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October 15, 2017

Serving                     Today:                                              October 22, 2017

Greeters Louise McAree Audrey McGregor
Coffee Paul & Betty Bankes Jim & Lori Hastings
Counters Gary Weerts &

Lori Hastings

Norma Gueulette &

Louise McAree

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Erin Weerts

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Thomas Wagner Brent Weerts
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Betty Siverns
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.24 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are studying the book of Romans using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

Sunday,  October 1st:   LPC Attendance:  82

Offering Amount: $3,370.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551)

Address: 20137 Industrial Ave, Langley

Youth Group balance: $82.70

 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday October 27th 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),  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 (Trevor’s friend), The oppressed (refugees, under-employed those with no voice), People hurricanes in Mexico & Puerto Rico, Nicki

NEXT SESSION MEETING will be on October 27, 2017at 7pm.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK for the church’s cleaning up.

ANYONE WISHING TO HAVE the sectional desk located in the office in the lower hall may own it by removing it from the church. We would like to clean up the office so it is more usable by our Sunday School and the folks from the Restoration Community Church.

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.

THE FIRE DRILL holds on Oct 15 today. 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.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Once again, we are helping to send filled shoeboxes to children around the world. You can participate in one of two ways – by filling your own box or by donating either by cheque or online.  Boxes and brochure envelopes are available at the back of the church. There is also a display explaining how the money is used, what process Samaritan’s Purse uses in distributing your gifts and to which countries Canadian shoeboxes are being sent.  Our collection date is Sunday Nov. 12. Please note, the suggested donation per box is now $10. If you have any questions please see Debbie Margueratt.

PWS&D REPRESENTATIVE GUY SMAGGHE, recently returned from Malawi, will be giving a presentation at Langley Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th.  Guy will be discussing the ‘Women’s Health Initiative’ and other programs in Malawi supported by our congregation and the Presbyterian Church in Canada as a whole.  Come and find out how your PWS&D contributions are being used to help others. Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

FROM CONGREGATION TO PROTEST MARCH: Living Out Our Ministry in Social Advocacy, Political Action and Environmental Stewardship: Oct. 18, 2017, 1-2 pm, Vancouver School of Theology, Rm. 218. Be inspired to engage your faith and education in political, environmental and social ways as you listen to panelists share their wisdom, passion and stories of how their faith influenced their choices of active service. Free admission – all are welcome! Moderator: Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart. Panelists: Rev. Ray Aldred, Rev. John Cashore, Arun Chatterjee, Rev. Emilie Smith, and Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Food Day (October 16)

Today, 800 million people worldwide go to bed with an empty stomach. The majority of the world’s hungry people are subsistence farmers. These farmers struggle to cultivate plentiful harvests in the midst of a changing climate, which brings unpredictable and extreme weather events that devastate crops. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s Climate Fund is a way for Canadians to respond to families impacted by climate change. This year, donations to the Climate Fund will support PWS&D’s agro-ecological and food security project in Guatemala. The project has been transformative for Catalina, a farmer who received support to adapt to climate change, grow more vegetables and improve her family’s nutrition. “I am grateful that we can see another way to live a healthy life,” she says.

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)

October 8th, 2017

Serving                              Today:                                         October 15, 2017

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Louise McAree
Coffee Althea Strudwick &

Norma Gueulette

Paul & Betty Bankes
Counters Clara & Louise Gary Weerts &

Lori Hastings

Power Point Margaret Garratt Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Erin Weerts

Reading Isobel Brew Thomas Wagner
Singing Choir for Thanksgiving Ella Marie Weerts
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 October 1st:   LPC Attendance:  68

Offering Amount: $4,735.00

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 (Trevor’s friend), 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.

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.

A HUMMINGBIRD MINISTRIES BENEFIT CONCERT on Oct 15, 2017 at 7pm at Brentwood Presbyterian Church. www.brentwoodpc.ca

 PWS&D REPRESENTATIVE GUY SMAGGHE, recently returned from Malawi, will be giving a presentation at Langley Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 27th.  Guy will be discussing the ‘Women’s Health Initiative’ and other programs in Malawi supported by our congregation and the Presbyterian Church in Canada as a whole.  Come and find out how your PWS&D contributions are being used to help others. Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

FROM CONGREGATION TO PROTEST MARCH: Living Out Our Ministry in Social Advocacy, Political Action and Environmental Stewardship: Oct. 18, 2017, 1-2 pm, Vancouver School of Theology, Rm. 218. Be inspired to engage your faith and education in political, environmental and social ways as you listen to panelists share their wisdom, passion and stories of how their faith influenced their choices of active service. Free admission – all are welcome! Moderator: Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart. Panelists: Rev. Ray Aldred, Rev. John Cashore, Arun Chatterjee, Rev. Emilie Smith, and Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Day of the Girl (October 11)

A major obstacle to development in many vulnerable countries is that too many women and girls are unable to pursue their hopes and goals, hindered by discrimination and inequality. In Afghanistan, sports are generally male-dominated, but Fahima had a talent for cricket and longed for the chance to play. Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Girls Education Program equips schools with sports equipment and leads awareness-raising sessions on the benefits of physical education for students’ cognitive development. Fahima’s school is participating in the program and now has sessions dedicated for girls to play sports. The young athlete could not be more thrilled. “The school made a cricket team and I was selected as captain,” shares Fahima. “I plan on leading my team to victory!”

 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)

September 10, 2017

 Serving                     Today:                                          September 17, 2017

Greeters Tom & Terry Wagner Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee Marg Serviss &  Audrey McGregor The Crace &

Linda & Norm

Counters Gary Weerts &

Trevor Fowler

Louise McAree

Lori Hastings

Power Point Sung Won Kim Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills & Sunny

Norm Gueulette

Reading Bev Feick Patricia Fowler
Singing Betty Siverns Clara Choi
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:

BIBLE STUDY BEGINS on Tuesday Sept 12 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 3rd:   LPC Attendance:  51

Offering Amount: $2,914.00

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 Rita Ames (6), Rev. Les Szamoskozi (15), Eleanor Haddow (17)

 

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 the Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norm’s son-in-law, Carolyn Weerts, Fire people-losses, Steve, Albert, Marianne & Jonathan Lazaro

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. If you are interested in attending this event please let Dennis know after church today.

