October 30, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 6th

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

Preschool

Ha-Won Kim

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Sunday School:

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

Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.

Congregation News:

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

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

 

Reformation Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Why honour Desiderius Erasmus on Reformation Sunday?

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

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

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

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

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

Articles:

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

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

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

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

Previous Announcements:

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

 

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

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

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

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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