May 27, 2018

Serving                       Today:                                             June 3RD, 2018

Greeters Paul & Betty Bankes David & Iris Milling
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames DJ & Clara Kim
Counters Norma Gueulette

Trevor Fowler

Louise McAree

Gary Weerts

Power Point Brent Weerts Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Betty McLagan

Norma Gueulette

Ji Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Audrey McGregor Iris Millings
Singing Clara Kim Clara Kim
Duty Elder DJ Kim & Gary Weerts Trevor Fowler

Thomas Wagner

 

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 June 5 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 15 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, Audrey McGregor and her family, 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 SERVICEA 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.

ALEX MCGREGORa grave side service will be held for Alex at the Langley Lawn Cemetery (4393 208 St., Langley) on June 4 at 11:00 AM. Alex’s Memorial Service will be held at LPC on June 29 at 1:00 PM.

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.

LAY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION OPPORTUNITYWould 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.

 TREASURER’S REPORT REGARDING LPC’S INVESTMENT IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CONSOLIDATED FUNDWe (LPC) withdrew $3,000 (from the PC Consolidated Fund) for the first quarter 2018 while dividends & interest provided $2,425 into the account.  The dividends and interest are 2 parts of the return to the fund.  Capital gains (or loss) are the third part but it is not determined until year end.  Historically the fund provides a capital gain which more than covers our withdrawals and also increases the fund greater than inflation, as required by Presbytery guidelines. There is a cap on how much we can withdraw so likely next year we will start looking to general offerings/revenue to make up the difference between what we can withdraw from the Manse Fund and the required Housing Allowance. As of December 31, 2017 LPC had $428,958 invested in the PC Consolidated Fund. The full 2017 PC Consolidated fund report to LPC is available from Clara, upon request.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Enjoying school and pursuing dreams Zindaba’s story is not uncommon in many Malawian communities—children want to go to school but their families can’t afford the fees. Zindaba feels very fortunate that her aunt paid for her first two years at school, a time the girl recalls with great joy. “The teachers were good and encouraged us a lot,” she shares. Unfortunately, the expense became too great a struggle for her aunt. When Zindaba had to drop out, she never imagined she’d make it to university, but education support from PWS&D helped Zindaba pay her school fees and gave her support to pursue her dreams. Today, proudly displaying her university class scores, a smiling Zindaba talks about training to be an accountant.

PWS&D promotes the right to education for all