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October 1, 2017

Serving                      Today:                                          October 8, 2017

Greeters Jim & Lori Hastings Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Althea Strudwick &

Norma Gueulette

Counters Don Baycroft &

Edith Radbourne

Clara & Louise
Power Point Sunny Kim Margaret Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Reading Althea Strudwick Isobel Brew
Singing Clara Choi Choir for Thanksgiving
Duty Elder Trevor Fowler (All October)

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 Oct.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 studying the book of Romans using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

Sunday September 24TH:   LPC Attendance:  62

Offering Amount: $2,182.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Youth Group balance: $82.70

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday October 13th 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 Althea Strudwick (10), Nancy Hantke (10),  Norma Gueulette (11), Marilyn Crace (20), Hazel Dempster (20),  Rev. Clara Choi (20)

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Meiling Sask, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Fire people-losses, Sarah, The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), People hurricanes in Mexico & Puerto Rico, Nicki

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH, 9:30-12:00 We will be distributing new bark mulch all around the church.  Rain or shine. Refreshments will be served. Trinity Western will send a couple to extra hands to help us. They will not be bringing tools only themselves. We will need a couple of wheelbarrows as well as rakes. If you can help us that would be very much appreciated. Please sign up at the back of the church this will also help so we know for the refreshments. You can also contact Louise at 604-530-6097.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS We are holding an election of new elders on October 8, 2017. Prior to that date all professing members and ministers in association will receive a ballot containing the names of those nominated for election. You may vote for as many of those nominated as you believe have the gifts to be elders in the congregation. If you are a professing member of LPC and do not receive your ballot within the next week please contact the office for your ballot. Instructions for voting and the counting process are outlined on the ballot document.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL NEEDS a few empty cylindrical coffee tins that we can use to make drums. We need them for October 29, when we will be studying Psalm 150. If you can donate one, please give it to Eleanor Mills. Thank you.

LPC’S YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISING REMINDER!  Please bring your empty bottles and cans to be recycled to the church if you have no time. David and Edith Radbourne will pick them up to the Langley Bottle Depot.

A THANK YOU LETTER from the Rev. Phillip Kim and the Hanmaum Presbyterian congregation has been posted on the bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary. 

THE FIRE DRILL will be held on Oct 15. The guidelines for the evacuation process will be announced to the congregation at the beginning of the service and the drill will be held after the singing of May the Lord.

THANKSGIVING CHOIR Rehearsal times: Sunday Sept 24, 11:20-12:00 Sunday Oct 1, 11:20-12:00.  Thanksgiving Sunday on Oct. 8th, please be there at 9:15 ready to sing. Please see Ella-Marie Weerts for more info.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS A journey toward reconciliation

Presbyterians Sharing helps congregations and individuals walk alongside Indigenous people on a journey toward reconciliation. In June, 33 Presbyterians from across Canada visited three of the PCC’s seven Indigenous ministries, worshipped at Mistawasis church and visited the sites where two residential schools were run by the PCC. The group listened to stories of anger and pain and offered apologies. They also witnessed some of the ways in which PCC ministries are transforming lives. At Birdtail Sioux First Nation, site of the Birtle residential school, Doug Hanska thanked the visitors with an honour song. He explains, “The stop they did in Birdtail, I know it may not mean much to a lot of people, but to some of us it means a lot,” he said. “We can forgive and move on, like our teachings tell us.”

COMMUNITY NEWS

Want to deepen your understanding and practice of your faith?  Why not register for the 6 week on line course Spiritual and Religious Diversity in our Neighbourhood with instructor the Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine.  The course runs from Oct 16 to Nov 27.  For more information and to register go to www.knox.utoronto.ca  (Click on Study at Knox, non degree program, lay education)

THIS IS THE INFO ON THE MOVIE MULLY, MULLY tells the inspiring, true story of Charles Mully, an orphan who became a millionaire entrepreneur and then sold everything he owned to rescue more than 12,000 homeless, abused or orphaned children through Mully Children’s Family in Kenya. You and your family are invited see this new film during a special, special 2-night theatrical release on October 4th and 12th. Learn more about MULLY at mulllymovie.com

Seventeenth Sunday after

 

September 24, 2017

Serving                         Today:                                           October 1, 2017

Greeters Bob Johnson Jim & Lori Hastings
Coffee David & Edith Radbourne Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Norma Gueulette

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft &

Edith Radbourne

Power Point Brent Weerts Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Betty McLagan

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Reading Ella Steiro Althea Strudwick
Singing Althea Strudwick Clara Choi
Duty Elder Gary Weerts (All Sept.) Trevor Fowler (All October)

 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 Sept. 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. We are studying the book of Romans using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright. Our Bible study time also provides opportunities to pray together and share our life experiences as we grow together in and through the Word of God.

Sunday September 17th   LPC Attendance:  52

Offering Amount: $1,844.75

Renting Amount: $2,200.00

 

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley, V3A 4K6

Youth Group balance: $63.25

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday October 6th 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 (6), Rev. Les Szamoskozi (15), Eleanor Haddow (17), Audrey McGregor (18)

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Meiling Sask, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Fire people-losses, John Nordine, Rev. Dennis Howard, Nicky, Bart.

THANKSGIVING CHOIR Rehearsal times: Sunday Sept 24, 11:20-12:00 Sunday Oct 1, 11:20-12:00.  Thanksgiving Sunday on Oct. 8th, please be there at 9:15 ready to sing. Please see Ella-Marie Weerts for more info.

THE FIRE DRILL will be held on Oct 15. The guidelines for the evacuation process will be announced to the congregation at the beginning of the service and the drill will be held after the singing of May the Lord.

 EMMAUS EXPERIMENT 2.0: ST. ANDREW’S HALL is offering an opportunity to learn more about how to live your life of Christian witness in your work-a-day world. This is a three day event being held at St. Andrew’s Hall on February 10 and May 12, 2018.  If you are interested in attending this event, please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS We are holding an election of new elders on October 8, 2017. Prior to that date all professing members and ministers in association will receive a ballot containing the names of those nominated for election. You may vote for as many of those nominated as you believe have the gifts to be elders in the congregation. If you are a professing member of LPC and do not receive your ballot within the next week please contact the office for your ballot. Instructions for voting and the counting process are outlined on the ballot document.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Saturday October 14th. 9:30 to 12:00 We will be distributing new bark mulch all around the church.  Rain or shine. Refreshments will be served. Trinity Western will send a couple to extra hands to help us. They will not be bringing tools only themselves. We will need a couple of wheelbarrows as well as rakes. If you can help us that would be very much appreciated. Please sign up at the back of the church this will also help so we know for the refreshments. You can also contact Louise at 604-530-6097.

 SESSION IS TO ANNOUNCE that we have chosen to direct our Thanks Giving and Christmas Eve special offerings as follows:

1) Thanks Giving Sunday Regular Envelope offerings 100% to Langley Presbyterian as usual

2) Thanks Giving Special offerings in yellow envelopes – 50% to Langley Senior Secondary, 50% to The Salvation Army/The Gateway of Hope.

3) Thanks Giving Open Plate offerings – 50% to Langley Senior Secondary, 50% to The Salvation Army/The Gateway of Hope.

4) Christmas Eve Offering: Camp Douglas 50%, Shepherd’s House 50%

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Youth in action to end hunger

Last winter, the compassionate Grade 4-6 class at St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, ON, took on Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Farming for the Future Sunday School Challenge to raise money for a program that helps food insecure families in rural Guatemala. At a bake sale at the church, the class made $350 in sales on top of the $400 they raised through the collection of pop cans! The children donated the proceeds to PWS&D with the hope of helping vulnerable families get what they need to grow maize, vegetables and fruit trees for years to come. By working together, small actions can help families overcome challenges and build brighter futures.

COMMUNITY NEWS

TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY is now offering a Certificate in Leadership for Church members, volunteers, pastors, elders, leadership and anyone wanting to grow in their faith and skills. This Certificate is online, flexible and convenient. With a focus on leadership, spiritual growth and coaching, we think this will be an incredible way for Langley Pres. Church to become better equipped to serve Langley.  For more information please email to christianleadershipcertificate@gmail.com

September 17, 2017

Serving                          Today:                                         September 24, 2017

Greeters Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie Bob Johnson
Coffee The Crace &

Linda & Norm

David & Edith Radbourne
Counters Louise McAree

Lori Hastings

Norma Gueulette

Louise McAree

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills & Sunny

Norma Gueulette

Betty McLagan

Rick Penner

Reading Patricia Fowler Ella Steiro
Singing Clara Choi Althea Strudwick
Duty Elder Gary Weerts (All Sept.)

 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 Sept. 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. We are studying the book of Romans using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright. Our Bible study time also provides opportunities to pray together and share our life experiences as we grow together in and through the Word of God.

Sunday September 10th   LPC Attendance:  52

Offering Amount: $2,062.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley, V3A 4K6

Youth Group balance: $63.25

YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday Sept 22nd at 5:30pm. Come expecting for fun times and some new things on the horizon! Bring your friends, too!

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rita Ames (6), Rev. Les Szamoskozi (15), Eleanor Haddow (17), Audrey McGregor (18)

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Meiling Sask, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Fire people-losses,

EMMAUS EXPERIMENT 2.0: ST. ANDREW’S HALL is offering an opportunity to learn more about how to live your life of Christian witness in your work-a-day world. This is a three day event being held at St. Andrew’s Hall on Sept. 16, February 10 and May 12, 2018.  If you are interested in attending this event, please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Cultivating healthy communities

In her community in Nicaragua, Sandra believed she was feeding her children wholesome, nutritious food. But the chips and soda that made up the bulk of their diets led to illness and delays in growth. Presbyterian World Service & Development supported community promoters are helping families like Sandra’s improve their nutrition by discussing the benefits of locally grown, fresh produce and helping establish household gardens. . Sandra now understands that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for a healthy future. Today, her children are energetic and healthy. For Sandra, this project is the beginning of a brighter future for her family and community. “Our mission is to share what we have learned so that our community will prosper with healthy and active families.”  PWS&D supports food security and nutrition

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Covenant Kids Christian Daycare is excited to offer the following opportunities to qualified individuals. We are seeking an Infant/Toddler ECE worker, an ECE Assistant and a Special Needs Support Worker. Please visit covenantkidsdaycare.com and click on the “Job Opportunities” tab for more information.

August 27, 2017

 Serving      Today:                                September 3, 2017

Greeters Marg Serviss David & Edith

Radbourne

Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Louise McAree

Noma Gueulette

Louise McAree

Edith Radbourne

Power Point Sung Won Kim Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Reading Ji Won Kim Audrey McGregor
Singing Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder Bev Feick (All August)

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:

Sunday August 20TH:   LPC Attendance:  51

Offering Amount: $1,820.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley, V3A 4K6

Youth Group balance: $63.25

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Ralph Steiro (6), Norm Engh (7), Garry Weerts (14), Bree Weerts (16), Lorraine Baycroft (23), Janet Comer (25), Anniversary of Dennis & Gayle Howard, Gary & Ella Maire Weerts

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isobel Brew, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Fentanyl crisis, Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’ friend Janice & Roger, Syrian family (Ali, Ceyda, Abdulkerim, Rime & Celile), Egypt Coptic church, Marilyn & Ben Crace, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norm’s son-in-law, Albert Lazaro, Carolyn Weerts, Fire people-losses, Steve, Albert, Marianne & Jonathan Lazaro

VOLUNTEERS NEED As we have a relatively small congregation we really appreciate that many of you help out each Sunday. We are looking for people to read the Scripture.  If there is something you would like to try, you can talk to Dennis or Clara for more information.  Thanks!

