ANNOUNCEMENtS

COMING:

PATHWAYS TO PRAYER, SERIES ONE: November 17 & 24, 8:30am – 11am.  Doors open at 8:00am for registration. All relationships take an investment of time. Prayer is our opportunity to spend time with God who also desires to spend time with us. Together let us grow in experiencing afresh our relationship with God. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $25 per session, or $45 for both. For further information, or to purchase tickets online, visit https://layacademy5.wixsite.com/elcicwla/prayer1


MEN'S BREAKFAST: November 17, 8:30am, Kalmar Restaurant on King George.


TLC MOVIE NIGHT: November 17th at 5:00pm. Everyone is invited to watch AKEELAH AND THE BEE. Pizza available for $1.50 per slice. Please let Michael Robertson know if you are coming.


YOUTH RAP: November 18, 12:15pm-1:45pm  Session Two: Abraham and Sarah with Pastor Jennifer  

Great chance to get to know each other and God's promise to each of us. Come for worship at 10:30am, hear a skit by teens during worship, and stay for lunch and conversation. Please bring your device (phone, iPad) and Youth Bible.


ANNUAL BAKE SALE: December 1, 12:00pm. Join old friends and new for TLCW’s annual bake sale and luncheon.

 

TLC CHOIR CAROLING AT SURREY CENTRAL: December 2. Save the date! Some time in the afternoon, the TLC Choir and Christ the King choir will be caroling for 20 minutes at Surrey Central. More details coming soon.

 

LUTEFISK SUPPER AT CAMP LUTHER: December 8, 4:00pm. (9311 Shook Road, Mission) Annual Scandinavian Feast! On top of a fantastic meal, you'll enjoy singing around the Christmas Tree, traditional caroling, baked goods, musical guests and a speaker. Prices: Adults (16+) - $25, Youth (5-15) - $10, 5 & under – Free. Call to reserve your tickets by December 4. 604 826-7062

 

SUMS CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG: December 11, 11:30am – 12:15pm. (10776 King George Blvd. Surrey) Play acoustic, ‘light percussion’ or sing? Come along! Festive garb welcome. Music provided. (Musicians please arrive at 11:00am.) ~ SUMS gratefully accepts donations of new, dark-coloured, non-wool socks or other winter clothes. ~ Contact:  Patricia, 604-786-4711

 

INTERFAITH CHRISTMAS CONCERT, December 14, 7:00pm.  6270 126 St, Surrey. Come out to listen to the TLC Choir sing with Latter Day Saints Choirs. Free to attend. All are welcome.


WALKING GROUP: 9:00am, Monday to Friday: Meet at Olive Peterson’s house (9215 112 Street) for a 3-5 km walk on weekday mornings. 604 581-8706


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Halloween Bash 2018: Huge shout of thanks to those of you who made the Halloween Bash a spooky, tasty, fun night. With Jessica's creative painting of at least 12 scary portraits adorning the photo booth and community hall, transformed into a haunted house. With Christine, Jeremy, Vicky, Eva, Vanessa, Sophia, Jessica and Kristen all spending the afternoon decorating, Mark providing DJ dance music and Barry helping to set up games downstairs, we had a fantastic event with triple the attendance from our previous Halloween party. Without all of your planning (Barry, Jeff, Vanessa, Christine, Sophia, and Jessica) this would've been all on Jessica's shoulders as the first event was. Grateful for shared planning, creativity and enthusiasm this year that you each provided. Thanks to all who stayed to clean up (Adam, Jack, Syd, Christina, Aiden, Chantelle, Ben, Mark, Kristen, Jessica, Eva, Yui, Mira, Barry, Vanessa and anyone else whom I forgot). Together we are each essential parts of the Body of Christ...the eyes, hands, feet, voice, ear and heart...partnering with God's work in the world. Looking forward to the next gathering of the TLC community. And hope to have a photographer around next time to capture the joy of being together. Grateful for you in Christ,

Pastor Jennifer


Oktoberfest 2018: Thank you to all who organized, sold meal and raffle tickets, set-up, cleaned up, catered, ate, danced, sang, and made Oktoberfest a wonderful gathering of folks dedicated to global community development. With individual donations plus funds raised from Oktoberfest, we have sent $1402 to ICMS to be directed to Harvest Hands. There will be a further $300 coming from Faith Life that we will also forward on for Harvest Hands. As well, with donations and proceeds, we have sent $667 to CLWR, which will be matched (x4) by the Canadian Government. Together we are changing the world!


2018/2019 Youth and Mentors: Eva Wilson: Diane Jackson, Emma Ladmore: Liz JussilaChristine Wei: Diane Parsons, Vicky Wei: Andrea Reyes, Nathan Wu: Jack Valkenier, Jeremy Wu: Tim LeDrew, Liam Vanderende: Chris Pedersen, Sophia Liu: Vanessa French.


