March 5, 2017

Serving                   Today:                                    March 12, 2017

Greeters: Rev. DJ Kim &

Ha-Won Kim

Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Nancy Gong  & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Allie Dale-Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Terry Ames &

Louise McAree

Media: Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

 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.26th   LPC Attendance:  60

Offering Amount: $1,762.00

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.

EASTER CHOIR begins practices after church today about 11:20am (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!

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig

MISSION AND OUTREACH UPDATE

 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.

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 International Women’s Day (March 8)

Deeba teaches chemistry at a high school in Afghanistan, where cultural barriers frequently limit opportunities for women and prevent them from entering the workforce. While she has the support of her family, Deeba experienced challenges as a woman working outside the home. One challenge was the lack of training she received in educational methods, making it difficult to teach her lessons. Thanks to a Presbyterian World Service & Development program that supports training for teachers in Afghanistan, Deeba is participating in workshops to help her improve the quality of lessons for her students. Because of this program, she is inspiring students to reach their full potential and setting examples for women. “I can feel the respect for myself in my students’ eyes.”PWS&D supports equal opportunities for women neighourhood becomes, the healthier the families who live there will be. Presbyterians Sharing builds community

You’re invited to attend LADIES’ RETREAT(36th year) at Camp Douglas, June 12-15, 2017. Theme: “FAITH FULL”(based on the book of Joshua) and Speaker Rev. Paddy Eastwood. You are available by e-mailing the Registrar, Randi Kanski at randik@telus.net. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Ecumenical Stewardship Centre’s “Generosity NOW” conference. When: April 25-27, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, Washington DC

Registration deadline: April 18, 2017 and Cost: US$299 (includes 2 lunches).  Participants are responsible for flights and accommodations.

Accommodation A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport. The rate is $199 USD per night. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is provided.

**PCC Grants Available!  Ministers and lay leaders may apply for up to 1/3 of registration fee and travel costs. (Meals and accommodation are not included, booking cheapest flights is strongly encouraged.) Contact Heather Chappell at hchappell@presbyterian.ca if you are interested in applying for a grant.  Grants are limited  – so apply soon.**

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

Bethesda Christian Association is pleased to invite you to attend a free ESTATE PLANNING CLINIC  Presented by Christian Stewardship Services. Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:00PM at TRINITY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH- FIRESIDE ROOM 3215 Trethewey St. Abbotsford BC  This a wonderful opportunity to learn how to protect your family, the importance of a proper Will, and how to support charities that are important to you.  Come and listen to a Christian consultant and enjoy refreshments and decadent desserts from Duft’s Bakery!  Draw for $500 toward Will services provided by the firm of Linley Welwood will be made at the event!  Please join us!  RSVP to Annetta 1-800-267-8890 x217 or annettas@csservices.ca