October 29, 2017

 Serving                   Today:                                                  November 5, 2017

Greeters Marg Serviss Ben & Marilyn Crace
Coffee DJ & Clara Kim Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters Don Baycroft &

Louise McAree

Gary Weerts &

Trevor Fowler

Power Point Brent Weerts Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Betty Siverns

Reading DJ Kim Heather Nordine
Singing Althea & Lori Clara Choi
Duty Elder Trevor Fowler Heather Nordine(Nov.)

 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 Nov. 7 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.

Sunday October 22nd:   LPC Attendance:  54

Offering Amount: $1,007.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley

Youth Group balance: $82.70

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday, November 3rd 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 Althea Strudwick (10), Nancy Hantke (10),  Norma Gueulette (11), Marilyn Crace (20), Hazel Dempster (20),  Clara Choi (20)

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, 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, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), People hurricanes in Mexico & Puerto Rico, Nicki, Glen (Norma’s friend), Sheena and her daughter

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Once again, we are helping to send filled shoeboxes to children around the world. You can participate in one of two ways – by filling your own box or by donating either by cheque or online.  Boxes and brochure envelopes are available at the back of the church. There is also a display explaining how the money is used, what process Samaritan’s Purse uses in distributing your gifts and to which countries Canadian shoeboxes are being sent.  Our collection date is Sunday Nov. 12. Please note, the suggested donation per box is now $10. If you have any questions please see Debbie Margueratt.

PWS&D REPRESENTATIVE GUY SMAGGHE, recently returned from Malawi, will be giving a presentation at Langley Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th.  Guy will be discussing the ‘Women’s Health Initiative’ and other programs in Malawi supported by our congregation and the Presbyterian Church in Canada as a whole. Come and find out how your PWS&D contributions are being used to help others. Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

NEXT REGULAR PRESBYTERY MEETINGS is set for November 7 at Richmond Presbyterian Church.  Dinner will be at 6pm, followed by worship at 7pm and the constitution of the court at 7:30pm.

VST FALL OPEN HOUSE: Nov. 2, 2017. 9am – 5pm. Lunch included! This is an excellent opportunity to get to know Vancouver School of Theology. You’ll tour the school, meet the faculty, be able to ask questions from the admissions team, attend community worship and lunch, and sit in on a class. Come to VST Nov. 2nd and see yourself here! Please RSVP to Julie Lees at jlees@vst.edu by October 31st.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Encouragement through mentoring

Have you ever found yourself stuck and in need of good advice? Thanks to Presbyterians Sharing, ministers and ministries across Canada are receiving the encouragement and guidance they need to thrive through a variety of coaching networks. Programs such as the New Church Development Coaches and the Social Mentor Network bring direct support to ministries by matching them with trained coaches who provide guidance and support. Whether getting a new church start off the ground or navigating the challenges of managing a church-based outreach mission, coaches help leadership teams hear where God is calling them and equip them with the tools needed to follow God’s call. In 2018 Canadian Ministries will pilot two new coaching programs in the area of evangelism and congregational renewal!

COMMUNITY NEWS

PEACE ARCH SINGOUTS Christmas show is December 13 in Cloverdale at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church @7 PM

St. ANDREW’S DAY DINNER Come join us for Dinner and music  Entertainment by the Crescent Beach Pipe Band. Tickets $30 per person or $50 per couple  Partial proceeds to support the Langley Christmas Bureau  Doors open at 6pm  Phone the church office for tickets 604-534-6514 November 25, 2017 6:00 pm St. Andrew’s Anglican Church 20955 Old Yale Road, Langley, BC standrewslangley@shaw.ca

SONGS STRINGS & STEPS PRESENTS “Christmas Sweets” on Friday, December 15th (7pm) and Saturday, December 16th (2pm and 7pm) at Gateway Church (Abby/Mission Hwy).  Don’t miss this annual tradition which will feature the Nutcracker Suite (Act II) and traditional carols with the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir, and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra (directed by Calvin Dyck).  Tickets available at House of James, King’s Music or online at Eventbrite.ca.

October 22, 2017

Serving                   Today:                                               October 29, 2017

Greeters Audrey McGregor Marg Serviss
Coffee Jim & Lori Hastings DJ & Clara
Counters Norma Gueulette &

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft &

Louise McAree

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Sung Won Kim

Nancy Hantke

Reading Brent Weerts DJ Kim
Singing Betty Siverns Althea & Lori
Duty Elder 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 Oct.31 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.

