February 17, 2019

Serving:                               Today                               February 24, 2018

Greeters Elizabeth & Rev. Les

Szamoskozi

Paul & Betty Bankes
Coffee Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

Don Baycroft

David Radbourne

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Erin Weerts

Ji Won Kim

Norma Gueulette

Reading Althea Strudwick Patricia Fowler
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Althea & Lori
Duty Elder Heather Nordine &

Marianne Lazaro

 

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 is Tuesday February 26 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meeting is Friday Feb. 22 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

Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine, Betty Siverns, Bob Johnson, Solomon Nordine, Marg Serviss, Ian Nordine, Ruth Nigh, Gayle Howard, Betty McLagan, DJ & Clara, The Radbourns

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS : World Day of Social Justice (Feb. 20)

Ayishetu Abu had not seen her family in eight years. She was living at the Gambaga Outcast Home in Ghana—a shelter for women facing accusations of witchcraft. In many Ghanaian communities, there is a tendency to suspect witchcraft as the cause of crop failure, the death of a child or any other unexplained event. In addition to improving living conditions at the shelter, Presbyterian World Service & Development works to foster social acceptance among these communities and educate village leaders about human rights, mental illness, disabilities and other health issues often mistakenly attributed to witchcraft. To ensure more women like Ayishetu can embrace opportunities that are the right of every person, PWS&D will continue working for justice and peace.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Langley Presbyterian’s Annual General Meeting for the year ending December 31, 2018 will be held at the church in the lower hall directly after worship services on March 10, 2019. Committee and Team leaders will be contacted shortly to be asked to prepare their annual reports on their activities during 2018.

 CD SALE:  Fundraising for the Youth Library, the LPC Main Library is selling off the CD collection.  Come to our table during coffee time after the service, to select from over 150 CDs.  Only a loonie ($1) each – a great bargain for a great cause! 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 VST’s second annual Explorer’s Weekend happens March 14 – 16 at the school. From 11am Thursday to noon on Saturday each explorer will experience VST first hand by staying on campus, meeting faculty, students and graduates, attending class and so much more. Additionally, explorers receive free registration into John Bell’s music workshop. If you are seriously discerning a call to theological education and would like to know more about this weekend please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Lees, 604-822-6502 or jlees@vst.edu

Bethesda Christian Association is seeking to fill a full-time Chief of Operations position working out of Bethesda’s Provincial Office. Please see the bulletin board for further information or go to Bethesda Christian Association’s website www.bethesdabc.com/careers.html.

The Langley World Day of Prayer Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Fraser Highway on Friday 1pm, March 1.  Volunteers from many congregations are invited to participate in order to represent various churches in Langley. Anyone from Langley Presbyterian who is interested in helping out, should contact Ella Marie 604-533-4997.

AN INVITATION TO LUNCH The Metro Vancouver Alliance, of which our Presbytery is a member, is a broad-based group that is convinced that we can do much more together than we could ever do alone. The majority of its members are faith groups. You are invited to a luncheon where we can explore the values that motivate us to act together. Besides food, on the menu will be stories of the positive impact that broad based faith organizing has had on Canadian society and what has happened when the churches have worked together in the past. And now, in this city, in this year, what is it that we can do together that will make a real difference for the common good? Come with an appetite to relate with one another, and leave with ideas and resources that will help us make a difference together. Tuesday, February 19, 11:30-1:30 at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish 5251 Joyce Street in Vancouver. It’s a short walk from Joyce Station.

February 10, 2019

 Serving:                        Today                                       February 17, 2018

Greeters Tom and Terry Wagner Elizabeth & Rev. Les

Szamoskozi

Coffee Don & Lorraine

Baycroft

Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

Counters Gary Weerts

Norma Gueulette

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor mills

Erin Weerts

Reading Marianne Lazaro Althea Strudwick
Singing Betty and Iris Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder Heather Nordine &

Marianne Lazaro

 

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 is Tuesday February 12 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meeting is Friday February 15 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 Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine, Betty Siverns, Bob Johnson, Solomon Nordine, Marg Serviss, Ian Nordine, Ruth Nigh, Gayle Howard, Betty McLagan, DJ & Clara, The Radbourns

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS : Welcoming the stranger in Hungary

For Stephanie Chunoo, mission is “God’s people helping those who are in need.” Stephanie, a young adult intern, works with dedicated staff and volunteers at Kalunba, a refugee ministry of the Reformed Church in Hungary. Stephanie has been putting into action God’s call to welcome the stranger since October 2018. At Kalunba, refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon attend Hungarian language classes and receive assistance in finding employment and housing. The goal is to have these new members well integrated within one year of their arrival in Hungary. Stephanie assists with child care, teaches English classes and helps plan activities for the children. A member of Leaside Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Stephanie is appreciative of support and prayers from Canada.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Langley Presbyterian’s Annual General Meeting for the year ending December 31, 2018 will be held at the church in the lower hall directly after worship services on March 10, 2019. Committee and Team leaders will be contacted shortly to be asked to prepare their annual reports on their activities during 2018.

CD SALE:  Fundraising for the Youth Library, the LPC Main Library is selling off the CD collection.  Come to our table during coffee time after the service, to select from over 150 CDs.  Only a loonie ($1) each – a great bargain for a great cause! 

