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.

IMG_2016
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

 

November 29, 2015

Serving Today:                                                               Next Week – Dec. 6th

Greeters: Rev. D.J. Kim Terry & Rita Ames
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Bob Johnson & Trevor Fowler
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Pre-School

Kidblast

Lesley Craig

Eleanor

Nancy Hantke

Rev. Betty & Rick

 

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

7 pm Wednesday Bible Study
1 pm Friday – Hall Private Function
5:30pm Friday Youth Group
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Mon & Wednesday 9:30-12 Continuing Ed Accounting

Congregation News:

Congratulations to a very special couple, Marg & George Serviss, on their 50th Anniversary.  Love, Blessings and good Health for many more happy years.

Next Sunday our Church is hosting the Ecumenical Advent Carol Service at 3:30pm for the Churches in Langley. Everyone is Welcome, bring a friend or neighbor.

We need 2 people to greet and a host to show Choirs to their seats and where to put coats, food etc. Please speak to Marg or Bev if you are able to help.

  • There is also a sign up sheet if you are able to supply a plate of goodies for this day.

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.”

Vancouver School of Theology has sent a poster with their Spring 2016 Research Colloquium Series Information.

The latest “Renewal News” bulletin from PCC is on the board.

The latest copies of “The Light” Magazine are available on the bookcase.

Previous Announcements

The Job description for the Church Secretary has been posted and if you know of anyone that would be interested in this position, please have them speak to Rev. Dennis Howard.  The position starts on February 3, 2016 and the hours will be Tuesday-Friday 9-12.   There are copies of the job description available on the table at the back of the church.

If you would like to sing with our Christmas choir, please speak to or phone Ella Marie Weerts at 604-533-4997 about rehearsal times?

The Presbyterian Record is holding a Christmas Art Contest and the winning entry will appear on the cover.  There are information posters on both bulletin boards.  If you would like to scan your entry to PCC, please speak to Marg Garratt.

Christmas Hampers:  There is only 1 tag left on the tree for a Dad. As well as contributions of food we also need financial donations so that we can give each family a $40 grocery certificate to buy perishable items.

We also need about 30 solid cardboard boxes to deliver these hampers.  Please put them in the downstairs office.  Thanks.  

PCC Mission Moment

World AIDS Day – December 1 is World AIDS Day. The Presbyterian Church in Canada, through Presbyterian World Service & Development, continues to support 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. PWS&D also works with partners at Titukule Ana—a program in Malawi that provides counseling and support for orphans and vulnerable children. Janet Machemba’s parents passed away when she was young. With support from the program, Janet was able to participate in a tailoring course and is well on her way to creating a brighter future. “I am very happy that I have been given this opportunity,” she shares.

PWS&D is restoring hope for vulnerable children

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Full Time Infant Toddler Care available, see notice on the bulletin board upstairs.

Langley Memorial Hospital welcomed Gretchen Johnson as the new Spiritual Health Practitioner. Gretchen holds an M.A. in Christian Studies from Trinity Western Seminary and a B.A. in Geography and Psychology from San Jose State University.  She is a licensed clergy with the BC Mennonite Brethren Church and has spent over 30 years as a pastoral partnership leader serving in many churches. She also works at TWU Extension College

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. 2nd at 8:00pm Sandra Mae

www.sandra-mae.com

November 22, 2015

Serving Today:                                                           Next Week – Nov. 29th

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Rev. D.J. Kim
Coffee: Althea, Norma & Esther Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Don Baycroft & Elsie Nicholson Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree
Media Ha Won Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Pre-School

DJ Kim

Norma Gueulette

Eleanor

Lesley Craig

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 Bible Study – Sanctuary
7pm Wednesday Bible Study
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Mon & Wednesday 9:30-12 Continuing Ed Accounting

Congregation News:

The Job description for the Church Secretary has been posted and if you know of anyone that would be interested in this position, please have them speak to Rev. Dennis Howard.  The position starts on February 3, 2016 and the hours will be Tuesday-Friday 9-12.   There are copies of the job description available on the table at the back of the church.

Our Christmas choir will be starting practices at the church on Thursdays at 6:30. We invite singers to join our choir, please speak to or phone Ella Marie Weerts at 604-533-4997 about rehearsal times?

The Presbyterian Record is holding a Christmas Art Contest and the winning entry will appear on the cover.  There are information posters on both bulletin boards.  If you would like to scan your entry to PCC, please speak to Marg Garratt.

 

Previous Announcements

Christmas hamperChristmas Hampers:  We are packing Hampers for 7 local families this Christmas. There are still some tags on the tree for the people we are buying gifts for.

As well as contributions of food we also need financial donations so that we can give each family a $40 grocery certificate to buy perishable items.

We also need people to help assemble the hampers and to deliver them.  If you are able to contribute in any of these ways, please talk to Trevor after the service or contact:

Trevor Fowler :        604 -533-1091 ptfowler@shaw.ca    or

Rev. Dennis Howard:

We also need about 30 solid cardboard boxes to deliver these hampers.  Please put them in the downstairs office.  Thanks.

 

Wonderful finished product!
Wonderful finished product!

Our Annual Christmas Event will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 3:30pm. We will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm we will all enjoy a Potluck Supper. There are sign up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  **There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance.

 

We will decorate the Sanctuary that day as well. If you can come and help Marg bring all the decorations etc. upstairs in the morning and we can get the tree up, then we need people to decorate in the afternoon.  There is a signup sheet.

Our Church is hosting the Ecumenical Advent Carol Service for the Churches in Langley on Sunday, December 6th at 3:30pm. We are looking for 2 people to greet and a host to show people where to hang coats and sit etc. Please speak to Marg or Bev if you are able to help.

