Session Report May 2017

SESSION REPORT TO CONGREGATION – MAY 2017

 

Session met in regular session on May 12, 2017. The following is a recap of items discussed and decisions made.

Correspondence

  • Letter from Terry Ames announcing his desire to retire from session effective April 30/17
  • Email from Louise McAree regarding broken window on landscapers truck and notice from furnace repairman stating that our heating system will not need to be replaced in the near future
  • Letter from Betty Siverns announcing her retirement from session effective July 31/17

Finance Report 

  • Treasurer reports that we ended April with a $1,482 surplus and expenses are $3,000 under budget.
  • Agreed that the treasurer should forward accumulated amounts to 3 of our missions: Shepherd’s House, Malawi and Langley Memorial Hospital Chaplaincy fund

Worship Planning Team Report

  • At the AGM a redesign of the chancel area was approved up to the amount of $20,000. It was agreed we would move forward with this project as monies were received. A two stage quote for the sound system portion of this project was received with the first stage quoted at $6324.99 and the completing stage quoted at $4,226.42. As of the date of our session meeting, the Chancel redesign fund was at $6,800 so it was approved that we accept and move forward with the first portion of the sound system as quoted.

Mission Report

  • Syrian refugees support pod continues to work with the Nane family
  • Monies for the mission projects that we support in our budget have been distributed as noted above in the finance report

Children’s Ministry

  • Emberly Zhang has completed the KidBlast program and her accomplishment will be recognized during a future worship service
  • Sunday school teachers and helpers are always needed. If you feel called to this important ministry please speak with Eleanor Mills

Pastoral Care Team Report

  • Your pastoral care team continues to visit those in need of care. Emails, phone calls and cards are also being used to support those who could use a little encouragement
  • The minister has undertaken with session that he will make at least one pastoral visit per week. He reports that this commitment is being kept

Leading with Care Team Report

  • The formal fire drill is planned for September 10, 2017.
  • The guidelines will be distributed in June for congregation & again in September a week prior to drill.
  • The annual form required by Westminster Presbytery will be completed for the June deadline.

Property Report

  • The furnace & thermostat parts have been serviced. With proper maintenance, the service company does not feel that a replacement furnace  is necessary for the foreseeable future.

Planned Giving /Stewardship Committee of Session

  • Howard has been engaged in a planned giving mentorship program with Rev Herb Gale. One objective of this mentoring program is to develop a plan to achieve full time ministry at LPC over the next five years
  • Session agreed to form a committee to carry on with this work. G Weerts & J Zhang agreed to begin the committee work & report their progress to Session each month.

Rev. Howard summer vacation

  • Dennis will be on vacation for the following Sundays: July 09, 16 & 23/17.
  • Dr. Ted Siverns will be the pulpit supply person for these dates.

Congregational Picnic

  • We plan to hold our Congregational picnic on June 25/17
  • Weather permitting it will occur in the back area lawn after Sunday worship
  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, pop, chips and ice cream cones will be provided
  • Please bring salads and any dessert items you would like

Outdoor Worship service

  • We plan to hold an outdoor worship service on August 13/17, again weather permitting

Election of Elders

  • We intend to elect and ordain at least 4 new elders
  • We will use the Ballot of Nominees method for the nominating process, as laid out in the Book of Forms number 132.2.1
  • Details to follow

Recognition of Retired Elders

  • Due to the recent retirement of elders, session plans to recognize all those who have served as elders here at LPC, this will be done in September

Designated Gifts Policy

  • Session discussed the first draft of this policy.  Rev Howard will submit the 2nd draft for the next Session meeting.  In the interim, a current list of approved designated offering line items will be available for the counters.

 

 

Session Report April 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.
  • In order to expedite the process of paying our bills (so we can avoid late payment charges) the Rev. Rebecca Simpson who is the minister at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Mission, has been given cheque-signing authority for our chequing account. Sean Brouwer a past member of our congregation has been removed from the list of those with cheque signing authority. As it now stands every cheque written on our account must be signed by any two of the following people: Trevor Fowler, Allie Dale-Johnson, Marg Garratt, Audrey McGregor, Rebecca Simpson & Larry Eastwood. In the interest of full disclosure it is noted that the Rev. Rebecca Simpson is our minister’s daughter.
  • 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.

 

Session Report February 2017

 

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN REPORT TO CONGREGATION

FROM SESSION MEETING OF FEB. 17, 2017

1) Rev. Dr. Glenn Inglis, chairman of the Social Justice & Action committee of the Westminster Presbytery is planning  a comfortable walking tour of a park, forest reserve etc., where the walk leader could point out some salient features of our ever-changing environment highlighting some areas of adaptation and growth, others of degradation or over-use etc. The idea would be to have some ‘stations’ where we could examine what nature is telling us, have a scripture, a prayer, some conversation or silence, and move on. The walk would take a couple of hours, maximum. Rev. Inglis also asked if lunch & some worship reflection could be held at Langley Presbyterian. Session agreed.

