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)