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Pastor Granillo: Uncommon Peace

on January 1, 2017 - 5:56am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos
“It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” (Acts 26:14 NIV)
I woke up Friday morning to find my 7-year- old little girl curled up next to me. I looked at the clock and thought, “I really need to start the day,” but I couldn’t bring myself to do anything but lay beside this sweet little girl.
She looked so peaceful with her head on my arm holding my hand. I laid there, next to her, and enjoyed the sensation of absolute peace for another hour before I was rudely disturbed by the alarm clock. Let the chaos begin!
Everyone, regardless of

Pastor Granillo: The Twelve Days Of Christmas

on December 25, 2016 - 8:09am
Courtesy image
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos 

It should be of no surprise that the “true love” we have is our Creator who “so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:16-17).

There is no concrete evidence that Biblical symbolism was the intention of the writer of this song, but it does follow the 12 days of Christmas that are celebrated until the Day of Kings on January 6th, and it does allow us

Hanukkah Begins Today At Sunset

on December 24, 2016 - 9:09am
Hanukkah candles. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.

Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts.


Nativity Play At Trinity On The Hill Saturday

on December 22, 2016 - 9:44am
TOTH Musical Scene. Courtesy photo
TOTH News:
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church warmly invites the public to its Christmas Eve Family Communion service.
The service will include a Christmas musical by the youth of the church and carols by candlelight, sung by the congregation and the Youth Choir. It will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24 in the sanctuary of Trinity on the Hill, 3900 Trinity Dr.
Approximately 12 young people, ages 4 to 15, will take part in the musical, titled “Archangel Gabriel’s Awesome Adventure”. The presentation is a light-hearted dramatization of

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance Dec. 28

on December 21, 2016 - 2:42pm
Mark your calendars! The annual Christmas Dance featuring the Los Alamos Big Band is 7:30-10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Come and dance the night away, or if dancing isn’t your thing, just sit and enjoy listening to the live sounds of the 40’s and 50’s with some Christmas tunes mixed in of course. All of the proceeds will benefit the IHM Youth Group who will be hosting the event with festive decorations and refreshments. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and $5 for children under 12.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Los Alamos Community For Supporting Children's Christmas Bazaar

on December 21, 2016 - 7:55am
Children’s Christmas Bazaar Chair
Christmas is almost here! I would like to thank the Los Alamos community for their generosity in supporting the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church during the Winterfest weekend. You were generous with giving of your time and your donations.
At least 75 people helped with set up, baking, greeting, wrapping (at least 25 wrappers wrapping all at the same time!), helping children select gifts and cleaning up. And this all occurs within a 25-hour period of time.

Pastor Raul Granillo: Undeserved Joy

on December 18, 2016 - 7:40am

Los Alamos  

When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways. Acts 3:26

There have been times in my life when I felt as if some of the things that I had done were so horrible that even God could not forgive me. I’m sure I’m not the only person who has felt this way.

I’m sure of this because I have heard others express the same sentiment—that some actions even God cannot forgive.