Spirituality

Fr. Glenn: Division, Tempered By Hope

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ah, spring … flowers blooming, trees budding, birds nesting. Riots raging.

Kind of a perfect storm this year. Nerves were already on edge because of the coronavirus pandemic and people having to be cooped up for so long, the uncertainty of possible contagion, shortages of goods, so many persons losing their jobs because of the various quarantines and strictures put in place … not even to mention the families affected by the loss or illness of family members. Family separations, lack of funds, lack of essentials … and you have a kettle of frustration just below boiling point. Add


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Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum Announces Seventh Annual Summer Series – This Year Via Zoom Starting June 3

Scene from a Wednesday evening session during the 2019 LAFSF summer series at which Gerry Wood is delivering the after-dinner lecture at the Unitarian Church in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAFSF

LAFSF News:

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum invites the community to its seventh annual summer program – this year via Zooming through cyberspace.

The lecture series begins at 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday starting June 3 and running for seven weeks through July 15. These sessions will be available on the internet via Zoom.

Registration information has already been sent to members and previous years’


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La Vista Church Of The Nazarene Helps Kids Get Outside

LVCN News:

After being cooped up for distance learning, La Vista Church of the Nazarene wants to help kids get outdoors in a socially-distanced way.

Kids can sign up for an appointment between 10 a.m. and noon, June 6 to get their bikes tuned up for summer; labor, inner tubes and chains are all free for kids, and masked bike mechanics will be stationed greater than 6 feet apart at La Vista Church, 15 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock.

To ensure proper social distancing, appointments must be made by contacting kids@lavistanaz.org. When requesting an appointment, include an estimate of what the bike needs


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United Church Celebrates Seniors With ‘Pull Through Parade’

The United Church at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
United Church

The staff of the United Church of Los Alamos wish to recognize the graduates of the Class of 2020 this week.

Pastors David Elton, Kara Windler, and Keith Lewis congratulate their graduates, under such difficult times and honor their accomplishments as they move to the next chapter of their lives:

  • Zoe Butler
  • Jayme Cayton
  • Tayra Eidenbenz
  • Joseph Foley
  • Dimitri Lopez
  • Elle Oldham
  • Maddie Ovaska
  • Eden Schmierer
  • Sarah Worley

“You have completed a great milestone in your life and we are so very proud of you,” Youth


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Fr. Glenn: Parting Ways

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Now we come to another Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of all those who have died in our service, not only to our nation, but to our states and all local communities … those who volunteered to go in harm’s way. Though they may cite different reasons for entering their various occupations, the soldier, the firefighter, the policeman, the emergency responder of every stripe knows in the back of his mind that he may be called to that ultimate sacrifice for his fellow Man. 

And so this weekend we honor all who have done just that, for as Jesus so beautifully says: “Greater love has no


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Fr. Glenn: ‘Pulgas, Pulgas, Pulgas…’

By Fr. Glenn Jones

“Fleas, fleas, fleas…”… the first line of one of a favorite poem when taking Spanish eons ago, in a text … alas … long lost, and which even Google, it seems, cannot find. The “speaker” a cat, ceaselessly besieged by the little biting buggers … lamenting his fate and cursing his tormentors.  Been there, done that … having rented a room decades ago from someone who owned a flea magnet for a pet, whose little hitchhikers seemed to find my flesh quite delectable. Such a lovable dog, though—a good ol’ Lab. How can you get mad at a Lab? It’s the eyes….

That was such a great poem because it was such


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Daily Postcard: View Of White Rock Baptist Church

Daily Postcard: Saturday afternoon view of White Rock Baptist Church at 80 State Road 4. All gatherings and meetings in the church remain suspended due to the COVID-19 public health crisis until further notice. The church streams its worship service on Facebook live at 9 a.m. Sundays. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce On State Police Issuing Cease And Desist Order On Sierra County Church

Chairman Steve Pearce

GOP News:

New Mexico State Police served the pastor of New Hope Revival Church in Sierra County Mother’s Day with a Cease & Desist order for his House of Worship.

The following is a statement from State Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce about this “continued attack” on New Mexicans’ rights:

“The State Police C&D order against the church Sunday was just the latest example of how peoples’ rights are being trampled on. This goes beyond a small business being fined unfairly to save lives and livelihoods. The state’s position is now to ignore the notion that our


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Office For Victims Of Crime Awards Funds To Support Victims Of Mass Shooting At Tree Of Life Synagogue

DOJ News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the Office of Justice Programs has announced a $3,863,606 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program grant to assist victims of the 2018 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Oct. 27, 2018, 11 people were killed and seven others, including five police officers, were injured in a shooting while Shabbat morning services were being held.