Sunday October 15th:   LPC Attendance:  50

Offering Amount: $1,546.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley

Youth Group balance: $82.70

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday November 3rd 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 Althea Strudwick (10), Nancy Hantke (10),  Norma Gueulette (11), Marilyn Crace (20), Hazel Dempster (20),  Clara Choi (20)

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, 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, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), People hurricanes in Mexico & Puerto Rico, Nicki, Glen (Norma’s friend), Sheena and her daughter

NEXT SESSION MEETING will be on October 27, 2017at 7pm.

ANYONE WISHING TO HAVE the sectional desk located in the office in the lower hall may own it by removing it from the church. We would like to clean up the office so it is more usable by our Sunday School and the folks from the Restoration Community Church.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL NEEDS a few empty cylindrical coffee tins that we can use to make drums. We need them for October 29, when we will be studying Psalm 150. If you can donate one, please give it to Eleanor Mills. Thank you.

LPC’S YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISING REMINDER!  Please bring your empty bottles and cans to be recycled to the church if you have no time. David and Edith Radbourne will pick them up to the Langley Bottle Depot.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Once again, we are helping to send filled shoeboxes to children around the world. You can participate in one of two ways – by filling your own box or by donating either by cheque or online.  Boxes and brochure envelopes are available at the back of the church. There is also a display explaining how the money is used, what process Samaritan’s Purse uses in distributing your gifts and to which countries Canadian shoeboxes are being sent.  Our collection date is Sunday Nov. 12. Please note, the suggested donation per box is now $10. If you have any questions please see Debbie Margueratt.

PWS&D REPRESENTATIVE GUY SMAGGHE, recently returned from Malawi, will be giving a presentation at Langley Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th.  Guy will be discussing the ‘Women’s Health Initiative’ and other programs in Malawi supported by our congregation and the Presbyterian Church in Canada as a whole.  Come and find out how your PWS&D contributions are being used to help others. Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS Thanks be to God!

Presbyterians Sharing supports the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean, a Bible translation consultant working in partnership with The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and The Bible Society in Taiwan. In a recent blog post, Paul writes: “Maelaanenge ki Twaumase!” (Thanks be to God!) These words were repeated during the joyful 3-hour thanksgiving service for the publication of the Ngudradrekai Bible on July 11, 2017 at Kucapungane Presbyterian Church in the mountain foothills f southern Taiwan. Nearly 30 years after The Gospel first took root in Old Kucapungane village, Ngudradrekai people now have the complete Bible printed in their own mother language.” The Rev Peter Bush, Moderator of the 2017 General Assembly, attended the celebration. He shares, “To read the Bible in one’s mother language is to be affirmed culturally as a people having value and it is to be called to discipleship following Jesus Christ.”

COMMUNITY NEWS

TUESDAY OCT 24 @ 7:30PM – 9 PM “God’s Agape/Probability Design for the Universe” Northwest Auditorium, Trinity Western University

Is God’s design in nature evident from specific biological interventions to bring about humanity? Or is it best to see God at work in the fundamental physics, chemistry, laws, and mathematics behind it all? Come join us for a talk by Chris Barrigar (Ph.D. Philosophy, McGill) based on his recent book, Freedom All The Way Up: God and the Meaning of Life in a Scientific Age. Barrigar finds that traditional accounts of design don’t pay enough attention to why God would create a universe with things like randomness, probabilistic physics, thermodynamics, and massively-large numbers (such as numbers of stars or neurons). These things are central to God’s great ‘freedom system’, providing a blend of regularities, laws, probabilities, and randomness ‘all the way up’. This is what makes it possible, Chris suggests, for humans to choose, or reject, lives of agape-love toward God and others. Contact: Arnold Sikkema, arnold.sikkema@gmail.com |More info: csca.ca/van

October 15, 2017

Serving                     Today:                                              October 22, 2017

Greeters Louise McAree Audrey McGregor
Coffee Paul & Betty Bankes Jim & Lori Hastings
Counters Gary Weerts &

Lori Hastings

Norma Gueulette &

Louise McAree

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Erin Weerts

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Thomas Wagner Brent Weerts
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Betty Siverns
Duty Elder 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 Oct.24 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.

Sunday,  October 1st:   LPC Attendance:  82

Offering Amount: $3,370.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley

Youth Group balance: $82.70

 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday October 27th 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 Althea Strudwick (10), Nancy Hantke (10),  Norma Gueulette (11), Marilyn Crace (20), Hazel Dempster (20),  Clara Choi (20) 

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, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), People hurricanes in Mexico & Puerto Rico, Nicki

NEXT SESSION MEETING will be on October 27, 2017at 7pm.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK for the church’s cleaning up.

