HOLY WEEK SERVICES

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Langley Presbyterian Church will hold the following Holy Week worship services:

April 10 at 7:00 pm     Service of reflection

April 11 at 7:00 pm     Service of reflection

April 12 at 7:00 pm     Service of reflection

April 13 at 5:30 pm     Potluck dinner and communion

April 13 at 7:15 pm     Tenebrae service

April 14 at 10:00am    Good Friday service

Everyone welcome.

 

March 19, 2017

Serving                 Today:                                                    March 26, 2017

Greeters Eleanor Haddow & Isabel  Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters Louise McAree Bob Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Media Sung-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Janet Comer

Betty Bankes

Reading Don Baycroft Ha-Won Kim

 Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”  Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

 Congregation News:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday MAR. 5th   LPC Attendance:  68

Offering Amount: $4,040.50

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

EASTER CHOIR practice after church today.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,  Ellar Marie’s safe travel, Immigrants crossing into Canada

We will have A WORK PARTY ON SATURDAY MARCH 25 to tidy up the church grounds. Please join us at 9:30 AM if you are able. We will rake up windfall material, clean gutters and any thing else Louise can think of. We will finish at noon and have a bowl of soup together.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Trevor Fowler(1), Marianne Lazaro(9), Chase Bryson(14), Rev. Dennis Howard(17), Emberly Zhang(19), Jason Feick(31)

National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering 2017 SAVE THE DATE on May 19-22, 2017. Join hundreds of women from across Canada to pray, worship, learn, play and celebrate. It will be held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Water Day (March 22)

Worldwide, 663 million people live without improved drinking water sources. A lack of clean water is a significant development challenge. In areas of the world where access to water is limited, local Presbyterian World Service & Development partners are responding to improve water sources, build new ones and train volunteers to maintain wells.  Support to improve sanitation ensures water stays clean and prevents the spread of illness. PWS&D equips communities to build hand-washing facilities and latrines and educates members about proper hygiene. The results of this program are transformative and far reaching—clean water allows women and men to harvest crops, care for their families, expand their livelihoods and lead healthy, productive lives. PWS&D helps families access clean water and sanitation.

You’re invited to attend LADIES’ RETREAT(36th year) at Camp Douglas, June 12-15, 2017. Theme: “FAITH FULL”(based on the book of Joshua) and Speaker Rev. Paddy Eastwood. You are available by e-mailing the Registrar, Randi Kanski at randik@telus.net.

 WMS OF BC GET-TOGETHER Wednesday, June 28th 2017 @ Calvin Presbyterian Church . 33911 Hazelwood Ave. Abbotsford, BC. To begin at 11 AM. Tea & coffee will  be served. A short meeting in the Sanctuary, chaired by Sheila Jakus. A Report from “The Gathering” in May & Report from Synodical. Lunch @ 12:15, Lunch is $12, per person. A tour of the New Church, (should be completed by 2 PM to get home ahead of the traffic).

Please call  Barbara Marshall (604-594-0937) by June 20, to let Calvin Church know how many to expect for lunch.

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

Langley – Hope For Women – Dessert Concert – March 24th, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring local Christian musicians We are Mystic and C&C. A freewill offering will be taken to support the life-saving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Langley. Location: Langley Evangelical Free Church, 20719 48 Ave, Langley. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-427-3939 or email langley@hopeforwomen.ca 

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live on stage! This ‘tale as old as time’ comes alive in an exciting musical extravaganza adapted from the award-winning film and based on the beloved fairy-tale. Runs March 24 & 25, 29 – April 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM with discount matinees on March 25 & April 1 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets and info available in person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, by phone at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com.

 Let’s Beat ALS! May 24, 2017 at Langley Events Center 7-10pm doors open at 6pm. The Langley Christian School community was rocked by the news that long time high school choir and band director, Dave Alexander, had been diagnosed with ALS.  The LCS parent community, in cooperation with LCS administration, has been working hard to plan a evening of music and celebration as a fundraising event to bless the Alexander family. Event Website (for details, to buy tickets, to donate or be a sponsor):www. fordave.ca.

2017 World Vision Church Leaders Forum, June 6, 2017 at Christian Life Assembly, Langley: Discover new ways of being together by releasing the potential in your ministry teams and volunteers. Featuring Dr. Steve Brown, President of Arrow Leadership in North America and author of ‘Leading Me: Eight Practices for a Christian Leader’s Most Important Assignment.’ Visit churchleaderforums.ca for more information.

In Jane Eyre: the Musical(Mar.14-Apr.1), Charlotte Brontë’s gothic novel comes to musical life in all its haunting, mysterious, and romantic beauty in SAMC’s final theatre production of the season. About a young governess who fights for dignity and a better life for herself after years of being bullied, the story features strong themes of forgiveness and liberty. “We sincerely hope this production will inspire those who come to pursue healing in their relationships and seek God’s strength in finding freedom in His love.” – Director, Kate Muchmore Woo. For details visit www.twu.ca/theatre

March 12, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                  March 19, 2017

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Nancy Gong & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Terry Ames & Louise McAree Louise McAree & Gary Weerts
Media: Ha-Won Kim Sung-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Reading Althea Strudwick Don Baycroft

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

 

Congregation News:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday MAR. 5th   LPC Attendance:  40

Offering Amount: $2,245.70

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

EASTER CHOIR begins practices after church today about 11:20am (time for a quick coffee/tea after the service). We meet in the sanctuary and invite all who enjoy singing to join us. Please feel free to call Ella Marie with any questions. 604-533-4997  We look forward to seeing new faces!

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau

SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Welcoming the stranger

With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Jackie Bannerman is serving as a young adult intern in Budapest, Hungary with our long-standing partner, the Reformed Church in Hungary. Jackie is excited about helping the Kalunba Refugee ministry to build relationships with refugees in a safe environment. She teaches English lessons and helps with Kalunba’s website, providing English content to connect international readers. Jackie shares, “I hope to help create a sort of home, if only a temporary one, and provide a much needed sense of hope to people coming from fearful situations with uncertain futures.”Presbyterians Sharing supports refugee work

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Langley – Hope For Women – Dessert Concert – March 24th, 7:30pm  Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring local Christian musicians We are Mystic and C&C. A freewill offering will be taken to support the life-saving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Langley. Location: Langley Evangelical Free Church, 20719 48 Ave, Langley. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-427-3939 or email langley@hopeforwomen.ca

Employment Opportunity:  Bethesda Christian Association is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant for their Head Office in Abbotsford.  Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bethesda’s Human Resources Director (Ref #AA483). Fax your submission to 604-850-7242 or email Life@bethesdabc.com .  Only selected applicants will be contacted. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 17, 2017. 

