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