August 26, 2018

Serving                            Today:                                    September 2, 2018

Greeters Paul & Betty Bankes David & Iris Milling
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Don Baycroft

David Radbourne

Edith Radbourne

Trevor Folwer

Power Point Ji-Won Kim Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Reading Patricia Fowler Iris Milling
Singing Clara Choi
Duty Elder DJ Kim & Gary Weerts Trevor & Tom

 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:

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Rev. Dennis Howard, Sunday School, 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, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), 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. Serena’s mom & dad, Bill Nicolson. Kathy, Blair, Sebastian, Neil, Norma’s daughter Shannon and her family, Meridith, Michelle, Heather Boxter, Forest Fires, Clara’s Mom

 THE NEXT SESSION meeting is on Tuesday September 11 at 6:30.

THE NEXT PASTORAL CARE TEAM meeting is on Wednesday September 12 at 10:30 am.

MEN’S BREAKFAST MEETING is on Saturday September 8 at 9 am. Please mark your calendar.

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION — DATE CHANGE:  Note that Sunday, November 18th, 2018 is the new, confirmed date, with the event to be held at LPC Church.  Special Guests:  Rev. John Rhoad, LPC’s very first Minister, and his wife, Bunny, have confirmed that they plan to join us for our celebration.  There will be a special Worship Service beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a Reception with a light lunch and Program in the Lower Hall after the service.  Please mark your calendars for this very special day!

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Planting new seeds of ministry                      As a symbol of the Kingdom of God, Jesus shares the image of a small mustard seed that, when planted by a sower, turns into a large and life-giving tree. After helping to grow a successful new ministry at Heritage Green Family Church in Stoney Creek, ON, the Rev. David Moody has responded to God’s call to help other churches sow new ministry seeds. With the support of Presbyterians Sharing through Canadian Ministries, The Presbytery of Hamilton has called the Rev. Moody to serve as a replanting minister, guiding and journeying with congregations as they discern and implement new visions for their ministries. Presbyterians Sharing supports church growth

ADMINISTRATOR, Clara is taking two days off on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 & 29.

COMMUNITY NEWS

HYMN SING On Sunday, August 26th at 6pm you are invited to come sing your favourite hymns at Bakerview Church (2285 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford). Led by Calvin & Heather Dyck and a string quartet, the program will feature some of the great hymns of the faith as well as solos by the Heritage Quartet and Sonja Hindmarsh. There will be a freewill offering to help defray expenses.

INVITATION TO SPIRITUAL DIRECTION – GERARD BOODY       Spiritual direction is a strange concept for many of us. The idea of meeting with another person to talk about our lives in a context of prayerful listening may even sound intimidating. This is how it was for me when I first began to work with a spiritual director many years ago. But it soon became one of most meaningful and transformative things that I have done in life.

Spiritual direction is not as directive as it sounds. It is not therapy. It is not about fixing or problem-solving. And it is not about advice-giving. It is simply a relationship in which we listen together to discern where God is present, to hear the voice of Jesus, and to pay attention to the movements of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We notice the direction of our lives and the deep longings of our souls. We listen for the invitations God may have for us at any particular time. We attend to this so that we can fully be whom God has called each one of us to be.

In spiritual direction you may pay attention to growing in your relationship with God, issues of discernment for you, relationships with others, discovering and embracing the presence of God in the ordinary, learning how to pray, obstacles to growth and intimacy with God and others, living a life of greater justice and compassion …

As you consider this invitation, please feel free to contact Gerard Booy for more information or to schedule a first exploratory meeting (in person, by phone, or online). Contact information: gerardbooy@gmail.com or 778-868-1548.