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