September 11, 2016/ 11 de Septiembre de 2016
September 11, 2016/ 11 de Septiembre de 2016
17th Sunday after Pentecost /17 º domingo después de Pentecostés
Weekly Worship 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Tony Aja, Pastor
Preaching on: "One Lord, One Faith, On Baptism... "
Based on: Ephesians / Efesios 4: 1-6
Ephesians 4: 1-6
1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to
which you have been called, 2 with all lowliness and meekness, with patience,
forbearing one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the
bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one
hope that belongs to your call, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and
Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.
Revised Standard Version
Efesios 4: 1-6
1 Yo, pues, prisionero del Señor, os ruego que viváis de una manera digna de la
vocación con que habéis sido llamados, 2 con toda humildad y mansedumbre, con
paciencia, soportándoos unos a otros en amor, 3 esforzándoos por preservar la
unidad del Espíritu en el vínculo de la paz. 4 Hay un solo cuerpo y un solo Espíritu,
así como también vosotros fuisteis llamados en una misma esperanza de vuestra
vocación; 5 un solo Señor, una sola fe, un solo bautismo, 6 un solo Dios y Padre de
todos, que está sobre todos, por todos y en todos.
La Biblia de las Américas (LBLA)
Copyright © 1986, 1995, 1997 by The Lockman Foundation
Join us for a Taizé style worship service of music and prayer on Thursday, September
NOISY COIN TOSS
This Sunday, September 11th, is our monthly Noisy Coin
Toss. Let’s harvest our growing stash of coins by donating
them to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chimayo and Abiquiu.
Green money works well too!
LIBBY NARANJO DAY
We all have our heroes, those people we admire and honor for their deeds of valor:
the astronaut who braves the first trip to the Moon, the doctor who finds a cure for
an "incurable" disease, the boy who puts his finger in the hole in the dike and saves
his country from flooding. But we also have heroes in our everyday life, those
folks who silently take care of the chores of keeping things going so the rest of us
don't even have to think about the details.
That's why the deacons are proclaiming Sunday, September 18 as Libby Naranjo
Day in honor of one of our heroes.
Libby has been involved in the work of Westminster Presbyterian Church since
1960. Her husband, Gaspar, was born into the church, but she took it on as a
young adult. And it's hard to think of a job she hasn't held.over the years: Sunday
School teacher, of course. Youth Group mentor. La Sociedad Femenil. Several
stints with the deacons. Various tasks for the Worship Committee -- who left her
managing the ushers for 32 years.
Perhaps it would be easier to ask her what job she hasn't held -- then we can
appoint her to that. But for now, let's celebrate Libby Naranjo Day and party in
Koinonia HJall after church services on September 18th.
Please lift up your hearts in prayer for these members and friends of our
congregation: Erika Roth, a young mother whose cancer has returned; Bill and
Susan Kindler, the uncle and aunt of Keri Brinegar; Carmen Chavez's three
brothers and her by great-granddaughter; Margarita Lopez, FPC member; Brian
Garcia, who is awaiting kidney transplant; Andy Thorne, and his mother, Judy
Thorne; Carmen Burciaga; Candace Stebbins, Margaret Walsh; Joseph
Archuleta; Juanita Sandoval; Joe Dudziak; Dotti Tryk; Ruth Ortega;
Beverly Garrett; Phoebe Girard; Dave Anderson; Suzanne Dreith; Loren
Jacobson; Charles Felts; Trish Felts; Mario Gonzales; Jan Chesnut's
sister and family in Damascus, Syria; and the staff and congregations of the
Reformed Presbyterian Church of Cuba
Please pray for the homeless and stateless people of the world as they seek refuge
from war, bigotry, starvation and hatred in lands they once called home. Let God's
message of love and welcome take the place of fear and distrust.
Please note: we will keep names on the prayer list for as long as wanted. If you
know of others in our midst, who are in need of prayers, please contact Rev. Tony
Aja or the church office. We also want to hear your good news and joys:
marriages, children, graduations, retirements, or new jobs.