NEW SOUND SYSTEM had installed on Monday, August 21. Our worship planning was trained on how to use the new sound system on August 25. We have 16 cables to use for the people.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Hope in the inner city

Edmonton Urban Native Ministry is one of eight Native Ministries in Canada supported by gifts to Presbyterians Sharing. The ministry serves people of Aboriginal background in Edmonton’s inner city. It seeks to meet the social and spiritual needs of people struggling with complex issues of addiction, exploitation, violence, homelessness and poverty. Providing practical support, creating awareness and promoting healing initiatives are priorities. EUNM collaborates with various churches to provide children’s ministry programs, VBS and summer camp opportunities. The history of the relationship between Aboriginal People and The Presbyterian Church in Canada has been complex and often difficult. The PCC is committed to walking with Aboriginal Peoples on a journey toward healing and reconciliation.

Presbyterians Sharing shines a light in the inner city

August 20, 2017

 Serving      Today:                                August 27, 2017

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Marg Serviss
Coffee Ted & Betty Siverns Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Louise McAree

Lory Hastings

Gary Weerts &

Don Baycroft

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sung Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Ji Won Kim

Sung Won Kim

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Debbi Margueratt Ji Won Kim
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder Bev Feick (All August)

 

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:

Sunday August 13TH:   LPC Attendance:  46

Offering Amount: $1,667.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley, V3A 4K6

Youth Group balance: $63.25

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Ralph Steiro (6), Norm Engh (7), Garry Weerts (14), Bree Weerts (16), Lorraine Baycroft (23), Janet Comer (25), Anniversary of Dennis & Gayle Howard, Ella Marie & Gary Weerts 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isobel Brew, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Fentanyl crisis, Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’ friend Janice & Roger, Syrian family (Ali, Ceyda, Abdulkerim, Rime & Celile), Egypt Coptic church, Marilyn & Ben Crace, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norm’s son-in-law, Albert Lazaro, Carolyn Weerts, Fire people-losses, Steve, Albert, Marianne & Jonathan Lazaro

VOLUNTEERS NEED As we have a relatively small congregation we really appreciate that many of you help out each Sunday. We are looking for people to operate Power Point and are always grateful to those of you who make coffee.  If there is something you would like to try, you can talk to Dennis or Clara for more information.  Thanks!

NEW SOUND SYSTEM will be installed on Monday, August 21 at 8 am. Our worship planning team is going to be trained on how to use the new sound system on August 24.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Learning from partners in Taiwan

Nearly half of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan’s membership is Indigenous. With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Carragh Erhardt (Healing & Reconciliation Program Assistant), the Rev. Dianne Ollerenshaw (Director of Regional Ministries, Synod of Alberta & the Northwest) and Lori Ransom (Healing & Reconciliation Animator, 2006-2011) represented the PCC at the PCT’s International Forum on the “Mission of the Church in Taiwan Today.” Afterwards they spent six days with PCC mission staff, the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean, and some of his Indigenous colleagues for mutual learning about experiences of reconciliation in Canada and Taiwan. Carragh shares, “I am grateful to the people we met in Taiwan for sharing their experiences and I look forward to continuing this partnership.” Presbyterians Sharing supports exchanges with international partners

 COMMUNITY NEWS:

 REV. LIM RELEASED FROM PRISON, RETURNS HOME on Tuesday August 15, 2017.

After more than two years, Mississauga pastor Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim was released from a prison in North Korea last week and has returned home to Canada. Last Sunday, he addressed the congregation at Light Korean Presbyterian Church, the church he pastored.  Rev. Lim’s release is a wonderful answer to prayer. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada  wrote several letters on Rev. Lim’s behalf. (most recently on July 11).

May 21, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                     May 28, 2017

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee Marg Serviss & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Bob Johnson &

Terry Ames

Trevor Fowler &

Don Baycroft

Power Point Patricia Fowler James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Catherine McKague Erin Weerts
Duty Elder Heather Nordine (All May)  

 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 with Rev. Dennis Tuesday June 6 at 10am-11:30am. We have just started studying the book of Romans. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday MAY 14th   LPC Attendance:  67

Offering Amount: $2,431.90

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY June 2nd at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 

YOUTH LEADING WORSHIPMark your calendar for a special service of worship at Langley Presbyterian. On Sunday June 4 your Youth Group will lead us in worship. Please make every effort to be in church that day to support the young people of our congregation as they step out of their comfort zones to lead our time together.

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rorry Shade (4), Lucas Cox (16), Heather Nordine (25), Brent Weerts (28).

 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis, Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Marilyn & Ben, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Mary’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL RECEIVE our regularly scheduled visit from Presbytery on May 27. Questionnaires were distributed two weeks ago. Those with email addresses also received the questionnaire via email.  Those who are responding via paper copy, please return to the office by May 21 so we can forward them to the visitation committee well before they meet with us.  Those who are responding via email, please send to Pam Wong (Lead) pamwong76@yahoo.ca and Rev Bob Garvin garvins@telus.net. by May 21. All fill out part A OR part B of the form. Thank you in advance for engaging in this important visit by completing the questionnaire. 

PLEASE MARK SATURDAY JUNE 10TH. 9:30 – NOON on your calendar. There will be refreshments. Property will be spreading new bark mulch all around the church, as well as doing an outside cleanup such as weeding, deadheading the rhododendron, sweeping sidewalks, raking or anything that needs a bit of attention.  The church has a leaf blower, a grass trimmer and a few garden tools. For the bark mulch we could use a couple of wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and lots of willing hands and bodies. Come and help us spruce up the church grounds. Call Louise McAree. 604-530-6097 if you would like to help. Thank you.

CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARTY on May 27th Save the date! Bring your tools, sunscreen and your Presbyterian work ethic. There will be activities for children, so feel free to bring them along. A BBQ lunch will be provided. Let us know you’ll be coming by emailing director@campdouglas.ca

THE ANNUAL CAMP DOUGLAS FUNDRAISING DINNER will be an Un-dinner this year. No need to check if you’re free, think about what to wear, worry about your elbows on the table, or not being able to read the small print on the menu. We hope that you will consider making a donation to Camp Douglas this year without attending an event. This way, 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting the Camp ministry. This fundraiser does not include a real dinner, but your support for Camp Douglas is very real. A tax receipt will be issued for all donations over 20$. Please cheque to Camp Douglas or donate online at: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/4495

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Hope lives here! Presbyterians Sharing helps Toronto’s ARISE Ministry offer outreach, case management and pastoral care to victims of human trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. As part of this ministry, the Rev. Deb Rapport sets out once a week at midnight with one or two others to chat with women they meet and find out if they are ok. They hand out bags filled by volunteers with things a woman might want – including hand sanitizer, tissues, lip gloss, chocolate and emergency numbers – and even more important, a sign that someone cares. Deb shares, “ARISE Ministry is where hope lives! What a profoundly awe-inspiring experience to see hope take hold in someone’s life. Please pray for ARISE as we continue to plant, tend and care for the seeds of hope growing in the lives of individuals involved in the sex trade.” Presbyterians Sharing shines a light in the darkness

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

THE CASE FOR CHRIST This movie is a fantastic outreach opportunity right around Easter time! Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time … with unexpected, life-altering results. Please find your nearest theatre (Landmark or Cineplex) and contact them for booking opportunities: Cineplex 20+ guests, 1-800-313-4461 groupsales@cineplex.com Landmark 20+ guests, www.landmarkcinemas.com/group-sales

HIKE FOR LIFE Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Langley City Park (behind the Al Anderson Pool) Family Fun Activities & BBQ Free balloons, Face Painting & Bouncy Castle Registration 9:00am Walk Begins 10:00am For nearly 40 years Advokate Life & Education Services has helped many women choose life for their children and has opened the eyes of countless people to the preciousness of all human life from conception to natural death. Hike for Life is a fun and positive way to make a real difference in your community.

May 14, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                     May 21, 2017

Greeters Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Alex & Audrey

McGregor

Counters To be announced Bob Johnson &

Terry Ames

Power Point Ha Won Kim Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hantke & Emberly Zhang

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Tom Wagner Erin Weerts
Duty Elder Heather Nordine (All May)  

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 with Rev. Dennis Tuesday May 23 at 10am-11:30am. We have just studied studying the book of Romans. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday MAY 7th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3,449.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 19th at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rorry Shade (4), Lucas Cox (16), Heather Nordine (25), Brent Weerts (28).

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis, Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Mary’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

TODAY IS A MOTHER’S DAY we honor all the Moms who have been a mother to their family. We also thank all women for being as a mother to our church family.

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL RECEIVE our regularly scheduled visit from Presbytery on May 27. Questionnaires were distributed last week.  Those with email addresses also received the questionnaire via email.  Those who are responding via paper copy, please return to the office by May 14 so we can forward them to the visitation committee well before they meet with us.  Those who are responding via email, please sent to Pam Wong (Lead) pamwong76@yahoo.ca and Rev Bob Garvin garvins@telus.net. by May 14. All fill out part A OR part B of the form. Thank you in advance for engaging in this important visit by completing the questionnaire.

 CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARTY on May 27th Save the date!

PCC MISSION MOMENTS I am lucky that I joined this group”

“Poverty is reduced in my family,” shares Tickiness, smiling. “My grandchildren are going to school and my life has changed.” This is something Tickiness never thought she would say, having spent most of her life burdened by poverty. After adopting her orphaned grandchildren, she could barely afford food, let alone the school fees. But a village savings and loans group through a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported program in her Malawian community has been a source of hope. Tickiness has been accessing small loans and saving with other group members. With the money she has saved, Tickiness can afford to send her grandchildren to school and is improving her family’s living conditions. “This project is a blessing.” PWS&D helps families rise above poverty

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

SOUL GOSPEL 2! Don’t forget to purchase concert tickets early to see Warren with Good Noise live in concert.  Both of last year’s Soul Gospel concerts sold out, leaving concert-goers who waited to purchase tickets without an opportunity to attend the concerts. Saturday, June 3rd, 2017   3:00 pm and 7:30 pm Concerts, Christ Church Cathedral Burrard and Georgia, Vancouver BC, For tickets information email tickets@goodnoisevgc.com or 1-800-838-3006

 Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April by Matthew Barber. A transformative experience awaits four English women as they holiday together at a beautiful villa in Italy. Filled with humour and drama that celebrates re-discovering self and what is most important in life, the play runs May 19 & 20, 24 – 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM with matinees on May 20 & 27 at 2:00 PM at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets and info available in person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, by phone at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com.