Right now, gifts to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief will have four times the impact! Thanks to the CLWR’s membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and the support of the Government of Canada. CLRW gifts will be matched on a four-to-one basis. www.clwr.org


TLC celebrates a generous relationship with SUMS: Did you know that every Tuesday Uschi Bohn, Helen Specht, Hilde Abt, Joyce and Horst Flemig pick up Cobbs bread and bring it to TLC? Then you can pick up bread after worship and donate $2/bag to Surrey Urban Mission. In the past 11 years and 8 months, this, together with Albert Rempel’s eggs, has yielded a fruitful harvest of $13,684.28 for SUMS, who provides over 3000 meals/month to hungry and homeless neighbors in Whalley. Did you know every Saturday, Grade 11 student Christine Wei volunteers at SUMS serving food? You could become a listening ear during the lunch hour at SUMS, building a friendship with those who are eating. Every small act of kindness is multiplied by God’s grace, bringing about God’s kingdom here on earth through you. Thank you for your generosity.

                                                                                                                        – Pastor Jennifer


PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: We welcome children to participate fully in worship, providing worship bags with colouring pages, a children's bulletin with puzzles and activities, age-appropriate Bibles and a Kids' Message as well as Inter-generational Activity during the sermon at the back of the sanctuary. We encourage you to whisper to your children throughout the service so that they can follow along and/or ask questions. Please see the brochure in the pews regarding how to guide children in worship. If necessary, we have a nursery beneath the sanctuary which includes live audio feed from the sanctuary, a changing table, books and toys. 


THANK YOU TO ALL TEEN AND ADULT KIDS CAMP VOLUNTEERS: Huge shout of thanks to Tammy Stanford, Kids Camp Coordinator extraordinaire! We offered camp from 9am-3pm, Monday to Friday, without Camp Luther counselors, rather relying on a fantastic group of teens (Christine Wei, Vicky Wei, Kerry Song, Jeremy Wu, Nathan Wu, Maya Jones (Bartman), Pavneet Dhaliwal, Sara Stanford, Liam Vanderende, Elias Bircher) and adults (Mark Vanderende, Karen Steele, Chris Pedersen, Linda Bartman, Rita Hagman, Jenn Gill). Chris Pedersen built a backdrop of a farm field and a sower, designed and painted by Pavneet and Sara for worship.

 

KATHRYN WELLINGTON THANKS PEOPLE FOR THEIR PRAYERS, CARDS AND EMAILS, AS WELL AS THE WONDERFUL FOOD SENT OVER. How blessed I am to have caring friends and a loving God! I look forward to seeing you as my healing continues and once my follow-up treatments are done. Hugs to my wonderful TLC friends!

of ongoing interest

TRANSFORMED TLC BASEMENT: Thank you to all who stepped forward to transform the TLC basement from 50-year-old mouldy carpets to the new flooring. Amazing fresh, new look which is healthy and hopeful for connecting with God's work in our neighbourhood in 2017: Al Stich, Ron Peterson, Linda Bartman Joe Johnson, Paul Jussila, Gary Bartman, David Goodrich, Barry Jones, Wendy and Rod McKenzie, Kristen Spanza, Chris Pedersen, Art Abt, Gerry Mackie and the Surdel Carpet Installers. Still lots of fixing up, painting, cleaning, organizing and purging that needs to be done. Let Linda Bartman or Ron Peterson know if you are available to offer couple hours of work at your convenience.


NORTH DELTA REFUGEE PROJECT: TLC Community folks have partnered with area churches to reach out to new refugee families.  While waiting for our sponsored family of four to arrive (sometime in 2017), we are befriending government sponsored refugee families in North Delta by providing rides for cancer treatments, English tutoring, and friendship....  If you’d like to get involved, contact Andrea Reyes at 604-930-2960.  For more information on the North Delta Refugee Project, please click here.


WE NOW HAVE THREE HEARING ASSIST DEVICES available for those who need them. Thanks to Gary Bartman for getting the system in gear.


THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IS FOOD BANK SUNDAY. Please bring non-perishable food items and leave them in the blue bin with the Food Bank sign on it, across from the church office. Thank you.


FLOWERS: If anyone would like to put fresh flowers on the altar for any occasion or just because you have beautiful flowers, please feel free to do so, but call Helen Specht first at 604-584-6928.


WE ALWAYS WELCOME MUSICIANS to join our worship services: singers to add to the choir, and instrumentalists of any and all kinds, especially drummers, bass guitarists, keyboardists, brass, reeds and strings. For singers, experience in choirs is definitely NOT necessary. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Gerry at 604-512-1203.


ELCA GIFTS INVENTORY: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Spiritual-Renewal/Assessment-Tools


TLC CARES FUND - exists to come alongside our neighbours in financially stressful situations, providing grocery cards and transit passes in large part, but also pastoral care support. The Fund welcomes your contributions. Please indicate the Fund on your financial donations and you will receive a tax receipt for your gifts.


ARE YOU A SENIOR WHO IS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF LIFE? Deltassist offers free, confidential, short-term counselling and emotional support for Delta residents aged 55+. For futher information, please visit www.deltaassist.com or contact Deltassist's Seniors Counsellor at 604-594-3455 ext. 151.


DELTA HOSPICE SOCIETY GRIEF GROUP: Those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to substance abuse are invited to attend. For information, phone 604 948-0660 (extension 303) or email, debra@deltahospice.org