 

CAMP DOUGLAS FUNDRAISER Sept. 10 from 1pm -5:30 pm

Where: Castle Neighbourhood Grill Restaurant and Public House (101-319 Governors Court, New Westminster, BC) Tickets: $20 and includes a beef burger (vegetarian or chicken upon request), fries, salad, and non-alcoholic beverage. Contact Marion for tickets at 604-524-9056. There will be a 50/50 and a raffle!

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Register now for Bond to Literacy Fall 2017 program!

Bond to Literacy is a FREE program offered by Encompass Support Services Society, that helps parents learn how to develop their children’s literacy skills. Parents meet for 12-weeks with a Community Facilitator to discuss strategies, learn activities, games and crafts that all develop your child’s literacy skills. The program is for parents of children ages 3, 4 or 5. Childminding is provided, and families are provided with free books and activity packs.  Saturday Morning Program September 16th – December 2, 9:30am – 12:00pm at Langley Early Years Centre or Wednesday Evening Program September 20th – December 6th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Langley Community Services To register, parents can contact Ewa Boss at BTLLangley@gmail.com \ 604-817-0265

September 3, 2017

 Serving       Today:                                                        September 10, 2017

Greeters David & Edith

Radbourne

Tom & Terry Wagner
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Marg Serviss &

Audrey McGregor

Counters Louise McAree

Edith Radbourne

Gary Weerts

Trevor Fowler

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Nancy Hankte

Janet Comer

Reading Audrey McGregor Bev Feick
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Betty Siverns
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:

Sunday August 27TH:   LPC Attendance:  49

Offering Amount: $1,566.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) 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 Rita Ames (6), Rev. Les Szamoskozi (15), Eleanor Haddow (17)

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, Carolyn Weerts, Fire people-losses, Steve, Albert, Marianne & Jonathan Lazaro, Ji Won & Ha Won Kim, Clara, Irene, Lorrain Baycroft

 

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 teach Sunday School.  If there is something you would like to try, you can talk to Dennis or Clara for more information.  Thanks!

 WORSHIP PLANNING TEAM have had a meeting on August 29.

ADMINISTRATOR CLARA will be away from September 1 to 8.

 

CAMP DOUGLAS FUNDRAISER Sept. 10 from 1pm -5:30 pm

Where: Castle Neighbourhood Grill Restaurant and Public House (101-319 Governors Court, New Westminster, BC) Tickets: $20 and includes a beef burger (vegetarian or chicken upon request), fries, salad, and non-alcoholic beverage. Contact Marion for tickets at 604-524-9056. There will be a 50/50 and a raffle!

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS September 8 is International Literacy Day

In Guatemala, the Francisco Coll School sits on a landfill site surrounded by shelters built by families trying to make ends meet by collecting trash. With the support of Presbyterian World Service & Development, Francisco Coll is providing vulnerable boys and girls with a proper education in a safe environment. Maria Herrera, a student at Francisco Coll, dreams of graduating from university and becoming an administrator. Her

mother doesn’t have a reliable income, but with support from PWS&D, she can continue going to the school she loves. In a letter thanking PWS&D for its support she says, “I ask God that every day you have good health and blessings and that you continue to be able to help adolescents achieve their dreams and goals, like me.” PWS&D supports education and literacy training

COMMUNITY NEWS

Willoughby Church is looking for an experienced part-time bookkeeper. Duties include weekly A/P, A/R, month end and year end statements and budget preparation. Proficiency in Sage accounting software required. Send resume to: Ministry Coordinator  liz@willoughbychurch.com

August 6, 2017

Serving                   Today:                                                   August 13, 2017

Greeters Louise McAree` Audrey McGregor
Coffee Youth Group Outdoor Service
Counters Gary Weerts &

Louise McAree

Leroy Nigh &

Trevor Fowler

Power Point Clara Choi Ha Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Ji Won Kim

Janet Comer

Reading Gayle Howard Isobel Brew
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 JULY 30TH:   LPC Attendance:  44

Offering Amount: $1,448.15

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

 

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 Garry Weerts (14), Bree Weerts (16), Lorraine Baycroft (23), Janet Comer (25)

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 people, 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

LPC LIBRARY New Books & DVDs: Check out the many new items (55 in total) in your LPC Library. All display items are available for you to take out TODAY!

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED for help with the counting of the offering on Sundays. There are at least 2-3 persons needed.  It takes about 20 minutes after the service and it is not difficult we have made it very easy over the years. Anyone interested please contact Louise McAree @ 604-530-6097.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Administering change

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing help administer the Avondbloem Fund, established by George and Evelyn van Beek in 1981. This legacy gift supports practical, creative PCC projects that spread the message of Christ. The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise, a ministry of Paris Presbyterian Church, received a grant to help grow its innovative work. Staff members—who are on social assistance or living with barriers to traditional employment—prepare healthy, homemade soups and stews that are sold in the Paris community and beyond. Proceeds from the sales provide their salaries. Currently, eight people are employed—and two more Raw Carrots will be opening in the next year! This initiative builds self-confidence, provides job training and job creation—a living example of Christ’s message of love and hope.

Presbyterians Sharing supports dreams as they are turned into reality

August 13, 2017

 Serving     Today:                          August 20, 2017

Greeters

Audrey McGregor

Ben & Marilyn Crace

Coffee

Edith Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Ted & Betty Siverns

Counters

Bob Johnson

 

Louise McAree

Power Point

Ha Won Kim

Patricia Fowler

Kidblast

Preschool

Ji Won Kim

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Rice Penner/Sunny

Reading

Isobel Brew

Debbi Margueratt

Singing

Clara Choi/Debbi (for children)

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 6TH:   LPC Attendance:  45

Offering Amount: $2,445.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

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

 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 people, 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

 LPC LIBRARY New Books & DVDs: Check out the many new items (55 in total) in your LPC Library. All display items are available for you to take out.