2) We are grateful to announce that Eleanor Mills has agreed to be the clerk of session. Terry Ames her predecessor is on a two-year leave from active session duty.

3) Finance. The balance sheet and Income statement for January 1-31 2017 were reviewed.  There were 5 Sundays in January. The month ended with a $2,136 deficit.  If you take into account the one-time expenses that occur in January such as Presbytery Assessment and the minister’s Continuing Education allocation then we had a break-even month. The treasurer reports that the T4s, T4As, Dennis’s tax forms, the PCC Statistical Report and the Charities Report have been completed and submitted. The Financial Review of our 2016 books has been completed and the letter received, with no recommendations or adjustments required.

4) Session is planning to participate in our denominations Mission Awareness Sunday the date is tentatively set as May 07/17.

5) Chancel redesign work is proceeding, Leroy Nigh has prepared a scale model of the redesign it is available for viewing by anyone interested.

6) Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner and worship were well attended, about 35-40 for dinner and 25-30 for worship. 8 people attended our Ash Wednesday service. Maybe next year we should hold this service in the afternoon or arrange evening transportation.

7) Holy Week Services are planned as follows:

  • April 9 – Palm Sunday regular service – 10:00 AM,
  • Monday April 10 through Wednesday April 12 – evening services at 7:00 PM,
  • April 13 – Maundy Thursday – potluck dinner with communion at 5:30 PM, Tennebrae Service at 7:15 PM
  • April 14 – Good Friday Service – 10:00 AM
  • April 16 – Easter Sunday Service – 10:00 AM

8) Leading with care team is planning a fire drill after service one Sunday so we are in compliance with our leading with care policy.

9) A Duty Elder system is now in place at LPC. On a rotational basis, for one month at a time the elders will now take responsibility for the following each Sunday:

  • Arrive at church early enough to assure that greeters are in place
  • Assure that there are people to take up the offering (normally this is done by the greeters)
  • Be aware of new people entering the church for worship, greet them and help them find a seat
  • Check with minister to see which bulletin items (or items from other sources) should be read during the announcements
  • Read the announcements during the service
  • Call 911 in event of an emergency during worship
  • Take charge of evacuating the building in the event of a fire
  • On Communion Sundays prepare the elements, arrange for 4 elders to serve and clean-up
  • Assure that the offering has been taken care of

10) LPC mourns the passing of two members.  James Brew passed away January 15, 2017 in his 86th year.  George Serviss passed away January 16, 2017 in his 76th year. Our prayers are with their families and friends.

May 21, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                     May 28, 2017

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee Marg Serviss & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Bob Johnson &

Terry Ames

Trevor Fowler &

Don Baycroft

Power Point Patricia Fowler James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Catherine McKague Erin Weerts
Duty Elder Heather Nordine (All May)  

 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 June 6 at 10am-11:30am. We have just started studying the book of Romans. 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 MAY 14th   LPC Attendance:  67

Offering Amount: $2,431.90

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY June 2nd at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 

YOUTH LEADING WORSHIPMark your calendar for a special service of worship at Langley Presbyterian. On Sunday June 4 your Youth Group will lead us in worship. Please make every effort to be in church that day to support the young people of our congregation as they step out of their comfort zones to lead our time together.

 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rorry Shade (4), Lucas Cox (16), Heather Nordine (25), Brent Weerts (28).

 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, 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, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Marilyn & Ben, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Mary’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL RECEIVE our regularly scheduled visit from Presbytery on May 27. Questionnaires were distributed two weeks ago. Those with email addresses also received the questionnaire via email.  Those who are responding via paper copy, please return to the office by May 21 so we can forward them to the visitation committee well before they meet with us.  Those who are responding via email, please send to Pam Wong (Lead) pamwong76@yahoo.ca and Rev Bob Garvin garvins@telus.net. by May 21. All fill out part A OR part B of the form. Thank you in advance for engaging in this important visit by completing the questionnaire. 

PLEASE MARK SATURDAY JUNE 10TH. 9:30 – NOON on your calendar. There will be refreshments. Property will be spreading new bark mulch all around the church, as well as doing an outside cleanup such as weeding, deadheading the rhododendron, sweeping sidewalks, raking or anything that needs a bit of attention.  The church has a leaf blower, a grass trimmer and a few garden tools. For the bark mulch we could use a couple of wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and lots of willing hands and bodies. Come and help us spruce up the church grounds. Call Louise McAree. 604-530-6097 if you would like to help. Thank you.

CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARTY on May 27th Save the date! Bring your tools, sunscreen and your Presbyterian work ethic. There will be activities for children, so feel free to bring them along. A BBQ lunch will be provided. Let us know you’ll be coming by emailing director@campdouglas.ca

THE ANNUAL CAMP DOUGLAS FUNDRAISING DINNER will be an Un-dinner this year. No need to check if you’re free, think about what to wear, worry about your elbows on the table, or not being able to read the small print on the menu. We hope that you will consider making a donation to Camp Douglas this year without attending an event. This way, 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting the Camp ministry. This fundraiser does not include a real dinner, but your support for Camp Douglas is very real. A tax receipt will be issued for all donations over 20$. Please cheque to Camp Douglas or donate online at: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/4495

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Hope lives here! Presbyterians Sharing helps Toronto’s ARISE Ministry offer outreach, case management and pastoral care to victims of human trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. As part of this ministry, the Rev. Deb Rapport sets out once a week at midnight with one or two others to chat with women they meet and find out if they are ok. They hand out bags filled by volunteers with things a woman might want – including hand sanitizer, tissues, lip gloss, chocolate and emergency numbers – and even more important, a sign that someone cares. Deb shares, “ARISE Ministry is where hope lives! What a profoundly awe-inspiring experience to see hope take hold in someone’s life. Please pray for ARISE as we continue to plant, tend and care for the seeds of hope growing in the lives of individuals involved in the sex trade.” Presbyterians Sharing shines a light in the darkness

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

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

HIKE FOR LIFE Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Langley City Park (behind the Al Anderson Pool) Family Fun Activities & BBQ Free balloons, Face Painting & Bouncy Castle Registration 9:00am Walk Begins 10:00am For nearly 40 years Advokate Life & Education Services has helped many women choose life for their children and has opened the eyes of countless people to the preciousness of all human life from conception to natural death. Hike for Life is a fun and positive way to make a real difference in your community.

May 14, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                     May 21, 2017

Greeters Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Alex & Audrey

McGregor

Counters To be announced Bob Johnson &

Terry Ames

Power Point Ha Won Kim Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hantke & Emberly Zhang

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Tom Wagner Erin Weerts
Duty Elder Heather Nordine (All May)  

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 May 23 at 10am-11:30am. We have just studied studying the book of Romans. 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 MAY 7th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3,449.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 19th at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rorry Shade (4), Lucas Cox (16), Heather Nordine (25), Brent Weerts (28).

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, 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, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Mary’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

TODAY IS A MOTHER’S DAY we honor all the Moms who have been a mother to their family. We also thank all women for being as a mother to our church family.

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL RECEIVE our regularly scheduled visit from Presbytery on May 27. Questionnaires were distributed last week.  Those with email addresses also received the questionnaire via email.  Those who are responding via paper copy, please return to the office by May 14 so we can forward them to the visitation committee well before they meet with us.  Those who are responding via email, please sent to Pam Wong (Lead) pamwong76@yahoo.ca and Rev Bob Garvin garvins@telus.net. by May 14. All fill out part A OR part B of the form. Thank you in advance for engaging in this important visit by completing the questionnaire.

 CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARTY on May 27th Save the date!

PCC MISSION MOMENTS I am lucky that I joined this group”

“Poverty is reduced in my family,” shares Tickiness, smiling. “My grandchildren are going to school and my life has changed.” This is something Tickiness never thought she would say, having spent most of her life burdened by poverty. After adopting her orphaned grandchildren, she could barely afford food, let alone the school fees. But a village savings and loans group through a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported program in her Malawian community has been a source of hope. Tickiness has been accessing small loans and saving with other group members. With the money she has saved, Tickiness can afford to send her grandchildren to school and is improving her family’s living conditions. “This project is a blessing.” PWS&D helps families rise above poverty

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

 Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April by Matthew Barber. A transformative experience awaits four English women as they holiday together at a beautiful villa in Italy. Filled with humour and drama that celebrates re-discovering self and what is most important in life, the play runs May 19 & 20, 24 – 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM with matinees on May 20 & 27 at 2:00 PM at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets and info available in person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, by phone at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com.

 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

HIKE FOR LIFE Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Langley City Park (behind the Al Anderson Pool) Family Fun Activities & BBQ Free balloons, Face Painting & Bouncy Castle Registration 9:00am Walk Begins 10:00am For nearly 40 years Advokate Life & Education Services has helped many women choose life for their children and has opened the eyes of countless people to the preciousness of all human life from conception to natural death. Hike for Life is a fun and positive way to make a real difference in your community.

