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.