September 24, 2017

Serving                         Today:                                           October 1, 2017

Greeters Bob Johnson Jim & Lori Hastings
Coffee David & Edith Radbourne Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Norma Gueulette

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft &

Edith Radbourne

Power Point Brent Weerts Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Betty McLagan

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Reading Ella Steiro Althea Strudwick
Singing Althea Strudwick Clara Choi
Duty Elder Gary Weerts (All Sept.) Trevor Fowler (All October)

 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 BEGINS on Tuesday Sept. 26 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are studying the book of Romans using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright. Our Bible study time also provides opportunities to pray together and share our life experiences as we grow together in and through the Word of God.

Sunday September 17th   LPC Attendance:  52

Offering Amount: $1,844.75

Renting Amount: $2,200.00

 

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley, V3A 4K6

Youth Group balance: $63.25

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday October 6th at 5:30pm. Come expecting for fun times and some new things on the horizon! Bring your friends, too!

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rita Ames (6), Rev. Les Szamoskozi (15), Eleanor Haddow (17), Audrey McGregor (18)

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Meiling Sask, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Fire people-losses, John Nordine, Rev. Dennis Howard, Nicky, Bart.

THANKSGIVING CHOIR Rehearsal times: Sunday Sept 24, 11:20-12:00 Sunday Oct 1, 11:20-12:00.  Thanksgiving Sunday on Oct. 8th, please be there at 9:15 ready to sing. Please see Ella-Marie Weerts for more info.

THE FIRE DRILL will be held on Oct 15. The guidelines for the evacuation process will be announced to the congregation at the beginning of the service and the drill will be held after the singing of May the Lord.

 EMMAUS EXPERIMENT 2.0: ST. ANDREW’S HALL is offering an opportunity to learn more about how to live your life of Christian witness in your work-a-day world. This is a three day event being held at St. Andrew’s Hall on February 10 and May 12, 2018.  If you are interested in attending this event, please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS We are holding an election of new elders on October 8, 2017. Prior to that date all professing members and ministers in association will receive a ballot containing the names of those nominated for election. You may vote for as many of those nominated as you believe have the gifts to be elders in the congregation. If you are a professing member of LPC and do not receive your ballot within the next week please contact the office for your ballot. Instructions for voting and the counting process are outlined on the ballot document.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Saturday October 14th. 9:30 to 12:00 We will be distributing new bark mulch all around the church.  Rain or shine. Refreshments will be served. Trinity Western will send a couple to extra hands to help us. They will not be bringing tools only themselves. We will need a couple of wheelbarrows as well as rakes. If you can help us that would be very much appreciated. Please sign up at the back of the church this will also help so we know for the refreshments. You can also contact Louise at 604-530-6097.

 SESSION IS TO ANNOUNCE that we have chosen to direct our Thanks Giving and Christmas Eve special offerings as follows:

1) Thanks Giving Sunday Regular Envelope offerings 100% to Langley Presbyterian as usual

2) Thanks Giving Special offerings in yellow envelopes – 50% to Langley Senior Secondary, 50% to The Salvation Army/The Gateway of Hope.

3) Thanks Giving Open Plate offerings – 50% to Langley Senior Secondary, 50% to The Salvation Army/The Gateway of Hope.

4) Christmas Eve Offering: Camp Douglas 50%, Shepherd’s House 50%

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Youth in action to end hunger

Last winter, the compassionate Grade 4-6 class at St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, ON, took on Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Farming for the Future Sunday School Challenge to raise money for a program that helps food insecure families in rural Guatemala. At a bake sale at the church, the class made $350 in sales on top of the $400 they raised through the collection of pop cans! The children donated the proceeds to PWS&D with the hope of helping vulnerable families get what they need to grow maize, vegetables and fruit trees for years to come. By working together, small actions can help families overcome challenges and build brighter futures.

COMMUNITY NEWS

TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY is now offering a Certificate in Leadership for Church members, volunteers, pastors, elders, leadership and anyone wanting to grow in their faith and skills. This Certificate is online, flexible and convenient. With a focus on leadership, spiritual growth and coaching, we think this will be an incredible way for Langley Pres. Church to become better equipped to serve Langley.  For more information please email to christianleadershipcertificate@gmail.com