Nov. 12, 2017

Serving                             Today:                                           November 19, 2017

Greeters Mona Bridgen &

Rorry Shade

Paul & Betty Bankes
Coffee Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Edith Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Trevor Fowler &

Don Baycroft

Power Point Sunny Kim Margaret Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Betty McLagan

Norma Gueulette

Sung Won Kim

Nancy Hantke

Reading Garry Weerts Marianne Lazaro
Singing Betty Siverns Ella Marie Weerts
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, November 5th   :   LPC Attendance:  60

Offering Amount: $3,423.00

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 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 (16)

 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

TODAY 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 6:15pm.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2017 Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.     

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. 

CANADA YOUTH 2018 is a national Presbyterian gathering for 100’s of youth, young adults, and youth ministry leaders held every two years at Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Ontario.  CY2018 will be held July 2-7, 2018.  An overview of the conference can be found at the following link: presbyterian.ca/Canada-youth-2018 Online registration opens February 1, 2018. Registration is $565 which covers food, lodging, and program expenses.  Travel is not included in the registration fee. Applications for funding support from Westminster Presbytery and Synod of BC are due to the CY coordinator Rebecca Simpson by February 1, 2018.  To apply, please email rev.rebecca.simpson@ gmail.com with the names and ages of people your congregation plans to send to CY2018 and which “track” they are interested in.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS Take the Advent Challenge!

During the Advent season, we celebrate God’s amazing gift— Jesus! This gift changed the world. Inspired by God’s overwhelming generosity, we too work to make a difference for our sisters and brothers across the globe. Each week of Advent, Presbyterian World Service & Development challenges individuals and congregations to share the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love with those living in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. In the midst of poverty, injustice and disaster, the Christ light shines. To help create bright futures through the Advent Challenge, visit WeRespond.ca/advent-challenge.

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.