All posts by Langley PC

November 25, 2018

 Serving                    Today:                                                 December 2, 2018

Greeters Paul & Betty Banks David & Iris Milling
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Lori Hastings

Edith Radbourne

Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Power Point Brent Weerts Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Reading Patricia Fowler Iris Milling
Singing Debbie Margueratt Clara & Rory
Duty Elder Trevor & Tom 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, December 4 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 December 7 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, 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.

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ADVENT EVENT will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 3:30pm. We will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30pm we will all enjoy a POTLUCK SUPPER. There are sign-up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  Remember to also bring your dishes and cutlery to reduce clean up chores. **There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance.

 LPC 40th:  THANK YOU to everyone who joined us to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, and, THANK YOU to everyone who worked very hard towards making it a memorable event.  Everyone who attended felt truly blessed!

 40th Photos:  If you took photos during our 40th last Sunday, please share them with Marianne Lazaro for the church archives:  mlazaro@telus.net  Thanks!

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS : Love letters in the Archives?

Did you know that you can find love letters among the thousands of documents housed in The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Archives?  Last year the Archives received a gift of 73 beautifully preserved handwritten letters that revealed a year-long courtship over many miles between Dr. McQueen and his future wife, Miss Catherine Robertson of Strabane, Ontario. The Rev. McQueen served at First Presbyterian Church in Edmonton, arriving in 1887 and remaining for 43 years. Dr. McQueen was the only person to serve twice as Moderator of the General Assembly. Miss Robertson served as a missionary in Canada with the Women’s Missionary Society. David and Catherine’s exchanges date from September 1889 – September 1890. Through beautiful script containing poetry and prose, their growing love for one another is revealed as is their draw to western Canada and a mutual commitment to serve the church.

Presbyterians Sharing helps connect Presbyterians with their rich history

November 18, 2018

Serving                        Today:                                            November 25, 2018

Greeters 40th Anniversary Team Paul & Betty Bankes
Coffee 40th Anniversary Team Terry & Rita Ames
Counters David Radbourne

Don Baycroft

Lori Hastings

Edith Radbourne

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner

Norma Gueulette

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Reading Althea Strudwick Patricia Fowler
Singing Choir Debbie Margueratt
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 November 20 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 December 7 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, 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.

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ADVENT EVENT will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 3:30pm. We will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30 pm we will all enjoy a POTLUCK SUPPER. There are sign-up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  Remember to also bring your dishes and cutlery to reduce clean up chores. **There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS : Take the Advent Challenge!                 During the Advent season, we celebrate God’s amazing gift—Jesus! This gift changed the world. Inspired by God’s overwhelming generosity, we too work to make a difference for our sisters and brothers across the globe. Each week of Advent, Presbyterian World Service & Development challenges individuals and congregations to share the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love with those living in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. In the midst of poverty, injustice and disaster, the Christ light shines. To help create bright futures through the Advent Challenge, visit WeRespond.ca/advent-challenge.                                                                                                                               PWS&D is sharing the hope, peace, joy and love of Christ

November 11, 2018

 

Serving                        Today:                                   November 18, 2018

Greeters Tom & Terry Wagner Les & Elizabeth Szamoskozi
Coffee Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

40th Anniversary Team
Counters Gary Weerts

Trevor Fowler

David Radbourne

Don Baycroft

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Sunny Kim

Erin Weerts

Rick Penner

Norma Gueulette

Reading Marianne Lazaro Althea Strudwick
Singing Iris Milling

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 November 20 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 Novemmber 16 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 Rick Penner, Rev. Ted Siverns, Rev. DJ Kim, Fran Thomson

 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.

Remembrance Day Service – Services today begins at 9:45 AM with a special Remembrance Day service for those who wish to attend. Regular worship begins at 10:00 AM.

David Gordon Memorial Hospital Donations : Donations for the David Gordon Hospital in  northern Malawi will be gratefully accepted over the next three weeks.  Any funds that we collect will be matched by the Board of International Ministries of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and will be used to improve facilities and equipment at the hospital.  Please make your cheques payable to Langley Presbyterian Church with David Gordon Hospital in the memo line. Thanks for your support.

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ADVENT EVENT will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 3:30pm. We will enjoy decorating Gingerbread Houses, making Christmas Crafts and Carol singing. At 5:30 pm we will all enjoy a POTLUCK SUPPER. There are sign-up sheets at the back for the Gingerbread Kits and Potluck items.  Remember to also bring your dishes and cutlery to reduce clean up chores. **There are postcards available to give to family and friends on the table at the entrance.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS : Providing hospitality to international youth

One of the joys of international partnership is inviting young people from churches around the world to attend Canada Youth, the PCC’s biannual youth conference.  This past summer, sixteen youth from Ghana, Malawi, Taiwan and – for the first time, Lebanon, visited Presbyterian churches and experienced life in Canada. At Canada Youth, international and Canadian participants had an amazing inter-cultural experience, learning, sharing faith and having fun together. The international visitors participated in all activities with great enthusiasm!  On a visit to the PCC’s national office on their last day, they passionately thanked everyone for this life-changing opportunity. Through Presbyterians Sharing, we provide hospitality to young people – followers of Jesus who live in every corner of God’s realm.

Presbyterians Sharing encourages young people

COMMUNITY NEWS

 EMMAUS EXPERIMENT – If you would like to learn how to do Evangelism in your neighbourhood by connecting with your neighbours please give Dennis your name by Nov 14. Check out the poster in the church hall to find out the when and the where and the why.

