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DELIGHT

Will you please pledge to pray 10 minutes/day for the month of September? Sign up HERE. Then set an alarm and simply pray for a few minutes for New Life Church.

ENGAGE

Foster Parents’ Night Out is growing and needs volunteers to serve foster families. If interested in serving in any capacity, please contact Elizabeth Doris. There will be a training at New Life Church Wilsonville on Thursday, August 29, from 6-9 p.m. Dinner will be provided.

CONNECT

WEST LINN

Women’s Ministry Dates to Remember:

  • 1st Thursday CONNECT resumes September 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All women are invited for dinner, information, connection, and resources on Colossians.

  • Panorama Women's Retreat will be held Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Oregon City. Come take an interactive journey through the big story of the Bible while enjoying friendships in a beautiful setting. Register today!

WILSONVILLE

Shared Meal will be September 8 (not September 1)after the worship service. Please join us and bring a main dish and a side dish (salad, fruit, dessert, etc.) to share with others. Your generous contributions allow us to be hospitable to guests who may wish to join us. This is a great time to connect and reconnect with one another.

SERVE

Elder Nominations - The elders would appreciate hearing from the church members concerning men who might be biblically qualified (Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3) for elder leadership in our church. Recommend an elder today.

WEST LINN

Our nursery needs you! Please consider serving in our church nursery (infants to 3 years old) one Sunday a month. If you are interested please contact Shelley Rogers.

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ENGAGE

Coffee Cart starts in two weeks! If you are interested in serving West Linn High School students on weekdays by opening up our West Linn Campus and encouraging them with coffee, pastries, and conversation, email Lisa Reavely.

Alpha begins Tuesday, October 1, at the West Linn Campus. Alpha is a ten-week practical introduction to the Christian faith. For more information, or to register.

CONNECT

Outdoor Service - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. THIS SUNDAY (August 18), at New Life Church Wilsonville. Please bring lawn chairs, and a side dish or dessert to share.

SERVE

Elder Nominations - The elders would appreciate hearing from the church members concerning men who might be biblically qualified (Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3) for elder leadership in our church. Recommend an elder today at using our online Elder Nomination Form.

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ENGAGE

Foster Parents’ Night Out is growing and needs volunteers to serve foster families. If interested in serving in any capacity, please contact Elizabeth Doris. There will be a training at New Life Church Wilsonville on Thursday, August 29, from 6-9 p.m. Dinner will be provided.

CONNECT

Luncheon - You are invited to attend the “2nd Wednesday Senior Luncheon” this Wednesday, August 14, at 12:30 p.m., in the New Life Church West Linn Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share.

Combined Gathering - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. NEXT WEEK (August 18), at New Life Church Wilsonville. Please bring lawn chairs, and a side dish or dessert to share.

Men’s Roundup - Register today for Men’s Roundup at Camp Tadmor the weekend of September 6-8. For details or with questions, contact Billy Ferguson (503-956-2922).

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DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, August 7. Look for prayer requests on the church blog or in the newsletter.

CONNECT

Combined Gathering - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. on August 18, at New Life Church Wilsonville. Please bring lawn chairs, and a side dish or dessert to share.

WILSONVILLE

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

Women are getting together Friday, August 9 at 4 p.m. at Elizabeth’s house (15909 SW Edminston Road, Wilsonville). Please bring finger food or drinks to share. If you have questions, call Elizabeth (503-710-8519).

SERVE

WEST LINN

Our nursery needs you! Please consider serving in our church nursery (infants to 3 years old) one Sunday a month. If you are interested please complete a nursery interest card, located near the front entrance, and place it in a collection box or contact Shelley Rogers.

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HOUSING NEEDED

Paul Martin from the West Linn congregation is looking for a home in the Gladstone/Oregon City/West Linn area so that he can be closer to New Life Church West Linn. He would prefer a “mother-in-law” type of attached dwelling. He is willing to help with yard and other home duties. If you know of a housing situation such as this, please contact Paul (503-347-4287).

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DELIGHT

Baptism - If you are interested in taking this important step of faith please email the church office and a pastor will contact you.

ENGAGE

Neighborhood Party - If you would like ideas for hosting a Neighborhood Party for your neighbors this summer, email the church office and someone will contact you. If you have a story of an attempt or success at hosting a party for your neighbors, we would love to hear it!

