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WHITE ROCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

THE OVERLOOK
December 27th, 2019
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Worship Leadership Today:  Come on Sunday for a service of lessons and carols.  Christine Torres is our liturgist, James Ro is our technical maestro, and Rheta Moazzami is our pianist. Thank you to all!
ALL ARE INVITED! Advent Discipleship Opportunity:  The book Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent, by Walter Brueggemann, will be available for anyone who would like a daily devotional to use during Advent. Each week during our Sunday School hour we will gather to share and discuss what struck us from the previous week’s readings. Come if you’ve read none, one, seven, or anything in-between as we talk about our experience and celebration of abundance! All are invited and encouraged to participate!
Scenes from the Nativity Reader's Theater at Aspen Ridge on Dec. 22

Mary had blue hair, Joseph wore sneakers.  One of the shepherds was in a wheelchair and on oxygen.  A wiseman entered with a walker.  The pianist was so busy setting up chairs for the overflowing audience that she almost missed her cue.  The playwright was persuaded to direct the humble players. The pastor read from scripture and a teenager sang "O Holy Night." The Nativity came alive as WRPC family, residents of Aspen Ridge and community members presented a Reader's Theater interpretation of the story of Christ's birth.
Thanks to a $3000 grant from Presbyterian Mission Agency Restricted Funds, WRPC and Nihitaa' Binaanish, Our Father's Business, will be able to improve housing like this one on the Navajo Nation south of Gallup.  Look for opportunities to serve on this project in 2020.  And Praise God for his faithfulness as we partner with Fred and Lorraine Thomas and the House of Fellowship in community self-help ministry.
Church Office Hours: The church office will be closed from December 26-30.
Presbytery Retreat for Women: Presbytery of Santa Fe Presbyterian Women for our gathering and mini-retreat from 9:00-2:00 at First Albuquerque on February 1., 2020. Journey inward time with Rev. Jamie Martinez, Chaplain at UNM Hospital, Santa Fe Presbytery congregation representatives sharing about justice work being carried out in their churches, Carol Main, Southwest Synod PW PCUSA Mission Experience representative from Grand Canyon Presbytery addressing historical sources of suffrage and abolition in Upstate New York. More info in the hallway
Call for New Logo Submissions- The Presbytery is  accepting design ideas for a new logo. We invite you and any creative types in our congregation to consider offering artistic visions that could be incorporated into a new logo for the Presbytery of Santa Fe. They will be receiving designs until February 7th  at which time they will be prepared for a review process at the February Presbytery meeting,
Greetings from Washington! Recently, Jennifer and Ken were able spent a beautiful day with Al M in Marysville, WA.
Mailing address for Al M.: c/o Lisa Navarrete, 8924 47th Dr. NE, Marysville, WA 98270.
 
Winter Coats for Refugees:

 Interfaith Los Alamos collected more than 75 coats! Thank you to everyone for your contributions!
 
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Operation Christmas Child!
 
Church Directory: 2019-2020 church directories are available in the hallway. Feel free to take one
 
  Coffee from Café Justo: NEW SIZE! Just in time for the holidays, 4oz gift size bags. $4 each or three bags for $10. We still have 1lb bags for $13 in the hallway. Please pray for Café Justo growers Miguel Vega and Santiago Ventura and for the work of Frontera de Cristo, the Presbyterian Border Ministry that supports Café Justo. 
PRAYERS

The Weekly Prayer Gathering meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Aspen Ridge. Please call Jennifer Holmes for specific location information. Everyone is welcome!  Prayer Requests

Prayer Cards:  Prayer cards are in the chair pockets. Please drop your requests in the offering plate - they will be delivered to the Prayer Team; or send to Prayer@wrpchurch.com.
Praying for neighbors in White Rock:  Pastor Deb invites anyone to join her in a prayer walk each Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. We meet at WRPC and go as the Spirit leads.
Office Hours”:  Pastor Deb will have office hours this week on Tuesday morning from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Pig + Fig for anyone who would like to chat. Coffee and pastries are her treat! She is also available to meet with you, Tuesday-Friday. Call 695-6423 or email (pastor@wrpchurch.com) for an appointment.
Coffee Fellowship: Please remember to sign up to help with refreshments for Coffee Fellowship.
 