Let's all say Feliz Cumpleaños to Gabriel Rotunno (9/12).
Thanks go out in profusion to Dean Lewis for last Sunday's lavish Cuban-style
festival. And it all happened because Dean had his 90th birthday.
First, we had the honor of having Rev. Dr. Ofelia Ortega as guest preacher.
Rev. Ortega is professor o f theology, ethics and gender studies at the Evangelical
Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba.
Dean and his wife, Marianne, then hosted a birthday bash in our Koinonia Hall
and the deacons and friends jumped in to serve as cleanup squad. Thanks to one
FROM MONEY CARE
Net Surplus/Shortage through 7/31/16:
Total income: $74,787
Total expenses: $77,381
Net Shortage: (-$2594)
Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the relaxing Summer season. As we gear up
for the rest of the year, please make sure your pledge to Westminster is also up to
date. Everyone's support is needed for WPC to perform our ministry to the
community & the world. Thanks.
FROM MISSIO DEI
MISSIO DEI will meet on Sunday, September 11th at 12:30 p.m in the sanctuary. If you
want to know more about Westminster's outreach ministry, come to the meeting.
Santa Fe Need and Deed would be grateful for any of the following much
needed donations: men’s socks and underwear, toiletries, and jackets.
Donations may be dropped off at the Shelter (2801 Cerrillos Rd) on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays or Fridays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m; or they may be dropped in
the barrel in Koinonia Hall. Thanks. Santa Fe Need and Deed will NOT meet
on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.
SOA Watch Encuentro at the Border
October 7-10, 2016: Nogales, Arizona & Nogales, Sonora
Note – We will continue to update this page as information becomes available. Please
continue to check our page http://www.soaw.org/border/ to get the most updated
Friday, October 7
Vigil at Eloy Detention Center, 12:00pm-2:00 pm
Welcome at Hotel Americana in Nogales (United States) & Nogales (Mexico),
Concert at Hotel Americana in Nogales (United States) & Nogales (Mexico), 8:00pm11:00pm
Saturday, October 8
Veteran-led march in Nogales (Sonora/Arizona), 8:00am-10:00am
Rally at the border wall, 10:00am-12:00pm
Workshops in Rio Rico (United States) & Nogales (Mexico), 2:00pm-8:00pm
Interfaith Ceremony at the border wall & candlelight vigil, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Cross-border concert, 8:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday, October 9
¡No Más! No More! & Presentes at the border wall, 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday, October 10
Vigil for José Antonio (time & location TBA)
Celebration – Day of Indigenous Resistance (time & location TBA)
Westminster and 1st church have been supportive of SOA WATCH in Fort Benning, GA since the early
2000. Several people from here have joined the protests in Ft. Benning, GA, as did our previous pastor,
Chester Topple. Having it so close to us on the border of AZ is a wonderful opportunity to show our
The School of the Americas (SOA) is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at
Fort Benning, Georgia. In 2001 renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
On November 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, their co-worker and her teenage daughter were massacred in
El Salvador. A U.S. Congressional Task Force reported that those responsible were trained at the U.S.
Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Since 1946, the SOA has trained over 64,000 Latin American soldiers in counterinsurgency techniques,
sniper training, commando and psychological warfare, military intelligence and interrogation tactics.
These graduates have consistently used their skills to wage a war against their own people. Among
those targeted by SOA graduates are educators, union organizers, religious workers, student leaders,
and others who work for the rights of the poor. Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been
tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared,” massacred, and forced into refugee by those trained at the
School of Assassins.
SOA WATCH is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas,
under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as
well as media and legislative work. Today, the SOA Watch movement is a large, diverse, grassroots
movement rooted in solidarity with the people of Latin America. The goal of SOA Watch is to close the
SOA and to change U.S. foreign policy in Latin America by educating the public, lobbying Congress and
participating in creative, nonviolent resistance.
