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September 23, 2018

Serving                         Today:                                    September 30, 2018

Greeters David & Edith Radbourne Eleanor Haddow

Isabel Barrie

Coffee Althea Strudwick

Norma Gueulette

David & Edith Radbourne
Counters Louise McAree

Lori Hastings

Trevor Fowler

Gary Weerts

Power Point Brent Weerts Clara Choi
Kidblast

Preschool

Sunny Kim

Erin Weerts

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Reading Eleanor Haddow Thomas Wager
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Althea Strudwick

Lori Hastings

Duty Elder 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 September 25 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 September 28 at 5:30pm. Come expecting for fun times and some new things on the horizon! Bring your friends, too!

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Rev. Dennis Howard, Sunday School, Youth Group, Persecuted Christians, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Cory (Tom’s nephew), Alison’s husband, Julie. Catherine McKague, Debbie and her mom, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Serena’s mom & dad, Kathy, Blair, Neil, Meridith, Michelle, Forest Fires, Clara’s Mom, Larry, Vaughn, Jiwon and Hawon, Tara & Julia, Sandra, Steve, Kathy, Marta’s family

THE NEXT PASTORAL CARE TEAM meeting is on Wednesday October 17 at 10:30 am.

LPC 40th VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP Thank you for signing up for the FOUR CATERING GROUPS needed to make our 40th celebration a special time for all of us.  We still need more people to help, so please check the sign-up sheet at the back of the church if you have not already done so. Thanks for your willingness to help!  “Many hands make light work.”

LPC 40th RSVP DEADLINE is October 1st, 2018:  Please reply today, so that we can continue to plan the event.

 FROM THE TREASURER – August ended with an Actual surplus of $7.522, compared to an anticipated (Budget) deficit of $3,948. This continued financial health of our congregation is something to celebrate and thank God for. Complete financial statements are available from your elder.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS The front lines of mission

When you call the PCC’s national office, your first point of contact is the cheerful receptionist, Kim Campbell. Kim capably answers and directs between 40 and 100 calls per day; assists departments with mailings, planning, meeting prep and paperwork; books airfare, catering and hotel rooms; responds to emails; updates the PCC’s database – and so much more! Kim shares, “I am fortunate to see the work of the PCC in action. Prior to working here I only knew the PCC from the pews of my small church and it has been a blessing to see first-hand how the work of the church ministers to so many people. From the big ideas to the little day-to-day details, we all play a role by sharing our gifts and ultimately in sharing God’s love.” Everything Kim does contributes to the mission and ministry of the church.

Presbyterians Sharing serves congregations through the national office

September 16, 2018

Serving                       Today:                                          September 23, 2018

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh David & Edith Radbourne
Coffee Ben & Marilyn Crace Althea Strudwick

Norma Gueulette

Counters Don Baycroft

David Radbourne

Louise McAree

Lori Hastings

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hankte

Eleanor Mills

Sunny Kim

Erin Weerts

Reading Leroy Nigh Eleanor Haddow
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Choir
Duty Elder 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 September 25 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 September 28 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 Rita Ames, Rev. Les Szamoskozi, Eleanor Haddow, Tom Wagner,  Audrey McGregor

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, 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, Larry, Sheena, Allie, Vaughn, Fire Fighters, Jiwon and Hawon

 THE NEXT PASTORAL CARE TEAM meeting is on Wednesday October 17 at 10:30 am.

LPC 40th Volunteer Sign-up:  Thank you for signing up for the FOUR CATERING GROUPS needed to make our 40th celebration a special time for all of us.  We still need more people to help, so please check the sign-up sheet at the back of the church if you have not already done so. Thanks for your willingness to help!  “Many hands make light work.”

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Winter in War-Torn Syria

With Syria facing its seventh year of conflict, the humanitarian situation in the country continues to deteriorate. Caught in the middle of a war zone in central Syria, Rabeha was living a nightmare. Her brother had been killed and her mother lost her legs when the family’s home was destroyed. Rabeha’s father suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed. Unable to secure a job, Rabeha couldn’t afford food, medicine for her parents or heat for the winter. The family endured cold, hungry nights before they enrolled in a Presbyterian World Service & Development food aid project with Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Now that her family receives food baskets, Rabeha is saving money for other needs and was able to face the harsh winter with greater peace of mind.

