Spirituality

Fr. Glenn: Light From Light

By Fr. Glenn Jones

 A beautiful full moon rising above the mountains east of Albuquerque in a cloudless sky this evening … something I used to enjoy even more immensely looking east from the cliffs of Los Alamos as it bathed the Rio Grande valley in the softness of its light. Truly beautiful. Thank you, Lord.

Now, the more analytical among us could, of course, expound on the fact that the moon is really just a cold dark mass of rock and dust, devoid of both life and light, and that it simply reflects light from another source—that massive ball of hydrogen hidden from view which roils with constant


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On The Job In Los Alamos: With Ministerial Alliance

On the job Tuesday morning at Pig n Fig in White Rock are Jennifer Jenson and Kristy Dean Nadler as they inform members of the Ministerial Alliance of the upcoming workshop: ‘Safeguarding Your Flock In A Contemporary World Concerning Sexual Violence Prevention For Church Leaders’. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21, at Pueblo Canyon Inn, 199 San Ildefonso Road. The registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. For information and registration, visit www.kdinterpose.com or call 858.245.3815. #worklosalamos  #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Catch Of The Week: Church And Synagogue Scams

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

 

Scams targeting churches have been around for quite some time; scammers finally realized they could target synagogues, too. 

The scam echoes the same components of the scams that have been targeting churches for years; an email spoofing a religious leader, requesting gift card purchase as a “favor” to help a congregant “in need”. 

This scam has been reported across the country, from the Bay Area to Philadelphia; over 20 synagogues across the country have reported being affected by this scam. The scam starts with an email sent from an address that looks very

Shop On The Corner Holding Children’s Clothing Sale Today

Shop on the Corner. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Shop on the Corner, the thrift store on the first floor of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, is holding a super special sale 8:30 a.m. to noon today.

All children’s clothes are 10 for $1. This includes items for infants through kids in grade school.

Additionally, for Valentine’s Day there will be a selection of holiday treasures.

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is at 3900 Trinity Dr.

 

Native American Activist Whose Politically Charged Prayer In House Sparked Ire Is Disinvited From Senate

Native American activist Lee Moquino

By DANIEL J. CHACON
The New Mexican

A Native American activist who delivered a politically charged invocation in the state House of Representatives has been uninvited from giving the opening prayer Friday in the Senate.

Lee Moquino kicked off the floor session in the House Jan. 23 by telling state representatives they were standing in “occupied indigenous space” and that Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico should be protected from oil and gas drilling — a major revenue source for the state of New Mexico.

His invocation reportedly upset some lawmakers.

Ringside Seat: Public Money No Longer Pays Clergy To Deliver Prayer At Daily Opening Of House Floor Session

By MILAN SIMONICH
Santa Fe New Mexican

Brian Egolf, speaker of the state House of Representatives, has done something that might be politically incorrect but is sure to be popular with his members.

Egolf, D-Santa Fe, no longer is using public money to pay bishops, rabbis, priests and preachers to deliver a prayer in the House as it begins its daily floor session.

Now, House members themselves will give the invocation. All of them will offer the same message, give or take several useless adverbs.

Whether Democrat or Republican, the politician in solemn tones will ask for wisdom, divine guidance

2020 Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Competition Today!

Scene from the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw competition in Griffith Gymnasium. Courtesy photo

K of C News:

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition is 1-3 p.m. today, Feb. 2 in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. today onsite and is free of charge.

Parental consent is required, so a parent/guardian must be present during registration.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation and winners

Fr. Glenn: Undo Influence

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Oh, I can hear some now: “What a doof! It’s “unDUE” influence!!” Well … just keep readin’.

Who can deny that there is loads of unDUE influence in our world today—probably always has been. Some celebrity says something, and devotees swallow it hook, line and sinker … and much of the media capitalize on opportunity. Popularity sells, after all. The latest fad—whether it be apparel, trend or politics—tends to take a life of its own and explode throughout society—especially in these days of instant communication and social media. 

Yet, as is often bemoaned by the grounded, WHY should


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La Vista Church Presents 2020 Vision

La Vista Church of the Nazarene at 15 Grand Canyon Dr., in White Rock. Courtesy photo

LA VISTA CHURCH News:

What’s your vision for La Vista Church of the Nazarene? Where do you think God is leading you personally, and our church as a whole?

2020 is the year we’re turning a critical eye on everything and really digging into executing the plans that God has for our church and our community.

You can help us out by taking our survey about who you think we are, and who we need to be. Follow this link to fill out the survey: https://forms.gle/SzTaAGSfDR5CLr7g9

Also make sure you catch up on our sermon series, 2020

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