In total, 31 people in the building at the time of the shooting were directly impacted by this crime and hundreds more, including family


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Fr. Glenn: Happy Mothers’ Day!

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A very happy and blessed Mothers’ Day to all of you moms/grandmothers out there! A rather tough Mothers’ Day for you this year, I fear, as it’s likely that many of you are separated from children/grandchildren not only by miles, but in an abundance of caution over this COVID situation we’re stuck in. Like I’ve often seen on Facebook from older ladies over the last few weeks: “Call grandmothers away from their grandchildren … because we are NOT okay!!”  Ah … the joy of grandparents—to spoil the little ones and to bask in their love. (“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged…” Proverbs


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Fr. Glenn: In For The Long Game

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As luck would have it, my little window faces east, giving wonderful views of the Sandia Mountains as the sun is setting … basting them with an evening “watermelon” reddish tint from which they purportedly derive their Spanish name … the latest beauty beheld in a lifetime of visual wonders. Sunsets over Shiprock, dawn on the ocean, Maryland trees shimmering with a thousand fireflies on a spring evening, snowfall in the Los Alamos canyons … the night sky over a totally-darkened landscape—something we count ourselves fortunate to continue to be able to find in New Mexico. (“…the


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Community Invited To Celebrate Mother’s Day Online At Freedom Church Los Alamos

Freedom Church News:

The community is invited to celebrate Mother’s Day online at Freedom Church Los Alamos.

“We made it super easy to join Freedom online for Mother’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 10,” Pastor Mike Brake said. “Just simply go to: https://www.facebook.com/freedomla.church/live, then click ‘GET REMINDER’ (*actual post will be available Monday, May 4), share the post, and get ready for a fun and highly interactive experience for the entire family!”

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY (May 3rd):
11:00am – Freedom Worship Service (Facebook LIVE)
https://www.facebook.com/freedomla.church/live


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Fr. Glenn: The Time Machine

By Fr. Glenn Jones

I’ve become rather fond of the trails at Petroglyph National Monument on the edge of Albuquerque since leaving the beauty of the forests and canyons of Los Alamos and vicinity. The juxtaposition of temporal images at that monument becomes an object of contemplation as people make a circuit (or two, or three) on the trail.

The now eerily-silent extinct volcanoes to the west erupted about 200,000 years ago, pouring forth the molten lava now frozen into the blackened cliffs which blanket the sandy terrain. Over millennia the hills eroded, the valley deepened. Fast-forward to


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Calvary Chapel Hosting Drive-In Church Sunday Mornings

Senior Pastor Pat Kestell of Calvary Chapel preaching to his congregation Sunday morning at the Drive-in church in the parking lot of the soccer fields just around the corner from the church building at 580 North Mesa Road. Courtesy/CCC

Senior Pastor Pat Kestell of Calvary Chapel preaching to his congregation Sunday morning at the Drive-in church in the parking lot of the soccer fields on North Mesa Road. Courtesy/CCC

Calvary Chapel  News:

Calvary Chapel Pastor Pat Kestell read the front of his tee shirt, “Don’t Go To Church” and added, “Go to the soccer field!”

The back of the tee shirt reads,


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Fr. Glenn: Limiting Omnipotence

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ah … humanity’s hubris … our refusal to believe that there may be things beyond human intellect … a byproduct, perhaps, of being unexcelled by any other (known) creature. Certainly our human capacity has yet to reach its limits, but limited it must be. Like computer memory, our own “memory” and computing capacity is finite—even collectively. Just as cattle are incapable of higher-level mathematics (other than “cow-culus”—yuk, yuk), there is a point in which our minds will simply hit a wall. Like a juggler, we’ll only be able to keep so many balls in the air at once.

Encouraging


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Fr. Glenn: Many Faces

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

So it begins…

Already there are numerous reported scams of those who would rob others of the stimulus the government has offered … in the midst of one of the most financially-challenging periods in many of our lifetimes, no less. Just a warning: If someone calls asking for your bank and account number or your SSN, DON’T give it to them! It’s a sad reality that we have to be wary of heartless scammers who literally rob even the elderly of their life’s savings.

Most persons would likely never stoop to doing something so contemptible … so dishonorable.  But then … thinking about such


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Daily Postcard: Easter 2020 Like No Other…

Easter 2020 is like no other. The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has triggered social distancing, travel restrictions and religious service cancellations. Many people will attend Easter services virtually today and also gather virtually with family and friends. Though this pandemic poses many challenges, we also see it bring out the best in our community – concern, kindness, compassion for each other. It’s inspiring to live among such great people. The news team at the Los Alamos Daily Post would like to take this special day to wish all of our readers good health and peace of mind. Courtesy


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