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This week's prayer focus: Cuba - 126th birthday

A Moment with the Moderator

From Jane Stringfellow

Welcome to a wintery white 2019! The blanket of white all around the Stringfellow house in Santa Fe is beautiful when the sun shines on the snow-covered trees and bushes making them sparkle. It's a blessed and joyful scene, one that I pray will mirror the Presbytery of Santa Fe throughout the coming year. With this introduction, I want to share with you the 2019 theme of our presbytery.

The theme is based on Isaiah 60: 1 - 2

Arise! Shine! Your light has come;
The Lord's glory has shone upon you.

Though darkness covers the earth
and gloom the nations,
the Lord will shine upon you;
God's glory will appear over you.

What is God calling the Presbytery of Santa Fe to do in this world, in this time and in this place? I believe God is calling us to be candles of hope by loving, healing, enlightening and empowering God's people. May we be blessed with eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts that care and courage to join God as faithful partners in these endeavors. And so, the theme:

ARISE! SHINE! YOUR LIGHT HAS COME

God is calling us to be candles of hope, loving, healing, enlightening and empowering.

LOVING and HEALING

  • Acknowledge at each Presbytery meeting on whose land we are meeting
  • Highlight the diversity of the presbytery through prayer and musical offerings
  • Invite presbytery meeting attendees to bring specified items to a "Shared Table" for donation to a local charity. (Examples are canned goods, school supplies, clothing items, etc.)

ENLIGHTENING and EMPOWERING

  • Host a "Spotlight" feature at each Presbytery meeting where Education, Mission and Worship Networking Committees highlight an education endeavor, a mission endeavor and a creative worship idea which are practices of churches in the Presbytery
  • Promote and showcase opportunities for networking among the churches in the Presbytery
  • Promote awareness of issues of the larger church including the General Assembly, Synod of the Southwest, ecumenical and/or ecclesiastical issues
My New Year's prayer for the Presbytery of Santa Fe and for each of you is that may we always be blessed to be a blessing,

Jane Stringfellow, Moderator

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Prayer Calendar

Date Prayer Focus
1-Feb Reserve Community - 80th birthday
8-Feb Albuquerque La Mesa - 71st birthday
15-Feb Farmington First - 126th birthday
22-Feb Albuquerque St. Andrew - 56th birthday
1-Mar Magdalena Community - 108th birthday
8-Mar Albuquerque Immanuel - 67th birthday
15-Mar Penasco Emmanuel - 134th birthday
22-Mar Las Vegas First United - 145th birthday
29-Mar Albuquerque Covenant - 60th birthday
12-Apr Grants First - 86th birthday
19-Apr Cuba - 126th birthday
26-Apr Albuquerque First - 135th birthday
3-May Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba and Presbytery's Cuba Work Group
10-May Albuquerque Rio Grande - 68th birthday
17-May Rio Rancho - 29th birthday
24-May Pentecost - Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Presbytery
31-May Albuqueruqe Shepherd of the Valley - 46th birthday
7-Jun Mora First - 132nd birthday
14-Jun Truchas Smith Memorial - 112th birthday
21-Jun Aztec - 126th birthday
28-Jun Los Alamos White Rock - 48th birthday
5-Jul Jemez Springs - 134th birthday
12-Jul Albuquerque New Life - 42nd birthday
19-Jul Raton First - 130th birthday
26-Jul Santa Fe Westminster - 122nd birthday
2-Aug Angel Fire United - 19th birthday
9-Aug Ranchos de Taos - 123rd birthday
16-Aug Synod of the Southwest and General Assembly
23-Aug Glenwood Community - 94th birthday
30-Aug Santa Fe First - 148th birthday
6-Sep Dixon Embudo - 126th birthday
13-Sep Laguna United - 137th birthday
20-Sep All Inquirers and Candidates for ministry, and all Seminaries
27-Sep Belen First - 51st birthday
4-Oct World Communion Sunday - All Mission Co-workers and Peacemakers in the PC(USA)
11-Oct Socorro First - 135th birthday
18-Oct Chimayo El Buen Pastor - 112th birthday
25-Oct Albuquerque Sandia - 25th birthday
1-Nov Los Alamos United - 68th birthday
8-Nov Gallup Westminster - 54th birthday
15-Nov Taos First - 141st birthday
22-Nov Datil Community - 57th birthday
29-Nov Chacon El Rito - 136th birthday
6-Dec Placitas Las Placitas - 121st birthday
13-Dec Albuqueruqe Camino de Vida
20-Dec All Honorably Retired Pastors and Members-at-large of the Presbytery
27-Dec Albuquerque Second - 126th birthday

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