February 26, 2017

Serving                    Today:                                            March 5, 2017

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Rev. DJ Kim &

Ha-Won Kim

Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Counters: Louise McAree &

Bob Johnson

Allie Dale-Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Media: James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer &

Nancy Hantke

Ha-Won Kim &

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:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday FEB.19th   LPC Attendance:  60

Offering Amount: $1775.30

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

LENTEN WORSHIP & SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

On Tuesday, February 28, we will host a pancake supper in the church hall at 5:30p.m after the meal we will have a Lenten worship service at 7pm.. Please bring your own plate, cup and cutlery. Bring your family and friends and join others for pancakes, eggs, sausage, good company, and good conversation. It will help with planning if you sign up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church and let us know how many will attend. But please join us even if you haven’t done this.

Today we have an AGM MEETING after the service at 11:30 am in the church hall.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE will be on March 1st at 7pm.

EASTER CHOIR will begin practices after church next week, Sunday, March 5 about 11:20 (time for a quick coffee/tea after the service). We meet in the sanctuary and invite all who enjoy singing to join us. Please feel free to call Ella Marie with any questions. 604-533-4997  We look forward to seeing new faces next week!

SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother Gale Brown, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Canada’s Muslim communities.

SAVE THE DATE on May 19-22, 2017 National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering 2017. Join hundreds of women from across Canada to pray, worship, learn, play and celebrate. It will be held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Helping families come to life

Presbyterians Sharing supports congregations that are involved in an intentional program of transformation, like Heritage Green Family Church in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Heritage Green’s family style worship welcomes all ages with songs and prayers that make sense to kids and interactive activities that draw families into God’s presence. Every service brings families together, with Christ at the centre. The congregation is working to build strong relationships between neighbours within their community and believes that the stronger a neighourhood becomes, the healthier the families who live there will be. Presbyterians Sharing builds community

COMMUNITY EVENTS

World Day of Prayer

Langley Mennonite Fellowship located at 20997 40th Ave. is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer event on March 3 at 2:30pm. Please join us for this important time of prayer..

 

You’re invited to VST’s Spring Open House, Thursday March 9th(8:30am-5pm). The day starts with coffee and muffins followed by  a tour the school. You’ll meet some faculty and talk with the admissions team before attending community worship at noon. After worship share in the Principal’s lunch and then spend the afternoon in class! The event is free but please rsvp to Julie Lees(jlees@vst.edu)

 

Langley – Hope For Women – Dessert Concert March 24th, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring local Christian musicians We are Mystic and C&C. A freewill offering will be taken to support the life-saving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Langley. Location: Langley Evangelical Free Church, 20719 48 Ave, Langley. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-427-3939 or email langley@hopeforwomen.ca

February 19, 2017

Serving                    Today:                                          February 26, 2017

Greeters: Marg Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Gary Weerts &

Terry Ames

Louise McAree &

Bob Johnson

Media: Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills &

Betty Siverns

Janet Comer &

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:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday FEB.12th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3992.10

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

LENTEN WORSHIP & SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

On Tuesday, February 28, we will host a pancake supper in the church hall at 5:30p.m after the meal we will have a Lenten worship service at 7pm.. Bring your family and friends and join others for pancakes, eggs, sausage, good company, and good conversation. It will help with planning if you sign up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church and let us know how many will attend. But please join us even if you haven’t done this.

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

MISSION AND OUTREACH UPDATE

Thanks once again to everyone that participated in the Christmas Hamper program this year.  Eight hampers were delivered  to needy families in Langley. Since November, 2016, members of our refugee team have been visiting the Nane family for about an hour and a half on most weeks except holidays.  We’re focusing on helping them to learn English.  Although slow, we’re making progress and the          time spent with the family is very enjoyable.  One of our congregation’s friends, Thanon Matty, has been acting as translator on a number of occasions which has been invaluable to us.  You may remember Thanon and his family from past Advent elebrations at Langley Presbyterian (they arrived in Canada as refugees from Syria and Iraq about five years ago).  On several occasions, we’ve also provided rides to Children’s Hospital for Ali and his son Abdulkerim.  Within the next several months, we’re hoping to expand our support for the Nanes. 

SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it. 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Alex McGregor, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities. Debbie’s aunt & uncle

We have lost a few counters on our roster to count the offering.

If you feel you may be interested in helping with this service, please contact Louise McAree @ 604-530-6097 Or contact the church office or email me louisemcaree@telus.net

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Day of Social Justice

Presbyterian World Service & Development responds to situations where poverty and gender power imbalances prevent women who are victims of sexual violence from seeking treatment and the assistance to combat this widespread injustice. PWS&D works for social justice by promoting the rights of vulnerable groups and removing barriers that prevent individuals from meeting basic needs. After being raped at home, a young woman in Haiti received medical care, emotional support and counsel through PWS&D’s program. Her words of gratitude are a testament to just how impactful the project is: “If today I can keep my head up and live my life, it is thanks to you. Please keep up with the good work you are doing.”

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick, Rev. Glen Davis and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times: •            4 pm – Registration opens

  • 5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  • 6 pm – Registration closes
  • 6pm – Meal service begins
  • 8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

Wycliffe Bible Translators is hosting a winter event February 2017 called Race to 2025: Kinsha, Southeast Asia. Michael Witten as a leader and three team members (Lauren, Matthew and Kylie) will compete in the Race to 2025 together, which is a simulation of real-life outdoor adventures (hiking, language learning, and more!) that Bible translators may face as they bring the Word of God to people who don’t yet have it in their own language.

