April 23, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                           April 30, 2017

Greeters Marg Serviss Ben & Marilyn Crace
Coffee Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters Bob Johnson &

Trevor Fowler

Louise McAree &

Don Baycroft

Media Sung Won Kim Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Paul Bankes Emberly Zhang
Duty Elder James Zhang (All April)

 

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:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis Tuesday April 25 at 10am-11:30am. We have just about finished the Gospel of John and are going to study the book of Romans next. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

Good Friday April 14nd   LPC Attendance:  34

Offering Amount: $412.00

Sunday April 16nd   LPC Attendance:  95

Offering Amount: $1,985.20

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

 

Good Friday’s offering is going to Hummingbird Ministry.

 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 5th at 5:30pm.

 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.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor Haddow’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,   Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Sheena Bolton, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers.

2nd MISSION TRIP TO SHEPHERD’S HOUSE(5337 180 St, SURREY)

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.

 THE ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS have been posted in the narthex. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

 CAMP DOUGLAS MINI RETREAT WORK PARTY on May 26–28th Save the date! And expect a great time. Please register by May 14, 2017 (the sooner the better). Please pick up your registration form from the back table and send the form to Robyn Silva at robyn@hiscpc.org. For more information, phone Robyn at 604-209-1706.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Malaria Day (April 25)

Malaria is one of Africa’s most severe health challenges and one of its most prevalent childhood diseases. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to reduce the incidence of malaria by teaching communities how to prevent the spread. Community leaders and volunteers run prevention campaigns and teach people how to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds and properly use and care for bed nets that provide protection while sleeping. When someone does contract malaria, volunteers now know how to respond quickly with medical care to ensure fewer people die as a result of the disease. With awareness, tools and training, communities are seeing fewer cases of the disease and embracing their futures with optimism and strong, healthy bodies.

PWS&D supports communities fighting malaria materials, reducing soil erosion and protecting water resources—while also increasing his yields. This method of farming is helping Elias improve his family’s life and overcome hunger for the long-term. PWS&D helps families farm sustainably

 YOUTH IN MISSION: STARPOINT FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

July 22 – August 2, 2017 Ages: 18-30 Contribution: $1500 Deadline: April 15, 2017. Join with hundreds of Hungarian youth, as well as delegates from around the globe, to worship, explore your faith and examine contemporary issues at the Starpoint Youth Fesitval, hosted by the Reformed Church of Hungary.  After the conference explore a variety of ministries with PCC mission partners in the area.

YOUTH IN MISSION: I LOVE TAIWAN 2017

June 27- July 15, 2017 Ages: 18 – 30 Contribution: $2500

Deadline: April 15, 2017 Outreach to communities in Taiwan, alongside youth from Taiwan and around the world.  Share your faith as you help youth from The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan lead children’s programs, day camps and other outreach activities in Taiwan communities.  While in Taiwan you will also discover the rich culture and heritage the country has to offer.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 SOUL GOSPEL 2! Don’t forget to purchase concert tickets early to see Warren with Good Noise live in concert.  Both of last year’s Soul Gospel concerts sold out, leaving concert-goers who waited to purchase tickets without an opportunity to attend the concerts. Saturday, June 3rd, 2017   3:00 pm and 7:30 pm Concerts, Christ Church Cathedral Burrard and Georgia, Vancouver BC, For tickets information email tickets@goodnoisevgc.com or 1-800-838-3006

 THE CASE FOR CHRIST This movie is a fantastic outreach opportunity right around Easter time! Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time … with unexpected, life-altering results. Please find your nearest theatre (Landmark or Cineplex) and contact them for booking opportunities: Cineplex 20+ guests, 1-800-313-4461 groupsales@cineplex.com Landmark 20+ guests, www.landmarkcinemas.com/group-sales

April 16, 2017

Serving                 Today:                                            April 23, 2017

Greeters Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg Serviss
Coffee Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters Louise McAree & Clara Bob Johnson & Trevor Fowler
Media Ha Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Rev. DJ Kim Paul Bankes

 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:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis Tuesday April 25 at 10am-11:30am. We have just about finished the Gospel of John and are going to study the book of Romans next. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

 

Sunday April 9nd   LPC Attendance:  65

Offering Amount: $1,772.85

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY APRIL 21 at 6pm.

