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Fr. Glenn: In Memoriam

on May 21, 2017 - 6:17am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

On May 29th we’ll have our annual celebration of Memorial Day … the remembrance of those who have died in the service of our nation and her people in the armed forces, and, by extension, the fire, police, Coast Guard, and all others who put their lives on the line to serve and to protect, and yet lived not to see another dawn.

It is a day to remember those who sought to protect and defend our nation and our liberty … to aid and to defend even those they had never met.  

Common reasons for joining the military include

Art Of Icon Painting Workshop June 12-17

on May 21, 2017 - 5:49am

Participants at an icon painting workshop display their work. Courtesy photo​

COMMUNITY News:

An icon painting workshop in the Byzantine-Russian tradition is June 12-17 in Santa Fe. The Prosopon School of Iconology introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition.

In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials. Tuition for the six-day workshop is $675, which includes tuition, a traditionally gessoed icon board and all materials.

Pastor Granillo: By Faith Alone?

on May 21, 2017 - 5:48am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)
 
“Salvation by faith alone, and not by works” has been a repetitive drum beat in the protestant church. The scriptures are clear that no person can earn salvation. If they could, it would be something God owed them instead of a true gift of grace. If it could be earned, then Jesus’ death was in vain.

United Thrift Shop Bag Sale Wednesday, May 24

on May 20, 2017 - 7:50am

The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The United Thrift Shop is hosting a Bag Sale Wednesday, May 24 at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.

Customers may fill a bag for $6 (something new). This sale excludes jewelry.

The United Church Thrift Shop, operated by the Women's Christian Service Society (WCSS), is open for shoppers 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays.

The shop accepts donations of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books.

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum Launches 2017 Summer Series

on May 16, 2017 - 7:07am

COMMUNITY News:

Again this summer the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum will present a series of talks by local speakers during May, June and July. The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”. There will be seven Wednesday evening meetings including May 31; June 7, 14, 28 and July 12, 19, 26.

The meetings will follow the usual format: light supper at 6 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions for the speaker and then table discussions.

Mothers Gather For Special Lunch At La Vista Church

on May 14, 2017 - 9:07pm

Mothers and daughters gather for a group photo Saturday following a special 1950s style luncheon at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Emily Chavez, 6 weeks old, with her mom DeeAnn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Isabel Gill is styling a 1950s look. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Naomie Garrett, 18 months, with her mom Becky. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hanna Granillo, left, and Sierra Morris. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pastor Raul Granillo, left, and his assistant Steve Harbert serve moms and

Fr. Glenn: Happy Mothers’ Day

on May 14, 2017 - 6:21am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Well, a very happy and blessed Mothers’ Day to all of you mothers out there! Many thanks, dearest ladies, for the love and dedication you give to your children, and for the infinite sacrifices you make for their welfare and rearing. We Judeo-Christians always hold high in our memories that fourth Commandment: “Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12), and as St.

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