January 26, 2020

Serving                     Today:                                            February 2, 2020

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Lynda Wundele &
Norm Eng
Coffee Betty Siverns & Nancy Gong Paul & Betty Banks
Counters Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft Louise McAree & Norma Gueulette
Power Point Brent Weerts Patricia Fowler


Betty Bankes

Eleanor Mills

Erin Weerts

Betty Siverns

Reading Erin Weerts Marianne Lazaro
Singing Althea & Lori Clara & Rory
Duty Elder Gary & DJ 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:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY BEGINS on Tuesday January 28 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 Acts.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Bev Feick, Terrie Wagner, Kayla Cox, Betty Bankes, Eleanor Mills

LPC Library:  Please Return All Books & DVDs Due in 2019 – Please return ALL items borrowed in 2019 up to December 31, 2019.  Return them in the BLUE BIN BOOK RETURN on the bottom shelf of the second bookcase upstairs.  The AGM report is due, for which we need the 2019 statistics showing library usage to justify the 2020 budget for the LPC Library.  Thank you for making use of your LPC Library as part of your commitment to the ministries of LPC Church!

Annual General Meeting – LPC will hold its AGM for 2019 on February 23, 2020 in the church hall, immediately following our worship service. We ask that all those who chair or lead committees of session please have their 2019 reports into the office by February 7 so we can issue our annual report to the congregation by Feb 16.

Cooperatives combat effects of climate change
Ever since the devastating Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in 2016, Lucsius faced his share of challenges. His community in northern Haiti sustained weeks of heavy rains that washed away his vegetable crop and caused his soil to become degraded. The farmer wondered if he would ever harvest a good crop again. Lucsius’s circumstances changed when his farming cooperative started receiving support from PWS&D partners. Along with 2,308 farmers in the region, Lucsius participated in workshops where he was taught to use sustainable, organic farming techniques—like using mulch and planting trees—to restore his soil’s fertility and grow enough food, despite the effects of climate change. Lucsius has been thrilled with the fruits of these newly discovered agricultural techniques.