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live on stage! This ‘tale as old as time’ comes alive in an exciting musical extravaganza adapted from the award-winning film and based on the beloved fairy-tale. Runs March 24 & 25, 29 – April 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM with discount matinees on March 25 & April 1 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets and info available in person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, by phone at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. 

Let’s Beat ALS! May 24, 2017 at Langley Events Center 7-10pm doors open at 6pm. The Langley Christian School community was rocked by the news that long time high school choir and band director, Dave Alexander, had been diagnosed with ALS.  The LCS parent community, in cooperation with LCS administration, has been working hard to plan a evening of music and celebration as a fundraising event to bless the Alexander family. Event Website (for details, to buy tickets, to donate or be a sponsor):www.fordave.ca.

March 5, 2017

Serving                   Today:                                    March 12, 2017

Greeters: Rev. DJ Kim &

Ha-Won Kim

Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Nancy Gong  & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Allie Dale-Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Terry Ames &

Louise McAree

Media: Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

 Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

 Congregation News:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday FEB.26th   LPC Attendance:  60

Offering Amount: $1,762.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

EASTER CHOIR begins practices after church today about 11:20am (time for a quick coffee/tea after the service). We meet in the sanctuary and invite all who enjoy singing to join us. Please feel free to call Ella Marie with any questions. 604-533-4997  We look forward to seeing new faces!

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig

MISSION AND OUTREACH UPDATE

 SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

SAVE THE DATE on May 19-22, 2017 National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering 2017. Join hundreds of women from across Canada to pray, worship, learn, play and celebrate. It will be held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS International Women’s Day (March 8)

Deeba teaches chemistry at a high school in Afghanistan, where cultural barriers frequently limit opportunities for women and prevent them from entering the workforce. While she has the support of her family, Deeba experienced challenges as a woman working outside the home. One challenge was the lack of training she received in educational methods, making it difficult to teach her lessons. Thanks to a Presbyterian World Service & Development program that supports training for teachers in Afghanistan, Deeba is participating in workshops to help her improve the quality of lessons for her students. Because of this program, she is inspiring students to reach their full potential and setting examples for women. “I can feel the respect for myself in my students’ eyes.”PWS&D supports equal opportunities for women neighourhood becomes, the healthier the families who live there will be. Presbyterians Sharing builds community

You’re invited to attend LADIES’ RETREAT(36th year) at Camp Douglas, June 12-15, 2017. Theme: “FAITH FULL”(based on the book of Joshua) and Speaker Rev. Paddy Eastwood. You are available by e-mailing the Registrar, Randi Kanski at randik@telus.net. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Ecumenical Stewardship Centre’s “Generosity NOW” conference. When: April 25-27, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, Washington DC

Registration deadline: April 18, 2017 and Cost: US$299 (includes 2 lunches).  Participants are responsible for flights and accommodations.

Accommodation A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport. The rate is $199 USD per night. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is provided.

**PCC Grants Available!  Ministers and lay leaders may apply for up to 1/3 of registration fee and travel costs. (Meals and accommodation are not included, booking cheapest flights is strongly encouraged.) Contact Heather Chappell at hchappell@presbyterian.ca if you are interested in applying for a grant.  Grants are limited  – so apply soon.**

Langley – Hope For Women – Dessert Concert – March 24th, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring local Christian musicians We are Mystic and C&C. A freewill offering will be taken to support the life-saving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Langley. Location: Langley Evangelical Free Church, 20719 48 Ave, Langley. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-427-3939 or email langley@hopeforwomen.ca

Bethesda Christian Association is pleased to invite you to attend a free ESTATE PLANNING CLINIC  Presented by Christian Stewardship Services. Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:00PM at TRINITY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH- FIRESIDE ROOM 3215 Trethewey St. Abbotsford BC  This a wonderful opportunity to learn how to protect your family, the importance of a proper Will, and how to support charities that are important to you.  Come and listen to a Christian consultant and enjoy refreshments and decadent desserts from Duft’s Bakery!  Draw for $500 toward Will services provided by the firm of Linley Welwood will be made at the event!  Please join us!  RSVP to Annetta 1-800-267-8890 x217 or annettas@csservices.ca

February 26, 2017

Serving                    Today:                                            March 5, 2017

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Rev. DJ Kim &

Ha-Won Kim

Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Counters: Louise McAree &

Bob Johnson

Allie Dale-Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Media: James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer &

Nancy Hantke

Ha-Won Kim &

Eleanor Mills

 Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday FEB.19th   LPC Attendance:  60

Offering Amount: $1775.30

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

LENTEN WORSHIP & SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

On Tuesday, February 28, we will host a pancake supper in the church hall at 5:30p.m after the meal we will have a Lenten worship service at 7pm.. Please bring your own plate, cup and cutlery. Bring your family and friends and join others for pancakes, eggs, sausage, good company, and good conversation. It will help with planning if you sign up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church and let us know how many will attend. But please join us even if you haven’t done this.

Today we have an AGM MEETING after the service at 11:30 am in the church hall.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE will be on March 1st at 7pm.

EASTER CHOIR will begin practices after church next week, Sunday, March 5 about 11:20 (time for a quick coffee/tea after the service). We meet in the sanctuary and invite all who enjoy singing to join us. Please feel free to call Ella Marie with any questions. 604-533-4997  We look forward to seeing new faces next week!

SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother Gale Brown, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Canada’s Muslim communities.

SAVE THE DATE on May 19-22, 2017 National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering 2017. Join hundreds of women from across Canada to pray, worship, learn, play and celebrate. It will be held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Helping families come to life

Presbyterians Sharing supports congregations that are involved in an intentional program of transformation, like Heritage Green Family Church in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Heritage Green’s family style worship welcomes all ages with songs and prayers that make sense to kids and interactive activities that draw families into God’s presence. Every service brings families together, with Christ at the centre. The congregation is working to build strong relationships between neighbours within their community and believes that the stronger a neighourhood becomes, the healthier the families who live there will be. Presbyterians Sharing builds community

COMMUNITY EVENTS

World Day of Prayer

Langley Mennonite Fellowship located at 20997 40th Ave. is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer event on March 3 at 2:30pm. Please join us for this important time of prayer..