Their team committed to raise a minimum of $2,000 ($500 per racer). Funds raised through Race to 2025: Kinsha, Southeast Asia will help the translation of Scripture for millions in this sensitive area. The ultimate goal is lives transformed through the use of mother-tongue Scriptures in everyday life. For more information on the people of the Kinsha Project (pictured right) visit ttp://wordalive.wycliffe.ca/2016/october. 

World Day of Prayer

Langley Mennonite Fellowship located at 20997 40th Ave. is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer event on March 3 at 2:30pm. Please join us for this important time of prayer..

You’re invited to VST’s Spring Open House, Thursday March 9th(8:30am-5pm). The day starts with coffee and muffins followed by  a tour the school. You’ll meet some faculty and talk with the admissions team before attending community worship at noon. After worship share in the Principal’s lunch and then spend the afternoon in class! The event is free but please rsvp to Julie Lees(jlees@vst.edu)

 

Feb. 12, 2017

Serving                  Today:                                              February 19, 2017

Greeters: Louise McAree Marg Serviss
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft Gary Weerts & Terry Ames
Media: Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Rev. Betty McLagan &Rick Penner, Janet Comer Eleanor Mills & Betty Siverns

 

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 Ladies Friendship Group is having a get together on Friday, February 17 at 1:30pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

 

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

 

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 Audrey or Alex McGregor Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net. 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.

 

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

 

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary this month to Gayle Howard, Marg Serviss, Ruth Nigh, Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine & Rev.DJ Kim and Rev. Clara Choi

 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities.

 

Session meets on February 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

 

We have lost a few counters on our roster to count the offering.

If you feel you may be interested in helping with this service, please contact Louise McAree @ 604-530-6097 Or contact the church office or email me louisemcaree@telus.net

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

We serve, Jesus heals

Presbyterians Sharing supports Dr. Nicholas and Rebecca Bauman as they serve with the United Mission to Nepal, one of the PCC’s long-standing partners. Nick will work as a general surgeon at the United Mission Hospital in Tansen, which serves a population of about one million people in western Nepal. The hospital’s motto is “We serve, Jesus heals.” Nick will engage in clinical work, with a heavy emphasis on teaching Nepali medical residents. Becky is an Occupational Therapist and is excited to discover ways in which to utilize her skills.

 

The final Presbyterians Sharing numbers are in and we are grateful to you and Presbyterians across Canada for your faithful and generous support.  A total of $6,814,363 was contributed by congregations and individuals in 2016, representing tremendous generosity from the almost 90,000 people who attend the PCC’s 840 congregations, achieving 96% of our goal.  The congregational remittance reports are going in the mail this week and we will be mailing a thank-you letter to each congregation shortly.

Your contribution impacts many areas of the PCC.

  • 36% equips congregations for vital and creative ministry across Canada
  • 17% goes towards leadership development, including theological education of ministers through the three Presbyterian colleges
  • 15% supports international ministry partners by sending mission staff and providing grants for mission work

Many congregations are in the midst of planning for their Annual General Meeting, and we’ve been receiving calls and emails from people looking for their suggested allocation.  So, this is just a friendly reminder that the 2017 suggested allocation for Langley Presbyterian Church (WE250) is $11,986.60 .  Please contact our office if you have any questions. Accepted allocations can be reported back through your Presbytery, online or by sending us an email.

 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

 

Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team, Networking session:

February 18th 2018 The Event is designed to provide Information to Groups and Organizations about Refugee Settlement Issues and approaches. If you have not attended a meeting yet, this may be your last chance for a while, make sure to registered; send an email:ichalloner@mosaicbc.org

February 5, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                      February 12, 2017

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

Preschool:

Ha Won Kim & Eleanor Mills Rev. Betty McLagan &Rick Penner, Janet Comer

 

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 Ladies Friendship Group is having a get together on Friday, February 17 at 1:30pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

We are having multicultural snacks today after the service. Everyone has brought a dessert from their own culture or tradition to share.

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

 

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

 

We are participating in VST’s Theological Education Sunday today-Sumarme Gobles the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Andrew’s Hall is joining us.

 

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 Audrey or Alex McGregor Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net. 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.

 

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

 

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary this month to Gayle Howard, Marg Serviss, Ruth Nigh, Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine & Rev.DJ Kim and Rev. Clara Choi

 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities.

 

Session meets on February 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, Presbyterian World Service & Development envisions a sustainable, compassionate and just world. On February 5—PWS&D Sunday—we remember the work our church is doing to uphold God’s promise in vulnerable communities around the world. With generous gifts from individuals and congregations and the commitment of partners around the world, PWS&D is able to carry out programs in international development and emergency relief to help communities rise above poverty and disaster and access basic necessities like nutritious food, clean water, health care, quality education and basic human rights. With each family that is empowered to build a sustainable livelihood, grow their own food and rise above illness, we witness God’s Spirit enabling abundant life.

 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

 

Holy Land Tour. Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land? The next opportunity will be November 12-23, 2017. Itinerary and registration information check out www.christian-journeys.com. Tour leaders will be the Rev. Martin Baxter and Ross Lockhart.