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March 22, 2020

Congregation News:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY: In light of COVID 19 situation, we postpone our Bible Studies until the situation improves.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Trevor Fowler, Marianne Lazaro, Frans Viljoen, Bab Powell-Lu, Rev. Dennis Howard, Lynda Wundele, Gary Hankte, Jason Feick, Antonio Arballon, Jim Hastings

 LPC SERMONS:  Please note that LPC sermons are now available online at:  http://langleypresbyterian.ca/sermons/

“LPC LIBRARY is temporarily closed”.

INFORMATION OF PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance): Please
take a PAR form at the back of the sanctuary if you’d like to use it. When you fill out a form with a void cheque, please give it to Clara who will administer this program.

SPRING CLEANING: Property would like to do an inside and outside cleaning, tidying up, organizing and donating what we no longer need or use.  The areas needed are the kitchen, nursery, and storage rooms, and outside weeding. The bell tower also needs to be cleaned out and new fine screening installed to keep rodents out.
This all….does not need to be done in one day but could be done over a number of weeks, it could also be done during the week.
I am just asking so that I know how much we would be able to accomplish and set a date/dates. If you feel you would like to help with these projects please contact me. louisemcaree@telus.net 604-530-6097

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:
Restoration and rehabilitation after Cyclone Idai
In Malawi, eating raw maize, a grain usually dried to make the traditional food nsima, is a sign of pressing hunger. After Cyclone Idai stormed into Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe one year ago, many people were left with only this option—or worse, with no food at all. After the cyclone, Katherine Chiphwayna’s lost crops meant her family of four often went to bed hungry. Then Katherine began receiving support through PWS&D and Canadian Foodgrains Bank. She is now able to work more and provide her children with fish, eggplants and tomatoes, in addition to the nsima they like. “The kids are happy to eat the food. It’s very tasty.”

 

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

Upon the recommendation of presbytery LPC will institute the following measures to reduce the COVID-19 hazard:

1) Coffee time suspended until further notice

2) Offering plates will be set on a table inside the sanctuary entrance so people can make their offering as they enter or leave the service

3) Greeters will continue at front door with the following modifications:

bulletins will be available in the narthex but will not be handed out,

  instead people may pick them up on their own

– no hand shaking or hugs

– maintain 1-meter distance from those whom  you are greeting

4) Communion is suspended until further notice.

5) We encourage everyone to maintain at least 1-meter of social distancing in the pews (this does not apply to family members who are regularly exposed to one another), no hand shakes, hugs or elbow bumps

6) We encourage those who are not well to stay home from services (be sure to let your elder know if you need any help, call the office or the pastor if you do not know who your elder is)

7) The backs of the pews and other shared surfaces will be sanitized before each service, wipes for this purpose will be in Clara’s office

8) Potluck for Maundy Thursday will most likely be suspended depending on the state of the virus situation at that time

9) Men’s breakfast is suspended until further notice

Please let your elder know if you have other suggestions as to how we can mitigate the effects of this virus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through this challenge together.

On behalf of your session,

Rev. Dennis Howard

March 15, 2020

Serving                           Today:                                       March 22, 2020

Greeters David & Iris Milling Linda Ferrari & Isabel Barrie
Coffee Cancelled Cancelled
Counters Lori Hastings & Gary Weerts Trevor Fowler & Dave Radbourne
Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Reading Leroy Nigh Graeme Kennedy
Singing
Duty Elder Marianne & Heather

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 March 24 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 Trevor Fowler, Marianne Lazaro, Frans Viljoen, Bab Powell-Lu, Rev. Dennis Howard, Lynda Wundele, Gary Hankte, Jason Feick, Antonio Arballon, Jim Hastings

 LPC SERMONS:  Please note that LPC sermons are now available online at:  http://langleypresbyterian.ca/sermons/

“LPC LIBRARY is temporarily closed”.