 

You’re invited to VST’s Spring Open House, Thursday March 9th(8:30am-5pm). The day starts with coffee and muffins followed by  a tour the school. You’ll meet some faculty and talk with the admissions team before attending community worship at noon. After worship share in the Principal’s lunch and then spend the afternoon in class! The event is free but please rsvp to Julie Lees(jlees@vst.edu)

 

Langley – Hope For Women – Dessert Concert March 24th, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring local Christian musicians We are Mystic and C&C. A freewill offering will be taken to support the life-saving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Langley. Location: Langley Evangelical Free Church, 20719 48 Ave, Langley. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-427-3939 or email langley@hopeforwomen.ca

February 19, 2017

Serving                    Today:                                          February 26, 2017

Greeters: Marg Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Gary Weerts &

Terry Ames

Louise McAree &

Bob Johnson

Media: Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills &

Betty Siverns

Janet Comer &

Nancy Hantke

 

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall. 

Congregation News:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday FEB.12th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3992.10

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

LENTEN WORSHIP & SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

On Tuesday, February 28, we will host a pancake supper in the church hall at 5:30p.m after the meal we will have a Lenten worship service at 7pm.. Bring your family and friends and join others for pancakes, eggs, sausage, good company, and good conversation. It will help with planning if you sign up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church and let us know how many will attend. But please join us even if you haven’t done this.

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

MISSION AND OUTREACH UPDATE

Thanks once again to everyone that participated in the Christmas Hamper program this year.  Eight hampers were delivered  to needy families in Langley. Since November, 2016, members of our refugee team have been visiting the Nane family for about an hour and a half on most weeks except holidays.  We’re focusing on helping them to learn English.  Although slow, we’re making progress and the          time spent with the family is very enjoyable.  One of our congregation’s friends, Thanon Matty, has been acting as translator on a number of occasions which has been invaluable to us.  You may remember Thanon and his family from past Advent elebrations at Langley Presbyterian (they arrived in Canada as refugees from Syria and Iraq about five years ago).  On several occasions, we’ve also provided rides to Children’s Hospital for Ali and his son Abdulkerim.  Within the next several months, we’re hoping to expand our support for the Nanes. 

SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it. 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Alex McGregor, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities. Debbie’s aunt & uncle

We have lost a few counters on our roster to count the offering.

If you feel you may be interested in helping with this service, please contact Louise McAree @ 604-530-6097 Or contact the church office or email me louisemcaree@telus.net

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Day of Social Justice

Presbyterian World Service & Development responds to situations where poverty and gender power imbalances prevent women who are victims of sexual violence from seeking treatment and the assistance to combat this widespread injustice. PWS&D works for social justice by promoting the rights of vulnerable groups and removing barriers that prevent individuals from meeting basic needs. After being raped at home, a young woman in Haiti received medical care, emotional support and counsel through PWS&D’s program. Her words of gratitude are a testament to just how impactful the project is: “If today I can keep my head up and live my life, it is thanks to you. Please keep up with the good work you are doing.”

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick, Rev. Glen Davis and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times: •            4 pm – Registration opens

  • 5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  • 6 pm – Registration closes
  • 6pm – Meal service begins
  • 8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

Wycliffe Bible Translators is hosting a winter event February 2017 called Race to 2025: Kinsha, Southeast Asia. Michael Witten as a leader and three team members (Lauren, Matthew and Kylie) will compete in the Race to 2025 together, which is a simulation of real-life outdoor adventures (hiking, language learning, and more!) that Bible translators may face as they bring the Word of God to people who don’t yet have it in their own language.

Their team committed to raise a minimum of $2,000 ($500 per racer). Funds raised through Race to 2025: Kinsha, Southeast Asia will help the translation of Scripture for millions in this sensitive area. The ultimate goal is lives transformed through the use of mother-tongue Scriptures in everyday life. For more information on the people of the Kinsha Project (pictured right) visit ttp://wordalive.wycliffe.ca/2016/october. 

World Day of Prayer

Langley Mennonite Fellowship located at 20997 40th Ave. is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer event on March 3 at 2:30pm. Please join us for this important time of prayer..

You’re invited to VST’s Spring Open House, Thursday March 9th(8:30am-5pm). The day starts with coffee and muffins followed by  a tour the school. You’ll meet some faculty and talk with the admissions team before attending community worship at noon. After worship share in the Principal’s lunch and then spend the afternoon in class! The event is free but please rsvp to Julie Lees(jlees@vst.edu)

 

Feb. 12, 2017

Serving                  Today:                                              February 19, 2017

Greeters: Louise McAree Marg Serviss
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft Gary Weerts & Terry Ames
Media: Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Rev. Betty McLagan &Rick Penner, Janet Comer Eleanor Mills & Betty Siverns

 

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

 

Congregation News:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a get together on Friday, February 17 at 1:30pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

 

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

 

WHO NEEDS PASTORAL CARE?

Any one in our Congregation who is:  Shut in, Lonely, in Hospital, In need of a Visit, Grieving. Pastoral Care can be given anywhere when there is a need, at Home, by Phone, E-Mail, even in a Coffee Shop, as well as visiting Hospital Patients, Shut-ins and Care Homes.

Your Pastoral Care Team need you!!  –  the Congregation – to let us know your needs so that we can be there for you.

HOW DOES ONE CONTACT PASTORAL CARE TEAM MEMBERS?

Phone or speak to Audrey or Alex McGregor Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net. Contact the Minister Rev. Dennis Howard 604-836-4576 or the Church Office at 604-530-3454 email office@langleypresbyterian.ca or any Pastoral Care Team Member

Don Baycroft   604-530-4322  Rev. Betty McLagan    604-533-4800.

 

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

 

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary this month to Gayle Howard, Marg Serviss, Ruth Nigh, Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine & Rev.DJ Kim and Rev. Clara Choi

 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities.

 

Session meets on February 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

 

We have lost a few counters on our roster to count the offering.

If you feel you may be interested in helping with this service, please contact Louise McAree @ 604-530-6097 Or contact the church office or email me louisemcaree@telus.net

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

We serve, Jesus heals

Presbyterians Sharing supports Dr. Nicholas and Rebecca Bauman as they serve with the United Mission to Nepal, one of the PCC’s long-standing partners. Nick will work as a general surgeon at the United Mission Hospital in Tansen, which serves a population of about one million people in western Nepal. The hospital’s motto is “We serve, Jesus heals.” Nick will engage in clinical work, with a heavy emphasis on teaching Nepali medical residents. Becky is an Occupational Therapist and is excited to discover ways in which to utilize her skills.