 THE CASE FOR CHRIST This movie is a fantastic outreach opportunity right around Easter time! Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time … with unexpected, life-altering results. Please find your nearest theatre (Landmark or Cineplex) and contact them for booking opportunities: Cineplex 20+ guests, 1-800-313-4461 groupsales@cineplex.com Landmark 20+ guests, www.landmarkcinemas.com/group-sales

HIKE FOR LIFE Saturday, May 27th, 2017 Langley City Park (behind the Al Anderson Pool) Family Fun Activities & BBQ Free balloons, Face Painting & Bouncy Castle Registration 9:00am Walk Begins 10:00am For nearly 40 years Advokate Life & Education Services has helped many women choose life for their children and has opened the eyes of countless people to the preciousness of all human life from conception to natural death. Hike for Life is a fun and positive way to make a real difference in your community.

May 7, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                      May 14, 2017

Greeters Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Coffee Marg Serviss Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Gary Weerts & Louise McAree To be announced
Power Point Patricia Fowler Ha Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hantke

Reading Audrey McGregor Tom Wagner
Duty Elder Heather Nordine (All May)  

 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 with Rev. Dennis Tuesday May 9 at 10am-11:30am. We have just finished the Gospel of John and are going to study the book of Romans next. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday April 30nd   LPC Attendance:  71

Offering Amount: $2,114.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 19th at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Rorry Shade (4), Lucas Cox (16), Heather Nordine (25), Brent Weerts (28). 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis, Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Marilyn & Ben, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Mary’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

MISSION AWARENESS SUNDAY – Today we celebrate Mission Awareness here at Langley Presbyterian. We are blessed to have Mrs. Betty Siverns and the Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns lead us in this service of recognition and worship. 

LANGLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL RECEIVE our regularly scheduled visit from Presbytery on May 27. Questionnaires were distributed this morning.  Those with email addresses also received the questionnaire via email.  Those who are responding via paper copy, please return to the office by May 14 so we can forward them to the visitation committee well before they meet with us.  Those who are responding via email, please sent to Pam Wong (Lead) pamwong76@yahoo.ca and Rev Bob Garvin garvins@telus.net. by May 14. All fill out part A OR part B of the form. Thank you in advance for engaging in this important visit by completing the questionnaire.

 CAMP DOUGLAS MINI RETREAT WORK PARTY on May 27th Save the date! And expect a great time. Please register by May 14, 2017 (the sooner the better). Please pick up your registration form from the back table and send the form to Robyn Silva at robyn@hiscpc.org. For more information, phone Robyn at 604-209-1706.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Hope for a healthy future in India

With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Michelle Verwey works as a community health advisor to the Church of North India’s Central Regional Board of Health Services. She advises on project monitoring, reporting and public health matters. Recently she visited a rural village in Madhya Pradesh, where she met eight-year-old Sarita. Sarita’s family received five fruit trees from the PWS&D-supported community health and self-reliance project. Michelle shares, “Malnutrition is very common in Madhya Pradesh. Many children, like Sarita, suffer from stunting – a result of chronic malnutrition. But this project gives me hope that I will be able to watch babies grow to be healthy children with bright prospects for their futures.” Presbyterians Sharing supports international mission staff

 

April 30, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                            May 7, 2017

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee Trevor & Patricia Fowler Marg Serviss
Counters Louise McAree &

Don Baycroft

Gary Weerts &

Louise McAree

Power Point Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Emberly Zhang Audrey McGregor
Duty Elder James Zhang (All April) Heather Nordine (All May)

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 with Rev. Dennis Tuesday May 9 at 10am-11:30am. We have just finished the Gospel of John and are going to study the book of Romans next. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday April 23nd   LPC Attendance:  67

Offering Amount: $2,073.95

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 5th at 5:30pm, we will continue planning for our youth led worship service to be held June.4.

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,   Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Syrian people, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers Egypt Coptic church, Megan(lost 2 sons), Marty(Bone cancer), Abdul.

MISSION AWARENESS SUNDAY – On Sunday May 7, we will celebrate Mission Awareness here at Langley Presbyterian. We are blessed to have Mrs. Betty Siverns and the Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns lead us in this service of recognition and worship. Please be sure to join us next Sunday.

CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARTY on May 27th Save the date!  Youth retreat wichis was to be held on this date has been cancelled. Young people are still encouraged to participate in the work party.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to Leroy Nigh that mowed a lawn in the church front yard.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Hope in the inner city

Presbyterians Sharing supports Winnipeg Inner City Missions to bring light and hope to one of the toughest neighbourhoods in all of Canada. Its Learning and Play program helps young children gain important pre-kindergarten knowledge. Caregivers learn how to engage with their children in a safe place. Many did not experience loving and engaged playing in their own childhood. The program seeks to help caregivers learn how use play to genuinely show their love for their children. Karen, a mother, foster mother and grandmother shares, “I wish I’d had this program when my son was born. Thank God I was given the opportunity to do it over again!” Presbyterians Sharing brings hope to inner-city communities.

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

SOUL GOSPEL 2! Don’t forget to purchase concert tickets early to see Warren with Good Noise live in concert.  Both of last year’s Soul Gospel concerts sold out, leaving concert-goers who waited to purchase tickets without an opportunity to attend the concerts. Saturday, June 3rd, 2017   3:00 pm and 7:30 pm Concerts, Christ Church Cathedral Burrard and Georgia, Vancouver BC, For tickets information email tickets@goodnoisevgc.com or 1-800-838-3006

THE CASE FOR CHRIST This movie is a fantastic outreach opportunity right around Easter time! Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time … with unexpected, life-altering results. Please find your nearest  theatre (Landmark or Cineplex) and contact them for booking opportunities: Cineplex 20+ guests, 1-800-313-4461 groupsales@cineplex.com Landmark 20+ guests, www.landmarkcinemas.com/group-sales 

Gallery 7 Theatre proudly presents Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April by Matthew Barber. A transformative experience awaits four English women as they holiday together at a beautiful villa in Italy. Filled with humour and drama that celebrates re-discovering self and what is most important in life, the play runs May 19 & 20, 24 – 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM with matinees on May 20 & 27 at 2:00 PM at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets and info available in person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, by phone at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com.

“Blossoms for Babies” At Hearts of Hope, we join together for an open house evening of reflection, hope and prayer. Come lay your burdens on Jesus Christ with flowers to place on the cross to represent the babies that are hoped for due to infertility, or babies that are grieved from pregnancy loss (miscarriage and stillborn.) Prayer support will be available, and flowers will be provided. Refreshments and desserts will be in the fellowship hall where you can connect with others living with hope. Blossoms for Babies will be held at Living Hope CRC Church on Thursday May 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. E-mail: info@heartsofhopesupportgroup.ca or Check out our website: www.heartsofhopesupportgroup.ca

April 23, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                           April 30, 2017

Greeters Marg Serviss Ben & Marilyn Crace
Coffee Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters Bob Johnson &

Trevor Fowler

Louise McAree &

Don Baycroft

Media Sung Won Kim Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Paul Bankes Emberly Zhang
Duty Elder James Zhang (All April)

 

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 with Rev. Dennis Tuesday April 25 at 10am-11:30am. We have just about finished the Gospel of John and are going to study the book of Romans next. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

Good Friday April 14nd   LPC Attendance:  34

Offering Amount: $412.00

Sunday April 16nd   LPC Attendance:  95

Offering Amount: $1,985.20

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

 

Good Friday’s offering is going to Hummingbird Ministry.

 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY May 5th at 5:30pm.

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor Haddow’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,   Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Sheena Bolton, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers.

2nd MISSION TRIP TO SHEPHERD’S HOUSE(5337 180 St, SURREY)

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for April 28. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

 THE ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS have been posted in the narthex. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

 CAMP DOUGLAS MINI RETREAT WORK PARTY on May 26–28th Save the date! And expect a great time. Please register by May 14, 2017 (the sooner the better). Please pick up your registration form from the back table and send the form to Robyn Silva at robyn@hiscpc.org. For more information, phone Robyn at 604-209-1706.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Malaria Day (April 25)

Malaria is one of Africa’s most severe health challenges and one of its most prevalent childhood diseases. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to reduce the incidence of malaria by teaching communities how to prevent the spread. Community leaders and volunteers run prevention campaigns and teach people how to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds and properly use and care for bed nets that provide protection while sleeping. When someone does contract malaria, volunteers now know how to respond quickly with medical care to ensure fewer people die as a result of the disease. With awareness, tools and training, communities are seeing fewer cases of the disease and embracing their futures with optimism and strong, healthy bodies.

PWS&D supports communities fighting malaria materials, reducing soil erosion and protecting water resources—while also increasing his yields. This method of farming is helping Elias improve his family’s life and overcome hunger for the long-term. PWS&D helps families farm sustainably

 YOUTH IN MISSION: STARPOINT FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

July 22 – August 2, 2017 Ages: 18-30 Contribution: $1500 Deadline: April 15, 2017. Join with hundreds of Hungarian youth, as well as delegates from around the globe, to worship, explore your faith and examine contemporary issues at the Starpoint Youth Fesitval, hosted by the Reformed Church of Hungary.  After the conference explore a variety of ministries with PCC mission partners in the area.

YOUTH IN MISSION: I LOVE TAIWAN 2017

June 27- July 15, 2017 Ages: 18 – 30 Contribution: $2500

Deadline: April 15, 2017 Outreach to communities in Taiwan, alongside youth from Taiwan and around the world.  Share your faith as you help youth from The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan lead children’s programs, day camps and other outreach activities in Taiwan communities.  While in Taiwan you will also discover the rich culture and heritage the country has to offer.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 SOUL GOSPEL 2! Don’t forget to purchase concert tickets early to see Warren with Good Noise live in concert.  Both of last year’s Soul Gospel concerts sold out, leaving concert-goers who waited to purchase tickets without an opportunity to attend the concerts. Saturday, June 3rd, 2017   3:00 pm and 7:30 pm Concerts, Christ Church Cathedral Burrard and Georgia, Vancouver BC, For tickets information email tickets@goodnoisevgc.com or 1-800-838-3006

 THE CASE FOR CHRIST This movie is a fantastic outreach opportunity right around Easter time! Based on the true story of an award-winning journalist who, working to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, begins chasing down the biggest story of all time … with unexpected, life-altering results. Please find your nearest theatre (Landmark or Cineplex) and contact them for booking opportunities: Cineplex 20+ guests, 1-800-313-4461 groupsales@cineplex.com Landmark 20+ guests, www.landmarkcinemas.com/group-sales

April 16, 2017

Serving                 Today:                                            April 23, 2017

Greeters Alex & Audrey McGregor Marg Serviss
Coffee Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters Louise McAree & Clara Bob Johnson & Trevor Fowler
Media Ha Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Rev. DJ Kim Paul Bankes

 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 with Rev. Dennis Tuesday April 25 at 10am-11:30am. We have just about finished the Gospel of John and are going to study the book of Romans next. This is a good opportunity to start a spiritual journey with Romans, and we pray, to have an experience with the Holy Spirit. Everyone is welcome.