PWS&D responds to families displaced by conflict

 

 

September 9, 2018

Serving                 Today:                                           September 16, 2018

Greeters Don & Lorraine Baycroft Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Jim & Lori Hastings Ben & Marilyn Crace
Counters Gary Weerts Don Baycroft

David Radbourne

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hankte

Eleanor Mills

Reading Betty Siverns Leroy Nigh
Singing Betty Siverns Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder 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:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rita Ames, Rev. Les Szamoskozi, Eleanor Haddow, Tom Wagner,  Audrey McGregor

 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, Larry, Sheena, Allie, Vaughn, Fire Fighters, Jiwon and Hawon

 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.

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!

“LPC 40th Volunteer Sign-up:  The FOUR CATERING GROUPS need you to make our Anniversary Celebration a special time for current and past members.  Please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church for the following:  (1) Kitchen (arranging food & beverages / kitchen clean-up), (2) Setting Tables / Decor, (3) Tables & Chairs Set-up, and (4) Takedown of Tables & Chairs.”  Thanks for your willingness to help!

PCC MISSION MOMENTS      A learning experience in Cuba.              Theological education does not only occur in the classroom. Presbyterians Sharing supports mission and intercultural experiences for staff and students of our theological colleges. In 2018 two faculty members and 11 students from Knox College visited the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Matanzas in Cuba. After an afternoon of interacting with young Cuban kids, one student shared that “no amount of reading could have exposed us to their reality.” Another student observed that “meeting with ministers, church members and youth and hearing the ways they seek to bring the hope of the Gospel into their communities and into the heart of their beloved homeland was a learning experience you cannot obtain through books or lectures”. One way to experience the beauty of God’s unfailing love is through encounters with God’s people in a genuine and meaningful way.

Presbyterians Sharing supports theological students

 

 

September 2, 2018

Serving                       Today:                                            September 9, 2018

Greeters David & Iris Milling Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Jim & Lori Hastings
Counters Edith Radbourne

Trevor Folwer

Norma Gueulette

Gary Weerts

Power Point Sunny Kim Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Reading Iris Milling Betty Siverns
Singing Clara Choi Betty Siverns
Duty Elder 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:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rita Ames, Rev. Les Szamoskozi, Eleanor Haddow, Tom Wagner,  Audrey McGregor

 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, Larry, Sheena, Allie, Vaughn, Fire Fighters, Jiwon and Hawon

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 International Literacy Day (Sept. 8)    “Neither the students nor I were actually enjoying the lessons.” Inayatullah, a teacher at Zangue Girls School in Afghanistan, knew his lecture-based teaching style was ineffective. Since attending teacher-training workshops run by Presbyterian World Service & Development partners, Inayatullah has learned to bring life to his lessons. After implementing more practical teaching methods, Inayatullah’s pupils are engaging in group activities, participating in lively discussions and better learning their lessons. With a greater sense of ownership over their education, they are gaining confidence, asking questions and voicing their opinions. By improving the quality of education, PWS&D is helping more children enjoy their studies and become leaders in their communities. “This is a tremendous achievement for both the students and me,” Inayatullah says with a smile. PWS&D builds futures of hope for vulnerable girls

 

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.

 

August 19, 2018

Serving        Today:                                    august 26, 2018

Greeters Rev. Les & Elizabeth

Szamoskozi

Paul & Betty Bankes
Coffee Ben & Marilyn Crace Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Lori Hastings

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

David Radbourne

Power Point Sebastian Temple Ji-Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Reading Althea Strudwick Patricia Fowler
Singing
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:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Roger Diewert, Ralph Steiro, Norm Engh, Gary Weerts, Bree Weerts, Lorraine Baycroft, Janet Comer, Kyung-Hee Kwon, The Howard, The Weerts, The Lazaro, The Baycroft

 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

NEIGHBOURHOOD APPRECIATION DAY – We plan to say, “Thank You” to our neighbourhood on Saturday August 25. Starting at 10:30 AM, and going until we run out of energy, we are going to offer our neighbours free hot dogs, soft drinks and car washes (if water restrictions permit). Please come to join us, either to help or just to be there to meet some of the neighbours. We are glad that folks from the Restoration Community Church plan to join us. It should be a fun day.

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.

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!

CAMP DOUGLAS YOUTH CAMP start from August 19 to 24. Sunny and Rebecca will attend as a camper. Ji-Won and Ha-Won are participating at the camp as a volunteer. Please pray for them.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Humanitarian Day                         World Humanitarian Day is held each year on August 19 to honour those working to provide emergency aid and create a more peaceful and humane world. Emergency situations—either natural disasters or conflict—take a massive toll on communities. In war-torn countries, innocent civilians become caught in the crossfire, forced to flee with nothing. Large-scale environmental disasters create massive food shortages, displacement and disease. Dedicated partners at ecumenical networks such as Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the ACT Alliance enable Presbyterian World Service & Development to respond to suffering caused by emergency situations around the world. On this day and every day, we are thankful for the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. PWS&D responds to bring relief in times of disaster

 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.