  • There is also a sign up sheet if you are able to supply a plate of goodies for this day.

 

PCC Mission Moment

Serving God in Ukraine – Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support David and Anna Pándy-Szekeres as they serve with the Reformed Church of the sub-Carpathian Ukraine (RCCU), a church of ethnic Hungarians. David helps post and supervise RCCU missionaries in Ukraine and coordinates external missions and mission outreach to Roma communities. He is an education consultant and public relations assistant for the RCCU and serves as a consultant to four Christian secondary schools serving Hungarian students living in Ukraine. David also works with the Terra Dei Foundation, helping to develop agricultural practices in the region. Anna is a teacher, former principal and founder of Nagybereg Reformed Church Secondary School. She serves as an educational advisor and supervisor to the four RCCU schools.

 

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Pacific Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: On the Air. Pacific Theatre goes back on the air, giving this beloved holiday tale new life through the charm and magic of a 1940’s-style live radio show. Dec 4-Jan 2 at Pacific Theatre. Tickets $22.99-29.99. Call 604.731.5518 or visit www.pacifictheatre.org to book.

 

Christmas Concerts

Friday, Nov. 27th at 7pm. Shepherd of the Valley An Old Fashioned Christmas Sing Along”
Saturday, November 28 at 7:30 St. Andrew’s Anglican

A Caelestra Christmas Concert

Saturday, November 28th at 4pm & 7pm Abbotsford Pentecostal

Fountainview Academy Orchestra

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

Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir

 

Brentwood Jazz Evening Wed. Nov 25th at 8:00pm Lorraine Foster

www.lorrainefoster.com

 

November 15th, 2015

Serving Today:                                                        Next Week – Nov. 22nd

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Althea, Norma, Esther
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Terry Ames Don Baycroft & Elsie Nicholson
Media James Zhang Ha Won
Kidblast

Pre-School

HaWon

Gayle & Esther

DJ Kim

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.

 

This Week’s Calendar

7pm Wednesday Bible Study
5:30pm Friday Youth Group
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Mon & Wednesday 9:30-12 Continuing Ed Accounting

Congregation News:

Does anyone have a sofa table that they could donate to the church for the West Wall of the entranceway.

Christmas Shoeboxes:  Need to be back at the church by Thursday, November 19th If you have any questions please speak to Marg Garratt.

Christmas Hampers:  We have received the information for the 7 local families we are helping this Christmas. The tree at the back has the tags for the people we are buying gifts for:  7 Mums, 3 Dads, Male Children: Ages 1 and  2, and Females: 3 wks, 7 and 8.

As well as contributions of food we also need financial donations so that we can give each family a $40 grocery certificate to buy perishable items.

We also need people to help assemble the hampers and to deliver them.  If you are able to contribute in any of these ways, please talk to Trevor after the service or contact:

Trevor Fowler :        604 -533-1091 ptfowler@shaw.ca    or

Rev. Dennis Howard:

We also need about 30 solid cardboard boxes to deliver these hampers. 

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, November 28th at 3:30pm for our Annual Christmas Event where we will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm we will all enjoy a Potluck Supper. There are sign up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  

**  There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance.

We will also decorate the Sanctuary that day as well. If you can come and help Marg bring all the decorations etc. upstairs in the morning and we can get the tree up, then we need people to decorate in the afternoon.  There is a signup sheet. 

Our Church is hosting the Ecumenical Advent Carol Service for the Churches in Langley on Sunday, December 6th at 3:30pm. We are looking for 2 people to greet and a host to show people where to hang coats and sit etc. Please speak to Marg or Bev if you are able to help.

  • There is also a sign up sheet if you are able to supply a plate of goodies for this day.

PCC Mission Moment:

November 20 is Universal Children’s Day. In rural Afghanistan, young Tasal spent each day helping his father Zaman raise livestock and cultivate crops on their parcel of land. Tasal was happy to support his family, but because he was busy helping his father during the day, he didn’t get the chance to go to school.  Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Girls Education Project team conducted meetings in Tasal’s village to teach members of the community about the ways that an education can help girls and boys access opportunities for brighter futures. At the end of the session, Zaman was inspired to enroll his son at the local school. “I now understand that it is not only his right to go to school but it is also my responsibility to encourage him and support him,” shares Zaman.

PWS&D supports a child’s right to education

 

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is having “An Old Fashioned Christmas Sing Along” on Friday, Nov. 27th at 7pm.

 

Hummingbird Ministries is hosting a benefit concert at Brentwood Pres. Church, 1600 Delta Ave, Burnaby tonight at 8pm.  Tickets are $20 at the door.

 

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Langley, is hosting “A Caelestra Christmas Concert” on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30.

You can phone the church office at 604-534-6514 for tickets.

 

Previous Announcements:

Brentwood Jazz Evening Wed. Nov 18th at 8:00pm Laura Crema

www.lauracrema.com

November 8, 2015

Serving Today:                                                                Next Week – Nov. 15

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Gary Weerts & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Terry Ames
Media Marg Garratt James Zhang
Kidblast

Pre-School

Rick

Eleanor

HaWon

Gayle & 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.

 

This Week’s Calendar

10am Tuesday Bible Study – Sanctuary
11:30 Tuesday Worship Committee Mtg
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program

Congregation News:

Margaret is currently updating the subscription list for this publication.  If you would like to receive a copy of this magazine next year and are not currently receiving one, please call the office at 604-530-3454 or email Margaret at office@langleypresbyterian.ca. or put a note in the collection basket.  Our church pays an annual subscription of $24.95 on your behalf.  If you would like to make a contribution towards this, you may use the special envelope provided on the back table or use your offering envelope and mark ‘Record’ on the line ‘other’. You may also read “The Record” on the website at www.presbyterianrecord.ca

 

Christmas Shoeboxes:  Once again we will be collecting boxes for under privileged children overseas.  They will need to be back at the church by Thursday, November 19th If you have any questions please speak to Marg Garratt.

