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

Seventeenth Sunday after