4 Things to Know this Week @ First Church

1 I Get Knocked Down

We’re back in worship at 9 and 11 a.m., and the series is, “I Get Knocked Down” from the Book of Lamentations in the Old Testament. This week, we get honest about the fact that, sometimes, we knock ourselves down. God still helps us back up. We’ll have special music from Omayra Pumalpa at the 11 a.m. service.

2 Trying to understand the racial unrest in our nation?

Join us in July as we take a uniquely Christian approach to the racial unrest in our nation. Join us on Sunday evenings, beginning July 12 at 7 p.m., as we read and discuss The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby. It will be enlightening, challenging, and hopeful. We’ll decide on a location as the time gets closer and we know what kind of restrictions we’ll be under. In the meantime, you can order the book from Amazon or any of the online local booksellers such as www.tatteredcover.com.

3 Love Your Neighbors program

The Love Your Neighbors Program is a chance for us to bless our neighbors with yard work and simple home repair. Here’s how to join us:
Call the Church Office and leave us your name and phone number. Cell phone numbers are preferred for texting, but home phones work too! Let us know if neighbors in need of assistance. Call the Church Office or Chad Smith directly at 469-5924. Be ready for us to contact you with Saturday morning work projects. It’s just that simple!

4 MOPS

Our Moms of Preschoolers are still meeting throughout the summer on Zoom, if you are interested or know a mom that would be, please give the church office a call and we can make sure they know how to access the meetings and get involved.

This week: Thursday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. See login below!
Friday MOPS 8:30 p.m. Email Aricka Hulsey at office@lajuntapres.org for login
Sunday Contemporary Praise Worship 9 a.m. Sanctuary Blended Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Sanctuary Monday Casa Bible Study 10 a.m. Email Don Klinkerman at dandpklink@bresnan.net for link CTW 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall

Prayer meeting Zoom Invite*

If you wish to join this meeting, please email the church office for that information.

5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres

1 Get ready for drive-in worship!

Pentecost Sunday is this Sunday, May 31, and we’ll gather in the church parking for drive-in worship with praise and communion at 10 a.m. Please enter the parking lot from 20th Street, where you’ll be directed to a parking space. Vehicles will be spaced well apart, so you’re welcome to bring a lawn chair or sit in the back of your car or bed of your truck. Join us and spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors!

2 Return to in-person worship on Sunday, June 7

We joyfully return to in-person worship on Sunday, June 7. To ensure your safety, we’ll worship at two services: 9 a.m. modern praise worship or 11 a.m. blended traditional worship. We’ll observe all the necessary safety guidelines from Otero County and the CDC: masks on, hand sanitizer at every entrance and throughout the building, sitting in every other pew, households 6-8 feet apart, using the screen rather than hymnals (with copies for folks with visual impairment), no donuts or coffee, but plenty of the Holy Spirit.

For the curious, here is the wisdom that’s been guiding us as we prepare:

https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them?fbclid=IwAR2_Xx45PN8UIQyfjsMtpp7wx9xoq1Onasr0jsIj9tWidd8HhYrFXNKO0hU

Watch your inbox and our church Facebook page for updates as the time gets closer.

3 Needs @ Associated Charities

5 lb bags of Flour and Vegetable Oil is needed. If you are able to bring it to the church that would be greatly appreciated, Associated Charities said they will pick up any donations we have or you may deliver directly to them.

4 Love Your Neighbors program

Click Here to go to the webpage.

The Love Your Neighbors Program is a chance for us to bless our neighbors with yard work and simple home repair. Here’s how to join us:
Call the Church Office and leave us your name and phone number. Cell phone numbers are preferred for texting, but home phones work too! Let us know if neighbors in need of assistance. Call the Church Office or Chad Smith directly at 469-5924. Be ready for us to contact you with Saturday morning work projects. It’s just that simple!

5 Thank you from Pueblo Soup Kitchen

We received a lovely thank you note from Helen Benavidez, Director of the Pueblo Soup Kitchen, for the $1500 received through the Easter Offering. She writes, “I would like to personally thank you all for your generosity and hopefully, when we get back to some “normalcy” I may be able to do so at one of your services.” (Quick aside: Several more gifts have been received to the church since we sent this initial check to the soup kitchen. Those gifts will be forwarded in the next week.)

This week: Thursday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. See login below!
Friday Worship rehearsal 9 a.m. Sanctuary MOPS 8:30 p.m. Email Aricka Hulsey at office@lajuntapres.org for login
Saturday Drive in worship 9 a.m. Church parking lot walk-through Sunday Drive in worship 10 a.m. Church parking lot Monday Casa Bible Study 10 a.m. Email Don Klinkerman at dandpklink@bresnan.net for link CTW 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall

For the Prayer Meeting Link, please email the church office.