January 29th Service with Rev. Willem van de Wall

January 29, 2023

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning’s service will be a laity service.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:
The Lord speaks and says: “Because you cling to me in love, I will deliver you.  I will protect you because you know my name.”
Our God says: “When you call to me, I will answer you; I will be with you in trouble.  I will rescue you and honor you.  With long life I will satisfy you and show you my salvation.”
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will say to the Lord, “My Refuge and my Fortress.”
They who abide in the shadow of the Almighty will say to the Lord, “My God in Whom I trust.”

Hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling                                        #371

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Gracious loving Father, we come with a new song before You to praise and thank You for the abundance You bestow upon us.  You have brought us to this place of worship and our only reason for being assembled is to glorify You.  Take control of each one of us and fill us with Your grace.  Amen.

Hymn: Rock of ages, cleft for me                                                  #240

Children’s Time

Sripture Reading:                                                   Philippians 4:10-20

Sermon:   “Being Content”

Hymn: What a friend we have in Jesus                                           #746

Invitation to the Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication
Prayer of Dedication:
Father may what we offer to You through our offering truly be from hearts filled with gratitude.  Use these gifts to transform lives by the grace of Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Father, You spoke to us from Your word about contentment.  We have all the reason to be grateful, because each day we live with all the blessings in our personal lives, our families and our church family.  Bless us in all of our ministries.  May through us people’s lives be changed, that our praise be given to You.

Father, we bring before You this morning        and        . May their needs be answered in Jesus.

We continue to pray as our Lord taught us when we say…

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Now thank we all our God                                                  #457

Benediction
The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God our Father and the companionship of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

 

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements

Food Bank Donations – the wheelbarrow is now in place at the back of the Sanctuary. We are collecting non-perishable food items for local families in need. Norma Leith will be delivering your donations to the Langley Food Bank.

Epiphany – The manifestation of God in Christ. This centres on the visit of the magi (Matthew 2:1-12); continues with Jesus’ baptism and first miracle; peaks on Transfiguration Sunday (last Sunday after Epiphany) when Jesus is seen in the light of glory.

We symbolize this with three stars/crosses. The three stars are symbolic of the prophetic visit of the three wise men. The central star/cross represents the Epiphany Star, the star of Jesus’ birth. The white colour symbolizes purity, holiness, faith and light.
Jesus is the light of the world!

 

OUR MISSION

“To Glorify and enjoy God.”

OUR PURPOSE

“To make the light of Jesus Christ shine upon our community.”

January 22nd Service with Rev. Robin Ross

                                      January 22, 2023

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome Rev. Robin Ross to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:            Psalm 148:1-3,12-13           (Responsively)
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
Young men and women,
old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
   his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

Hymn: Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore Him                             #323

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: Tell me the stories of Jesus                                               #348

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading:                                                                 Isaiah 55
Luke 12:13-21

Sermon:   “What We Can’t Do”

Hymn: O Master, let me walk with Thee                                        #642

Invitation to the Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Amazing Grace                                                                 #670

Benediction

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements

Directory Change – Rev. Betty McLagan’s mail will now be sent to her daughter’s address at:

#314   22087 – 49th Avenue
Langley, BC
V3A 0K4

 Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25 World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. You will find resources for this at the following Presbyterian Church in Canada page: https://presbyterian.ca/2022/11/23/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-begins-january-18-2023/

OUR MISSION

“To Glorify and enjoy God.”

OUR PURPOSE

“To make the light of Jesus Christ shine upon our community.”

January 15th Service with Rev. Robin Ross

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome Rev. Robin Ross to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:      Psalm 19:1-6                               (Responsively)
The heavens proclaim the glory of God
     And the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
     And night unto night makes known the message.
No speech, no word, no voice is heard, yet their span goes forth through all the earth,
     Their words to the utmost bounds of the world.
There he has placed a tent for the sun;
     It comes forth as a bridegroom coming from his tent,
Rejoices like a champion to run his course.
     At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun;
To the furthest end of the sky is its course.
     There is nothing concealed from its burning heat.

 Hymn: Glory be to God the Father                                                  #298

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: God of earth and planets
1. God of earth and planets ranging outer space:
We in silent wonder glimpse Thy might and grace.