 

Christmas Hampers:  Once again we are filling hampers for 7 local families with small children.  Information will be available shortly

 

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, November 28th at 3:30pm for our Annual Christmas Event where we will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm we will all enjoy a Potluck Supper. There is sign up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  

**  There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance.

 

We will also decorate the Sanctuary that day as well. If you can come and help Marg bring all the decorations etc. upstairs in the morning and we can get the tree up, then we need people to decorate in the afternoon.  There is a signup sheet.

 

Our Church is hosting the Ecumenical Advent Carol Service for the Churches in Langley on Sunday, December 6th at 3:30pm. We are looking for 2 people to greet and a host to show people where to hang coats and sit etc. Please speak to Marg or Bev if you are able to help.

 

Rev Dennis would like to include the Congregation in Reading Scriptures every Second Sunday and he invites anyone who is interested to sign up on the sheet at the back of the Church (on the Christmas Board).  We will send you the passage so that you can be prepared.

He also invites anyone who would like to do the Children’s time some Sunday to speak with him.

 

PCC Mission Moment:

Helping Clean Water Flow in Malawi – Edna Nampelo and her children would suffer for months whenever the well in their small village in Malawi broke down. Since nobody in her community knew how to repair the well, Edna was forced to collect water from contaminated sources. When a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported water, sanitation and hygiene project was introduced in her village, Edna was keen to participate. She learned how to maintain new water sources for the long-term. Edna can now repair the well that brings clean water to her village. “This will help us to have safe drinking water all the time,” she shares. Enabling communities to take control of their well-being helps ensure lasting hope, health and vitality for families like Edna’s.

PWS&D is creating healthier communities

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Hummingbird Ministries is hosting a benefit concert at Brentwood Pres. Church, 1600 Delta Ave, Burnaby on Sunday, November 15th at 8pm.  Tickets are $20 at the door.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Langley, is hosting “A Caelestra Christmas Concert” on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30. You can phone the church office at 604-534-6514 for tickets or check out the group’s website to buy direct. http://caelestra.com/js_events/a-caelestra-christmas-st-andrews-church-langley/

Previous Announcements:

Brentwood Jazz Evening Wed. Nov 11th at 8:00pm Andrea Menard

Andreamenard.com/music

Gallery 7 Theatre, Abby Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. “Around the World in 80 Days”
Saturday, November 21st at 7pm.

Gateway Church, Abbotsford

Celtic Tenors from Ireland

www.calvindyck.com

November 1, 2015

Serving Today:                                                              Next Week – Nov. 8th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Bob Johnson Gary Weerts & Louise McAree
Media Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Pre-School

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills & James Zhang

Eleanor

Rick

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

   
7pm Wednesday Bible Study
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Wednesday 9:30-12:30 Continuing Ed. Accounting

Congregation News:

Rev Dennis would like to include the Congregation in Reading Scriptures every Second Sunday and he invites anyone who is interested to sign up on the sheet at the back of the Church (on the Christmas Board).  We will send you the passage so that you can be prepared.

Next Sunday we will have our Remembrance Day Service starting at 9:45am.  Our regular service will start at 10am.

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, November 28th for our Annual Christmas Event where we will enjoy decorating Gingergread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm we will all enjoy a potluck supper. Please sign up on the sheet at the back so we know how many Gingerbread Kits to purchase.


Our Church is hosting the Ecumenical Advent Carol Service for the Churches in Langley on Sunday, December 6th at 3:30pm. We are looking for 2 people to greet and a host to show people where to hang coats and sit etc. Please speak to Marg or Bev if you are able to help.

PCC Mission Moment:

Interning in Malawi

Presbyterians Sharing supports Amy Zavitz as she serves for nine months as a Young Adult Intern in Malawi with our long-standing partner, The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in the Synod of Livingstonia. Amy, a recent graduate in Environmental and Resource Studies from the University of Waterloo, is excited about her work with the PWS&D-supported Livingstonia Synod AIDS Program, where she is participating in training and monitoring visits to the community, writing case stories, editing reports and working on their website. She will also have the opportunity to be involved in the work of the Synod of Livingstonia Development Program and the Ekwendeni Hospital AIDS Program.  When asked before departing what excited her most about going to Malawi, Amy replied, “I am really looking forward to the learning opportunities and personal growth that this experience will provide!”

Presbyterians Sharing supports international interns

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Langley, is hosting “A Caelestra Christmas Concert” on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30.

This is a fundraising event which we are sharing the proceeds with the group. You can phone the church office 604-534-6514 for tickets or check out the group’s website to buy direct.  Event posted on their website:  http://caelestra.com/js_events/a-caelestra-christmas-st-andrews-church-langley/

Saturday Nov 14th is the Langley Christian School Dinner & Annual Auction.  The theme this year is Grounded & Growing, celebrating the history and deep roots of LCS. Join us for dinner at 5:30 pm or drop in for the silent and live auctions at 7:00 pm. Donations welcome! For more information, to purchase dinner tickets or make a donation, please call 604.533.2118 or email development@langleychristian.com. Purchase tickets online at www.langleychristian.com.

Previous Announcements:

Brentwood Jazz Evening Wed. Nov 3rd at 8:00pm Holly Burke

www.hollyburke.com

Gallery 7 Theatre, Abby Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. “Around the World in 80 Days”
Saturday, November 21st at 7pm.

