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