March 26, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                April 2, 2017

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee Marg Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters Bob Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Terry Ames & Louise McAree
Media James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Betty Bankes

Nancy Hantke

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

Reading Ha-Won Kim Marilyn Crace

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 MAR. 19th   LPC Attendance:  68

Offering Amount: $1,711.70

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

 

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 practice after church today.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,  Ellar Marie’s safe travel, Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask.

ESTHER LAU was with Rev. Ted & Betty Siverns recently. She has asked to express greetings to the congregation. Esther’s health has stabilized thanks to a treatment program that is not available in Hong Kong. Since her student visa will soon expire she is filing a request to stay in Canada for compassionate reasons. On your behalf we wished her well and promised her our prayers.

THANK YOU so much to all the people that came out to help clean up after the winter storm!  It certainly was a big job. You are appreciated! And thank you Louise McAree for heading up this group!

2nd MISSION TRIP TO SHEPHERD’S HOUSE

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 April 28. 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.

 MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP and POTLUCK ON APRIL 13. As part of our Maundy Thursday observances we will hold a potluck dinner at the church starting at 5:30pm. Please sign-up for what you plan to bring to share. Remember to also bring your dishes and cutlery to reduce clean up chores. We will celebrate Holy Communion after this meal. Our Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service begins at 7:15pm.

CLEAN UP  In a couple of weeks we’d like to clean up the coat hanging area in the back of the church. If you have a hat or jacket in this area please remove it as we will be donating any leftover items. 

Healthy Boundaries/Leading with care, Saturday May 13 10am -2:30pm at Langley Presbyterian Church $20.00 (includes morning coffee and lunch and book ) Register by May 6 Contact Ruth at ruth.chueh@gmail.com 604-263-0190 FOR: All who do pastoral visiting, clergy, camp counsellors, leaders of children and youth programs and people in leadership of vulnerable populations (children and elderly).

Leading with care workshop only Thursday, May 17, 7-9pm at St. Aidan’s Presbyterian Church (1320 Seventh Ave. New West) FOR: This abbreviated session is primarily for administrators, secretaries and  trainers, Board or Finance members and those in charge of property, who will NOT be visiting or leading directly with vulnerable populations (children and elderly). Bring your copy of “Leading with Care” or purchase one for $5.00. Register with Ruth as above.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Working towards a brighter future

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Tyndale St.-Georges Community Centre in Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood as it works to ensure that each member of the community has the opportunities and skills to help realize their potential. The high school perseverance program matches students with peers or older students. Participants gain skills and confidence that lead to more regular school attendance and higher grades, and mentors gain awareness of individual differences and satisfaction from using their abilities to help others. Noah, a volunteer in the program says, “I think if we want a brighter future and a more intelligent community, then we have to help each other out and do our best to succeed together.” Presbyterians Sharing supports inner-city communities.