Gateway Church, Abbotsford

Celtic Tenors from Ireland

www.calvindyck.com

 

October 25th, 2015

Serving Today:                                                             Next Week – Nov. 1st

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Althea Strudwick & ? Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Terry Ames & Don Baycroft Elsie Nicholson & Bob Johnson
Media Ha Won Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Pre-School

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Eleanor Mills

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.

 

This Week’s Calendar

10am Tuesday Bible Study – Sanctuary
7pm Wednesday Bible Study
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Wednesday 9:30-12:30 Continuing Ed. Accounting

Congregation News:

Mark your Calendars for Saturday, November 28th  for our Annual Christmas Event where we will enjoy making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm we will all enjoy a potluck supper.

Sunday, December 6th at 3:30pm when our Church will host the Ecumenical Advent Carol Service for the Churches in Langley.

Hummingbird Ministries is hosing “PEACE THROUGH THE ARTS/DANCE FESTIVAL NEIGHBOURS IN CELEBRATION”:  First Nations, All Nations & All My Relations At Gilmore Park United Church 8060 -­‐No.1 Road, RICHMOND, BC Email: events@hummingbirdministries.ca.

See the poster and program on the bulletin board downstairs

 

PCC Mission Moment:

Building Hope in Nepal The catastrophic earthquakes that rocked Nepal on April 25 and May 12 devastated homes, families and entire communities. Many were forced to sleep on the street and did not have access to food, clean water or health facilities. Despite the destruction, the generosity of Presbyterians toward relief efforts has been enormously impactful. After the fateful tremors flattened their homes, Dharma and his neighbour Krishna found hope and relief thanks to the food, shelter, hygiene kits and emotional support provided to them through donations to Presbyterian World Service & Development.  “They were a great help to us,” Dharma shares. This life-saving assistance met the immediate needs of the many thousands of people affected by the quakes and enabled survivors to look toward a brighter future.

PWS&D responds to humanitarian disasters

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

 

Previous Announcements:

Wednesday, October 28th at 12 noon. Potluck lunch for seniors Valley Lutheran Church
Brentwood Jazz Evening Wed. Oct. 28th at 8:00pm Ray Levesque

www. Reverbnation.com

Gallery 7 Theatre, Abby Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. “Around the World in 80 Days”
Saturday, November 21st at 7pm.

Gateway Church, Abbotsford

Celtic Tenors from Ireland

www.calvindyck.com

 

 

October 11th – Thanksgiving Sunday

Serving Today:                                                                  Next Week – Oct 18th

Greeters: Marg & George Serviss Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Marg & Allie Bob Johnson & Louise McAree
Media Marg Garratt DJ Kim

Nancy Charron & Rick

Kidblast

Pre-School

Rev. Betty McLagan/Rick Penner/Lesley Craig 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.

 

This Week’s Calendar

10am Tuesday Bible Study – Sanctuary
7pm Wednesday Bible Study
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Wednesday 9:30-12:30 Continuing Ed. Accounting

Congregation News:

After 15 years of faithfully looking after the finances at our Church, Allie Dale-Johnson is going to enjoy retirement.  Larry Eastwood has taken over as the new Treasurer. Any receipts you have can still be left in the blue folder on the filing cabinet in the office.

Also: The Langley Food Bank has sent a letter thanking us for our donation of $125.00. The letter is on bulletin board.

Your new telephone Directory is in your mailbox at the back of the church.

The next meeting of the Women’s Friendship group is: Friday, October 23rd; 1:30 PM at the Church. The program is from The Langley Christmas Bureau. Every year we donate Hampers to the Christmas Bureau. Did you ever wonder who organizes where those Hampers go? Leigh Castron & Jim McGregor are going to come and tell us all about the Christmas Bureau and how they function. Did you know that over 850 hampers are given to needy families at Christmas in Langley and that the Bureau functions all year to prepare for Christmas? There is a lot to hear about the Bureau and there will be time to ask questions, so come and have your questions ready.  Everyone is welcome.  There will be a Fellowship time after. Please feel free to bring a friend.  Betty McLagan

Interested in deepening your understanding of the Christian Faith?  Why not consider this 6 week on line course “Listening for a Transforming Word: Bible Study and the Church” offered through the Ewart Centre at Knox College?   It is led by Dr. Laura Alary and runs Oct 26 to Nov 30.  There are no educational pre requisites.  It’s a “take for interest” type of course.  Check the link below for a full description and to register.
https://www.netdirectories.com/~knox/oler2.cgi?1165

On Saturday, November 7th 2015 11:30 am to 8:00 pm Hummingbird Ministries is hosing “PEACE THROUGH THE ARTS/DANCE FESTIVAL NEIGHBOURS IN CELEBRATION”:  First Nations, All Nations & All My Relations At Gilmore Park United Church 8060 -­‐No.1 Road, RICHMOND, BC Email: events@hummingbirdministries.ca.

See the poster and program on the bulletin board downstairs

PCC Mission Moment: 

World Food Day – Friday, October 16 is World Food Day. It is a day to reflect on the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition in our global village and inspire solutions for lasting change.

God’s promise of abundant life is for all creation, yet 870 million people do not have enough to eat. Presbyterian World Service & Development collaborates with our partners at Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide food in times of emergency and to ensure that people have food for the future.  In Guatemala, PWS&D’s local partner helped Maria Victoria Perez learn how to correctly plant trees and diversify her crops to improve her family’s nutrition. Maria’s garden is not the only thing flourishing—she now has the confidence to teach and empower other indigenous women to rise above hunger and create a better quality of life.