 

August 12, 2018

Serving                         Today:                                         August 19, 2018

Greeters Tom and Terry Wagner Rev. Les & Elizabeth

Szamoskozi

Coffee Lynda Wundele

Norm Engh

Ben & Marilyn Crace
Counters Gary Weerts

Don Baycroft

Lori Hastings

Louise McAree

Power Point Brent Weerts Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Sung-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Marianne Lazaro Althea Strudwick
Singing 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:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Roger Diewert, Ralph Steiro, Norm Engh, Gary Weerts, Bree Weerts, Lorraine Baycroft, Janet Comer, The Howard, The Weerts, The Lazaros, The Baycrofts

 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,

 NEIGHBOURHOOD APPRECIATION DAY – We plan to say, “Thank You” to our neighbourhood on Saturday August 25. Starting at 10:30 AM, and going until we run out of energy, we are going to offer our neighbours free hot dogs, soft drinks and car washes (if water restrictions permit). Please come and join us, either to help or just to be there to meet some of the neighbours. We are glad that folks from the Restoration Community Church plan to join us. It should be a fun day.

 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.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Fostering discipleship                                     With the support of a coach, provided through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, Église St- Luc’s leadership team in Montreal is learning ways to evangelize and foster discipleship beyond Sunday mornings. They started with one mid-week Bible sharing group, which quickly grew to three, and now a fourth is in the works. Like Paul and Barnabas in Acts 13, members of Église St-Luc are actively sharing the gospel, and the good news of Christ’s saving power is spreading “like wildfire all through the region” (v.49; The Message).

Presbyterians Sharing engages in evangelism, outreach and discipleship

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!

WE HAVE A REFUGEE FAMILY living in our neighbourhood. They need household furniture and cooking utensils. Please sign up if you are able to provide any of items. Please bring a small item to the church. For large items, we will arrange for pick up and delivery to the family. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church.

August 5, 2018

 Serving                         Today:                                    August 12, 2018

Greeters Lynda Wundele

Norm Engh

Tom and Terry Wagner
Coffee Ted & Betty Siverns Lynda Wundele

Norm Engh

Counters Louise McAree

Norma Gueulette

Gary Weerts

Don Baycroft

Power Point Ha-Won Kim Sung-Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Ji-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Ha-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Gayle Howard Marianne Lazaro
Singing Clara Choi Betty Siverns
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:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Roger Diewert, Ralph Steiro, Norm Engh, GaryWeerts, Bree Weerts, Lorraine Baycroft, Janet Comer, The Howards, The Weerts, The Lazaros, The Baycrofts

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,

 NEIGHBOURHOOD APPRECIATION DAY                                                  We plan to say, “Thank You” to our neighbourhood on Saturday August 25. Starting at 10:30 AM, and going until we run out of energy, we are going to offer our neighbours free hot dogs, soft drinks and car washes (if water restrictions permit). Please come join us, either to help or just to be there to meet some of the neighbours. We are glad that folks from the Restoration Community Church plan to join us. It should be a fun day.

 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 am.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS – Bright Futures for Youth in Guatemala With Presbyterian World Service & Development support, children living in the rough neighbourhood surrounding Guatemala City’s garbage dump are accessing education at the Francisco Coll School. Students who excel qualify for scholarships to further their education, while other graduates pursue vocational training in order to achieve employment. A letter from a recent graduate is a testament to the importance of the project that is equipping students to pursue their dreams: “I am in my last year, with just a month to go before I accomplish my dream of being a professional and continuing my studies at university. I give you thanks because with your extraordinary effort, I will have a better future full of opportunities to help my family and grow.” PWS&D responds with education to build bright futures

EYEGLASS RECYCLING:                                                                                           Our church collects used eyeglasses and sunglasses for Lions International.  These glasses are then checked and sent overseas.  The box is in the bookcase at the back of the church.

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 40TH ANIVERSARY             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!

COMMUNITY NEWS                                                                                            SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – The Salvation Army is collecting new school supplies for the month of August to help kids who do not have the resources to purchase school supplies. Please drop donation off at 5787 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC. 604-514-7375