INFORMATION OF PAR (Pre Authorized Remittance):
Please take a PAR form at the back of the sanctuary if you’d like to use it. When you fill out a form with a void cheque, please give it to Clara who will administer this program.

SPRING CLEANING:
Property would like to do an inside and outside cleaning, tidying up, organizing and donating what we no longer need or use.  The areas needed are the kitchen, nursery, and storage rooms, and outside weeding. The bell tower also needs to be cleaned out and new fine screening installed to keep rodents out.
This all….does not need to be done in one day but could be done over a number of weeks, it could also be done during the week.
I am just asking so that I know how much we would be able to accomplish and set a date/dates. If you feel you would like to help with these projects please contact me at 604-530-6097 or louisemcaree@telus.net

PCC MISSION MOMENTS:      International Women’s Day
In India, many girls miss school each month because they do not have the supplies or facilities they need during menstruation. Unsanitary practices put them and their communities at risk. PWS&D-supported community mobilizers are helping girls in India stay in school by educating them about personal and menstrual hygiene. Rima Kumari, a 14-year-old girl from Nandlali village, spent time with a community mobilizer. She received sustainable, reusable sanitary napkins and learned about personal hygiene practices. Now, with the supplies she needs, Rima can embrace the joy of uninterrupted learning.

March 8, 2020

Serving                           Today:                                  March 15, 2020

Greeters Graeme & Louise Kennedy David & Iris Milling
Coffee Gary & Nancy Hantke Betty & Rev. Ted Siverns
Counters Don Baycroft& &
Edith Radbourne
Lori Hastings &
Gary Weerts
Power Point DJ Kim Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Emberly Zhang

TBA

Betty Siverns

Reading Betty/Leroy/Iris/

Terry/Althea/Tom

Leroy Nigh
Singing Betty Siverns
Duty Elder Marianne & Heather

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 March 10 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 Trevor Fowler, Marianne Lazaro, Frans Viljoen, Bab Powell-Lu, Rev. Dennis Howard, Lynda Wundele, Gary Hankte, Jason Feick, Antonio Arballon

 LPC AGM – The meeting will be held today in the church hall immediately after worship. A light lunch will be served.

LPC SERMONS:  Please note that LPC sermons are now available online at:  http://langleypresbyterian.ca/sermons/

PCC MISSION MOMENTS: International Women’s Day
In India, many girls miss school each month because they do not have the supplies or facilities they need during menstruation. Unsanitary practices put them and their communities at risk. PWS&D-supported community mobilizers are helping girls in India stay in school by educating them about personal and menstrual hygiene. Rima Kumari, a 14-year-old girl from Nandlali village, spent time with a community mobilizer. She received sustainable, reusable sanitary napkins and learned about personal hygiene practices. Now, with the supplies she needs, Rima can embrace the joy of uninterrupted learning.

March 1st, 2020

Serving                            Today:                                      March 8, 2020

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Graeme & Louise Kennedy
Coffee DJ & CLARA Kim Gary & Nancy Hantke
Counters Louise McAree &
Norma Gueulette
Don Baycroft &
Edith Radbourne
Power Point Patricia Fowler DJ Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

No class

Erin Weerts

Nancy Hantke

Emberly Zhang

Reading Iris Milling Iris Milling
Singing Clara & Rory Betty
Duty Elder Bev Feick

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 March 10 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 Trevor Fowler, Marianne Lazaro, Frans Viljoen, Rev. Dennis Howard, Lynda Wundele, Garry Hankte, Jason Feick, Antonio Arballon

LPC SERMONS:  Please note that LPC sermons are now available online at:  http://langleypresbyterian.ca/sermons/

PCC MISSION MOMENTS: Community outreach
West Toronto’s St. Andrew’s Islington Presbyterian Church has begun a new missional experiment called Intersection that seeks to reach out to people living in their community. This ministry invites people who have never been to church and may not feel comfortable stepping inside a church building to experience worship in a way that is more comfortable for them. The church is introducing neighbours to Christ by hosting events in everyday places such as retail spaces and condo party rooms. They hope to bless their neighbours by offering ESL meet ups, a senior’s drop-in café, divorce care groups, and parenting support programs.