 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.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor Haddow’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,   Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Sheena Bolton, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers

2nd MISSION TRIP TO SHEPHERD’S HOUSE(5337 180 St, SURREY)

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.

 THE ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS have been posted in the narthex. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

 Healthy Boundaries/Leading with care, Saturday May 13 10am -2:30pm at Knox 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/ 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 Earth Day (April 22)

Elias had been a farmer for most of his life. For years, he harvested enough food on his farm in Malawi to provide for his family. But rain, vital for cultivating life, had been minimal since last season. Elias worried that this was the year his family would go hungry. Fortunately, he was able to learn a revolutionary method of farming called conservation agriculture through a Presbyterian World Service & Development project, supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Conservation agriculture taught him about the importance of intercropping and helped him to care for creation by recycling plant materials, reducing soil erosion and protecting water resources—while also increasing his yields. This method of farming is helping Elias improve his family’s life and overcome hunger for the long-term. PWS&D helps families farm sustainably 

YOUTH IN MISSION: STARPOINT FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

July 22 – August 2, 2017 Ages: 18-30 Contribution: $1500 Deadline: April 15, 2017. Join with hundreds of Hungarian youth, as well as delegates from around the globe, to worship, explore your faith and examine contemporary issues at the Starpoint Youth Fesitval, hosted by the Reformed Church of Hungary.  After the conference explore a variety of ministries with PCC mission partners in the area.

YOUTH IN MISSION: I LOVE TAIWAN 2017

June 27- July 15, 2017 Ages: 18 – 30 Contribution: $2500

Deadline: April 15, 2017 Outreach to communities in Taiwan, alongside youth from Taiwan and around the world.  Share your faith as you help youth from The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan lead children’s programs, day camps and other outreach activities in Taiwan communities.  While in Taiwan you will also discover the rich culture and heritage the country has to offer.

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

 BOOKKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE Willoughby Church is looking for an experienced part-time bookkeeper (4-8 hours per week).  For job description and to send a resume, contact liz@willoughbychurch.com or visit willoughbychurch.com.

PEACE ARCH CHORUS Sneak Peek April 19, 2017  Doors 7:00pm Show 7:30pm at Shannon Hall Cloverdale , BC (6050 176th St, Surrey) with Special guests including Wally Echoes Chorus and Quartets, Vita & Simer. Entrance by donation 50/50 draw. Refreshments after the show.

 

April 9, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                  April 16, 2017

Greeters Louise McAree Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts To be announced
Media Rev. Clara Choi Ha Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Elizabeth Szamoskozi Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Reading Betty Siverns Rev. DJ 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:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis Tuesday April 11 at 10am-11:30am. We have just about finished the Gospel of John and are going to study the book of Romans next. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday April 2nd   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3,686.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY APRIL 21 at 6pm.

 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 Haddow’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,   Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Sheena Bolton,

 

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.

THE ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS have been posted in the narthex. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

 READERS ARE STILL required for the Tenebrae service following the potluck/communion service on Maundy Thursday Apr. 13. Please speak to Debbie. Thanks.

MEMORIAL NOTE Today is Palm Sunday, a very special day in the church year. Mr. Bill Nicholson reminds us that today is also the 100th Anniversary of the WWI, Battle of Vimy Ridge. As we remember our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we also pause for a moment to remember the deep effect that this one hundred year old conflict has had upon our nation, Canada. In addition, we honour the memory of the fallen on both sides.

 

Healthy Boundaries/Leading with care, Saturday May 13 10am -2:30pm at Knox 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/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 Building relationships in Malawi

Presbyterians Sharing supports Joel Sherbino, a part-time mission liaison between the PCC and the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi as he continues his ministry at Paris Presbyterian Church in Ontario. In accepting this position, Joel expressed his deep sense of call in these words: “I will always have one foot in each world, Malawi and Canada”. Joel is in regular contact with the Blantyre Synod prison ministry’s volunteers and staff, and encourages Canadian Presbyterians to learn about Malawi, pray for the people there and support special projects. Joel’s position as liaison will help deepen the PCC’s partnership with the CCAP, while offering opportunities for Canadian Presbyterians to engage in Christ’s mission in Malawi.Presbyterians Sharing builds relationships

