Category Archives: Bulletins

May 20, 2018

Serving                           Today:                                    May 27, 2018

Greeters Leroy and Ruth Nigh Paul & Betty Bankes
Coffee Ben & Marilyn Crace Terry & Rita Ames
Counters Lori Hastings

David Radbourne

Norma Gueulette

Trevor Fowler

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Betty McLagan

Norma Gueulette

Reading Althea Strudwick Audrey McGregor
Singing Clara
Duty Elder DJ & Gary

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 May 22 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are starting to study the book of Luke using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday June 8 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 Rory Shade, Lucas Cox, Heather Nordine, Paul Banks, Brent Weerts. Jeanette Viljoen

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Cory (Tom’s nephew), Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague, Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Mac (son of Ella Steiro), Bill Nicolson. Ian Nordine

2ND MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, Saturday June 2 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis. Please mark your calendar.

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE LPC SMALL GROUP MINISTRY     We are happy to announce that the first meeting of the LPC small group ministry will be held on Saturday May 26 at 9:30 AM, here at the church. We will be exploring the theme of our group which will be, “Spiritual formation is the process of being formed into the image of Christ, for others”. If the idea of spiritual formation in a small group setting interests you please attend. The meeting will end by 11:00 AM. Please sign up if you would like to participate. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church.

 ESTHER LAU’S MEMORIAL SERVICE                                                                A memorial service will be held for Esther on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM. The location is the Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby, BC.

PRESBYTERY VOLUNTEER DAY AT A ROCHA                                            On June 9, 2018 at 9;30 am – 2 pm Families and individuals are invited to explore Christian climate care by joining a Volunteer  Day at A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre. We will help with the garden and conservation work. The day includes a site tour and a lunch made with garden fresh vegetables. Please register by May31 to Glen Davis gjidavis@telus.net.

 Elizabeth Szamoskozi who is in need of a couple of young men or strong boys to help carry some boxes to help her daughter who is moving items to  storage. This is a paid job on an upcoming weekend. Please contact her 604-533-2185

 LAY LEADERSHIP EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY                           Would you like to take a summer school course at Vancouver School of Theology (VST) to enhance your lay leadership skills? Sound interesting? Take a look at the Summer School offerings on the VST website and if you see a course you are interested in talk to your pastor about funding opportunities to help pay for your course.

 CAMP DOUGLAS MEGA WORK PARTY on May 26th at 9 am.    Save the date! If you have tools for garden or construction please bring them along to help ready the camp buildings and property for summer 2018! Free lunch will be provided. Let us know you’ll be coming by emailing director@campdouglas.ca.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS                                                                          Medical ministry in Nepal  “We serve, Jesus heals” is the motto of Tansen Mission Hospital in western Nepal, which serves a population of one million.  Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support Dr. Nicholaus Bauman, a surgeon appointed to the United Mission to Nepal. As part of the Tansen Hospital medical and surgical team, made up of Nepali and international physicians, Nick responds to referrals for gynecology, urology, and abdominal problems. Nick also teaches post-graduate students enrolled in the Medical Doctorate in General Practice. He shares, “Our faith community has always stressed the importance of mission, particularly the sense that our lives are not our own, but are gifts, and that we are entrusted by God to be stewards of this gift.” Nick is joined in Nepal by his wife Becky and their four children.

Presbyterians Sharing supports international mission staff

May 6, 2018

Serving                       Today:                                     May 13, 2018

Greeters Linda Wundele

Norm Engh

Tom and Terry Wagner
Coffee Nancy & Gary Hantke Linda Wundele &

Norm Engh

Counters Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

Louise McAree

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor mills

Rick Penner

Reading Gayle Howard Patricia Fowler
Singing Clara Althea & Lori
Duty Elder DJ & Gary

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 May 22 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are starting to study the book of Luke using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday May 18 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 Rorry Shade, Lucas Cox, Heather Nordine, Paul Banks, Brent Weerts, Jeanette Viljoen,

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9,  Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece) & Cory (Tom’s nephew), Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague, Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Mac (son of Ella Steiro), Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALK – Please join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 THE FIRST MEETING OF THE LPC SMALL GROUP MINISTRY

We are happy to announce that the first meeting of the LPC small group ministry will be held on Saturday May 26 at 9:30 AM, here at the church. We will be exploring the theme of our group which will be, “Spiritual formation is the process of being formed into the image of Christ, for others”. If the idea of spiritual formation in a small group setting interests you please attend. The meeting will end by 11:00 AM.

