May 20, 2018

Serving                           Today:                                    May 27, 2018

Greeters Leroy and Ruth Nigh Paul & Betty Bankes
Coffee Ben & Marilyn Crace Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Lori Hastings

David Radbourne

Norma Gueulette

Trevor Fowler

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Betty McLagan

Norma Gueulette

Reading Althea Strudwick Audrey McGregor
Singing Clara
Duty Elder 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 22 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 June 8 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 Rory Shade, Lucas Cox, Heather Nordine, Paul Banks, Brent Weerts. Jeanette Viljoen

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, 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, 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. Ian Nordine

2ND MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, Saturday June 2 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 mark your calendar.

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. Please sign up if you would like to participate. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church.

 ESTHER LAU’S MEMORIAL SERVICE                                                                A memorial service will be held for Esther on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM. The location is the Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby, BC.

PRESBYTERY VOLUNTEER DAY AT A ROCHA                                            On June 9, 2018 at 9;30 am – 2 pm Families and individuals are invited to explore Christian climate care by joining a Volunteer  Day at A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre. We will help with the garden and conservation work. The day includes a site tour and a lunch made with garden fresh vegetables. Please register by May31 to Glen Davis gjidavis@telus.net.

 Elizabeth Szamoskozi who is in need of a couple of young men or strong boys to help carry some boxes to help her daughter who is moving items to  storage. This is a paid job on an upcoming weekend. Please contact her 604-533-2185

 LAY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY                           Would you like to take a summer school course at Vancouver School of Theology (VST) to enhance your lay leadership skills? Sound interesting? Take a look at the Summer School offerings on the VST website and if you see a course you are interested in talk to your pastor about funding opportunities to help pay for your course.

 CAMP DOUGLAS MEGA WORK PARTY on May 26th at 9 am.    Save the date! If you have tools for garden or construction please bring them along to help ready the camp buildings and property for summer 2018! Free lunch will be provided. Let us know you’ll be coming by emailing director@campdouglas.ca.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS                                                                          Medical ministry in Nepal  “We serve, Jesus heals” is the motto of Tansen Mission Hospital in western Nepal, which serves a population of one million.  Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Dr. Nicholaus Bauman, a surgeon appointed to the United Mission to Nepal. As part of the Tansen Hospital medical and surgical team, made up of Nepali and international physicians, Nick responds to referrals for gynecology, urology, and abdominal problems. Nick also teaches post-graduate students enrolled in the Medical Doctorate in General Practice. He shares, “Our faith community has always stressed the importance of mission, particularly the sense that our lives are not our own, but are gifts, and that we are entrusted by God to be stewards of this gift.” Nick is joined in Nepal by his wife Becky and their four children.

Presbyterians Sharing supports international mission staff

May 6, 2018

Serving                       Today:                                     May 13, 2018

Greeters Linda Wundele

Norm Engh

Tom and Terry Wagner
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

Counters Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

Louise McAree

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor mills

Rick Penner

Reading Gayle Howard Patricia Fowler
Singing Clara Althea & Lori
Duty Elder 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 22 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 18 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 Rorry Shade, Lucas Cox, Heather Nordine, Paul Banks, Brent Weerts, Jeanette Viljoen,

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, 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 WALK – Please 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).

 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 hold in the sanctuary immediately after church services. 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.

PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDED – We 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.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS A dynamic gathering of youth

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support the vibrant ministry of Canada Youth. Every two years, hundreds of participants join together from across our denomination to celebrate their energetic faith.  This remarkable event in July unites youth, young adults, church leaders and guests from around the world for five days of soul-satisfying worship, unique expressions of faith in large and small groups, dynamic keynotes and workshops, vibrant faith exploration and joyful celebration!  CY is a gathering place for all kinds of enthusiastic Presbyterians to worship, play, create, learn, make new friends, study scripture, and share joy. More than 4,000 folks have attended CY since it began and the impact of its ministry has been felt in our camps, congregations, and courts.

Presbyterians Sharing equips Presbyterian youth

THE CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARY is coming up!! Mark your calendars for May 26th!!

COMMUNITY NEWS

Summer Housekeeping Staff OPEN POSITION AT ST. ANDREW’S HALL April 23 – August 31, 2018: This position will work 20 hours per week. Rate of pay is $15.00 per hour.  (After a two-week probation period, the rate can be reviewed.) Hours of work are 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please send your resume to the Housing Manager, Mihye Park, at housing@standrews.edu, immediately.