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)