Please join our warm and friendly church family Sunday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 20th and Raton, in La Junta. Children's Sunday School, God's House, after the Children's message in Worship. Adult Christian Education--"Jesus Among Secular Gods"-- at 10:45 a.m.

Our fall worship series, "Life on the Frontline" continues with the message, "The frontline commitment," from Acts 4:23-31, and special music from the Chancel Choir.

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Please join our cordial church family Sunday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 20th and Raton, in La Junta. Children's Sunday School, God's House, after the Children's message in Worship. Adult Christian Education--"Jesus Among Secular Gods"-- at 10:45 a.m.

We celebrate the Lord's Supper as our fall worship series "Life on the Frontline" continues with the message "The frontline cry" from Matthew 6:9-13 and the Chancel Choir singing "The Lord's Prayer." All are welcome! Invite a friend!

BYBFF (Bring Your Best Friend Forever): Sunday after Worship we will have coffee fellowship, and the whole church family is invited for the God’s House Capstone Event, “The Best Friend Game,” based on the old “Newlywed Game” game show. How well do you know your best friend? Invite them to church and come and find out at this fun event for all ages.

5+ Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1)Please join us in Worship

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper as our fall Worship series “Life on the Frontline” continues with the message “The frontline cry” from Matthew 6:9-13 and the Chancel Choir will be singing “The Lord’s Prayer.”

2)BYBFF (Bring Your Best Friend Forever):

Sunday after Worship we will have coffee fellowship, and the whole church family is invited for the God’s House Capstone Event, “The Best Friend Game,” based on the old “Newlywed Game” game show. How well do you know your best friend? Invite them to church and come and find out at this fun event for all ages.

3)FBS (Friday Bible School)

FBS is this Friday, October 5, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. The Young Fishers of Men Puppet and Variety Show—a positive, uplifting performance with lots of fun and laughs will be presented in the Sanctuary from Noon to 1:00 p.m. There is no charge and everyone is invited.

4)TABLES

The Tables small groups will begin Sunday evening, October 7th. You may still participate by contacting the church office this week or sign up on Sunday morning.

5)Growing Healthy Churches Consultation with Paul Borden is October 18-21.

Please mark your calendars to Worship with us on Sunday, October 21st, when Rev. Paul Borden will lead worship, followed by a congregational meeting at which the GHS Team will share their evaluation. The evaluation includes “prescriptions” for healthy growth.

6)Last but not least, “THANK YOU” from Pastor MJ to Kenny Root, Marilyn Chambers, Dean Rees, and all those who stepped up Sunday for Worship in her absence.

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Bring Your Best Friend to Church Sunday, October 7

The kids are finishing off their first unit, “Jesus: Your Very Best Friend,” so we’re inviting everyone to bring a best friend to worship on Sunday, October 7. We’ll have a Fellowship Time downstairs afterwards and a chance to play “The BFF Game” (the old Newlywed Game for best friends).

2 Frontline

Our worship series, "Faith on the Frontline," continues with “The frontline concern,” asking the question, “How? How do I live out my faith wherever God places me…work, home, school?” Get a look too at our “Frontline” map.

3 A great opportunity

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Paul Borden and reps from our national church (ECO) on October 18-21 for a Healthy Church Consultation. They’ll meet with members and leaders of the church, and Dr. Borden will preach in worship on Sunday, October 21, before offering us some prescriptions for health and growth. We’ll be encouraged and challenged, both as believers and as a church, to seek God’s Kingdom with joy and excellence. We really beseech you to join us that Sunday and hear what they have to offer. Please make it a priority.

4 From the Compassion Team

Safeway has cornbread, all kinds of canned vegetables, pinto beans, and small cans of green chiles on sale this week 12 for 49 cents each. You must buy 12 to get the 49 cent price. Bring these items to church, and we’ll get them to Associated Charities!

5 Neighborly service

A big thanks to Wyatt, Logan, Will, Emily, Ethan, David, and Jay for their hard work last Friday at AWESOME’s Neighborly Service Project. An extra big thanks to Lindy and Ron Bay, Becci Lease, and Dave Kuebbeler.

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.

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