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.