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!

PCC MISSION MOMENTS August 19 is World Humanitarian Day

After the massive earthquake shook her Nepali village in April 2015, Dolma’s dream of pursuing higher education felt out of reach. Her school was demolished, and even when lessons resumed, her frightened family refused to let her go. “Our house had collapsed. My family needed me,” shares Dolma. Presbyterian World Service & Development partners in Nepal focused on repairing the shattered inner peace of survivors through community-based activities as a form of psychosocial support. “There were cultural events, folk dances and drama performances,” shares Dolma. “That was very effective in making life in the village normal again.” Dolma, now back at school, is certain the psychosocial activities are what helped her parents find comfort and the strength to let her return.

 

PWS&D supports community rehabilitation

July 30, 2017

  Serving                   Today:                                            August 6, 2017

Greeters Bob Johnson Louise McAree`
Coffee Trevor & Patricia Fowler Youth Group
Counters Louise McAree &

Don Baycroft

Gary Weerts &

Louise McAree

Power Point Marg Garratt Clara Choi
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Janet Comer Gayle Howard
Duty Elder Betty Siverns (All July) 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 JULY 23TH:   LPC Attendance:  38

Offering Amount: $1,242.90

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

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 Anna Weerts (1), Sung Won Kim (8), Ivy Weerts (11), John Nordine (11), Leroy Nigh (24), 20th Anniversary for Rev. Les  & Elizabeth Szamoskozi

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 people, Egypt Coptic church, Marilyn & Ben Crace, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norm’s son-in-law

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS CHANGE Please be aware that church’s office hours will be changed to dates Tuesdays – Thursdays from 09:30 – 1:30 pm

REV. DENNIS HOWARD This morning we welcome back Rev. Dennis Howard to lead our Worship service; we hope you had a restful holiday.

LPC Library New Books & DVDs: Check out the many new items (55 in total) in your LPC Library. All display items are available for you to take out TODAY!

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS Care that endures in Nepal

When 11-year-old Madan fell from a tree, he suffered injuries that left him bedridden and covered in painful sores.  When his health didn’t improve, his family took him to a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported clinic in a remote region of Nepal.  There he received treatment, physiotherapy and a wheelchair – but the assistance didn’t end there.  When Madan wanted to attend school, local partners advocated for the addition of an accessibility ramp at a nearby school to accommodate his wheelchair.  Madan’s time at school, alongside supportive friends, was empowering.  Today, he is taking college courses and aspiring to complete a master’s degree.  Madan is grateful for the support that not only treated his illness, but also helped him build a future of hope and opportunity.

July 23, 2017

 Serving                   Today:                                                July 30, 2017

Greeters Leroy & Ruth Nigh Bob Johnson
Coffee Marg Serviss &

Audrey McGregor

Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters Bob Johnson &

Trevor Fowler

Louise McAree &

Don Baycroft

Power Point Patricia Fowler Marg Garratt
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner & Sunny Kim

Reading Bob Johnson Janet Comer
Duty Elder Betty Siverns (All July)

 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 JULY 16TH:   LPC Attendance:  52

Offering Amount: $1,580.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

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 Anna Weerts (1), Sung Won Kim (8), Ivy Weerts (11), John Nordine (11), Leroy Nigh (24), 20th Anniversary for Rev. Les  & Elizabeth Szamoskozi

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 people, Egypt Coptic church, Marilyn & Ben Crace, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norm’s son-in-law

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS CHANGE Please be aware that church’s office hours will be changed to dates Tuesdays – Thursdays from 09:30 – 1:30 pm

REV. DENNIS HOWARD is returning back this coming Sunday. He will preach a Catechism Sunday 17 that inserted the bulletin. You can take home for studying for the next week.

 LPC Library New Books & DVDs: Check out the many new items (55 in total) in your LPC Library. All display items are available for you to take out TODAY!

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS Singing songs of joy in Malawi

Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Building Sustainable Livelihoods program in Malawi supports orphans and vulnerable children, women, and people living with HIV and AIDS to overcome poverty and build hopeful futures. One way this is accomplished is through self-help groups. Last year, 22 groups were established, enabling vulnerable women to save and borrow loans to better care for their families. With her first loan, one woman transformed her life. With her savings, she opened a small grocery stall. Today, she is earning enough to support herself, buy food and hygiene supplies for her family and pay her son’s college tuition. “I am really grateful to this project. It is there to empower us,” she says. “We are now singing songs of joy.”

PWS&D responds to lift families out of poverty

July 16, 2017

Serving                          Today:                                     July 23, 2017

Greeters DJ & Clara Leroy & Ruth Nigh
Coffee Youth Group Marg Serviss &

Audrey McGregor

Counters Gary Weerts &

Louise McAree

Bob Johnson &

Trevor Fowler

Power Point James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha Won Kim

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Reading Danielle Temple Bob Johnson
Duty Elder Betty Siverns (All July)

 

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 JULY 9TH:   LPC Attendance:  57

Offering Amount: $1,836.50

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

 

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 Anna Weerts (1), Sung Won Kim (8), Ivy Weerts (11), John Nordine (11), Leroy Nigh (24), 20th Anniversary for Rev. Les  & Elizabeth Szamoskozi

 

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

 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS CHANGE Please be aware that church’s office hours will be changed to dates Tuesdays – Thursdays from 09:30 – 1:30 pm

 

REV. DENNIS HOWARD SUMMER VACATION for the following Sundays: July 9, 16 and 23. Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns to lead our services.

