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Seniors: Come and join us this Thursday, September 8th at 10 am as we enjoy a day at Williams Park(6595 238th St. Langley).  We will meet at the Picnic Shelter, bring your own lawn chair and mug, as lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

Women's Bible Study:  A new session of Women's Bible Study will be doing the book Life Lessons from the Book of Mark by Max Lucado. The will be meeting every other Tuesday at 10 am starting September 13. You are welcome to join us! 

Coffee Break:  Coffee Break will be wrapping up their last two park visits on September 13: 

Sept 6 Murrayville/WC Blair Playground -22200 Fraser Hwy, Langley (playground, splash park)      Sept 13 Brydon Park -198 Street & 53 Avenue, Langley  (playground) 

Coffee Break and Story Hour: For women (of all ages) and preschool children will begin a new season with a registration morning on September 20th at 9:30 at Langley Immanuel Church (21713-50th Avenue) There will be more details forthcoming in the next few weeks. 

GEMS: The GEMS club is looking for 2 more volunteers to help run small groups so they can continue the program this September. GEMS is a program for girls grades 3-7 that encourages faith formation. They meet every other Wednesday evening. If you are interested in volunteering or just have any questions about the program please email Brooklyn at [email protected]

Garden Sharing Table: Many of us have gardens that produce more than we can eat ourselves!  If you have extras, you are invited to take it to the sharing table in the front hall at church on Sundays, we will continue the table throughout the rest of the summer!!  This will be the last Sunday to share your produce with the Congregation!!! 

Recommended Books of Interest: It’s been requested of Pastor Jenna to write out the books that she’s recommended in previous services for further reading, so they are listed here below! 

August 21 Service: Peter Scazzerro – “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” 

August 8 Service: Gordon Smith – “The Voice of Jesus” &  “Listening to God in Times of Choice” Ruth Haley Barton – “Pursuing God’s Will Together” (good for groups) 

Re:Activate Prayer Room Volunteers Re:Activate is happening again the weekend of September 9-11, 2022 at Willoughby CRC in Langley, BC. This year, we want to be intentional about filling the prayer room with pray-ers with a heart for our kids to encounter the presence of our loving God. If you are available for part or all of that weekend and would like to volunteer for a shift in the prayer room, please contact Pastor Erik [email protected] 

New Worship Songs:  We will be adding some new songs to the church repertoire for Worship on Sunday mornings.  Take a listen to the songs below, so we can all become familiar prior to us singing them on a Sunday morning!  Hope you all enjoy the new songs!

1Life September Newsletter: 1Life exists to curate a curriculum of resources that equips individuals and congregations to become increasingly whole-hearted, vibrant communities of Christian worship, discipling & mission. Click here for the September newsletter.

Do Justice - Justice Prayers: Do Justice is a conversation space for justice in the Christian Reformed Church, from the Office of Social Justice. Justice Prayers is a weekly post addressing justice issues from around the world.  Click here to pray and read more!

GLORIA DEI CHORALE, a Christian Community Mixed Voice Choir, is excited to start singing again on September 12, 2022. We are also very excited to welcome our new director, Rob Workman, from Trinity Western University.  New and former members are invited to join the choir this fall as we prepare to sing HANDEL’S MESSIAH.  If you love to sing, you've come to the right place!  We are especially interested in male voices, but welcome all who are eager to sing.  Rehearsals are at 7:30 pm on Monday nights at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church:  8255 - 13th Ave, Burnaby.  Contact Tina 604-588-6377 or Marilyn 604-290-5454 for more information.  http://www.gloriadeichorale.com/

Last Call to Join LDN for 2022-23 (Old Testament year) - The BC Leadership Development Network continues its mandate to foster a deep and deeply relevant Biblical imagination in the leadership of our BC CRCs. See https://crc1life.ca/callings/servant-leadership/ for our curriculum, dates, and unique application process. Questions? Email LDN facilitator Wilma van der Leek: [email protected]

Online Information Evening for 1Life Foundations - Monday, September 26 @ 7 p.m. - Learn more about becoming your church’s representative in the first-ever, province-wide 1Life FOUNDATIONS cohort, happening online monthly from October -April. You’ll hear about the hopeful purpose & the spiritually rich approach of the 6 evening workshops being prepared by the 1Life curators, together with Resonate church planting leader Pastor Tim Sheridan. Come individually or as a ministry team. To sign up, go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/information-evening-for-1life-foundations-tickets-371893923737

Bethesda AGM Invite:   We’re happy we can hold our annual AGM, once again, in person! Please joins us at Bethesda’s dinner and annual general meeting on September 15, 2022 at our provincial office at 2775 Emerson St. Abbotsford.   Gathering and dinner at 5:00 pm. The meeting follows at 6:20 pm. 

