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.