 

PLEASE BE AWARE that when you receive a request for help (money, food, accommodations) you can direct the caller to call 211# from any cellular phone for a list of available social services in their area. This is a government run information service. You may also refer people requesting assistance to Langley Community Services at 604-534-7921 as this organization can provide information as to where people can access social services.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS The Sacrament of the Ordinary

Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing are providing grants to nine new congregational developments in Canada. One of these, Two Rivers Church, began as a small group of friends who felt the call to come together as a church in downtown Guelph, Ontario. A biweekly Living Room gathering brings people together for a meal and conversation. The “Sacrament of the Ordinary” encourages participants to share something from the past week which caused them to reflect on the presence of grace in the mundane or routine. Rev. Glen Soderholm shares, “I think what we want to cultivate is a deeper attunement to the reality of God with us in every detail of our lives. By hearing each other’s reflections, we become opened to this possibility in all of our daily lives.” Presbyterians Sharing supports new congregations in Canada

July 9, 2017

Serving                  Today:                                               July 16, 2017

Greeters Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

DJ & Clara
Coffee Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Youth Group
Counters Bob Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Gary Weerts &

Louise McAree

Power Point Clara Choi Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Ji Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Ha Won Kim

Janet Comer

Reading Leroy Nigh Danielle Temple
Duty Elder Betty Siverns (All July)

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 JULY 2TH:   LPC Attendance:  63

Offering Amount: $3,554.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

FLOWERS are in loving memory of Larry Feick, husband & father of Bev & Jason Feick.

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 Anna Weerts (1), Sung Won Kim (8), Ivy Weerts (11), John Nordine (11), Leroy Nigh (24), 20th Anniversary for Rev. Les  & Elizabeth Szamoskozi

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

 REV. DENNIS HOWARD SUMMER VACATION for the following Sundays: July 9, 16 and 23. Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns to lead our services.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS CHANGE Please be aware that church’s office hours will be changed to dates Tuesdays – Thursdays from 09:30am – 1:30 pm.

 PLEASE BE AWARE that when you receive a request for help (money, food, accommodations) you can direct the caller to call 211# from any cellular phone for a list of available social services in their area. This is a government run information service. You may also refer people requesting assistance to Langley Community Services at 604-534-7921 as this organization can provide information as to where people can access social services.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Feeding uprooted families in South Sudan

Sitting outside her home on a warm, sunny day in South Sudan, the sudden crack of distant gunfire wasn’t immediately concerning to Besta. But when the gunshots became louder and more frequent, she grew fearful and her husband decided they must gather their children and flee. Amid a frantic crowd, they ran to save their lives. Now settled in a makeshift shelter, the family was safe, but worried about where their next meal would come from. Besta longs to return to her farm but she acknowledges that the food rations her family received from Presbyterian World Service & Development through a Canadian Foodgrains Bank-supported project have been a source of hope. Despite the hardships she has experienced, Besta is grateful to have something to feed her children. PWS&D responds to those uprooted by conflict

July 2, 2017

Serving                     Today:                                                 July 9, 2017

Greeters Marg Serviss Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Coffee Kim’s family Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Counters Terry Ames &

Trevor Fowler

Bob Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Power Point Ha Won Kim Clara Choi
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick & Norma

Ji Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Madeline Craig Leroy Nigh
Duty Elder Betty Siverns (All July)

 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 JUNE 25TH:   LPC Attendance:  45

Offering Amount: $1,102.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

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 Anna Weerts (1), Sung Won Kim (8), Ivy Weerts (11), John Nordine (11), Rev. Les Szamoskozi (14), Leroy Nigh(24)

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

REV. DENNIS HOWARD SUMMER VACATION for the following Sundays: July 9, 16 and 23. Rev. Dr. Ted Siverns to lead our services.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS CHANGE Please be aware that church’s office hours will be changed to dates Tuesdays – Thursdays from 09:30 am – 1:30 pm and Fridays are off starting on Tuesday, July 4th.

THERE WILL BE A BRIEF MEETING of the Syrian Refugee Pod in the lower hall immediately after the service today.

PLEASE BE AWARE that when you receive a request for help (money, food, accommodations) you can direct the caller to call 211# from any cellular phone for a list of available social services in their area. This is a government run information service. You may also refer people requesting assistance to Langley Community Services at 604-534-7921 as this organization can provide information as to where people can access social services.

PRESBYTERIAN CONNECTION As you know,  we no longer receive the  Presbyterian Record, however, Life & Mission Agency is now publishing  Presbyterian Connection. If you would like a copy to contact Presbyterian Connection and call: Barbara Summers at,  (Church offices) Communication’s Office: 1-800-619-7301 Local 243. You can reach Barbara there and talk to her or go online at presbyterian.ca/connection. Is published by “Life & Mission Agency.” This new publication is all about congregations across Canada. To subscribe contact the Communication Office. Betty McLagan

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Sharing the Gospel message

With support from Presbyterians Sharing, the staff at our national office provides resources, envision new and innovative models for ministry and congregational life, equip youth, study faith, and justice issues, support international partners, equip ministry candidates and new clergy, and so much more! In 2016, PCC staff made over 175 visits to congregations, presbyteries, WMS and AMS groups, colleges, camps, youth groups and events in order to share the Gospel message of love, hope, and justice with Presbyterians across Canada. Presbyterians Sharing connects staff with congregations across Canada

 PCC FEATURED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL NEWSPAPER

An article about the work of the PCC appeared in the Globe and Mail newspaper on June 7, 2017. Highlighting our philanthropic work in education and social justice, it also includes mentions of prominent Presbyterians in Canada’s history and our continuing work to help build and strengthen Canada’s social fabric. View the “Hope, Community, Compassion” PCC Globe and Mail advertisement

June 25, 2017

Serving                          Today:                                          July 2, 2017

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Marg Serviss
Coffee Church picnic Kim’s family
Counters Trevor Fowler &

Bob Johnson

Terry Ames &

Trevor Fowler

Power Point James Zhang Ha Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha Won Kim

Rick  & Norma

Ji Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Eleanor Mills Rebecca Zhang
Duty Elder Trevor Fowler (All June) Betty Siverns (All July)

 Sunday School:

Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”  Our Nursery is located

CONGREGATION NEWS:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis Tuesday June 27 at 10am-11:30am. We have 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. We are having a recessional time from July to August. We will let you know the starting date.

SUNDAY JUNE 18TH: LPC Attendance: 58

Offering Amount: $1,330.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY, June 30 at 9 am. Please have your medical release forms signed and give them to Dennis or Trevor on the day we leave. Starting in July, the Youth Group will have a summer break and there will be no meetings but will resume back in the fall. Enjoy your summer!