 

YOUTH IN MISSION: STARPOINT FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

July 22 – August 2, 2017 Ages: 18-30 Contribution: $1500 Deadline: April 15, 2017. Join with hundreds of Hungarian youth, as well as delegates from around the globe, to worship, explore your faith and examine contemporary issues at the Starpoint Youth Fesitval, hosted by the Reformed Church of Hungary.  After the conference explore a variety of ministries with PCC mission partners in the area.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

BOOKKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE Willoughby Church is looking for an experienced part-time bookkeeper (4-8 hours per week).  For job description and to send a resume, contact liz@willoughbychurch.com or visit willoughbychurch.com.

 

On Tuesday, April 11th, Langley Christian Elementary school is hosting a Kindergarten Open House from 9 am – noon. This event is aimed at parents who have children preschool age, or younger, that have yet to decide where their child(ren) will attend Kindergarten.  We understand choosing a school is a big deal.  Education and learning is transforming and parents want to ensure their kids have opportunities to grow, learn, be challenged and affirmed. All in the best environment possible.

Session Report January, 2017

Langley Presbyterian Session Report – January 27, 2017

  • Session accepted with regret Alex McGregor’s resignation from active service as an elder at LPC. We thank Alex for his service and wish him God’s blessing as he moves into this new phase of his life
  • Terry Ames has asked and been granted a two year leave of absence from active session duties
  • Session agreed that we now need at least three new elders due to Alex’s retirement as well as Betty Sivern’s imminent retirement and Terry Ames’ two-year leave of absence.
  • Session members will be attending a special meeting of Presbytery on Feb. 18 for the purpose of discerning our Presbytery’s vision for future ministry
  • Session encourages all members and adherents to attend our Annual General \Meeting on Feb 26/17
  • It is noted that members and adherents may vote on all matters presented at our AGM
  • We are planning to have our Young People provide child-minding service during the AGM so parents of young families can attend the meeting
  • 2016 was a financial success ending with a surplus of income to expenses of approximately $7,000
  • A ride share to Shepherd’s House services is being planned, dates to be announced
  • A plan for renovating our chancel (stage) is on going with a gift of over $4,000 already received for this project. Estimates for completion of the project, although not finalized, are in the neighbourhood of $20,000, this includes necessary improvements to our existing sound system
  • Our Syrian Refugee family support pod reports that their work with our sponsored family is rewarding and going well
  • Our Missions Committee reports that the Christmas Hamper program was a great success with hampers given to 8 families and money still in that account for next year
  • Session recognizes that we should have done a better job of clearing the snow and ice during the recent blast of winter weather. We have a plan for the next such occurrence. But if such adverse conditions occur again and we are not able to keep our parking lot and walkways clear of snow and ice we will postpone worship services until safe conditions are achieved. No one wants to be responsible for someone falling and being injured on their way to church
  • We have received a report from an arborist indicating that some of the trees at the back of our property present a blow down hazard to our neighbours. As good neighbours we plan to act on this report by removing the dangerous trees over the course of this year
  • Our Leading with Care Committee is making progress in bringing our congregation into line with our denominational policy around being a safe and caring community of worship. You can expect a fire drill in our near future
  • This year as part of our Lenten worship, we plan to have a pancake supper at the church on Shrove Tuesday Feb 28 at 5:30 followed by a short service. Anyone who wants to help cook and serve pancakes please see Dennis
  • We also plan to have a Service of the Ashes on Ash Wednesday March 1 to begin Lent
  • For Holy week, we plan to have evening services from Monday through to Maundy Thursday. These services will be simple with Scripture readings, perhaps a short reflection, prayers and hymns
  • The minister reports that he has been maintaining his commitment to average one pastoral visit per week. Most weeks emergent visits have helped him to exceed the committed minimum number of visits