 

The final Presbyterians Sharing numbers are in and we are grateful to you and Presbyterians across Canada for your faithful and generous support.  A total of $6,814,363 was contributed by congregations and individuals in 2016, representing tremendous generosity from the almost 90,000 people who attend the PCC’s 840 congregations, achieving 96% of our goal.  The congregational remittance reports are going in the mail this week and we will be mailing a thank-you letter to each congregation shortly.

Your contribution impacts many areas of the PCC.

  • 36% equips congregations for vital and creative ministry across Canada
  • 17% goes towards leadership development, including theological education of ministers through the three Presbyterian colleges
  • 15% supports international ministry partners by sending mission staff and providing grants for mission work

Many congregations are in the midst of planning for their Annual General Meeting, and we’ve been receiving calls and emails from people looking for their suggested allocation.  So, this is just a friendly reminder that the 2017 suggested allocation for Langley Presbyterian Church (WE250) is $11,986.60 .  Please contact our office if you have any questions. Accepted allocations can be reported back through your Presbytery, online or by sending us an email.

 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

 

Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team, Networking session:

February 18th 2018 The Event is designed to provide Information to Groups and Organizations about Refugee Settlement Issues and approaches. If you have not attended a meeting yet, this may be your last chance for a while, make sure to registered; send an email:ichalloner@mosaicbc.org

February 5, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                      February 12, 2017

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Bob Johnson & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft
Media: Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha Won Kim & Eleanor Mills Rev. Betty McLagan &Rick Penner, Janet Comer

 

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

 

Congregation News:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a get together on Friday, February 17 at 1:30pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

We are having multicultural snacks today after the service. Everyone has brought a dessert from their own culture or tradition to share.

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

 

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

 

We are participating in VST’s Theological Education Sunday today-Sumarme Gobles the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Andrew’s Hall is joining us.

 

WHO NEEDS PASTORAL CARE?

Any one in our Congregation who is:  Shut in, Lonely, in Hospital, In need of a Visit, Grieving. Pastoral Care can be given anywhere when there is a need, at Home, by Phone, E-Mail, even in a Coffee Shop, as well as visiting Hospital Patients, Shut-ins and Care Homes.

Your Pastoral Care Team need you!!  –  the Congregation – to let us know your needs so that we can be there for you.

HOW DOES ONE CONTACT PASTORAL CARE TEAM MEMBERS?

Phone or speak to Audrey or Alex McGregor Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net. Contact the Minister Rev. Dennis Howard 604-836-4576 or the Church Office at 604-530-3454 email office@langleypresbyterian.ca or any Pastoral Care Team Member

Don Baycroft   604-530-4322  Rev. Betty McLagan    604-533-4800.

 

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

 

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary this month to Gayle Howard, Marg Serviss, Ruth Nigh, Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine & Rev.DJ Kim and Rev. Clara Choi

 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities.

 

Session meets on February 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, Presbyterian World Service & Development envisions a sustainable, compassionate and just world. On February 5—PWS&D Sunday—we remember the work our church is doing to uphold God’s promise in vulnerable communities around the world. With generous gifts from individuals and congregations and the commitment of partners around the world, PWS&D is able to carry out programs in international development and emergency relief to help communities rise above poverty and disaster and access basic necessities like nutritious food, clean water, health care, quality education and basic human rights. With each family that is empowered to build a sustainable livelihood, grow their own food and rise above illness, we witness God’s Spirit enabling abundant life.

 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

 

Holy Land Tour. Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land? The next opportunity will be November 12-23, 2017. Itinerary and registration information check out www.christian-journeys.com. Tour leaders will be the Rev. Martin Baxter and Ross Lockhart.

January 29

Serving Today:                                                                  February 5, 2017

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Bob Johnson & Louise McAree
Media: James Zhang Marg Garratt
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

Ha Won Kim & Eleanor Mills

 

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a luncheon on Friday, February 17 at 1pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

Your contribution statements for 2016 are in your mailbox.

The Presbyterian Church in Canada has an international mission trip in 2017.

  1. Youth in Mission 30th Anniversary Trip to Ghana

Dates: April 29 – May 18, 2017 Deadline: January 30, 2017 Age: 18-30 Youth Contribution: $3500

  1. Healing and Reconciliation Mission Trip

Dates: June 12-21, 2017  Age: 18 Participant Contribution and Deadline: Early bird: $1200 (if registered by Feb 1st/17), Regular:  $1500 (if registered by Apr 1st/17) For more information  please visit www.presbyterian.ca/missiontrips  or email me directly at mfoxall@presbyterian.ca. For further information see the bulletin board.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

Together, Farming for the Future

One way our church is empowering vulnerable families to overcome hunger and improve nutrition is by supporting the Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology project through Presbyterian World Service & Development. The project—with funding from the Government of Canada and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank—has helped 6,000 farm families in Malawi transform their withered plots of land and improve their livelihoods and lives for the long-term. Learning from one another, farmers practice and apply sustainable methods that help protect crops from a changing environment. Annie Nguluve was amazed by the results of the program. Since learning about the advantages of intercropping, her small plot of land has sprung to life. “I’ve seen that I get more yields by adding other crops. It has increased my food production.”

PWS&D supports food security for smallholder farmers 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis and Bev Feick are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale 

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

January 22, 2017

Serving Today:                                                              January 29, 2017

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Gary Weerts & Terry Ames Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree
Media: Ha Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

 

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a luncheon on Friday, February 17, watch this space for further information.

Your 2017 Envelopes are on the table at the back of the church for you to pick up.

Your contribution statements for 2016 are in your mailbox.

Caring and Sharing…Sadly this week we lost two members of our Church, on Sunday James Brew passed away and on Monday George Serviss passed away.  We will miss these two faithful servants very much and will keep Isabel & Marg and their families in our thoughts and prayers. George’s Service is being held at Southridge Fellowship Church, 22756 48th Ave, Langley on Tuesday at 1pm.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

Equipping church leaders – The Presbyterian Church in Canada equips and nurtures future church leaders who will in turn equip and nurture others to witness faithfully in the world. Our theological colleges provide a strong academic and practical foundation to prepare students for ministry. Ministry and Church Vocations supports ministry candidates and their presbyteries as they discern the candidate’s call. Together we encourage and support new clergy who have just begun their ministries. Let us pray for our theological students as they work to become faithful leaders in our churches and for all who inspire them.

