First Church Alert May 14th
5 Things to Know This Week @ First Pres
1 The Content Life
“I may be (fill in the blank with personal flaw) but at least I’m not as bad as (fill in the blank with personal flaw of someone you know).” Sound familiar? The Content Life is a short, 3-week worship series about--you guessed it--contentment and how to find it. We’re focusing this week on the gift of grace with scripture readings from Luke 18 and Jonah 4, and special music from Lexi Minck singing “How Great Thou Art”. We’ll also pause to celebrate our high school and college graduates. Find our worship service every Sunday at www.firstchurchlajunta.org or the La Junta Presbyterians Facebook page.
2 Take a next step: Host a watch party
While our state’s safer-at-home order still prohibits public gatherings of 10 or more, we encourage those who are able and feel comfortable doing so, to invite some family or close friends to worship together in your homes for a watch party. With our services recorded rather than live, you can host a watch party at any time on Sunday or even during the week.
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 Our 2020 Virtual Baccalaureate Service
Our 2020 Baccalaureate Service goes live on Friday afternoon, May 15, honoring our area high school seniors. Our speakers this year from Ministerial Association churches are Sara Noll, Keegan Russell Encinias, Jacob Martinez, Kelli Lofing, and Melody Clarke, with music from Hannah Smith and prayers from Ministerial Association church leaders. You’ll find it first on Facebook at the “Arkansas Valley Baccalaureate 2020” page. It will be shared later to the church website and our own Facebook page.
5 Get ready for drive-in worship!
Pentecost Sunday is May 31, and we’ll gather here at the church for drive-in worship with praise and communion. Join us and spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors!
And finally, prayers…of praise as Natascha Green is home from the hospital (finally)... for Brenda Erwin...for Mike Miller and Dawn Pollmiller for continued healing.
Quickly...how do I get in touch with the church? The Church Office is now open on Mondays and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. All other times, call the Church Office at 384-2852. Calls are being forwarded to our secretary Aricka. Call Pastor MJ directly at 469-7717. Mail correspondence or gifts to 111 E 20th Street. Becci Lease is collecting our mail.
Thursday Worship recording 2 p.m. Sanctuary
Worship Team mtg 3:30 p.m. Cranson Room
Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. See login below!
Friday MOPS 8:30 p.m. Email Aricka Hulsey at firstname.lastname@example.org for login
Baccalaureate 1:00 p.m. Visit church website or Facebook Sunday Worship
& watch parties Any time Visit church website or Facebook Monday Casa Bible Study 10 a.m. Email Don Klinkerman at email@example.com for link CTW 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall Tuesday Men’s Group TBD
Contact the Church office or check your email for the Prayer Meeting Zoom Link