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 Albert Lazaro (3), Elizabeth Szamoskozi (5), Joyce Downey (6), Tassia Konrat (8), Elenora Chalkman (13), Michelle Bucci (18), Veronica Bryson (19), Erin Weerts (20), Ben Crace (22), Don Baycroft (23) & Emma Comer (23)

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

CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC ON JUNE 25 Today we occur in the back area lawn after Sunday worship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pop, chips and ice cream cones will be provided. Please enjoy today. If you didn’t bring a picnic chair, please take one of the folds up ones from the back office by the basement door and return back it to the church hall.

PLEASE BE AWARE that when you receive a request for help (money, food, accommodations) you can direct the caller to call 211# from any cellular phone for a list of available social services in their area. This is a government run information service. You may also refer people requesting assistance to Langley Community Services at 604-534-7921 as this organization can provide information as to where people can access social services.

UPCOMING MISSIONS EVENT AT CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN:

Welcome, all mission-minded women, to the meeting in Calvin Church, Abbotsford on June 28th! Shannon Bell-Wyminga will be speaking on the Cariboo ministry at 10:30 am. The former Presbyterial and Synodical women will continue with meeting the rest of the day. The address of Calvin Church is 33911 Hazelwood Ave Abbotsford. Those staying for the day, which starts at 9:30 am for fellowship, and including lunch, $12. Please register with Sheila Jakus at 604-536-0228 or sjakus@shaw.ca before June 20th.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Finding her voice Shumaila, a timid 16-year-old from Afghanistan, dreamed of having the confidence to work in politics and guide the peaceful development of her country. One day, her school’s principal announced that a summer camp offering training on human rights, leadership and public speaking would be starting shortly. The camp, supported by Presbyterian World Service & Development, lasted four days but changed Shumaila’s life forever. “I became confident and developed knowledge on politics and the rights of women and children,” she shares proudly. In a mock election, Shumaila was voted president—but she won more than just a title. “It was during the election campaign that I got the confidence required to deliver speeches in public.”With this support, Shumaila participates in school activities and voices her opinions at community events. PWS&D empowers women and girls Syria, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, Burma and Venezuela arriving safely in Canada. We celebrate the compassionate efforts of Presbyterians across Canada who are responding to God’s call to serve and defend the vulnerable and the persecuted. PWS&D responds to refugees

MIDDEL EAST STUDY TOUR DEADLINE APPROACHING The deadline for The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Middle East Study Tour of Israel and Palestine (October 15-25, 2017) is quickly approaching (June 30, 2017). “A Moment of Truth: A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering” was commended to Canadian Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and committees for study and discussion by the 137th General Assembly. This tour, led by the Rev. Noel Gordon in this special anniversary year, will help you begin to discover some of the complex issues in Israel and Palestine. During this experience you will:

  1. Meet and worship with local Palestinian Christians
  2. Travel to Hebron, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, Jerusalem and other historic cities
  3. Visit Biblical sites in Jericho, the River Jordan, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, The Mount of Beatitudes and Tiberius
  4. Meet with leaders and human rights groups from different faith communities to hear their experiences
  5. 5.Learn about peace building initiatives being undertaken by partners of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

If you are interested in applying for this experience please visit www.presbyterian.ca/missiontrips to download an application form or have interested participants email me at  mfoxall@presbyterian.ca The contribution amount for this tour is $4000 and includes all transportation, insurance, accommodation and meals.

June 18, 2017

Serving                 Today:                                                 June 25, 2017

Greeters Leroy and Ruth Nigh Ben & Marilyn Crace
Coffee Marg Serviss &

Audrey McGregor

Church picnic
Counters To be announced Don Baycroft &

Bob Johnson

Power Point Sung Won Kim James Zhang
Kidblast

Preschool

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

Ha Won Kim

Rick  & Norma

Reading Ella Steiro Eleanor Mills
Duty Elder Trevor Fowler(All June)

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 27 at 10am-11:30am. We have 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. We are having a recessional time from July to August. We will let you know the starting date.

Sunday JUNE 11TH:   LPC Attendance:  61

Offering Amount: $2,547.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

“Flowers are in loving memory of Cecil Murray, father & grandfather of Bev & Jason Feick.”

 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets SATURDAY June 24 at 7:30 am.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Albert Lazaro (3), Elizabeth Szamoskozi (5), Joyce Downey (6), Tassia Konrat (8), Elenora Chalkman (13), Michelle Bucci (18), Veronica Bryson (19), Erin Weerts (20), Ben Crace (22), Don Baycroft (23)  & Emma Comer (23) 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isobel 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’ friend Janice & Roger, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Marilyn & Ben, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Marie’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

TODAY IS A FATHER’S DAY we honor all the Dads who have been a father to their family. We also thank all men for being as a father to our church family.

 CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC ON JUNE 25 Weather permitting it will occur in the back area lawn after Sunday worship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pop, chips and ice cream cones will be provided. Please bring salads and any dessert items you would like.

OUR MINISTER REV. DENNIS HOWARD is away this Sunday. Rev. Dorne Cornish to lead our worship today.

PRESBYTERY MEETING June 20th at St. Andrew’s – Newton Presbyterian Church, 7147 – 124th Street, Surrey.  Dinner is at 6pm with worship to begin at 7pm, court to be constituted at 7:30 pm.

 UPCOMING MISSIONS EVENT AT CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN:

Welcome, all mission-minded women, to the meeting in Calvin Church, Abbotsford on June 28th! Shannon Bell-Wyminga will be speaking on the Cariboo ministry at 10:30 am.  The former Presbyterial and Synodical women will continue with meeting the rest of the day. The address of Calvin Church is 33911 Hazelwood Ave Abbotsford. Those staying for the day, which starts at 9:30 am for fellowship, and including lunch, $12. Please register with Sheila Jakus at 604-536-0228 or sjakus@shaw.ca before June 20th.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS June 20 is World Refugee Day

Presbyterian World Service & Development is very grateful for the congregations, presbyteries, groups and individuals who contributed to refugee sponsorship efforts in 2016. Whether they were involved in an application, raising funds or collecting furniture, Presbyterians were enthusiastic as ever to respond to the global refugee crisis by contributing to resettlement opportunities in Canada. In 2016, 73 sponsorship applications were filed for 244 people, with families from Syria, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, Burma and Venezuela arriving safely in Canada. We celebrate the compassionate efforts of Presbyterians across Canada who are responding to God’s call to serve and defend the vulnerable and the persecuted. PWS&D responds to refugees

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 CHURCH MUSICIANS SUMMER INSTITUTE 2017.