PWS&D supports food security for subsistence farmers

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Potluck lunch for seniors at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 28th at 12 noon.  The guest speaker is Isobel Mackenzie from the BC Office of the Seniors Advocate.

See the poster on the bulletin board downstairs.

Previous Announcements:

Saturday, Oct 17th  7pm Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford. Concerts:  Carnival of the Animals www.calvindyck.com
Saturday, November 21st at 7pm.

Gateway Church, Abbotsford

Celtic Tenors from Ireland

www.calvindyck.com

October 4, 2015

 

Serving Today:                                  Next Week – Thanksgiving Oct 11th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg & George Serviss
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Gary Weerts & Trevor Fowler Marg & Allie
Media Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Pre-School

Nancy Hantke & James Zhang

Marilyn Crace

Rev. Betty McLagan/Rick Penner/Lesley Craig

 

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

7pm Wednesday Bible Study
5:30pm Friday Youth Group – Hall
Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Ed. Dental Program
Wednesday 9:30-12:30 Continuing Ed. Accounting

Congregation News:

The next meeting of the Women’s Friendship group is: Friday, October 23rd; 1:30 PM at the Church. The program is from The Langley Christmas Bureau.

Every year we donate Hampers to the Christmas Bureau. Did you ever wonder who organizes where those Hampers go? Leigh Castron & Jim McGregor are going to come and tell us all about the Christmas Bureau and how they function. Did you know that over 850 hampers are given to needy families at Christmas in Langley and that the Bureau functions all year to prepare for Christmas? There is a lot to hear about the Bureau and there will be time to ask questions, so come and have your questions ready.  Everyone is welcome. There will be a Fellowship time after. Please feel free to bring a friend.  Betty McLagan

We welcome anyone interested in singing with the Thanksgiving Choir to meet at the piano after church this week. Next week is Thanksgiving, and the choir will meet at 9:00 to rehearse before the service.  Please phone Ella Marie with any questions:  604-533-4997.

Caring and Sharing:  Gwyn Benoy passed away on September 3 in Nova Scotia.  Gwyn was attending our church while staying with her family in BC and battling cancer.  There will be a Memorial service held at LPC on Saturday, Oct. 24th at 2pm. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Chris and her family.

Elder Ballots need to be returned TODAY the ballot box is at the back of the church.

Fridge Cleanout!!  The fridge downstairs has all kinds of food in it at present.  If you want anything that you have left there can you please take it home or it will be disposed of.

Telephone Directories:  I will be printing up new directories for everyone next week.  Please let me know if there are any changes to your current information or if there is some information you do not want printed.  If your only phone number is a cell phone number it will be printed unless you make a request to have it kept private.

NOTE: You can phone the office, email or leave a note in the collection plate if there are any changes (there is some spare paper by the bulletin board.)

PCC General Assembly, this year, addressed an overture concerning end of life issues.  One of the decisions about this overture was for the Moderator, Rev. Karen Horst, to write a pastoral letter to each congregation. This letter and the summary of the church’s position on euthanasia, (2015 Acts and Proceedings, pages 47-49), is on the noticeboard at the back of the church.  If anyone would like a copy of this, please contact Marg in the office.

PCC Mission Moment: 

The replanting of Heritage Green

It was a leap of faith when members of Heritage Green Presbyterian Church said “yes” to a new and transforming vision: this church that had seen very few children in recent years dreamed of becoming a place where young families were welcomed and parents would be strengthened, encouraged and mentored so that they might feel empowered to raise their children in faith. The congregation was invited to become the good soil that would receive and nourish new families with love, acceptance and faithfulness.  And now new life is springing up everywhere!  While the church is still in the early stages of this replanting story, everyone is excited to see what God has in store! Presbyterians Sharing supports Heritage Green in its transforming ministry.

Presbyterians Sharing is helping transform churches

Community Activities(Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Concerts:  Carnival of the Animals with 14 pianists from Mission, Abbotsford & Langley along with the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra present Saint-Saens’ classic work.  Saturday, Oct 17th  7pm at Bakerview MB Church (Abbotsford).

Tickets at House of James or King’s Music.  For more details, go to www.calvindyck.com

 

Celtic Tenors from Ireland make a stop on their Canadian tour in Abbotsford (Gateway Church) on Saturday, November 21st at 7pm.  Tickets at House of James and King’s Music.  For more details, go to www.calvindyck.com

Previous Announcement Reminders

Brentwood Jazz Evening – Wed. Oct.7thTH  8:00 pm Darlene Ketchum

www.darleneketchum.com

 

 

 

September 27, 2015

Serving Today:                                                               Next Week – Oct 4th

Greeters: Rev Clara & Rev. D.J. Kim Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Norma Gueulette and ? Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Don Baycroft Gary Weerts & Trevor Fowler
Media Ha Won/Marg Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Pre-School

Nancy Hantke

Marilyn Crace

Nancy Hantke & James Zhang

Marilyn Crace

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

Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Education Dental Program
10am Tuesday – Sanctuary Bible Study
7pm Wednesday Bible Study

Congregation News:

Thank you for your generous donations for the Syrian Refugee Crisis.  The total received these last 2 Sundays was $1445.00, these funds will be matched by the Canadian Government.

Presbyterian Record:  If you are not currently receiving this magazine, the church gets a copy each month and it is available for you to read.  It is on the back table in the plexiglass holder.

Marianne Lazaro spends a lot of time organizing and maintaining our Church library.  Take a minute to check out all the amazing books, Music CD’s and Adult and children videos that you can borrow.

  • The latest copy of “The Light” Magazine is on the back table for you to pick up, there is a lot of good reading in it.

Elder Ballots need to be returned in a plain sealed envelope by October 4th.  There is a ballot box at the back of the church.