Presbyterians Sharing equips church leader

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis and Bev Feick are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

The Good Noise Gospel Choir is performing SONGS OF LOUDEST PRAISE on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:30 pm

Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Ave., Vancouver BC

Adults/Students/Seniors $15 Children 12 & Under  $10

www.goodnoisevgc.com

Langley Christian School, 22930 48th Ave Langley is holding their annual Open House on Tuesday, January 31st

Time: 9 am to 12 noon & 7 pm to 9 pm. For further information call:

Phone: 604.533.2118, Email: development@langleychristian.com

www.langleychristian.com

Concert Announcement: Violin soloist Calvin Dyck will be featured in a pairing of Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons with the virtuosic Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla on Saturday, February 11th at South Abbotsford Church at 7:00 pm. Some of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Abbotsford Hospice. Calvin will be joined by members of the Canada West Chamber Orchestra and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra. Tickets ($22 including tax/fee) available online at www.eventbrite.ca or at House of James or King’s Music.

Pacific Theatre presents a Classic Chic production: Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather. A classic tale of power, destiny, betrayal and honour: what if Shakespeare had written The Godfather? This brilliant comic premise takes on surprising dramatic power as Coppola’s movie masterpiece shows itself to be true Elizabethan tragedy. Performed by Classic Chic’s all-female cast, this mash-up of classic film and classical theatre ultimately charts the dizzying fall of a human soul. Feb. 3rd to Feb. 25th at Pacific Theatre. Tickets $23.95-$34.95. Call 604.731.5518 or visit www.pacifictheatre.org to book.

January 15, 2017

Serving Today:                                                                  January 22, 2017

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanoir Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft Gary Weerts & Terry Ames
Media: Patricia Fowler Ha Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor & Rick

Nancy Hantke

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

 

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

Rev Dennis will return to the office this week.

We also welcome Rev Clara Choi to the position of Church Administrator this week.  Clara’s hours will be posted next week.

Your 2017 Envelopes are on the table at the back of the church for you to pick up.

Your contribution statements for 2016 are in your mailbox.

Caring and Sharing…Eleanora Chalkman is recovering from a knee replacement surgery, if you would like to send her a card her address is:  #228 – 22020 49th Ave, Langley, BC  V3A 3R9

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

January 15: Overcoming Obstacles in Ghana

Adisah used to feel neglected by her family in Ghana. Because she was born with a hearing and speech impairment, Adisah was not given the opportunity to attend school. Years later, she received the care she needed at the Garu Community Based Rehabilitation Centre. The centre—which assists people living with disabilities to overcome challenges and access vocational support—offered Adisah training in agricultural production. Adisah worked very hard and soon became a successful farmer. Together with her husband Salam, they are producing enough food for their three children. Salam recently remarked, “My wife is a blessing to me. I thank God for the support from the centre and PWS&D to make us what we are today”.

PWS&D provides support to people living with disabilities

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Social Justice Action Committee Planning Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 21 at Knox, New Westminster, from 10:00 – Noon. Glenn Inglis, Convener

Missions Fest Vancouver will be held from January 27-29th. For more information go to:  http://www.missionsfestvancouver.ca/

 The Good Noise Gospel Choir is performing SONGS OF LOUDEST PRAISE on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:30 pm

Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Ave., Vancouver BC

Adults/Students/Seniors $15 Children 12 & Under  $10

www.goodnoisevgc.com

Langley Christian School, 22930 48th Ave Langley is holding their annual Open House on Tuesday, January 31st Time: 9 am to 12 noon & 7 pm to 9 pm. For further information call:  Phone: 604.533.2118, Email: development@langleychristian.com  www.langleychristian.com

Concert Announcement: Violin soloist Calvin Dyck will be featured in a pairing of Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons with the virtuosic Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla on Saturday, February 11th at South Abbotsford Church at 7:00 pm. Some of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Abbotsford Hospice. Calvin will be joined by members of the Canada West Chamber Orchestra and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra. Tickets ($22 including tax/fee) available online at www.eventbrite.ca or at House of James or King’s Music.

January 8, 2017

Serving Today:                                                                   January 15, 2017

Greeters: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters: Bob Johnson/Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft
Media: Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor & Rick

Nancy Hantke

 

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

 

Congregation News:

Rev Dennis will be on Vacation for the next two weeks, returning on Tuesday, January 17th. Next Sunday we welcome the Rev. Sylvia Cleland to lead our worship.

 

Your 2017 Envelopes are on the table at the back of the church for you to pick up.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Sharing God’s love – Antioch Community Church is a new congregation in Oakville, Ontario. Striving to build a strong foundation in the community, they participate in many programs that reach out to people in need– families who fall below the poverty line, stressed single parents and retirees that struggle to make ends meet. Members go door to door to collect food for a local food bank and work with Kerr Street Ministries to provide hope to people living in need. A community breakfast for ninety people helped Anitoch build relationships while sharing a home-cooked meal. One member was inspired to collect donations for a second community breakfast. Antioch is a church where people can come together to serve and show God’s compassion, while reaching out in love to the community.

Presbyterians Sharing serves communities

December 18, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                    Christmas Day

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor George & Marg Serviss
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss No Coffee
Counters: Allie & Louise
Media: Marg Garratt No Media
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Rick & Eleanor


Christmas Eve

Greeters:
Counters:
Media: Ha Won Kim


Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

Sunday Dec. 4th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $1896.00

Is there someone who would like to Greet on Christmas Eve please!  You can speak to Marg or Rev. Dennis.

Thanks.

 

Please join us on Christmas Eve for our Carols and Candlelight Service at 7pm and we will also have a service at 10am on Christmas Day.

 

The Langley Food Bank has sent a letter thanking us for our recent donation of $315.00 and our continual support of grocery donations. They wish us all a Blessed Christmas and our partnership with them  is vital and appreciated.  The letter is on the bulletin board at the back.

Previous Announcements:

CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice after church today.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 18: Accompanying people on their healing journey

The Rev. John Wyminga and Rev. Shannon Bell-Wyminga are ministers with the Nazko & Area Dakelh Outreach in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Shannon shares, “This ministry is about walking the long road with the people of Nazko and the surrounding area. More and more we realize that God is calling us to accompany people on the journey. We walk with them through the tragedies, the grief and the trauma that continues due to poverty, racism and the legacy of the past. We celebrate with them new births, milestones and treatment centre graduations. The power in Jesus’ ministry was all about incarnation – God being present in real flesh. As we live that incarnation of Jesus’ love, we trust that God’s power will also be manifest as we walk the long walk to healing in our communities. Thank you for sharing this love and vision through all your support.

