ANNOUNCEMENtS

UPCOMING EVENTS AT TLC AND IN THE COMMUNITY:


FREE YOGA SESSION WITH LAURA GRAVERE, February 17, 4:00pm, at TLC. Bring your yoga mat.


THE WAY EXPLORATION/THE WAY KIDS GROUP: February 17, *24, March 3 & 31, 12:15pm to 1:45pm (*1:00pm - 2:30pm on Feb. 24). Discernment is a spiritual practice of listening to God and to your life; it’s a time when the Inquirers reflect on the work of God’s Spirit in their life and discern God’s call to baptism/affirmation of baptism. The Created and Called Stage is an opportunity to look at the gifts God has given us to share with TLC and the greater community in our work, family, and recreation.


STORY + SONG: February 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No 2 Rd. A public fundraising evening of story & song to invest in Vancouver School of Theology’s Indigenous Studies Program which is reaching international audiences on truth & reconciliation.


Q&A ON AGM REPORT & 2019 BUDGET: February 17, 12:00pm, in the sanctuary, after worship.


SYNOD-WIDE CONVERSATION: February 23, 9:30am – 4:00pm, First Lutheran Church, 5745 Wales St, Van. Let us listen together, to what is possible for the future of our synod and congregations. Open to everyone in our church community. Refreshments and lunch included. Free to attend. Register by February 13: https://form.jotform.com/90075528122250


TLC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: February 24, 12:00pm. A complimentary lunch will be served. All voting members are encouraged to attend.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: March 1, 1:00 pm. More info coming soon!


FREE INCOME TAX CLINIC: March 1 - April 30, at both DeltaAssist offices (9097 120 Street, Delta, and 202- 5000 Bridge Street, Delta) A free income tax clinic, to help low-income families living in North Delta, with completing their simple tax returns. Bookings begin on February 19. Call the office closest to you for assistance. 

North Delta: 604 594-3455     Ladner/South Delta: 604 946-9526


PSALMS FOR A PEACEFUL HEART, March 2, 7:00pm. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 13388 104 Ave. By Lori-Anne, with Water’s Edge Productions and producer Derek MacNeill. CD Release concert and fundraiser for Christ the King.


ADULT GRIEF GROUP: February 27, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & April 3, 1:00pm-3:00pm. A safe and compassionate group where you will have opportunities to share with and listen to others who have also recently experienced the death of a loved one. Free program, led by a bereavement councellor. To register, contact Debra 604 948-0660 *303 or debra@deltahospice.org


YOUTH RAP & LUNCH: March 3, April 7, May 5, 12:15pm-1:30pm. After Worship, on the first Sunday of each month, youth explore the Book of Genesis using online resources. Bring your device. Friends welcome. Lunch provided.


ASH WEDNESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER AND WORSHIP: March 6. Details coming soon!


INTERGENERATIONAL SKI RETREAT: March 8-10, 2019. We've reserved Mount Seymour Chalet for the weekend. All ages are welcome. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing are right out the door. We will share meal preparation, clean-up, fireside singing, fresh air, ourselves, and brisk walks to the outhouse! Adult - $50.00, Child 12 and under - $35.00. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer to trinitylutheran_church@telus.net. Contact Jenn Gill, our TLC Office Administrator, to reserve your spot.


LENTEN MID-WEEK EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES AND SOUP SUPPERS: March 13, 20, 27, April 3 &10. More info coming soon.


LET’S GET TOGETHER: March 16, 9:30am-2:30pm. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12145 Laity St., Maple Ridge. Let’s get together for Christian fellowship, bible study, enjoyment of music and good food, all with a St. Patrick’s Day flair. Bring a picture of someone who you would like to have included in prayer. Men and women welcome. $10 covers registration and lunch. Contact Linda St. Germaine by phone, at 604-467-5160, or by email, elwspringevent@gmail.com, to register.


SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Tuesdays, March 26-May 14, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Delta Hospice Society. This free group will provide participants with opportunities to share their feelings and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment, learn about coping strategies and resources, and develop community with others. For info and registration contact Debra 604 948-0660 *303


SPRING CLEAN UP: April 13. Save the date! More info coming soon.


PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP & BAPTISM/AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM: April 24, 10:30am - 11:30am


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:


Congratulations to new parents, Jeff and Lerranda Remmem on the birth of James Warren Remmem on Feb 9, 2019.

 

Volunteers needs for Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper & Lenten Soup Suppers: We are seeking offerings of jams, spreads and other toppings for our pancake supper on March 6. For our annual Lenten soup suppers, every Wednesday from March 13 to April 10, we will need volunteers to help with set up and clean up. Please see the sign-up sheet in the upper hall.

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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.




LEND A HAND LIGHT BULB MINISTRY:

A service ministry designed to help those from our local church who may need a hand with a small but challenging task in their home. The “Lend A Hand Lightbulb Ministry” team is: Jack, Kim, & Sydney Valkenier.

Contact info: matthewfive14216@gmail.com Call or Text: 778-866-0685



ENTER THE BIBLE: A great online resource for making sense of the bible. https://www.enterthebible.org/

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