PCC Mission Moment: 

Presbyterians Sharing Sunday

Through Presbyterians Sharing, Presbyterians across Canada are sharing in a wide range of ministries.  We encourage and equip congregational renewal and development. We support inner city, native and refugee ministries.  We send mission personnel and provide grants to support and accompany our international partners in leadership development, Bible translation, Christian education, theological education and evangelism. We support theological colleges, ministry candidates and new ministers. We equip congregations for Christian education, worship, evangelism, stewardship, youth ministry, leadership development and justice work.  We host events which bring people from across Canada together to share experiences and learn new skills.  And so much more! Today is a day to celebrate the mission and ministry we are doing together in Canada and around the world, in the name of Christ.   -Presbyterians Sharing is making a difference

What is the difference between Presbyterian Sharing and PWS&D? – One Mission, Two Funds Proclaiming Christ in Word and Deed

  • Presbyterians Sharing is the national church fund that supports the overall mission and ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Congregations commit to raising an accepted allocation each year. The budget for 2015 is $7.5 million.
  • Presbyterian World Service & Development is the PCC’s development and relief agency. PWS&D raises funds directly from congregations and individuals and through government (CIDA) grants – over and above gifts to Presbyterians Sharing. International Ministries mission personnel, funded through Presbyterians Sharing, often work with PWS&D partners. 

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Pacific Theatre’s new Season begins with:

Smoke on the Mountain • Oct 9-Nov 1

Book by Connie Ray. Story – In an attempt to bring his backwater congregation into modern times – it is 1938, after all – Pastor Ogelthorpe stages a gospel sing-along, inviting the Sanders Family Singers to bring their new bluegrass sound. A hilarious musical full of songs and stories that will set your toes tapping and your heart soaring.

Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, $22.99-29.99 (not incl. tax or fee) Book online or call 604.731.5518 more info at www.pacifictheatre.org.

September 20, 2015

Serving Today:                                                          Next Week – Sept. 27th

Greeters: Louise McAree Rev Clara & Rev. D.J.
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Norma Gueulette and ?
Counters: Louise McAree & Trevor Fowler Elsie Nicholson & Don Baycroft
Media James Zhang Ha Won/Marg
Kidblast

Pre-School

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Nancy Hantke

Marilyn Crace

 

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

Tuesday & Thursday 9-2:30 Continuing Education Dental Program begins
7:00 pm Wednesday, 23rd Bible Study – 10 week DVD Series starts.

Congregation News:

The Salvation Army (Gateway of Hope) sent a letter of thanks for your prayerful, financial and material support that helped make their school supply program such a success!  We helped over 300 children this season. Thank you

For those of you who didn’t receive an email;  we are sad to say that Gerry Gartside passed away on Monday.  Her service will be held at the Vancouver Golf Club, 771 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, (604) 936-3404 next Sunday (the 27th) at 12:30pm. We will miss her beautiful singing in the choir, RIP Gerry.

You are invited to stay after the Service today for a Baby Shower for Emma Comer, daughter of Janet & Chris; Granddaughter of Gayle & Dennis Howard and little sister to Lucy.

Elder Ballots need to be returned in a plain sealed envelope  by October 4th.  There is a ballot box at the back of the church.

PCC Mission Moment: 

September 21 is the International Day of Prayer for Peace – Ongoing conflict in Syria has left refugees in Lebanon and Jordan in desperate need of shelter, clothing and food. Om Mohammed lives in Lebanon with her three children. Without a husband, she is the sole provider for her family. Presbyterian World Service & Development is helping provide food aid for Syrian refugees like Om through food vouchers. Om is able to purchase essential items like rice, sugar, milk, yogurt, cheese and eggs that will help keep her children healthy and strong. Om enjoys being able to shop in the grocery store and decide which food items she wants to purchase. PWS&D continues to respond to injustices and conflict in our global village.  -PWS&D responds to violent conflict 

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents Panic Squad & Friends, a hilarious night of super-funny, super-clean comedy improv. Thrill to comical scenes created right before eyes using only the suggestions given by the audience! Experience some real “I can’t feel my face!” comedy in a one-of-a-kind show not to be seen anywhere in Canada. One night only: September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. Group rates available!

The Farewell Tour for the Women of Faith is having a live Simulcast Conference from Dallas, Texas which will be hosted by Gateway Community Church, 2884 Gladys Ave, Abbotsford. Full details are at www.worshipvancouver.com or call 604-879-1124.

Previous Announcement Reminders

Women’s Retreat

Sept. 26th  10 – 1

St Aidans PC 1320 7th Ave, New West., RSVP to Pat Lapthorne  604-526-4914
Brentwood Jazz Evening – Wed. Sept 23rd 8:00 pm The Maria Ho Quartet

www.musicalbreeze.ca

September 13, 2015

Serving Today:                                                            Next Week – Sept. 20th

Greeters: Rita & Terry Ames Louise McAree
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Terry Ames & Bob Johnson Louise McAree & Trevor Fowler
Media Marg Garratt James Zhang
Kidblast

Pre-School

Rev. D.J. Kim

Lesley Craig

Eleanor Mills

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 Tuesday morning Bible Study will resume this Tuesday at 10am and repeat every second week.  There is a Wednesday evening Bible study starting Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM.  It will be held each week and will consist of a series of 10 DVD’s and a discussion.  Please sign up on the sheet on the board if you would like to attend.

You are invited to a Baby Shower for Emma Comer, daughter of Janet & Chris; Granddaughter of Gayle & Dennis Howard, Sunday. Sept. 20th after church.   The food & refreshments are taken care of, however, if you would like to contribute to a Gift Certificate, please give your contribution to Audrey McGregor today.  If you prefer to buy a gift or make something for Emma, please do so, whatever your preference is.