ANYONE WISHING TO HAVE the sectional desk located in the office in the lower hall may own it by removing it from the church. We would like to clean up the office so it is more usable by our Sunday School and the folks from the Restoration Community Church.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL NEEDS a few empty cylindrical coffee tins that we can use to make drums. We need them for October 29, when we will be studying Psalm 150. If you can donate one, please give it to Eleanor Mills. Thank you.

LPC’S YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISING REMINDER!  Please bring your empty bottles and cans to be recycled to the church if you have no time. David and Edith Radbourne will pick them up to the Langley Bottle Depot.

THE FIRE DRILL holds on Oct 15 today. 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.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Once again, we are helping to send filled shoeboxes to children around the world. You can participate in one of two ways – by filling your own box or by donating either by cheque or online.  Boxes and brochure envelopes are available at the back of the church. There is also a display explaining how the money is used, what process Samaritan’s Purse uses in distributing your gifts and to which countries Canadian shoeboxes are being sent.  Our collection date is Sunday Nov. 12. Please note, the suggested donation per box is now $10. If you have any questions please see Debbie Margueratt.

PWS&D REPRESENTATIVE GUY SMAGGHE, recently returned from Malawi, will be giving a presentation at Langley Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th.  Guy will be discussing the ‘Women’s Health Initiative’ and other programs in Malawi supported by our congregation and the Presbyterian Church in Canada as a whole.  Come and find out how your PWS&D contributions are being used to help others. Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

FROM CONGREGATION TO PROTEST MARCH: Living Out Our Ministry in Social Advocacy, Political Action and Environmental Stewardship: Oct. 18, 2017, 1-2 pm, Vancouver School of Theology, Rm. 218. Be inspired to engage your faith and education in political, environmental and social ways as you listen to panelists share their wisdom, passion and stories of how their faith influenced their choices of active service. Free admission – all are welcome! Moderator: Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart. Panelists: Rev. Ray Aldred, Rev. John Cashore, Arun Chatterjee, Rev. Emilie Smith, and Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Food Day (October 16)

Today, 800 million people worldwide go to bed with an empty stomach. The majority of the world’s hungry people are subsistence farmers. These farmers struggle to cultivate plentiful harvests in the midst of a changing climate, which brings unpredictable and extreme weather events that devastate crops. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s Climate Fund is a way for Canadians to respond to families impacted by climate change. This year, donations to the Climate Fund will support PWS&D’s agro-ecological and food security project in Guatemala. The project has been transformative for Catalina, a farmer who received support to adapt to climate change, grow more vegetables and improve her family’s nutrition. “I am grateful that we can see another way to live a healthy life,” she says.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Want to deepen your understanding and practice of your faith?  Why not register for the 6 week on line course Spiritual and Religious Diversity in our Neighbourhood with instructor the Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine.  The course runs from Oct 16 to Nov 27.  For more information and to register go to www.knox.utoronto.ca  (Click on Study at Knox, non degree program, lay education)

October 8th, 2017

Serving                              Today:                                         October 15, 2017

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Louise McAree
Coffee Althea Strudwick &

Norma Gueulette

Paul & Betty Bankes
Counters Clara & Louise Gary Weerts &

Lori Hastings

Power Point Margaret Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Erin Weerts

Reading Isobel Brew Thomas Wagner
Singing Choir for Thanksgiving Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder 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 Oct.10 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.

Sunday October 1st:   LPC Attendance:  68

Offering Amount: $4,735.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Youth Group balance: $82.70

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday October 13th 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 Althea Strudwick (10), Nancy Hantke (10),  Norma Gueulette (11), Marilyn Crace (20), Hazel Dempster (20),  Rev. Clara Choi (20)

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, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), People hurricanes in Mexico & Puerto Rico, Nicki

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH, 9:30-12:00 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.

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.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL NEEDS a few empty cylindrical coffee tins that we can use to make drums. We need them for October 29, when we will be studying Psalm 150. If you can donate one, please give it to Eleanor Mills. Thank you.

LPC’S YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISING REMINDER!  Please bring your empty bottles and cans to be recycled to the church if you have no time. David and Edith Radbourne will pick them up to the Langley Bottle Depot.

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.

