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)