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Refugee Sponsorship:  Thanks so much for the really good response to our request for furnishing a home for a family new to our community!   They are very thankful with what they have received. Now just one more request: There are three boys, who require warm clothes for the winter. If you have good quality clothes that would fit boys aged 8-12 and would like to donate them, bring them to church on Sunday and we will outfit these boys. Eleanor McComb 

Volunteer Opportunity: The Gateway of Hope in Langley is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s Christmas Kettle Campaign a big success! This is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. The proceeds goes towards our yearly programs that our guests rely on daily. The Christmas Kettles Campaign starts November 14th and runs till December 24th! If you feel led to volunteer this year and spread some Christmas cheer, You can go to www.gatewayofhope.ca. Register under events and click on “Christmas Kettle Campaign” or email us at: [email protected] and sign up today! 

Youth Group:  Here are the dates for the rest of October:

  • 23rd - Youth Bible Study with Will @ 7pm
  • 30th - Youth Group - Pumpkin Carving @ 7pm

Bible Study:  Women's Bible Study hosted by Grace doing the book Life Lessons from the Book of Mark by Max Lucado, will be meeting this Tuesday, October 25 at 10 am. 

Seniors: Come and join us for coffee on Thursday October 27th at 10 am as we enjoy a morning of fellowship and community together. This thursday we have a Guest Speaker Lindon Dojohn from GAIN who will share about the mission and ministry of the organization including the Water For Life Initiative, which helps to provide fresh water to villages in need.  All are welcome!

Ladies!  Have you been missing connecting with friends? You are invited to reconnect on Saturday morning from 9:30-11:00am on October 29th in the Fellowship Hall at the Church. Refreshments and a fun craft will be provided. We miss you and hope you join us.  A signup sheet will be in the foyer starting Sunday October 9th.  If you need childcare and would like to attend, please confirm with Marlene 604-312-4463 or Nancy 604-418-4409. Hope to see you all there!!!

Hallelujah Night: This Halloween, Living Word is doing their Hallelujah Night here at the church in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm.  Bring the kids and enjoy games, food and activities!!

Hearts Exchanged: Do you want to grow in your reconciliation journey in a robust and appreciative way? Hearts Exchanged is an 8-session (once a month) learning opportunity for anyone willing to come with minds and hearts open to transformation as we wrestle with the challenges and opportunities of reconciliation in our personal lives, local communities, and our CRC churches and institutions.  The 8 session course starts Monday, November 7th at 7:00pm.  For more information or to sign-up contact Pastor Liz  - [email protected] 

Coffee Break:  You are invited to Coffee Break, a Bible Study for women of all ages and stages of life Along with Story Hour and nursery care for children, ages 0-5!   We are inviting YOU to join in the fellowship and refreshments at Langley Immanuel Church (21713-50 Avenue, Langley) on Tuesday mornings.  Doors open at 9:15 a.m.  For more details please connect with Elsa at [email protected] or Rose at [email protected]   

M2/W2 Association:  M2W2 is having their Annual Fundraiser Gala: The Way Ahead on Saturday, November 5, doors open at 5:00pm for more information or to register, please click here.

Engaging Spiritual Conversations (Online):  Our world at times seems rather unsettled. Many feel isolated, lonely, and fearful. Do you long to offer a word of hope to family, friends, and neighbors? Do you look for ways to share your faith, but hesitate for fear of saying the wrong thing? Are you interested in having a spiritual conversation but don't know where to begin?   Join with others in this four-session Evangelism Workshop. We will meet every week on Thursdays via Zoom beginning October 27th, from 7 - 9 pm Eastern Time. (Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17).   Click here to register

Sierra Leone:  Check out the latest news from our ministry partners.  Click here to read the newsletter.

InterMission Silent Retreat - The Studion School for Spiritual Direction is hosting an InterMission Silent Retreat October 28-30, at Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta. Come get away to be fully present to the presence of God and feed your soul. 5 meals, 2 nights, up to 3 sessions of spiritual direction, and access to all the amenities of the Centre. Star of the North is located near the many trails that run through St. Albert, including the trails along the Sturgeon River. You can walk for hours. It is a lovely setting and a cozy retreat house. Cost: $450. To register email Ron at [email protected] Registration deadline is October 14/22.

