December 18, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                    Christmas Day

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor George & Marg Serviss
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss No Coffee
Counters: Allie & Louise
Media: Marg Garratt No Media
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Rick & Eleanor


Christmas Eve

Greeters:
Counters:
Media: 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:

Sunday Dec. 4th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $1896.00

Is there someone who would like to Greet on Christmas Eve please!  You can speak to Marg or Rev. Dennis.

Thanks.

 

Please join us on Christmas Eve for our Carols and Candlelight Service at 7pm and we will also have a service at 10am on Christmas Day.

 

The Langley Food Bank has sent a letter thanking us for our recent donation of $315.00 and our continual support of grocery donations. They wish us all a Blessed Christmas and our partnership with them  is vital and appreciated.  The letter is on the bulletin board at the back.

Previous Announcements:

CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice after church today.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 18: Accompanying people on their healing journey

The Rev. John Wyminga and Rev. Shannon Bell-Wyminga are ministers with the Nazko & Area Dakelh Outreach in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Shannon shares, “This ministry is about walking the long road with the people of Nazko and the surrounding area. More and more we realize that God is calling us to accompany people on the journey. We walk with them through the tragedies, the grief and the trauma that continues due to poverty, racism and the legacy of the past. We celebrate with them new births, milestones and treatment centre graduations. The power in Jesus’ ministry was all about incarnation – God being present in real flesh. As we live that incarnation of Jesus’ love, we trust that God’s power will also be manifest as we walk the long walk to healing in our communities. Thank you for sharing this love and vision through all your support.

Presbyterians Sharing walks with native peoples

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Two employment opportunities:

  1. Camp Douglas is looking for a Camp Director. The information is posted on the bulletin board. Let Marg know if you want it emailed to you.
  2. Bethesda Christian Association is seeking to employ a Resource Assistant for their Supported Independent Living and Langley Day Services based in Abbotsford and Langley.  Please visit Bethesda’s website: BethesdaBC.com for more details.

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 The Kwerks, Rick Calhoun, Allen Desnoyers, Jon Ochsendorf & Brett Ziegler, plus performers Ken Hildebrandt and Ron Reed.  It’s the un-slickest show in town! One night only: December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.pacifictheatre.org.

December 11, 2016

Serving Today:                                                              Next Week – Dec 18th

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Terry Ames & Trevor Fowler Allie & Louise
Media: Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills & Norma Gueulette

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

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:

Sunday Dec. 4th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3203.00

THE ECUMENICAL ADVENT CAROL SERVICE is being held TODAY at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72 Avenue, Langley. There will be refreshments to follow the service.

Please join us on Christmas Eve for our Carols and Candlelight Service at 7pm and we will also have a service at 10am on Christmas Day.

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, Langley Presbyterian Church has stepped up and filled all the hampers!!  Thank you all for your generosity in helping make some families Christmas that much brighter this year.

Previous Announcements:

CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice after church today.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Friday night, December 16th @6:30 p.m. meet at the church and join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood followed by hot chocolate. Fa la la, la la la!

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope is still looking for volunteers for their Kettle locations even one day or 2 hours is a huge help! For more information contact kettles@gatewayofhope.ca or 604 514 7375 (Mon-Fri – Daytime)

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Sharing the Gospel in people’s heart languages

In order to preserve their cultures and promote the use of their ancestral languages, indigenous churches are working to enable indigenous peoples to read and study Scripture using the language of their hearts. The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean advises indigenous pastors and elders on translating the Bible into the languages of the Amis, Bunun, Drekay, Paiwan, Tayal and Pinuyumayan peoples. Paul shares, “I thank the Presbyterian Church in Canada for supporting multicultural multilingual Bible translation work in Taiwan. Thanks to everyone who faithfully prays and supports me and our partners in mission through Presbyterians Sharing. May our good and gracious God bless you for your part in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the

ongoing Bible translation work with Taiwan’s indigenous peoples.”

Presbyterians Sharing supports Bible translation 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Social Justice Action Committee has postponed the Planning Meeting that was to be held yesterday to Saturday, January 21 at Knox, New Westminster, from 10:00 – Noon. Glenn Inglis, Convener

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 The Kwerks, Rick Calhoun, Allen Desnoyers, Jon Ochsendorf & Brett Ziegler, plus performers Ken Hildebrandt and Ron Reed.  It’s the un-slickest show in town! One night only: December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.pacifictheatre.org.

 

December 4, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Dec 11th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Don Baycroft & Bob Johnson Terry Ames & Trevor Fowler
Media: James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills & Norma Gueulette

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:

December Birthdays! Celebrating this month is Lucy Comer! Happy Birthday Lucy and any other congregation members that may be celebrating quietly!

 

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 27th  attendance count: 60

Next Session Meeting : December 9th

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.

 

Vicki the church’s Administrator, will be leaving. As a few of you may already know, I am moving to another area and will not be returning to Langley Presbyterian Church. The hardest part of leaving is the great community of people! Perhaps we will be able to come and visit from time to time! Thanks for being a great bunch of people!          Marg Garratt will be covering Starting Dec 6th. Please address any office issues to Marg. Thanks again for your friendships and hard work. It has been a pleasure!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

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.

 

Previous Announcements:

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 Marg 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!

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 10 is Human Rights Day

In many parts of Haiti, a lack of resources, gender power imbalances and widespread poverty limit prevention and treatment for women who are victims of sexual violence. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to protect and promote the rights of women and girls and ensure they have access to the services they need to combat this injustice. After she was attacked on her way to the market, Rodeline received medical care and psychosocial support from health workers and assistance from social workers so she could access legal support. “I am happy and grateful for the health centre’s welcome,” says Rodeline. “Every time I went there, the staff always took care of me.”

PWS&D protects the rights of vulnerable women and girls