 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO ADOPT LPC TRUST DEED – This announcement is notice that we will hold a congregational meeting to approve a Trust Deed for Langley Presbyterian Church. The meeting hold in the sanctuary immediately after church services. According to the polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada each congregation must have a trust deed in place. A trust deed sets out the rules governing the trustees of the congregation who hold the property of the congregation in trust for the sole use and benefit of the congregation. Trustees shall have and only have the power and authority to execute documents as approved by the congregation and shall be no more and no less than a pen in the hand of the congregation. Copies of the proposed trust deed for LPC are available at the back of the church or you may request a digital version by contacting the church office. The proposed Trust Deed details the responsibilities of LPC’s trustees for those who wish to know. Our current trustees are: Mr. Trevor Fowler, Mr. Terry Ames and Mr. Gary Weerts.

PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDED – We are planning a LPC 40th anniversary celebration for November of this year. We plan to honour and celebrate our past 40 years together as we look forward to the coming 40 years that God has in store for us as a congregation. We will be needing your help to make this all happen. So stay tuned for ways in which you may be asked to pitch in. For now we need the services of a few P.I.’s (private detectives), some folks who are willing to use their sleuthing skills to look up, locate and invite people from our past to come join us as we celebrate in November. If you are a close Sherlock Holmes please contact Marianne Lazaro to receive your assignment.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS A dynamic gathering of youth

Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing support the vibrant ministry of Canada Youth. Every two years, hundreds of participants join together from across our denomination to celebrate their energetic faith.  This remarkable event in July unites youth, young adults, church leaders and guests from around the world for five days of soul-satisfying worship, unique expressions of faith in large and small groups, dynamic keynotes and workshops, vibrant faith exploration and joyful celebration!  CY is a gathering place for all kinds of enthusiastic Presbyterians to worship, play, create, learn, make new friends, study scripture, and share joy. More than 4,000 folks have attended CY since it began and the impact of its ministry has been felt in our camps, congregations, and courts.

Presbyterians Sharing equips Presbyterian youth

THE CAMP DOUGLAS WORK PARY is coming up!! Mark your calendars for May 26th!!

COMMUNITY NEWS

Summer Housekeeping Staff OPEN POSITION AT ST. ANDREW’S HALL April 23 – August 31, 2018: This position will work 20 hours per week. Rate of pay is $15.00 per hour.  (After a two-week probation period, the rate can be reviewed.) Hours of work are 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please send your resume to the Housing Manager, Mihye Park, at housing@standrews.edu, immediately.

April 29, 2018

Serving                    Today:                                          May 6, 2018

Greeters Ben & Marilyn Crace Linda Wundele

Norm Engh

Coffee Paul & Betty Bankes Nancy & Gary Hantke
Counters Edith Radbourne

Trevor Fowler

Gary Weerts

David Radbourne

Power Point Clara Choi Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Marilyn Crace Leroy Nigh
Singing Althea & Lori Clara & Rory
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne DJ & Gary

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 May 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are starting to study the book of Luke using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday May 4 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece) & Cory (Tom’s nephew), Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague, Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Mac (son of Ella Steiro), Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis. Please sign up if you would like to participate. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church.

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE LPC SMALL GROUP MINISTRY We are happy to announce that the first meeting of the LPC small group ministry will be held on Saturday May 26 at 9:30 AM, here at the church. We will be exploring the theme of our group which will be, “Spiritual formation is the process of being formed into the image of Christ, for others”. If the idea of spiritual formation in a small group setting interests you please attend. The meeting will end by 11:00 AM.

 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO ADOPT LPC TRUST DEED – This announcement is notice that we will hold a congregational meeting to approve a Trust Deed for Langley Presbyterian Church. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary immediately after church services on May 6, 2018.  According to the polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada each congregation must have a trust deed in place. A trust deed sets out the rules governing the trustees of the congregation who hold the property of the congregation in trust for the sole use and benefit of the congregation. Trustees shall have and only have the power and authority to execute documents as approved by the congregation and shall be no more and no less than a pen in the hand of the congregation. Copies of the proposed trust deed for LPC are available at the back of the church or you may request a digital version by contacting the church office. The proposed Trust Deed details the responsibilities of LPC’s trustees for those who wish to know. Our current trustees are: Mr. Trevor Fowler, Mr. Terry Ames and Mr. Gary Weerts.

 EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER for Cassidy, baby daughter of Vanessa and Jason Feick, and for Ian, baby son of Heather and Solomon Nordine.  The event is today in the lower hall after coffee time.

 PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDEDWe are planning a LPC 40th anniversary celebration for November of this year. We plan to honour and celebrate our past 40 years together as we look forward to the coming 40 years that God has in store for us as a congregation. We will be needing your help to make this all happen. So stay tuned for ways in which you may be asked to pitch in. For now we need the services of a few P.I.’s (private detectives), some folks who are willing to use their sleuthing skills to look up, locate and invite people from our past to come join us as we celebrate in November. If you are a close Sherlock Holmes please contact Marianne Lazaro to receive your assignment.

CAMP DOUGLAS GALA NIGHTSaturday May 5 at 6:00 PM at Trinity Western University. This will be an amazing semi-formal gala evening, filled with music, mingling, prize draws, testimony, and auctions. Please come and enjoy the evening as you support the ministry of Camp Douglas.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS A shining light

Inspired by the words in Matthew’s gospel, Lighthouse Arabic Ministry is a shining light in the city of Winnipeg, inviting all to see how great and wonderful God is. The congregation is known for providing newly arrived Arabic speaking immigrants with a spiritual home and support through Christian community.  This ministry, supported by gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, is one of the PCC’s most recent new church developments and has seen consistent growth since its founding. The ministry is broad, and reaches many. It is exciting to see people’s lives change as they follow Jesus. For people struggling to adapt to Canadian society, it is truly a lighthouse offering direction and pointing to God’s love.

Presbyterians Sharing is growing congregations

April 22, 2018

Serving                       Today:                                        April 29, 2018

Greeters Jim & Lori Hastings Ben & Marilyn Crace
Coffee Serena Emarlad

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Paul & Betty Bankes
Counters Don Baycroft

Norma Gueulette

Edith Radbourne

Trevor Fowler

Power Point Brent Weerts Clara Choi
Kidblast

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Reading Debbie Margueratt Marilyn Crace
Singing Betty Siverns Althea & Lori
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne

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 April 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are starting to study the book of Luke using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday May 4 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece) & Cory (Tom’s nephew), Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & his niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis. Please sign up if you would like to participate. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church.

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE LPC SMALL GROUP MINISTRY We are happy to announce that the first meeting of the LPC small group ministry will be held on Saturday May 26 at 9:30 AM, here at the church. We will be exploring the theme of our group which will be, “Spiritual formation is the process of being formed into the image of Christ, for others”. If the idea of spiritual formation in a small group setting interests you please attend. The meeting will end by 11:00 AM.

 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO ADOOPT LPC TRUST DEEDThis announcement is notice that we will hold a congregational meeting to approve a Trust Deed for Langley Presbyterian Church. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary immediately after church services on May 6, 2018.  According to the polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada each congregation must have a trust deed in place. A trust deed sets out the rules governing the trustees of the congregation who hold the property of the congregation in trust for the sole use and benefit of the congregation. Trustees shall have and only have the power and authority to execute documents as approved by the congregation and shall be no more and no less than a pen in the hand of the congregation. Copies of the proposed trust deed for LPC are available at the back of the church or you may request a digital version by contacting the church office. The proposed Trust Deed details the responsibilities of LPC’s trustees for those who wish to know. Our current trustees are: Mr. Trevor Fowler, Mr. Terry Ames and Mr. Gary Weerts.

 ALL LADIES ARE INVITED Ladies Fellowship group meeting on Friday, April 27th at 11.30 am. Bring a bagged lunch, tea and coffee will be provided, we will discuss ideas and plans for the future of our group, hope to see you there!!! Audrey

 EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER for Cassidy, baby daughter of Vanessa and Jason Feick, and for Ian, baby son of Heather and Solomon Nordine.  The event will be held on April 29th in the lower hall after coffee time.  Anyone wishing to contribute to a group gift card for each baby, please speak with Nancy Hantke or Rita Ames by April 22nd.

 PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDEDWe are planning a LPC 40th anniversary celebration for November of this year. We plan to honour and celebrate our past 40 years together as we look forward to the coming 40 years that God has in store for us as a congregation. We will be needing your help to make this all happen. So stay tuned for ways in which you may be asked to pitch in. For now we need the services of a few P.I.’s (private detectives), some folks who are willing to use their sleuthing skills to look up, locate and invite people from our past to come join us as we celebrate in November. If you are a close Sherlock Holmes please contact Marianne Lazaro to receive your assignment.

 CAMP DOUGLAS GALA NIGHTSaturday May 5 at 6:00 PM at Trinity Western University. This will be an amazing semi-formal gala evening, filled with music, mingling, prize draws, testimony, and auctions. Please come and enjoy the evening as you support the ministry of Camp Douglas.

April 15, 2018

Serving                     Today:                                           April 22, 2018

Greeters Bob Johnson &

Louise McAree

Jim & Lori Hastings
Coffee Trevor & Patricia Fowler Serena Emarlad

Elizabeth Szamoskozi

Counters Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Don Baycroft

Norma Gueulette

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Nancy Hantke

Erin Weerts

Reading Thomas Wagner Debbie Margueratt
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Betty Siverns
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne

 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 April 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are starting to study the book of Luke using a Bible Study written by famous Bible scholar N. T. Wright.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday April 20 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & his niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis. Please sign up if you would like to participate. A sign up sheet is at the back of the church.

PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDEDWe are planning a LPC 40th anniversary celebration for November of this year. We plan to honour and celebrate our past 40 years together as we look forward to the coming 40 years that God has in store for us as a congregation. We will be needing your help to make this all happen. So stay tuned for ways in which you may be asked to pitch in. For now we need the services of a few P.I.’s (private detectives), some folks who are willing to use their sleuthing skills to look up, locate and invite people from our past to come join us as we celebrate in November. If you are a close Sherlock Holmes please contact Marianne Lazaro to receive your assignment.

ALL LADIES ARE INVITED Ladies Fellowship group meeting on Friday, April 27th at 11.30 am. Bring a bagged lunch, tea and coffee will be provided, we will discuss ideas and plans for the future of our group, hope to see you there!!! Audrey

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER for Cassidy, baby daughter of Vanessa and Jason Feick, and for Ian, baby son of Heather and Solomon Nordine.  The event will be held on April 29th in the lower hall after coffee time.  Anyone wishing to contribute to a group gift card for each baby, please speak with Nancy Hantke or Rita Ames by April 22nd.

 TEMPORARY POSTING OF ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS we have taken the temporary measure of posting the district lists in the hall by the washrooms on the way to the downstairs. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

CAMP DOUGLAS will lead the children’s time and speak for about 7 minutes about camp.

 PCC MISSION MOMENTS Easing suffering in Bangladesh

Since the outbreak of state-led violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Safiri has been living in fear. Her husband was shot and her entire village burned to the ground. One night, fearing an attack by members of the army, she fled with her children across dangerous countryside to the Balukhai camp in Bangladesh. Their arrival brought new challenges—shelter conditions were miserable and food, water and sanitation services scarce. Safiri’s story of suffering is hard to grasp, but her needs for survival are very real. PWS&D, alongside Canadian Foodgrains Bank and ACT Alliance, is helping Rohingya refugees like Safiri meet their basic needs and find hope that life will once again be normal.

PWS&D responds to meet the needs of refugees

DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE? That’s all it will take to fill out the simple survey that you will find in your bulletin. The Social Justice Action Committee of presbytery wants to hear from you about which social issues are important to you as a Christian. Just tick a couple of issues, or add your own, and hand the survey in with your offering or give it to an elder. This will be a big help as we set priorities for our work. Thank you for your minute! The survey forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

April 8, 2018

Serving                    Today:                                               April 15, 2018

Greeters Albert & Barb Powell Lu Bob Johnson &

Louise McAree

Coffee Jim and Lori Hastings Trevor & Patricia Fowler
Counters David Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Gary Weerts

Louise McAree

Power Point Sunny Kim Sebastian Temple
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Reading Don Baycroft Thomas Wagner
Singing Debbie Margueratt Ella Marie Weerts
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne

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 April 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday April 20 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & his niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis.

PASTOR’S PITCH – HELP NEEDEDWe are planning a LPC 40th anniversary celebration for November of this year. We plan to honour and celebrate our past 40 years together as we look forward to the coming 40 years that God has in store for us as a congregation. We will be needing your help to make this all happen. So stay tuned for ways in which you may be asked to pitch in. For now we need the services of a few P.I.’s (private detectives), some folks who are willing to use their sleuthing skills to look up, locate and invite people from our past to come join us as we celebrate in November. If you are a closet Sherlock Holmes please contact Marianne Lazaro to receive your assignment.

