April 29, 2018

Serving                    Today:                                          May 6, 2018

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Linda Wundele

Norm Engh

Coffee Paul & Betty Bankes Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Edith Radbourne

Trevor Fowler

Gary Weerts

David Radbourne

Power Point Clara Choi Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Marilyn Crace Leroy Nigh
Singing Althea & Lori Clara & Rory
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne DJ & Gary

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 May 8 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 May 4 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), Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague, Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Mac (son of Ella Steiro), 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.

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE LPC SMALL GROUP MINISTRY We are happy to announce that the first meeting of the LPC small group ministry will be held on Saturday May 26 at 9:30 AM, here at the church. We will be exploring the theme of our group which will be, “Spiritual formation is the process of being formed into the image of Christ, for others”. If the idea of spiritual formation in a small group setting interests you please attend. The meeting will end by 11:00 AM.

 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO ADOPT LPC TRUST DEED – This announcement is notice that we will hold a congregational meeting to approve a Trust Deed for Langley Presbyterian Church. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary immediately after church services on May 6, 2018.  According to the polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada each congregation must have a trust deed in place. A trust deed sets out the rules governing the trustees of the congregation who hold the property of the congregation in trust for the sole use and benefit of the congregation. Trustees shall have and only have the power and authority to execute documents as approved by the congregation and shall be no more and no less than a pen in the hand of the congregation. Copies of the proposed trust deed for LPC are available at the back of the church or you may request a digital version by contacting the church office. The proposed Trust Deed details the responsibilities of LPC’s trustees for those who wish to know. Our current trustees are: Mr. Trevor Fowler, Mr. Terry Ames and Mr. Gary Weerts.

 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 is today in the lower hall after coffee time.

 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.

CAMP DOUGLAS GALA NIGHTSaturday May 5 at 6:00 PM at Trinity Western University. This will be an amazing semi-formal gala evening, filled with music, mingling, prize draws, testimony, and auctions. Please come and enjoy the evening as you support the ministry of Camp Douglas.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS A shining light

Inspired by the words in Matthew’s gospel, Lighthouse Arabic Ministry is a shining light in the city of Winnipeg, inviting all to see how great and wonderful God is. The congregation is known for providing newly arrived Arabic speaking immigrants with a spiritual home and support through Christian community.  This ministry, supported by gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, is one of the PCC’s most recent new church developments and has seen consistent growth since its founding. The ministry is broad, and reaches many. It is exciting to see people’s lives change as they follow Jesus. For people struggling to adapt to Canadian society, it is truly a lighthouse offering direction and pointing to God’s love.

Presbyterians Sharing is growing congregations