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.

 

 

October 23, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Oct30th

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

Preschool

Eleanor Mills & Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Rick Penner

Ha-Won Kim

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:

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.

On behalf of Eleanor Mills, she would like to say a heartfelt ‘Thank-you’ to everyone that were able to donate to the homeless teens! Your generosity into these young ladies has gone further then you may think. And also, thank-you Eleanor for heading this up!

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

 

Next Session meeting will be held on Friday October 28 @5:30pm.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

VST Faculty Dialogue Free Public Event!

On Wednesday November 9, 1-2 pm at the Chapel of the Epiphany located at 6030 Chancellor Boulevard and is a part of the Vancouver School of Theology, adjacent to the UBC. Panelists include Rev. Dr. Richard Toppings, Dr. Sallie McFague, Rev. Raymond C. Aldred, and Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan. Discussion will be ‘What kind of Theist are you?

The Brentwood Concert Series There will be a series of three nights of small ensembles that will be held at The Sanctuary in Brentwood 1600 Delta Avenue Burnaby (held by the Brentwood Presbyterian Church). These ensembles are available through subscription only for $100.00. Please see the back board for more info. Or you can go online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2520336.

 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.

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 than 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.

 

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.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

Nurturing generous giving

The PCC’s Stewards by Design conference helps congregations discover how to nurture generous giving and expand their ministry as they explore how stewardship is a spiritual matter concerned with all aspects of life. The Rev. Tim Archibald participated in the 2016 conference with a team from Kings Church in New Minas, NS. He shares, “The content has been most helpful and has been finding immediate application in our ministry here at Kings Church. Our team is most grateful for all of the time, effort and attention to detail that was offered—God has used it all for great good. We feel very encouraged.”

Presbyterians Sharing equips congregations

PWS&D NEWSLETTER

Hurricane Matthew has struck Haiti leaving devastation in its wake. With the death toll topping 1,000 and entire communities destroyed, the United Nations estimates that 1.4 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. PWS&D will be responding through our local partners and the ACT Alliance. Immediate assistance in the form of food, emergency non-food items, shelter, and water and sanitation services will be provided by the ACT Alliance in Haiti. Affected communities in Cuba and the Dominican Republic are also receiving assistance through the ACT Alliance. We will update as soon as more information is available. In the meantime, we are welcoming donations in support of communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. To contribute to relief efforts, you can make a donation to PWS&D through your church, by mailing a cheque to the office, donating online or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark all donations “Hurricane Matthew.” Please give today. Please continue praying with us for all of the people and communities directly affected by Hurricane Matthew.

October 16, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Oct 23rd

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Catherine McKague Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Don Baycroft Gary Weerts & Louise McAree
Media Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills & Elizabeth Szamoskozi

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:

Please welcome Luca Bryan Kenneth Bucci and family this morning as he will be partaking in the celebration of Baptism!

 

There will be a brief meeting for the Syrian pod members immediately after church today in the downstairs hall. Please see Trevor Fowler for more info.

 

Larry Eastwood our Treasurer, will be out of office from October 9th and returning October 23rd. Please see Rev Dennis if you have any questions you need answered.

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 30.

 

  LPC Ladies Group The ladies at Langley Presbyterian Church are planning a Fall Tea & Book Exchange on Friday Oct 21 at 1pm in the church hall. Please bring a friend and some books to exchange! For more info please see Audrey McGregor 604-532-6011.

 

Next Session meeting will be held on Friday October 28 @5:30pm.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Brentwood Concert Series There will be a series of three nights of small ensembles that will be held at The Sanctuary in Brentwood 1600 Delta Avenue Burnaby (held by the Brentwood Presbyterian Church). These ensembles are available through subscription only for $100.00. Please see the back board for more info. Or you can go online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2520336.

VBS “Faith day behind the Scenes”  On Friday October 21st 8:30-5:15pm,  Grades 9 to 12 are welcome to come to the Vancouver School of Theology for the day, to see what is inside! You can expect to get together for worship, watch videos, and reflect and discern from professors and people in the field. Please see the back bulletin board for directions!

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Kidsblast Sunday School children are getting proactive! They are asking for donations to help homeless teens in the Langley area! Please see your inserts for things needed and please drop them off by the library. Collections will be ongoing for the next 2 Sundays! Thanks so much for rallying to this cause! Please see Eleanor Mills for more info.

 

Rev. Dr. Richard Toppings principal at VST, will be here at Langley Presbyterian Church doing a discussion on who has God given us and then what mission would that imply? All are welcome to join. This event will be held on Saturday October 22 from 09:00am – 12:00 noon. Coffee Tea and muffins will be served for coffee break. A sign-up sheet is on the back board, so please sign-up quickly so that we can get a head count as to all who will be attending.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

October 16 is World Food Day

Across the globe, small-scale farmers are suffering the effects of climate change. Prolonged drought, erratic rainfall and a growing rate of weather related disasters are also taking their toll. In Ethiopia, Meserete Jima’s crops were obliterated in the wake of a powerful El Niño phenomenon sweeping southern Africa. “I’m very concerned about my family’s future,” admits Meserete. In times of disaster, Presbyterian World Service & Development responds with food assistance to sustain families until they can plant again. The rations Meserete received with support from  Canadian Foodgrains Bank are vital to her family’s well-being. On World Food Day, we reflect on the global struggle against hunger and the need to address climate change to ensure food security for all.

PWS&D provides food assistance for communities in need

PWS&D NEWSLETTER

Hurricane Matthew has struck Haiti leaving devastation in its wake. With the death toll topping 1,000 and entire communities destroyed, the United Nations estimates that 1.4 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. PWS&D will be responding through our local partners and the ACT Alliance. Immediate assistance in the form of food, emergency non-food items, shelter, and water and sanitation services will be provided by the ACT Alliance in Haiti. Affected communities in Cuba and the Dominican Republic are also receiving assistance through the ACT Alliance. We will update as soon as more information is available. In the meantime, we are welcoming donations in support of communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. To contribute to relief efforts, you can make a donation to PWS&D through your church, by mailing a cheque to the office, donating online or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark all donations “Hurricane Matthew.” Please give today. Please continue praying with us for all of the people and communities directly affected by Hurricane Matthew.

October 9, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Oct 16th

Greeters: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette & Catherine McKague
Counters: No counters for holiday Elsie Nicholson & Don Baycroft
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills & Janet Comer

Rick & Rebecca Zhang

Nancy Hantke

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:

a very warm thank-you goes to Marg Serviss for decorating the sanctuary. Your act of service is always appreciated!

Kidsblast Sunday School children are getting proactive! They are asking for donations to help homeless teens in the Langley area! Please see your inserts for things needed and please drop them off by the library. Collections will be ongoing for the next 2 Sundays! Thanks so much for rallying to this cause! Please see Eleanor Mills for more info.

LPC Ladies Group The ladies at Langley Presbyterian Church are planning a Fall Tea & Book Exchange on Friday Oct 21 at 1pm in the church hall. Please bring a friend and some books to exchange! For more info please see Audrey McGregor 604-532-6011.

 

Presbyterian Prayer Partnership Just a Reminder!

Starting Saturday October 1st, the Presbyterian Congregations across Canada are joining in on Daily targeted prayer! On the front table in the foyer, you will find the brochures, so please take one, but most importantly, do remember to pray for these needs! Prayer Does work!

 

 

Next Session meeting will be held on Friday October 28 @5:30pm.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Brentwood Concert Series There will be a series of three nights of small ensembles that will be held at The Sanctuary in Brentwood 1600 Delta Avenue Burnaby (held by the Brentwood Presbyterian Church). These ensembles are available through subscription only for $100.00. Please see the back board for more info. Or you can go online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2520336.

VBS “Faith day behind the Scenes”  On Friday October 21st 8:30-5:15pm,  Grades 9 to 12 are welcome to come to the Vancouver School of Theology for the day, to see what is inside! You can expect to get together for worship, watch videos, and reflect and discern from professors and people in the field. Please see the back bulletin board for directions!

M2W2 hub in Abbotsford is sending out an invite to come join their ‘No One Leaves Alone’ 50th Gala Celebration on October 15, 2016 at Columbia Bible College. It will be a great evening of reflection, fellowship, art/silent auction and being inspired by what God is doing in the lives of prisoners and the M2W2 ministry. Laurie Throness, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Public Safety and Solitor General- Corrections will be our key note speaker. You can purchase your tickets online or call Luminita at the office (604-859 3215).

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Blue Recycle bin You may have noticed a recycle bin at the back of the church near exit door in the sanctuary. This bin has been put there so that if you do not want to bring your weekly bulletin home with you, you can recycle them into the bin.  Thanks so much!

Permanent Office Hours are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday’s, 08:00-12:00. The weekly bulletin announcement cut off will now be Thursday’s at 10:00am. If you have something you would like to add to our bulletin please do so by 10:00am. Thank-you

Rev. Dr. Richard Toppings principal at VST, will be here at Langley Presbyterian Church doing a discussion on who has God given us and then what mission would that imply? All are welcome to join. This event will be held on Saturday October 22 from 09:00am – 12:00 noon. Coffee Tea and muffins will be served for coffee break. A sign-up sheet is on the back board, so please sign-up quickly so that we can get a head count as to all who will be attending.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

October 9: Reaching out to refugees in Montreal

Lama fled Syria with her three teenagers after her husband disappeared and she was badly injured in a bombing. Her sister Samira was living in Canada and asked Action Réfugiés Montréal for help. ARM filed the sponsorship paperwork and Lama was called for an interview, but proving a case is difficult, and she was refused. ARM and Samira did not give up. They worked with a lawyer and the case was overturned on a judicial appeal. Lama and her family arrived in Canada in December, 2015. Samira shares, “Thanks to the hard work, patience and generosity of ARM, my sister and her family are finally here!”

Presbyterians Sharing advocates for refugees

October 2, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Oct 9th

Greeters: Rev. DJ Kim Terry & Rita Ames
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Allie Dale-Johnson & Louise McAree TBA

(Thanksgiving Weekend)

Media James Zhang Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Eleanor Mills & Janet

Rick & Rebecca Zhang

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 Month of October Birthdays are as follows: Vicki Oct 5th, Althea Studwick Oct 10, and Norma Gueulette Oct 11th Of course this is my favorite month to celebrate birthdays in,  wink wink, so Happy Birthday to all, including those that remain anonymous!

Fall Clean-up & fellowship. A very special thank-you to everyone that participated! A lot was accomplished. J

Kidsblast Sunday School children are getting proactive! They are asking for donations to help homeless teens in the Langley area! Please see your inserts for things needed and please drop them off by the library. Collections will be ongoing for the next 3 Sundays! Thanks so much for rallying to this cause! Please see Eleanor Mills for more info.

LPC Ladies Group The ladies at Langley Presbyterian Church are planning a Fall Tea & Book Exchange on Friday Oct 21 at 1pm! Please bring a friend and some books to exchange! For more info please see Audrey McGregor.

Presbyterian Prayer Partnership

Starting Saturday October 1st, the Presbyterian Congregations across Canada are joining in on Daily targeted prayer! On the back table in the sanctuary, you will find the brochures, so please feel free to take one, but most importantly do remember to pray for these needs! Prayer Does work!

 

Next Session meeting will be held on Friday October 28 @5:30pm.

 

Thanksgiving Choir Rehearsal times

Immediately after church today is rehearsal. Then Saturday, Oct 8th  at 1pm. And lastly, Thanksgiving Sunday morning. Please be there at 9:15 ready to sing. See Ella-Marie Weerts for more info.

Directory Changes  Please make a change to your directory. Larry Eastwood, our (Treasurer), should have the same number that is showing up in the “Contact Numbers” list. Right now it is showing up incorrectly under the “Committee Contacts number”. Also, if you have not received a directory and you would like one, please let Vicki know in the office and I can get one for you asap. Thanks so much!

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

VBS “Faith day behind the Scenes”  On Friday October 21st 8:30-5:15pm,  Grades 9 to 12 are welcome to come to the Vancouver School of Theology for the day, to see what is inside! You can expect to get together for worship, watch videos, and reflect and discern from professors and people in the field. Please see the back bulletin board for directions!

M2W2 hub in Abbotsford is sending out an invite to come join their ‘No One Leaves Alone’ 50th Gala Celebration on October 15, 2016 at Columbia Bible College. It will be a great evening of reflection, fellowship, art/silent auction and being inspired by what God is doing in the lives of prisoners and the M2W2 ministry. Laurie Throness, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Public Safety and Solitor General- Corrections will be our key note speaker. You can purchase your tickets online or call Luminita at the office (604-859 3215).

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Blue Recycle bin You may have noticed a recycle bin at the back of the church near exit door in the sanctuary. This bin has been put there so that if you do not want to bring your weekly bulletin home with you, you can recycle them into the bin.  Thanks so much!

Permanent Office Hours are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday’s, 08:00-12:00. The weekly bulletin announcement cut off will now be Thursday’s at 10:00am. If you have something you would like to add to our bulletin please do so by 10:00am. Thank-you

Rev. Dr. Richard Toppings principal at VST, will be here at Langley Presbyterian Church doing a discussion on who has God given us and then what mission would that imply? All are welcome to join. This event will be held on Saturday October 22 from 09:00am – 12:00 noon. Coffee Tea and muffins will be served for coffee break. A sign-up sheet is on the back board, so please sign-up quickly so that we can get a head count as to all who will be attending.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

In addition to raising awareness about the importance of education for children, Presbyterian World Service & Development’s girls education project in Afghanistan supports training for teachers. Workshops run by local partners help teachers improve the quality of learning for students and build lessons that help girls gain confidence and learn about their rights. Eight-year-old Zakira, inspired by her teachers and her love of learning, is determined to achieve her dreams. “I will become a teacher and teach children,” she shares. Support for teachers in vulnerable communities means future generations are empowered to create a more sustainable, just world.

PWS&D supports quality education for vulnerable communities

September 25, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Oct 2nd

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Rev. DJ Kim
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Trevor & Terry Ames Allie Dale-Johnson & Louise McAree
Media Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Eleanor Mills

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:

  Fall Clean-up & fellowship. Please mark your calendar for this week’s clean-up around the church grounds. Saturday, Sept 24th @ 9:00 – 12:00pm. The work needed is as follows: Pruning, window cleaning, sanctuary outside, moss removal sidewalks, plant new plants. Fertilize, general clean ie. sweeping, weeding, racking, lawn cut, tidying bell tower. Please bring your own tools, gloves or anything you think could be helpful to clean-up. Rev. Dennis will be bringing a big pot of soup and some bread to share. For more info you can talk to Louise McAree. Hope to see everyone out that can make it!

 

Next Session meeting will be held on Friday October 28 @5:30pm.

 

Thanksgiving Choir Rehearsal times

Sunday Sept 25, 11:20-12:00 Sunday Oct 2 11:20-12:00, Sunday Oct 8th  2pm (if this works for everyone), and Thanksgiving Sunday, please be there at 9:15 ready to sing. Please see Ella-Marie Weerts for more info.

 

LPC Church October 2016 Directories are in! Please get your copy on the front table in the main lobby.

 

Just a reminder that the Continuing Education has started there first of many classes. Tuesday, Sept 20th was their first day back. Please see the google calendar on the back bulletin board for the days the school is running or call Vicki in the office when looking for church availability.

 Permanent Office Hours are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday’s, 08:00-12:00. The weekly bulletin announcement cut off will now be Thursday’s at 10:00am. If you have something you would like to add to our bulletin please do so by 10:00am. Thank-you.

 Blue Recycle bin You may have noticed a recycle bin this morning at the back of the church near the media operator. This bin has been put here so that if you do not want to bring your weekly bulletin home with you, you can now recycle it into the bin.  Thanks so much!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

M2W2 hub in Abbotsford is sending out an invite to come join their ‘No One Leaves Alone’ 50th Gala Celebration on October 15, 2016 at Columbia Bible College. It will be a great evening of reflection, fellowship, art/silent auction and being inspired by what God is doing in the lives of prisoners and the M2W2 ministry. Laurie Throness, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Public Safety and Solitor General- Corrections will be our key note speaker. You can purchase your tickets online or call Luminita at the office (604-859 3215).

Hummingbird Ministries is thankful for your previous donations and giving, however it is in need of your financial support to help launch their intense dance regalia as they await for their grant application. Please see the back bulletin board for more information.

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Rev. Dr. Richard Toppings principal at VST, will be here at Langley Presbyterian Church doing a discussion on who has God given us and then what mission would that imply? All are welcome to join. This event will be held on Saturday October 22 from 09:00am – 12:00 noon. Coffee Tea and muffins will be served for coffee break. A sign-up sheet is on the back board, so please sign-up quickly so that we can get a head count as to all who will be attending.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

Determined to Rise Above Hunger

Witness Ngofi used to have no trouble harvesting enough food for her family in Malawi. But periods of erratic, unpredictable weather have made it increasingly difficult for her to protect her crops. When Witness heard that a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported conservation agriculture program was starting in her village, she signed up right away. Conservation agriculture is a system of farming that helps revitalize the soil and increase yields. The process was challenging at first—the methods strayed from traditional farming and prompted discouraging remarks from other farmers. But despite having little rain, Witness’s crop of maize was soon thriving. As her plot continued to flourish, she became a role model for other farmers determined to overcome hunger for the long-term.

PWS&D supports food security for subsistence farmers

PWS&D Newsletter

Walking for the first time in Malawi

After taking a few steps with her first set of prosthetics, nine-year-old Callista’s face lit up with a wide smile. For the first time in her life, the young girl was walking.

Now, the burden felt by Callista and her family has been lifted.

Callista received a new set of prosthetics from the PWS&D-supported Tidzalerana Disabled Children’s Program in southern Malawi. Tidzalerana means ‘we care for one another.’ Led by dedicated volunteers, the club works to provide people who have physical and developmental disabilities with nutritious meals, equipment and assistive devices, as well as practical skills, and a safe place where they feel loved and accepted.

The cheerful young girl told volunteers that she couldn’t wait to go to school and walk tall alongside her friends.

Callista’s life wasn’t the only one that changed that day.

Eleven-year-old Timothy goes with his grandmother to Tidzalerana on Tuesday afternoons. Though he was born without the use of his legs, the energetic boy enjoys racing his friends in the schoolyard, propelling himself forward with his hands.