Presbyterians Sharing walks with native peoples

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Two employment opportunities:

  1. Camp Douglas is looking for a Camp Director. The information is posted on the bulletin board. Let Marg know if you want it emailed to you.
  2. Bethesda Christian Association is seeking to employ a Resource Assistant for their Supported Independent Living and Langley Day Services based in Abbotsford and Langley.  Please visit Bethesda’s website: BethesdaBC.com for more details.

PACIFIC THEATRE, in partnership with Gallery 7 Theatre, proudly presents Christmas Presence in the Valley, an all-you-can-eat feast of music and stories for the holiday season. Featuring musical guests The Kwerks, Rick Calhoun, Allen Desnoyers, Jon Ochsendorf & Brett Ziegler, plus performers Ken Hildebrandt and Ron Reed.  It’s the un-slickest show in town! One night only: December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.pacifictheatre.org.

December 11, 2016

Serving Today:                                                              Next Week – Dec 18th

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Terry Ames & Trevor Fowler Allie & Louise
Media: Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills & Norma Gueulette

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

Sunday Dec. 4th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3203.00

THE ECUMENICAL ADVENT CAROL SERVICE is being held TODAY at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72 Avenue, Langley. There will be refreshments to follow the service.

Please join us on Christmas Eve for our Carols and Candlelight Service at 7pm and we will also have a service at 10am on Christmas Day.

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, Langley Presbyterian Church has stepped up and filled all the hampers!!  Thank you all for your generosity in helping make some families Christmas that much brighter this year.

Previous Announcements:

CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice after church today.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Friday night, December 16th @6:30 p.m. meet at the church and join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood followed by hot chocolate. Fa la la, la la la!

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope is still looking for volunteers for their Kettle locations even one day or 2 hours is a huge help! For more information contact kettles@gatewayofhope.ca or 604 514 7375 (Mon-Fri – Daytime)

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Sharing the Gospel in people’s heart languages

In order to preserve their cultures and promote the use of their ancestral languages, indigenous churches are working to enable indigenous peoples to read and study Scripture using the language of their hearts. The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean advises indigenous pastors and elders on translating the Bible into the languages of the Amis, Bunun, Drekay, Paiwan, Tayal and Pinuyumayan peoples. Paul shares, “I thank the Presbyterian Church in Canada for supporting multicultural multilingual Bible translation work in Taiwan. Thanks to everyone who faithfully prays and supports me and our partners in mission through Presbyterians Sharing. May our good and gracious God bless you for your part in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the

ongoing Bible translation work with Taiwan’s indigenous peoples.”

Presbyterians Sharing supports Bible translation 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Social Justice Action Committee has postponed the Planning Meeting that was to be held yesterday to Saturday, January 21 at Knox, New Westminster, from 10:00 – Noon. Glenn Inglis, Convener

PACIFIC THEATRE, in partnership with Gallery 7 Theatre, proudly presents Christmas Presence in the Valley, an all-you-can-eat feast of music and stories for the holiday season. Featuring musical guests The Kwerks, Rick Calhoun, Allen Desnoyers, Jon Ochsendorf & Brett Ziegler, plus performers Ken Hildebrandt and Ron Reed.  It’s the un-slickest show in town! One night only: December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.pacifictheatre.org.

 

December 4, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Dec 11th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Don Baycroft & Bob Johnson Terry Ames & Trevor Fowler
Media: James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills & Norma Gueulette

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

December Birthdays! Celebrating this month is Lucy Comer! Happy Birthday Lucy and any other congregation members that may be celebrating quietly!

 

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 27th  attendance count: 60

Next Session Meeting : December 9th

A note from our Treasurer Larry Eastwood. As of November 18th the regular (not specified) donations to PWS&D were $238.85.

The specified (Alberta forest fire, hurricane etc.) totalled $734.12.

 

Vicki the church’s Administrator, will be leaving. As a few of you may already know, I am moving to another area and will not be returning to Langley Presbyterian Church. The hardest part of leaving is the great community of people! Perhaps we will be able to come and visit from time to time! Thanks for being a great bunch of people!          Marg Garratt will be covering Starting Dec 6th. Please address any office issues to Marg. Thanks again for your friendships and hard work. It has been a pleasure!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on

20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

Previous Announcements:

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec 11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Dec 16th @6:30 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Marg in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 10 is Human Rights Day

In many parts of Haiti, a lack of resources, gender power imbalances and widespread poverty limit prevention and treatment for women who are victims of sexual violence. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to protect and promote the rights of women and girls and ensure they have access to the services they need to combat this injustice. After she was attacked on her way to the market, Rodeline received medical care and psychosocial support from health workers and assistance from social workers so she could access legal support. “I am happy and grateful for the health centre’s welcome,” says Rodeline. “Every time I went there, the staff always took care of me.”

PWS&D protects the rights of vulnerable women and girls

November 27, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Dec 4th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Bob Johnson
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Louise McAree & Elsie Nicholson Don Baycroft & Bob Johnson
Media: James Zhang James Zhang
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha-Won Kim

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

We are holding our annual Langley Presbyterian Advent Event at the church on Saturday, Dec 3rd. This is a family event that starts with crafts and ginger bread house decorating at 3:00 PM, followed by Christmas carol singing and then a delicious pot-luck dinner at 5:30 or so. All are welcome and if you have never attended this event before please make a point this year of joining in the fun and festivities. Feel free to bring your children and grand-kids as well as friends and family.

Our event teams will be looking after the planning of this event and we could really use your help. To find out how you can help please contact Audrey McGregor at 604-532-6011 or by email at aamg@telus.net.

Signups for the Advent potluck and gingerbread houses are at the back of the sanctuary.  Building gingerbread houses will start at about 3:00 pm and the potluck dinner at about 5:30 pm.

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 20th  attendance count: 68

A note from our Treasurer Larry Eastwood. As of November 18th the regular (not specified) donations to PWS&D were $238.85.