“Journeys in Faith”:  Our WRPC Science and Faith Dialogue meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Reinovskys’. We are studying Alister McGrath’s book “The Great Mystery:  Science God and the Human Quest for Meaning.” Contact Selma or Bob Reinovsky for information. 
 
Talk 'n' Treats (TNT):  WRPC’s bi-monthly women’s fellowship time will next meet in January.

PM in the AM
 
Men’s breakfast, Fridays at 7:00 a.m. at the church – great food and fellowship! There is no gathering this week.
AED Available:  
We have recently installed an Automated External Defibrillator near the kitchen entrance. An AED is a rescue device to aid in a cardiac emergency. 
Invitation to Serve in Worship Leadership:
  The Worship Ministry Team is always happy to offer an opportunity for members and friends to participate in worship leadership, such as by filling the Liturgist role. Contact Joyce, Selma or Bob if you would like to share your gift of leadership.
First Sunday/Food Sunday for LA Cares 
Please bring food and other donations for LA Cares on the first Sunday of every month. Thank you for helping neighbors in need!
Out-to-Lunch Bunch: 
The “Out-to-Lunch Bunch” goes the first Sunday of every month. Everyone is invited!
Featured PC(USA) Mission Co-workers for December is Sharon Bryant, serving in Thailand.
Learn about Sharon and her ministry on the electronic bulletin board or
 HERE.  
Sunday in the PCUSA Mission Yearbook
 
 Today in the PC(USA) Mission Yearbook:  The focus for December 29th is “Three women receive Katie Cannon Scholarship”, for more information, please see our electronic Overlook newsletter or the electronic bulletin board or Click Here. 
Were you sick or on travel Sunday and missed church?  Catch up on the sermon(s) you may have missed here.
Ann Heaton    23
Megan Kelley    28
Mary Diaz    29
    
You can help WRPC earn dollars by using AmazonSmile to make your Amazon purchases. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
LEARN MORE. 
Ask Rod McCabe if you would like help setting up Amazon Smile 
Smith’s Inspiring Donations Program

Smith’s Grocery donates 0.5% of every eligible purchase made by rewards card holders, to the organizations of their choice. Re-enrollment is required each year. Please consider supporting WRPC by signing up for the program and shopping at Smith’s!
Sign up HERE.
WRPC MONTHLY CALENDAR

Want to know what's scheduled on the WRPC calendar?  Click HERE to see the monthly calendar on the church's website.
WRPC Calendar
     Dec. 29 2019 - Jan. 5 2020
     

Sunday (29)        9:15 a.m.    Worship
                  10:30 a.m.    Coffee Fellowship
Monday (30)        7:00 p.m.    Prayer Gathering (Aspen Ridge)
Tuesday (31)  7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Pastor Deb’s Office Hours                                      @ Pig & Fig
Wednesday (1)                   Happy New Year!
                   8:30 a.m.    Prayer Walk (Meet at WRPC)
Thursday (2)       7:00 p.m.    Science and Faith (Reinovskys)
Friday (3)         7:00 a.m.    PM in the AM (Men’s breakfast)

 
Overlook Articles, Corrections, Etc.

If you would like to submit an article for the Overlook, or if you have an idea for an article, or if you spot an error, please contact the editor, Rod McCabe (noahandnathansdad@yahoo.com, 505-309-1633).  Thanks!
“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

― C.S. Lewis
Contact Information

White Rock Presbyterian Church 
310 Rover Boulevard 
Los Alamos, New Mexico  87544

www.wrpchurch.com
Fax 505-672-3681

James Ro, Office Manager
Office 505-672-3682 
officemanager@wrpchurch.com

Office Manager's Hours
Tuesday-Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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