To help improve his quality of life, Tidzalerana provided him with a corrective brace for his knee, ankle and foot.

But this day was one they will never forget. Their smiles are a testament to just how transformative support from Tidzalerana can be.

September 18, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Sept 25th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Gary Weerts & Don Baycroft Trevor & Terry Ames
Media Marg Garratt Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke & Rebecca Zhang

Betty Siverns

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

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:

 Fall Clean-up & fellowship. Please mark your calendar for next week’s clean-up around the church grounds. Saturday Sept 24th @ 9:00 – 12:00pm. The work needed is as follows: Pruning, window cleaning, sanctuary outside, moss removal sidewalks, plant new plants. Fertilize, general clean ie. sweeping, weeding, racking, lawn cut, tidying bell tower. Please bring your own tools, gloves or anything you think could be helpful to clean-up. Rev. Dennis will be bringing a big pot of soup and some bread to share. For more info you can talk to Louise McAree. Hope to see everyone out that can make it!

Rev. Dr. Richard Toppings principal at VST, will be here at Langley Presbyterian Church doing a discussion on who has God given us and then what mission would that imply? All are welcome to join. This event will be held on Saturday October 22 from 09:00am – 12:00 noon. Coffee Tea and muffins will be served for coffee break. A sign-up sheet is on the back board, so please sign-up quickly so that we can get a head count as to all who will be attending.

Just a new reminder, the church office is welcoming any possible announcements or suggestions for the church bulletin, however, the cut off for each week to add in the current week`s bulletin will be Thursday`s at 10:00 am, as discussed with Rev. Dennis. Please keep your announcements and ideas coming in!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Township of Langley notice Community Planning

Brookswood-Fernridge minor updates! The township of Langley is looking to start up a Community plan.  Please see you’re the bulletin board for more info.

 BC Lions Faith & Family Night!

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at BC Place, BC Lions will be hosting their annual Faith & Family Night. After the game stay in your seat and enjoy BC Lions coaches & players discuss Faith, Family & Football. For more info call 604-308-6524 or email dlauder@bclions.com. Please see bulletin for poster.

Hummingbird Ministries is thankful for your previous donations and giving, however it is in need of your financial support to help launch their intense dance regalia as they await for their grant application. Please see the back bulletin board for more information.

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Important dates for the month of September

Bible Study sessions will be held every second Tuesday, Starting Sept 13th in the church sanctuary at 10:00am. Come join the group with your bible and your questions, thoughts..

Session meets on Friday Sept 16th at 5:30pm!

Youth Group!  Youth group is starting up Friday Sept 23rd at 5:30pm. Come expecting for fun times and some new things on the horizon! Bring your friends too!

This month’s birthday Recognition goes to Eleanor Haddow, Audrey McGregor and Alison Zhang! A very big happy birthday to you all, and to anyone else that shares September as their birthday month! If I missed your birthday please call or email me in the office, I believe everyone deserves recognition.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

September 21 is International Day of Prayer for Peace

An unprecedented number of people around the world are suffering as a result of violent conflict. While war has always been a part of human history, the nature of armed conflict has changed. More than ever, victims of violence are noncombatants. Women, men and  children endure displacement, hunger and unthinkable trauma. When war strikes, as Christians, we are called to be peacemakers. Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Be a Peacemaker campaign provides relief and support to families suffering the devastating effects of war. PWS&D’s response has provided food aid and essential non-food items to thousands of vulnerable families—restoring their strength and hope as they face each uncertain day.

PWS&D responds to violent conflict

PWS&D Newsletter

Walking for the first time in Malawi

After taking a few steps with her first set of prosthetics, nine-year-old Callista’s face lit up with a wide smile. For the first time in her life, the young girl was walking.

Now, the burden felt by Callista and her family has been lifted.

Callista received a new set of prosthetics from the PWS&D-supported Tidzalerana Disabled Children’s Program in southern Malawi. Tidzalerana means ‘we care for one another.’ Led by dedicated volunteers, the club works to provide people who have physical and developmental disabilities with nutritious meals, equipment and assistive devices, as well as practical skills, and a safe place where they feel loved and accepted.

The cheerful young girl told volunteers that she couldn’t wait to go to school and walk tall alongside her friends.

Callista’s life wasn’t the only one that changed that day.

Eleven-year-old Timothy goes with his grandmother to Tidzalerana on Tuesday afternoons. Though he was born without the use of his legs, the energetic boy enjoys racing his friends in the schoolyard, propelling himself forward with his hands.

To help improve his quality of life, Tidzalerana provided him with a corrective brace for his knee, ankle and foot.

But this day was one they will never forget. Their smiles are a testament to just how transformative support from Tidzalerana can be.

September 11, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Sept 18

Greeters: Louise McAree Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Bob Johnson & Louise McAree Gary Weerts & Don Baycroft
Media Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner & Betty McLagan

Eleanor Mills & Janet Comer

Nancy Hantke

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:

Immediately after this morning’s service we will be celebrating Brent & Erin’s new baby “Bree Weertz” for her baby shower.

Continuing Education will be starting up Tuesday Sept 20th as their first class. As I get the complete schedule I will update the google calendar so that everyone knows which dates the school is running.

Important dates for the month of September

Bible Study sessions will be held every second Tuesday, Starting Sept 13th in the church sanctuary at 10:00am. Come join the group with your bible and your questions, thoughts..

Session meets on Friday Sept 16th at 5:30pm!

Youth Group!  Youth group is starting up Friday Sept 23rd at 5:30pm. Come expecting for fun times and some new things on the horizon! Bring your friends too!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Township of Langley notice Community Planning

Brookswood-Fernridge minor updates! The township of Langley is looking to start up a Community plan.  Please see you’re the bulletin board for more info.

BC Lions Faith & Family Night!

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at BC Place, BC Lions will be hosting their annual Faith & Family Night. After the game stay in your seat and enjoy BC Lions coaches & players discuss Faith, Family & Football. For more info call 604-308-6524 or email dlauder@bclions.com. Please see bulletin for poster.

The Vancouver School of Theology, every year offers courses to which the general public. This fall it is warmly inviting all to attend. The two topics are The world wide Christian movement today with Rev. Dr. Robert Paul and  Spiritual Formation in Communities Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan. Please see back bulletin for full details on how to register.

Hummingbird Ministries is thankful for your previous donations and giving, however it is in need of your financial support to help launch their intense dance regalia as they await for their grant application. Please see the back bulletin board for more information.

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

This month’s birthday Recognition goes to Eleanor Haddow, Audrey McGregor and Alison Zhang! A very big happy birthday to you all, and to anyone else that shares September as their birthday month! If I missed your birthday please call or email me in the office, I believe everyone deserves recognition J

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  No longer a stranger Presbyterians Sharing supports Almanarah church in London, Ontario, which provides community for Arabic-speaking immigrants who come to Canada from the Middle East. Many people’s lives have been touched by the ministry, and their stories are incredible and encouraging. A member who recently arrived from Iraq, shares “When we came to Canada, we felt like strangers. I had a huge need to find good and honest friends who spoke my language and knew my culture, to help and support and guide us during our first days in Canada. I thank God I have found Almanarah Church, my new family in Canada. I am not a stranger any more. I consider Almanarah as a mother who gathers her children, provides love and care, carries the heavy load, encourages and guides them to success, and strengthens their faith.”

Presbyterians Sharing welcomes the stranger

 

September 4, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Sept 11

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Allie Dale-Johnson Bob Johnson & Louise McAree
Media James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills & Rebecca Zhang

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Rick Penner & Betty McLagan

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:

This month’s birthday Recognition goes to Eleanor Haddow , Audrey McGregor and Alison Zhang!  A very big happy birthday to all of you, and to anyone else that shares September as their birthday month! If I missed your birthday please call or email me in the office, I believe everyone deserves recognition

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

  BC Lions Faith & Family Night!

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at BC Place, BC Lions will be hosting their annual Faith & Family Night. After the game stay in your seat and enjoy BC Lions coaches & players discuss Faith, Family & Football. For more info call 604-308-6524 or email dlauder@bclions.com. Please see bulletin for poster.

The Vancouver School of Theology, every year offers courses to which the general public. This fall it is warmly inviting all to attend. The two topics are The world wide Christian movement today with Rev. Dr. Robert Paul and  Spiritual Formation in Communities Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan. Please see back bulletin for full details on how to register.

Attention children and youth! Shepherd of the Valley will be hosting A Christmas Carol in Langley a musical production this December. This will be a production involving any interested children & youth in the area. Andrew Halladay and David Taylor, both Anglican priests in the Diocese of New Westminster, are directing the show.  Auditions will be held at 20097 72 Avenue, Langley BC. Saturday September 10th from 10am – 1pm. All skill levels are welcome! Please  email sandrewh@hotmail.com or see the back bulletin board for more information.

Hummingbird Ministries is thankful for your previous donations and giving, however it is in need of your financial support to help launch their intense dance regalia as they await for their grant application. Please see the back bulletin board for more information.

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  A note from the church secretary .The church directory is currently being updated, and should launch shortly. If you have any changes that I may need to know including your birthdate (if you care to share), please email me at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or call the office at 604-530-3454 as soon as possible. Thanks so much.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

September 8 is International Literacy Day

Gloria Navaya is wearing her mandatory school uniform, but her bright green path leading to Neno Girls Secondary School in Malawi. Presbyterian World Service & Development works with local partners to provide bursary support for vulnerable girls in the region. Gloria, whose family was unable to afford school fees, can now receive a proper education in a secure environment. “I really like going to an all-girls school. It’s fun and it feels safe.” Gloria dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up. She is thankful for the chance to continue her education, work towards her dreams and access meaningful opportunities ahead.

PWS&D supports education and literacy training

PWS&D NEWSLETTER:

In a world filled with need, our church walks hand-in-hand with the distressed and the marginalized. On Saturday, October 1, instead of walking, we will ride.
PWS&D is thrilled to be participating in the Ride for Refuge this fall. The Ride for Refuge is a cycling and walking fundraiser with 30 locations across Canada. With your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi and Afghanistan.
There are a variety of events to choose from including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk.
Ride With Us!

  • Form a team of passionate individuals (average 4-6 people)
  • Captain your own team
  • Join an existing team
  • Fundraise for PWS&D with your congregation and friends and ride/walk with us on October 1! There is no registration fee but participants over age 10 are required to fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50. Stay after the race for a celebratory lunch! No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns!

For more info see back bulletin board or and how to join go to Visit WeRespond.ca/rideforrefuge for more information or contact Anna Muir (amuir@presbyterian.ca or 416-441-1111 ext. 293).

August 28, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Sept 4

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Bob Johnson
Refreshment: No coffee, juice in fridge Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Trevor Fowler Elsie Nicholson & Allie Dale-Johnson
Media James Zhang James Zhang
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

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:

A note from the church secretary .The church directory is currently being updated, and should launch shortly. If you have any changes that I may need to know including your birthdate (if you care to share), please email me at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or call the office at 604-530-3454 as soon as possible. Thanks so much.

Please take note that this coming week, Vicki will be out of the office on Tuesday Aug 30th but will be here  Monday Aug 29 inlieu of.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Vancouver School of Theology, every year offers courses to which the general public. This fall it is warmly inviting all to attend. The two topics are The world wide Christian movement today with Rev. Dr. Robert Paul and  Spiritual Formation in Communities Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan. Please see back bulletin for full details on how to register.

Attention children and youth! Shepherd of the Valley will be hosting A Christmas Carol in Langley a musical production this December. This will be a production involving any interested children & youth in the area. Andrew Halladay and David Taylor, both Anglican priests in the Diocese of New Westminster, are directing the show.  Auditions will be held at 20097 72 Avenue, Langley BC. Saturday September 10th from 10am – 1pm. All skill levels are welcome! Please  email sandrewh@hotmail.com or see the back bulletin board for more information.

Hummingbird Ministries is thankful for your previous donations and giving, however it is in need of your financial support to help launch their intense dance regalia as they await for their grant application. Please see the back bulletin board for more information.

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A Note from the Larry Eastwood (treasurer):

July had 5 Sundays so we posted a $500 surplus.  We should expect a deficit in August. The Year to date actual surplus is $9,559 while the budgeted surplus is $1,881 so we are better than budget by $7,678.  This will carry us through the summer and early fall quiet time. Thank you all for your faithful support of the ministry of Langley Presbyterian.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

Community health in India

Presbyterians Sharing supports Michelle Verwey, a Community Health Advisor serving alongside our Church of North India partners in central India. Michelle continues ministry started by Presbyterian missionaries in the early 1900s. Michelle and a committee made up of retired nurses, community leaders and others  including some local members of the church, are working

together to plan and implement community health projects in the Vindhya-Satpura region. Michelle provides technical advice, encouragement and support as they decide on projects that will make a difference in the community. The work has only just begun, but part of the long-term vision for the Mendha project is to help children finish school and provide adult education in reading, writing and basic mathematics.

Presbyterians Sharing supports mission staff

PWS&D NEWSLETTER:

In a world filled with need, our church walks hand-in-hand with the distressed and the marginalized. On Saturday, October 1, instead of walking, we will ride.
PWS&D is thrilled to be participating in the Ride for Refuge this fall. The Ride for Refuge is a cycling and walking fundraiser with 30 locations across Canada. With your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi and Afghanistan.
There are a variety of events to choose from including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk.
Ride With Us!

  • Form a team of passionate individuals (average 4-6 people)
  • Captain your own team
  • Join an existing team
  • Fundraise for PWS&D with your congregation and friends and ride/walk with us on October 1! There is no registration fee but participants over age 10 are required to fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50. Stay after the race for a celebratory lunch! No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns!

For more info see back bulletin board or and how to join go to Visit WeRespond.ca/rideforrefuge for more information or contact Anna Muir (amuir@presbyterian.ca or 416-441-1111 ext. 293).

August 21, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Aug 28th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg & George Serviss
Refreshment: No coffee, juice in fridge No coffee, juice in fridge
Counters: Terry Ames & Don Baycroft Elsie Nicholson & Trevor Fowler
Media Ha Won Kim James Zhang
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner Sun-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

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:

A Note from the Larry Eastwood (treasurer):

July had 5 Sundays so we posted a $500 surplus.  We should expect a deficit in August. The Year to date actual surplus is $9,559 while the budgeted surplus is $1,881 so we are better than budget by $7,678.  This will carry us through the summer and early fall quiet time. Thank you all for your faithful support of the ministry of Langley Presbyterian.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Attention children and youth! Shepherd of the Valley will be hosting A Christmas Carol in Langley a musical production this December. This will be a production involving any interested children & youth in the area. Andrew Halladay and David Taylor, both Anglican priests in the Diocese of New Westminster, are directing the show.  Auditions will be held at 20097 72 Avenue, Langley BC. Saturday September 10th from 10am – 1pm. All skill levels are welcome! Please  email sandrewh@hotmail.com or see the back bulletin board for more information.

Hummingbird Ministries is thankful for your previous donations and giving, however it is in need of your financial support to help launch their intense dance regalia as they await for their grant application. Please see the back bulletin board for more information.

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

 

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fall Volunteers The new Roster from September through to December is being prepared. If anyone would like to make a change or be added to the fall rotation can you please call me in the office at 604-530-3454 and leave a voicemail if I am not in, or you can email me at office@langleypresbyterian.ca. The new Rosters will be printed the last week in August so please let me know as soon as possible including anyone that has recently wanted to be added to remind me. Thanks so much to all the volunteers that do this month after month and any new coming volunteers!

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

A smiling servant of the Lord

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support David and Anna Pandy-Szekeres as they serve with the Hungarian Reformed Church of Sub-Carpathian Ukraine. Through David’s role as coordinator of external missions and mission outreach to Roma communities, David and Anna met Julius, who they describe as their “always-smiling colleague.” Jailed for stealing food to provide for his family, Julius yearned for a connection with God. When he was released, he was eager to serve God in his community, and became a teacher in the Roma kindergarten in Nagydobrony as well as a Sunday worship leader. Anna shares, “We who witness Julius’ life praise Jesus for the gift that

has been given through his smiling servant to the Roma community of Nagydobrony.”

Presbyterians Sharing reaches out to Roma communities

PWS&D NEWSLETTER:

In a world filled with need, our church walks hand-in-hand with the distressed and the marginalized. On Saturday, October 1, instead of walking, we will ride.
PWS&D is thrilled to be participating in the Ride for Refuge this fall. The Ride for Refuge is a cycling and walking fundraiser with 30 locations across Canada. With your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi and Afghanistan.
There are a variety of events to choose from including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk.
Ride With Us!

  • Form a team of passionate individuals (average 4-6 people)
  • Captain your own team
  • Join an existing team
  • Fundraise for PWS&D with your congregation and friends and ride/walk with us on October 1! There is no registration fee but participants over age 10 are required to fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50. Stay after the race for a celebratory lunch! No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns!

For more info see back bulletin board or and how to join go to Visit WeRespond.ca/rideforrefuge for more information or contact Anna Muir (amuir@presbyterian.ca or 416-441-1111 ext. 293).

August 14, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Aug 21st

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Alex & Audrey McGregor
Refreshment: No coffee, juice in fridge No coffee, juice in fridge
Counters: Bob Johnson & Trevor Fowler Terry Ames & Don Baycroft
Media Patricia Fowler Ha Won Kim
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner & Rebecca Z

Eleanor Mills

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:

Fall Volunteers The new Roster from September through to December is being prepared. If anyone would like to make a change or be added to the fall rotation can you please call me in the office at 604-530-3454 and leave a voicemail if I am not in, or you can email me at office@langleypresbyterian.ca. The new Rosters will be printed the last week in August so please let me know as soon as possible including anyone that has recently wanted to be added to remind me. Thanks so much to all the volunteers that do this month after month and any new coming volunteers!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Again a very special Thank-You from the Youth Group to Rev Dennis, Trevor and Terry for their hard work and interesting meetings!