LPC AGM meeting minutes report is on the back of the sanctuary. You can pick it up if you would like to have.

 LORI HASTINGS has agreed to take on the job of envelope secretary and church website. We are very happy that she has chosen to serve in this way.

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A BABY SHOWER for Cassidy, baby daughter of Vanessa and Jason Feick, and for Ian, baby son of Heather and Solomon Nordine.  The event will be held on April 29th in the lower hall after coffee time.  Anyone wishing to contribute to a group gift card for each baby, please speak with Nancy Hantke or Rita Ames by April 22nd.

TEMPORARY POSTING OF ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS we have taken the temporary measure of posting the district lists in the hall by the washrooms on the way to the downstairs. Please check the lists to see whose district you are in. If your name does not appear on any of the lists please contact Clara, our administrator.

CAMP DOUGLAS is sending people to LPC on April 15. They will lead the children’s time and speak for about 7 minutes about camp.

LPC LIBRARY EASTER MATERIAL please check the display and enjoy the material.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS A healing ministry

Through Presbyterians Sharing, Kenora Fellowship Centre is nurturing healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Also called Anamiewigummig, meaning “House of Prayer”, the centre provides sanctuary and hospitality for people marginalized and alienated by poverty and addiction. A weekly worship service held on Sunday afternoons often includes a sharing circle, drumming and the sharing of traditional foods.  Through a drop-in centre, detoxification programs, street patrol, and soup kitchen, each day the hardworking staff share God’s love as well as friendship, community, and solidarity. This ministry represents a place of hope for healing and wholeness and serves as a model of Christian community for the wider church.

Presbyterians Sharing walks with Indigenous peoples

DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE? That’s all it will take to fill out the simple survey that you will find in your bulletin. The Social Justice Action Committee of presbytery wants to hear from you about which social issues are important to you as a Christian. Just tick a couple of issues, or add your own, and hand the survey in with your offering or give it to an elder. This will be a big help as we set priorities for our work. Thank you for your minute! The survey forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

April 1, 2018

 Serving                  Today:                                             April 8, 2018

Greeters Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Albert & Barb Powell Lu
Coffee Althea Strudwick &

Norma Gueulette

Jim and Lori Hastings
Counters Allie Dale Johnson &

Louise McAree

David Radbourne

Lori Hastings

Power Point Patricia Fowler Sunny Kim
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Betty Siverns

Reading Trevor Fowler Don Baycroft
Singing Choir Debbie Margueratt
Duty Elder Bev & Marianne

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 April 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday April 6 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 Luca Bucci, Debbie Margueratt, Terry Ames, David Radbourne, Catherine McKague, Mona Bridgen, Muriel Morgan, Sheena Bolton

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis.

LPC AGM meeting minutes report is on the back of the sanctuary. You can pick it up if you would like to have.

LORI HASTINGS has agreed to take on the job of envelope secretary and church website. We are very happy that she has chosen to serve in this way.

TEMPORARY POSTING OF ELDERS’ DISTIRCTS we have taken the temporary measure of posting the district lists in the hall by the washrooms on the way to the downstairs. 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.

PRESBYTERY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW which social justice issues most interest you. To find out they would like you to fill in a brief survey and hand it in to the church office. The survey forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

LPC LIBRARY EASTER MATERIAL please check the display and enjoy the material.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS World Health Day (April 7)

To foster a more sustainable, compassionate and just world, good health and well-being for all is vital. Through PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health projects in Malawi and Afghanistan, our church is helping women and babies access the care they need to survive childbirth and stay healthy. With her son Moses on her back, Rhoda Nyoni tends to a community vegetable garden in Malawi. Many mothers with young children now know the importance of cultivating fresh, healthy produce to feed their families because of nutrition education sessions offered through the program. Pregnant with her second child, Rhoda feels a sense of comfort and hopeful anticipation—she has the support and knowledge to embrace a healthy, hopeful future with her family.