November 4, 2018

Serving                      Today:                                   November 11, 2018

Greeters Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

Tom & Terry Wagner
Coffee Don & Lorraine Baycroft Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

Counters Norma Gueulette

Trevor Fowler

Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Power Point Sunny Kim Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Betty Siverns

Norma Gueulette

Sunny Kim

Erin Weerts

Reading Sam Kenny Marianne Lazaro
Singing Clara Choi

Rory Shade

Iris Milling

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:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY BEGINS on Tuesday November 6 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 November 9 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 Rick Penner, Rev. Ted Siverns, Rev. DJ Kim, Fran Thomson

 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

 REGIONAL PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S GATHERING

Early Deadline is almost here! Regional Gathering Details

  • March 29-30, 2019
  • Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey BC
  • Early registration: $225 before November 15, 2018
  • Regular registration: $275 before February 15, 2019

The hotel has set aside a special room rate so arrive early or extend your stay and vacation in British Columbia.

Remembrance Day Service – Services on Sunday Nov. 11 will begin at 9:45 AM with a special Remembrance Day service for those who wish to attend. Regular worship will begin at 10:00 AM.

 David Gordon Memorial Hospital Donations : Donations for the David Gordon Hospital in  northern Malawi will be gratefully accepted over the next three weeks.  Any funds that we collect will be matched by the Board of International Ministries of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and will be used to improve facilities and equipment at the hospital.  Please make your cheques payable to Langley Presbyterian Church with David Gordon Hospital in the memo line. Thanks for your support.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS : : Caring for creation in Calgary

The youth at Grace Presbyterian Church in Calgary are bettering the health of their local community while also supporting the well-being of the global community. Members of the congregation donated to PWS&D in support of the teens’ efforts to pick up litter, rake and sweep around the church’s property. In the end, the group collected five large bags of garbage and raised $932 for PWS&D. “We were encouraged by our faith in Christ’s love to share our gifts with the world,” shares Roberto DeSandoli, young adult ministry coordinator at Grace. Across Canada, Presbyterians are stewards of the blessings of God—sharing our gifts to build a more sustainable, compassionate and just world. Faithful to our calling, we respond together

COMMUNITY NEWS

 BRENTWOOD Presbyterian Church has two seminars.

  1. Sat, Nov. 10 at 9:30am – 4:00pm: Peacemaking and Chaplains Then and Now (A Colloquium  on the Legacy and the Prospects) Dr. Duff Crerar will do two 30 min presentation that will provoke conversations among participants on the possibilities of peacemaking in our times. The events is free and includes lunch.
  2. Sat, Nov. 17 at 9:00am – 1:00pm: Composing Missional Worship with Glen Soderholm and Roy Salmond. They come together again in this seminar to consider with us ways of being more intentional in designing worship services that nuture disciples of Jesus Christ to flourish in their missions.

A donation of $20 is suggested.

October 28, 2018

Serving                        Today:                                   November 4, 2018

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

Coffee Paul & Betty Bankes Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters David Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Norma Gueulette

Trevor Fowler

Power Point Brent Weerts Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Rick Penner

Betty Siverns

Betty Siverns

Norma Gueulette

Reading Erin Weerts Sam Kenny
Singing Althea Strudwick

Lori Hastings

Clara Choi

Rory Shade

Duty Elder Bev & Marianne 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 November 6 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 November 8 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, 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.

 SHEPHERD’S HOUSE would like to thank you all for your support of the First Annual Shepherd’s House’s Charity Musical Evening. It was a great success, enjoyed by all who came to listen and perform. Financially it was successful beyond our wildest dreams with over $12,500 donated to SH so we can continue feeding and ministering to the marginalised folks of greater Surrey. Several new “Friends of Shepherds House” also signed up on the PAR program committing to regular monthly financial support of SH. We look forward to repeating this event again next year, with a bigger and better program. God is good.

 CAMP DOUGLAS has recently received a donation to work on the forest at Camp. A professional crew will fall any trees that are deemed to be a safety hazard to our campers. We are inviting you to come for a work party on November 3rd in order to clean up after the work that the professional crew will do.

REGIONAL PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S GATHERING

Early Deadline is almost here! Regional Gathering Details

  • March 29-30, 2019
  • Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey BC
  • Early registration: $225 before November 15, 2018
  • Regular registration: $275 before February 15, 2019

The hotel has set aside a special room rate so arrive early or extend your stay and vacation in British Columbia.

Robert Gordon Memorial Hospital Donations : Donations for the Robert Gordon Hospital in  northern Malawi will be gratefully accepted over the next three weeks.  Any funds that we collect will be matched by the Board of International Ministries of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and will be used to improve facilities and equipment at the hospital.  Please make your cheques payable to Langley Presbyterian Church with Robert Gordon Hospital in the memo line. Thanks for your support.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS : : A call to music ministry

Music is an important part of our worship and praise to God. In Ephesians (5:19), Paul encourages us to “Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.” With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, is engaging its community through a new music ministry called PALM: peace, art, love and music. Under the PALM banner, the congregation has hosted a variety of music and art-related events for all ages including a youth showcase night, which featured several local youth musicians and included an open-mic segment. Knox has also arranged for local bands, musicians and even puppet show performers to share their gifts at the church’s hot meal gathering, which provides food and entertainment to those living on the margins in their community.

Presbyterians Sharing brings communities together

 COMMUNITY NEWS

 A Remarkable Stillness

TWU’s Chamber Singers perform a concert of British repertoire, encompassing a wide variety of styles from the 14th to 21st Centuries, and featuring organist Edward Norman. November 16th, 7:30pm, Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3366 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford Tickets: $10 general admission, students pay-what-you-can. Details at twu.ca/samc.