RENTAL ACCOMMODATION NEEDED – Members of our church family urgently require rental accommodation. Needed is a two bedroom apartment or suite. If you know of an available unit please contact Clara at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or 604-530-3454.

COMMUNITY NEWS

 VST’s second annual Explorer’s Weekend happens March 14 – 16 at the school. From 11am Thursday to noon on Saturday each explorer will experience VST first hand by staying on campus, meeting faculty, students and graduates, attending class and so much more. Additionally, explorers receive free registration into John Bell’s music workshop. If you are seriously discerning a call to theological education and would like to know more about this weekend please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Lees, 604-822-6502 or jlees@vst.edu

The Langley World Day of Prayer Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Fraser Highway on Friday 1pm, March 1.  Volunteers from many congregations are invited to participate in order to represent various churches in Langley. Anyone from Langley Presbyterian who is interested in helping out, should contact Ella Marie 604-533-4997.

AN INVITATION TO LUNCH The Metro Vancouver Alliance, of which our Presbytery is a member, is a broad-based group that is convinced that we can do much more together than we could ever do alone. The majority of its members are faith groups. You are invited to a luncheon where we can explore the values that motivate us to act together. Besides food, on the menu will be stories of the positive impact that broad based faith organizing has had on Canadian society and what has happened when the churches have worked together in the past. And now, in this city, in this year, what is it that we can do together that will make a real difference for the common good? Come with an appetite to relate with one another, and leave with ideas and resources that will help us make a difference together. Tuesday, February 19, 11:30-1:30 at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish 5251 Joyce Street in Vancouver. It’s a short walk from Joyce Station.

February 3, 2019

Serving:                         Today                                         February 10, 2018

Greeters Lynda Wundele

Norm Engh

Tom and Terry Wagner
Coffee Paul & Betty Bankes Don & Lorraine

Baycroft

Counters Edith Radbourne

Trevor Fowler

Gary Weerts

Norma Gueulette

Power Point Sunny Kim Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner

Norma Gueulette

Sung-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Sam Kenny Marianne Lazaro
Singing Clara & Rory Betty and Iris
Duty Elder Heather Nordine &

Marianne Lazaro

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 is Tuesday February 12 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meeting is Friday February 15 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 Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine, Betty Siverns, Bob Johnson,  Solomon Nordine, Marg Serviss, Ian Nordine, Ruth Nigh, Gayle Howard, Betty McLagan, DJ & Clara

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS : PWS&D Sunday

Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, PWS&D envisions a sustainable, compassionate and just world. February 3 is PWS&D Sunday—a day to celebrate the work our church is doing to make this vision a reality, empowering people out of poverty, hunger and oppression. Through programs in sustainable development and emergency relief, we are helping women, men and children get what they need to improve their well-being, recover from emergency situations and plan for futures abundant in the blessings of Christ. This work would not be possible without the faithful support of individuals and congregations across Canada, and our partners overseas. Today and every day, we give thanks for those striving for justice, mercy and peace throughout the world.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Langley Presbyterian’s Annual General Meeting for the year ending December 31, 2018 will be held at the church in the lower hall directly after worship services on March 10, 2019. Committee and Team leaders will be contacted shortly to be asked to prepare their annual reports on their activities during 2018.

 PLEASE RETURN ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS DUE – Statistics are needed for 2018 LPC Library usage.  This becomes part of the AGM Report to justify the 2019 library budget.  THANK YOU for making use of your LPC Library as part of your commitment to the ministries of LPC Church!

PRAYERS FOR CHASE – We both thank all of you for your many prayers for our grandson Chase’s surgery. The surgery was very successful and he’s already back to school.  All praise and thanks to our awesome God!  Albert & Marianne Lazaro

 RENTAL ACCOMMODATION NEEDED – Members of our church family urgently require rental accommodation. Needed is a two bedroom apartment or suite. If you know of an available unit please contact Clara at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or 604-530-3454.

COMMUNITY NEWS

 VST’S SECOND ANNUAL EXPLORER’S WEEKEND happens March 14 – 16 at the school. From 11am Thursday to noon on Saturday each explorer will experience VST first hand by staying on campus, meeting faculty, students and graduates, attending class and so much more. Additionally, explorers receive free registration into John Bell’s music workshop. If you are seriously discerning a call to theological education and would like to know more about this weekend please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Lees, 604-822-6502 or jlees@vst.edu

THE LANGLEY WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Fraser Highway on Friday 1pm, March 1.  Volunteers from many congregations are invited to participate in order to represent various churches in Langley. Anyone from Langley Presbyterian who is interested in helping out, should contact Ella Marie 604-533-4997.

AN INVITATION TO LUNCH The Metro Vancouver Alliance, of which our Presbytery is a member, is a broad-based group that is convinced that we can do much more together than we could ever do alone. The majority of its members are faith groups. You are invited to a luncheon where we can explore the values that motivate us to act together. Besides food, on the menu will be stories of the positive impact that broad based faith organizing has had on Canadian society and what has happened when the churches have worked together in the past. And now, in this city, in this year, what is it that we can do together that will make a real difference for the common good? Come with an appetite to relate with one another, and leave with ideas and resources that will help us make a difference together. Tuesday, February 19, 11:30-1:30 at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish 5251 Joyce Street in Vancouver. It’s a short walk from Joyce Station.