April 15, 2018

Serving                     Today:                                           April 22, 2018

Greeters Bob Johnson &

Louise McAree

Jim & Lori Hastings
Coffee Trevor & Patricia Fowler Serena Emarlad

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Counters Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

Norma Gueulette

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Reading Thomas Wagner Debbie Margueratt
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Betty Siverns
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne

 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 April 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 starting to study the book of Luke using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday April 20 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & his niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis. Please sign up if you would like to participate. A sign up sheet is at the back of the church.

PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDEDWe are planning a LPC 40th anniversary celebration for November of this year. We plan to honour and celebrate our past 40 years together as we look forward to the coming 40 years that God has in store for us as a congregation. We will be needing your help to make this all happen. So stay tuned for ways in which you may be asked to pitch in. For now we need the services of a few P.I.’s (private detectives), some folks who are willing to use their sleuthing skills to look up, locate and invite people from our past to come join us as we celebrate in November. If you are a close Sherlock Holmes please contact Marianne Lazaro to receive your assignment.

ALL LADIES ARE INVITED Ladies Fellowship group meeting on Friday, April 27th at 11.30 am. Bring a bagged lunch, tea and coffee will be provided, we will discuss ideas and plans for the future of our group, hope to see you there!!! Audrey

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER for Cassidy, baby daughter of Vanessa and Jason Feick, and for Ian, baby son of Heather and Solomon Nordine.  The event will be held on April 29th in the lower hall after coffee time.  Anyone wishing to contribute to a group gift card for each baby, please speak with Nancy Hantke or Rita Ames by April 22nd.

 TEMPORARY POSTING OF ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS we have taken the temporary measure of posting the district lists in the hall by the washrooms on the way to the downstairs. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

CAMP DOUGLAS will lead the children’s time and speak for about 7 minutes about camp.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS Easing suffering in Bangladesh

Since the outbreak of state-led violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Safiri has been living in fear. Her husband was shot and her entire village burned to the ground. One night, fearing an attack by members of the army, she fled with her children across dangerous countryside to the Balukhai camp in Bangladesh. Their arrival brought new challenges—shelter conditions were miserable and food, water and sanitation services scarce. Safiri’s story of suffering is hard to grasp, but her needs for survival are very real. PWS&D, alongside Canadian Foodgrains Bank and ACT Alliance, is helping Rohingya refugees like Safiri meet their basic needs and find hope that life will once again be normal.

PWS&D responds to meet the needs of refugees

DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE? That’s all it will take to fill out the simple survey that you will find in your bulletin. The Social Justice Action Committee of presbytery wants to hear from you about which social issues are important to you as a Christian. Just tick a couple of issues, or add your own, and hand the survey in with your offering or give it to an elder. This will be a big help as we set priorities for our work. Thank you for your minute! The survey forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

April 8, 2018

Serving                    Today:                                               April 15, 2018

Greeters Albert & Barb Powell Lu Bob Johnson &

Louise McAree

Coffee Jim and Lori Hastings Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters David Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Power Point Sunny Kim Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Don Baycroft Thomas Wagner
Singing Debbie Margueratt Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne

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 April 10 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday April 20 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & his niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis.

PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDEDWe are planning a LPC 40th anniversary celebration for November of this year. We plan to honour and celebrate our past 40 years together as we look forward to the coming 40 years that God has in store for us as a congregation. We will be needing your help to make this all happen. So stay tuned for ways in which you may be asked to pitch in. For now we need the services of a few P.I.’s (private detectives), some folks who are willing to use their sleuthing skills to look up, locate and invite people from our past to come join us as we celebrate in November. If you are a closet Sherlock Holmes please contact Marianne Lazaro to receive your assignment.

LPC AGM meeting minutes report is on the back of the sanctuary. You can pick it up if you would like to have.

 LORI HASTINGS has agreed to take on the job of envelope secretary and church website. We are very happy that she has chosen to serve in this way.

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER for Cassidy, baby daughter of Vanessa and Jason Feick, and for Ian, baby son of Heather and Solomon Nordine.  The event will be held on April 29th in the lower hall after coffee time.  Anyone wishing to contribute to a group gift card for each baby, please speak with Nancy Hantke or Rita Ames by April 22nd.

TEMPORARY POSTING OF ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS we have taken the temporary measure of posting the district lists in the hall by the washrooms on the way to the downstairs. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

CAMP DOUGLAS is sending people to LPC on April 15. They will lead the children’s time and speak for about 7 minutes about camp.

LPC LIBRARY EASTER MATERIAL please check the display and enjoy the material.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS A healing ministry

Through Presbyterians Sharing, Kenora Fellowship Centre is nurturing healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Also called Anamiewigummig, meaning “House of Prayer”, the centre provides sanctuary and hospitality for people marginalized and alienated by poverty and addiction. A weekly worship service held on Sunday afternoons often includes a sharing circle, drumming and the sharing of traditional foods.  Through a drop-in centre, detoxification programs, street patrol, and soup kitchen, each day the hardworking staff share God’s love as well as friendship, community, and solidarity. This ministry represents a place of hope for healing and wholeness and serves as a model of Christian community for the wider church.

Presbyterians Sharing walks with Indigenous peoples

DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE? That’s all it will take to fill out the simple survey that you will find in your bulletin. The Social Justice Action Committee of presbytery wants to hear from you about which social issues are important to you as a Christian. Just tick a couple of issues, or add your own, and hand the survey in with your offering or give it to an elder. This will be a big help as we set priorities for our work. Thank you for your minute! The survey forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

April 1, 2018

 Serving                  Today:                                             April 8, 2018

Greeters Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Albert & Barb Powell Lu
Coffee Althea Strudwick &

Norma Gueulette

Jim and Lori Hastings
Counters Allie Dale Johnson &

Louise McAree

David Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Reading Trevor Fowler Don Baycroft
Singing Choir Debbie Margueratt
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne

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 April 10 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday April 6 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis.

LPC AGM meeting minutes report is on the back of the sanctuary. You can pick it up if you would like to have.

LORI HASTINGS has agreed to take on the job of envelope secretary and church website. We are very happy that she has chosen to serve in this way.

TEMPORARY POSTING OF ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS we have taken the temporary measure of posting the district lists in the hall by the washrooms on the way to the downstairs. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

PRESBYTERY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW which social justice issues most interest you. To find out they would like you to fill in a brief survey and hand it in to the church office. The survey forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

LPC LIBRARY EASTER MATERIAL please check the display and enjoy the material.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Health Day (April 7)

To foster a more sustainable, compassionate and just world, good health and well-being for all is vital. Through PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health projects in Malawi and Afghanistan, our church is helping women and babies access the care they need to survive childbirth and stay healthy. With her son Moses on her back, Rhoda Nyoni tends to a community vegetable garden in Malawi. Many mothers with young children now know the importance of cultivating fresh, healthy produce to feed their families because of nutrition education sessions offered through the program. Pregnant with her second child, Rhoda feels a sense of comfort and hopeful anticipation—she has the support and knowledge to embrace a healthy, hopeful future with her family.

PWS&D helps mothers and babies lead healthy lives

COMMUNITY NEWS

 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Telecare Crisis & Caring Line, a Christian based ministry that trains volunteers to respond to calls from people who are in need of emotional support during trying times.  The line is available province wide through a toll free number. Training begins Saturday, April 14 and will be held at New Life Church, 35270 Delair Road in Abbotsford.  For more information and to preregister go to www.telecarebc.com, admin@telecarebc.com or call 604-852-4058

BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION is seeking someone to fill a caretaker contract to oversee a 7-unit apartment building in Smithers BC.   Please see the bulletin board for more information.