2. God of worlds and atoms, each a masterpiece:
Deepest probes of science awe and faith increase.

3. God of flower and ocean, fragrance, beauty, power:
Of Thy love and bounty share we every hour.

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading:                                Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:1-17

Sermon:   “What is Mankind?”                                                          Psalm 8:4

Hymn: To God be the Glory (Original Words)                                 #350
1. To God be the glory! great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son, who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Refrain ~
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice.
Oh come to the Father through Jesus the Son, and give him the glory; great things he hath done.

2. Oh perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, to every believer the promise of God; the vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives!
Refrain

3. Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son; but purer and higher and greater will be our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see!
Refrain

Invitation to the Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Immortal, invisible, God only wise                                      #290

Benediction

 Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

 

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements

Food Bank Donations – the food bank wheelbarrow is now in place at the back of the Sanctuary. Norma Leith will be delivering the donations to the Langley Food Bank.

 

OUR MISSION
“To Glorify and enjoy God”

OUR PURPOSE
“To make the light of Jesus Christ shine upon our community

January 8th Service with Rev. Willem van de Wall

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome Rev. Willem van de Wall to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:
L: How manifold are the works of God!
In wisdom He made all things.
P: The earth is full of God’s creatures, the ocean too is filled
with life both great and small.
L: All of these look to God to give them their food in due season.  When God gives it, they gather it up and are filled with good things.  When He hides His face, they are dismayed.
P: When God sends forth His Spirit they are created, His breath brings life to them all.
All: I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.

Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty #321

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

 Hymn: How great Thou art #332

 Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 29:4-14

Sermon:   “God’s Plans for Us”

Hymn: Tell me the old, old story #499

The Sacrament of Holy Communion:
An Invitation
Communion Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross #231
Words of Institution
The Apostles’ Creed (Insert)
Prayer for the Blessing of the Elements
Partaking of Elements
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Communion Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross #231

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication: Minister

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Nearer, my God to Thee #519 (Insert)

Benediction

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements

Upcoming Special Dates – January 18-25 World Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. You will find resources for this at the following Presbyterian Church in Canada page: https://presbyterian.ca/2022/11/23/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-begins-january-18-2023/

January 1, 2023 Service with Rev. Willem van de Wall

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day.
This morning’s service will be a laity service.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship: Psalm 125
L:
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
P: As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people both now and forevermore.
L: The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.
P: LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.
All: But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.

Hymn: Great is Thy faithfulness #324

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we worship You as our God,
who determined times for generations and Who has control over each day.  We have wonderful peace in our hearts that as You guided us in the year 2022, You will guide us in the year 2023.  For us, the people of Langley Presbyterian Church there are the prospects of a new beginning with our ministry.  We bring everything before You and we put our trust in You that You will accomplish everything through us.  We praise You for Your faithfulness and we think of the words of the hymn we just sang, “Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.  Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.”  Be glorified in all we do during this time of worship and as we continue to live our lives in Your service.  This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega – the First and the Last.  Amen.

Hymn: Rock of ages, cleft for me #240

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:14-21

Sermon:   “Embrace The New God Will Do

Hymn: And can it be that I should gain #352

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication
Father, take what we offer to You today and use it for the expansion of Your kingdom work.  Bless both the gift and the giver in Your service.  May what we offer be acceptable to You in Your sight.  Amen.

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Loving Heavenly Father, You blessed us far more than we can imagine just through the hours of this first day of a New Year.  Already “we have received grace upon grace” in the words of the apostle John.  Before You we lay down our dreams and aspirations.  Bless the family of Langley Presbyterian Church as we are filled with anticipation of what this year will bring for us with new beginnings and new opportunities. Father, we bring people before You in need of prayer.  Give grace to         and         in their time of need.  Give them Your peace that is above all understanding. Father, we continue to pray as Jesus taught His disciples….
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory…Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Guide me, O Thou great redeemer #651

Benediction

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever. Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour. Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever. May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements

We received a message from Norma Leith at 9:33 AM Friday morning ~
“Kelly passed away at 1:45 a.m. I was with him.
The rest of the family had been there all day.
He looked so peaceful.
love,
Norma”
Pray for comfort and peace for Norma and her family.”

