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WEST LINN

Celebrate the sale of Robinwood with us on June 2, at 4 p.m., at the West Linn Campus. Dessert will be provided.

WILSONVILLE

Shared Meal and celebration of the sale of Robinwood on June 2, after the worship service. Please join us and bring a main dish and a side dish (salad, fruit, etc.) to share with others. DESSERT WILL BE PROVIDED.

CONNECT

ReGeneration meets next Sunday at 7 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. We will celebrate the Gospel, pursue Jesus, eat dinner, and develop a community of young adults.

WILSONVILLE

CONNECT · WOMEN’S GATHERING Please join us on Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., for fun, food, and fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Brownell.  

SERVE

Sunday Hospitality - Would you like to serve on the team that welcomes guests or makes coffee on Sunday mornings? If so, please contact the church office.

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ENGAGE

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2019 Juneau Mission Trip - Our Senior High Ministry is headed to Juneau, Alaska the week of June 17 to June 25. They will work with Common Ground Church. The church provides a free weekday lunch for 20-40 kids that live in a government housing project. The team has already met their financial goal. The team is thankful for your financial support and needs your prayer support. Pray for them as they serve as a team and love the children and people of Juneau.

CONNECT

Men's Breakfast - Saturday, May 18, at 8 a.m. in the West Linn Fellowship Hall (basement). Suggested donation of $5. Text RSVP to Billy Ferguson (503-956-2922).

Open House - You are invited to lunch at the Faith House (1923 McKillican Street) on May 26, from 12-2:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see our recovery house ministry. A hamburger and hot dog lunch will be provided.

WILSONVILLE

Women's Gathering - Please join us on Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., for fun, food, and fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Brownell.

30 Seconds of Good News!

We have much to thank the Lord for! Robinwood sold last Friday.

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DELIGHT

WEST LINN

Baby Dedication - We are having a baby dedication on May 12. If you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord, please email the church office .

WILSONVILLE

Baby Dedication - We are planning a baby dedication. If you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord, please email the church office.

ENGAGE

Global Outreach - Pick up a flyer in the lobby on Sunday or view it here to find out how you can pray for our missionaries this summer.

CONNECT

Luncheon - You are invited to attend the “2nd Wednesday Senior Luncheon” this Wednesday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m., in the West Linn Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share.

Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:15 every Friday evening at our West Linn Campus. If you or a loved one is struggling with hurts, habits, or hang-ups please join us. For more information contact Mike Polley (polley.mike@gmail.com).

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a shared meal after the worship service on Sunday, May 5. This is a great time to connect with one another.

Women’s Gathering - Please join us on Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., for fun, food, and fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Brownell.

MIRACLES

Last Sunday, we discussed the reality of our supernatural God interacting with his people through miracles. If you would like to read more about this topic, here are a few books that the pastoral staff found helpful:

  • Miracles - C.S. Lewis 

  • The Reason for God - Timothy Keller

  • Miracles: What they are, why they happen, and how they can change your life. - Eric Metaxas 

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DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, May 1. Look for prayer requests on the church blog or in the newsletter.

CONNECT

ReGeneration meets Sunday night (April 28) at 7 p.m. at the West Linn Campus.

WEST LINN

Women, 1st Thursday CONNECT is May 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at New Life Church. Gardening is our theme. Please bring a small bowl of one salad topping to add to our mega salad bar! We will learn from the book of Acts, start the book of James, and more. RSVP on Facebook or text Marcia (503-720-7197).

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Brazil Global Outreach Event

Join Bruce Tissell on April 28, 4 - 5:30pm, at New Life Church, West Linn.

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DELIGHT

New Series - Next Sunday (April 28) we will begin a short series, ASK: Questions Christians Must Answer.

ENGAGE

Global Outreach - You are invited to hear about the exciting things that Bruce is doing in Brazil—April 28 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the West Linn Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy a light Brazilian meal! If possible, please text your RSVP to Bruce (503-457-5468).