August 14, 15, 16, 17,  2017 (Monday to Thursday) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Carillon Music Education facilities at 7050 King George Blvd., Surrey. Cost:  $300.00.  A $300 Scholarship is available for piano students between the ages of 10 – 12 years with registrations that are received by June 30. This is the Institute’s 30th year to provide this learning opportunity through Carillon Music and the Vancouver Center of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO). Its purpose is to introduce the organ to piano students, and help equip pianists who presently play the organ with little or no organ training.   Contact:  CMSI 2013 Registrar, 7050 King Geo Blvd., Surrey, B.C.  V3W 4Z9.   Email Roy at Carillon Music:  hepworth@uniserve.com.  Phone:  (800) 668-4177, (604) 591-1161, (360) 929-6610.

ADVOKATE LIFE & EDUCATION SERVICES, a charity that operates the crisis pregnancy centres in Abbotsford and Langley, is looking to hire an experienced and passionate individual to manage our charitable activities in the Langley area. The position is 40hrs/wk at $20/hr as a one year maternity leave replacement. For more information email info@advokate.ca.

June 11, 2017

Serving                      Today:                                            June 18, 2017

Greeters Louise McAree Leroy and Ruth Nigh
Coffee Nancy Gong &

Patricia Fowler

Marg Serviss &

Audrey McGregor

Counters Louise McAree  &

Gary Weerts

To be announced
Power Point Ha Won Kim Sung Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Janet Comer

Reading Eleanor Haddow Ella Steiro
Duty Elder Trevor Fowler(All June)

 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 27 at 10am-11:30am. We have 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. We are having a recessional time from July to August. We will let you know the starting date.

Sunday JUNE 4TH:   LPC Attendance:  61

Offering Amount: $3,125.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY June 16 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH to Albert Lazaro (3), Elizabeth Szamoskozi (5), Joyce Downey (6), Tassia Konrat (8), Elenora Chalkman (13), Michelle Bucci (18), Veronica Bryson (19), Erin Weerts (20), Ben Crace (22), Don Baycroft (23)  & Emma Comer (23)

 REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Margaret Serviss, Isobel 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’ friend Janice & Roger, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Marilyn & Ben, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Marie’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS Please notice and carefully read the ‘ELECTION NEW ELDERS” insert found in today’s bulletin. We began the nomination process on June 11 and conclude it on June 25. The election will be held in September, from Sept. 10 to Sept. 24.

 CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC ON JUNE 25 Weather permitting it will occur in the back area lawn after Sunday worship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pop, chips and ice cream cones will be provided. Please bring salads and any dessert items you would like.

OUR MINISTER REV. DENNIS HOWARD will be away this coming Sunday. Rev. Dorne Cornish to lead our worship on June 18.

 UPCOMING MISSIONS EVENT AT CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN:

Welcome, all mission-minded women, to the meeting in Calvin Church, Abbotsford on June 28th! Shannon Bell-Wyminga will be speaking on the Cariboo ministry at 10:30 am.  The former Presbyterial and Synodical women will continue with meeting the rest of the day. The address of Calvin Church is 33911 Hazelwood Ave Abbotsford. Those staying for the day, which starts at 9:30 am for fellowship, and including lunch, $12. Please register with Sheila Jakus at 604-536-0228 or sjakus@shaw.ca before June 20th.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Transforming young adults With support from Presbyterians Sharing, young adult international internships provide opportunities for young people to learn and grow in faith. Interns return to Canada having experienced Christ’s mission in the world, excited to share what they have learned with their congregations and friends. At the end of August, Jacqueline Bannerman will finish an eight-month internship working with our partner, the Reformed Church in Hungary, to support refugees in Budapest. This type of transformative experience influences life decisions. Preparing and supporting young adults and helping them discern the call of Christ in their lives, nurtures leadership in the church. Presbyterians Sharing transforms lives

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION supports people with disabilities and their families.  Our Mission is walking alongside families, and serving people of all abilities, experiencing the joys and challenges of life together.  Our Vision is to see people of all abilities belonging to interdependent communities where they are valued and empowered to share their essential God-given skills and abilities.  Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service. A compatible placement enriches the lives of the individual and the lives of the home share family. A suitable contract will be established. Bethesda will provide ongoing support to the person/couple/family providing care.  For more information or to request an application package, please contact Darlene at 604-850-6604 ext. 319 or life@BethesdaBC.com or visit the Bethesda website at www.bethesdabc.com

May 28, 2017

Serving                   Today:                                             June 4, 2017

Greeters Bob Johnson Emberly & Rebecca Zhang
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Counters Trevor Fowler &

Don Baycroft

Terry Ames & Louise McAree
Power Point James Zhang Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Ha Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Reading Erin Weerts Sung Won Kim
Duty Elder Heather Nordine (All May) Trevor Fowler(All June)

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 21st   LPC Attendance:  50

Offering Amount: $1,450.00

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

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.

