Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House, our children's Sunday School, meets after the children's message in Worship.

Our new five week series on the Book of Esther takes a hard look at the powers of evil and death at play in the Persian Empire at the time when Esther and her cousin Mordecai rose to save God’s people. Any person of faith may at any time be called upon to risk life or livelihood, status or reputation, to speak the truth to power. Esther and Mordecai show us how.

Our new worship series begins this week with “Episode One: Never Powerless” from Esther 1:1-2:23. The Chancel Choir sings, “Ancient Words.”

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Esther: A New Hope Awakens

Our new five week series on the Book of Esther takes a hard look at the powers of evil and death at play in the Persian Empire at the time when Esther and her cousin Mordecai rose to save God’s people. Any person of faith may at any time be called upon to risk life or livelihood, status or reputation, to speak the truth to power. Esther and Mordecai show us how.

Our new worship series begins this week with “Episode One: Never Powerless” from Esther 1:1-2:23. The Chancel Choir sings, “Ancient Words.”

2 “A New Queen”

God’s House Kids are meeting Queen Esther, too, in three exciting lessons this month. Kids join us for worship through the Children’s Message, then join one of two classes (K-2nd, and 3rd-5th) downstairs. Preschoolers head to the nursery. The whole congregation is invited to a Purim Festival on October 6 to celebrate the end of the unit.

3 FBS

Friday Bible School kicks off this Friday, September 27, from 1-4 p.m. here at First Pres. This year, FBS will happen over 6 consecutive Fridays, and the theme is “Board Games.” This is truly some of the best Christian education available for kids, so we strongly recommend it. Visit the FBS Facebook page (Friday Bible School - First Church of La Junta) or the church website (http:/href=/fbs-friday-bible-school) for more information and to register.

4 September OCC collection

In the month of September, our Operation Christmas Child collection is still in need of 440 pencils, 6 boxes of crayons, 63 markers, 80 erasers, and 260 glue sticks. Bring your donations on Sunday morning and deposit them in the collection center at the far end of the narthex.

5 Beth Moore

The theme for our Beth Moore Simulcast on September 28 is “Strong Sisters,” from Proverbs 31. What better way to kick off the new school year than a walk through Proverbs 31? Join us! The link to registration is located on the church’s Facebook page (La Junta Presbyterians) or HERE.

Welcome to our Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the corner of 20th and Raton. God's House, our children's Sunday School, meets after the children's message in Worship. It’s our annual celebration of our Tables ministry, and a great chance to grow together in faith as a congregation as we meet and pray for one another. It’s also a great opportunity to invite that friend who may be put off by a traditional church service.

“And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Tables Sunday

Join us this week for Tables Sunday at 10 a.m. It’s our annual celebration of our Tables ministry, and a great chance to grow together in faith as a congregation as we meet and pray for one another. It’s also a great opportunity to invite that friend who may be put off by a traditional church service.

“And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

2 “A New Queen”

God’s House Kids meet Queen Esther in three exciting lessons. Kids join us for worship through the Children’s Message, then join one of two classes (K-2nd, and 3rd-5th) downstairs. Preschoolers head to the nursery.

3 Speaking of the queen

We’re very excited about the new worship series, “Esther: A New Hope Awakens,” beginning September 22. It’s about power, courage, evil, vanity, risk, bravery, and the power of God to bring unexpected good in the worst of worst times.

4 Ever wish you knew the Bible better?

Have we got a class for you! Foundations leads participants through a 260 day read-thru of the Bible, with weekly check-ins and discussions on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Karen Gacnik, Greg Holt, Patti Aldea, and Lindy Bay co-lead the class. Childcare available upon request.

5 CTW begins!

Our CTW High School Fellowship meets this Sunday, September 15, from 4-6 p.m., for a fun scavenger hunt and pizza. Questions? Call Sarah Petramala at 469-7862. Note: Through the busy fall season, CTW will meet every other week for fellowship, service, and study. Future dates are: September 29, October 13, October 27, November 10, November 24, and December 8.

Update on Beth Moore Simulcast:

The theme for our Beth Moore Simulcast on September 28 is “Strong Sisters,” from Proverbs 31. What better way to kick off the new school year than a walk through Proverbs 31? Join us!

And finally prayers...for Leonard Vance, undergoing surgery today in Denver to remove cancer growth...for Jeanne Brittain having surgery Thursday to repair her eye...for teachers, staff, administrators and students at LJ Primary and Intermediate Schools, and our adopted classrooms in particular: Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Book, Ms. Morlan, and Ms. Gonzales.

Join us for our Beth Moore Simulcast.
Our requested donation for the event is: $15 early registration (before September 1) $20 regular registration (after September 1, including day of the event) $10 registration for public school teachers, first responders, or spouses of teachers and first responders. A boxed lunch from Christine's will be available for $9.50. Please bring your registration fee with you on the day of the event. Checks may be made payable to "First Presbyterian Church."
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