Sunday, May 27th
Please join our welcoming church family on Sunday, May 27th, for Worship at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 20th and Raton, in La Junta.
During worship, Pastor MJ and her husband Chris Ludwig will celebrate a renewal of Christian marriage on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary. Ed Black, pastor at Corona Presbyterian in Denver, will lead the service, and cupcakes will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, May 20th
Please join our warm and welcoming church family on Sunday, May 20th, for Worship at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 20th and Raton, in La Junta.
We celebrate Pentecost Sunday affectionately known as “Red Balloon Sunday” with the message “The Coming of the Holy Spirit” and special music, “Spiritual Jubilee,” from the Chancel Choir. Wear red, bring a friend, and celebrate a most sacred and joyful event in our life of faith together. All are welcome!
Adult Mission Trip to El Salvador
We are pleased to be sponsoring 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 will be in El Salvador in June. Prayers for their travels and their experiences while on this trip.
Mid Week Messenger May 9
5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres
1 Celebrate Moms
Begin your Mother’s Day celebrations by joining us in worship to thank God for the gift of our moms. With Muffins for Mom after worship, special music from the Men’s Quartet, and gifts from our kids. We’ll conclude our worship series, “Habits of Happiness,” with a look at Philippians 4, “I know the secret..."
2 Summer Camp Scholarship Fund
Through the month of May, we’ll continue collecting funds to support our Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, so that our families can send their children and youth to church camp without significant financial burden. Please give generously as you’re able. If you’re unable to give in church, don’t forget you can also offer your gift online from our website www.firstchurchlajunta.org.
3 Softball Tournament
If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the Southeast Colorado Charity Softball Tournament, you missed quite a production. Well done and high fives to Hayden Bickel, Bethany Bender, and Elias Altamirano for their amazing job making it happen. Funds were raised to pay the balance for Hayden and Bethany’s June mission trip to El Salvador with Living Water International.
4 “Emergence” results
With much gratitude for everyone’s wonderful artwork, here are our winners in the “Emergence” art show:
Adult Best in Show: (tie) Brianne McRunnel “Wind and Water” and Patti Aldea “Easter Sunrise” Adult Honorable Mention: (tie) Kristin Bickel “Emergence of New Life” and Catherine Cantu “Grasshopper Flower" Adult People’s Choice: Kristin Bickel “Reflections”
Kids’ Best in Show: (tie) Aalyha Trujillo “Light of the Cross” and Gabby Cunningham “Untitled” Kids’ Honorable Mention: Carter Pickering “Peace is Cool” Kids’ People’s Choice: Emma Gacnik “Ladybug”
5 Red Balloon Sunday
Next week, May 20, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, affectionately known here as “Red Balloon Sunday.” Wear red, bring a friend, and celebrate a most sacred and joyful event in our life of faith together.