Another big Thank-You goes to the Property Committee.  As a new administrator I am getting to know a lot of you and have especially noticed the incredible hard work that so many of the volunteers do around here. Leroy Nigh, Louise McAree, Trevor, and our Rev Dennis, to name a few, have been busy around the church grounds doing so much with the grounds clean-up, stair removal and not to mention bringing down a cherry tree that was infringing on the neighbor’s yard. This congregation has the biggest heart when it comes to serving, and also thank you to all the people that donated to the camp with either supplies or cookies J LPC has the greatest people and thank you to all committees that makes this place as lovely as it is.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

August 19 is World Humanitarian Day

The village of Sanogoan was one of the many villages devastated by the earthquake that struck Nepal last April. After so many houses were flattened by the quake, the town turned into a tented camp. With support from Presbyterian World Service & Development and the ACT Alliance, 90 families from Sanogoan are receiving funds to rebuild their homes. The tight-knit community has also been working together to make bricks. Kabita Shrestha is one of the brickmakers. She lost everything when her home collapsed, but now feels some relief. Her family has received support to rebuild their home and it has taken an enormous weight off her shoulders. Empowered by the spirit and strength of her community, Kabita feels hope for the future.

PWS&D responds to humanitarian disasters

PWS&D NEWSLETTER:

In a world filled with need, our church walks hand-in-hand with the distressed and the marginalized. On Saturday, October 1, instead of walking, we will ride.
PWS&D is thrilled to be participating in the Ride for Refuge this fall. The Ride for Refuge is a cycling and walking fundraiser with 30 locations across Canada. With your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi and Afghanistan.
There are a variety of events to choose from including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk.
Ride With Us!

  • Form a team of passionate individuals (average 4-6 people)
  • Captain your own team
  • Join an existing team
  • Fundraise for PWS&D with your congregation and friends and ride/walk with us on October 1! There is no registration fee but participants over age 10 are required to fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50. Stay after the race for a celebratory lunch! No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns!

For more info see back bulletin board or and how to join go to Visit WeRespond.ca/rideforrefuge for more information or contact Anna Muir (amuir@presbyterian.ca or 416-441-1111 ext. 293).

August 7, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Aug 14th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Refreshment: No coffee, juice in fridge No coffee, juice in fridge
Counters: Gary Weerts & Louise McAree Bob Johnson
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner & Betty Bankes

Eleanor Mills

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:

 August Birthday Recognition  Happy Birthday!  to anyone in the congregation celebrating a birthday in the month of August!

Rev. Dennis will be away on vacation for the week of Aug 7 through 15 and Rev. Sylvia Cleland will be leading our service on Sunday, Aug 14th.

Again a very special Thank-You from the Youth Group to Rev Dennis, Trevor and Terry for their hard work and interesting meetings!

Another big Thank-You goes to the Property Committee.  As a new administrator I am getting to know a lot of you and have especially noticed the incredible hard work that so many of the volunteers do around here. Leroy Nigh, Louise McAree, Trevor, and our Rev Dennis, to name a few, have been busy around the church grounds doing so much with the grounds clean-up, stair removal and not to mention bringing down a cherry tree that was infringing on the neighbor’s yard. This congregation has the biggest heart when it comes to serving, and also thank you to all the people that donated to the camp with either supplies or cookies J LPC has the greatest people and thank you to all committees that makes this place as lovely as it is

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

These are the times for the remaining camps this summer:

Girls Camp: July 24-29, 2016

Family Camp: July 29- August 4, 2016 ***

Intermediate 2: August 7-12, 2016

Small Fry/Junior 2: August 14-19, 2016

Youth Camp: August 21-26, 2016

LIT 1: July 3-22, 2016

LIT 2: August 7-26, 2016

*** Family Camp runs from the evening of July 29 to the morning of August 4, 2016. Families can enjoy the flexibility of arriving and departing when it is convenient to them. Cost will be adjusted to reflect the time spent at camp. 

NOTE: There is a wish list of items needed at camp this summer, pick up a copy from the bulletin board and items can be left in the box at the back of the church.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:  

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Presbyterian World Service & Development responds to situations where indigenous people are marginalized and denied their rights. Like many other indigenous Maya-Mam women in Guatemala, Aurelia Jimenez has suffered discrimination and poverty. “Our lives are hard,” she

shares, but she is committed to making a difference for her family. Through a PWS&D-supported program, she and other Maya-Mam women are learning how to improve the way they plant crops and prepare the new food they are growing. The program also promotes gender equality and women’s rights. Because of this, Aurelia found the courage to advocate for herself within the broader community—inspiring others with a vision for a brighter tomorrow.

PWS&D supports the rights of Indigenous people.

 

PWS&D NEWSLETTER:

In a world filled with need, our church walks hand-in-hand with the distressed and the marginalized. On Saturday, October 1, instead of walking, we will ride.
PWS&D is thrilled to be participating in the Ride for Refuge this fall. The Ride for Refuge is a cycling and walking fundraiser with 30 locations across Canada. With your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi and Afghanistan.
There are a variety of events to choose from including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk.
Ride With Us!

  • Form a team of passionate individuals (average 4-6 people)
  • Captain your own team
  • Join an existing team
  • Fundraise for PWS&D with your congregation and friends and ride/walk with us on October 1! There is no registration fee but participants over age 10 are required to fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50. Stay after the race for a celebratory lunch! No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns!

For more info see back bulletin board or and how to join go to Visit WeRespond.ca/rideforrefuge for more information or contact Anna Muir (amuir@presbyterian.ca or 416-441-1111 ext. 293).

July 31, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Aug 7th

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Refreshment: No coffee, juice in fridge No coffee, juice in fridge
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Trevor Fowler Gary Weerts & Louise McAree
Media James Zhang Marg Garratt
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

TBA

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:

Happy BC Day!  Monday August 1, 2016

 

PWS&D news. As many of the congregation may know already, Langley Presbyterian Church is actively involved in giving to Presbyterian World Service & Development. If you are unaware  about what PWS&D does it is a relief agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. For over 65 years, this organization has been actively working to serve marginalized and vulnerable people through Presbyterian World Service & Development. While the global context has evolved since PWS&D was first formed, what has not changed is a commitment to Christ’s message of love through justice, poverty reduction and support in times of disaster. The insert you received in your bulletin are the contributions from the beginning of 2016 until July.  If this is an area you are not giving in and you are interested in learning more, please see Trevor Fowler for more info. To all that have given to PWS&D, Thank you!

  Camp Douglas Donations

Thank you to everyone that has brought donations for Camp Douglas, and all the wonderful ladies who baked goods as well!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Vancouver School of Theology  presents 3 events, The first is on Sept 14th at 3:00pm, Authors Ashley Moyse, Jason Byassee, Ray Aldred and Ross Lockhart will be launching their chapter and books! The authors will be reading sections from their new publications. Books will be available for sale and to be signed. Secondly, a study on the Spirituality of Benedict of Nursia. What did Benedict of Nursia learn hundreds of years ago about how to shape the lives of those in monastic communities so that God might speak to them as they sought to turn ever more fully toward Christ? They will explore what Benedict set forth in his Rule and what it might suggest to us today about living our spiritual lives in deeper relationship with God, with others and with ourselves. This is a free public event. This will be held on Sept 29, at 7:00pm

Thirdly, on October 21st, at 4:30pm, Rev Dr. Jason Byassee will be holding a lecture entitled ‘The transfiguring God’.  Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

 

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congregation news? If there is something you would like to see in our bulletin please call Vicki in the office at 604-530-3454 or you can email me at office@langleypresbyterian.ca. I would love to share what you think is of interest or maybe you have a great testimony of what God is doing in your life!

 

 

These are the times for the remaining camps this summer:

Girls Camp: July 24-29, 2016

Family Camp: July 29- August 4, 2016 ***

Intermediate 2: August 7-12, 2016

Small Fry/Junior 2: August 14-19, 2016

Youth Camp: August 21-26, 2016

LIT 1: July 3-22, 2016

LIT 2: August 7-26, 2016

*** Family Camp runs from the evening of July 29 to the morning of August 4, 2016. Families can enjoy the flexibility of arriving and departing when it is convenient to them. Cost will be adjusted to reflect the time spent at camp. 

NOTE: There is a wish list of items needed at camp this summer, pick up a copy from the bulletin board and items can be left in the box at the back of the church.

 

PCC Mission Moment  

A growing community

Adjusting to life in a new country can be an isolating and daunting experience for many new immigrants. It can be difficult to find a sense of community. Montreal’s Siloé Christian Community grew out of a desire to serve people immigrating to Quebec from Francophone countries in Africa. Since 2010, with support from Presbyterians Sharing, the congregation has increased sevenfold – from 20 members to 152! Rev. Eloi Agbanou shares, “This progress is neither the result of my strength, nor of any human strength. I just see the strong and powerful hands of God over Siloe’s growth.” Please pray for Siloé as it continues to provide a welcoming community for new immigrants in Montreal.

Presbyterians welcomes new immigrants.

July 24, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – July 31st

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Refreshment: No coffee, juice in fridge No coffee, juice in fridge
Counters: Terry Ames & Don Baycroft Elsie Nicholson & Trevor Fowler
Media Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette & Rick P

Eleanor Mills

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:

Google Calendar! Just a quick reminder that I am posting all upcoming speakers on the google calendar which I know some of you have been lost as to what is happening lately. I post on both bulletins boards and also you can view this on our website, www.langleypresbyterian.ca

The monthly magazine Presbyterian Record for July/August are in. Please check the back table for a copy.

Congregation news? If there is something you would like to see in our bulletin please call Vicki in the office at 604-530-3454 or you can email me at office@langleypresbyterian.ca. I would love to share what you think is of interest or maybe you have a great testimony of what God is doing in your life!

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Westminster Presbyterial Fall Rally will be on September 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm (registration at 9:30) at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1480 George Street White Rock. Cost $10.00 This rally will be a discussion and decisions on the future of our Presbyterial. Please see the bulletin boards for more information.

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS Tuesdays – Thursdays 8:00 – Noon.

These are the times for the remaining camps this summer:

Girls Camp: July 24-29, 2016

Family Camp: July 29- August 4, 2016 ***

Intermediate 2: August 7-12, 2016

Small Fry/Junior 2: August 14-19, 2016

Youth Camp: August 21-26, 2016

LIT 1: July 3-22, 2016

LIT 2: August 7-26, 2016

*** Family Camp runs from the evening of July 29 to the morning of August 4, 2016. Families can enjoy the flexibility of arriving and departing when it is convenient to them. Cost will be adjusted to reflect the time spent at camp. 

NOTE: There is a wish list of items needed at camp this summer, pick up a copy from the bulletin board and items can be left in the box at the back of the church.

 

PCC Mission Moment  

A growing community

Adjusting to life in a new country can be an isolating and daunting experience for many new immigrants. It can be difficult to find a sense of community. Montreal’s Siloé Christian Community grew out of a desire to serve people immigrating to Quebec from Francophone countries in Africa. Since 2010, with support from Presbyterians Sharing, the congregation has increased sevenfold – from 20 members to 152! Rev. Eloi Agbanou shares, “This progress is neither the result of my strength, nor of any human strength. I just see the strong and powerful hands of God over Siloe’s growth.” Please pray for Siloé as it continues to provide a welcoming community for new immigrants in Montreal.

Presbyterians welcomes new immigrants

 

PC CONNECT

[You are] built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling-place for God.  — Ephesians 2:20–21

Working from the theme text found in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, participants at Canada Youth 2016 spent a week at Brock University exploring what it means to be at home in Christ. Each day this theme was pushed in different directions so that the over 430 people gathered left with a more profound understanding of home and the significance of being joined together as God’s dwelling place. Faith was built, community was created and hope was experienced by all who participated.

July 17, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – July 24th

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Refreshment: Althea Studwick & Norma Gueulette No coffee, juice in fridge
Counters: Bob Johnson & Trevor Fowler Terry Ames & Don Baycroft
Media Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Pre-School

Kidblast

Erin & Brent Weerts Eleanor Mills

 

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:

Coffee will be served today by Althea and Norma, as these ladies have kindly offered to do, so please feel free to join downstairs right after the service.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS Tuesdays – Thursdays 8:00 – Noon.

The very busy Reverend Dennis will be returning back to the pulpit next Sunday, August 24th after spending one week in the VST study and then the whole of last week with the youth at Camp Douglas. Please remember to welcome him home.

Temporary Volunteer needed for delivering food to the food bank. The address to the Langley location is 5768 203 St, Langley, BC.  The food is located in the cart in the back of the church. Thanks so much.

 

 

These are the times for camps this summer:

Small Fry/Junior 1: July 3-8, 2016

Intermediate 1: July 10-15, 2016

Focus Camp: July 17-22, 2016

Girls Camp: July 24-29, 2016

Family Camp: July 29- August 4, 2016 ***

Intermediate 2: August 7-12, 2016

Small Fry/Junior 2: August 14-19, 2016

Youth Camp: August 21-26, 2016

LIT 1: July 3-22, 2016

LIT 2: August 7-26, 2016

*** Family Camp runs from the evening of July 29 to the morning of August 4, 2016. Families can enjoy the flexibility of arriving and departing when it is convenient to them. Cost will be adjusted to reflect the time spent at camp. 

NOTE: There is a wish list of items needed at camp this summer, pick up a copy from the bulletin board and items can be left in the box at the back of the church.

 

PCC Mission Moment  

There is power in prayer

Knox, Campbellton and St. Luke’s, Bathurst are part of a regional ministry in northeast New Brunswick. There is a strong determination within each congregation to maintain a Presbyterian witness in the region while moving forward to become more relevant to their communities. Although both congregations face challenges, support from Presbyterians Sharing has enabled ministry programs to experience revival, including a growing youth group, Vacation Bible School, and a Sunday radio broadcast. The Rev. Glen Sampson shares, “Working together in service for others has strengthened our faith as we support each other and the wider community. There is great power in prayers. Limited finances and energy can still be used to accomplish much. We thank God for all who have encouraged us in our journey of faith.”

Presbyterians Sharing supports regional ministry.

July 10. 2016

Serving Today:                                                                 Next Week – July 17th

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Refreshment: No coffee, juice in fridge No coffee, juice in fridge
Counters: Louise McAree & Gary Weerts Bob Johnson & Trevor Fowler
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Pre-School

Kidblast

Eleanor Mills & Rebeca Zhang

Rick Penner

Erin & Brent Weerts 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 flowers today are in loving memory of Larry Feick, husband & father of Bev & Jason Feick.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS Tuesdays – Thursdays 9:00 – 1pm

Next Sunday we welcome Rev. DJ Kim to lead our worship.  Rev. Dennis Howard will return to the pulpit on July 24th.

These are the times for camps this summer:

Small Fry/Junior 1: July 3-8, 2016

Intermediate 1: July 10-15, 2016

Focus Camp: July 17-22, 2016

Girls Camp: July 24-29, 2016

Family Camp: July 29- August 4, 2016 ***

Intermediate 2: August 7-12, 2016

Small Fry/Junior 2: August 14-19, 2016

Youth Camp: August 21-26, 2016

LIT 1: July 3-22, 2016

LIT 2: August 7-26, 2016

*** Family Camp runs from the evening of July 29 to the morning of August 4, 2016. Families can enjoy the flexibility of arriving and departing when it is convenient to them. Cost will be adjusted to reflect the time spent at camp. 

NOTE: There is a wish list of items needed at camp this summer, pick up a copy from the bulletin board and items can be left in the box at the back of the church.

PCC Mission Moment  

Improving Her Life With Water

In Vayiness Kawonga’s village in Malawi, sources of drinkable water were scarce. When the well closest to the village suddenly broke, the future seemed uncertain. Residents were forced to travel across large swaths of uncertain terrain to fetch water from an unprotected source. Vayiness had to forgo income-generating activities because of time spent hauling and collecting enough water to get by. Many people fell ill with waterborne disease. When a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported project helped construct a new borehole her village, hope was restored. A nearby source of clean water meant Vayiness could improve her family’s health and have more time to harvest her fields, expand her livelihood and experience life in abundance.

PWS&D responds to provide access to clean water

Community Notices:

You are invited to a free public lecture later this month with renowned OT Scholar John Walton on the early chapters of Genesis.

Date:  Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 ­ 9:30 PM.

Place:  Willoughby Church, 20525 72nd Ave. Langley, BC

Genesis One has been a testing ground for people who experience some conflict between the claims of science and the claims of the Bible. OT scholar John Walton lays methodological foundation for understanding Genesis and examines closely what it says and does not say concluding with suggestions for reconsidering its relationship with modern science. Q&A to follow.
For more details here: www.csca.ca/?p=1802

July 3, 2016

Serving Today:                       Next Week – July 10th

Greeters: Rev DJ Kim Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor No coffee summer break
Counters: Don Baycroft & Elsie Nicholson Louise McAree & Gary Weerts
Media James Zhang Marg Garratt
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

TBA

 

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:

July’s Birthday Month Celebration is for Leroy Nigh on July 24th.Wishing you all the best for the year and many more. And Happy Birthday to any silent celebrators and any LPC children or youth!

Out of office. Please be aware that Vicki the church adminstrator will be out of office on July 5th – July 8th. Marg Garratt will be covering in office on Thursday July 7th. Please attention Marg if you have any questions.

Exciting times are ahead! Camp Douglas Week will be from July 9th – July 15th! In this week’s bulletin is a Camp Douglas ‘Wish list’.  Please see Rev. Dennis if you have something you would like to donate.  We will leave a box in the back of the church for supplies.

  SUMMER OFFICE HOURS CHANGE Please be aware that Vicki’s office hours will be changed to dates Tuesdays – Thursdays from 09:00 – 1pm and Fridays are off starting on Tuesday July 12th.

The McGregors have kindly offered to serve coffee right after the service today in spite of the summer break. Enjoy!

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Christian Urban Camp Adventures is happening at Knox Presbyterian Church on August 8 – 2 & St.Aiden’s Presbyterian Church on August 22 – 26. It will be a week long summer camp for children ages 4 – 11 from 9:00am – 4:30pm. Children will have five days of adventure and activities Cost is $1.00 per child. For more info please contact Rebecca Rathbun 778-889-2791 or email rrathbun.cuc@gmail.com  Please see bulletin for poster.

Mission without Borders presents PRAISE FEST August 7th at Stetson Bowl Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Surrey BC. You can go online to www.praisefestbc.com for ticket pricing. Please see bulletin board for more information.

