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WHITE ROCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

THE OVERLOOK
November 30th, 2019
Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Worship Leadership Sunday:  Rev. Deb Worley is our Pastor, Joyce Haven is our liturgist, James Ro is our technical maestro, and Rheta Moazzami is our pianist. Thank you to all!
Scripture Reading for Sunday
Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-12
Matthew 24:36-44
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!
First Sunday/Food Sunday for LA Cares 
Please place food and other donations for LA Cares in the shopping cart in the hallway. Thank you for helping neighbors in need!
Out-to-Lunch Bunch: 
The “Out-to-Lunch Bunch” goes out today. Everyone is invited!
Advent Vespers:  All are invited to a new worship service each Sunday evening during Advent, starting tonight. We will gather at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary for a brief service of meditative singing, scriptures, silence, and prayer. In the midst of all of the festivities and stress at this time of year, we hope this service will provide a time, place, and sacred space to breathe. Come and experience the presence of God in stillness.
Holiday Lights Parade:  Help us greet our neighbors in Los Alamos at the Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, December 7th, by serving complementary hot chocolate, tea, cider and coffee at our WRPC booth.  Meet at WRPC at 3 PM, or at the booth about 5 PM.
 
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!
 
Office Hours This Week: The church office hours will be 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Mon-Wed this week . Offices will be closed Thurs-Fri for Thanksgiving . Normal hours resume next week.
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 and for the work of Frontera de Cristo, the Presbyterian Border Ministry that supports Café Justo. Please pray for Café Justo growers, Santiago Salazar and Beltran Sanchez, 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 8:00 a.m. We meet at WRPC and go as the Spirit leads.
2019 Navajo Work Weekend
Thank you all for supporting the recent trip to House of Fellowship to work, worship and fellowship  with our Navajo partners at Bread Springs NM. Together with our Navajo partners we  hosted a capacity-crowd for a sewing workshop, where participants made aprons and pillows.  We finished the walkway to the outhouses and painted a new sign for the church. We delivered loads of fire wood, fresh fruits and vegetables and hygiene supplies to neighbors. We shared meals, jokes, stories and prayers. It was a good weekend.
Office Hours”:  Pastor Deb will have office hours this week on Tuesday mornings, 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.
 
Mailing address for Al M.: c/o Lisa Navarrete, 8924 47th Dr. NE, Marysville, WA 98270.
Talk 'n' Treats (TNT):  WRPC’s bi-monthly women’s fellowship time will next meet on Wednesday, December 11th, at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room here at WRPC. Come and join in!

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.
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
 
 The focus for December 1st is World AIDS Day, Presbyterian HIV/AIDS Awareness, for more information, please see 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
     December 1-7, 2019
     

Sunday (1)       9:15 a.m.    Worship
                10:30 a.m.    Coffee Fellowship
                11:00 a.m.     Adult Discipleship Discussion
                12:00 p.m.    Out-to-Lunch Bunch
                 5:30 p.m.    Advent Vespers
Monday (2)       7:00 p.m.    Prayer Gathering (Aspen Ridge)
Tuesday (3) 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Pastor Deb’s Office Hours                                      @ Pig & Fig
Wednesday (4)    8:00 a.m.    Prayer Walk (Meet at WRPC)
Thursday (5)     7:00 p.m.    Science and Faith (Reinovsky's)
Friday (6)       7:00 a.m.    PM in the AM (Men’s breakfast)
Saturday (7)     3:00 p.m.    Prepare for Lights Parade @ WRPC
                 5:00 p.m.    Holiday Lights Parade:                                        Beverage Booth
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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