A HUMMINGBIRD MINISTRIES BENEFIT CONCERT on Oct 15, 2017 at 7pm at Brentwood Presbyterian Church. www.brentwoodpc.ca

 PWS&D REPRESENTATIVE GUY SMAGGHE, recently returned from Malawi, will be giving a presentation at Langley Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th.  Guy will be discussing the ‘Women’s Health Initiative’ and other programs in Malawi supported by our congregation and the Presbyterian Church in Canada as a whole.  Come and find out how your PWS&D contributions are being used to help others. Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

FROM CONGREGATION TO PROTEST MARCH: Living Out Our Ministry in Social Advocacy, Political Action and Environmental Stewardship: Oct. 18, 2017, 1-2 pm, Vancouver School of Theology, Rm. 218. Be inspired to engage your faith and education in political, environmental and social ways as you listen to panelists share their wisdom, passion and stories of how their faith influenced their choices of active service. Free admission – all are welcome! Moderator: Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart. Panelists: Rev. Ray Aldred, Rev. John Cashore, Arun Chatterjee, Rev. Emilie Smith, and Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Day of the Girl (October 11)

A major obstacle to development in many vulnerable countries is that too many women and girls are unable to pursue their hopes and goals, hindered by discrimination and inequality. In Afghanistan, sports are generally male-dominated, but Fahima had a talent for cricket and longed for the chance to play. Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Girls Education Program equips schools with sports equipment and leads awareness-raising sessions on the benefits of physical education for students’ cognitive development. Fahima’s school is participating in the program and now has sessions dedicated for girls to play sports. The young athlete could not be more thrilled. “The school made a cricket team and I was selected as captain,” shares Fahima. “I plan on leading my team to victory!”

 COMMUNITY NEWS

Want to deepen your understanding and practice of your faith?  Why not register for the 6 week on line course Spiritual and Religious Diversity in our Neighbourhood with instructor the Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine.  The course runs from Oct 16 to Nov 27.  For more information and to register go to www.knox.utoronto.ca  (Click on Study at Knox, non degree program, lay education)

October 1, 2017

Serving                      Today:                                          October 8, 2017

Greeters Jim & Lori Hastings Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Althea Strudwick &

Norma Gueulette

Counters Don Baycroft &

Edith Radbourne

Clara & Louise
Power Point Sunny Kim Margaret Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Reading Althea Strudwick Isobel Brew
Singing Clara Choi Choir for Thanksgiving
Duty Elder 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 Oct.10 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.

Sunday September 24TH:   LPC Attendance:  62

Offering Amount: $2,182.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Youth Group balance: $82.70

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday October 13th 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 Althea Strudwick (10), Nancy Hantke (10),  Norma Gueulette (11), Marilyn Crace (20), Hazel Dempster (20),  Rev. Clara Choi (20)

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, Sarah, The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), People hurricanes in Mexico & Puerto Rico, Nicki

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH, 9:30-12:00 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.

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.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL NEEDS a few empty cylindrical coffee tins that we can use to make drums. We need them for October 29, when we will be studying Psalm 150. If you can donate one, please give it to Eleanor Mills. Thank you.

LPC’S YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISING REMINDER!  Please bring your empty bottles and cans to be recycled to the church if you have no time. David and Edith Radbourne will pick them up to the Langley Bottle Depot.

A THANK YOU LETTER from the Rev. Phillip Kim and the Hanmaum Presbyterian congregation has been posted on the bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary. 

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.

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.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS A journey toward reconciliation

Presbyterians Sharing helps congregations and individuals walk alongside Indigenous people on a journey toward reconciliation. In June, 33 Presbyterians from across Canada visited three of the PCC’s seven Indigenous ministries, worshipped at Mistawasis church and visited the sites where two residential schools were run by the PCC. The group listened to stories of anger and pain and offered apologies. They also witnessed some of the ways in which PCC ministries are transforming lives. At Birdtail Sioux First Nation, site of the Birtle residential school, Doug Hanska thanked the visitors with an honour song. He explains, “The stop they did in Birdtail, I know it may not mean much to a lot of people, but to some of us it means a lot,” he said. “We can forgive and move on, like our teachings tell us.”

COMMUNITY NEWS

Want to deepen your understanding and practice of your faith?  Why not register for the 6 week on line course Spiritual and Religious Diversity in our Neighbourhood with instructor the Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine.  The course runs from Oct 16 to Nov 27.  For more information and to register go to www.knox.utoronto.ca  (Click on Study at Knox, non degree program, lay education)

THIS IS THE INFO ON THE MOVIE MULLY, MULLY tells the inspiring, true story of Charles Mully, an orphan who became a millionaire entrepreneur and then sold everything he owned to rescue more than 12,000 homeless, abused or orphaned children through Mully Children’s Family in Kenya. You and your family are invited see this new film during a special, special 2-night theatrical release on October 4th and 12th. Learn more about MULLY at mulllymovie.com

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