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 Health and Hope in Afghanistan

Razia always wanted to be a mother. But the young woman had struggled for years to conceive and feared something was wrong. In the remote village in Afghanistan where she lives, the closest health centre was a distance away; therefore medical check-ups and tests seemed a nuisance and the cost to travel an unnecessary expense. With the establishment of a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported health centre in a nearby village, Razia was able to meet with medical professionals who addressed her health concerns and helped her receive proper treatment so she could get pregnant. Today, with improved access to necessary health services, Razia’s well-being has improved and her hope is restored. PWS&D helps new mothers have healthy futures 

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

GARAGE SALE at St. Andrews Anglican Church  Date: Saturday June 3 Time: 9am to 3pm  Parking spaces available for $10.00 to sell your own items  20955 Old Yale Road, Langley, BC 604-534-6514 standrewslangley@shaw.ca www.standrewslangley.ca

June 4, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                            June 11, 2017

Greeters Emberly & Rebecca Zhang Louise McAree
Coffee Norma Gueulette &

Althea Strudwick

Nancy Gong &

Patricia Fowler

Counters Terry Ames & Louise McAree Bob Johnson & Gary Weerts
Power Point Patricia Fowler Ha Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Janet Comer

Eleanor Mills

Reading Sung Won Kim Eleanor Haddow
Duty Elder Trevor Fowler(All June)

 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 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 28th   LPC Attendance:  64

Offering Amount: $8,232.40

Langley Bottle Depot LPC (Account number # 551) Youth Group balance: $52.90

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets FRIDAY June 16 at 5:30pm. 

YOUTH LEADING WORSHIPToday your Youth Group leads us in worship. Please make every effort to be in church this 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 Albert Lazaro (3), Elizabeth Szamoskozi (5), Joyce Downey (6), Tassia Konrat (8), Elenora Chalkman (13), Michelle Bucci (18), Veronica Bryson (19), Erin Weerts (20), Ben Crace (22), Don Baycroft (23)  & Emma Comer (23) 

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’ friend Janice & Roger, Syrian people, Egypt Coptic church, Bev’s niece Jillian Chambers. Marilyn & Ben, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Ella Marie’s daughter Carolyn, Norm’s Brother’s family

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.

ELECTION OF NEW ELDERS Please notice and carefully read the ‘ELECTION NEW ELDERS” insert found in today’s bulletin. We will begin the nomination process on June 11 and conclude it on June 25. The election will be held in September, from Sept. 10 to Sept. 24. 

CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC ON JUNE 25 Weather permitting it will occur in the back area lawn after Sunday worship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pop, chips and ice cream cones will be provided. Please bring salads and any dessert items you would like.

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 A Presbyterian gathering

This Sunday, Presbyterians from across Canada are meeting in Kingston, ON for our annual General Assembly. The chosen theme is Jesus Christ – the same yesterday, today, forever, based on Hebrews 13:8. Commissioners from across Canada will worship together and discuss, debate and vote on matters that affect our denomination. A first-time commissioner from last year shares, “I gained extensive new knowledge of the extent of our denomination’s work and mission. It was energizing to meet Presbyterians from across the country and to feel part of something beyond my congregation.” Please pray for those gathering, that they might find renewal and unity in Christ. Presbyterians Sharing brings Presbyterians together at General Assembly.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION supports people with disabilities and their families.  Our Mission is walking alongside families, and serving people of all abilities, experiencing the joys and challenges of life together.  Our Vision is to see people of all abilities belonging to interdependent communities where they are valued and empowered to share their essential God-given skills and abilities.  Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service. A compatible placement enriches the lives of the individual and the lives of the home share family. A suitable contract will be established. Bethesda will provide ongoing support to the person/couple/family providing care.  For more information or to request an application package, please contact Darlene at 604-850-6604 ext. 319 or life@BethesdaBC.com or visit the Bethesda website at www.bethesdabc.com

April 9, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                  April 16, 2017

Greeters Louise McAree Alex & Audrey McGregor
Coffee Terry & Rita Ames Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Counters Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts To be announced
Media Rev. Clara Choi Ha Won Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Elizabeth Szamoskozi Janet Comer

Betty Siverns

Reading Betty Siverns Rev. DJ 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:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Dennis Tuesday April 11 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 2nd   LPC Attendance:  70

Offering Amount: $3,686.00

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.

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 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,

 

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.

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.

 READERS ARE STILL required for the Tenebrae service following the potluck/communion service on Maundy Thursday Apr. 13. Please speak to Debbie. Thanks.

MEMORIAL NOTE Today is Palm Sunday, a very special day in the church year. Mr. Bill Nicholson reminds us that today is also the 100th Anniversary of the WWI, Battle of Vimy Ridge. As we remember our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we also pause for a moment to remember the deep effect that this one hundred year old conflict has had upon our nation, Canada. In addition, we honour the memory of the fallen on both sides.

 

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 Building relationships in Malawi

Presbyterians Sharing supports Joel Sherbino, a part-time mission liaison between the PCC and the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi as he continues his ministry at Paris Presbyterian Church in Ontario. In accepting this position, Joel expressed his deep sense of call in these words: “I will always have one foot in each world, Malawi and Canada”. Joel is in regular contact with the Blantyre Synod prison ministry’s volunteers and staff, and encourages Canadian Presbyterians to learn about Malawi, pray for the people there and support special projects. Joel’s position as liaison will help deepen the PCC’s partnership with the CCAP, while offering opportunities for Canadian Presbyterians to engage in Christ’s mission in Malawi.Presbyterians Sharing builds relationships

 

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.

 

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.

 

On Tuesday, April 11th, Langley Christian Elementary school is hosting a Kindergarten Open House from 9 am – noon. This event is aimed at parents who have children preschool age, or younger, that have yet to decide where their child(ren) will attend Kindergarten.  We understand choosing a school is a big deal.  Education and learning is transforming and parents want to ensure their kids have opportunities to grow, learn, be challenged and affirmed. All in the best environment possible.

APRIL 2, 2017

Serving                        Today:                                              April 9, 2017

Greeters Bob Johnson Louise McAree
Coffee Alex & Audrey McGregor Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Terry Ames & Louise McAree Trevor Fowler & Gary Weerts
Media Patricia Fowler Clara Choi
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Eleanor Mills

Reading Marilyn Crace Betty Siverns
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 11 at 10am-11:30am. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday MAR. 26th   LPC Attendance:  62

Offering Amount: $945.00

Langley Bottle Depot LPC Youth Group balance: $52.00 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP meets Friday April 7 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.

