Sunday Announcements for jANUARY 20th - 27th

Please be sure Not to Leave any Valuables Visible
in your Vehicle during services and Activities!

Please be sure Not to Leave any Valuables Visible in your Vehicle during services and Activities!

2019 PHONE DIRECTORY will soon be updated, but before we can do that, we need to make sure your information is correct! Whether your have updated your information since last year, or have kept it the same these past however many years, I need every person to complete a yellow St. Paul Lutheran Church Information Update form, found in your bulletins until Sunday, February 24th. Once you have completed your form/s, please return them to the office. After Sunday the 24th, I will begin working on the 2019 Phone Directory based on the forms received. Thank you
-AnnaMarie Padilla, Office Administrator

DID YOU KNOW… when you sponsor the Sunday flowers in the Sanctuary or for the Narthex, you can take those home after the Sunday service? Sign up today in the Welcome Center to sponsor the next Service flowers and enjoy them thought the next week. The only time the office does not display flowers is from Ash Wednesday until Easter. Thank you.   -AnnaMarie Padilla, Office Administrator

EPIPHANY BIBLE STUDY This Epiphany season, the Adult Faith Development class is studying the book of Genesis. This week we will take on the expulsion from the garden and Cain and Abel in Genesis chapters 3 and 4. If you have the chance, read the chapters, but whether you do or not, you are welcome to bring your questions and insights. Epiphanies abound! Join the rest of us in the Conference Room at 11:00 a.m. We’ll be done by 12 noon.
All are welcome.   -Bob Matthews

KEEP UP WITH THE STATE LEGISLATURE. Albuquerque Interfaith will have "hand off" meetings each Sunday afternoon, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., to present what is happening at the "Roundhouse" and what will be coming up as this session continues until March 16th. Those who have been to Santa Fe will report and those going up will determine their activity for the week (who to talk to, hearings to attend, etc.). This will be an exciting and interesting session, with lots of legislation regarding the "common good" to be considered. Join us for these "hand off" meetings at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE. If you would like to go to the Capitol with us, or if you would be willing to make phone calls regarding legislation, speak to me, Susan Kerr or Jeff Sorensen.
-Ivan Westergaard

ON TUESDAY, JANUARY. 22ND, Camino de Vida will be starting up the 2019 English Classes and individual tutoring for ESL students, who are church and community members of the South Valley. We're seeking volunteer tutors who are willing to commit 1-2 hours on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays to meet one-on-one or with two individuals in 1-hour sessions. Tutoring sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Starting Tuesday, January 22nd through May 16th. *Interested, but need alternate day/time? Please contact Pr. Guillermo Yela at
505- 514-9515 or Claire Lewis at 830-796-7116.   - Pr. Guillermo Yela

THE MARTINEZ/YAZZIE LAWSUIT - WHAT IT MEANS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS! A panel of experts will discuss this lawsuit and its impact on New Mexico schools next Sunday, January 27, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE. Much of the action in the State Legislature is focused on the Judge's decision that the state is not funding public education adequately to meet the needs of our children. Come and learn.    -Ivan Westergaard

DEAR FRIENDS, please join Luther House at a one or both of our upcoming concerts to benefit Luther House and ELCA World Hunger in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. We are welcoming Tommy and Saundra O'Sullivan from Dingle, Ireland on Friday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church (1701 Arroyo Chamiso Rd. 87110), and Sunday, February 3rd at St. Luke Lutheran Church (9100 Menaul Blvd. NE). Enjoy beautiful Irish music and support two worthy organizations! Tickets are $20, $10 for students and seniors, and kids under 12 are free. Buy online at, by calling 505-633-5564, or at the door. For more information about Tommy and Saundra and to listen to their music, visit ALSO: Save the date for our upcoming concerts with Nashville songwriter Tom Kimmel on March 8th (Santa Fe, Christ Lutheran Church) and March 10th (Albuquerque, All Saints Lutheran Church)!   -Peace, Pr. Bre Roberts

BE SURE TO VOTE IN THE SCHOOL MILL LEVY AND BOND ELECTION. You will receive or have received your ballot in the mail. Vote FOR the two Mill Levy questions and the Bond question. Our children need the monies so their schools are repaired and made safe and secure, their educational equipment and technology is up to date and available to all students, and their much-needed new buildings are constructed. The slight increase in property taxes is necessary because of the great need. Vote and mail your ballot before February 5th. Be sure the sign the outside of the return envelope, so it will be counted.    -Ivan Westergaard

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-NM Bishop’s Legislative Luncheon, Wednesday, February 6th at 12:30 p.m. at the La Fonda Hotel Old Santa Fe Trail & San Francisco in Santa Fe. The fee is $35 per person, or $30 per person when 4 or more people make reservations from a congregation or group. Also plan to attend the Issues Briefing prior to the luncheon from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the United Church (1804 Arroyo Chamiso in Santa Fe). The cost to attend the Issues Briefing only is $10. Make reservations by January 31st by registering online at or by email:   -Ruth Hoffman, RMS-ELCA, LAM-NM

THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH & CHAPLAINCY, National Chaplaincy Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are holding a free, one-day seminar entitled, “Collaborating in Care: Ministry & Mental Health,” at the South Broadway Cultural Center from 8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. on February 7th, 2019. A Light meal and full lunch with refreshments will be provided. The purpose of the event is to bring community clergy and mental health professionals together to discuss how to build a stronger and more welcoming community for people who have experienced trauma, e.g., veterans and individuals with mental health issues. The training is specifically designed for clergy and mental health professionals, but any lay leader with an interest in the content is welcome to attend.
-Jennifer McDuffie, Program Manager, Mental Health & Chaplaincy

A LENTEN ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITY: Making Sense of the Cross by David Lose. The first of 6 sessions begins Sunday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Room. The session on March 31st will follow the Annual Spring Congregational Meeting, which immediately follows worship. If you'd like a book ordered for you the cost is $10. If this is a hardship, please let me know and we'll get it covered. Questions? Ask away! Sign up in the Welcome Center on the Bulletin Board (next to the Welcome Center Desk and Council Board) by February 24th.
-Peace, Pr. Koppel