Please join our welcoming church family Sunday, November 11th, at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 20th and Raton, in La Junta. God's House (children's Sunday school) begins after the Children's Message during Worship.

We continue our Worship series, "Seasons: Ending, Losing, and Letting Go," with the message, "Letting Go" from Acts 17:16-34 with special music from the Chancel Choir. All are welcome! Invite a friend!

Sunday, November 18, the Chancel Choir will be presenting "Gospel Mass" during our Worship at 9:30 a.m. "Gospel Mass" by Robert Ray is a musical celebration of Christ, with words of faith set to the rhythm of African American spirituals. A truly unique musical event. All are welcome!

5+ Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 All Saints Sunday

This week, we celebrate All Saints Sunday, when we remember and read aloud the names of all the saints who’ve entered glory before us. If you can’t be here this Sunday but would like the names of loved ones included in the service, please just reply to this e-mail and we’ll be honored to include them. With communion and the Chancel Choir singing, “Cup of Sorrow.”

2 Spaghetti dinner success

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our youth missions program this past Friday. The youth raised just over $615. Wahoo! And thank you!

3 Give us your input

We sure hope you had the chance to meet Paul Borden and hear his prescriptions for our continued healthy growth. We welcomed him again just this Monday to answer any questions you might have had. The congregation will be invited to share your support for the prescriptions by way of a straw poll which will be taken on Sunday morning, November 11.

4 FBS

It’s time for another Friday Bible School this Friday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Register via the website FBS (Friday Bible School) or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FridayBibleSchool/.

5 Operation Christmas Child: Join us after FBS

Join the FBS kids on Friday, after lunch at 12 noon, to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Stay as long as you like, though we do hope to finish by 2 p.m.

p.s. Parents & caregivers, please don’t forget that any kids who wish to have a speaking part in the Christmas pageant should remain after worship for try outs.

And finally, Happy Reformation Day!

Please join our warm and welcoming church family Sunday, November 4th, at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 20th and Raton, in La Junta.

We celebrate All Saints Sunday with the Lord's Supper as we continue our Worship series, "Seasons: Ending, Losing, and Letting Go," with the message, "Losing" from Acts 15:1-35 with "Cup of Sorrow" from the Chancel Choir. All are welcome! Invite a friend!

November 18, the Chancel Choir will be presenting "Gospel Mass" during our Worship at 9:30 a.m. "Gospel Mass" by Robert Ray is a musical celebration of Christ, with words of faith set to the rhythm of African American spirituals. A truly unique musical event. All are welcome!

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Thank you!

A huge thanks to Dr. Paul Borden for sharing his wisdom and insights with us this past weekend during our Healthy Church consultation, as well as everyone who participated in the focus groups and one-on-one conversations. If you missed the consultation, copies of the report and recommendations have been mailed to your homes. Dr. Borden will return this Monday, October 29, for a follow-up Town Hall dinner and meeting. Please come if you have input or suggestions.

2 Gospel Mass

The Chancel Choir—with support from guest musicians—presents “Gospel Mass” by Robert Ray on Sunday, November 18, in worship. The “Gospel Mass” has been described as hip, traditional, spiritual, and surprising. There’s no other piece of music like it, so you don’t want to miss it. The price of admission? A friend. Bring someone you know who’ll be blessed to hear the message of Jesus again.

3 FBS

Our next Friday Bible School for kids K-6th grade happens on Friday, Nov. 2. We’re excited at the growth we’re already seeing in this new ministry! To register, go to the website Friday Bible School or visit the Facebook page @FridayBibleSchool.

4 Super Hero Christmas auditions

Try outs for speaking parts in the “Super Hero Christmas Pageant” will happen after worship on Sunday, November 4. If you’re interested, please plan on joining directors Katy Jones and Karen Gacnik.

5 Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

Support the youth and enjoy a tasty spaghetti dinner before the last Tigers’ home football game, this Friday, October 26, from 4-7 p.m. Suggested minimum donation of $5 for adults, $3 for kids. All money collected supports our summer missions work.

Click on the Link below to download The Messenger Newsletter for September 2018

We’re searching for a new part-time Children’s Minister. Could it be you? Or someone you know? A copy of the job description is available below, or visit our Facebook page: “La Junta Presbyterians”.

We are pleased to have sponsored Hayden Bickel and Bethany Bender on an adult mission trip to El Salvador with Living Water International to assist with the drilling of water wells. They were in El Salvador June 11-15. Pictures from their mission trip.

Click on the Link below to download The Messenger Newsletter for December 2017/January 2018