Serving Today: Next Week – Dec 4th
|Greeters:||Alex & Audrey McGregor||Bob Johnson|
|Coffee:||Don & Lorraine Baycroft||Trevor & Patricia Fowler|
|Counters:||Louise McAree & Elsie Nicholson||Don Baycroft & Bob Johnson|
|Media:||James Zhang||James Zhang|
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.
We are holding our annual Langley Presbyterian Advent Event at the church on Saturday, Dec 3rd. This is a family event that starts with crafts and ginger bread house decorating at 3:00 PM, followed by Christmas carol singing and then a delicious pot-luck dinner at 5:30 or so. All are welcome and if you have never attended this event before please make a point this year of joining in the fun and festivities. Feel free to bring your children and grand-kids as well as friends and family.
Our event teams will be looking after the planning of this event and we could really use your help. To find out how you can help please contact Audrey McGregor at 604-532-6011 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signups for the Advent potluck and gingerbread houses are at the back of the sanctuary. Building gingerbread houses will start at about 3:00 pm and the potluck dinner at about 5:30 pm.
LPC Attendance & offering Count:
Sunday Nov 20th attendance count: 68
A note from our Treasurer Larry Eastwood. As of November 18th the regular (not specified) donations to PWS&D were $238.85.
The specified (Alberta forest fire, hurricane etc.) totalled $734.12.
Clothes2U will be giving clothes,toys,linen,diapers,books,personal and small household items FREE to those in need, male/female, baby to adult. This takes place at the rear of Nicomekl Elementary School, 53 Ave. at 200 St. in Langley on Saturday Dec.3, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Admission is $1, under 12 is free. To volunteer, go to www.clothes2u.ca
The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.
THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.
Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!
Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap. You can go online womensgathering.ca or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.
Christmas Hampers2016! Once again, Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.
Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec 11th the CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Dec 16th @6:30 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.
Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!
Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table. Or please see Betty McLagan.
PCC MISSION MOMENTS
December 1 is World AIDS Day
The Presbyterian Church in Canada, through Presbyterian World Service & Development, supports HIV and AIDS programs that fight stigma and discrimination, teach and equip
people to prevent the spread and the transmission between mother and child, and provide home based care and medications to those living with the disease. In Malawi, Shadreck was afraid to disclose his diagnosis to his family, so he neglected to take his medication. His health deteriorated quickly. Desperate for guidance, Shadreck joined an HIV support group run by PWS&D partners. He met friends who encouraged him to be open about his condition. Now with the support of his wife, Shadreck is hopeful. “I can take my pills without stigma,” he shares. “I have my health back.”
PWS&D provides encouragement to people living with HIV and AIDS