PWS&D helps mothers and babies lead healthy lives

COMMUNITY NEWS

 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Telecare Crisis & Caring Line, a Christian based ministry that trains volunteers to respond to calls from people who are in need of emotional support during trying times.  The line is available province wide through a toll free number. Training begins Saturday, April 14 and will be held at New Life Church, 35270 Delair Road in Abbotsford.  For more information and to preregister go to www.telecarebc.com, admin@telecarebc.com or call 604-852-4058

BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION is seeking someone to fill a caretaker contract to oversee a 7-unit apartment building in Smithers BC.   Please see the bulletin board for more information.

March 25, 2018

Serving                      Today:                                         April 1, 2018

Greeters David & Edith Radbourne Eleanor Haddow &

Isabel Barrie

Coffee Don & Loraine Baycroft Althea Strudwick &

Norma Gueulette

Counters Trevor Fowler

Louise McAree

Allie Dale Johnson &

Louise McAree

Power Point Brent Weerts Patricia Fowler
Kidblast

Preschool

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Reading Eleanor Haddow Trevor Fowler
Singing Althea and Lori Choir
Duty Elder Garry Weerts & DJ Kim Bev & Marianne

 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 April 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.

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday April 6 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

Trevor Fowler, Frans Viljoen , Marianne Lazaro, Chase Bryson , Dennis Howard, Jim Hastings, Linda Wundele, Garry Hantke, Jason Feick

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister Sandra & niece Kirstyn, Bill Nicolson.

LPC invites you to join us for the following  EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES:

-Palm Sunday worship March 25 at 10:00 AM,

-Holy Week Contemplative worship services Mar.26, 27 & 28 at 7:00 PM,

-Maundy Thursday Potluck Dinner March 29 at 5:30 PM

-Maundy Thursday Service of Lights (Tenebrae) March 29 at 7:15 PM,

-Good Friday worship with communion March 30 at 10:00 AM.

-Easter Sunday worship April 1 at 10:00 AM.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP and POTLUCK ON MARCH 29. 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. Our Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service begins at 7:15pm.

 PRAYER WALKPlease join your pastor each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a half hour prayer walk through our church neighbourhood. We will meet in the sanctuary for prayer. Then we will walk through our neighbourhood praying for the needs of our community. We will finish with a prayer time in the sanctuary and then gather in the minister’s study for lunch and fellowship (please bring a bag lunch).

 MEN’S BREAKFASTOn the first Saturday of each month, starting Saturday May 5 at 9:00 AM, the men of Langley Presbyterian are invited to come to breakfast at the church, bring your friends and family. Tom and Dennis will prepare eggs, sausages and pancakes. There will be a nominal $3 cost for the food. We will also share some soul food in the form of a devotional time and have a short business meeting. If you would like to help with preparing for these events see Tom or Dennis.

 PRESBYTERY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW which social justice issues most interest you. To find out they would like you to fill in a brief survey and hand it in to the church office. The survey forms are available at the back of the sanctuary.

LPC LIBRARY EASTER MATERIAL please check the display and enjoy the material.

EASTER CHOIR PRACTICE is on Saturday, March 31 at 1pm in the church.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS has changed from 9am to 1pm and Clara works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday instead of Thursday.

 

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Equipping congregations through webinars

Are you interested in learning about digital giving? Church renewal? Sharing your congregation’s story in inspiring ways?  Moving forward with your church’s vision? The PCC’s webinars provide online learning opportunities that equip congregations on topics relating to leadership, renewal and stewardship.  Each webinar is free, made possible by gifts to Presbyterians Sharing.  It’s easy to register and participate.  Each webinar is recorded and posted online for viewing at any time.  To find out about upcoming webinars, visit presyterian.ca/webinar-wednesday.

Presbyterians Sharing funds learning opportunities

COMMUNITY NEWS

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Telecare Crisis & Caring Line, a Christian based ministry that trains volunteers to respond to calls from people who are in need of emotional support during trying times.  The line is available province wide through a toll free number. Training begins Saturday, April 14 and will be held at New Life Church, 35270 Delair Road in Abbotsford.  For more information and to preregister go to www.telecarebc.com, admin@telecarebc.com or call 604-852-4058

March 18, 2018

Serving                      Today:                                        March 25, 2018

Greeters Leroy and Ruth Nigh David & Edith Radbourne
Coffee DJ & Clara Kim Don & Loraine Baycroft
Counters Don Baycroft

Edith Radbourne

Trevor Fowler

Norma Gueulette

Power Point Sebastian Temple Brent Weerts
Kidblast

Preschool

Sung Won Kim

Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

Rick Penner

Reading Leroy Nigh Eleanor Haddow
Singing Ella Marie Weerts Althea and Lori
Duty Elder Garry Weerts & 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 BEGINS on Tuesday March 20 instead of March 27 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.

