytery already participating and finding new mission and energy. Here is a link to learn more about Matthew 25 in PCUSA . https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/
The Presbytery sends information on their webpage: https://santafepresbytery.org
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.
- For what else are you thankful? - Continued prayers for those in our congregations who suffer from ill health.
- Prayers for our nation as we face our divisions - Prayers for those enslaved by poverty and prejudice
- Prayers for our nation and our new administration.
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!! Layla sent a beautiful rainbow photo!!
Ann and Larry
They are in Jacksonville Fla to be nearer to family.
Phone numbers: Ann cell (520) 730-8943 Larry (520)730-2932
Email for Ann: ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 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.
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.
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
Session Meetings: September 16 SMPC session will meet at 6 pm.
Our Congregational concerns Be sure to check the church program under links.
Prayer requests: Send requests to Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember our homebound elderly:
Keep Lovia and Orlando in your prayers.
Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Truchas, New Mexico
(Truchas is Spanish for trout)
Session Members: Elders Clara Vigil, Cindy Vigil and Darlene Montoya.
Deacons: Ernesto Martinez, Patricia Putnam and Leandro Cordova
Session meets monthly.
El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church, Chimayo, New Mexico
Session members: Wilfred Romero, Brenda Romero, Frances Rodriquez David Loren Bass and Ruth Sandoval.