Calvin University School of Business - You are cordially invited to attend (virtually or in person!) the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Calvin University School of Business on September 14, 2022, from 5– 7:30 PM. Visit calvin.edu/go/dedication to learn more, register, or find a livestream link.

40th Anniversary Weekend - Sept, 30-Oct. 1, 2022 Join us in September for Redeemer's 40th Anniversary Celebration! The weekend event will include a concert, alumni art exhibition reception, Royals vs. alumni sporting events and other festivities for the university's alumni and support community. We look forward to celebrating God’s faithfulness at Redeemer over the past 40 years and looking ahead to what’s next: redeemer.ca/40years 

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. Agnus Dei/King of Kings 
  2. Everlasting God 
  3. Before the Throne of God Above 
  4. Amazing Grace 
  5. This I Believe (The Creed)
  6. Ancient of Days 
  7. Hope of the Nations 

CRC NEWS:  

Thriving Practices Cohorts Begin: Congregations with a desire to grow in ministry and mission can now access small groups via the new Thriving Practices initiative.    Click here for the full article.

Prayers in the Midst of Grief: ReFrame’s English ministry team has revised and republished an ebook: Prayers of Comfort.     Click here for the full article.

What Is the Church?: This summer, church for us has looked like a gathering we unoriginally named “Monday Night Dinners.”   Click here for the full article.

Groundwork: You Have Heard It Said: Jesus Teaches Us How to Understand God's Law - It can be confusing trying to figure out which Old Testament laws to still follow. Study Matthew 5:17-37 with Groundwork to gain a deeper understanding of God’s law in our lives from Jesus himself as he teaches his disciples that we need to follow God’s law in our actions and in our hearts. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

At-home Faith Formation Tip - At-home Faith Formation Tip: Fall can be an overwhelming and anxious time for students of all ages. How might you encourage the students in your family or your church this week? You might bake cookies, share a favorite book, send a card. And pray for them as they discover the gifts God has given them and explore how God might be calling them to use those gifts. (Tip from Faith Formation; bit.ly/CRCFaithFormation)

Glocal Mission Podcast - How do we join God's mission locally and globally? That's what Resonate leaders Rich Braaksma and Nalini Suganandam aim to discover in this podcast, interviewing regional leaders and people doing awesome things (church planters, campus ministers, lay leaders, etc.) in a variety of contexts! Just five episodes in, this podcast in its infancy is already uncovering oodles of insight and inspiration. Plug in your earbuds and join us as we meet ministry leaders from around North America living out the gospel in their own contexts. Check it out at https://anchor.fm/glocalmission

Mission Emphasis Week: Starting Sunday, September 11 - Resonate Global Mission has prepared a suite of resources to help you celebrate missions, including a new devotional celebrating the theme: For God So Loved the World. Join us on a journey to love and listen - learn more at www.resonateglobalmission.org/missionemphasis

Youth Justice Project – NewGround - “God creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do - work we had better be doing” (Eph. 2:7-10, MSG). For the past 30 years, the NewGround program of Diaconal Ministries Canada (formerly called Operation Manna) has helped over 100 churches in Canada love their community! We now have grants and support for teens and youth groups through our Youth Justice Project! They can receive up to $6000 for a project in their local community that addresses an injustice. Our aim is to empower the next generation of justice-seekers! Learn more about this program on our website: diaconalministries.com/newground/new-ground-youth-justice-project or email Karla, our NewGround Coordinator, at [email protected]

Job Postings:

Position Opening: Director of Synodical Services - Do you have leadership experience, a good understanding of CRC church polity and the Church Order, and a heart to serve the CRCNA? Consider applying for the position of Director of Synodical Services. In this role, you'll serve, support, and equip the governance of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), facilitating and administering all meetings and matters pertaining to Synod and the Council of Delegates. The Director will serve as the liaison between the Office of General Secretary, and classes in Canada and the U.S.; strengthen the capacity of synodical and COD members; equip its leadership; and promote best governance practices and continuous improvement. For details and to apply, go to crcna.org/get-involved/careers

Position opening: Donor Relations Manager - Join the team at ReFrame Ministries and support the work of sharing the gospel in ten languages around the world through media ministry! As donor relations manager, you'll build and strengthen relationships with new and current donors, create and implement a strategy to increase financial support and resources, represent the agency at events and gatherings, and encourage stewardly support from churches and individuals. This is a full-time position based in Burlington, Ontario. To learn more and apply, go to https://crcna.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/61307 by September 16.

The Banner: The July/August 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]