Previous announcements

Starting in July, the Youth Group will have a summer break and there will be no more meetings but will resume back in the fall.  Morning Bible Study’s are on hold until September also, Enjoy your summer!

For the first time ever, Camp Douglas Bike Camp will be hosting a new option for the active child who wants a new experience.  Campers must be aged 13-17. There will be 5-8 campers in the Bike camp group. Campers will learn safe biking skills such as signals and bike maintenance. Campers will be transported to nearby trailheads. Campers will also explore different trails that are suitable for their level of riding. Please see the back bulletin board for more info and to register online you can go to www.campdouglas.ca as there are only 8 spots in session.

Please keep note that Larry Eastwood our treasurer, will be out of office on June 17th returning July 7th.  If you have any concerns please contact the office or Rev Dennis Howard in his absence.

LPC CLASSIFIED

Do you need a little help with cleaning your house or know someone who may? A friend of Louise McAree is available for daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Her charge is $20.00 per hour and her contact name is Maria and she can be reached at 604-900-1207

PCC Mission Moments

Conquering Leprosy With Love

“I am normal and happy,” shares Narbir Sarki of Nepal. After weeks of suffering a mysterious illness that left his body riddled with sores, Narbir has found relief. Narbir visited the Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported Jumla Clinic in Nepal that treats vulnerable people suffering from malnutrition, tuberculosis and leprosy. When Narbir was diagnosed with leprosy, he was afraid. But through the course of his treatment, he was given counselling and faithful support. The clinic also provided Narbir with training in self-care and proper hygiene practices to help him take control of his health for the long-term. “I feel really grateful towards Jumla. They not only provide treatment, but also give people like me love.”

June 26, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – July 3rd

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Rev DJKim
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor No coffee summer break
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Terry Ames Don Baycroft & Elsie Nicholon
Media Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Pre-School

 

Kidblast

Erin & Brent Weerts

 

James Zhang

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:

Starting in July, the Youth Group will have a summer break and there will be no meetings but will resume back in the fall.  Morning Bible Study’s are on hold until September also, Enjoy your summer!

Previous announcements

For the first time ever, Camp Douglas Bike Camp will be hosting a new option for the active child who wants a new experience.  Campers must be aged 13-17. There will be 5-8 campers in the Bike camp group. Campers will learn safe biking skills such as signals and bike maintenance. Campers will be transported to nearby trailheads. Campers will also explore different trails that are suitable for their level of riding. Please see the back bulletin board for more info and to register online you can go to www.campdouglas.ca as there are only 8 spots in session.

On Sunday June 26th, Once again, it is the annual Sunday School Picnic. It will be held immediately after the morning service. Do mark your calendar for this.

Please keep note that Larry Eastwood our treasurer, will be out of office on June 17th returning July 7th.  If you have any concerns please contact the office or Rev Dennis Howard in his absence.

LPC CLASSIFIED

Do you need a little help with cleaning your house or know someone who may? A friend of Louise McAree is available for daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Her charge is $20.00 per hour and her contact name is Maria and she can be reached at 604-900-1207.

 

PCC Mission Moment

An international presence of peace Presbyterians Sharing recently supported Diane Tait-Katerberg and the Rev. Gordon Timbers for three months as they participated in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), a program of the World Council of Churches. EAPPI is supporting both Israelis and Palestinians who are affected by the occupation, violence and human rights abuses. An international presence of peace advocates helps diffuse tense situations and encourages both Israelis and Palestinians working together for peace and human dignity. To date, six Presbyterians have served with the EAPPI in different placements. Please pray for those who work for peace in Palestine and Israel.

Presbyterians Sharing supports peace efforts

PWS&D Newsletter

World Refugee Day
Many live in crowded camps, one-room apartments, or makeshift shelters. In numerous cases, families are food insecure, children can’t go to school, and men and women can’t find work.
Around the world, thousands of refugees are waiting for peace and an opportunity to return home.
On June 20—World Refugee Day—we reflect on the 60 million people worldwide forced to flee their homes out of fear for their lives and liberty.  

In Syria, the suffering continues 
Syria has entered its sixth year of conflict. The numbers of those who

are displaced and in need continue to rise.

Working with other ACT Alliance members, PWS&D is contributing to provide essential food and non-food items to thousands of people in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. With partners at Canadians Foodgrains Bank, PWS&D is responding to help meet the food needs of internally displaced families in Syria, as well as refugees in Lebanon. For many, this assistance has been a real source of hope.

More help is needed. Make a donation and help us respond to those caught in the crisis. Please mark your donation “Syria crisis.”

June 19, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – June 26th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Terry Ames
Media Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Pre-School

 

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

 

Erin & Brent Weerts

 

James Zhang

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:

A note from the LPC Library:  THANK YOU VERY MUCH to two people who have come forward to volunteer their services in the LPC Library.  They are:  Isabel Brew and Erin Weerts.  I look forward to working with you both!  Marianne Lazaro.

Flowers are in loving memory of Cecil Murray, father & grandfather of Bev & Jason Feick.

Community Notices:

Just a reminder that the Ladies Retreat at Camp Douglas is coming up this month, June 21 to June 24th. Rev. Wendy Adam is the attending speaker.  If you have not signed up and would like to attend you can get a brochure from the back table.

What is happening in Langley Update:

RIDE INTO HISTORY – JULY 22-23, 2016

Mark your calendars for a summer family event! Sponsorship opportunities available!

Friday, July 22 we welcome all to the Classic Car & Motorcycle Cruise in & Concert happening in Kwantlen University’s parking lots on the Langley Bypass! Food, Music, classic vehicles and much more! Entry by $ donation.

Previous announcements

For the first time ever, Camp Douglas Bike Camp will be hosting a new option for the active child who wants a new experience.  Campers must be aged 13-17. There will be 5-8 campers in the Bike camp group. Campers will learn safe biking skills such as signals and bike maintenance. Campers will be transported to nearby trailheads. Campers will also explore different trails that are suitable for their level of riding. Please see the back bulletin board for more info and to register online you can go to www.campdouglas.ca as there are only 8 spots in session.

On Sunday June 26th, Once again, it is the annual Sunday School Picnic. It will be held immediately after the morning service. Do mark your calendar for this.

Please keep note that Larry Eastwood our treasurer, will be out of office on June 17th returning July 7th.  If you have any concerns please contact the office or Rev Dennis Howard in his absence.

LPC CLASSIFIED

Do you need a little help with cleaning your house or know someone who may? A friend of Louise McAree is available for daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Her charge is $20.00 per hour and her contact name is Maria and she can be reached at 604-900-1207.

PCC Mission Moment

June 20 is World Refugee Day

Over the last year, there has been a devastating surge in the number of refugees searching for peace. After five years of bitter violence in Syria, millions of fearful residents have fled. Nisreen and Ahmad are two such people. “Our home used to be paradise,” they lament, remembering a peaceful Syria. The couple found safety in Lebanon, but struggled to afford food. Presbyterian World Service & Development is responding with Canadian Foodgrains Bank by providing food vouchers to refugees in Lebanon. The vouchers Nisreen and Ahmad received helped them purchase groceries and prepare home-cooked meals—restoring the sense of home they lost. On World Refugee Day, we pray that refugees from Syria and around the world will find safe haven.

PWS&D responds to refugees

 

PWS&D Newsletter

Many live in crowded camps, one-room apartments, or makeshift shelters. In numerous cases, families are food insecure, children can’t go to school, and men and women can’t find work.
Around the world, thousands of refugees are waiting for peace and an opportunity to return home.
On June 20—World Refugee Day—we reflect on the 60 million people worldwide forced to flee their homes out of fear for their lives and liberty.  

Father’s Day Exhortation   

Psalm 103:13 NIV

13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

Fathers do not always get the recognition or appreciation they deserve.  If your father is alive today, do remember to acknowledge him on this special day and let him know you love him and appreciate him, even in his imperfections.  Or maybe you are a father and your children are far away, remember you have a heavenly father who is worthy of our adoration, and loves you beyond measure!

June 12, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – June 19th

Greeters: Louise McAree Alex & Audrey
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Bob Johnson & Gary Weerts Volunteer Needed
Media James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Pre-School

 

Kidblast

Eleanor Mills

 

HaWon Kim

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

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:

The Annual Sunday School Picnic is coming once again at the end of June! It will be held immediately after the morning service. Do mark your calendar for this.

Volunteer needed for serving the coffee! The coffee ministry is looking for a volunteer for Sunday July 3rd. Please contact Vicki in office if you could do that one Sunday, Very much appreciated!

Community Notices:

Just a reminder that the Ladies Retreat at Camp Douglas is coming up this month, June 21 to June 24th. Rev. Wendy Adam is the attending speaker.  If you have not signed up and would like to attend you can get a brochure from the back table.

What is happening in Langley Update:

RIDE INTO HISTORY – JULY 22-23, 2016

Mark your calendars for a summer family event! Sponsorship opportunities available!

Friday, July 22 we welcome all to the Classic Car & Motorcycle Cruise in & Concert happening in Kwantlen University’s parking lots on the Langley Bypass! Food, Music, classic vehicles and much more! Entry by $ donation.

Previous announcements

For the first time ever, Camp Douglas Bike Camp will be hosting a new option for the active child who wants a new experience.  Campers must be aged 13-17. There will be 5-8 campers in the Bike camp group. Campers will learn safe biking skills such as signals and bike maintenance. Campers will be transported to nearby trailheads. Campers will also explore different trails that are suitable for their level of riding. Please see the back bulletin board for more info and to register online you can go to www.campdouglas.ca as there are only 8 spots in session.

Please keep note that Larry Eastwood our treasurer, will be out of office on June 17th returning July 7th.  If you have any concerns please contact the office or Rev Dennis Howard in his absence.

PCC Mission Moment

Farming for the Future in Tanzania

Last year in Kishapu, one of the driest areas of Tanzania, the arid climate and unpredictability of rainfall left many farmers in dismay. Common crops didn’t survive. “We’re willing to try anything that will make us more food secure,” shared one farmer from the region. The Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported food security project in Kishapu provided farmers with weather-resilient, nutritious seed as well as training in conservation agriculture. Through conservation agriculture—a low-input farming method that helps soil retain moisture—their crops flourished despite the prolonged drought. The farmers continue to apply the methods they learned. By combining resilient seed with soil-friendly farming, they are laying the foundations of a more sustainable future.

PWS&D responds to food insecurity.

June 5, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – June 12th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Louise McAree & Elsie Nicholson Bob Johnson & Gary Weerts
Media James Zhang Marg Garratt
Pre-School

 

Kidblast

Rebecca Zhang & Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

 

Eleanor Mills

 

HaWon 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:

June Birthdays!  Celebrating this month are Joyce Downey June 6th, and Elenora Chalkman June 13th, and a Happy Birthday to any others that do not wish to be mentioned! If you would like to be on the birthday recognition please contact Vicki in office.

Vicki is back in office and refreshed. If you have any requests, or bulletin updates please feel free to resume to contact me in the office.

Rita Ames would like to thank everyone that kept her in their thoughts and prayers. Her surgery went well and she is on the road to recovery!

For the first time ever, Camp Douglas Bike Camp will be hosting a new option for the active child who wants a new experience.  Campers must be aged 13-17. There will be 5-8 campers in the Bike camp group. Campers will learn safe biking skills such as signals and bike maintenance. Campers will be transported to nearby trailheads. Campers will also explore different trails that are suitable for their level of riding. Please see the back bulletin board for more info and to register online you can go to www.campdouglas.ca as there are only 8 spots in session.

Please keep note that Larry Eastwood our treasurer, will be out of office on June 17th returning July 7th.  If you have any concerns please contact the office or Rev Dennis Howard in his absence.

Volunteer needed for serving the coffee! The coffee ministry is looking for a volunteer for Sunday July 3rd. Please contact Vicki in office if you could do that one Sunday, Very much appreciated!

Community Notices:

Garage Sale at St. Andrews Anglican Church at 20955 Old Yale Road, Langley BC on Saturday, June 11th at 9am to 3pm. Please see bulletin boards for more info.

Gospel Music Festival Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 6:30pm at Cloverdale Baptist Church 18685 64th avenue and 187 street Surrey BC please see back bulletin for more details.

Previous announcements

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!  Please seriously consider volunteering for the LPC Library. Assistance is needed for book return handling and general displays.  Please contact Marianne Lazaro at lazaro@telus.net or call 604-882-9357.  Thanks!

Continuing on every Wednesday evening, Rev. Dennis Howard is doing a session study and discussion on the Body, Mind & Soul series. Meetings start at the church at 7pm. If you would like to come out and be a part of this study, or you are just interested in a hard copy of the material, please indicate on the sign-up for that copy, or do feel free to join the meeting already in progress.

PCC Mission Moment

The congregation of Langley Presbyterian Church has contributed $800.12 to the Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) program thus far in 2016.  PWS&D provides support for relief and mission work throughout the world.  Some of Langley Presbyterian Church’s PWS&D contributions are directed to Malawi which is still recovering from floods in 2014/15 that left as many as 150,000 people homeless. Your contributions to PWS&D are greatly appreciated and are helping people that are truly in need including those who have lost homes in the Fort McMurray forest fires.To receive email updates on mission and relief work of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, you can link to PWS&D through the PresbyterianChurch in Canada’s web site (presbyterian.ca).

Please see Trevor Fowler for more info on these great achievements!

May 22, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – May 29th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Althea Strudwick & Norma Gueulette Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Trevor Fowler Terry Ames & Bob Johnson
Media No Media No media
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette & Rick James Zhang Rick Penner & Sun Won

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:

Vicki will be out of office Friday May 20th and will be returning Tuesday, May 31st. Please see Rev Dennis for any administrative questions during my time away.

Community Notices:

  Freud’s Last Session On the day England enters World War II, famous psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud and young novelist and Oxford fellow, C.S. Lewis engage in an intellectual and emotionally charged debate about some of life’s biggest questions: love, God, relationships, sex and the meaning of life. As the discussion ensues, the two discover a respect for the other, despite the significant differences of opinion that separate them. A fictional story brimming with humour and insight, this play celebrates friendship and respect as two of the greatest minds from the 20th century tackle the greatest questions of all time. May 20 & 21, 25 – 28, 2016 @ 7:30PM Matinees: May 21 & 28 @ 2:00 PM Please see bulletin for more info.

Session Report

Correspondence                 1. Letter received from Mr. Dougal Shewan regarding the tree which fell on home in recent wind storm.

  • T Fowler will consult with Don Baycroft (congregant) to determine the property line to find out if the fallen tree is on church property or Township of Langley.
  • T Fowler will consult with an Arborist about topping or removing trees on the church property, which are in danger of falling; also will ask for a quote for this work.
  • Clerk T Ames will write a letter to Mr Shewan to explain our plan to reduce the risk of (prevent) trees falling on neighbour’s property.
  1. Phone call received from east neighbour Marie Bremner, regarding our plans to reduce the risk of (prevent) further trees falling.
  • Actions will be shared with M Bremner also.

Finance                                The first quarter of 2016 shows a $900.00 surplus.

Missions                               T Fowler will attend a Syrian Refugee meeting scheduled for April 28, 2016. Langley is worried about housing availability.

Presbytery                          Langley will offer to host a Presbytery dinner for November 01 2016 or June 20, 2017.

Children’s Ministry

  • The lessons for the six-year rotation for children aged five to twelve are nearly finished. We will begin with year one again next September. After all lessons are complete, the cost of the program will diminish because resources, such as books and videos can be reused.
  • In September, five year olds will move from the preschool class into the KidBlast class. Could graduates from the KidBlast class serve as helpers in the preschool class, maybe once a month, with permission from their parents?
    • Rev Howard will investigate as to whether young teens require a criminal check?
  • We shall run a modified Sunday School program throughout the summer. We have videos for the older children that deal with stories we have not included in the six-year sequence

Property

  • The patio railing is complete. The cement stairs will be removed & a wider egress to the driveway off the patio will be developed.

New Business

  • Leading with Care Committee continues to be established.
  • As part of Rev Howard’s continuing education, he is taking the VST summer school course – Bodyshaping: How Scripture Forms Missional Communities July 4-8 2016. Action homologated T Fowler/T Ames.  Agreed
  • Approve the infant baptism of Katherine Powell-Lu requested by her parents Albert Lu & Barbara Powell on May 15, 2016. G Weerts/A McGregor.
  • Session agreed that Rev Howard announce that the Body Mind & Soul Study Guide is available to any in the congregation who wish to receive it. Also Rev Howard will facilitate 5 sessions to discuss the guide, in lieu of bible study. He will summarize in an announcement from the pulpit that the discussion is regarding practising gays being ordained as teaching Elders & it is expected that a decision will not be made until 2018.
  • Pulpit Supply
    • May 29 2016 Rev Dorne Cornish
    • June 19 2016 Andrea Perrett
    • July 10 2016 Rev Dorne Cornish
    • August 14 2016 To be Announced.
  • The congregation Directory will be updated.

 

Next Meeting                     June 03, 2016, 5:30 PM at the church

Previous announcements

Volunteer(s) needed for Serving the coffee! The coffee ministry is looking for a volunteer for Sunday May 22 and for the following next 3 months. Please contact Rev Dennis or Vicki in the office asap. Thanks so much.

May 15, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – May 22th

Greeters: Louise McAree Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Garry & Nancy Hanke Volunteer needed
Counters: Louise McAree & Bob Johnson Elsie Nicholson & Trevor Fowler
Media Patricia Fowler no media
Pre-School

Kidblast

Eleanor Mills & Rebecca

Nance Charron

Norma Gueulette & Rick James Zhang

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:

Vicki will be out of office Friday May 20th and will be returning May 31st. Please see Rev Dennis for any administrative questions during my time away.

Camp Douglas It’s almost that time of year… If you have not registered please see the back table or Dennis for more info! Also a Mega Work Party is being held on Saturday, May 28th, with lunch being provided. If you can make it please do sign up quickly, it is a great opportunity to invite others to this summer highlight! Please see your bulletin insert for complete information.

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Some great news! Shepherd’s House receives a support cheque from the Cooke’s Church Fund.