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,  Immigrants crossing into Canada, Meiling Sask. Dennis’s friend Janice & Roger, Janet

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 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 World Health Day (April 7)

“I was happy and relieved that my disease was diagnosed and that it was curable!” The gratitude Sher felt after getting answers to his health concerns and medicine to treat his leprosy is inspiring. But the road to recovery had an uncertain start. In an effort to heal a mysterious lesion on his foot, Sher tried a variety of herbal remedies. But the wound continued to fester. “I was in distress. I knew something was wrong.” Sher was referred to a Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported clinic in Nepal where he was finally diagnosed. Though anxious at first, health workers comforted Sher and explained his treatment options. Now cured—and equipped with the knowledge and support to build a healthy future—Sher has peace of mind. PWS&D equips communities to build healthy futures.

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). 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

FACING DARKNESS  When Ebola hit West Africa in 2014, Samaritan’s Purse did what God calls all believers to do: serve those in need. The new documentary Facing Darkness tells the ministry’s story—and it’s unlike any movie you’ve ever seen. It’s a true story of bravery … compassion … faith. Most of all, this is a story of hope. Facing Darkness is playing at select theatres in Vancouver, BC The Park Theatre 3440 Cambie St. on one night only: 7:00 p.m. local time, Thursday April 3.

Global Christian Centre Ministries – Pan Flute and Pipe Organ Benefit Concert.  Rev. Brian Lise (http://www.global-ministry.com/) will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event, focusing on the support of mission work in Albania by Rev. David Pennoyer (http://www.lovealbania.com/). on Wed, April 12, 2017, 7:30 pm at Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, 12300 – 92 Ave, Surrey, B.C. Free admission, ministry offering for GCCM will be received. (No reservations, no tickets)   Wheelchair accessible. Mid-concert intermission – refreshments served. Contact:  Brian Lise at brianl@sasktel.net or 306-382-0714 or venue location:  maranathaorgan @gmail.com

March 12, 2017

Serving     Today:                                                                  March 19, 2017

Greeters: Don & Lorraine Baycroft Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie
Coffee: Nancy Gong & Patricia Fowler Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters: Terry Ames & Louise McAree Louise McAree & Gary Weerts
Media: Ha-Won Kim Sung-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Janet Comer

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Reading Althea Strudwick Don Baycroft

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:  40

Offering Amount: $2,245.70

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 begins practices after church today about 11:20am (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!

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig, Esther Lau

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.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Welcoming the stranger

With support from Presbyterians Sharing, Jackie Bannerman is serving as a young adult intern in Budapest, Hungary with our long-standing partner, the Reformed Church in Hungary. Jackie is excited about helping the Kalunba Refugee ministry to build relationships with refugees in a safe environment. She teaches English lessons and helps with Kalunba’s website, providing English content to connect international readers. Jackie shares, “I hope to help create a sort of home, if only a temporary one, and provide a much needed sense of hope to people coming from fearful situations with uncertain futures.”Presbyterians Sharing supports refugee work

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

Employment Opportunity:  Bethesda Christian Association is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant for their Head Office in Abbotsford.  Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bethesda’s Human Resources Director (Ref #AA483). Fax your submission to 604-850-7242 or email Life@bethesdabc.com .  Only selected applicants will be contacted. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 17, 2017. 

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.

March 5, 2017

Serving                   Today:                                    March 12, 2017

Greeters: Rev. DJ Kim &

Ha-Won Kim

Don & Lorraine Baycroft
Coffee: Terry & Rita Ames Nancy Gong  & Patricia Fowler
Counters: Allie Dale-Johnson &

Don Baycroft

Terry Ames &

Louise McAree

Media: Patricia Fowler Ha-Won Kim
Kidblast:

Preschool:

Ha-Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Janet Comer

Norma Gueulette & Rick Penner

 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.26th   LPC Attendance:  60

Offering Amount: $1,762.00

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 begins practices after church today about 11:20am (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!

Remember in Prayer: Canada, Sunday School, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Ella & Ralph Steiro, Margaret Serviss, Isabel Brew, Bev’s brother-in-law Richard Kneider, Marilyn’s brother’s family, Debbie’s aunt Anita, Persecuted Christian, Dane , Lesley Craig

MISSION AND OUTREACH UPDATE

 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.

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 International Women’s Day (March 8)

Deeba teaches chemistry at a high school in Afghanistan, where cultural barriers frequently limit opportunities for women and prevent them from entering the workforce. While she has the support of her family, Deeba experienced challenges as a woman working outside the home. One challenge was the lack of training she received in educational methods, making it difficult to teach her lessons. Thanks to a Presbyterian World Service & Development program that supports training for teachers in Afghanistan, Deeba is participating in workshops to help her improve the quality of lessons for her students. Because of this program, she is inspiring students to reach their full potential and setting examples for women. “I can feel the respect for myself in my students’ eyes.”PWS&D supports equal opportunities for women neighourhood becomes, the healthier the families who live there will be. Presbyterians Sharing builds community

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. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Ecumenical Stewardship Centre’s “Generosity NOW” conference. When: April 25-27, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, Washington DC

Registration deadline: April 18, 2017 and Cost: US$299 (includes 2 lunches).  Participants are responsible for flights and accommodations.

Accommodation A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport. The rate is $199 USD per night. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is provided.

**PCC Grants Available!  Ministers and lay leaders may apply for up to 1/3 of registration fee and travel costs. (Meals and accommodation are not included, booking cheapest flights is strongly encouraged.) Contact Heather Chappell at hchappell@presbyterian.ca if you are interested in applying for a grant.  Grants are limited  – so apply soon.**

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

Bethesda Christian Association is pleased to invite you to attend a free ESTATE PLANNING CLINIC  Presented by Christian Stewardship Services. Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:00PM at TRINITY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH- FIRESIDE ROOM 3215 Trethewey St. Abbotsford BC  This a wonderful opportunity to learn how to protect your family, the importance of a proper Will, and how to support charities that are important to you.  Come and listen to a Christian consultant and enjoy refreshments and decadent desserts from Duft’s Bakery!  Draw for $500 toward Will services provided by the firm of Linley Welwood will be made at the event!  Please join us!  RSVP to Annetta 1-800-267-8890 x217 or annettas@csservices.ca