What we do need is help to set-up Sunday  morning before church & Help to clean up.

  • Please let me know when you could help? (before or after) thanks Betty McLagan.

 

Elder Ballots the elder nomination forms are on the white table at the back of the church. These are for Members of LPC.  Please return in the envelope (sealed) addressed to Terry Ames by October 4th.  There is a ballot box at the back of the church.

 

PCC Mission Moment: 

Over 20 years in Kenya – With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Dr. Rick Allen has served with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Kenya for over 20 years.  His work has mainly involved conducting and facilitating HIV & AIDS training courses. To date, a large majority of ministers in the PCEA have received training, either through intensive one-week residential courses or as theological students at the Presbyterian University of East Africa, where Rick teaches. Rick will be retiring at the end of 2015. He shares, “I have mixed feelings about ending my time here in East Africa, but I thank The Presbyterian Church in Canada for a very interesting and meaningful experience.  With guidance from God, I look forward to the future.” We celebrate Rick’s faithful and dedicated service in Kenya, and pray for him as he transitions into retirement.

-PresbyteriansSharing supports mission staff

 

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents Panic Squad & Friends, a hilarious night of super-funny, super-clean comedy improv. Thrill to comical scenes created right before eyes using only the suggestions given by the audience! Experience some real “I can’t feel my face!” comedy in a one-of-a-kind show not to be seen anywhere in Canada. One night only: September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. Group rates available!

The Farewell Tour for the Women of Faith is having a live Simulcast Conference from Dallas, Texas which will be hosted by Gateway Community Church, 2884 Gladys Ave, Abbotsford. Full details are at www.worshipvancouver.com or call 604-879-1124.

Fall Fair Fundraiser, Saturday, September 19 from 9-2pm at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72nd Ave, Langley.

Previous Announcement Reminders

Women’s Retreat

Sept. 26th  10 – 1

St Aidans PC 1320 7th Ave, New West., RSVP to Pat Lapthorne  604-526-4914
Brentwood Jazz Evening – Wed. Sept 16th 8:00 pm Dalannah Gail Bowen

www.dalannahgailbowen.com

 

September 6, 2015

Serving Today:                                                             Next Week – Sept. 13th

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

Pre-School

Betty M. & Rick

Norma Gueulette

Rev. D.J. Kim

Lesley Craig

 

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 Staff at Camp Douglas have sent a card thanking us for supplying cookies this summer, they really appreciate it during their “mug up” time and it takes a load of the kitchen staff.

The card is on the bulletin board at the back.

 

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 20 Baby Shower for Emma Comer

 

PCC Mission Moment: 

September 8 is International Literacy Day

In Guatemala, the Francisco Coll School was constructed in a landfill amongst shelters built by families trying to make ends meet by searching through the dump. With the support of Presbyterian World Service & Development, Francisco Coll is providing vulnerable boys and girls with a proper education in a secure environment. One student, Patricia Benavides, has recently graduated with an accounting certificate and plans to pursue a career as a public accountant or an auditor. In a letter thanking PWS&D for its support she says, “You will be always in my prayers and I will remember that thanks to you I am a girl who finished her studies. Please know that you have changed the life of this young woman.”

-PWS&D supports education and literacy training

 

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

The Farewell Tour for the Women of Faith is having a live Simulcast Conference from Dallas, Texas which will be hosted by Gateway Community Church, 2884 Gladys Ave, Abbotsford. Full details are at www.worshipvancouver.com or call 604-879-1124.

 

Fall Fair Fundraiser, Saturday, September 19 from 9-2pm at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72nd Ave, Langley.

 

 

Previous Announcement Reminders

Women’s Retreat

Sept. 26th  10 – 1

St Aidans PC 1320 7th Ave, New West., RSVP to Pat Lapthorne  604-526-4914
Brentwood Jazz Evening – Wed. Sept 9th 8:00 pm The Daniel Reynolds Trio

 

August 30, 2015

Serving Today:                                                                 Next Week – Sept. 6th

Greeters: Gary Weerts & Ella Steiro Louise McAree
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Don Baycroft & Gary Weerts
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler

 

Sunday School:

There will be no Sunday School during the summer, but there are clipboard and activity boxes available on the bookcase at the back of the church

 

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

 

Congregation News:

For those of you who missed the Obituary for Muir Adair it is posted on the bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary.

 

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 20 Baby Shower for Emma Comer

 

PCC Mission Moment: 

If you’re scared, go to Stew’s – Presbyterians Sharing supports Saskatoon Native Circle Ministry as it reaches out to homeless people through counseling, a clothing bank, a weekly worship service and a drop-in centre where people can come for food, coffee, a visit and sometimes a prayer and a hug.  Program Manager Dylon Nipp shares, “Trust is a huge thing around here, and these people will not open up to you if they don’t trust you or know you by name.”  Dylon describes the drop-in centre as a house of comfort, where people know they will be safe. He has even heard people on the street say, “If you’re scared, go to Stew’s.  They’ll protect anyone.” The Rev. Stewart Folster adds, “Pray for us.  When you think of us, think about John 21:17, where Jesus says, ‘Feed my sheep.’ Our vision is to feed the people more than food.”

-Presbyterians Sharing reaches out to the homeless

 

Community Activities:  (Posters are on the Bulletin Board)

A Women’s Retreat is being held at St Aidan’s Presbyterian Church, 1320 7th Avenue, New Westminster, on Saturday, September 26th from 10am – 1pm. The speaker is Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls, snacks and lunch provided.