Community Notices:

  Freud’s Last Session On the day England enters World War II, famous psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud and young novelist and Oxford fellow, C.S. Lewis engage in an intellectual and emotionally charged debate about some of life’s biggest questions: love, God, relationships, sex and the meaning of life. As the discussion ensues, the two discover a respect for the other, despite the significant differences of opinion that separate them. A fictional story brimming with humour and insight, this play celebrates friendship and respect as two of the greatest minds from the 20th century tackle the greatest questions of all time. May 20 & 21, 25 – 28, 2016 @ 7:30PM Matinees: May 21 & 28 @ 2:00 PM Please see bulletin for more info.

Previous announcements

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!  Please seriously consider volunteering for the LPC Library. Assistance is needed for book return handling and general displays.  Please contact Marianne Lazaro at lazaro@telus.net or call 604-882-9357.  Thanks!

Volunteer(s) needed for Serving the coffee! The coffee ministry is looking for a volunteer for Sunday May 22 and for the following next 3 months. Please contact Rev Dennis or Vicki in the office asap. Thanks so much.

Starting on May 18th, Rev. Dennis Howard is going to start a 5 session study and discussion on the Body, Mind & Soul series. It will be held Wednesday evenings at the church starting at 7pm. A sign-up sheet is on the back board. If you would like to come out and be a part of this study, or you are just interested in a hard copy of the material, please indicate on the sign-up.

  1. McMurray Fire Update

Responding to the Fort McMurray Fires

The PCC national office has heard from The Rev. Lisa Aide, minister at Faith Presbyterian Church in Fort McMurray. The people from the congregation have all made it safely out of the city, though they are scattered north and south. They are waiting to hear about the status of their homes, the manse and the school where they worship.
PCC Moderator, the Reverend Karen Horst, has issued a statement encouraging prayers and support for the community.
Donations to support immediate relief and long-term rebuilding for people affected by the fires may be made to Presbyterian World Service & Development for “Alberta Fires”. Funds will be used in consultation with presbyteries and local congregations to support Presbyterian, ecumenical and other relief efforts.
Watch for more updates at presbyterian.ca.

  • Give online and indicate “Alberta Fires”
  • Call 1-800-619-7301 to donate with a credit card
  • Mail a cheque to PWS&D at 50 Wynford Dr. Toronto, ON  M3C 1J7. Indicate the gift is for “Alberta Fires” on the cheque memo line.

PCC Mission Moment

PWS&D Responds to Floods in Pakistan

In 2015, the district of Sajawal in Pakistan experienced the worst flooding in years. Heavy, monsoon rains compounded with melting glaciers in the north washed away homes, roads and infrastructure. Over 200 people lost their lives in the devastating torrent. When waters receded, fields and crops were damaged, meaning many farm families went hungry. In response, Presbyterian World Service & Development, in partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, provided emergency food packages to meet the nutritional needs of over 2,000 families affected by the flood. The food packages—containing flour, legumes, oil and salt—relieved families of hunger for five consecutive months and brought renewed strength to those beginning to rebuild their livelihoods.

PWS&D provides food assistance for families

PWS&D Newsletter

Severe drought caused by one of the most powerful El Niño events in recent history could leave almost 24 million people in Africa in need of food assistance in the coming months.

The United Nations World Food Programme reports that about 14 million people in countries such as Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Swaziland will need food assistance to weather the drought.

The food security situation is deteriorating rapidly, as low rainfall negatively impacts maize crops—a staple part of a standard diet in the area. About 10 million people in Ethiopia will require food assistance, according to the United Nations.

Responding through partners at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, PWS&D is helping provide emergency food rations of maize, beans and oil to 41,000 people in Ethiopia. About 14,000 of those receiving assistance are nursing and pregnant women, and children under the age of five. PWS&D has contributed $30,000 towards the Canadian Foodgrains response and is assessing needs to ensure the most appropriate response with our partners in Malawi.

May 8th, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – May 15th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Garry & Nancy Hanke
Counters: Louise McAree & Elsie Nicholson Louise McAree & Bob Johnson
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette & Rick

Ha Won Kim

Gayle Howard & Rebecca Nance Charron

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:

As most of you have noticed Marg Garratt has returned from New Zealand.  Please do welcome her back home from her 2 month absence if you have not already

The LPC library has been carrying the Presbyterian Record Magazines that goes as far back as 2011. The library will only be keeping the past two years of editions.  If you would like a free copy(s), please feel free to bring them home with you, as the rest are going to be recycled. They are located on the window sill in the library on the north side. We will hang onto them for 1 month and then will recycle them.

Volunteer(s) needed for Serving the coffee! The coffee ministry is looking for a volunteer for Sunday May 22 and for the following next 3 months. Please contact Vicki in the office asap. Thanks so much.

As many of you have heard in the news about the fire in Ft. McMurray, please do keep the town’s people and all who are involved in prayer!

Community Notices:

Have you ever considered redeveloping your church facilities? Have you ever wondered who might help you in such a project? The Presbytery Renewal Committee has invited EDGE to speak to us about these issues at our upcoming May 3 Presbytery meeting, 7:40-8:40 pm. Please encourage interested members of your congregation to attend! See bulletin board for more information.

Vancouver School of Theology presents Religion without Ranting spirituality without stereotypes lecture. It will be held at CHAPEL OF THE EPIPHANY 6030 Chancellor Boulevard UBC on Tuesday May 10, from 09:00 to 4:00pm. Registration required. For more info please see bulletin board.

 Anchors Aweigh!  Join the Camp Douglas Annual Fundraising Dinner at Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No 2 Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 3L7, on Saturday May 14.  Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 6 pm.  Tickets: $15 per adult and $10 per child.  RSVP to Director Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca (please include any dietary restrictions you may have).  Come out for a night of Fun, Food, Fellowship and Entertainment!  For more info see the back bulletin board.

Previous Announcements

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!  Please seriously consider volunteering for the LPC Library. Assistance is needed for book return handling and general displays.  Please contact Marianne Lazaro at lazaro@telus.net or call 604-882-9357.  Thanks!

The next meeting of the Langley Women’s Fellowship Is Wednesday May 11th @ 1 PM at the Church. It will be Show & Tell Come and bring any item old or new and share the story. Something that you made or your Mother or Grandmother OR something that has been handed down in your family. OR something that you made recently. Come and tell us your story. Looking forward to seeing you there & hearing your story. We will close with tea, coffee and refreshments. Please see Betty McLagan for more info.

Starting on May 18th, Rev. Dennis Howard is going to start a 5 session study and discussion on the Body, Mind & Soul series. It will be held Wednesday evenings at the church starting at 7pm. A sign-up sheet is on the back board. If you would like to come out and be a part of this study, or you are just interested in a hard copy of the material, please indicate on the sign-up.

PCC Mission Moment

Serving up support for families in need

This past October, Knox Presbyterian Church in Victoria, BC hosted a dinner to raise funds for communities in need across the globe. Admission to the dinner was $10 with proceeds going towards Presbyterian World Service & Development projects that are helping create positive, sustainable change in developing communities. Over

plates of pasta, each table was offered the chance to pool their money together and choose the projects they wanted to support. “Total money raised was $742 which far exceeded our expectations for such a simple event,” shared The Reverend Laura Kavanagh. By working together, small actions can help vulnerable families overcome challenges and build brighter futures.

PWS&D connects Canadians to the needs of others

May 1, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – May 8th

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Don Baycroft TBA
Media James Zhang Marg Garratt
Pre-School

Kidblast

Erin Weerts & Rick

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

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:

Starting on May 18th, Rev. Dennis Howard is going to start a 5 session study and discussion on the Body, Mind & Soul series. It will be held Wednesday evenings at the church starting at 7pm. A sign-up sheet is on the back board. If you would like to come out and be a part of this study, or you are just interested in a hard copy of the material, please indicate on the sign-up.

LPC Ladies Group is meeting Wednesday May 11th @ 1pm, in the church hall. Please bring something for show & tell. If you have any questions please contact Audrey McGregor at 604 532-6011

VOLUNTEER NEEDED!  Please seriously consider volunteering for the LPC Library. Assistance is needed for book return handling and general displays.  Please contact Marianne Lazaro at lazaro@telus.net or call 604-882-9357.  Thanks!

A big Happy Birthday to any members born in the month of May that may have kept anonymous!

A friendly reminder from the Secretary at LPC. I’ve noticed that the heat has been left on frequently, as the office upstairs overheats as a result of this. Can everyone who touches the thermostat please remember to turn down the heat after each use? Thanks so much!

 

Community Notices:

Have you ever considered redeveloping your church facilities? Have you ever wondered who might help you in such a project? The Presbytery Renewal Committee has invited EDGE to speak to us about these issues at our upcoming May 3 Presbytery meeting, 7:40-8:40 pm. Please encourage interested members of your congregation to attend! See bulletin board for more information.

Vancouver School of Theology presents Religion without Ranting spirituality without stereotypes lecture. It will be held at CHAPEL OF THE EPIPHANY 6030 Chancellor Boulevard UBC on Tuesday May 10, from 09:00 to 4:00pm. Registration required. For more info please see bulletin board.

 Anchors Aweigh!  Join the Camp Douglas Annual Fundraising Dinner at Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No 2 Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 3L7, on Saturday May 14.  Doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 6 pm.  Tickets: $15 per adult and $10 per child.  RSVP to Director Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca (please include any dietary restrictions you may have).  Come out for a night of Fun, Food, Fellowship and Entertainment!  For more info see the back bulletin board.

Previous announcements

Good News – The treasurer reports that as of the end of March we had a $900 surplus. This means givings exceeded expenditures by $900. We thank God for this good news and you all for your faithful giving.

PCC Mission Moment

Small but faithful

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing help support St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. The congregation was formed in 1910, and theirs was the first church building in the emerging pulp and paper town. It has always been difficult to attract and keep a minister in this isolated area, so the laity has taken a strong leadership role in the church and community over the years. Services with the Rev. Dr. Ian Wishart, the interim moderator, take place once a month. Ian visits for 2 full days so that he can lead a Sunday service and make pastoral visits to nursing homes and to those unable to attend worship. Although small, the congregation remains active, faithfully supporting the church and

valuing its place both in the town of Grand Falls-Windsor and the wider faith community of Presbyterians in Canada.

Presbyterians Sharing helps small, rural churches thrive

PWS&D Newsletter

On Saturday, April 16, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the northern coast of Ecuador. It’s the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 36 years. Current news reports are listing over 400 people dead and over 2,500 injured—with both numbers expected to rise.

Rescue efforts continue as many remain trapped under rubble. Entire communities have been destroyed and infrastructure has been widely damaged. A state of emergency has been declared.

PWS&D will be responding through the ACT Alliance. ACT members have deployed staff to the affected areas to support local partners, assess need and determine the most appropriate and effective response. Major needs will include food, water, shelter, medical supplies, essential non-food items, and psychosocial support.

To contribute to PWS&D’s response, please mark your donation “Ecuador Earthquake.”

April 24, 2016

SERVING TODAY: NEXT WEEK – MAY 1ST
Greeters: Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Gary Weerts & Terry Ames Elsie Nicholson & Don Baycroft
Media Ha Won Kim James Zhang
Pre-School
Kidblast Norma Gueulette
Nancy Hantke Erin Weerts & Rick
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:
Session Notes
-Moved by Eleanor Mills that announcements be placed in the bulletin reminding congregants that Shepherd’s House is one of our mission and outreach projects.
-Need to make list for volunteers for Youth Group. Dennis & Trevor have attended meetings for sustainable Youth. Currently there is not enough manpower. Hopefully their planned meetings with parents and guardians will help with recruitment. Suggestion of involving Trinity Western TWU students was made. -As part of his continuing education work Dennis has joined a Planned Giving mentoring group sponsored by Presbyterian College in Montreal. The group is headed by Herb Gale former general secretary of Planned Giving for the PCC. The first meeting of this group is in June 2016. The object of the group is to train ministers in developing appropriate stewardship programs for their congregations.
-Trevor Fowler has been attending community meetings concerning the settlement of Syrian refugees in the Langley area if there is an overflow from Surrey.
-Session participated in a retreat in Feb where we began the process of discerning the mission of Langley Presbyterian Church.
-Elders’ Districts have been redistributed as a result of three new elders joining session.
-Camp Douglas Youth Retreat – May 27-29, 2016. Rev Howard is cooking. The Rev. Dorne Cornish will fill the LPC pulpit on May 29. Rev Howard will act as Camp Douglas Chaplain July 10-15, 2016.
-Rev Howard will preach July 17 at LPC.Minister’s last vacation week for 2016 is August 7-13.

A big thank you to Isabel Barrie for bringing those lovely scones every week.
We enjoy them and appreciate all the work you put in.

Good News – The treasurer reports that as of the end of March we had a $900 surplus. This means givings exceeded expenditures by $900. We thank God for this good news and you all for your faithful giving.
COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Vancouver School of Theology presents Religion without Ranting spirituality without stereotypes lecture. It will be held at CHAPEL OF THE EPIPHANY
6030 Chancellor Boulevard UBC on Tuesday May 10, from 09:00 to 4:00pm. Registration required. For more info please see bulletin board.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday Readers needed! There is a new sign-up sheet for the month of May. From May on we are planning on having a reader every week. Please join up by putting your name down as a reader if you are available to do so. And thank you to all the previous readers who participate!

The Prayer Chain is expanding! If you feel a desire to join the prayer group that is working behind the scenes at Langley Presbyterian Church or perhaps you feel time to move on to another area of service please see the back bulletin board and either add your name or delete your name from the list. Do remember that it is Prayer that changes things!

LPC’s Youth Group fundraising reminder! Please bring your empty bottles and cans to be recycled at Langley Recycling Depot 20137 Industrial Avenue Langley BC behind Save-on Foods Fraser Hwy. Tell them it is for Langley Presbyterian Youth Group
Account # 551 and thanks to all that have been doing so!
Do plan a head! On May 27–29th it will be the annual Camp Douglas work party! Save the date! And expect a great time.
Please pick up your registration form from the back table and return to Rev Dennis.

PCC Mission Moment
Nepal Earthquake – One Year Later
When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015—one year ago—it seemed to Saraswati Purkoti that all hope was lost. The single mother lost her home and livelihood in the tragic disaster. “I was cutting grass with my son when the earth started trembling. We hugged each other, crying,” she shares. With support from Presbyterian World Service & Development, Saraswati has been provided with seeds and tools to build a greenhouse. She is now earning a steady income as a vegetable farmer and her children no longer go to bed hungry. PWS&D, in collaboration with partners at the ACT
Alliance, is helping people touched by this tragedy rebuild their livelihoods and find the strength to move forward.
PWS&D provides support after natural disasters.

April 17, 2016

SERVING TODAY: NEXT WEEK – APRIL 24TH
Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Bob Johnson Gary Weerts & Terry Ames
Media Patricia Ha Won Kim
Pre-School
Kidblast Eleanor Mills
Ha Won Kim Norma Gueulette
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:

On behalf of the LPC congregation a special thank you goes out to Leroy Nigh and Trevor Fowler for tearing down and replacing the outside railing and stairs to follow. A lot of hard work went into that project, you are greatly appreciated!

Another special thanks to Margaret Serviss for bringing the flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter and everyone that helped our Easter Service be a success! A very busy time preparing

LPC’s Youth Group fundraising reminder! Please bring your empty bottles and cans to be recycled at Langley Recycling Depot 20137 Industrial Avenue Langley BC behind Save-on Foods Fraser Hwy. Tell them it is for Langley Presbyterian Youth Group
Account # 551 and thanks to all that have been doing so!

The Prayer Chain is expanding! If you feel a desire to join the prayer group that is working behind the scenes at Langley Presbyterian Church or perhaps you feel time to move on to another area of service please see the back bulletin board and either add your name or delete your name from the list. Do remember that it is Prayer that changes things!
Sunday Readers needed! There is a new sign-up sheet for the month of May. From May on we are planning on having a reader every week. Please join up by putting your name down as a reader if you are available to do so. And thank you to all the previous readers who participate!

For your info,the April edition of Presbyterian Record is in and is on the back table.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Vancouver School of Theology presents Religion without Ranting spirituality without stereotypes lecture. It will be held at CHAPEL OF THE EPIPHANY
6030 Chancellor Boulevard UBC on Tuesday May 10, from 09:00 to 4:00pm. Registration required. For more info please see bulletin board.

Ladies’ Retreat (35th year) at Camp Douglas June 21 – 24 2016. Theme “Unopened Gifts”. Speaker Rev. Wendy Adams. The Ladies Retreat was established in 1982 as a retreat for the women of our Presbytery and their friends. Lovely walks in the woods or along the beach are a source of serenity and provide a time of peace. Come and discover the beauty of our church camp. In the lovely settings of this camp we will be encouraged to give thanks to our Creator God. Please see the bulletin for more info and registration.
Church wide Presbyterian Women’s Gathering: Rooted in Love Join hundreds of women as they come together for fun, worship, and fellowship at the 2017 Women’s Gathering. Rooted in Love will be an opportunity to be uplifted, renewed, revived, and transformed. Information and registration packages and information are on the back table. Plan to be there May 19-22, 2017, Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON. For more information, email: womensgathering@presbyterian.ca.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Do plan a head! On May 27–29th it will be the annual Camp Douglas work party! Save the date! And expect a great time. Please pick up your registration form from the back table and return to Rev Dennis.

PCC Mission Moment
April 22 is Earth Day
On his farm in the western highlands of Guatemala, Juan Ramirez Cardon was very reliant on the use of chemicals and costly fertilizers to grow enough food to provide for his family. But the expense soon became more than he could bear. Juan worried about how he could continue feeding his family. All that has changed now because of a Presbyterian World Service & Development program helping farmers in the region increase their yields while preserving the soil. Juan learned about seed selection and diversifying crops—methods that are yielding significant results and diminishing the need for fertilizers. He is sharing his knowledge of soil-healthy farming so more people can grow a variety of food for their families for many years to come.
PWS&D helps farmers care for creation

PWS&D Newsletter
“I am lucky that I joined this group”
Standing with her family in their modest home in Malawi, Tickiness Makwakwa is beaming with pride.
“Poverty is reduced in my family,” she shares, her smile wide. “My grandchildren are going to school and my life has changed.”
For Tickiness, this is a significant accomplishment and one she would have never thought possible.
Tickiness was burdened by poverty before she started caring for her two orphaned grandchildren. It then became nearly impossible for her to meet her family’s needs.
Tickiness resorted to asking her neighbours for food, but her pleas were ignored. “When they saw me approaching their homes they would hide their salt so that I would not ask.”
Tickiness was unable to pay her grandchildren’s school fees, and this worried her most of all. She knew that without a proper education they would suffer as she had—and the cycle of poverty would endure.
Reversing the Cycle
Tickiness joined a village savings and loans group through a PWS&D-supported program in her community. Working together, members of the group save and access small loans. With these loans, they are empowered to meet their basic needs and improve the living conditions of their families.
“It is very easy for me to get a loan from my group because I am among people who know and trust me,” shares Tickiness.
The experience has been truly transformative. Tickiness no longer begs for her meals. She is sending her grandchildren to school and is filled with hope knowing that she is helping them create brighter futures.
“What would I have done were it not for the village savings and loans group?” says Tickiness. “This project is a blessing and this group is like family to me. The cycle of poverty has definitely been reversed because of what is happening now.”

