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|
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.