 

Sunday April 9nd   LPC Attendance:  65

Offering Amount: $1,772.85

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY APRIL 21 at 6pm.

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor Haddow’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christians, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,   Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Sheena Bolton, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers

2nd MISSION TRIP TO SHEPHERD’S HOUSE(5337 180 St, SURREY)

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for April 28. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

 THE ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS have been posted in the narthex. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

 Healthy Boundaries/Leading with care, Saturday May 13 10am -2:30pm at Knox Presbyterian Church $20.00 (includes morning coffee and lunch and book ) Register by May 6 Contact Ruth at ruth.chueh@gmail.com 604-263-0190 FOR: All who do pastoral visiting, clergy, camp counsellors, leaders of children and youth programs and people in leadership of vulnerable populations (children and elderly).

Leading with care workshop only Thursday, May 17, 7-9pm at St. Aidan’s Presbyterian Church (1320 Seventh Ave. New West) FOR: This abbreviated session is primarily for administrators/secretaries/ trainers, Board or Finance members and those in charge of property, who will NOT be visiting or leading directly with vulnerable populations (children and elderly). Bring your copy of “Leading with Care” or purchase one for $5.00. Register with Ruth as above.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Earth Day (April 22)

Elias had been a farmer for most of his life. For years, he harvested enough food on his farm in Malawi to provide for his family. But rain, vital for cultivating life, had been minimal since last season. Elias worried that this was the year his family would go hungry. Fortunately, he was able to learn a revolutionary method of farming called conservation agriculture through a Presbyterian World Service & Development project, supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Conservation agriculture taught him about the importance of intercropping and helped him to care for creation by recycling plant materials, reducing soil erosion and protecting water resources—while also increasing his yields. This method of farming is helping Elias improve his family’s life and overcome hunger for the long-term. PWS&D helps families farm sustainably 

YOUTH IN MISSION: STARPOINT FESTIVAL, HUNGARY

July 22 – August 2, 2017 Ages: 18-30 Contribution: $1500 Deadline: April 15, 2017. Join with hundreds of Hungarian youth, as well as delegates from around the globe, to worship, explore your faith and examine contemporary issues at the Starpoint Youth Fesitval, hosted by the Reformed Church of Hungary.  After the conference explore a variety of ministries with PCC mission partners in the area.

YOUTH IN MISSION: I LOVE TAIWAN 2017

June 27- July 15, 2017 Ages: 18 – 30 Contribution: $2500

Deadline: April 15, 2017 Outreach to communities in Taiwan, alongside youth from Taiwan and around the world.  Share your faith as you help youth from The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan lead children’s programs, day camps and other outreach activities in Taiwan communities.  While in Taiwan you will also discover the rich culture and heritage the country has to offer.

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

 BOOKKEEPER POSITION AVAILABLE Willoughby Church is looking for an experienced part-time bookkeeper (4-8 hours per week).  For job description and to send a resume, contact liz@willoughbychurch.com or visit willoughbychurch.com.

PEACE ARCH CHORUS Sneak Peek April 19, 2017  Doors 7:00pm Show 7:30pm at Shannon Hall Cloverdale , BC (6050 176th St, Surrey) with Special guests including Wally Echoes Chorus and Quartets, Vita & Simer. Entrance by donation 50/50 draw. Refreshments after the show.

 

March 26, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                April 2, 2017

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee Marg Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters Bob Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Terry Ames & Louise McAree
Media James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Betty Bankes

Nancy Hantke

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

Reading Ha-Won Kim Marilyn Crace

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:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday MAR. 19th   LPC Attendance:  68

Offering Amount: $1,711.70

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

EASTER CHOIR practice after church today.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,  Ellar Marie’s safe travel, Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask.

ESTHER LAU was with Rev. Ted & Betty Siverns recently. She has asked to express greetings to the congregation. Esther’s health has stabilized thanks to a treatment program that is not available in Hong Kong. Since her student visa will soon expire she is filing a request to stay in Canada for compassionate reasons. On your behalf we wished her well and promised her our prayers.

THANK YOU so much to all the people that came out to help clean up after the winter storm!  It certainly was a big job. You are appreciated! And thank you Louise McAree for heading up this group!

2nd MISSION TRIP TO SHEPHERD’S HOUSE

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for April 28. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

 MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP and POTLUCK ON APRIL 13. As part of our Maundy Thursday observances we will hold a potluck dinner at the church starting at 5:30pm. Please sign-up for what you plan to bring to share. Remember to also bring your dishes and cutlery to reduce clean up chores. We will celebrate Holy Communion after this meal. Our Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service begins at 7:15pm.

CLEAN UP  In a couple of weeks we’d like to clean up the coat hanging area in the back of the church. If you have a hat or jacket in this area please remove it as we will be donating any leftover items. 

Healthy Boundaries/Leading with care, Saturday May 13 10am -2:30pm at Langley Presbyterian Church $20.00 (includes morning coffee and lunch and book ) Register by May 6 Contact Ruth at ruth.chueh@gmail.com 604-263-0190 FOR: All who do pastoral visiting, clergy, camp counsellors, leaders of children and youth programs and people in leadership of vulnerable populations (children and elderly).

Leading with care workshop only Thursday, May 17, 7-9pm at St. Aidan’s Presbyterian Church (1320 Seventh Ave. New West) FOR: This abbreviated session is primarily for administrators, secretaries and  trainers, Board or Finance members and those in charge of property, who will NOT be visiting or leading directly with vulnerable populations (children and elderly). Bring your copy of “Leading with Care” or purchase one for $5.00. Register with Ruth as above.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Working towards a brighter future

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Tyndale St.-Georges Community Centre in Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood as it works to ensure that each member of the community has the opportunities and skills to help realize their potential. The high school perseverance program matches students with peers or older students. Participants gain skills and confidence that lead to more regular school attendance and higher grades, and mentors gain awareness of individual differences and satisfaction from using their abilities to help others. Noah, a volunteer in the program says, “I think if we want a brighter future and a more intelligent community, then we have to help each other out and do our best to succeed together.” Presbyterians Sharing supports inner-city communities.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Langley Presbyterian Church will hold the following Holy Week worship services:

April 10 at 7:00 pm     Service of reflection

April 11 at 7:00 pm     Service of reflection

April 12 at 7:00 pm     Service of reflection

April 13 at 5:30 pm     Potluck dinner and communion

April 13 at 7:15 pm     Tenebrae service

April 14 at 10:00am    Good Friday service

Everyone welcome.

 

March 19, 2017

Serving                 Today:                                                    March 26, 2017

Greeters Eleanor Haddow & Isabel  Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters Louise McAree Bob Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Media Sung-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Janet Comer

Betty Bankes

Reading Don Baycroft Ha-Won Kim

 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:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday MAR. 5th   LPC Attendance:  68

Offering Amount: $4,040.50

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00

 There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

EASTER CHOIR practice after church today.

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Eleanor’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Debbie’s father Harry, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Fentanyl crisis,  Ellar Marie’s safe travel, Immigrants crossing into Canada

We will have A WORK PARTY ON SATURDAY MARCH 25 to tidy up the church grounds. Please join us at 9:30 AM if you are able. We will rake up windfall material, clean gutters and any thing else Louise can think of. We will finish at noon and have a bowl of soup together.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Trevor Fowler(1), Marianne Lazaro(9), Chase Bryson(14), Rev. Dennis Howard(17), Emberly Zhang(19), Jason Feick(31)

National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering 2017 SAVE THE DATE on May 19-22, 2017. Join hundreds of women from across Canada to pray, worship, learn, play and celebrate. It will be held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Water Day (March 22)

Worldwide, 663 million people live without improved drinking water sources. A lack of clean water is a significant development challenge. In areas of the world where access to water is limited, local Presbyterian World Service & Development partners are responding to improve water sources, build new ones and train volunteers to maintain wells.  Support to improve sanitation ensures water stays clean and prevents the spread of illness. PWS&D equips communities to build hand-washing facilities and latrines and educates members about proper hygiene. The results of this program are transformative and far reaching—clean water allows women and men to harvest crops, care for their families, expand their livelihoods and lead healthy, productive lives. PWS&D helps families access clean water and sanitation.

You’re invited to attend LADIES’ RETREAT(36th year) at Camp Douglas, June 12-15, 2017. Theme: “FAITH FULL”(based on the book of Joshua) and Speaker Rev. Paddy Eastwood. You are available by e-mailing the Registrar, Randi Kanski at randik@telus.net.

 WMS OF BC GET-TOGETHER Wednesday, June 28th 2017 @ Calvin Presbyterian Church . 33911 Hazelwood Ave. Abbotsford, BC. To begin at 11 AM. Tea & coffee will  be served. A short meeting in the Sanctuary, chaired by Sheila Jakus. A Report from “The Gathering” in May & Report from Synodical. Lunch @ 12:15, Lunch is $12, per person. A tour of the New Church, (should be completed by 2 PM to get home ahead of the traffic).

Please call  Barbara Marshall (604-594-0937) by June 20, to let Calvin Church know how many to expect for lunch.

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

Langley – Hope For Women – Dessert Concert – March 24th, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring local Christian musicians We are Mystic and C&C. A freewill offering will be taken to support the life-saving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Langley. Location: Langley Evangelical Free Church, 20719 48 Ave, Langley. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-427-3939 or email langley@hopeforwomen.ca 

Gallery 7 Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live on stage! This ‘tale as old as time’ comes alive in an exciting musical extravaganza adapted from the award-winning film and based on the beloved fairy-tale. Runs March 24 & 25, 29 – April 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM with discount matinees on March 25 & April 1 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets and info available in person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, by phone at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com.

 Let’s Beat ALS! May 24, 2017 at Langley Events Center 7-10pm doors open at 6pm. The Langley Christian School community was rocked by the news that long time high school choir and band director, Dave Alexander, had been diagnosed with ALS.  The LCS parent community, in cooperation with LCS administration, has been working hard to plan a evening of music and celebration as a fundraising event to bless the Alexander family. Event Website (for details, to buy tickets, to donate or be a sponsor):www. fordave.ca.

2017 World Vision Church Leaders Forum, June 6, 2017 at Christian Life Assembly, Langley: Discover new ways of being together by releasing the potential in your ministry teams and volunteers. Featuring Dr. Steve Brown, President of Arrow Leadership in North America and author of ‘Leading Me: Eight Practices for a Christian Leader’s Most Important Assignment.’ Visit churchleaderforums.ca for more information.

