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WHITE ROCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

THE OVERLOOK
January 18th, 2020
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Worship Leadership Today:  Elder James will deliver the sermon, Jeff Kelley is our liturgist, Joyce Haven is our technical maestro, and Rheta Moazzami is our pianist. Thank you to all!
Scripture Readings for Sunday
 Isaiah 49:1-7 
John 9:1-12  
 
Adult Discipleship: 
All are invited to adult discipleship following worship at 11:00 AM.
Session Meeting: 
Session meets following adult discipleship at 12:15 PM.  Remember to turn in your ministry reports by January 27, 2020!
WRPC Mission Committee:
The Mission Committee will meet at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 21st at the church. We will be discussing our mission priorities for 2020. Please come to offer your wisdom and help. All are invited to join.
 
This devotional is composed of contributions from members of congregations in the Los Alamos area. If you would like to write a devotional, please sign up on the clipboard in the hallway and instructions will be emailed to you. They are due February 7, 2020.
 
 Save the Date –Annual Congregational Meeting:
The session has called for the Annual congregational meeting on February 9th after Sunday Worship.

 

Presbytery Retreat for Women:
Please join the Presbytery of Santa Fe Presbyterian Women for a gathering and mini-retreat on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:00am-2:00pm at First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque. Journey inward time with Rev. Jamie Martinez, Chaplain at UNM Hospital, as she guides reflection and discussion on justice work; listen as Santa Fe Presbytery congregation representatives share about justice work being carried out in their churches, Carol Main, Southwest Synod PW PCUSA Mission Experience representative from Grand Canyon Presbytery as she addresses historical sources of suffrage and abolition in Upstate New York. More info in the hallway.

A Note from Deb

"Awww, Christmas is OVER!!" That's the familiar refrain, at least among my kids, uttered once the last gift has been unwrapped.... Hearing it again this year, and as I think about WRPC moving into a new year, Howard Thurman's poem about what to do when Christmas is "over" came to mind. His poem is called "The Work of Christmas," and it's beautiful, and I'd like to share it with you all in case you're not familiar with it.

I am also taking the liberty of sharing a version of his poem that I wrote a few years ago, specifically for my kids! Perhaps others will find it meaningful, too. 

My prayer as we begin this new year together is that God will guide us, encourage us, inspire us, and embolden us to move from the season of Christmas into the work of Christmas.

“The Work of Christmas”
by Howard Thurman

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,

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“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman
 

“Christmas isn’t Over! A Kid-Friendly Version of ‘The Work of Christmas’”
Deborah Church Worley

 

When the last gift has been unwrapped,
when the last Christmas cookie has been eaten,

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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.
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.
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.
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 new year: 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 Francisco Aquino and Gustavo Aquino and for the work of Frontera de Cristo, the Presbyterian Border Ministry that supports Café Justo. 
PRAYERS

The Weekly Prayer Gathering Please put our Monday prayer meeting at 7:00 PM at Aspen Ridge on your calendar. Contact Jennifer Holmes for weekly details.   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 sign up to provide snacks for Fellowship Time following worship on the clipboard in the hallway. THANKS!
 
“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):  Watch for word when the next of WRPC’s bi-monthly women’s fellowship time will meet.   The recipe for the Coffee Cake served in December is available at the following link.
Overnight Crunch Coffee Cake Recipe - Food.com

PM in the AM
 
Men’s breakfast, Fridays at 7:00 a.m. at the church – great food and fellowship! 
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 
The first Sunday of each month, please bring food and other donations for LA Cares to place in the shopping cart in the hallway. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need!
Out-to-Lunch Bunch: 
The first Sunday of each month, the “Out-to-Lunch Bunch” goes out. Everyone is invited!
Featured PC(USA) Mission Co-workers for January is Lucy Dergarabedian serving in the Lebanon.  Learn about Lucy 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 January 19th is “Minute for Mission: Race Relations Day/Racial and Intercultural Justice” for more information, please see our electronic Overlook newsletter or the electronic bulletin board or Click Here. 

See What's Happening within the Presbytery of Santa Fe 
Published December January 9th, 2010
Were you sick or on travel Sunday and missed church?  Catch up on the sermon(s) you may have missed here.
Bob Hinds    2
Nathan McCabe    8
Rod McCabe    22

 
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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
     January 19-26, 2020
     

Sunday (19)       9:15 a.m.    Worship
                 10:30 a.m.    Coffee Fellowship
                 11:00 a.m.     Adult Discipleship Discussion
                 12:15 p.m.    Session Meeting
Monday (20)       7:00 p.m.    Prayer Gathering (Aspen Ridge)
Tuesday (21) 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Pastor Deb’s Office Hours
                               @ Pig & Fig
Wednesday (22)    8:30 a.m.    Prayer Walk (Meet at WRPC)
Thursday (23)     7:00 p.m.    Journeys in Faith (Reinovsky's)
Friday (24)       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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