Session Report March, 2017

SESSION REPORT TO CONGREGATION APRIL 9, 2017

Session met last on March 31/17

Topics discussed

  • Developing Legacy Giving Ministry in Your Congregation – we viewed a powerpoint presentation which had been presented March 23 by Janice Meighan (Stewardship & Planned Giving Dept) The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Details to follow.
  • We will hold communion by intinction during our Good Friday service this year.
  • Treasurer Larry Eastwood reported that as of February month end statements, our deficit was an insignificant $62 not the budgeted amount of $3,000. Due to the many items that must be paid for early in the year a budgetary deficit is normal. We thank God that our deficit is well below what we expected it to be.
  • Session is in the process of developing a Designated Gift Policy for Langley Pres., so we do not find ourselves in the position of having money on hand that we are unable to use because it was given under an inappropriate designation.
  • Session is planning to hold an election of elders in the near future. As per our practice the congregation will be given opportunity to nominate to session, the names of those members of the church, who they feel have demonstrable gifts for eldership. As per church polity, the session is responsible for granting final approval of all nominations.
  • A list of serving elders and the people they serve will be posted on our bulletin board in the near future.
  • It was reported from Presbytery that the pastoral tie between Calvin Presbyterian and the Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand has been severed. The Rev. Dr. Bob Paul, Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall will serve Calvin as their Interim Moderator during their vacancy. Please pray for the people of Calvin and for Bob.
  • An arborist has diagnosed several of the trees in our back property as being potential windfall hazards. We are awaiting a quote from a tree faller and will proceed to remove the hazardous trees over the course of the next months; starting with the ones that pose the largest risk of falling onto our neighbours’ property.
  • Session approved the gifting of our Good Friday offering to Hummingbird Ministries, which is a 1st Nations Ministry of our presbytery led by the Rev. Mary Fontaine.

APRIL 2, 2017

Serving                        Today:                                              April 9, 2017

Greeters Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Terry Ames & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts
Media Patricia Fowler Clara Choi
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Eleanor Mills

Reading Marilyn Crace Betty Siverns
Duty Elder James Zhang(All April)  

 

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:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis Tuesday April 11 at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday MAR. 26th   LPC Attendance:  62

Offering Amount: $945.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets Friday April 7 at 6pm. 

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,  Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Janet

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 Knox 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/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 World Health Day (April 7)

“I was happy and relieved that my disease was diagnosed and that it was curable!” The gratitude Sher felt after getting answers to his health concerns and medicine to treat his leprosy is inspiring. But the road to recovery had an uncertain start. In an effort to heal a mysterious lesion on his foot, Sher tried a variety of herbal remedies. But the wound continued to fester. “I was in distress. I knew something was wrong.” Sher was referred to a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported clinic in Nepal where he was finally diagnosed. Though anxious at first, health workers comforted Sher and explained his treatment options. Now cured—and equipped with the knowledge and support to build a healthy future—Sher has peace of mind. PWS&D equips communities to build healthy futures.

WMS OF BC GET-TOGETHER Wednesday, June 28th 2017 @ Calvin Presbyterian Church . 33911 Hazelwood Ave. Abbotsford, BC. To begin at 11 AM. Tea & coffee will  be served. A short meeting in the Sanctuary, chaired by Sheila Jakus. A Report from “The Gathering” in May & Report from Synodical. Lunch @ 12:15, Lunch is $12, per person. A tour of the New Church, (should be completed by 2 PM to get home ahead of the traffic). 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

FACING DARKNESS  When Ebola hit West Africa in 2014, Samaritan’s Purse did what God calls all believers to do: serve those in need. The new documentary Facing Darkness tells the ministry’s story—and it’s unlike any movie you’ve ever seen. It’s a true story of bravery … compassion … faith. Most of all, this is a story of hope. Facing Darkness is playing at select theatres in Vancouver, BC The Park Theatre 3440 Cambie St. on one night only: 7:00 p.m. local time, Thursday April 3.

Global Christian Centre Ministries – Pan Flute and Pipe Organ Benefit Concert.  Rev. Brian Lise (http://www.global-ministry.com/) will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event, focusing on the support of mission work in Albania by Rev. David Pennoyer (http://www.lovealbania.com/). on Wed, April 12, 2017, 7:30 pm at Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, 12300 – 92 Ave, Surrey, B.C. Free admission, ministry offering for GCCM will be received. (No reservations, no tickets)   Wheelchair accessible. Mid-concert intermission – refreshments served. Contact:  Brian Lise at brianl@sasktel.net or 306-382-0714 or venue location:  maranathaorgan @gmail.com