 

NEXT YOUTH GROUP is starting up Friday March 30 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 Trevor Fowler, Frans Viljoen, Marianne Lazaro, Chase Bryson, Dennis Howard, Jim Hastings, Linda Wundele, Garry Hantke, Jason Feick

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Sunday School, Rev. Dennis Howard, Youth Group, Alex & Audrey McGregor, Persecuted Christians, Lesley Craig, Esther Lau, Lily Hall, Malcolm & his daughters Jennica 12, & Olivia 9, Egypt Coptic church, Peace Korea and Middle East, Shepherd’s House, Norma’s son-in-law, Sarah (Trevor’s friend), Sheena’s husband, Dawn Irving, Candica (Tom’s niece)& Cory (Tom’s nephew), Jacob,  Alison’s husband, Gavin and Natasha, Julie. Catherine McKague. Carolyn (Ella Marie’s daughter), Debbie and her mom, Marg Serviss,  Ella Steiro, Nicolas, Norma’s friend Helen L. Sandra (Serena’s mom), Gary’s sister, Bill Nicolson.

TODAY WE HAVE AN AGM MEETING after the service at 11:30 am in the church hall.

LPC invites you to join us for the following  EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES:

-Palm Sunday worship March 25 at 10:00 AM,

-Holy Week Contemplative worship services Mar.26, 27 & 28 at 7:00 PM,

-Maundy Thursday Service of Lights (Tenebrae) March 29 at 7:15 PM,

-Good Friday worship with communion March 30 at 10:00 AM.

-Easter Sunday worship April 1 at 10:00 AM.

 

LPC LIBRARY EASTER MATERIAL please check the display and enjoy the material.

EASTER CHOIR PRACTICE is on March 24 & 31 at 1pm in the church.

LADIES’ RETREAT REUNION come and reminisce with friends from camp, have lunch, sing, have fun! on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church (1480 George S, White Rock) from 11am to 2pm. The cost is $7.00. Anyone needing info can contact me. Thanks. Betty Siverns

 CHURCH OFFICE HOURS has changed from 9am to 1pm and Clara works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday instead of Thursday.

PCC MISSION MOMENTS Smiling again

Pursottam was driving his bus when he experienced a sudden, agonizing pain in his hand. The ache spread through his body and became so intense that he struggled to finish his route. When the pain did not relent, Pursottam spent his savings traveling to visit neurologists, but no doctor could provide a diagnosis. Meanwhile, Pursottam grew frightened and anxious about his ability to continue working. His prayers were answered the day he heard about the PWS&D-supported hospital in the remote Banke district in Nepal. There he was diagnosed with leprosy and given effective medicine. Today, Pursottam’s health has been restored. “I am so happy to see him smile again,” shares Pursottam’s brother. “We finally found relief here at the Banke Hospital.”  PWS&D responds to illness with care and courage

COMMUNITY NEWS

 I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.  Up coming Christian movie…At the Langley movie theatre this Friday March 16th. This  is a powerful movie about hope, and redemption.  It is the story behind the amazing song ……I CAN ONLY IMAGINE  by Mercy. Worth seeing. Also on March 23rd. is the movie about the apostle PAUL, playing at the theatre in Langley. Check both of these films out on google.

SCIENCE & CHRISTIANITY CONFERENCE May 11 – 14, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC.  TWU and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation are holding a conference on Science & Christianity in Canada. Keynote speakers include Santa Ono (UBC President), Robert Mann (Physics & Theology), Dennis Danielson (author, Book of the Cosmos), and Richard Middleton (Biblical Exegesis & Origins). Talks on artificial intelligence, creation care, origins, and more! Saturday evening’s “Sky Gala” is open to the public (skygala.com) and features renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech) and a cosmos-themed concert by Janet Danielson (SFU). Scholarships available to cover student attendance & travel. Registration includes meals. Early-bird rates end March 31. (Those also attending the Regent College Pastors’ Conference in May receive 25% off for both conferences.) Questions: Mark McEwan, pdo@csca.ca | Info & Registration: csca.ca/may2018