To make the Convergence at the Border a success, communities are mobalizing to take a stand for
justice and against militarization from October 7-10, 2016 at the border wall in Nogales, Sonora /
Arizona. The convergence will include workshops and events on both sides of the U.S./ Mexico border,
as well as art, music, and resistance.
SOA Watch is working to build a culture of peace! For more information: http://www.soaw.org/news
If you would like to take part in this trip to Nogales with WPC and 1st Pres., please contact Barbara [email protected]
Bags of Food for People
The Mission Committee is considering starting a ministry providing small bags of
food to people experiencing homelessness. This is an effort I learned about at
Christ Lutheran Church, which has been doing this for some time. Here is how it
would work: we would fill gallon-sized plastic zip-lock bags with things like a
small bottle of water, a couple of breakfast bars, pop-top containers of fruit, stew
or chili, small bags of peanuts, a spoon and a napkin. In the winter we would add a
pair of socks. We would also include a card saying the bag comes from
Westminster Presbyterian Church. Those involved would fill bags and have them
available on Sundays. Then individuals would take the bags, keep them in our
cars, and when we would see a homeless person, give them a bag of food. The food
would mostly come from the Food Depot, but we would need some donations from
the congregation as well. We’ll be talking about this more as time goes by with the
hope that the congregation will be excited about helping ‘’our neighbors’’ in this
Margi Coxwell and Missio Dei
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TGIF Concerts At First Presbyterian Church. All are invited to hear
Roderick Demmings, organist at the TGIF concert at First Pres. at 5:30 p.m.
tonight, Seotenber 9, 2016. Next Friday, September 16, 2016 the featured
artists will be Linda Larkin and Julie Hawley, Celtic Harps . Stay after the
concert for the Back Pew Gallery's new show.
THE ANSLOVERS FAMILY BAND RETURNS TO SANTA FE
Friday, September 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe
107 W. Barcelona Rd. (Galisteo and W. Barcelona)
joi Join us for an evening of country, bluegrass, Celtic, Spanish, and folk fiddle
music! refreshments! door prizes!
PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT BUILDING A HOUSE FOR A FAMILY
LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY IN JUÁREZ, MEXICO
Adults $15; Middle & High School students $5;
Elementary School students FREE!
Call 505 989-1154 to reserve your tickets, or purchase at the door.
What are you doing on Monday, September 12 at 11 am? Consider joining the
National Moral Day of Action at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe!
New Mexican faith leaders will join their brothers and sisters in 25 state capitals
on September 12 to express the moral, ethical and theological imperative for
shaping a just and compassionate state budget, and...
...to announce the Higher Ground Moral Declaration,
which calls upon governors, state legislators, congressional leaders and candidates for
office to move away from extremist politics and policies that benefit the few and move
toward policies and laws that are just and fair and guarantee a better life for all our
people.(Now signed by over 1,200 clergy nationwide and over 5,000 people of faith.)
This is an excerpt:
"We believe our moral traditions have a firm foundation
upon which tostand against
the divide-and-conquer strategies of extremists.
We believe in a moral agenda that stands against systemic racism, classism,
poverty, xenophobia, and any attempt
to promote hate towards any members of the human family.
We claim a higher ground in partisan debate by returning public discourse to our
deepest moral and constitutional values."
Because our state is teetering on a financial crisis, the theme selected by our local
organizers is "Budgets as Moral Documents." Part of our call to attention will be a firm
reminder to our state legislators connecting the possible cuts with potential hurt and
harm, aka, the human cost.
The schedule for the day includes gathering prior to 11 am, at a church yet to be
announced; a press conference and affirmation of the Moral Day of Action, a
witness walk in solidarity with those who may suffer due to termination or reductions
in state programs and, of course, singing, praying and encouraging one another to
raise morality to the higher ground.
The timing for this national event allows New Mexico clergy to be heard as our
state legislature wrestles with the budget crisis. We do not know when the
special session will be held, but it is likely to take place on or around September 12.
Pastor Tony Aja will be one of the speakers at this event. Join him and others on Monday,
September 12th for this historical national event.