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.