Martin Luther Pledge during the Bubonic Plague 1527

“I shall ask God, mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence in not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should with to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for with my own death or the death of others. If my neighbour needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely, as stated above. See, this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.” ~Martin Luther. In 1527, bubonic plague

March 22, 2020

Congregation News:

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

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

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

“LPC LIBRARY is temporarily closed”.

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

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

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

 

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

STEPS LPC WILL TAKE TO REDUCE COVID – 19 HAZARD

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

1) Coffee time suspended until further notice

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

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

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

  instead people may pick them up on their own

– no hand shaking or hugs

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

4) Communion is suspended until further notice.

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

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

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

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

9) Men’s breakfast is suspended until further notice

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

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

On behalf of your session,

Rev. Dennis Howard

March 15, 2020

Serving                           Today:                                       March 22, 2020

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

Preschool

Rick Penner

Betty Siverns

Eleanor Mills

Norma Gueulette

Reading Leroy Nigh Graeme Kennedy
Singing
Duty Elder Marianne & Heather

Sunday School:

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

Congregation News:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY BEGINS on Tuesday March 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are starting to study the book of Acts.

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

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

“LPC LIBRARY is temporarily closed”.

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

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

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

March 8, 2020

Serving                           Today:                                  March 15, 2020

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

Preschool

Nancy Hantke

Emberly Zhang

TBA

Betty Siverns

Reading Betty/Leroy/Iris/

Terry/Althea/Tom

Leroy Nigh
Singing Betty Siverns
Duty Elder Marianne & Heather

Sunday School:

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

Congregation News:

NEXT BIBLE STUDY BEGINS on Tuesday March 10 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the church. If you haven’t already joined this study group we invite you to do so. We are starting to study the book of Acts.

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

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

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

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