RSVP to Pat Lapthorne 604-526-4914

 

The Centre for Missional Leadership is holding two early learning opportunities at the Vancouver School of Theology this fall, including a course on Evangelism on Wednesday evenings as well as a study tour to Israel.  It is being offered in the hope that many people will be interested in taking a night class either for credit or audit.  Guest speakers include local Anglican Bishop Melissa Skelton, Dr. John Pentland from Calgary, and Dr. Darrell Guder from Princeton.  Please email me at rlockhart@standrews.edu if you have any questions.
Brentwood Presbyterian Church is holding their Jazz Evensong Classical Music Series each Wednesday at 8:00pm. The following is a list of performers and their websites.

Sept 9             The Daniel Reynolds Trio — brentwoodpc.ca/staff

Sept 16           Dalannah Gail Bowen — dalannahgailbowen.com

Sept 23               The Maria Ho Quartet, with Campbell Ryga —                                              musicalbreeze.ca

Sept 30              Gabriel Mark Hasselbach — gabrieljazz.com

Oct 7               Darlene Ketchum — darleneketchum.com

Oct 14            LJ Mounteney — ljmounteney.com

Oct 21                6 Degrees — 6degreesband.ca

Oct 28             Ray Levesque — reverbnation.com/raylevesque

Nov 3               Holly Burke — hollyburke.com

Nov 11             Andrea Menard — andreamenard.com/music.html

Nov 18            Laura Crema — lauracrema.com

Nov 25             Lorraine Foster — lorrainefoster.com/index.html

Dec 2               Sandra Mae — sandra-mae.com

Dec 9               Jaclyn Guillou — jaclynguillou.com

Dec 16             We 3 Queens — karinplato.com & katehv.com & jenniferscott.ca

ALSO: The Brentwood Concert Series presents its inaugural season with three concerts as follows:

  • Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 7:30pm The Bergmann Piano Duo, www.bergmannduo.com
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:30pm The Borealis String Quartet com
  • Friday, March 11, 2017 at 7:30pm Musica intima

The Sanctuary is a warm, intimate venue with superb acoustics. The subscription price for the series is $100.00 (available through Brown Paper Tickets).Individual tickets will not be available for purchase.

You can buy subscriptions through Brown Paper Tickets.  Brentwood’s address is 1600 Delta Ave, Burnaby.   Rev. Brian Fraser

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 needs 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

Rev. Clara Choi                                   604-761-7195

 

August 23, 2015

Serving Today:                                                            Next Week – August 30

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Need a Volunteer
Coffee: The Fowlers  
Counters: Trevor Fowler Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree

 

Sunday School:

There will be no Sunday School during the summer, but there are clipboard and activity boxes available on the bookcase at the back of the church

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

  • This week we welcome back Rev. Dorne Cornish to lead our Worship service.
  • A volunteer is needed to help count today and also for Greeting next Sunday as Bob Johnson is having eye surgery and cannot drive for 3 weeks.   Thanks.

A longtime Member of our church has passed away, Muir Adair recently moved into Langley Lodge and was going to celebrate his 97th Birthday in two weeks.  A graveside service is being planned, if you need further information please call the office next week.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 20 Baby Shower for Emma Comer

PCC Mission Moment: 

Sowing seeds of hope – Presbyterians Sharing supports ARISE ministry in Toronto, ON, a mission that ministers to people who need support exiting the sex trade.  When the Rev. Deb Rapport began working with Brooklyn six years ago, Brooklyn was homeless, addicted to crack and involved in the sex trade to support her habit.  Through counseling, friendship and support, Brooklyn journeyed from addiction to sobriety, from homelessness to being housed, from near-death to new life.   Now a new mom attending school, she wants ARISE to share her story so that it might inspire others to reach out for help and to know that they are not alone.  Deb shares, “ARISE Ministry prays that seeds of hope will be planted in the lives of all involved in prostitution; that they may know that change is possible.”

-PresbyteriansSharing inspires hope

Community Activities:

Benefit Concert for victims of the Rock Creek Fire

Friday, August 28th at 7pm Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC, Featuring Calvin Dyck, the West Coast String Quartet and Christopher Lee, Clarinet.  Admission Free.   Donations to Habitat for Humanity (receiptable)

St Aidan’s Presbyterian Church, 1320 7th Avenue New Westminster, BC is holding a Women’s Retreat on Saturday, September 26th from 10am – 1pm. The speaker is Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls, snacks and lunch provided.  RSVP to Pat Lapthorne 604-526-4914

Two early learning opportunities presented by the Centre for Missional Leadership include a course on Evangelism this fall at the Vancouver School of Theology as well as a study tour to Israel.  You will find a poster of the new Evangelism course attached to this email.  It is being offered this fall on Wednesday evenings in the hope that many people will be interested in taking a night class either for credit or audit.  Guest speakers include local Anglican Bishop Melissa Skelton, Dr. John Pentland from Calgary, and Dr. Darrell Guder from Princeton.  Please email me at rlockhart@standrews.edu if you have any questions.
Brentwood Presbyterian Church is holding “Summer Soul” Workshops and Concerts for the Voice in your Soul at 7pm on Saturday, August 22nd.

Also: 

Jazz Evensong is a Classical Music Series that will be held each Wednesday at 8:00pm from July 8-December 16. A list of performers is on the noticeboards.

They are selling subscriptions for $100 each which covers all three Concerts. You can buy subscriptions through Brown Paper Tickets.  The subscription approach allows us to secure the services of these amazing artists at a very reasonable rate. I do hope you can join us for the series and convince family and friends to do the same. Brentwood’s address is 1600 Delta Ave, Burnaby.   Rev. Brian Fraser

 

A Community of Faith in Langley, British Columbia