The specified (Alberta forest fire, hurricane etc.) totalled $734.12.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Clothes2U will be giving clothes,toys,linen,diapers,books,personal and small household items FREE to those in need, male/female, baby to adult. This takes place at the rear of Nicomekl Elementary School, 53 Ave. at 200 St. in Langley on Saturday Dec.3, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Admission is $1, under 12 is free. To volunteer, go to www.clothes2u.ca

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec 11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Dec 16th @6:30 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table. Or please see Betty McLagan.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 1 is World AIDS Day

The Presbyterian Church in Canada, through Presbyterian World Service & Development, supports HIV and AIDS programs that fight stigma and discrimination, teach and equip

people to prevent the spread and the transmission between mother and child, and provide home based care and medications to those living with the disease. In Malawi, Shadreck was afraid to disclose his diagnosis to his family, so he neglected to take his medication. His health deteriorated quickly. Desperate for guidance, Shadreck joined an HIV support group run by PWS&D partners. He met friends who encouraged him to be open about his condition. Now with the support of his wife, Shadreck is hopeful. “I can take my pills without stigma,” he shares. “I have my health back.”

PWS&D provides encouragement to people living with HIV and AIDS

November 20, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 27th

Greeters: George & Marg Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts Louise McAree & Elsie Nicholson
Media: Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast:

 

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills, Sun-Won Kim & Rebecca Zhang

Nancy Hantke

Ha-Won Kim

 

Janet Comer

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

We are holding our annual Langley Presbyterian Advent Event at the church on Saturday, Dec 3rd. This is a family event that starts with crafts and ginger bread house decorating at 3:00 PM, followed by Christmas carol singing and then a delicious pot-luck dinner at 5:30 or so. All are welcome and if you have never attended this event before please make a point this year of joining in the fun and festivities. Feel free to bring your children and grand-kids as well as friends and family.

Our event teams will be looking after the planning of this event and we could really use your help. To find out how you can help please contact Audrey McGregor at 604-532-6011 or by email at aamg@telus.net.

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.

 

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec 11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Dec 16th @6:30 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

 

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 13 attendance count: 70

Offering Amount : $ 2416.13

Session Meeting will be held on Friday, November 25th.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

  THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

 Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

The Ladies Christmas Lunch! Will be held on Saturday, Nov 26th at 11:00 am at the church hall and the cost will be $5.00. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for the Gift Exchange. RSVP by Mon Nov 21st. Please let Rita Ames 604-530-3764 or Audrey McGregor 604-532-6011 know that you are coming!

Dr. Ted Siverns Ph.d (McGill, has started a six week study of The Radical Prayer of Jesus: This past Wednesday being the first group meeting. The topic is on “The Lord’s Prayer”.  This will be a 6 week study spread over 7 weeks if necessary. If you would like more info please email Ted Siverns @ ted.siverns@gmail.com or call 604-825-3781

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table. Or please see Betty McLagan.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

November 20 is Universal Children’s Day

With the aim of helping communities care for orphans and vulnerable children, Presbyterian World Service & Development partners started working in Sobola, Malawi to support a new Community Based Child Care Centre—and it is making a big difference for two-year-old Memory and her family. Before the project, Memory would stay home while her parents went to work because there was no care centre in her village. Now Memory is learning the alphabet, meeting friends and eating a warm meal everyday under the supervision of trained caregivers. Memory’s mother Emily is especially grateful to PWS&D partners for mobilizing support for the centre—Memory is safe, happy and well equipped for when she will start primary school.

PWS&D supports a child’s right to healthcare, education and play

November 13, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 20th

Greeters: Louise McAree George & Marg Serviss
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Bob Johnson & Terry Ames Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts
Media Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast

 

Preschool

Betty McLagan & Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills, Sun-Won Kim & Rebecca Zhang

Nancy Hantke

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season

Church Clean-up on Saturday November 19th. From 9:00 – 12:00 The Property Committee is having an inside cleanup and declutter morning.  Furnace room, electrical room, kitchen, storage areas, and bathroom vanities and if time permits the toys in the nursery. If you would like to help please let Louise know @ 604- 530-6097.

 

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec  11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING On Dec 16th @7:00 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

 

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 6 attendance count: 64

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

Hummingbird Ministries Presents:

Nov 18, 19, 20th at 4397 W 12th Avenue in Vancouver come out to the 3rd Bi-annual Indigenous Wisdom of the Earth Conference. There will be a list of Professors, Teachers, Elders on the panel dialoguing on this topic. Our Rev. Dennis Howard will be doing a service during this conference! To volunteer or pre-register you can email at events@ hummingbirdministries.ca Please see bulletin board for further details.

 

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

 Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

The Ladies Christmas Lunch! Will be held on Saturday, Nov 26th at 11:00 am at the church hall and the cost will be $5.00. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for the Gift Exchange. RSVP by Mon Nov 21st. Please let Rita Ames 604-530-3764 or Audrey McGregor 604-532-6011 know that you are coming.

 

Operation Christmas Child: A big thank-you to all who have already picked up shoeboxes.  There are now extra shoeboxes and envelopes available.  If you wish to make a donation only, it can be made either by using envelopes or by credit card and going online to SamaritansPurse.ca. Collection date for our congregation will be Nov. 13.  If you miss this, National Collection runs Nov. 14 – 20.   Please see the poster for the map showing where the boxes will be going this year and on how to pack your shoebox. For more information please see Debbie Margueratt.

Dr. Ted Siverns Ph.d (McGill, has started a six week study of The Radical Prayer of Jesus: This past Wednesday being the first group meeting. The topic is on “The Lord’s Prayer”.  This will be a 6 week study spread over 7 weeks if necessary. If you would like more info please email Ted Siverns @ ted.siverns@gmail.com or call 604-825-3781

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Hope for a better life

Danielle was 25 when she relocated to Kenora – alone, pregnant, homeless and hopeless. She shares, “One day I woke up and realized that I could not lead a life of drugs and stealing to support myself. I came to Kenora Fellowship Centre seeking help to point me in the right direction. The more I got to know the staff, the more comfortable I felt telling them about my situation. They were supportive and encouraging, and helped me get back on my feet. When I felt like giving up, they gave me hope and showed me that there is more to life. Today I am a mentor in the youth mentorship program, volunteering my time at the Centre by helping the staff and patrons with their needs. I first came to the Centre seeking help and support, and now I am dedicating myself to showing others that change can happen, as it did for me!”

Presbyterians Sharing provides hope to people in need.

