Wishing Everyone a Blessed New Year in Christ Jesus!
SUNDAYS FEB. - EASTER, 2023:
Coffee fellowship following Worship
February 5: Communion Sunday
February 12: Sermon: "Learning Wisdom"
February 19: Sermon: "Glimpsing Jesus"
Feb. 26: Message by Melissa and Jose
(Annual Reports for 2022 due 2/26: email to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 5: Sermon: "Open to God's Spirit?"
March 12: Sermon: "True Discernment"
March 19: Sermon: "Peer Pressure"
March 26: Rev. Sue Haseltine, Guest Pastor
Palm Sunday, April 2: Rev. Dewey Johnson, Guest Pastor
Easter Sunday, April 9: 8:30 am 'Sunrise Service' in Rio Grande Food Project Garden (coffee afterwards)
Easter in Sanctuary, 10:00 am followed by last catered Easter Brunch, courtesy of the Lilly Foundation. ALL WELCOME!
Sign Up for Wednesdays in March with Melissa and Jose Jafet Espalin
March 1, March 7, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29
Starts at 4:30 pm with a Simple Meal in Library
We will be hearing from:
Summer Sabbatical Speakers from Last Summer and Leaders
in the Community on "What's It Like to Be Them?" Let Melissa and Jose know if you plan to attend!
G R A C E N O T E S B Y P A S T O R L I N D A
“Sing to God a new song! Sing to God all the earth!” —Psalm 96:1
Last August a grant awarded to us from the Lilly Endowment helped “All Our Hearts Sing” as we put our faith in action! Many thanks to everyone who participated (dancers, speakers, pastors, musicians, mariachis as well as photographers, Deacons, members, and friends of this congregation!). We couldn’t have done it without you, the Lilly Foundation, and God's grace!
It was a wonderful summer, and I got to share some of my favorite places with my family, namely Laity Lodge in the Texas Hill Country, The Glen Arts and Faith Workshop held, for the first time, in Asheville, NC, and Koinonia Farm, est. 1942, in Americus, GA--an intentional Christian community practicing inter-racial justice to share Christ's love with all amidst much persecution (Koinonia Farm is located 8 miles from Jimmy Carter's house in Plains, GA, and two hours from Atlanta).
Thanks to the Lilly Endowment, and your participation, my family---who had never, till this summer, been with me to any of these wonderful places--got to visit them and learn from them, too!
So, a big “Thank You”, to the Lilly Endowment as well as those who either helped to plan/write this grant or actively organized and led summer activities: Marilyn Landman, Virginia Gaddis, Marsha Bedell, and Gayle McIntyre, as well as many others. Thanks!
Thanks, also, to Melissa Jafert Espalin who worked in the office all summer and will continue to do so while, also, developing a new Youth Group Pilot Program for young adults with the help of her husband Jose, and others interested in partnering with them.
God bless you all and the new things God is doing at ABQ Rio Grande Presbyterian Church!
When organizations like Rio Grande Food Project, Food is Free Albuquerque and ABQ Mutual Aid work together, MORE food gets distributed throughout our commUNITY, like these beautiful cold-weather plants that were distributed to RGFP clients and even some planted in our Urban Garden. Together our 3 nonprofits have distributed over 500k pounds of food in 2021.
Donate on #GivingTuesday or start early on #GivingMonday, where your support will have 3x the impact since all proceeds will be shared among our 3 non-profits working to reduce hunger, sharing the bounty of food available with those who need it the most.
Visit bit.ly/FIFABQUnity for all info and to donate. Thank you!
#BetterTogether #CommUNITY #thankyouverymuch
Pick up food every week at 600 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque NM 87121 Coors & Daytona: East parking lot for drive-thru Wed & Fri & inside Rio Grande Presbyterian Church for walk-in on Saturdays (Clothing available on Wednesdays and Fridays)
DRIVE-THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
Wednesday and Friday 9-11 am
WALK-IN FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
Saturday 9-11 am
You do NOT need to show ID or proof of income or residence NO DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED Just let us know that your household meets income limits.
**please wear a face mask**
www.rgfp.org email@example.com (505) 831-3778
recoger comida cada semana
600 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque NM 87121
Coors & Daytona: Lote del este para drive-thru, dentro Río Grande Presbyterian Church para walk-in
DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDA:
Miércoles 9-11 am Viernes 9-11 am
INTERIOR DISTRIBUCIÓN DE COMIDA: Sábado 9-11 am
NO es necesario que muestre un documento de identidad o un comprobante de ingresos o de residencia NO SE REQUIERE DOCUMENTACIÓN Sólo dejanoslo saber que su hogar cumple con los límites de ingresos
**por favor use una mascarilla** Rio Grande Food Project (RGFP) has undertaken a project with Lynn Trojahn at Thrive Consulting (Lynn’s bio is attached) to ensure a successful capital campaign to build a new Rio Grande Food Project campus that will include a client-choice grocery store experience for our food pantry guests, an expanded warehouse, a food security community resource and education hub, office space, and an expanded urban garden. We are taking initial steps to purchase the empty land adjacent to our existing shared space (that we have outgrown) and to design a future facility that will provide a more robust continuum of care to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity.
RGFP has provided millions of pounds of food, plus additional household income-maximizing assistance, to food-insecure community members for the past 33 years. This buildout is critical to fully realizing our mission of alleviating hunger and cultivating long-term food security in our communities. www.rgfp.org firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 831-3778
Meetings and Events:
Next 1st Tuesday Luncheon, March 7, 11:30am
Place: Central Grill Restaurant 2056 Central Ave. Let Christine know you'd like to attend so she can reserve you a spot!
"Wednesdays in March"
A Lenten Speakers Series, hosted by Melissa and Jose, 4:30 pm, over a simple meal,
in Rio Grande Church Library.
Volunteer at Rio Grande Food Project:
The Rio Grande Food Project distributes food
at Rio Grande Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW (505) 712-5109
FOOD PROJECT HOURS
Wednesdays & Fridays from 9-11 am
outside in parking lot
Saturday mornings 9-11 am inside
Lisa Fernandez, RGFP Volunteer Recruiter
She can also be contacted at the food project, 505-831-3778 or email her at email@example.com
Gently Used Clothing Available
Wednesdays and Fridays
9-11am, Rio Grande Church (located on church's NW corner)
Mission Networking Team meets Quarterly
(hosted by Rev. Roger Powers at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
Talk with Marilyn Landman for more information on how you can join!
Sunday Adult Bible Study
meets 9:15am in library
2nd Saturdays Monthly,
Next Meeting: March 11, 8:30 am
Coffee/pastries served. John Landman, leader
Interested in Being a Sunday morning Greeter?
Sign up with Marsha Bedell, Worship Chairperson
or call the church office at 831-1143 and leave a message
Enjoy fresh flowers in the Sanctuary Sundays?
Please sign the Flower Sheet
in the sanctuary and let us know you'd like to bring some!
Like to Sing?
JOIN RIO GRANDE CHOIR:
Practice is Thursdays at 10 am in Choir Room
w/ Ms. Marsha Bedell, Music Director
and Sundays in the Sanctuary at 9:00 am
Community Groups Meet Here, Including:
Friday Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 8:00 pm
Thursday Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 7:00 pm
Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW
Planning a Wedding, Shower, Anniversary or Other Special Occasion?
Call the church office regarding reservations/fees/information at 831-1143