April 10, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – April 17th

Greeters: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette & Althea
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louse McAree Trevor Fowler &  Bob Johnson
Media Volunteer Needed Patricia
Pre-School

Kidblast

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

James Zhang

Eleanor Mills

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:

Financial Report – Good News, our Treasurer Larry Eastwood, reports that as of the end of March envelope giving is on target with budget projections and expenses are lower than estimated. So we ran a modest $900 surplus for the first quarter of the year. For this we are grateful to God. Grateful for God’s faithfulness and for the faithful response of everyone in the congregation who have heard and responded to God’s call to financially support the ministry of Langley  Presbyterian Church.

On Sunday April 17th, representatives from Camp Douglas will join us for worship! We will take up a special offering that day as Camp Douglas needs extra help this year having lost their major tenant.

From the office at Langley Presbyterian Church, I just wanted to thank everyone that I have come into contact with for all your help, encouragement, little chats, and friendly faces. LPC has the most welcoming people ever! Loving my new position here Vicki Church Administrator

Just a reminder about Canadian Tire Money: We are still collecting Canadian Tire Money for Camp Douglas.  We send it each year before camp starts so that they can purchase supplies.  Just put it in the collection plate. Thanks so much!

Looking for April’s edition of The Light Mazazine? The newest edition  is on the back table.

Community Notices:

LPC attenders are invited to participate in this year’s Hike for Life on Saturday, May 7th. All proceeds will go to opening a new crisis pregnancy centre in downtown Langley: Hope for Women Pregnancy Services. Walk/Run on any day,
Family fun activities include balloons, face painting and even a bouncy castle. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable morning for a great cause!

Ladies’ Retreat (35th year) at Camp Douglas June 21 – 24 2016. Theme “Unopened Gifts”. Speaker Rev. Wendy Adams. The Ladies Retreat was established in 1982 as a retreat for the women of our Presbytery and their friends. Lovely walks in the woods or along the beach are a source of serenity and provide a time of peace. Come and discover the beauty of our church camp. In the lovely settings of this camp we will be encouraged to give thanks to our Creator God. Please see the bulletin for more info and registration.

Church wide Presbyterian Women’s Gathering: Rooted in Love Join hundreds of women as they come together for fun, worship, and fellowship at the 2017 Women’s Gathering. Rooted in Love will be an opportunity to be uplifted, renewed, revived, and transformed.

Information and registration packages and information are on the back table. Plan to be there May 19-22, 2017, Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON. For more information, email: womensgathering@presbyterian.ca.

Previous announcements

Just a reminder about the Presbyterian Woman of Faith award will be given to women who are part of The Presbyterian Church in Canada who should be honoured either for faithful service, a specific accomplishment, or a lifetime of achievement. The brochures are on the back table Deadline is November 30th please start thinking about your nomination.

Do plan a head! On May 27–29th it will be the annual Camp Douglas work party! Save the date! And expect a great time. Please pick up your registration form from the back table and return to Rev Dennis.

PCC Mission Moment

Serving God in Guatemala

Presbyterians Sharing supports Chantel Cole, an International Development Studies student who is on a ten-month work placement in Guatemala. Chantel is a Program Assistant with the community-based Maya-Mam Association for Research and Development, a PWS&D partner organization. AMMID’s work is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people – particularly the Maya-Mam indigenous community – in the town of Comitancillo. This community, much like other indigenous communities in Guatemala, has historically been marginalized. Chantel shares, “The people of Comitancillo have been warm, kindhearted, great-spirited and supporting. They have opened up their little town to me and have made me feel very welcome here and for that, I am sincerely grateful.”

Presbyterians Sharing helps students gain hands-on experience

In many vulnerable communities across the globe, limited access to clean water exacerbates poverty and perpetuates significant challenges—including disease, food insecurity and poor nutrition.

Staggeringly, this is the case for one in nine people worldwide.

On World Water Day, we pray for communities suffering from inadequate access to clean water. For more info please see bulletin board.

April 3, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – April 10th

Greeters: Rev DJ Kim Terry & Rita Ames
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Elsie Nicholson Elsie Nicholson & Louse McAree
Media James Zhang No Media
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette

Eleanor Mills

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

James Zhang

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 Month of April Birthday Celebrations in our congregation are as follows: Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen Apr 24th, George Serviss Apr 27th, and Murial Morgan is also Apr 27th. If you get a chance to celebrate these April babies please do! If you would like to be added to the birthday sign-up sheet I will leave it up in the back or just pop me an email at office@langleypresybterian.ca

Just a reminder about the Presbyterian Woman of Faith award will be given to women who are part of The Presbyterian Church in Canada who should be honoured either for faithful service, a specific accomplishment, or a lifetime of achievement. The brochures are on the back table Deadline is November 30th please start thinking about your nomination.

Community Notices:

Ladies’ Retreat (35th year) at Camp Douglas June 21 – 24 2016. Theme “Unopened Gifts”. Speaker Rev. Wendy Adams. The Ladies Retreat was established in 1982 as a retreat for the women of our Presbytery and their friends. Lovely walks in the woods or along the beach are a source of serenity and provide a time of peace. Come and discover the beauty of our church camp. In the lovely settings of this camp we will be encouraged to give thanks to our Creator God. Please see the bulletin for more info and registration.

Church wide Presbyterian Women’s Gathering: Rooted in Love Join hundreds of women as they come together for fun, worship, and fellowship at the 2017 Women’s Gathering. Rooted in Love will be an opportunity to be uplifted, renewed, revived, and transformed Information and registration packages and information are on the back table. Plan to be there May 19-22, 2017, Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON. For more information, email: womensgathering@presbyterian.ca.

The Hub A Place for Presbyterian Women to Gather, join the online community for woman to share their faith.  For more info please go to www.womensHUB.ca or see the bulletin poster

Previous announcement

Langley Presbyterian Business Cards are in! Please see Rev. Dennis Howard if you are interested in sharing our church with your friends and family

Do plan a head! On May 27–29th it will be the annual Camp Douglas work party! Save the date! And expect a great time. Please pick up your registration form from the back table and return to Rev Dennis.

PCC Mission Moment

April 7 is World Health Day

In Canada, the news of pregnancy often brings joy and hope to expecting mothers. But in Malawi and Afghanistan—where maternal and child mortality rates are among the highest in the world—it is difficult for many women to get the support they need for a healthy pregnancy. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to improve health services and overcome cultural barriers that prevent women from receiving necessary pre and postnatal care. Health facilities are being established and upgraded and more birth attendants are being trained. Communities are being taught about the importance of healthy family relationships and the needs of mothers, newborns and children. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and children and empower communities to grow healthier.PWS&D helps mothers and babies lead healthy lives

PWS&D Newsletter

In many vulnerable communities across the globe, limited access to clean water exacerbates poverty and perpetuates significant challenges—including disease, food insecurity and poor nutrition.     Staggeringly, this is the case for one in nine people worldwide. On World Water Day, we pray for communities suffering from inadequate access to clean water. For more info please see bulletin board.

March 27, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – April 3,th

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Rev DJ Kim
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: TBA Don Baycroft & Louise McAree
Media Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner & Erin Weerts or Brent Weerts

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

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:

Prayer Chain  information posters are on the bulletin boards for how to go about connecting with the members looking after your prayer request. For more information please speak to one of our pastoral care committee members or to Rev. Dennis Howard

Elizabeth Szamoskozi has asked to send a very heartfelt thank you to the Langley Presbyterian Church Congregation for remembering her in prayer! She is feeling better day by day and really wanted everyone to know that she is thankful for everyone

Langley Presbyterian Business Cards are in! Please see Rev. Dennis Howard if you are interested in sharing our church with your friends and family

Community Notices:

2329 Crescent Way. Tickets & info at House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. Group rates available! Please see poster on bulletin for more details

The Live theatre Production Qwalena on Wednesday April 6th 1:00 & 7pm at Kerrisdale Presbyterian church is about the wild woman who steal children in a unique production. You will learn about inter-generational impact of Indian residential

March 20, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Mar 27th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts TBA
Media Patricia Ha-Won Kim
Pre-School

Kidblast

Eleanor Mills

Betty McLagan & Rick Penner

Rick Penner & Erin Weerts or Brent Weerts

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:

Spring is here! I hope all the young families and grandparents are enjoying spring break with your children. Blessings to the Langley Presbyterian Congregation

Thank you so much to all the people that came out to help clean up after the windstorm! It certainly was a task to clean. You are appreciated! And thank you Louise McAree for heading up this group!

AGM finance revision is here! Please get your copy from Rev Dennis Howard.

Choir Practices For all those that are a part of the Easter Choir I have posted the dates and times for rehearsals. Please check your emails and see the bulletin board for the complete schedule!

Eyeglass Recycling:  Our church collects used eyeglasses and sunglasses for Lions International.  These glasses are then checked and sent overseas.  The box is in the bookcase at the back of the church.  DO NOT INCLUDE HARD CASES.

Prayer Chain  information posters are on the bulletin boards for how to go about connecting with the members looking after your prayer request. For more information please speak to one of our pastoral care committee members or to Rev. Dennis Howard

Langley Presbyterian Business Cards are in! Please see Rev. Dennis Howard if you are interested in sharing our church with your friends and family

Community Notices:

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Schoolhouse, an inspiring Canadian play by Leanna Brodie. Set in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Canada in the late 1930’s, young and precocious new teacher, Melita Linton, faces the ultimate challenge when a troubled student joins her class. A story of redemption and hope that celebrates both seeing the best in others and the teachers who have had a positive impact in our lives.  Runs April 8 & 9, 13 – 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM with discount matinees April 9 & 16 @ 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. Tickets & info at House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. Group rates available! Please see poster on bulletin for more details

The Live theatre Production Qwalena on Wednesday April 6th 1:00 & 7pm at Kerrisdale Presbyterian church is about the wild woman who steal children in a unique production. You will learn about inter-generational impact of Indian residential schools on indigenous people in Canada. Discussion to follow presentation. Admission is free.

Previous announcement

Maundy Thursday Potluck will be on March 24th, at 5:30pm.  Communion service will be at 6:50 and Tenebrae Service at 7:15pm The Good Friday Service will be held on March 25th at 10:00am.Thank you for the volunteers that have signed up for the potluck and for the Easter Tenebrae Service, however, we are still in need of helpers! The Sign-up sheet is still on the back board so after service if you could add your name if you are interested in participating!

For the potluck, if you can bring your own dishes and cutlery. Lastly, please do not forget to invite your friends and family to this upcoming Holy Week.

Do plan a head! On May 27–29th it will be the annual Camp Douglas work party! Save the date! And expect a great time. Please pick up your registration form from the back table and return to Rev Dennis.

 

PCC Mission Moment

March 22 is World Water Day

One way our church is helping vulnerable families lead healthier lives is by improving their access to clean water. In Lyness’s village in Malawi, inadequate toilets led to the contamination of open water sources and the spread of illnesses like diarrhea. But all that has changed. A Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported program helped build sanitation platforms in Lyness’s village. These platforms improve the cleanliness of the latrine, its safety and ease of use. “My family no longer suffers from diarrhea as a result of poor sanitation and hygiene,” shares Lyness. Clean water and proper sanitation facilities are improving the health and well-being of vulnerable communities in our global village.

PWS&D Newsletter

World Water Day is March 22

In many vulnerable communities across the globe, limited access to clean water exacerbates poverty and perpetuates significant challenges—including disease, food insecurity and poor nutrition.

Staggeringly, this is the case for one in nine people worldwide.

On World Water Day, we pray for communities suffering from inadequate access to clean water. For more info please see bulletin board.

March 13, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Mar 20th

Greeters: Louise McAree Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts
Media Vicki Rawlings & Lamar Patricia
Pre-School

Kidblast

Nancy Hantke

HaWon Kim

Eleanor Mills

Betty McLagan & 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:

The AGM  will be held right after church today. Please pick up your Annual Report copy on the back table if you have not done so already.

Choir Practices For all those that are a part of the Easter Choir I have posted the dates and times for rehearsals. Please check your emails and see the bulletin board for the complete schedule!

The March Publication of the Light is in. Please see the back table in the church for your free copy.

Eyeglass Recycling:  Our church collects used eyeglasses and sunglasses for Lions International.  These glasses are then checked and sent overseas.  The box is in the bookcase at the back of the church.  DO NOT INCLUDE HARD CASES.

Do plan a head! On May 27–29th it will be the annual Camp Douglas work party! Save the date! And expect a great time. Please pick up your registration form from the back table and return to Rev Dennis.

Community Notices:

MULTI-FAITH SYMPOSIUM ON REFUGEE SETTLEMENT

Friday March 18th from 9am – 12pm in Epiphany Chapel

Join us for a timely and fascinating symposium entitled Our Home and Native Land? A Multi-faith Symposium on Refugee Settlement with Keynote speaker: Dr. Harold Troper, co-author of None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948. With commentators representing Islamic, Jewish, and Indigenous Christian traditions.

This is a free, public event, but please RSVP by Wednesday, March 16th tointerreligiousstudies@vst.edu Please see our bulletin for more info!

Hope For Women Dessert Concert – April 15th, 7:30pm
Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the 2nd Annual Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring ‘A Guy and A Girl’ with ‘Royal Coyote;.  A freewill offering will be taken to support the lifesaving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services. Friday, April 15th at Hillcity Church, 3970 Gladwin Road.  Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-853-0303, email info@hopeforwomen.ca, or visit our website at hopeforwomen.ca. Please see back bulletin board for more info.

The Live theatre Production Qwalena on Wednesday April 6th 1:00 & 7pm at Kerrisdale Presbyterian church is about the wild woman who steal children in a unique production. You will learn about inter-generational impact of Indian residential schools on indigenous people in Canada. Discussion to follow presentation. Admission is free.

Previous announcements

 Maundy Thursday Potluck will be on March 24th, at 5:30pm.  Communion service will be at 6:50 and Tenebrae Service at 7:15pm there is a sign-up sheet for the potluck and for the Easter Tenebrae Service.  Please see back board for both sheets, and don’t forget to invite your friends and family to this upcoming Holy Week.

Easter Offerings in the Sessions meeting, it has been decided that the LPC Easter offering will be divided evenly between Shepherds House and the Chaplaincy at Langley Memorial Hospital. Thank you for your continual giving!

Thank you to the people that have added their names to the birthday sign-up sheet. I will be leaving it up for one more week to give everyone a chance that has not done so to do. If you decide at a later time that you would like to be added please feel free to email me at the office and let me know you would like to be on!

PCC Mission Moment

A small light in a dark place

Presbyterians Sharing supports Joel & Rebecca Sherbino as they serve in Malawi with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Blantyre Synod. Joel is Associate Pastor at the Ndirande Kachere CCAP church and Associate Prison Chaplain for Blantyre Synod. Rebecca works with PWS&D partners, assisting project staff with reporting and proposal development. She has been helping with the PWS&D-supported Tidzalerana Club which reaches out to some of the most vulnerable members of the community – those with disabilities. Over 100 men, women and children of all ages gather together once a week to hear a Bible teaching, sing, play games and do crafts together, support one another, and to eat a nourishing snack. Rebecca shares, “I can’t address all of their needs for food, medicine and support. But I can be a small light in a dark place. And really, that’s all that God asks us to be.”

Presbyterians Sharing supports international mission staff

March 6, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Mar 13th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Don Baycroft & Elsie Nicholson Bob Johnson & Louise McAree
Media James Zhang Vicki Rawlings & Lamar
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner TBA

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:

   Remember to turn your clocks ahead either Saturday before you go to bed or officially Sunday, March 13 @ 2:00am.

Just a reminder, Bible Studies are held every second Tuesday each month. The next study at the church will be held on March 15th at  10:00am. Come on out for fellowship and the word and be refreshed! Please see the google calendar on the bulletin board for dates.

Maundy Thursday Potluck will be on March 24th, at 5:30pm this month.  There will be a sign-up sheet for the potluck and for the Easter Tenebrae Service.  Please see back board for both sheets.

Easter Offerings in the Sessions meeting, it has been decided that the LPC Easter offering will be divided evenly between Shepherds House and the Chaplaincy at Langley Memorial Hospital. Thank you for your continual giving!

THANK YOU! To the Langley Presbyterian Congregation Betty McLagan wanted to give a very sincere thanks for the birthday Cyclamen plant. It was just beautiful! And thanks for remembering her birthday.

New News! Starting this month I am going to be posting the congregation members birthday’s once a month at the beginning of each month as a way to celebrate one another and bringing recognition that you are appreciated and valued! If you are interested in this, I will be posting a sign-up sheet and would love everyone to put your name and date of birth only as we all know age is only a number J so please do not feel shy and let’s love one another in this time. And on that note, I would like to mention that it is our Rev. Dennis Howards Birthday this month!

Coming soon to a theatre near you! God’s Not Dead 2 Have you ever wondered what it would’ve been like to be Mary and Joseph, raising such an extraordinary child? Or, have you ever wondered what Jesus was like when he was young? Did he know who he really was? What could’ve happened during the first 32 years of his life?

The Young Messiah aims to explore all of those questions and shine a light on what could have been. It presents a fascinating, extra-Biblical, yet historically accurate, account of what could have occurred during Jesus’ childhood, encouraging conversations and deep questions. Hits theatres, March 11, 2016.

