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Scenes From Immaculate Heart Of Mary Annual Picnic

on June 26, 2017 - 4:32pm

From left, Seminarian Jason Marshall, Gloria Dunning and Jeff Dunning, at Sunday's annual picnic at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Robert Aiken, left, and Jack Hanlon chat at the annual Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish picnic. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Steve Ciddio serves up hamburgers to guests at Sunday's Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church annual picnic. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Father Glenn Jones and parish secretary Amanda Valdez at Sunday's Immaculate Heart of Mary

Orthodox Christian Church Welcomes New Bells

on June 26, 2017 - 4:17pm

​Father Theophan blesses three new bells following Sunday's Divine Liturgy at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

A large bronze bell and two smaller iron bells are waiting to be installed at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church gathered in their parish hall after Divine Liturgy Sunday for the blessing of three bells with a prayer and holy water by Father Theophan.

Fr. Glenn: Where Your Treasure Lay

on June 25, 2017 - 6:30am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Another weekend. Where are those classifieds? 

One thing I like to do on weekends is to haunt the garage/yard/estate sales. I usually don’t do much more than take up space, because I’m too cheap to buy much (I think my highest purchase to date is $20). Seems like there’s always some little thing that we need here at the church or at the rectory that I can get for 10 percent of full price (or less) at those sales.

And yet … one of the things that always strikes me—especially at larger estate sales—is the ephemeral

Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School June 26-30

on June 25, 2017 - 6:25am

TOTH News:

A summer kids’ event called Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School will take place June 26-30 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr.

At Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids will imagine a world where they can explore their curiosity and become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God. Each day kids travel through rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.

Pastor Granillo: The Slavery Delusion

on June 25, 2017 - 6:22am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock
 
This is true of any freedom: You are obligated, if you want to stay free, to not give yourself back to slavery.
 
The Bible tells about God using Moses to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt. The God, YHWH, freed the Hebrews from their Egyptian slave masters.
Although God used the plagues to reveal His absolute power over Egypt, the Hebrews still found that their fear of Egypt held them in bondage.
 
At the Red Sea, they saw the Egyptians pursuing them and cried to Moses: Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, “Leave us alone; let us serve the

Crowd Gathers For Georgetown Theologian, Professor John Haught Lecture At Fuller Lodge

on June 24, 2017 - 6:17am

A crowd turned out Thursday at Fuller Lodge to hear Professor John Haught lecture on ‘Science, Religion, And Cosmic Purpose’. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

A crowd gathered at Fuller Lodge Thursday evening to hear Georgetown Theologian, Professor John Haught, lecture on “Science, Religion, and Cosmic Purpose”.

Professor Haught addressed the question of whether the universe may reasonably be said to have a purpose. Professor Haught said that evolution has shown us that there is a cosmic drama or story and it is still unfolding.

Pet Palooza Offers Week Day Fun

on June 23, 2017 - 7:24am

Tom Wyant shows a snake to some curious youngsters this week during the Pet Palooza event Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Christian Church on East Road. With the exception of the snakes, real animals were left at home in favor of stuffed animals. The Pet Palooza featured a petting zoo, games and food. The event was a chance for people to 'get to know their neighbors all in the name of love'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Karen Adams and her son, Jude, as well as Rian Shay take part in Pet Palooza Tuesday night at the Christian Church.

Knights Of Columbus Awards LAHS Scholarships

on June 20, 2017 - 9:32am

K of C News:

Ten Los Alamos High School 2017 graduating seniors have received scholarships from the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 3137.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal benefit organization that raises funds for charitable causes. Funding for the annual LAHS graduating senior scholarships is generated by holding a fun-loving golf tournament at the Los Alamos golf course every September that is supported by the participation of many Los Alamos community members and local businesses.

A total of $8,750 was available for scholarship awards this year including a

Vacation Bible School At Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church June 25-30

on June 20, 2017 - 8:25am

Vacation Bible School is is June 25-30 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos is June 25-30. This year’s Day Camp theme is “Breaking all the Rules: Following Jesus’ Lead!”

Young adult counselors from Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp and Bethlehem’s pastors will be leading the bible studies, which center on how God’s call for us to love sometimes goes against what the world tells us to do.

Distinguished Theologian To Speak At Fuller Lodge In Los Alamos Thursday And Friday

on June 19, 2017 - 7:16am
Professor Haught stands in front of Darwin. Courtesy photo
 
LAFSF News:
 
“Why is there something rather than nothing?” This question is posed by two scientists in this month’s issue of Physics Today.
 
This question also intrigues the members of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (http://www.lafsf.org/) and they have invited noted theologian, Distinguished Professor John Haught from Georgetown University, to Los Alamos to help answer it.
 
Professor Haught will be in Los Alamos to speak at 7 p.m., June 22 and June 23, at Fuller Lodge.

Scenes From Ordination Of Laurie Ann Triplett As An Episcopal Priest At Trinity On The Hill June 10

on June 18, 2017 - 10:33am

The Right Reverend Michael L. Vono, D. D. Ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande ordains Laurie Ann Triplett an Episcopal priest during a special ceremony June 10 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Right Reverend Michael L. Vono ordains Deacon Laurie Ann Triplett an Episcopal priest June 10 at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Deacon Laurie Ann Triplett kneeling during her ordination June 10 at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the June 10 ordination

Fr. Glenn: A Fiery Fathers’ Day

on June 18, 2017 - 7:45am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Dang … another fire. At the time of this writing, the El Cajete Fire is still going strong; hopefully it will be under control by the time you read this. As you know, one of the greatest tragedies of most wildfires is that they are so often caused simply by persons careless in watching and/or dousing campfires.

