Nov. 19, 2017

Serving                   Today:                                            November 26, 2017

Greeters   Paul & Betty Bankes Albert &Marianne Lazaro
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg Serviss &

Audrey McGregor

Counters Trevor Fowler &

Don Baycroft

Louise McAree &

Allie Dale-Johnson

Power Point Margaret Garratt Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Nancy Hantke

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Reading Marianne Lazaro Leroy Nigh
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Althea & Lori
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 12th:   LPC Attendance:  82

Offering Amount: $1,517.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley

Youth Group balance: $84.50

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday December 1st 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), Rev. 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,  Sheena and her daughter

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 Monday, 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.        

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.

LPC LIBRARY NEWSCheck out the Christmas items on display!

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ADVENT EVENT will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 3:30pm. We will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm 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.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS Universal Children’s Day (November 20)

Presbyterian World Service & Development is committed to protecting the rights of children, including the right to food that helps them grow and thrive. A lack of food threatened the life of one-year-old Kai when violent conflict near their village forced his family to flee their home in South Sudan. After they’d walked for days, Kai was showing signs of severe acute malnutrition. Fortunately, when they arrived at a UN protection camp, the little boy was admitted to a feeding centre that is part of a PWS&D-supported nutrition treatment program with Canadian Foodgrains Bank. After two months Kai was discharged, having grown healthier, stronger and better able to face each day while waiting for peace to be restored in South Sudan.

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.

Tue, Nov 21 @ 7:30 – 9:00 PM “The Human-Haunted Cosmos”

Northwest Auditorium, Trinity Western University The astounding discovery of the beginning of our universe is one of the greatest achievements of human scientific inquiry. And yet for all the explanatory power of science a U2 song claims, “The universe is beautiful but cold.” In this awe-inspiring exploration, Dr. Barry Pointon (Physics Dept., BCIT) will recount some of the grand design of the universe and its current interpretations. Questions: Arnold Sikkema, arnold.sikkema@gmail.com More Info: csca.ca/Vancouver