 

Community Notices:

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall is having a Tea Party!

On Saturday, March 12 at 11 am It is a Teddy Bear Tea – a special event for children and their spring break care-givers, grandparents, aunties and uncles . . .. . . Cost: by donation. You can RSVP St. Andrew’s office at 604-534-6514 or email at standrewslangley@shaw.ca. Please see notice on bulletin board.

 

Previous announcements

Just a reminder that the AGM this year will be held after church Sunday March 13th. Please keep this date!

 

The Annual Report is in! Please get your copy from the back table at the back of the church.

If there is one out there, please contact Isabel Evans 604-241-9391 or Rev. Mary Fontaine 604-274-3112.  Or see Bev Feick for more information

 

PCC Mission Moment

March 8 is International Women’s Day

Simiona, Santa, Isaura and Leona are Maya-Mam women living in Guatemala. Unfortunately, like many other indigenous women striving to provide for their families, they are faced with discrimination, unequal treatment and the unrelenting cycle of poverty. Through the local Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported group called United for Development, however, their lives have transformed. They are learning how to properly raise livestock, produce organic fertilizers and diversify crops to increase their yields. After receiving training in small business development, they are also empowered to use their household income to support their families and community. Through the program, Simiona, Santa, Isaura and Leona are inspired to claim their rights and make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of those around them.

PWS&D supports women’s empowerment

 

PWS&D Newsletter

On March 8th 2016 is INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY. It is a day to celebrate the gains women are making in their struggle for equality, peace and development. Around the world many women and girls live in poverty.  Too often, they face limitations that prevent them from building sustainable livelihoods and making a positive difference in their lives and the lives of those around them. For more information see the bulletin board for brochure.

February 28, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Mar 6thh

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Louise McAree Don Baycroft & Elsie Nicholson
Media Marg Garratt James Zhang
Pre-School

Kidblast

Patricia

James & Esther

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:

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 Alex McGregor (Chair Person) Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net or Audrey McGregor.

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

Easter Season Choir This season the Easter choir is looking for new and old members to join.  There will be a meeting in front of the church immediately after service.  Please talk to Ella-Marie.

Hummingbird Ministries needs our help If anyone has an old, fairly up to date computer in good working order that they are not using and would like to donate for a good cause? Hummingbird Ministries is looking for one to be used to help with the printing of brochures and pamphlets.

If there is one out there, please contact Isabel Evans 604-241-9391 or Rev. Mary Fontaine 604-274-3112.  Or see Bev Feick for more information

Prayer Chain Our church has an active prayer chain. If you would like to be on the prayer chain or have prayer requests please contact Vicki in the office.

 

Community Notices:

Today’s Modern woman of faith conference 2016

Saturday March 5th 5-8pm doors open at 4:30pm at Chandos Pattison Auditorium @ Pacific Academy School Surrey BC.  Ticket price is $25.00 but if you go online and enter discount code FIFTYOFF you will receive a 50% discount.  Please see the bulletin board for more information. There are 2 free tickets to the first person who is interested. Please see Vicki

 

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall is having a Tea Party!

On Saturday, March 12 at 11 am It is a Teddy Bear Tea – a special event for children and their spring break care-givers, grandparents, aunties and uncles . . .. . . Cost: by donation. You can RSVP St. Andrew’s office at 604-534-6514 or email at standrewslangley@shaw.ca. Please see notice on bulletin board.

 

Previous announcements

Our AGM this year will be held after church Sunday March 13th.

The Annual Report is in! Please get your copy from the back table at the back of the church.

 

LCP Library:  A new library book / DVD display is up in the LPC Library.  Please be sure to check these items out, and use them as aids for our 40-day journey of reflection during Lent.

 

A reminder..The Presbyterian Church of Canada is offering  a Woman of Faith award,  please see the brochure on the bulletin for eligibility. Deadline is November 30th.

 

The World Day of Prayer this year will be held on Friday, March 4th at 1:30 pm at the United Churches of Langley   21562 Old Yale Road. We welcome everyone to this service and if you need more information please speak to Ella Marie Weerts.

 

PCC Mission Moment

Building community – Presbyterians Sharing supports Two Rivers Church in Guelph, Ontario as it engages people in the community “where they are at”, in neutral spaces. Some of the initiatives launched this past year include a musical Kitchen Party, Theology in the Dark (movies) and Theology by the Glass (pub gatherings), a bicycle event, a community garden, a book club and potluck dinners hosted in people’s homes. These events make others aware of the church’s presence in the city and have resulted in new members and participants in church programs. By making connections, the community is strengthened. Recently, Two Rivers members joined with neighbours to sponsor a Syrian refugee family! Pray for Two Rivers church as it continues to reach out and make a difference.

Presbyterians Sharing builds community

 

PWS&D Newsletter

On March 8th 2016 is INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY. It is a day to celebrate the gains women are making in their struggle for equality, peace and development. Around the world many women and girls live in poverty.  Too often, they face limitations that prevent them from building sustainable livelihoods and making a positive difference in their lives and the lives of those around them. For more information see the bulletin board for brochure.

February 21, 2016

Serving Today:                                                            Next Week – Feb. 28th

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette & Althea
Counters: Don Baycroft Terry Ames Trevor Fowler & Louise McAree
Media Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Pre-School

Kidblast

Marilyn Crace

Nancy Hantke

Patricia

James & Esther

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 flowers this week are in loving memory of Elaine Murray, loved mother & grandmother of Bev & Jason Feick.

The Grounds Clean-up will be held on Saturday February 27th. @ 9:30am, weather permitting, if that does not work we will try for Saturday March 5th. Please contact Louise @ 604-530-6097 or the office if they plan to attend and which date would work best. The clean- up is mainly for collecting all the branches . If you are able to help there is a sign up sheet on the back bulletin board.

LCP Library:  A new library book / DVD display is up in the LPC Library.  Please be sure to check these items out, and use them as aids for our 40-day journey of reflection during Lent.

  • New Greeting Roster: For your information, Marilyn & Ben Crace have offered to greet as the need arises.

Our AGM this year will be held after church Sunday March 13th.

I wanted to thank everyone for the lovely lunch and gorgeous pendant you gave me.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my years at LPC and will be here for the next two Sundays and then will see you all in May.  We leave for NZ on March 2nd and Scott’s Wedding is March 29th in Wellington – will send a picture!    Marg

  • I also want to give a big Thank You to Norma Gueulette for offering to deliver the food to the food bank.

A friendly reminder, if you currently have Canadian Tire money that you are not using, we are taking them as a donation toward the upcoming  Camp Douglas supplies. You can place them in the offering plate.

Once again, The Presbyterian Church of Canada is offering a  Woman of Faith award  please see the brochure on the bulletin for eligibility Deadline is November 30th.

Previous announcements

The World Day of Prayer this year will be held on Friday, March 4th at 1:30 pm at the United Churches of Langley   21562 Old Yale Road. We welcome everyone to this service and if you need more information please speak to Ella Marie Weerts.

Upcoming Concert of gospel classics at Brentwood Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The Sojourners sing gospel classics tickets $20 at the door. See the bulletin board for more information.

Brentwood Presbyterian Church is hosting Lenten conversations on Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00 during Lent. See the bulletin board for a list of speakers.

The Latest Copy of Renewal News is on the bulletin board

PCC Mission Moment

February 20 is World Day of Social Justice

Presbyterian World Service & Development works with global partners to combat injustices and protect the rights of women, children, farmers, refugees and persons with disabilities. At the Garu Community Based Rehabilitation Centre in Ghana, local partners empower and teach vocational skills to people with disabilities so that they can achieve their full potential. When Lamisi injured her spine and lost the ability to walk, she thought all hope was lost. After her surgery, she received physical therapy and a pair of crutches at Garu. She was also offered training in small business development. Lamisi now owns a shop and is earning enough to meet her needs. Lamisi is filled with thanks for the support to continue living a full, productive life.

PWS&D empowers people living with disabilities

Community Notices:

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Road Langley is offering a one day retreat on Saturday March 5th 9:30 – 3:00 pm by donation. For further info please see the bulletin board.

We are having a Donor Appreciation Event and are hoping you could post or include in your announcements the following details.  We look forward to meeting our donors and showing them around the food bank.

Save the Date of March 3, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Langley Food Bank Board, volunteers and staff would like to invite all current and past donors to drop in to our open house.  This evening is being hosted in appreciation of the strong support received from all over the Langley Community for the last 25 years.  A short presentation of appreciation will be made at 6:30pm as well as tours of the distribution centre and warehouse will be offered. Refreshments and cookies will be available.

The address is: 5678 203rd Street, Call Bonnie at 604-533-0671 or email: bonnie@langleyfoodbank.com RSVP appreciated!”

February 14, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                Next Week – Feb. 21st

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Don Baycroft Terry Ames
Media Ha Won Kim Patricia
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma & Rick

Eleanor

 Nancy

 

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:

Church Clean Up   Louise would like to have an outdoor cleanup of the grounds on Saturday, February 20th at 9am ONLY if it is Not raining.

The World Day of Prayer this year will be held on Friday, March 4th at  1:30 pm at the United Churches of Langley   21562 Old Yale Road. We welcome everyone to this service and if you would like to participate in a reading please speak to Ella Marie Weerts.

Bev Feick and Rev. Dennis are walking in the “Coldest Night of the Year” on February 20th raising money for Shepherd’s House who provide meals & worship service every Friday evening for homeless & poor families; using the kitchen at the Pacific Community church in Cloverdale.  If you would like to donate to this cause, speak to Bev or Dennis.

Upcoming Concert of gospel classics at Brentwood Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The Sojourners sing gospel classics tickets $20 at the door. See the bulletin board for more information.

Brentwood Presbyterian Church is hosting Lenten conversations on Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00 during Lent. See the bulletin board for a list of speakers.

The Latest Copy of Renewal News is on the bulletin board

 

PCC Mission Moment

Canada Youth – We are Home

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Canada Youth, a gathering of youth, young adults and youth leaders from across the country, with guests from around the world. Since 2000, CY has been a gathering place for Presbyterian youth to worship, play, create, learn, dance, act, make new friends, study scripture, share joy, laugh, discover, play crazy games, reflect, pray, sing and share. CY is a time and a place to celebrate youth and youth ministry in The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Registration for CY 2016 began on February 1! This year’s theme is Joined Together as God’s Dwelling Place – We are Home. Find out more at presbyterian.ca/cy2016.

Presbyterians Sharing is engaging and inspiring young people

Community Notices:

 Our 2016 Slopitch season will be starting on April 1 and I wanted to get the word out that we are looking for new teams to join our league.  We play exclusively in Langley at 2 home fields we have had for over 20 years, so there is no travel involved.  We have a recreational division for newer teams just looking to play some fun ball and also have a competitive division for the more advanced teams.  You may also have members of your congregation who may be looking to play ball and need a team.  We always have teams looking to add a player or 2.  It would be great if you could put a plug in your bulletin or whatever type of social media you use.  This is a great opportunity for Christians to come together and play a great game and also to be a witness to non-Christians.  Feel free to check out our website at www.langleychurchslopitch.com or email me with any questions.

Michael Hooks, Langley Church Slopitch President

www.langleychurchslopitch.com

604-488-4668

February, 7th, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                Next Week – Feb. 14th

Greeters: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Bob Johnson & Gary Weerts Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree
Media James Zhang Ha Won Kim
Pre-School

Kidblast

Eleanor Mills

Ha Won Kim

Norma & Rick

Eleanor

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 Howard will return to the pulpit next Sunday, he will be in the office on Tuesday morning to welcome our new Administrator, Vicki Rawlings.

WMS News:  Alexis McKeown, Programme and Communication Coordinator for WMS, has started a site as a gathering place for Presbyterian women, “The Hub” was featured in Glad Tidings for January and February and Synodical would like to make sure that you are all aware of this wonderful space. Please check it out at www.womenshub.ca.

Bev Feick and Rev. Dennis are walking in the “Coldest Night of the Year” on February 20th raising money for Shepherd’s House who provide meals & worship service every Friday evening for homeless & poor families; using the kitchen at the Pacific Community church in Cloverdale.  If you would like to donate to this cause, speak to Bev or Dennis.

Thank you to everyone for getting your year end Reports into the office on time! 

PCC Mission Moment

PWS&D Sunday – Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, PWS&D envisions a sustainable, compassionate and just world. On February 7—PWS&D Sunday—we reflect on the work our church is doing to help vulnerable people across the globe improve their quality of life and create positive, lasting change in their communities. Programs in international development and emergency relief are helping women, men and children rise above poverty and disaster and access basic necessities like nutritious food, clean water, adequate health care, quality education and basic human rights. Through support of individuals and congregations and in collaboration with global partners, we respond together to make the vision of abundant life a reality.

PWS&D responds to needs around the world 

Community Notices:

Our 2016 Slopitch season will be starting on April 1 and I wanted to get the word out that we are looking for new teams to join our league.  We play exclusively in Langley at 2 home fields we have had for over 20 years, so there is no travel involved.  We have a recreational division for newer teams just looking to play some fun ball and also have a competitive division for the more advanced teams.  You may also have members of your congregation who may be looking to play ball and need a team.  We always have teams looking to add a player or 2.  It would be great if you could put a plug in your bulletin or whatever type of social media you use.  This is a great opportunity for Christians to come together and play a great game and also to be a witness to non-Christians.  Feel free to check out our website at www.langleychurchslopitch.com or email me with any questions.

Michael Hooks, Langley Church Slopitch President

www.langleychurchslopitch.com

604-488-4668

 

January 31, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                    Next Week – Feb. 7th

Greeters: Rev. D.J. Kim Terry & Rita Ames
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Louise McAree Bob Johnson & Gary Weerts
Media Marg Garratt James Zhang
Pre-School

Kidblast

Esther

James Zhang

Eleanor Mills

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:

LPC Women’s Fellowship: An afternoon at the Movies! We will meet at Colossus Langley Cineplex 20090,  91st. St. on Tuesday,  February 2nd. @ 12:30PM, to see the movie “Brooklyn”   If you need a ride Call Audrey @ 604-532-6011.  Everyone Welcome! 

WMS News:  Alexis McKeown, Programme and Communication Coordinator for WMS, has started a site as a gathering place for Presbyterian women, “The Hub” was featured in Glad Tidings for January and February and Synodical would like to make sure that you are all aware of this wonderful space. Please check it out at www.womenshub.ca.

Please keep George Serviss in your prayers this week, he has had surgery to remove 2 non-malignant tumours from his hip.

The Date for our AGM has not been set yet, (probably end of Feb.) but if you have reports I would like them by February 5th so I can show Vicki how to assemble the report before I leave.  Thanks Marg.

Previous Announcements:

Rev Dennis Howard is away until February 9th, next Sunday Rev. Dr. Richard Topping will lead our Worship

  • If there are any pastoral emergencies while Rev. Dennis is away please contact your elder or email the Rev. Paddy Eastwood at paddyeastwood@hotmail.com, or call the church office at Haney Presbyterian 604-467-1715.

Does anyone have a use for old candles? If so, you can let Marg in the office know.

Your 2015 Contribution Statements and 2015 Tax Receipts are in the mailboxes at the back. 

An Invitation to Congregations and to All Who Love the Planet – From Paris to the Pacific: Faithful Action for Climate Change, hosted by the Social Justice Action Committee. Please note the registration deadline: February 12, 2016

Registration is quick and easy through www.reformair.org.

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 (5:30 for 6 PM)

Where: United Church Conference Centre (Mountain View

Room) 4383 Rumble Street, Burnaby

Cost:$25 per person (please pay at the door)

Registration:. Please visit reformair.org for registration and updates.  Registration Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016

PCC Mission Moment

Thank you for your gifts!

Thank you for your generous gifts to Presbyterians Sharing! Together with Presbyterians across Canada, you are encouraging and equipping congregational renewal and development; supporting inner city, native and refugee ministries; sending mission personnel to work with our international partners; developing innovative ministries for children and youth; equipping ministers and lay leaders to do effective ministry; bringing people together to share experiences and learn new skills through events like Stewards by Design and Canada Youth; supporting healing and reconciliation ministries… and so much more!  As we participate together in the life-giving mission of God, we are making a difference, in Canada and around the world.

Presbyterians Sharing is making a difference!

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 Alex McGregor (Chair Person) Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net or Audrey McGregor.

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

 

January 24, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                Next Week – Jan 31st

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Rev. D.J. Kim
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Terry Ames & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft
Media Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Pre-School

Kidblast

Lesley Craig

Nance Charron & Nancy Hantke

Esther

James Zhang

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:

Our Love and Prayers go out to Shonnie Dean on the death of her husband Richard.  Shonnie & Richard recently joined our Church having moved from Calgary to be near their family.  Richard’s Memorial will be held in Calgary at a later date. 

The Date for our AGM has not been set yet, (probably end of Feb.) but if you have reports I would like them by February 5th so I can show Vicki how to assemble the report before I leave.  Thanks Marg.

Rev Dennis Howard is away until February 9th, next Sunday our Clerk, Terry Ames will lead our Worship and Rev. Dr. Richard Topping on February 7th.

  • If there are any pastoral emergencies while Rev. Dennis is away please contact your elder or email the Rev. Paddy Eastwood at paddyeastwood@hotmail.com, or call the church office at Haney Presbyterian 604-467-1715.

The Ladies retreat is looking for a cook for June 21 to June 24 at Camp Douglas.

If you are interested please contact Eileen Sparrow at eileensparrow@telus.net

Does anyone have a use for old candles? If so, you can let Marg in the office know.

Your 2015 Contribution Statements and 2015 Tax Receipts are in the mailboxes at the back.

PCC Mission Moment

Syrian Refugees Call Canada Home

In response to Christ’s call to serve and defend the vulnerable and the persecuted, Presbyterian World Service & Development provides humanitarian aid to refugees worldwide, while promoting and protecting their rights. This past year, the Pickering Presbytery Mission and Outreach Committee headed a refugee sponsorship project with support from PWS&D. An outpouring of generosity from member churches allowed the presbytery to raise enough money to sponsor not one, but five Syrian families escaping violent conflict. “Although many of the churches in our presbytery are small—as partners together—we have been able to do something really meaningful, ” said Liz Stark, a member of the Pickering committee. In generosity, faith and partnership, Presbyterians are helping refugees on their journey toward peace.