November 6 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 13th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Louise McAree & Don Baycroft Bob Johnson & Terry Ames
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Betty McLagan & Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

November Birthdays! A very special Birthday Wish goes to Fran Thompson and to any other anonymous November Babies! Anyone interested in being a part of the “Birthday Recognition Month” that goes into our bulletins, please do not feel shy and let Vicki know in the office either by email at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or contact the office!

  Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

The Ladies Christmas Lunch! Will be held on Saturday, Nov 26th at 11:00 am at the church hall and the cost will be $5.00. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for the Gift Exchange. RSVP by Mon Nov 21st. Please let Rita Ames  or Audrey McGregor know that you are coming!

Dr. Ted Siverns Ph.d (McGill), has started a six week study of The Radical Prayer of Jesus: This past Wednesday being the first group meeting. The topic is on “The Lord’s Prayer”.  This will be a 6 week study spread over 7 weeks if necessary. If you would like more info please email Ted Siverns @ ted.siverns@gmail.com

The Syrian Refugee Pod group, there will be a brief but important meeting in the downstairs hall immediately after the service today. Please see Trevor Fowler for this.

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Oct 30 attendance count: 64

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

We Remember Concert Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir Friday November 11th 2016 7:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church 20955 Old Yale Road, Langley. Tickets are $22 Seniors $20 Students $12. For ordering tickets you can call 604-534-6514 or 604-515-5686. You can also order tickets online at www.vancouverorpheus.org  Please see the back board for poster.

Hummingbird Ministries Presents: A lot is happening around this ministry! Starting Oct 29 a multi-cultural preformance “Peace Through the Arts Festival” 11-6 lunch at 1pm. Traditional dinner 6pm Theme is “Adorning our stories”.

Then on Nov 18, 19, 20th at 4397 W 12th Avenue in Vancouver come out to the 3rd Bi-annual Indigenous Wisdom of the Earth Conference. There will be a list of Professors, Teachers, Elders on the panel dialoguing on this topic. Our Rev. Dennis Howard will be doing a service during this conference! To volunteer or pre-register you can email at events@ hummingbirdministries.ca Please see bulletin board for further details.

  THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

Operation Christmas Child: A big thank-you to all who have already picked up shoeboxes.  There are now extra shoeboxes and envelopes available.  If you wish to make a donation only, it can be made either by using envelopes or by credit card and going online to SamaritansPurse.ca. Collection date for our congregation will be Nov. 13.  If you miss this, National Collection runs Nov. 14 – 20.   Please see the poster for the map showing where the boxes will be going this year and on how to pack your shoebox. For more information please see Debbie Margueratt.

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Take the Advent Challenge!

During the Advent season, we celebrate God’s amazing gift—Jesus! This gift changed the world. It is with this same spirit of generosity that we too can make a difference for our sisters and brothers across the globe. Each week of Advent, Presbyterian World Service & Development challenges individuals and congregations to share the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love with those living in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. In the midst of poverty, injustice and disaster, the Christ light shines. To learn more about the Advent Challenge, visit WeRespond.ca.

PWS&D is sharing the hope, peace, joy and love of Christ

October 30, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 6th

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Elsie Nicholson Louise McAree & Don Baycroft
Media James Zhang Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha-Won Kim

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

November Birthdays! A very special Birthday Wish goes to Fran Thompson and to any other anonymous November Babies!

Anyone interested in being a part of the “Birthday Recognition Month” that goes into our bulletins, please do not feel shy and let Vicki know in the office either by email at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or contact the office!

 

Reformation Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Why honour Desiderius Erasmus on Reformation Sunday?

The Reformation of the church began with the reformation of the Bible.  Once only available in Latin and read only by officials of the Church, now various people were called by God to translate the Bible into the common language of the early church:  Greek.

This is what Erasmus contributed to the Reformation:  the first published version of the Greek New Testament in 1516.   A later edition was used by Martin Luther to translate the New Testament into German in 1522. (Full details in Bulletin Insert)

***Please post the bulletin insert on your fridge as a reminder of the New Testament and how it was originally translated for us.***

LPC Library link for a listing of books and DVDs about the Reformation and Reformed Theology:

http://www.librarything.com/home#  then enter “Reformation” in the search bar.

Articles:

“Why the Reformation Still Matters,” by Peggy Pederson, October 15th, 2012.

http://steadfastlutherans.org/2012/10/why-the-reformation-still-matters/

“The Reformation and Twentieth Century Protestantism”, by David J. Engelsma, Professor Emeritus, Protestant Reformed Seminary, July 16th, 2000.

http://www.prca.org/pamphlets/pamphlet_28.html

Previous Announcements:

Operation Christmas Child: A big thank-you to all who have already picked up shoeboxes.  There are now extra shoeboxes and envelopes available.  If you wish to make a donation only, it can be made either by using envelopes or by credit card and going online to SamaritansPurse.ca. Collection date for our congregation will be Nov. 13.  If you miss this, National Collection runs Nov. 14 – 20.   Please see the poster for the map showing where the boxes will be going this year and on how to pack your shoebox. For more information please see Debbie Margueratt.

 

Please be aware that Session has approved a Remembrance Service, Sunday Nov 06 at 0945 with the regular service following at 1000 hrs.

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Hummingbird Ministries Presents: A lot is happening around this ministry! Starting Oct 29 a multi-cultural preformance “Peace Through the Arts Festival” 11-6 lunch at 1pm. Traditional dinner 6pm Theme is “Adorning our stories”.

Then on Nov 18, 19, 20th at 4397 W 12th Avenue in Vancouver come out to the 3rd Bi-annual Indigenous Wisdom of the Earth Conference. There will be a list of Professors, Teachers, Elders on the panel dialoguing on this topic. Our Rev. Dennis Howard will be doing a service during this conference! To volunteer or pre-register you can email at events@ hummingbirdministries.ca Please see bulletin board for further details.

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

You are Invited! Thursday Nov 3rd 09:00am – 5pm – 6015 Walter Gage Road on the UBC Campus, in Vancouver, come out and tour the school, engage in conversation with faculty, and meet the admissions team! Please see the bulletin board for more information!

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Assisted Suicide? What are your thoughts? On Sunday October 30th Dr. Margaret Cottle Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Medical School who has been caring for patients at the end of life for more 27 years and has spoken on the topic in Canada, Mexico, Europe and the US will be at Willoughby Church located at 20525 72nd Avenue Langley. This is a free event, no registration required. Please come out to hear Dr. Cottle speak and answer your questions on this important topic.

 

 

A Community of Faith in Langley, British Columbia