CONNECT

ReGeneration meets next Sunday at 7 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. We will celebrate the Gospel, pursue Jesus, eat dinner, and develop a community of young adults.

 WEST LINN

Men’s Breakfast - Saturday, April 27, at 8 a.m. in the West Linn Fellowship Hall (basement). Text RSVP to Billy Ferguson (503-956-2922).

Women, 1st Thursday CONNECT is May 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at New Life Church. Dinner will be a salad bar—please bring a favorite topping!

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Lent: Maundy Thursday
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Maundy Thursday commemorates the night Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples and was betrayed. It was on this day that Jesus inaugurated Communion as an on-going practice for Jesus-Followers to remember his death, and anticipate his return (Mark 14:12-21). Maundy (from Latin “mandatum,” meaning “commandment,”) Thursday also commemorates the night that Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, commanding them to follow his example (John 13:1-20).

We have created a resource to help you celebrate communion in your homes this Maundy Thursday (Download Communion Guide). At some point during your feast and communion celebration, you may also want to wash one another’s feet. This act of physical, practical service—though not meeting a practical need today as it did in Jesus’ day—reminds Christians that being spiritually washed by Jesus is the sole basis for belonging to him (John 13:8). If you choose to engage in this practice this Thursday, may your short and simple act of service cause you to think of Jesus and exclaim with Peter, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” For each of us desperately needs Jesus to wash each part of us, making each part of us his.


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On Friday, April 19, you are invited to join us for dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the basement at the West Linn Campus. The Good Friday service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, and we will reflect upon Jesus’ death and all it accomplished as we sing, pray, retell the story, and celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.


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On Saturday, April 20, the Church celebrates “Holy Saturday,” somberly remembering the day that Jesus spent in the tomb, while He—by his death—was breaking the power of sin, Satan, and demons. Consider spending the day, or part of the day, fasting or in silence, lamenting Jesus’ death and the sealed tomb and growing in expectation of Jesus’ resurrection.

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Lent: Jesus Saves

In this season of Lent leading up to Easter, we review the significant events of Jesus ministry leading up to his death and resurrection. On Palm Sunday, we paused to reflect on the triumphal entry:

Mark 11:1–10 “Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”

As Jesus enters Jerusalem, the people are singing and rejoicing. They have heard of his great teaching and have asked, “What is this? A new teaching with authority!” They have seen his miraculous works and have asked, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Many have concluded that this must be the promised messiah, the Son of David who would come to save God’s people. 

As Jesus enters Jerusalem, they sing Psalm 118, “Hosanna!” (That is, “save us we ask!”) Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our father David!” Earlier we saw that Jesus ministry began by proclaiming the near coming of this kingdom. These people believe that Jesus has come to do it. 

Psalm 118 rehearses the steadfast love of the Lord. In it God’s people rejoice in the salvation that the Lord brought to Israel, they acknowledge the enemies that currently plague them, and they anticipate the coming salvation of the Lord saying, “I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.” What they don’t understand is how this salvation will take place. They anticipate a military conquest and a national rise to power like that of David. The actual fulfillment of this Psalm will be as Jesus has been trying to explain to his disciples; that he will go to Jerusalem, be handed over to the Romans, be crucified, and finally he will rise again. The disciples don’t understand and will abandon him. The crowds will be disenfranchised and turn on him; first hailing him as messiah, then calling for his crucifixion. 

All this took place to fulfill the prophecy of Psalm 118:26-29, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD. The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” Jesus came in the name of the LORD, he was bound and sacrificed as the perfect Passover lamb. We are saved, not from physical enemies, but from our sin. We are saved, not by military power, but by Jesus’ humble sacrifice. We are brought in, not to a geographical kingdom, but to a spiritual, heavenly kingdom.

They may not have understood all that they were saying that day that Jesus went up to Jerusalem, but Jesus knew what must take place. Now we, with greater understanding, give the same cry to our Savior, “Hosanna! Save us we pray!” Now we, with greater understanding, sing the same praises to our God, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.” Now we, with greater understanding, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

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