In Jane Eyre: the Musical(Mar.14-Apr.1), Charlotte Brontë’s gothic novel comes to musical life in all its haunting, mysterious, and romantic beauty in SAMC’s final theatre production of the season. About a young governess who fights for dignity and a better life for herself after years of being bullied, the story features strong themes of forgiveness and liberty. “We sincerely hope this production will inspire those who come to pursue healing in their relationships and seek God’s strength in finding freedom in His love.” – Director, Kate Muchmore Woo. For details visit www.twu.ca/theatre

February 26, 2017

Serving                    Today:                                            March 5, 2017

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Rev. DJ Kim &

Ha-Won Kim

Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Counters: Louise McAree &

Bob Johnson

Allie Dale-Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Media: James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer &

Nancy Hantke

Ha-Won Kim &

Eleanor Mills

 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:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday FEB.19th   LPC Attendance:  60

Offering Amount: $1775.30

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

LENTEN WORSHIP & SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

On Tuesday, February 28, we will host a pancake supper in the church hall at 5:30p.m after the meal we will have a Lenten worship service at 7pm.. Please bring your own plate, cup and cutlery. Bring your family and friends and join others for pancakes, eggs, sausage, good company, and good conversation. It will help with planning if you sign up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church and let us know how many will attend. But please join us even if you haven’t done this.

Today we have an AGM MEETING after the service at 11:30 am in the church hall.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE will be on March 1st at 7pm.

EASTER CHOIR will begin practices after church next week, Sunday, March 5 about 11:20 (time for a quick coffee/tea after the service). We meet in the sanctuary and invite all who enjoy singing to join us. Please feel free to call Ella Marie with any questions. 604-533-4997  We look forward to seeing new faces next week!

SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother Gale Brown, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Canada’s Muslim communities.

SAVE THE DATE on May 19-22, 2017 National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering 2017. Join hundreds of women from across Canada to pray, worship, learn, play and celebrate. It will be held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Helping families come to life

Presbyterians Sharing supports congregations that are involved in an intentional program of transformation, like Heritage Green Family Church in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Heritage Green’s family style worship welcomes all ages with songs and prayers that make sense to kids and interactive activities that draw families into God’s presence. Every service brings families together, with Christ at the centre. The congregation is working to build strong relationships between neighbours within their community and believes that the stronger a neighourhood becomes, the healthier the families who live there will be. Presbyterians Sharing builds community

COMMUNITY EVENTS

World Day of Prayer

Langley Mennonite Fellowship located at 20997 40th Ave. is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer event on March 3 at 2:30pm. Please join us for this important time of prayer..

 

You’re invited to VST’s Spring Open House, Thursday March 9th(8:30am-5pm). The day starts with coffee and muffins followed by  a tour the school. You’ll meet some faculty and talk with the admissions team before attending community worship at noon. After worship share in the Principal’s lunch and then spend the afternoon in class! The event is free but please rsvp to Julie Lees(jlees@vst.edu)

 

Langley – Hope For Women – Dessert Concert March 24th, 7:30pm

Come and enjoy a fabulous night of mouth-watering desserts and music at the Hope For Women Pregnancy Services Dessert Concert Fundraiser featuring local Christian musicians We are Mystic and C&C. A freewill offering will be taken to support the life-saving work of Hope for Women Pregnancy Services in Langley. Location: Langley Evangelical Free Church, 20719 48 Ave, Langley. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For tickets call 604-427-3939 or email langley@hopeforwomen.ca

February 19, 2017

Serving                    Today:                                          February 26, 2017

Greeters: Marg Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Gary Weerts &

Terry Ames

Louise McAree &

Bob Johnson

Media: Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills &

Betty Siverns

Janet Comer &

Nancy Hantke

 

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:

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome. 

Sunday FEB.12th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3992.10

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $48.00

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

LENTEN WORSHIP & SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

On Tuesday, February 28, we will host a pancake supper in the church hall at 5:30p.m after the meal we will have a Lenten worship service at 7pm.. Bring your family and friends and join others for pancakes, eggs, sausage, good company, and good conversation. It will help with planning if you sign up on the sheet on the table at the back of the church and let us know how many will attend. But please join us even if you haven’t done this.

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

MISSION AND OUTREACH UPDATE

Thanks once again to everyone that participated in the Christmas Hamper program this year.  Eight hampers were delivered  to needy families in Langley. Since November, 2016, members of our refugee team have been visiting the Nane family for about an hour and a half on most weeks except holidays.  We’re focusing on helping them to learn English.  Although slow, we’re making progress and the          time spent with the family is very enjoyable.  One of our congregation’s friends, Thanon Matty, has been acting as translator on a number of occasions which has been invaluable to us.  You may remember Thanon and his family from past Advent elebrations at Langley Presbyterian (they arrived in Canada as refugees from Syria and Iraq about five years ago).  On several occasions, we’ve also provided rides to Children’s Hospital for Ali and his son Abdulkerim.  Within the next several months, we’re hoping to expand our support for the Nanes. 

SHEPHERD’S HOUSE MINISTRY

Session has agreed that as our mission and outreach ministry for the coming years, Langley Presbyterian will focus on supporting the ministry and mission of Shepherd’s House. This year we would like to develop a more hands-on relationship between our congregation and this important work. To this end we are planning a trip to Shepherd’s House for March 17. So that transportation is not an issue (as many of us no longer drive after dark) we will arrange to pick you up at your home, drive you to Shepherd’s House and return you home at the end of the evening. If you would like to take advantage of this arrangement please put your name on the sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary. If you can help provide rides for others please put your name on the sign-up sheet and write “Driver” beside it. 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Alex McGregor, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities. Debbie’s aunt & uncle

We have lost a few counters on our roster to count the offering.

If you feel you may be interested in helping with this service, please contact Louise McAree @ 604-530-6097 Or contact the church office or email me louisemcaree@telus.net

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Day of Social Justice

Presbyterian World Service & Development responds to situations where poverty and gender power imbalances prevent women who are victims of sexual violence from seeking treatment and the assistance to combat this widespread injustice. PWS&D works for social justice by promoting the rights of vulnerable groups and removing barriers that prevent individuals from meeting basic needs. After being raped at home, a young woman in Haiti received medical care, emotional support and counsel through PWS&D’s program. Her words of gratitude are a testament to just how impactful the project is: “If today I can keep my head up and live my life, it is thanks to you. Please keep up with the good work you are doing.”

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick, Rev. Glen Davis and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times: •            4 pm – Registration opens

  • 5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  • 6 pm – Registration closes
  • 6pm – Meal service begins
  • 8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

Wycliffe Bible Translators is hosting a winter event February 2017 called Race to 2025: Kinsha, Southeast Asia. Michael Witten as a leader and three team members (Lauren, Matthew and Kylie) will compete in the Race to 2025 together, which is a simulation of real-life outdoor adventures (hiking, language learning, and more!) that Bible translators may face as they bring the Word of God to people who don’t yet have it in their own language.

Their team committed to raise a minimum of $2,000 ($500 per racer). Funds raised through Race to 2025: Kinsha, Southeast Asia will help the translation of Scripture for millions in this sensitive area. The ultimate goal is lives transformed through the use of mother-tongue Scriptures in everyday life. For more information on the people of the Kinsha Project (pictured right) visit ttp://wordalive.wycliffe.ca/2016/october. 

World Day of Prayer

Langley Mennonite Fellowship located at 20997 40th Ave. is hosting this year’s World Day of Prayer event on March 3 at 2:30pm. Please join us for this important time of prayer..

You’re invited to VST’s Spring Open House, Thursday March 9th(8:30am-5pm). The day starts with coffee and muffins followed by  a tour the school. You’ll meet some faculty and talk with the admissions team before attending community worship at noon. After worship share in the Principal’s lunch and then spend the afternoon in class! The event is free but please rsvp to Julie Lees(jlees@vst.edu)

 

Feb. 12, 2017

Serving                  Today:                                              February 19, 2017

Greeters: Louise McAree Marg Serviss
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft Gary Weerts & Terry Ames
Media: Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Rev. Betty McLagan &Rick Penner, Janet Comer Eleanor Mills & Betty Siverns

 

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:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a get together on Friday, February 17 at 1:30pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

 

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

 

WHO NEEDS PASTORAL CARE?

Any one in our Congregation who is:  Shut in, Lonely, in Hospital, In need of a Visit, Grieving. Pastoral Care can be given anywhere when there is a need, at Home, by Phone, E-Mail, even in a Coffee Shop, as well as visiting Hospital Patients, Shut-ins and Care Homes.

Your Pastoral Care Team need you!!  –  the Congregation – to let us know your needs so that we can be there for you.

HOW DOES ONE CONTACT PASTORAL CARE TEAM MEMBERS?

Phone or speak to Audrey or Alex McGregor Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net. Contact the Minister Rev. Dennis Howard 604-836-4576 or the Church Office at 604-530-3454 email office@langleypresbyterian.ca or any Pastoral Care Team Member

Don Baycroft   604-530-4322  Rev. Betty McLagan    604-533-4800.

 

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

 

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary this month to Gayle Howard, Marg Serviss, Ruth Nigh, Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine & Rev.DJ Kim and Rev. Clara Choi

 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities.

 

Session meets on February 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

 

We have lost a few counters on our roster to count the offering.

If you feel you may be interested in helping with this service, please contact Louise McAree @ 604-530-6097 Or contact the church office or email me louisemcaree@telus.net

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

We serve, Jesus heals

Presbyterians Sharing supports Dr. Nicholas and Rebecca Bauman as they serve with the United Mission to Nepal, one of the PCC’s long-standing partners. Nick will work as a general surgeon at the United Mission Hospital in Tansen, which serves a population of about one million people in western Nepal. The hospital’s motto is “We serve, Jesus heals.” Nick will engage in clinical work, with a heavy emphasis on teaching Nepali medical residents. Becky is an Occupational Therapist and is excited to discover ways in which to utilize her skills.

 

The final Presbyterians Sharing numbers are in and we are grateful to you and Presbyterians across Canada for your faithful and generous support.  A total of $6,814,363 was contributed by congregations and individuals in 2016, representing tremendous generosity from the almost 90,000 people who attend the PCC’s 840 congregations, achieving 96% of our goal.  The congregational remittance reports are going in the mail this week and we will be mailing a thank-you letter to each congregation shortly.

Your contribution impacts many areas of the PCC.

  • 36% equips congregations for vital and creative ministry across Canada
  • 17% goes towards leadership development, including theological education of ministers through the three Presbyterian colleges
  • 15% supports international ministry partners by sending mission staff and providing grants for mission work

Many congregations are in the midst of planning for their Annual General Meeting, and we’ve been receiving calls and emails from people looking for their suggested allocation.  So, this is just a friendly reminder that the 2017 suggested allocation for Langley Presbyterian Church (WE250) is $11,986.60 .  Please contact our office if you have any questions. Accepted allocations can be reported back through your Presbytery, online or by sending us an email.

 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

 

Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team, Networking session:

February 18th 2018 The Event is designed to provide Information to Groups and Organizations about Refugee Settlement Issues and approaches. If you have not attended a meeting yet, this may be your last chance for a while, make sure to registered; send an email:ichalloner@mosaicbc.org

February 5, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                      February 12, 2017

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Bob Johnson & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft
Media: Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha Won Kim & Eleanor Mills Rev. Betty McLagan &Rick Penner, Janet Comer

 

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:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a get together on Friday, February 17 at 1:30pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

We are having multicultural snacks today after the service. Everyone has brought a dessert from their own culture or tradition to share.

