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LFPPC Weekly Newsletter
A Note from our Pastors...

Dear LFPPC Church Family, 
The holidays are just around the corner and we are so excited to celebrate and enjoy the season together. There is so much to be thankful for! God has been so good and faithful to us. This Sunday, we invite you to dress festively and join us for a time of fellowship (Chili lunch) and Advent decorating. Additionally, mark your calendars for Sunday, 12/11 where we will have our "Jingle Bell Coffee Hour" and everyone is invited to bring their favorite holiday treat or cookie to share. Bring a friend! All are welcome to join us in our holiday cheer.
Please note that I will be away Nov. 23- Nov.28th for my long-awaited Disneyland trip with my kiddos. Pastor Andrea will be on call for an emergency pastoral care issues while I am away.
Pastor Laura  

Pastor Nominating Process
YAY Update--
Introducing our Pastor Nominating Committee: Reid Schmadeka, Scott Holt, Laura Reed, Bob Doolittle, Chris Bozick, and Mollie Merkley. For now, if you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Laura.
One of our outreaches to the community around us is Jazz Vespers. We are aiming for 10K by November 18th to fund this coming season. If you would like to contribute to Jazz Vespers you can do that here or you can give a check made out to LFPPC with “Jazz Vespers” in the memo line. I also invite you to pray with us! Here is what it takes to make a Jazz Vespers happen. Please reach out to Pastor Andrea ( with questions.
Please contact Pastor Andrea ( with questions.
Family Choir Sundays after church Family Choir will meet in the choir room (Rm200) after worship Sunday to prepare songs for worship on Sunday 12/18 and on Christmas Eve. All are welcome to lend a voice!

Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Psalm 96:1
Advent Starts Nov. 27th!
Devotionals are available at the Welcome Center
a Digital Devotional can be sent to you- just email 
Holiday Happenings

Nov 20th- After church service - All church Christmas Decorating and Chili Lunch.

Dec 11th- UGLY Sweater Service -and- Christmas Cookie Fellowship

 Dec 16th- 10AM- Pepitas Christmas Concert

Dec 18th- 7PM - Holiday Sing-a-long

December 24th- 5PM- Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Day!- Virtual Worship Service Available 
Composting is here!
Keep your eyes open for compost bins around the building, especially in Fellowship Hall and the kitchen.  They will be green and labeled.  Any food waste or paper products with food residue can go in the compost bin. 
Adult Education

 Join us at 9am in Heritage Hall for a great time of study and discussion.
All are enthusiastically invited and welcome to come once or every week!

Nehemiah: Rebuilding and God's Calling to Us
November 20th, and December, 4th, 11th, 18th
Led by Anne Kalkbrenner

The setting of Nehemiah involves a group of people who have been through a huge “pandemic” of change, including a war, an exile, and now an opportunity to return to Jerusalem and rebuild both the physical walls of the city as well as their spiritual identity as a community of believers who seek God. Although the details of our “pandemic” differ – the need for vision and for direction about how to rebuild our lives and once again see God’s Gracious Hand at work in our generation remains the same. Come join us as we learn from the remarkable and humble leadership of a man who believed that nothing is too difficult for God. 

Faith in Action
An ongoing event led by Donna Bensley. Do you wonder about the story behind the news? During this portion of the class, we will hear from several people in our community who came to the U.S. from distant places, such as Afghanistan and Ethiopia. They will share their stories and help us put our faith into action.
Volunteers Wanted
  • Sound and A/V-- We always need more volunteers to be trained to help with Sunday worship sound as well as the occasional funeral or special event.
  • Godly Play If you would like to serve as a “Shepherd” in the Godly Play room, please contact Pastor Andrea (
  • Exploring Faith: If you would like to lead once a month in the 4th and 5th grade room, please contact Pastor Andrea (
Love Your Neighbor

Food Pantry
Our Little Food Pantry is getting lots of action. Grab-and-Go items seem to be the most popular such as: granola bars, individual size nuts, pop-top cans, beans etc. Items that require significant preparation are less utilized. Donations can be left in the bin across from Fellowship Hall.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor is our Deacon's sponsored program to support our congregation members with meals or rides as needed. We currently have a larger number of folks willing to provide meals but would appreciate a few more volunteers to provide rides to occasional medical appointments. If you are able to help, please contact Rocky Meredith at 206.310.6399 or

Prayer + Care
Please be in prayer for the following individuals: Garry Arnold, George Dewey, Hannah Tran, Waldher family, Kathryn Heley, Kathleen Tade, Robin Gabbert, Loretta Edwards (for her daughter), Travis Zapalac (home and responding well to treatment), Bunnie Jorgensen (recent cancer diagnosis). Please contact the church office at 206-364-2712 or your pastors if you have prayer requests.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is now meeting monthly. If you would like to be part of this ministry and knit or crochet or if you know of someone going through a hard time that would enjoy receiving a Prayer Shawl, contact Anne Gowing at 206-910-8505.
Office Hours
The Church Office is open Monday-Thursday 9 to 1pm and by appointment. 
Rev. Laura Terasaki, Interim Pastor + Head of Staff (
Rev. Andrea Chaumont, Associate Pastor for Families (
Tim Cromeenes, Director of Worship (
Kim Herbert, Director of Youth Ministries (
Melissa Robertson, Director of Pepitas Preschool (
Jamie Henning, Office Administrator (

Session Elders: Stacie Johnson (Finance), Jessie Elenbass (Personnel/Presbytery), Carol Lyons (Nominations/Growing Young), Reid Schmadeka (Personnel/Children/Youth), Bob Henning (Buildings + Grounds), Sheri Holt (Children/Youth), Gina Walton (Personnel)
Clerk of Session: Lois Linzy
Interim Deacon Moderators: Randy Routh + Angela Templin
You can find our current calendar here:
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