ANNOUNCEMENtS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

CELEBRATE-A-LIFE: December 3 – 31, Monday to Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm, except holidays, at Delta Hospice (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent). For many years, Celebrate-a-Life tributes have honoured the lives of those who are important to us, whether they have passed or are in our minds and hearts during difficult times. Community members are invited to honour, remember and celebrate someone important to them by writing a message on decorative tribute cards and placing it on the Celebrate-a-Life tree/display area. Another card may be taken home as a memento. Donations are gratefully accepted in support of Delta Hospice programs and patient care, but are not required.


VALENTINE’S DANCE PLANNING MEETING: December 7, time tbd, at Diane’s house: Diane, Lillian and Vanessa meeting to discuss plans for a dance at TLC on Feb. 9. If you would like to help plan, or just want to join us for snacks and a drink, please let Diane know (604-318-0698).


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


LADIES CHRISTMAS PARTY, December 12, 6:00pm. Supper will be served at 6:30pm. Potluck dinner. All ladies are welcome to attend. Please bring a donation for the food bank.


CHRISTMAS AND CANDLELIGHT: December 13, 7:30pm. King of Life Lutheran Church (1198 Falcon Drive Coquitlam) A peaceful retreat for the soul during the Christmas season, guided by instrumental music and candlelight. Solo piano, cello and piano. Free event.

 

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.


YOUTH RAP & LUNCH: December 16, 12:15pm – 1:30pm. Please bring Youth Bible and your devices, since we use online links for our conversation. Friends are welcome. All youth, no mentors. Lunch is provided. See you then!


MERCY FOR HUMANITY: December 16, 5:00pm. Baitur Raman Mosque (9570 River Rd) An informative event focusing on the life and character (Seerah) of Prophet (SA). Scholars from various Islamic Schools of Thought will present their views. Dinner will be served. RSVP 1-877-994-7526


CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP, December 24 : 4:30 pm: Christmas Prelude with Young Local Musicians, 5:00 pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Communion. A Time to gather and welcome the Light of the World into our lives, bearing hope, peace, and forgiveness.


CHRISTMAS EVE SUPPER: December 24, after Worship. Hosted by Maureen & Barry Jones. For everyone who doesn’t have extended family locally. Come join others for some fellowship and a non-traditional Christmas dinner. Please RSVP so that we know how many will be attending. Phone: 604-581-2049


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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NOTICES:

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


Bake sale: Many hands had baked, sewed, knitted, packaged, cooked soup, set up, prepared gift baskets full of wine and canned goods, sold tickets, served lunch, cleaned-up and celebrated as we welcomed neighbours near and far for the TLC Bake Sale. A generous crowd resulted in $4982.20 raised for the ministries of the Trinity Lutheran Church Women. Over the years the Bake Sale proceeds have generously supported Harvest Hands International, school scholarships, World Vision children, Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the new TLC furnace and other building repairs. Grateful for the fortitude and dedication of the TLCW in hosting this annual event. Thanks be to God for the generosity of those who attended and thank you to Faith Life Financial for sponsoring this event.


Christmas hamper update: The family that we will be sponsoring through Deltassist includes: mother, son - 13 years, daughter - 9 years, daughter - 6 years, twins- 1 daughter and 1 son - 2 years. Deltassist is asking us to provide food for the week of Christmas plus $200 food certificate from Superstore. We will include a small gift for each member of the family. We will also provide a hamper for Nicola and daughters Emma and Brooklyn. Cash donation may be made through your offering envelopes. Last date for food donations is Dec 16th. Contact Faye Pedersen if you have any questions.


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

 

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!

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OF ONGOING INTEREST:

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.


HEARING ASSIST DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM: We have seven hearing assist devices available for use during worship. William Wei will help you get set up.

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.


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 - This fund exists to come alongside our neighbours when they are 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