 

There are copies of the Presbyterian Prayer Partnership in the back of the church. We encourage you to take a copy and pray for the prayer requests listed day by day in this prayer calendar.

 

BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis runs every other Tuesday at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

 

We are participating in VST’s Theological Education Sunday today-Sumarme Gobles the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Andrew’s Hall is joining us.

 

WHO NEEDS PASTORAL CARE?

Any one in our Congregation who is:  Shut in, Lonely, in Hospital, In need of a Visit, Grieving. Pastoral Care can be given anywhere when there is a need, at Home, by Phone, E-Mail, even in a Coffee Shop, as well as visiting Hospital Patients, Shut-ins and Care Homes.

Your Pastoral Care Team need you!!  –  the Congregation – to let us know your needs so that we can be there for you.

HOW DOES ONE CONTACT PASTORAL CARE TEAM MEMBERS?

Phone or speak to Audrey or Alex McGregor Phone 604-532-6011 or email: aamg@telus.net. Contact the Minister Rev. Dennis Howard 604-836-4576 or the Church Office at 604-530-3454 email office@langleypresbyterian.ca or any Pastoral Care Team Member

Don Baycroft   604-530-4322  Rev. Betty McLagan    604-533-4800.

 

AGM MEETING will be held on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 am in the church hall.

 

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary this month to Gayle Howard, Marg Serviss, Ruth Nigh, Sandra Downey, Emily Nordine & Rev.DJ Kim and Rev. Clara Choi

 

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Ella Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Richard Feick, Gale Brown, Canada’s Muslim communities.

 

Session meets on February 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, Presbyterian World Service & Development envisions a sustainable, compassionate and just world. On February 5—PWS&D Sunday—we remember the work our church is doing to uphold God’s promise in vulnerable communities around the world. With generous gifts from individuals and congregations and the commitment of partners around the world, PWS&D is able to carry out programs in international development and emergency relief to help communities rise above poverty and disaster and access basic necessities like nutritious food, clean water, health care, quality education and basic human rights. With each family that is empowered to build a sustainable livelihood, grow their own food and rise above illness, we witness God’s Spirit enabling abundant life.

 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis, Bev Feick and Eleanor Mills are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

 

Holy Land Tour. Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land? The next opportunity will be November 12-23, 2017. Itinerary and registration information check out www.christian-journeys.com. Tour leaders will be the Rev. Martin Baxter and Ross Lockhart.

January 29

Serving Today:                                                                  February 5, 2017

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree Bob Johnson & Louise McAree
Media: James Zhang Marg Garratt
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

Ha Won Kim & Eleanor Mills

 

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:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a luncheon on Friday, February 17 at 1pm meet at Book n Bean book shop,27103 Fraser Hwy-next to Bobs Restaurant. If planning to attend or if anyone needs a ride phone Marilyn 604-530-2773 or Audrey 604-532-6011. Bring books for exchange if you wish.

Your contribution statements for 2016 are in your mailbox.

The Presbyterian Church in Canada has an international mission trip in 2017.

  1. Youth in Mission 30th Anniversary Trip to Ghana

Dates: April 29 – May 18, 2017 Deadline: January 30, 2017 Age: 18-30 Youth Contribution: $3500

  1. Healing and Reconciliation Mission Trip

Dates: June 12-21, 2017  Age: 18 Participant Contribution and Deadline: Early bird: $1200 (if registered by Feb 1st/17), Regular:  $1500 (if registered by Apr 1st/17) For more information  please visit www.presbyterian.ca/missiontrips  or email me directly at mfoxall@presbyterian.ca. For further information see the bulletin board.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

Together, Farming for the Future

One way our church is empowering vulnerable families to overcome hunger and improve nutrition is by supporting the Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology project through Presbyterian World Service & Development. The project—with funding from the Government of Canada and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank—has helped 6,000 farm families in Malawi transform their withered plots of land and improve their livelihoods and lives for the long-term. Learning from one another, farmers practice and apply sustainable methods that help protect crops from a changing environment. Annie Nguluve was amazed by the results of the program. Since learning about the advantages of intercropping, her small plot of land has sprung to life. “I’ve seen that I get more yields by adding other crops. It has increased my food production.”

PWS&D supports food security for smallholder farmers 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis and Bev Feick are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale 

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends 

Needed ASAP: Head Cook for July & August 2017 at Camp Douglas.  Seasonal full-time, pay negotiable, room and board provided, some training or experience essential. For more information please contact Rebecca “Bert” Simpson at director@campdouglas.ca or Sarah “Cheerio” Fowler at cheerio@campdouglas.ca

January 22, 2017

Serving Today:                                                              January 29, 2017

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Gary Weerts & Terry Ames Elsie Nicholson & Louise McAree
Media: Ha Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

 

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:

The Ladies Friendship Group is having a luncheon on Friday, February 17, watch this space for further information.

Your 2017 Envelopes are on the table at the back of the church for you to pick up.

Your contribution statements for 2016 are in your mailbox.

Caring and Sharing…Sadly this week we lost two members of our Church, on Sunday James Brew passed away and on Monday George Serviss passed away.  We will miss these two faithful servants very much and will keep Isabel & Marg and their families in our thoughts and prayers. George’s Service is being held at Southridge Fellowship Church, 22756 48th Ave, Langley on Tuesday at 1pm.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

Equipping church leaders – The Presbyterian Church in Canada equips and nurtures future church leaders who will in turn equip and nurture others to witness faithfully in the world. Our theological colleges provide a strong academic and practical foundation to prepare students for ministry. Ministry and Church Vocations supports ministry candidates and their presbyteries as they discern the candidate’s call. Together we encourage and support new clergy who have just begun their ministries. Let us pray for our theological students as they work to become faithful leaders in our churches and for all who inspire them.

Presbyterians Sharing equips church leader

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coldest Night of the Year walk will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Rev Dennis and Bev Feick are walking for this cause. For further information you can speak to either of them or go to https://canada.cnoy.org/location/cloverdale

Times:

  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (2k, 5k, 10k)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

The Good Noise Gospel Choir is performing SONGS OF LOUDEST PRAISE on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:30 pm

Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Ave., Vancouver BC

Adults/Students/Seniors $15 Children 12 & Under  $10

www.goodnoisevgc.com

Langley Christian School, 22930 48th Ave Langley is holding their annual Open House on Tuesday, January 31st

Time: 9 am to 12 noon & 7 pm to 9 pm. For further information call:

Phone: 604.533.2118, Email: development@langleychristian.com

www.langleychristian.com

Concert Announcement: Violin soloist Calvin Dyck will be featured in a pairing of Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons with the virtuosic Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla on Saturday, February 11th at South Abbotsford Church at 7:00 pm. Some of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Abbotsford Hospice. Calvin will be joined by members of the Canada West Chamber Orchestra and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra. Tickets ($22 including tax/fee) available online at www.eventbrite.ca or at House of James or King’s Music.

Pacific Theatre presents a Classic Chic production: Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather. A classic tale of power, destiny, betrayal and honour: what if Shakespeare had written The Godfather? This brilliant comic premise takes on surprising dramatic power as Coppola’s movie masterpiece shows itself to be true Elizabethan tragedy. Performed by Classic Chic’s all-female cast, this mash-up of classic film and classical theatre ultimately charts the dizzying fall of a human soul. Feb. 3rd to Feb. 25th at Pacific Theatre. Tickets $23.95-$34.95. Call 604.731.5518 or visit www.pacifictheatre.org to book.

January 15, 2017

Serving Today:                                                                  January 22, 2017

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanoir Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft Gary Weerts & Terry Ames
Media: Patricia Fowler Ha Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor & Rick

Nancy Hantke

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

 

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:

Rev Dennis will return to the office this week.

We also welcome Rev Clara Choi to the position of Church Administrator this week.  Clara’s hours will be posted next week.

Your 2017 Envelopes are on the table at the back of the church for you to pick up.

Your contribution statements for 2016 are in your mailbox.

Caring and Sharing…Eleanora Chalkman is recovering from a knee replacement surgery, if you would like to send her a card her address is:  #228 – 22020 49th Ave, Langley, BC  V3A 3R9

PCC MISSION MOMENTS  

January 15: Overcoming Obstacles in Ghana

Adisah used to feel neglected by her family in Ghana. Because she was born with a hearing and speech impairment, Adisah was not given the opportunity to attend school. Years later, she received the care she needed at the Garu Community Based Rehabilitation Centre. The centre—which assists people living with disabilities to overcome challenges and access vocational support—offered Adisah training in agricultural production. Adisah worked very hard and soon became a successful farmer. Together with her husband Salam, they are producing enough food for their three children. Salam recently remarked, “My wife is a blessing to me. I thank God for the support from the centre and PWS&D to make us what we are today”.

PWS&D provides support to people living with disabilities

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Social Justice Action Committee Planning Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 21 at Knox, New Westminster, from 10:00 – Noon. Glenn Inglis, Convener

Missions Fest Vancouver will be held from January 27-29th. For more information go to:  http://www.missionsfestvancouver.ca/

 The Good Noise Gospel Choir is performing SONGS OF LOUDEST PRAISE on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:30 pm

Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Ave., Vancouver BC

Adults/Students/Seniors $15 Children 12 & Under  $10

www.goodnoisevgc.com

Langley Christian School, 22930 48th Ave Langley is holding their annual Open House on Tuesday, January 31st Time: 9 am to 12 noon & 7 pm to 9 pm. For further information call:  Phone: 604.533.2118, Email: development@langleychristian.com  www.langleychristian.com

Concert Announcement: Violin soloist Calvin Dyck will be featured in a pairing of Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons with the virtuosic Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla on Saturday, February 11th at South Abbotsford Church at 7:00 pm. Some of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Abbotsford Hospice. Calvin will be joined by members of the Canada West Chamber Orchestra and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra. Tickets ($22 including tax/fee) available online at www.eventbrite.ca or at House of James or King’s Music.

January 8, 2017

Serving Today:                                                                   January 15, 2017

Greeters: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Norma Gueulette & Althea Strudwick
Counters: Bob Johnson/Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Don Baycroft
Media: Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor & Rick

Nancy Hantke

 

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:

Rev Dennis will be on Vacation for the next two weeks, returning on Tuesday, January 17th. Next Sunday we welcome the Rev. Sylvia Cleland to lead our worship.

 

Your 2017 Envelopes are on the table at the back of the church for you to pick up.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Sharing God’s love – Antioch Community Church is a new congregation in Oakville, Ontario. Striving to build a strong foundation in the community, they participate in many programs that reach out to people in need– families who fall below the poverty line, stressed single parents and retirees that struggle to make ends meet. Members go door to door to collect food for a local food bank and work with Kerr Street Ministries to provide hope to people living in need. A community breakfast for ninety people helped Anitoch build relationships while sharing a home-cooked meal. One member was inspired to collect donations for a second community breakfast. Antioch is a church where people can come together to serve and show God’s compassion, while reaching out in love to the community.

