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Joy Has Dawned - A Christmas Musical - You are formally invited to join Langley Immanuel CRC for a Christmas musical on December 19 at 7:00 pm.  Composed and arranged by Lloyd Larson, this musical tells the Christmas story through Chorus, Narration and Children's Chorus.  Admission is by donation for Abbotsford flood relief.  You can donate online or with cash at the door.  There will be a sign up to attend the evening, if the 19th fills up, there will be another showing on the 22nd.  Click here to sign up.

Church Family:

  1. We would like to thank everyone who called, visited, sent cards and prayed for us during Marion's recent illness.  We continue to thank God for his healing and strength and are so grateful to be part of this church family.  'Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever' Psalm 118: 29  Bill & Marion 
  2. Congratulations to Eve and Keith Hamming on their 50th wedding anniversary, December 19th and to Jackie and Neil Themmen on their 65th wedding anniversary December 20th.

Angel Breakfast - Covenant Kids Christian Daycare - As you know this year, we did not have an in-person Angel Breakfast, instead, Angel Breakfast baskets were sent home to each family.  They were filled with a box of pancake mix, a bottle of syrup, oranges, a superstore gift card for them to purchase something to add to it …like BACON or SAUSAGES, a craft for the children to do and a Christmas card.  We also added a video of the children’s Christmas performance.

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World Renew - Advent Means Hope - With World Renew’s 2021-2022 Gift Catalogue, you can help a family plant seeds to grow food after COVID-19 lockdowns, give a child the supplies they need for health with a nutrition kit, or provide safety for a disaster survivor. Choose a gift that gives someone who is struggling with hunger and income insecurity the opportunity for transformation today and hope for the future. Visit the Giving Tree in the church lobby to choose an ornament and look through the Gift Catalogue.

Groundwork: Christmas Hope: Bathsheba - Our stories are filled with mistakes, missteps, and moments when our best simply is not enough. Join Groundwork as we study Matthew 1:5-7 and 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25 to take an honest look at our brokenness, see the truth of God’s abundant forgiveness, and celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas, through the story of Bathsheba. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

At-home Faith Practice Reflection Tip - Reflection and Discussion Starter—the Practice of Hospitality: Read Luke 14:12-14 and ponder or discuss the following questions. In this story, Jesus encourages us to offer hospitality to people who can not repay us. In your unique context, who might that be? How might you offer food, shelter, and protection to them? 

Book Club: Have you made plans for the new year? How about joining a book club? This January 2022 (13, 20 & 27) online, from 4 - 5 pm PDT, dig into Kate Bowler's new book: No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear). Hosted by Disability Concerns CRCNA. For information and to register click here. 

Sunday Song Selection:

Here are the current song selections for this Sunday's service, please feel free to familiarize yourself with the music ahead of time by clicking on each song below. * Please note that adjustments may be made prior to Sunday morning.

  1. O Come All Ye Faithful
  2. Angus Dei
  3. The Heart of Worship
  4. Jesus Messiah
  5. Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me
  6. Noel
  7. Doxology

World Renew - Southern U.S. Tornado Response - World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) is working with our partners and other disaster organizations to plan a response to the devastating tornadoes that hit six states in the southern U.S. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2021. Please pray for those who have lost loved ones and possessions. To volunteer with DRS in this and other responses, email [email protected] To give online for Dec. 11 tornado response, click Donate at worldrenew.ca, call 888-WRLD-RNW, or mail your cheque, made out to World Renew DRS with “Winter Tornadoes 2021” in the memo line,  Send to: World Renew, 3475 Mainway, PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1, Burlington, Ont., L7R 3Y8.

The Banner: The December edition of the Banner is now available at the church. You can also access a copy online at The Banner.  To support the Banner's ongoing journalistic ministry, consider making a donation.  www.theBanner.org/Donate

Today Devotion Books: The Today booklets are available at the church.

Contact for Online Bulletin: If you have anything to add to the bulletin, please email [email protected] 

Contact Council: If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email the council at [email protected]

Job Opportunities:

CARETAKER OF AN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY (CHILLIWACK, BC) – Bethesda. Bethesda is seeking an on-site caretaker couple or family for a beautiful and well-established 9-unit townhouse community. Opened in 2016, the Vedder Terrace community has become a place rich in belonging for people with and without disabilities. People who, with their unique contributions and their personal dreams and goals, have created a vibrant community and lifestyle that reflects their shared commitment to inclusion and interdependence. This position includes (1) annual salary plus free rent including utilities as a taxable benefit on an on-site 3-bedroom suite, (2) excellent extended benefits package, including pension plan and, (3) 3 weeks vacation to start. This role is suitable for a couple or family. The caretakers will live on site in a 3-bedroom townhouse suite and have the flexibility to schedule duties to suit.*Please note that as per current provincial health orders, all Bethesda staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an exemption by January 14, 2022.* Interested applicants may apply online at https://bethesdabc.com/careers or submit a resume, cover letter, and references to the Chief Human Resources Officer via email ([email protected])  or mail (2775 Emerson Street, Abbotsford BC V2T 4H8). Deadline to apply is December 20, 2021. Applicants should reference posting #821. (Full job description is available on Bethesda’s website)