PWS&D responds to refugees

Deadline to match funds for Syria relief work extended to February 29th
Donations towards Syria relief are meeting the immediate needs of families within Syria and its neighbouring countries—where the Deadline to match funds for Syria relief work extended to February 29th
Donations towards Syria relief are meeting the immediate needs of families within Syria and its neighbouring countries—where the need is still great. By donating today, you can double the impact of your gift and reach more families touched by this tragedy

Previous Notices:

The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir and the 140 voice Hallelujah Praise Mass Gospel Choir, is once again performing in Vancouver.  If you have not attended one of their concerts you are missing a treat.

The Best of Hallelujah Praise!

Sunday, February 28, 2016   3:30 pm  Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Ave., Vancouver BC

Adults/Students/Seniors   $15     Children 12 & Under  $10.  Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2379999

 

Gallery 7 Theatre presents The Giver, a compelling play based on the award-winning novel for young adults by Lois Lowry. In what seems a utopian community, young Jonas is surprised to be appointed the Receiver of all memories of true joy and pain. He soon discovers that not all is what it seems, and is faced with a decision to risk all he has, including his own life.  Runs January 29 & 30, February 3 – 6 @ 7:30 PM with matinees on Jan. 30 & Feb. 6 @ 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. Tickets & info at House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. Group rates available!

 

January 17, 2016

Serving Today:                                                               Next Week – Jan 24th

Greeters: Louise McAree Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Elsie Nicholson &

Gary Weerts

Terry Ames & Louise McAree
Media Ha Won Kim Patricia Fowler
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette

Nancy Hantke

Lesley Craig

Nance Charron & 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 Howard is away until February 9th, during that time Rev. Les Szamoskozi will lead us the next two Sundays, then our Clerk, Terry Ames and Rev. Dr. Richard Topping on February 7th.

  • If there are any pastoral emergencies while I am away please contact your elder or email the Rev. Paddy Eastwood at paddyeastwood@hotmail.com, or call the church office at Haney Presbyterian 604-467-1715.

The Ladies retreat is looking for a cook for June 21 to June 24 at Camp Douglas.

If you are interested please contact Eileen Sparrow at eileensparrow@telus.net

A new Secretary has been appointed to replace me, her name is Vicki Rawlings from Abbotsford and she will start on February 2 and work with me for 3 weeks until I retire on February 19th.  Rev Dennis and I think she is a good fit for our Congregation and I know you will welcome her in true Langley Presbyterian style.

Your 2015 Contribution Statements and 2015 Tax Receipts are in the mailboxes at the back.

FYI we received this note from PCC:

Over $1 million has come in since Christmas for Presbyterians Sharing and PWS&D. Presbyterians Sharing is now at $6.5 million towards our goal of $7.3 million. There has also been great support for PWS&D including their Syria appeal, as well as their many other programs. I’ll be sending a report with final numbers at the year-end, but once again it is an honour to experience the generosity of Presbyterians in Canada.   

Also… a big Thank You to our Congregation from PCC….

As of January 8, 2016 we have received from Langley Presbyterian $8430, exceeding your accepted allocation of 8400. Thank you for sharing in the mission and ministry we do together!

PCC Mission Moment

Stay related to us; keep us in your prayers

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support and strengthen connections with international mission partners. The PCC has had a close relationship with the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon thirty years. This has included the presence of personnel teaching at the seminary, visits to the school to learn about issues in Middle Eastern theological education and financial support for special initiatives.  At the 2015 General Assembly, Dr. George Sabra, President of NEST, asked that we continue to partner with Christians in the Middle East. “Stay related to us,” he said.  “Stay aware of what is happening to us; encourage us and support us morally, spiritually and materially.

And above all, keep us in your prayers to God almighty, the Lord of our lives and of all history, in whose love and mercy our ancestors, our parents and grandparents, have always trusted.”

Presbyterians Sharing strengthens partnerships.

 

The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir and the 140 voice Hallelujah Praise Mass Gospel Choir, is once again performing in Vancouver.  If you have not attended one of their concerts you are missing a treat.

The Best of Hallelujah Praise!

Sunday, February 28, 2016   3:30 pm  Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Ave., Vancouver BC

Adults/Students/Seniors   $15     Children 12 & Under  $10.  Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2379999

 

Gallery 7 Theatre presents The Giver, a compelling play based on the award-winning novel for young adults by Lois Lowry. In what seems a utopian community, young Jonas is surprised to be appointed the Receiver of all memories of true joy and pain. He soon discovers that not all is what it seems, and is faced with a decision to risk all he has, including his own life.  Runs January 29 & 30, February 3 – 6 @ 7:30 PM with matinees on Jan. 30 & Feb. 6 @ 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. Tickets & info at House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. Group rates available!

 

Previous Notice:

Upcoming Concert Sat. Feb. 6th  7pm – Bakerview Church, Abbotsford. The concert will feature “Shepherd on the Rock” with soprano Alison Nystrom and Christopher Lee on clarinet.  Also, the epic song cycle “Winterreise”, featuring Daniel Lichti, Professor of Voice at Wilfred Laurier University. In addition, Calvin Dyck will perform one of Schubert’s delightful Sonatas.   Our Church is sponsoring a Syrian Refugee family, and this concert will help raise money to bring them to Canada. Tickets are available at House of James & King’s Music.  (Adults: $20; Seniors: $19; Students: $10 – plus tax & fee)

January 10, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                Next Week – Jan 17th

Greeters: Louise McAree Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Bob Johnson & Louise McAree Elsie Nicholson &

Gary Weerts

Media James Zhang Ha Won Kim
Pre-School

Kidblast

Eleanor Mills

Ha Won Kim

Lesley Craig

Nance Charron &

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 Howard is taking a well-earned break for 4 weeks, starting Wednesday Jan. 13 and will return to the pulpit on February 14th.

Your 2015 Contribution Statements and 2015 Tax Receipts are in the mailboxes at the back.

A big thank you to those who helped “undecorate” the church yesterday.

The BC Synodical is joining with the Westminster Presbyterial on February 24 at St. Andrew’s Newton 7147 – 124th Street in Surrey for their annual meeting and to hear Rev. Sarah Kim talk about her trip to Ghana and her meeting with African Women.

PCC Mission Moment

The Key is Good Soil – Subsistence farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America make up more than 70 per cent of the world’s hungry. While Canada has a good track record for supporting agriculture in its aid programs, the aid budget for agricultural development has been on the decline. Good Soil is an ongoing campaign of Canadian Foodgrains Bank that aims to strengthen government funding for small-scale agriculture.  Increased funding will not only help farmers improve their yields and adapt to changes in climate, it will stimulate economic growth, improve opportunities for women, enhance vital nutrition for children and promote environmental sustainably. Learn more about the issue at www.foodgrainsbank.ca/good-soil.

PWS&D is working toward a world without hunger

Community Notices

Upcoming Concert Sat. Feb. 6th  7pm – Bakerview Church, Abbotsford. This concert is focused on the music of Franz Schubert, one of the most gifted lyricists of the Romantic era.  The concert will feature “Shepherd on the Rock” with soprano Alison Nystrom and Christopher Lee on clarinet.  Also, the epic song cycle “Winterreise”, featuring Daniel Lichti, Professor of Voice at Wilfred Laurier University. In addition, Calvin Dyck will perform one of Schubert’s delightful Sonatas.

 

Bakerview Church is sponsoring a Syrian Refugee family, and this concert will help raise money to bring them to Canada.
Tickets are available at House of James & King’s Music.  (Adults: $20; Seniors: $19; Students: $10 – plus tax & fee)

 

Langley Christian School Open House – Tuesday February 2. Come discover who we are! Drop by for an in-depth look into our Christian education programs from preschool through grade 12. Time: 9 am to 12 noon & 7 to 9 pm

Preschool & Elementary Campus: 22930 48th Ave.
Middle School & High School Campus: 22702 48th Ave.
For more information, contact us at: 604.533.2118, development@langleychristian.com, www.langleychristian.com

 

January 3, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                Next Week – Jan 10th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Norma Geulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Bob Johnson & Louise Mcree
Media Marg Garratt James Zhang
Pre-School

Kidblast

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

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:

Today we welcome The Rev. Dr. Richard Topping Ph.D to lead our Worship.  Richard is the Principal and Professor of Studies in the Reformed Tradition at Vancouver School of Theology.  Thank you for joining us!

Are you able to help “undecorate” the church on Saturday, January 9th at 10am.  Please sign up on the sheet at the back. Thanks!

We have received a thank you card from one of the families that we sponsored this Christmas.  They were very grateful for their hamper; the card is on the noticeboard at the back.

  • We also received a letter from the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation thanking us for our continued support of the Hospital. The letter is also on the noticeboard.

 

  • Our Christmas Eve collection for the Langley Secondary School homeless youth fund was $2,231.50. Thank you all for you donation, I am sure this will make a difference in some of our local youth’s lives.

Your Envelopes for 2016 are in your mailboxes.  If you are currently not using envelopes and would like a set, please let Marg in the office know.

PCC Mission Moment

Advocating for refugees

Presbyterians Sharing supports Action Réfugiés Montréal as it advocates for refugees in Montreal and beyond, promoting partnerships for mutual empowerment among people in refugee and faith communities and society at large.  Through its detention, sponsorship and twinning programs ARM provides hope and assistance while raising awareness of refugee rights. The Twinning Program pairs newly-arrived refugee women with women volunteers, helping to break isolation, create unique bonds of friendship and introduce the women to realities they might never have otherwise encountered.  The twins meet at least six hours per month for at least six months, and also participate in regular group activities hosted by ARM, including potlucks, information sessions and collective cooking.

Presbyterians Sharing advocates for refugees

Community Notices

Are you being called to ministry in your community? Hope for Women Pregnancy Services is opening a new Crisis Pregnancy Centre in Langley and looking for Volunteer Peer Counsellors who will provide support, options counselling and resources to women who may be pregnant. All necessary certification and training will be provided for those who qualify and can commit for a period of at least six months – a few hours every one or two weeks. For more information please contact info@hopeforwomen.ca or call our Abbotsford office at 604-853-0303.

December 27, 2015

Serving Today:                                                                   Next Week – Jan 3rd

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Marg Garratt & Allie Dale-Johnson Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree
Media Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Pre-School

Kidblast

Eleanor Mills

Ha Won Kim

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:

Your Envelopes for 2016 are in your mailboxes.  If you are currently not using envelopes and would like a set, please let Marg in the office know.

PCC Mission Moment

Food Assistance a Relief for Families in Pakistan

Narso and her family used to grow enough nutritious food on their small parcel of land to last them for months. But a severe drought affecting large swaths of land in Pakistan destroyed grain crops and left the family—and many others in the village—without enough food to eat. Narso and her husband are disabled, so their only source of income during the drought was the small earnings of their youngest son, who worked as a helper in a house a village away. In response, Presbyterian World Service & Development collaborated with local partners to distribute food packages to families affected by the drought. “I have been saved from taking out loans, selling my livestock and borrowing food,” shares Narso.

PWS&D responds with food assistance

December 20, 2015

Serving Today:                                                                 Next Week – Dec.27th

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Louise McAree & Don Baycroft Marg Garratt & Allie Dale-Johnson
Media Ha Won Patricia Fowler
Pre-School

Kidblast

Norma Gueulette

James Zhang & Rick

Eleanor Mills

Ha Won Kim

images (2)7:00pm Christmas Eve Service

Greeters               Audrey & Alex McGregor

Counters:            Marg Garratt & Allie Dale-                                      Johnson

Mediashout:      Marg Garratt

 

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:

Our Christmas Eve Service of Carols & Candlelight will be at 7:00pm.  Bring your friends and Family and enjoy this wonderful Celebration of Christmas with us.

Your Envelopes for 2016 are in your mailboxes.  If you are currently not using envelopes and would like a set, please let Marg in the office know.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Leroy & Ruth Nigh on celebrating their 63rd Wedding Anniversary today.  We wish you many more years of good health and happiness.  We certainly appreciate all the work that Leroy continues to do at the church.

To Marg and George Serviss for donating a new coffee urn, it is much appreciated.

Also, please see the letter from the Christmas Bureau on the back of this bulletin.

The Northern Light Newsletter from the Cariboo Presbyterian Church is on the noticeboard.

If you would like to read the Scriptures some Sunday there is a sign-up sheet on the board at the back of the Church.

PCC Mission Moment

This church will be our church

Presbyterians Sharing supports new congregations as they respond to specific needs in their communities.  Lighthouse Evangelical Arabic Church is meeting the needs of Arabic speakers in Winnipeg, MB.  The Bahgat family was part of a Presbyterian church in Egypt before coming to Winnipeg in 2001.  The first time they attended Lighthouse church, Rev. Ibrahim Zabeneh preached about the vision of the church and God’s desire for Lighthouse to reach out to the community. At the end of the service, the Bahgats approached Rev. Zabeneh and said, “This church will be our church. We are committed!”  They had been longing for a church where they could feel at home in Winnipeg, and were thrilled to have found a welcoming place where they could worship in their own language.

Presbyterians Sharing supports new congregations

Community Actvities

PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT is an exciting 15-week course presenting the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic aspects of fulfilling the Great Commission wherever you are.   Come join us in the PERSPECTIVES course in the Lower Mainland beginning February 2016 at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32860 Cherry Ave, Mission.   To register or for more information call Lyn Friesen at 604-853-6508 or email lynfriesen@hotmail.com or www.perspectivescanada.org for information and on-line registration

 

December 13, 2015

Serving Today:                                                                  Next Week – Dec.20th

 

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & GaryWeerts Louise McAree & Don Baycroft
Media No Media Ha Won
Pre-School

Kidblast

Gayle  &  Esther

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

James Zhang & Rick

Christmas Eve Service: 

We need Greeters  (speak to Marg or Rev. Dennis)

Counters:            Marg Garratt & Allie Dale-Johnson

Mediashout:         Marg Garratt

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.

This Week’s Calendar 

 

5:30pm Friday Youth Group
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Wednesday 9:30-12 Continuing Ed Accounting

 

Congregation News:

Our Christmas Eve Service of Carols & Candlelight will be at 7:00pm.  Bring your friends and Family and enjoy this wonderful Celebration of Christmas with us.

The Christmas Hampers will be packed downstairs and delivered today.

If you would like to read the Scriptures some Sunday there is a sign-up sheet on the board at the back of the Church.

PCC Mission Moment

Thinking outside the box – Presbyterians Sharing provides grants to smaller congregations and pastoral charges as they work towards becoming self-sufficient.  Central Grey-Bruce Presbyterian Cooperative Ministry in Ontario is made up of four small rural congregations with a focus on shared ministry, renewal and growth.  Born out of a mixture of difficulty, necessity and an unprecedented willingness to do whatever it takes to maintain each of their individual churches as a vibrant and meaningful God-centred presence in their communities, these four congregations have chosen to step outside of their comfort zones.  Members of each congregation hope to build on their strengths and gifts to continue their ministry in a new way.

Presbyterians Sharing supports congregational renewal

 

 

December 6th, 2015

Serving Today:                                                             Next Week – Dec.13th

 

Greeters: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Bob Johnson & Trevor Fowler Elsie Nicholson & GaryWeerts
Media Patricia Fowler No Media
Pre-School

Kidblast

Nancy Hantke

Rev. Betty & Rick

Gayle  &  Esther

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.

This Week’s Calendar 

10am Tuesday – Sanctuary Bible Study
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Mon & Wednesday 9:30-12 Continuing Ed Accounting

Congregation News:

Last Sunday in appreciation of my service as Treasurer for LPC, I was presented with a lovely First Nations Silver Pendant and card.  It is a beautiful and special gift which I will treasure and wear with pleasure.  Thanks to all of you!

It has been an honour and a privilege to be your treasurer and I thank you for your many kind words and encouragement over the years.  Allie Dale-Johnson

Also: A note from Judy Daniels….

“Thanks so much for all the prayer that guided the hands of my surgical team. I am sleepy and a bit sore but all is going well.  Thanks Judy Daniels”

The Secretary will be on holiday this week there will be no one in the office. If you have an emergency please call Rev. Dennis Howard at 604-467-8551 or Cell: 604-836-4576

or Terry Ames (Clerk)   604-530-3764

Please join us this afternoon at 3:30pm for the Ecumenical Advent Carol Service that our

images (1)Our Christmas Eve Service of Carols & Candlelight will be at 7:00pm.  Bring your friends and Family and enjoy this wonderful Celebration of Christmas with us.

 

If you would like to read the Scriptures some Sunday there is a sign-up sheet on the board at the back of the Church.

Previous Announcements

All through the month of December, the PresbyCan Daily Devotional features wonderful Advent and Christmas devotionals. Join more than 6000 subscribers around the world and enjoy devotionals each day, delivered by e-mail to your inbox. Subscribe at www.presbycan.ca/subscriptions.”

PCC Mission Moment

December 3 is International Day for People with Disabilities

When Atanga Yaaji of Ghana was young, he developed an illness that caused him to lose the use of his right leg. While his other siblings got to go to school, Atanga was encouraged to stay home so that his health could improve. Atanga eventually enrolled at the Garu Community Based Rehabilitation Centre—an organization supported by Presbyterian World Service & Development that helps people with disabilities improve their quality of life. Through the centre’s vocational training, Atanga became a bicycle fitter, earning enough money to secure his basic needs. When Atanga’s illness took his other leg, the program continued to lend support, providing him with a wheelchair and training in agriculture. Atanga is full of gratitude for the acceptance, faithful care and training he received at Garu.          PWS&D supports people living with disabilities

 

Community Actvities

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 Becca Birkner, Nelson Boschman, Spencer Capier, Brian Doerksen, Corey Janz, Steve Klassen & Jon Ochsendorf plus performers Ken Hildebrandt and Ron Reed.  It’s the un-slickest show in town! One night only: December 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.pacifictheatre.org.

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Christmas Concerts

Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 pm. St. Andrew’s Anglican

Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir

Sunday, Dec. 13th at 3pm Vancouver Good Noise Gospel Choir Fraserview MB Church in Richmond

 

Brentwood Jazz Evening Wed. Dec. 9th at 8:00pm Jaclyn Guillou

www.jaclynguillou.com

 

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