Presbyterians Sharing serves communities

December 18, 2016

Serving Today:                                                                    Christmas Day

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor George & Marg Serviss
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss No Coffee
Counters: Allie & Louise
Media: Marg Garratt No Media
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Rick & Eleanor


Christmas Eve

Greeters:
Counters:
Media: Ha Won Kim


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:

Sunday Dec. 4th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $1896.00

Is there someone who would like to Greet on Christmas Eve please!  You can speak to Marg or Rev. Dennis.

Thanks.

 

Please join us on Christmas Eve for our Carols and Candlelight Service at 7pm and we will also have a service at 10am on Christmas Day.

 

The Langley Food Bank has sent a letter thanking us for our recent donation of $315.00 and our continual support of grocery donations. They wish us all a Blessed Christmas and our partnership with them  is vital and appreciated.  The letter is on the bulletin board at the back.

Previous Announcements:

CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice after church today.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 18: Accompanying people on their healing journey

The Rev. John Wyminga and Rev. Shannon Bell-Wyminga are ministers with the Nazko & Area Dakelh Outreach in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Shannon shares, “This ministry is about walking the long road with the people of Nazko and the surrounding area. More and more we realize that God is calling us to accompany people on the journey. We walk with them through the tragedies, the grief and the trauma that continues due to poverty, racism and the legacy of the past. We celebrate with them new births, milestones and treatment centre graduations. The power in Jesus’ ministry was all about incarnation – God being present in real flesh. As we live that incarnation of Jesus’ love, we trust that God’s power will also be manifest as we walk the long walk to healing in our communities. Thank you for sharing this love and vision through all your support.

Presbyterians Sharing walks with native peoples

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Two employment opportunities:

  1. Camp Douglas is looking for a Camp Director. The information is posted on the bulletin board. Let Marg know if you want it emailed to you.
  2. Bethesda Christian Association is seeking to employ a Resource Assistant for their Supported Independent Living and Langley Day Services based in Abbotsford and Langley.  Please visit Bethesda’s website: BethesdaBC.com for more details.

PACIFIC THEATRE, in partnership with Gallery 7 Theatre, proudly presents Christmas Presence in the Valley, an all-you-can-eat feast of music and stories for the holiday season. Featuring musical guests The Kwerks, Rick Calhoun, Allen Desnoyers, Jon Ochsendorf & Brett Ziegler, plus performers Ken Hildebrandt and Ron Reed.  It’s the un-slickest show in town! One night only: December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.pacifictheatre.org.

December 11, 2016

Serving Today:                                                              Next Week – Dec 18th

Greeters: Eleanor Haddow Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Terry Ames & Trevor Fowler Allie & Louise
Media: Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills & Norma Gueulette

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

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:

Sunday Dec. 4th   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3203.00

THE ECUMENICAL ADVENT CAROL SERVICE is being held TODAY at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72 Avenue, Langley. There will be refreshments to follow the service.

Please join us on Christmas Eve for our Carols and Candlelight Service at 7pm and we will also have a service at 10am on Christmas Day.

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, Langley Presbyterian Church has stepped up and filled all the hampers!!  Thank you all for your generosity in helping make some families Christmas that much brighter this year.

Previous Announcements:

CHRISTMAS CHOIR practice after church today.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Friday night, December 16th @6:30 p.m. meet at the church and join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood followed by hot chocolate. Fa la la, la la la!

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope is still looking for volunteers for their Kettle locations even one day or 2 hours is a huge help! For more information contact kettles@gatewayofhope.ca or 604 514 7375 (Mon-Fri – Daytime)

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Sharing the Gospel in people’s heart languages

In order to preserve their cultures and promote the use of their ancestral languages, indigenous churches are working to enable indigenous peoples to read and study Scripture using the language of their hearts. The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean advises indigenous pastors and elders on translating the Bible into the languages of the Amis, Bunun, Drekay, Paiwan, Tayal and Pinuyumayan peoples. Paul shares, “I thank the Presbyterian Church in Canada for supporting multicultural multilingual Bible translation work in Taiwan. Thanks to everyone who faithfully prays and supports me and our partners in mission through Presbyterians Sharing. May our good and gracious God bless you for your part in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the

ongoing Bible translation work with Taiwan’s indigenous peoples.”

Presbyterians Sharing supports Bible translation 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Social Justice Action Committee has postponed the Planning Meeting that was to be held yesterday to Saturday, January 21 at Knox, New Westminster, from 10:00 – Noon. Glenn Inglis, Convener

PACIFIC THEATRE, in partnership with Gallery 7 Theatre, proudly presents Christmas Presence in the Valley, an all-you-can-eat feast of music and stories for the holiday season. Featuring musical guests The Kwerks, Rick Calhoun, Allen Desnoyers, Jon Ochsendorf & Brett Ziegler, plus performers Ken Hildebrandt and Ron Reed.  It’s the un-slickest show in town! One night only: December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets – House of James: 604-852-3701 or online at www.pacifictheatre.org.

 

December 4, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Dec 11th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Trevor & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Don Baycroft & Bob Johnson Terry Ames & Trevor Fowler
Media: James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills & Norma Gueulette

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

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:

December Birthdays! Celebrating this month is Lucy Comer! Happy Birthday Lucy and any other congregation members that may be celebrating quietly!

 

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 27th  attendance count: 60

Next Session Meeting : December 9th

A note from our Treasurer Larry Eastwood. As of November 18th the regular (not specified) donations to PWS&D were $238.85.

The specified (Alberta forest fire, hurricane etc.) totalled $734.12.

 

Vicki the church’s Administrator, will be leaving. As a few of you may already know, I am moving to another area and will not be returning to Langley Presbyterian Church. The hardest part of leaving is the great community of people! Perhaps we will be able to come and visit from time to time! Thanks for being a great bunch of people!          Marg Garratt will be covering Starting Dec 6th. Please address any office issues to Marg. Thanks again for your friendships and hard work. It has been a pleasure!

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on

20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

Previous Announcements:

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, 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.

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec 11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Dec 16th @6:30 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Marg in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 10 is Human Rights Day

In many parts of Haiti, a lack of resources, gender power imbalances and widespread poverty limit prevention and treatment for women who are victims of sexual violence. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to protect and promote the rights of women and girls and ensure they have access to the services they need to combat this injustice. After she was attacked on her way to the market, Rodeline received medical care and psychosocial support from health workers and assistance from social workers so she could access legal support. “I am happy and grateful for the health centre’s welcome,” says Rodeline. “Every time I went there, the staff always took care of me.”

PWS&D protects the rights of vulnerable women and girls

November 27, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Dec 4th

Greeters: Alex & Audrey McGregor Bob Johnson
Coffee: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Louise McAree & Elsie Nicholson Don Baycroft & Bob Johnson
Media: James Zhang James Zhang
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha-Won Kim

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

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:

We are holding our annual Langley Presbyterian Advent Event at the church on Saturday, Dec 3rd. This is a family event that starts with crafts and ginger bread house decorating at 3:00 PM, followed by Christmas carol singing and then a delicious pot-luck dinner at 5:30 or so. All are welcome and if you have never attended this event before please make a point this year of joining in the fun and festivities. Feel free to bring your children and grand-kids as well as friends and family.

Our event teams will be looking after the planning of this event and we could really use your help. To find out how you can help please contact Audrey McGregor at 604-532-6011 or by email at aamg@telus.net.

Signups for the Advent potluck and gingerbread houses are at the back of the sanctuary.  Building gingerbread houses will start at about 3:00 pm and the potluck dinner at about 5:30 pm.

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 20th  attendance count: 68

A note from our Treasurer Larry Eastwood. As of November 18th the regular (not specified) donations to PWS&D were $238.85.

The specified (Alberta forest fire, hurricane etc.) totalled $734.12.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Clothes2U will be giving clothes,toys,linen,diapers,books,personal and small household items FREE to those in need, male/female, baby to adult. This takes place at the rear of Nicomekl Elementary School, 53 Ave. at 200 St. in Langley on Saturday Dec.3, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Admission is $1, under 12 is free. To volunteer, go to www.clothes2u.ca

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, 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.

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec 11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Dec 16th @6:30 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table. Or please see Betty McLagan.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

December 1 is World AIDS Day

The Presbyterian Church in Canada, through Presbyterian World Service & Development, supports HIV and AIDS programs that fight stigma and discrimination, teach and equip

people to prevent the spread and the transmission between mother and child, and provide home based care and medications to those living with the disease. In Malawi, Shadreck was afraid to disclose his diagnosis to his family, so he neglected to take his medication. His health deteriorated quickly. Desperate for guidance, Shadreck joined an HIV support group run by PWS&D partners. He met friends who encouraged him to be open about his condition. Now with the support of his wife, Shadreck is hopeful. “I can take my pills without stigma,” he shares. “I have my health back.”

PWS&D provides encouragement to people living with HIV and AIDS

November 20, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 27th

Greeters: George & Marg Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts Louise McAree & Elsie Nicholson
Media: Ha-Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast:

 

Preschool:

Eleanor Mills, Sun-Won Kim & Rebecca Zhang

Nancy Hantke

Ha-Won Kim

 

Janet Comer

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:

We are holding our annual Langley Presbyterian Advent Event at the church on Saturday, Dec 3rd. This is a family event that starts with crafts and ginger bread house decorating at 3:00 PM, followed by Christmas carol singing and then a delicious pot-luck dinner at 5:30 or so. All are welcome and if you have never attended this event before please make a point this year of joining in the fun and festivities. Feel free to bring your children and grand-kids as well as friends and family.

Our event teams will be looking after the planning of this event and we could really use your help. To find out how you can help please contact Audrey McGregor at 604-532-6011 or by email at aamg@telus.net.

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again, 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.

 

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec 11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING! On Dec 16th @6:30 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

 

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 13 attendance count: 70

Offering Amount : $ 2416.13

Session Meeting will be held on Friday, November 25th.

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

  THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

 Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

The Ladies Christmas Lunch! Will be held on Saturday, Nov 26th at 11:00 am at the church hall and the cost will be $5.00. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for the Gift Exchange. RSVP by Mon Nov 21st. Please let Rita Ames 604-530-3764 or Audrey McGregor 604-532-6011 know that you are coming!

Dr. Ted Siverns Ph.d (McGill, has started a six week study of The Radical Prayer of Jesus: This past Wednesday being the first group meeting. The topic is on “The Lord’s Prayer”.  This will be a 6 week study spread over 7 weeks if necessary. If you would like more info please email Ted Siverns @ ted.siverns@gmail.com or call 604-825-3781

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table. Or please see Betty McLagan.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

November 20 is Universal Children’s Day

With the aim of helping communities care for orphans and vulnerable children, Presbyterian World Service & Development partners started working in Sobola, Malawi to support a new Community Based Child Care Centre—and it is making a big difference for two-year-old Memory and her family. Before the project, Memory would stay home while her parents went to work because there was no care centre in her village. Now Memory is learning the alphabet, meeting friends and eating a warm meal everyday under the supervision of trained caregivers. Memory’s mother Emily is especially grateful to PWS&D partners for mobilizing support for the centre—Memory is safe, happy and well equipped for when she will start primary school.

