November 5, 2017

Serving                    Today:                                               November 12, 2017

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Rev. Les & Lis Szamoskozi
Coffee Don & Lorraine Baycroft Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters Gary Weerts &

Trevor Fowler

Edith Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Erin Weerts

Betty Siverns

Betty McLagan

Norma Gueulette

Reading Heather Nordine Garry Weerts
Singing Clara Choi Betty Siverns
Duty Elder Bev Feick (All November)

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. 21 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:  60

Offering Amount: $2,305.00

Designated offering from RCC: $2,000.00 (for chancel)

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 17 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 Rick Penner (1), Rev. DJ Kim (4),  Ted Siverns (15), Fran Thompson

 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, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), Nicki, Glen (Norma’s friend), Sheena and her daughter

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends Today.

“LPC LIBRARY BOOK TABLEPlease take a moment to look through the items on the Reformation Day Book Table.  ALL items are available for you to check out!  Also, please feel free to take a copy of the “Five Solas” handout summarizing the PowerPoint slides.  Enjoy!”

 NOV. 12 IS THE INTERNATION DAY OF PRAYER for the persecuted church. Please remember in your prayers our Christian brothers and sisters who suffer daily for their faith. Marianne has set up a special display in our library of books highlighting the situation of the persecuted church.

 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 SESSION MEETING will be held on November 20 at 6 pm.

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ADVENT EVENT will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 3:30 pm. We will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30 pm we will all enjoy a POTLUCK SUPPER. There are sign up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  Remember to also bring your dishes and cutlery to reduce clean-up chores. **There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance. 

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

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS We have much to teach

Pray for the 20 congregations attending the Stewards By Design conference in Orillia, Ontario this week (November 9-12). Keynote speaker Dr. Kennon Callahan will inspire participants as they learn how to nurture faithful giving and abundant living, expand and strengthen their mission and ministry and make generous giving an ongoing, joyful experience. Dr. Callahan will work with each team to develop a concrete plan suited for their unique situation. A past conference participant shared, “What a tremendous event! The worship was truly inspiring, the fellowship was joyful and the prayers are uplifting. The conference sessions were a true blessing for us all. We learned much and now we have much to teach.” About half of the cost of Stewards By Design is funded by gifts to Presbyterians Sharing and undesignated bequests.

COMMUNITY NEWS

GLEN SODERHOLM, singer/songwriter from Guelph, Ontario, will be performing in the Chapel of the Epiphany, at VST, on Friday, November 17.  Glen is an ordained Presbyterian minister, who is currently involved in a house church plant, and is serving the wider church musically (as well as sitting on the St. Andrew’s Hall Board).  This (free!) concert will be a great way to move into Advent.  All are welcome! The concert is sponsored by VST, St. Andrew’s Hall, and University Hill Congregation.