Perhaps it is because people in our modern culture have so little experience with open fires in general that keeps such things happening so frequently—the unintended consequences of neglect.

Pastor Granillo: My First Beer

on June 18, 2017 - 6:46am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church
White Rock
 
“Who did you drink your first beer with?”

I was caught off guard when someone asked me this the other day.
The truth was that there was never a time when alcohol was not a part of my childhood experience. My father was an alcoholic, as were many of his relatives and friends.  My brothers and I would make a game out of seeing who could get dad to give them the most sips of his beer.
 
I was around 12 when I convinced him to let me have my own.

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum June 22-23

on June 17, 2017 - 6:58am

Distinguished Professor John Haught from Georgetown University is coming to Los Alamos June 22-23 to help answer the question,‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’ Courtesy photo

LAFSF News:

“Why is there something rather than nothing?” This question is posed by two scientists in this month’s issue of Physics Today. This question also intrigues the members of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (http://www.lafsf.org/) and they have invited noted theologian, Distinguished Professor John Haught from Georgetown University, to Los Alamos to help answer it.

Professor Haught will be

Christian Church Pet Palooza June 20

on June 15, 2017 - 7:04am
Pet Palooza begins June 20. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Games, gospel and great people welcome community families to the Christian Church’s first Pet Palooza. The three nights of family fun begin at 6 p.m., June 20 in the parking lot of the Christian Church at 95 East Road in Los Alamos.
 
While family pets must remain at home for safety, stuffed pets are welcome to join the petting zoo or travel with their owners throughout the evening.

Schedule For Local Vacation Bible Schools

on June 15, 2017 - 6:21am

Scenes From White Rock Presbyterian Church 50th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2017 - 8:05am

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr reminisce about the early days after Sunday's service. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor. Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was pastor from 1986 to 2011, Elizabeth Graham, who was pastor during 2013, Lorelei Kay, Moderator of the Presbytery of Santa Fe, Floyde Smith, associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Los Alamos, Fred Thomas, pastor of Navajo House of Fellowship near Gallup, and Kara Windler, worship associate. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

White Rock

Ordination Of Laurie Triplett To Priesthood At TOTH

on June 13, 2017 - 3:34pm

Bishop Michael L. Vono of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande officiated as Laurie Triplett was ordained a priest during a special ceremony Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos. ​Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on June 13, 2017 - 3:24pm

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr, founding members of White Rock Presbyterian Church, reminisce for the congregation following Sunday's 50th anniversary service.​ Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

White Rock Presbyterian Church celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday with joyful service led by several pastors. The service was followed by a talk on the history of the church by Vernon Kerr and Doris Davis-Dillinger. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor.

Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was

Community Invited To Bingo Night Wednesday At IHM

on June 13, 2017 - 2:24pm

Courtesy image

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to attend Bingo Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Packets are $20 each and 16 games will be played. The event is a fundraiser for the parish youth group.

Prizes will be gift baskets with a minimum value of $20. Frito pies, chili dogs, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.

"This will be a great night out for all ages," IHM Youth Minister Kendra Wilhelm said. "If it is successful, we will have more Bingo Nights in the future."

Immaculate Heart of Mary is at 3700 Canyon Road and the Parish

Fr. Glenn: Letting Go

on June 11, 2017 - 6:41am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Letting go” … a phrase that has many contexts. “Letting go” may be literal, such as “Let go of the rope” or “He was arrested, but let go”, but very often we use it in one of many analogous senses. Negatively, we sometimes hear “He let himself go”, meaning a loss of care of one’s appearance. Certainly you may be able to think of more, but one of the most common uses of the term is, of course, the release of an obsession or grudge.

That ol’ forgiveness—that wonderful and magnanimous movement of kindness and love which

New Church Opens Doors In Los Alamos

on June 11, 2017 - 6:31am

When Pastor Paul Jaramillo’s Open Door Bible Ministry holds its first service at 10:30 a.m. today, his flock will enter a small church led by a man with a huge heart. Jaramillo is well known in Los Alamos as he was Pastor of Los Alamos Christian Fellowship Church for five years. Today’s service is an open house and the official grand opening is 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18. The address is 2010 Trinity Dr., Suite A-2. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Pastor Paul Jaramillo Friday morning in his Open Door Bible Ministry Church. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Pastor Granillo: Tapout

on June 11, 2017 - 6:24am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock

Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. (NIV Galatians 6:15)

In 1997 Charles Lewis Jr. and Gary Fields founded Tapout, a mixed martial arts (MMA) focused sportswear company. By 2007, Tapout was the largest distributer of MMA merchandise in the world.

I wasn’t very surprised to learn this since, around that time, I recall seeing a lot of people wearing shirts or hats with “Tapout” written across them.

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50 Years!

on June 8, 2017 - 9:04am

White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo

WHITE ROCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH News:

On Sunday, June 11, White Rock Presbyterian Church will celebrate 50 years of witness and service in White Rock and Los Alamos.

White Rock Presbyterian Church was chartered June 25, 1967. For four and a half years WRPC existed as a new church development project of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. In January of 1972 the church became fully self-supporting, and a year later there were 178 members on the church rolls.

The church met for its first few years at

LAFSF Summer Series Continues June 14

on June 7, 2017 - 2:18pm
LAFSF News:
 
Morrie Pongratz will present the third installment of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s summer series Wednesday, June 14.
 
The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”. In this third presentation we encounter “evolution” and discuss the impact of Darwin’s work on our concept of God and the cosmos. The talk will highlight the insights of the scientist and theologian, Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., the author of “The Phenomenon of Man”.
 
The talk will also introduce the work of Georgetown University’s Distinguished Research Professor John Haught,

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