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.