Scriptoria Writers’ Workshop - The Scriptoria Writers’ Workshop welcomes all writers to its 2023 incarnation, to be held at Calvin University on June 19-23, 2023. Come spend a week of writing workshops, craft classes, meetings with editors and agents, and lectures and readings from our guest writers: Leslie Leyland Fields, Maurice Manning, Vinita Hampton Wright, Patrice Gopo, and others. Visit www.scriptoriaworkshop.org/home or contact Gary D. Schmidt at [email protected] for more information.

Prayers of Compassion - Perhaps the best way to support a grieving friend or loved one is to pray for them. The ReFrame Prayer Ministry has released “Prayers of Compassion for Someone Who is Grieving,” a 31-day intercessory prayer guide. You can download it for free by clicking here.

1Life October 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 October 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!

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. This is Amazing Grace
  2. Great Are You Lord
  3. Mighty To Save
  4. Salvation Belongs to Our God
  5. * New Song * - Response Song: I Will Wait On You
  6. Offertory - My Worth Is Not In What I Own
  7. Closing Song - Days of Elijah

CRC NEWS:    

Council of Delegates Meets: The CRCNA Council of Delegates met Oct. 12-14, 2022. Here is a summary of their decisions.    Click here for the full article.

Planning the Next Canadian National Gathering: Planning has begun for the next Gathering, to be held May 25-28, 2023, in Ottawa, Ont., at Algonquin College.   Click here for the full article

Why Theology is Such Godly Fun: Theologians have made amazing discoveries from Scripture that generously enrich our understanding.    Click here for the full article.

GROUNDWORK: CALLED TO BE GOD'S PROPHET - It can be hard, even shocking to follow God’s call on our lives and share his message. Join Groundwork as we study Ezekiel 1-3 to learn from Ezekiel’s experience and discuss what it means to be called, to be a prophet, and to speak truth. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

At-home Faith Formation Tip - The Building Blocks of Faith are four statements that, when they become increasingly true for a person, indicate that his or her faith is growing -- I belong to Jesus and to his body, the church. I know and understand the story of God’s faithfulness, of which I am a part. I have hope, through Christ, in all of God’s promises. I am called to work in God’s kingdom, and I am equipped to do that work. -- What opportunities do the people in your household have to grow in each of these ways? For more on the Building Blocks, visit crcna.org/FaithFormation/toolkits/building-blocks-faith. (Tip from Faith Formation; bit.ly/CRCFaithFormation)

Calvin University Inauguration - Calvin University will inaugurate its 12th president on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. We invite you to join in person or watch online as we welcome Dr. Wiebe Boer and celebrate the legacy and future of Calvin. The ceremony will take place at 4:00pm Eastern in the Van Noord Arena (Calvin's campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). Watch calvin.edu/go/inauguration for information and events leading up to the Inauguration.

Support meaningful solutions to food insecurity with the Chew on This! campaign! In Canada, it is estimated that 5.8 million people in the provinces alone struggle to put food on the table, with even higher rates in the territories. Every year on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Chew on This! campaign mobilizes people from across the country to call for rights-based solutions to end poverty and food insecurity in Canada. You can lend your support by organizing or attending a local Chew on This! event in our community! Visit chewonthis.ca to learn more. 

Job Opportunities:

Position Opening: Donor Relations Manager - ReFrame Ministries is the global media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. To aid in their vision of seeing lives transformed by God's gospel message, ReFrame Ministries seeks a Donor Relations Manager. In this role, the successful applicant will develop relationships and implement a strategy with existing and potential donors that will increase financial support and resources, engage current constituents, and cultivate potential donors in support of the ministry. This is a full time, fully remote, Canadian position. Apply at https://crcna.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/61307 by October 31.

The Banner: The October 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]