May 7, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                      May 14, 2017

Greeters Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Coffee Marg Serviss Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Gary Weerts & Louise McAree To be announced
Power Point Patricia Fowler Ha Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hantke

Reading Audrey McGregor Tom Wagner
Duty Elder Heather Nordine (All May)  

 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 May 9 at 10am-11:30am. We have just 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 30nd   LPC Attendance:  71

Offering Amount: $2,114.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 19th at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rorry Shade (4), Lucas Cox (16), Heather Nordine (25), Brent Weerts (28). 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, 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, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Marilyn & Ben, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Mary’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

MISSION AWARENESS SUNDAY – Today we celebrate Mission Awareness here at Langley Presbyterian. We are blessed to have Mrs. Betty Siverns and the Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns lead us in this service of recognition and worship. 

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL RECEIVE our regularly scheduled visit from Presbytery on May 27. Questionnaires were distributed this morning.  Those with email addresses also received the questionnaire via email.  Those who are responding via paper copy, please return to the office by May 14 so we can forward them to the visitation committee well before they meet with us.  Those who are responding via email, please sent to Pam Wong (Lead) pamwong76@yahoo.ca and Rev Bob Garvin garvins@telus.net. by May 14. All fill out part A OR part B of the form. Thank you in advance for engaging in this important visit by completing the questionnaire.

 CAMP DOUGLAS MINI RETREAT WORK PARTY on May 27th 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 Hope for a healthy future in India

With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Michelle Verwey works as a community health advisor to the Church of North India’s Central Regional Board of Health Services. She advises on project monitoring, reporting and public health matters. Recently she visited a rural village in Madhya Pradesh, where she met eight-year-old Sarita. Sarita’s family received five fruit trees from the PWS&D-supported community health and self-reliance project. Michelle shares, “Malnutrition is very common in Madhya Pradesh. Many children, like Sarita, suffer from stunting – a result of chronic malnutrition. But this project gives me hope that I will be able to watch babies grow to be healthy children with bright prospects for their futures.” Presbyterians Sharing supports international mission staff

 

April 30, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                            May 7, 2017

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee Trevor & Patricia Fowler Marg Serviss
Counters Louise McAree &

Don Baycroft

Gary Weerts &

Louise McAree

Power Point Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Emberly Zhang Audrey McGregor
Duty Elder James Zhang (All April) Heather Nordine (All May)

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 May 9 at 10am-11:30am. We have just 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 23nd   LPC Attendance:  67

Offering Amount: $2,073.95

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 5th at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 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, 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, Syrian people, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers Egypt Coptic church, Megan(lost 2 sons), Marty(Bone cancer), Abdul.

MISSION AWARENESS SUNDAY – On Sunday May 7, we will celebrate Mission Awareness here at Langley Presbyterian. We are blessed to have Mrs. Betty Siverns and the Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns lead us in this service of recognition and worship. Please be sure to join us next Sunday.

CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARTY on May 27th Save the date!  Youth retreat wichis was to be held on this date has been cancelled. Young people are still encouraged to participate in the work party.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to Leroy Nigh that mowed a lawn in the church front yard.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Hope in the inner city

Presbyterians Sharing supports Winnipeg Inner City Missions to bring light and hope to one of the toughest neighbourhoods in all of Canada. Its Learning and Play program helps young children gain important pre-kindergarten knowledge. Caregivers learn how to engage with their children in a safe place. Many did not experience loving and engaged playing in their own childhood. The program seeks to help caregivers learn how use play to genuinely show their love for their children. Karen, a mother, foster mother and grandmother shares, “I wish I’d had this program when my son was born. Thank God I was given the opportunity to do it over again!” Presbyterians Sharing brings hope to inner-city communities.

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 

Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April by Matthew Barber. A transformative experience awaits four English women as they holiday together at a beautiful villa in Italy. Filled with humour and drama that celebrates re-discovering self and what is most important in life, the play runs May 19 & 20, 24 – 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM with matinees on May 20 & 27 at 2:00 PM at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets and info available in person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, by phone at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com.

“Blossoms for Babies” At Hearts of Hope, we join together for an open house evening of reflection, hope and prayer. Come lay your burdens on Jesus Christ with flowers to place on the cross to represent the babies that are hoped for due to infertility, or babies that are grieved from pregnancy loss (miscarriage and stillborn.) Prayer support will be available, and flowers will be provided. Refreshments and desserts will be in the fellowship hall where you can connect with others living with hope. Blossoms for Babies will be held at Living Hope CRC Church on Thursday May 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. E-mail: info@heartsofhopesupportgroup.ca or Check out our website: www.heartsofhopesupportgroup.ca