PWS&D supports a child’s right to healthcare, education and play

November 13, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 20th

Greeters: Louise McAree George & Marg Serviss
Coffee: Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters: Bob Johnson & Terry Ames Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts
Media Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast

 

Preschool

Betty McLagan & Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills, Sun-Won Kim & Rebecca Zhang

Nancy Hantke

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:

Christmas Hampers2016!  Once again 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

Church Clean-up on Saturday November 19th. From 9:00 – 12:00 The Property Committee is having an inside cleanup and declutter morning.  Furnace room, electrical room, kitchen, storage areas, and bathroom vanities and if time permits the toys in the nursery. If you would like to help please let Louise know @ 604- 530-6097.

 

Christmas Events! Starting Nov 13 through to Dec  11th the  CHRISTMAS CHOIR will be rehearsing after church in the sanctuary. We welcome all who enjoy singing. Please contact Ella Marie for more information: 604-533-4997.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING On Dec 16th @7:00 p.m. Please join us for Christmas Caroling in the neighbourhood around our church followed by hot chocolate. Please mark your calendars now and watch for more details.

 

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Nov 6 attendance count: 64

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

Hummingbird Ministries Presents:

Nov 18, 19, 20th at 4397 W 12th Avenue in Vancouver come out to the 3rd Bi-annual Indigenous Wisdom of the Earth Conference. There will be a list of Professors, Teachers, Elders on the panel dialoguing on this topic. Our Rev. Dennis Howard will be doing a service during this conference! To volunteer or pre-register you can email at events@ hummingbirdministries.ca Please see bulletin board for further details.

 

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

 Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address, and agree to their terms. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

The Ladies Christmas Lunch! Will be held on Saturday, Nov 26th at 11:00 am at the church hall and the cost will be $5.00. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for the Gift Exchange. RSVP by Mon Nov 21st. Please let Rita Ames 604-530-3764 or Audrey McGregor 604-532-6011 know that you are coming.

 

Operation Christmas Child: A big thank-you to all who have already picked up shoeboxes.  There are now extra shoeboxes and envelopes available.  If you wish to make a donation only, it can be made either by using envelopes or by credit card and going online to SamaritansPurse.ca. Collection date for our congregation will be Nov. 13.  If you miss this, National Collection runs Nov. 14 – 20.   Please see the poster for the map showing where the boxes will be going this year and on how to pack your shoebox. For more information please see Debbie Margueratt.

Dr. Ted Siverns Ph.d (McGill, has started a six week study of The Radical Prayer of Jesus: This past Wednesday being the first group meeting. The topic is on “The Lord’s Prayer”.  This will be a 6 week study spread over 7 weeks if necessary. If you would like more info please email Ted Siverns @ ted.siverns@gmail.com or call 604-825-3781

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Hope for a better life

Danielle was 25 when she relocated to Kenora – alone, pregnant, homeless and hopeless. She shares, “One day I woke up and realized that I could not lead a life of drugs and stealing to support myself. I came to Kenora Fellowship Centre seeking help to point me in the right direction. The more I got to know the staff, the more comfortable I felt telling them about my situation. They were supportive and encouraging, and helped me get back on my feet. When I felt like giving up, they gave me hope and showed me that there is more to life. Today I am a mentor in the youth mentorship program, volunteering my time at the Centre by helping the staff and patrons with their needs. I first came to the Centre seeking help and support, and now I am dedicating myself to showing others that change can happen, as it did for me!”

Presbyterians Sharing provides hope to people in need.

November 6 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 13th

Greeters: Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee: Marg & George Serviss Alex & Audrey McGregor
Counters: Louise McAree & Don Baycroft Bob Johnson & Terry Ames
Media Marg Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

Betty McLagan & Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

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:

November Birthdays! A very special Birthday Wish goes to Fran Thompson and to any other anonymous November Babies! Anyone interested in being a part of the “Birthday Recognition Month” that goes into our bulletins, please do not feel shy and let Vicki know in the office either by email at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or contact the office!

  Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-Fi Users Please be aware of the changes that have been made. You can no longer Log into Langley Presbyterian Church Wi-fi Link. Then New link for the church will be to go into your wi-fi settings, and you want to look up the word TELUS. Click on that and it will prompt you to enter in your email address. That will be your new way to log onto free internet service at church. Please call Vicki in the office if you need help doing this. The new system is much more secure than the old. Thank-you so much for your co-operation!

The Ladies Christmas Lunch! Will be held on Saturday, Nov 26th at 11:00 am at the church hall and the cost will be $5.00. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for the Gift Exchange. RSVP by Mon Nov 21st. Please let Rita Ames  or Audrey McGregor know that you are coming!

Dr. Ted Siverns Ph.d (McGill), has started a six week study of The Radical Prayer of Jesus: This past Wednesday being the first group meeting. The topic is on “The Lord’s Prayer”.  This will be a 6 week study spread over 7 weeks if necessary. If you would like more info please email Ted Siverns @ ted.siverns@gmail.com

The Syrian Refugee Pod group, there will be a brief but important meeting in the downstairs hall immediately after the service today. Please see Trevor Fowler for this.

LPC Attendance & offering Count:

Sunday Oct 30 attendance count: 64

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

The Ecumenical Advent Carol Service is being held at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church located on 20097 72 Avenue in Langley, Dec 11th at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2pm. There will be refreshments to follow the service. For more information please see the bulletin board.

We Remember Concert Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir Friday November 11th 2016 7:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church 20955 Old Yale Road, Langley. Tickets are $22 Seniors $20 Students $12. For ordering tickets you can call 604-534-6514 or 604-515-5686. You can also order tickets online at www.vancouverorpheus.org  Please see the back board for poster.

Hummingbird Ministries Presents: A lot is happening around this ministry! Starting Oct 29 a multi-cultural preformance “Peace Through the Arts Festival” 11-6 lunch at 1pm. Traditional dinner 6pm Theme is “Adorning our stories”.

Then on Nov 18, 19, 20th at 4397 W 12th Avenue in Vancouver come out to the 3rd Bi-annual Indigenous Wisdom of the Earth Conference. There will be a list of Professors, Teachers, Elders on the panel dialoguing on this topic. Our Rev. Dennis Howard will be doing a service during this conference! To volunteer or pre-register you can email at events@ hummingbirdministries.ca Please see bulletin board for further details.

  THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Previous Announcements:

Operation Christmas Child: A big thank-you to all who have already picked up shoeboxes.  There are now extra shoeboxes and envelopes available.  If you wish to make a donation only, it can be made either by using envelopes or by credit card and going online to SamaritansPurse.ca. Collection date for our congregation will be Nov. 13.  If you miss this, National Collection runs Nov. 14 – 20.   Please see the poster for the map showing where the boxes will be going this year and on how to pack your shoebox. For more information please see Debbie Margueratt.

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS

Take the Advent Challenge!

During the Advent season, we celebrate God’s amazing gift—Jesus! This gift changed the world. It is with this same spirit of generosity that we too can 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 learn more about the Advent Challenge, visit WeRespond.ca.

PWS&D is sharing the hope, peace, joy and love of Christ

October 30, 2016

Serving Today:                      Next Week – Nov 6th

Greeters: Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee: Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg & George Serviss
Counters: Trevor Fowler & Elsie Nicholson Louise McAree & Don Baycroft
Media James Zhang Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha-Won Kim

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner & Norma Gueulette

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:

November Birthdays! A very special Birthday Wish goes to Fran Thompson and to any other anonymous November Babies!

Anyone interested in being a part of the “Birthday Recognition Month” that goes into our bulletins, please do not feel shy and let Vicki know in the office either by email at office@langleypresbyterian.ca or contact the office!

 

Reformation Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Why honour Desiderius Erasmus on Reformation Sunday?

The Reformation of the church began with the reformation of the Bible.  Once only available in Latin and read only by officials of the Church, now various people were called by God to translate the Bible into the common language of the early church:  Greek.

This is what Erasmus contributed to the Reformation:  the first published version of the Greek New Testament in 1516.   A later edition was used by Martin Luther to translate the New Testament into German in 1522. (Full details in Bulletin Insert)

***Please post the bulletin insert on your fridge as a reminder of the New Testament and how it was originally translated for us.***

LPC Library link for a listing of books and DVDs about the Reformation and Reformed Theology:

http://www.librarything.com/home#  then enter “Reformation” in the search bar.

Articles:

“Why the Reformation Still Matters,” by Peggy Pederson, October 15th, 2012.

http://steadfastlutherans.org/2012/10/why-the-reformation-still-matters/

“The Reformation and Twentieth Century Protestantism”, by David J. Engelsma, Professor Emeritus, Protestant Reformed Seminary, July 16th, 2000.

http://www.prca.org/pamphlets/pamphlet_28.html

Previous Announcements:

Operation Christmas Child: A big thank-you to all who have already picked up shoeboxes.  There are now extra shoeboxes and envelopes available.  If you wish to make a donation only, it can be made either by using envelopes or by credit card and going online to SamaritansPurse.ca. Collection date for our congregation will be Nov. 13.  If you miss this, National Collection runs Nov. 14 – 20.   Please see the poster for the map showing where the boxes will be going this year and on how to pack your shoebox. For more information please see Debbie Margueratt.

 

Please be aware that Session has approved a Remembrance Service, Sunday Nov 06 at 0945 with the regular service following at 1000 hrs.

Nominations Open for Woman of Faith Awards

Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th. Nomination forms can be found online at http://presbyterian.ca/woman-of-faith-awards/ More details on how to vote will be on the back table.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Hummingbird Ministries Presents: A lot is happening around this ministry! Starting Oct 29 a multi-cultural preformance “Peace Through the Arts Festival” 11-6 lunch at 1pm. Traditional dinner 6pm Theme is “Adorning our stories”.

Then on Nov 18, 19, 20th at 4397 W 12th Avenue in Vancouver come out to the 3rd Bi-annual Indigenous Wisdom of the Earth Conference. There will be a list of Professors, Teachers, Elders on the panel dialoguing on this topic. Our Rev. Dennis Howard will be doing a service during this conference! To volunteer or pre-register you can email at events@ hummingbirdministries.ca Please see bulletin board for further details.

THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.

 

You are Invited! Thursday Nov 3rd 09:00am – 5pm – 6015 Walter Gage Road on the UBC Campus, in Vancouver, come out and tour the school, engage in conversation with faculty, and meet the admissions team! Please see the bulletin board for more information!

Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap.  You can go online womensgathering.ca  or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.

Assisted Suicide? What are your thoughts? On Sunday October 30th Dr. Margaret Cottle Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Medical School who has been caring for patients at the end of life for more 27 years and has spoken on the topic in Canada, Mexico, Europe and the US will be at Willoughby Church located at 20525 72nd Avenue Langley. This is a free event, no registration required. Please come out to hear Dr. Cottle speak and answer your questions on this important topic.