February 23, 2020

Serving                       Today:                                          March 1, 2020

Greeters Paul & Betty Bankes Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Dave Radbourne &
Trevor Fowler
Louise McAree &
Norma Gueulette
Power Point Brent Weerts Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

No Class No class

Erin Weerts

Reading Patricia Fowler Iris Milling
Singing Althea & Lori Clara & Rory
Duty Elder Trevor & Tom Bev Feick

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 February 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 Acts.

Flowers are in loving memory of Elaine Murray – mother & grandmother of Bev & Jason Feick.

 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

RESCHEDULE AGM – Due to difficulties encountered in finding someone to review our books it is necessary to delay the date of our AGM. The meeting will now be held on March 8 in the church hall immediately after worship services. A light lunch will be served. Feel free to bring desserts.

LPC SERMONS:  Please note that LPC sermons are now available online at:  http://langleypresbyterian.ca/sermons

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER – There is a sign up sheet for this dinner at the back of the sanctuary. Please put your name on the list if you are planning to attend the dinner at 5:00 PM on February 25. Please indicate the number of people who you expect to be in your party. If you would like to bring a food item please do so. And don’t forget to bring your dishes and cutlery to cut down on the clean up.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS: Screening for health in Somalia
Samsam, a mother of five, lives in a community in Somalia where access to food is a consistent struggle and many people are malnourished. Samsam jumped at the opportunity to join a PWS&D-supported program to learn about nutrition for infants and young children. Through this program, she discovered a simple trick for determining whether a child or mother is malnourished: taking a measurement near the top of their arm. Now, by helping community members screen for malnutrition, Samsam is making sure that people in her village are receiving the care that they need. This program demonstrates the multiplying effect of enabling communities to help themselves. With 1,540 people trained on how to measure malnutrition in this way, over 15,000 children and 5,000 women have been screened so far.

February 16, 2020

Serving                     Today:                                             February 16, 2020

Greeters David & Edith Radbourne Paul & Betty Bankes
Coffee Linda Wundele & Norm Engh Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Gary Weerts
Lori Hastings
Dave Radbourne
Trevor Fowler
Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Rebecca Zhang

Emberly Zhang

Rick Penner

Norma Gueulette

Reading Althea Strudwick Patricia Fowler
Singing Althea & Lori
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 February 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 Acts.

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

Reschedule AGM – Due to difficulties encountered in finding someone to review our books it is necessary to delay the date of our AGM. The meeting will now be held on March 8 in the church hall immediately after worship services. A light lunch will be served. Feel free to bring desserts.

LPC Sermons:  Please note that LPC sermons are now available online at:  http://langleypresbyterian.ca/sermons/

Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday Services & Events
We plan to hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner at the church on Tuesday February 25 beginning at 5:30 PM. Dinner will be followed at 7:00 PM with a service of worship and contemplation in the sanctuary. The following evening at 7:00 PM we will hold a Lenten service of worship and contemplation to mark the beginning of the season of Lent.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS: CY 2020: No End in Sight
This July, hundreds of youth, young adults and leaders will gather for five days of soul-satisfying worship at Canada Youth. They will enjoy unique expressions of faith in both large and small groups, inspiring keynotes and workshops, dynamic faith exploration and joyful celebration. For 20 years, CY has been a gathering place for all kinds of enthusiastic Presbyterians to worship, play, create, learn, dance, sing, act, make new friends, study scripture, share joy, reflect, pray and share. More than 4,000 people have attended the event since it began, and the impact has been felt across our church. Presbyterians Sharing provides support for this unique event which comes around once every two years. Let’s celebrate the vibrant ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada!