December 23, 2018

Serving                        Today:                                   December 30, 2018

Greeters DJ & Clara Kim Hawon & Jiwon Kim
Coffee Althea Strudwick

Norma Gueulette

Ben & Marilyn Crace
Counters David Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

Power Point Brent Weerts Clara Choi
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Reading Rev. DJ Kim Thomas Wagner
Singing Choir Althea & Lori
Duty Elder DJ Kim & Gary Weerts

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 January 15 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 January 18 at 5:30pm. Come expecting fun times and some new things on the horizon! Bring your friends, too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Loraine McGregor, Ji-Won Kim, Lucy Comer, Ella Marie Weerts,       Ha-Won Kim, Nance Charron, Sam Kenny, Edith Radbourne

 CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE will be at 7pm on December 24, 2018.

 LPC 40th Guest Book – Please SIGN the 40th Anniversary Guest Book (at the back of the sanctuary) if you celebrated with us on November 18th but did not sign. So far only 29 names are in the book and we know that there were approximately 120 people present.  Thanks!

 Christmas DVDs & Books – Take a break from the Christmas rush and enjoy one of our 66 Christmas items – many on display in the LPC Library.  Enjoy them yourself, with your children, or your grandchildren.  Enjoy YOUR library!

  • 10 Christmas DVDs:  By God’s Grace, The Christmas Candle, Christmas with a Capital C, A Merry Ingalls Christmas, The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Blessing, The Christmas Hope, The Nativity Story,  Christmas Unwrapped, The Story of Silent Night
  • 21 Christmas Books
  • 6  Children’s DVDs:  The Toy That Saved Christmas, The Star of Christmas, The Birth of Jesus, The First Christmas, A Christmas Story, A Child Is Born
  • 29 Children’s Books

PCC MISSION MOMENTS : Seeking justice for all

Through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, The Presbyterian Church in Canada is working to sow seeds of hope and respond to the justice imperatives of the gospel. God calls us to name injustices, walk with vulnerable people and work with others for the common good.  Over the years, Justice Ministries has prepared responses to overtures or motions adopted by General Assembly. These range from statements on genetics, health care, sanctuary for refugees, violence in computer games, the growing gap between rich and poor in Canada and, more recently, inclusion for Presbyterians who are members of the LGBTQI community, the opioids crisis and forced labour. Through Justice Ministries, our church walks with Indigenous peoples on the path towards healing and reconciliation, partners with ecumenical agencies, produces resources and leads workshops on vital justice issues. As followers of Jesus, we are a people of hope.

Presbyterians Sharing seeks justice for all

December 16, 2018

 Serving                          Today:                                   December 23, 2018

Greeters Leroy and Ruth Nigh DJ & Clara Kim
Coffee Jim and Lori Hastings Althea Strudwick

Norma Gueulette

Counters Norma Gueulette David Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Power Point Edith Radbourne Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Sebastian Temple Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Reading Nancy Hantke Rev. DJ Kim
Singing Erin Weerts Choir
Duty Elder DJ Kim & Gary Weerts

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 January 15 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 January 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 Loraine McGregor, Ji-Won Kim, Lucy Comer, Ella Marie Weerts,        Ha-Won Kim, Nance Charron, Sam Kenny, Edith Radbourne

 CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2018 Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE will be at 7pm on December 24, 2018

LPC 40th Guest Book – Please SIGN the 40th Guest Book (at the back of the sanctuary) if you celebrated with us on November 18th but did not sign. So far only 29 names are in the book and we know that there were approximately 120 people present.  Thanks!

Christmas DVDs & Books – Take a break from the Christmas rush and enjoy one of our 66 Christmas items – many on display in the LPC Library.  Enjoy them yourself, with your children, or your grandchildren.  Enjoy YOUR library!

  • 10 Christmas DVDs:  By God’s Grace, The Christmas Candle,   Christmas with a Capital C, A Merry Ingalls Christmas, The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Blessing, The Christmas Hope, The Nativity Story, Christmas Unwrapped, The Story of Silent Night
  • 21 Christmas Books
  • 6  Children’s DVDs:  The Toy That Saved Christmas, The Star of Christmas, The Birth of Jesus, The First Christmas, A Christmas Story, A Child Is Born
  • 29 Children’s Books

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS : Equipping and nurturing future church leaders.   Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing equip and nurture future church leaders who in turn will equip and nurture others to witness faithfully in the world. In 2017, 18 students graduated from our three theological colleges – Knox College in Toronto, The Presbyterian College in Montreal and Vancouver School of Theology and St. Andrew’s Hall in Vancouver. These colleges provide a strong academic and practical foundation to prepare students to serve our congregations. The PCC supports ministry candidates and their presbyteries as they work to discern the candidate’s call. In 2017, 16 candidates attended the PCC’s Guidance Conference, which helps participants recognize their abilities, strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan of growth as they move forward. Together, we also encourage and support new clergy who have just begun their ministries.

Presbyterians Sharing supports visionary church leaders.

December 9, 2018

Serving                         Today:                                   December 16, 2018

Greeters Don & Lorraine Baycroft Leroy and Ruth Nigh
Coffee Audrey McGregor

Marg Serviss

Jim and Lori Hastings
Counters Trevor Fowler

Don Baycroft

Norma Gueulette

Edith Radbourne

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Sunny Kim

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Reading Betty Siverns Leroy Nigh
Singing Betty Siverns Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder DJ Kim & Gary Weerts

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 January 15 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 January 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 Loraine McGregor, Ji-Won Kim, Lucy Comer, Ella Marie Weerts,    Ha-Won Kim, Nance Charron, Sam Kenny, Edith Radbourne

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Rev. Dennis Howard, Sunday School, Youth Group, Persecuted Christians, Lily Hall, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Cory (Tom’s nephew), Debbie and her mom, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Serena’s mom & dad, Sandra, Lillian & Ed. Jewish, Maddie, Norma, Fred, Abraham, Art

 CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2018 Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS : Human Rights Day (Dec. 10)                        In many parts of the world, girls face barriers to education and other opportunities to earn a living. In Afghanistan, Zarmina felt frustrated by her community’s belief that a girl’s place is in the home and not in the classroom. In an effort to make life better for her daughters, Zarmina participated in gender equality training with PWS&D partners. Zarmina shared what she learned about a child’s right to an education with other mothers, fathers and village leaders. As a result of her advocacy, the community now enthusiastically supports girls’ education. “We hope that one day there will be no child out of school, not only in our community, but in the entire country.”  PWS&D is making a difference for girls around the world

LPC 40th THANK YOU to everyone who joined us to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. A special THANK YOU to everyone who worked very hard towards making it a memorable event.  It was a wonderful day and everyone who attended felt truly blessed!

40th Photos Reminder:  If you took photos during our 40th last Sunday, please share them with Marianne Lazaro for the church archives:  mlazaro@telus.net  Thanks!

2019 Presbyterians Sharing Recommended Allocations                       The 2019 allocations for Presbyterians Sharing were sent to your Presbytery earlier in November. The allocation recommended for Langley Presbyterian Church is 10% of your dollar base, based on your 2017 statistical report.  If you want to see your statistical report it is listed in the 2018 Acts and Proceedings.

Accepted allocations can be reported to your Presbytery or directly to us via email (sharing@presbyterian.ca) or online here.  Any allocations reported to us will be passed on to your Presbytery through the monthly Presbyterians Sharing reports.

2018 Presbyterians Sharing Year-End Deadlines                                Please note that all 2018 gifts for Presbyterians Sharing must arrive at 50 Wynford by Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to count towards your church’s 2018 contribution. Cheques must be dated December 31, 2018 (or earlier) and clearly marked for Presbyterians Sharing.  We will email you an update of gifts received to date later in December.

December 2, 2018

 Serving                         Today:                                   December 9, 2018

Greeters David & Iris Milling Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Audrey McGregor

Marg Serviss

Counters Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Trevor Fowler

Don Baycroft

Power Point Sunny Kim Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Reading Iris Milling Betty Siverns
Singing Clara & Rory Betty
Duty Elder DJ Kim & Gary Weerts

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 December 4 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 December 7 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 Loraine McGregor, Ji-Won Kim, Lucy Comer, Ella Marie Weerts,   Ha-Won Kim, Nance Charron, Sam Kenny, Edith Radbourne

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Rev. Dennis Howard, Sunday School, Youth Group, Persecuted Christians, Lily Hall, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Cory (Tom’s nephew), Debbie and her mom, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Serena’s mom & dad, Sandra, Lillian & Ed. Jewish, Maddie, Norma, Fred, Abraham, Art

CHRISTMAS HAMPER 2018 Langley Presbyterian Church is putting together hampers for 8 needy families in Langley! Please see your inserts for more info. The sign-up sheet is located on the board in the back of the sanctuary. Please see Trevor Fowler on how you can participate in a lovely cause during the Christmas Season.

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ADVENT EVENT will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 3:30pm. We will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm we will all enjoy a POTLUCK SUPPER. There are sign up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  Remember to also bring your dishes and cutlery to reduce clean up chores. **There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS : World Soil Day (Dec. 5)                                 Soil gives life and supports livelihoods around the world. In Badin, Pakistan, Rabia’s life depends on access to rich, fertile soil—she needs it to grow the crops she sells each week at the market. But an especially dry summer has led to severe water shortages in her village. Rabia’s soil was too arid to yield the produce she needs. With support from PWS&D and Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Rabia has learned to adopt agricultural practices that use less water. She also received seeds to grow crops that can survive extended dry periods. “This is highly beneficial for farmers like me, who reside in water-scarce areas,” shares Rabia.                                                                                      PWS&D helps farmers adapt to climate change