Gary Weerts suffered a stroke Tuesday, Dec 27.
Currently, he is in Chilliwack Hospital ICU.
He received the appropriate tests & treatment immediately at Langley Memorial. There were no ICU beds in Langley, New Westminster, or Vancouver.  He continues to have tests to determine the source of the blood clots. Pray that he continues to recover …he has shown improvement since Tuesday.  Pray that he will be transferred to Langley very soon.
Pray for complete healing.

Presbyterian Church in Canada – Date to Remember – January 6th Epiphany of the lord. Suggested Scripture reading: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

December 25th Service with Rev. Willem van de Wall

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning’s service will be a laity service. Our singer today will be Althea Strudwick.

Welcome & Announcements        Tom Wagner

The Call to Worship: Take time to be holy #638

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Heavenly Father, we rejoice this morning with people of old and people of all generations.  The promise has come into reality – Emmanuel – God with us – came to be in our lives.  We sing to Your glory like the angels sang on the fields of Ephrata.  And we sing with all generations that followed.  Our hearts are filled with gratitude.  May this time of worship truly be to welcome You in our midst, Lord Jesus.  Be glorified in all that we do and praise and worship and adoration we present to You.  Amen

 Hymn: O come, all ye faithful #159

 Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7            Weerts Children

 Lighting of the Christ Candle        Graeme & Louise Kennedy

 Hymn: Hope is a star #119

 Scripture Reading: Luke 2:8-15         Althea Strudwick

Hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing #139

 Children’s Time                               Erin Weerts

 Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10      Marianne Lazaro

Sermon:  “Shout for Joy”   Eleanor Mills

Hymn: Joy to the world #153

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication
Gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we offer to You more than just our money.  We  bring ourselves with all we are and all we process.  Take this offering and use it for the expansion of Your kingdom work.  Bless the gift and the giver.  This we ask in the name of Jesus – God Emmanuel with us.   Amen.

Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem #165

 The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we truly experience what the angels rejoiced about when Your Son was born – “And peace on earth for those on whom God’s favour rests.”  We all feel like going out on the streets an shout for joy.  Our world needs to hear the message again and again – “Your Saviour has come to You.”

Father, thank You that we celebrate Christmas for the right reason – it’s about Jesus and not things the world wants to offer on Christmas.  May Hope, Peace, Joy and Love that only Jesus could bring, truly fill our hearts now and forever!

We thank you for those we mentioned for prayer…and so we bring            and             before You. Father, hear us when we pray as Your Son taught us when we say…Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. Forever and ever. Amen

 Hymn: Silent night #154

Benediction
The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, the love of God, the Father and the companionship of the Holy Spirit be with us forever.  Amen.

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements
Thank you to Marg Serviss, who decorated the sanctuary with Christmas poinsettias.  Her decorations for special church services such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas brings joy to her heart and to the congregation.

 

December 18th Service with Rev. Willem van de Wall

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning’s service will be a laity service.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship: Hymn: Holy, holy, holy #299

Hymn: Angels from the realms of glory #146

Lighting of the Advent Candle – LOVE

Hymn: Hope is a star #119 V4

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: John 1:1-14

Sermon:  “Love Came to Us”

Hymn: As with gladness, men of old #172

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Go, tell it on the mountain #133

 Benediction

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

 

Langley Presbyterian Announcements

Offering Envelopes – The Langley Presbyterian 2023 tithing envelopes are available for pick-up in the narthex. A form has been provided for you to sign for your envelopes.

Langley Presbyterian Directory – A copy of the LPC Directory has been placed in the member’s mailboxes.

December 11th Service with Rev. Robin Ross

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Ross to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The lighting of the Advent Candle – Joy

Hymn: Hope is a star #119 V3

Hymn: The first nowell #136

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Hymn: Angels we have heard on high #147

Children’s Time

Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 23:8-17

Sermon: “The Road to Bethlehem” (Part 2)

Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear #148

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: Once in royal David’s city #166

Benediction

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

 

Langley Presbyterain Church Announcements

The Handel Society of Music Presents – “Handel’s Messiah” choir and orchestra conducted by Johan Louwersheimer. The event will take place on December 23rd at 7:30 PM. The venuewill be Peninsula United Church at 2756 127th Street, Surrey. Ticket information: www.handelsociety.ca or call (604) 591-2632.

Langley Presbyterian Church Directory Edit – Please note the following correction to the Langley Presbyterian Church directory: Audrey McGregor’s mobile number should be changed to (604) 835-9365.

 

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

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