CONNECT

Save the Date - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. on August 18, at New Life Church Wilsonville.

Memorial - There will be a memorial service on August 3 at 11 a.m. at New Life Church Wilsonville to celebrate the life of Larry Smith. A light lunch reception will follow.

WILSONVILLE

Women are getting together Friday, August 9 at Elizabeth’s house for a little leisure time. Come join us to swim, play games, or just relax and hang out. Please bring finger food or drinks to share and come anytime after 4 p.m. If you have questions, call Elizabeth (503-710-8519).

SERVE

WILSONVILLE

Ministry to Children - If you are interested in serving in our Sunday morning Children’s Ministry or our Wednesday evening Awana Ministry, please contact Pastor Travis.

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ENGAGE

Neighborhood BBQ - If you have a story of an attempt or success at hosting a barbecue for your neighbors, we would love to hear it! If you would like ideas for hosting this summer, contact the church office.

CONNECT

Save the Date - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. on August 18, at New Life Church Wilsonville.

SERVE

WILSONVILLE

Ministry to Children - If you are interested in serving in our Sunday morning Children’s Ministry or our Wednesday evening Awana Ministry, please contact the church office.

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DELIGHT

Baptism - If you are interested in taking this important step of faith please contact the church office.

WEST LINN

Adult Bible Class - Our adult Bible class is studying the Gospel of Mark in the Chapel on Sunday mornings. Please check it out during the 10:45 a.m. service.

ENGAGE

Brian and Judy Cochran invite you to join them at the West Linn Campus for an update on their ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators on Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided.

CONNECT

You are invited to attend the “2nd Wednesday Senior Luncheon” this Wednesday, July 10, at 12:30 p.m., in the West Linn Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share.

WILSONVILLE

Shared Meal after the worship service on Sunday, July 7. Please join us and bring a main dish and a side dish (salad, fruit, dessert, etc.) to share with others. Your generous contributions allow us to be hospitable to guests who may wish to join us. This is a great time to connect and reconnect with one another.

Wilsonville Women are getting together the evening of July 17, starting with dinner at 5:30 at Rice Time. At 7:00 p.m. they will continue the evening at Happy Art Ceramic Studio. Join them for one or both events.

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DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, July 3. Look for prayer requests on the church blog or in the newsletter.

ENGAGE

Brian and Judy Cochran invite you to join them at the West Linn Campus for an update on their ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators on Saturday, July 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided.

CONNECT

Make your way in - Come to the second part of the New to New Life class that meets Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m. at our Wilsonville Campus.

Don’t Be Left Out! If you would like to receive church news, prayer requests, and other church communication please go to www.newlifenw.com/subscriptions and complete the form. Sign up for text reminders while you are there.


Church Office Closed - The office will be closed on July 4. Have a safe and happy Independence Day.

Thank-You Notes!

Sometimes we get Thank-you notes at the office and we don’t pass along the gratitude of other people to the church like we should. I want to fix that with this blog post. Here are a few of the ways New Life Church has blessed people lately (For reference, Mark Hanson was the elder who corresponded with the missionaries below):

Dear New Life Church,

Thank you so much for your generous support for the West Linn High School 2019 Baccalaureate service. it was a wonderful gather for our graduates. We are so pleased we can continue this tradition that encourages our students in their faith. Please express our thanks to the congregation.

Sincerely, Beth and the 2019 Baccalaureate committee

Dear New Life Church,

Thank you so much for your generosity with some funds from the Robinwood sale. Your large gift is greatly appreciated and is helpful in fulfilling a need.

Thank you for your prayers and generosity throughout the years. I cannot express how much I feel loved by New Life Church.

Thank you so much, Bruce Tissell

 Dear Mark and the executive team of the New Life Elders,

What a blessing that we never expected! We were blessed first of all by joining in praying for the Robinwood property's sale to be successful. Now we're really blessed hearing about giving the first fruits from the sale to the New Life ministry partners. Thank you all very much for this generous gift. You are extremely thoughtful and gracious. You know how to make us smile after being overwhelmed by the news.

We can say with the apostle Paul, "Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account...Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen." Philippians 4:17, 20.

Thankful in the Lord, Paul and Diana Mayhugh

Hi Mark,

Thanks to our Lord Jesus and to the group of elders for having made us participants in your missionary project!

Your gift arrives opportunely to meet our actual needs. God bless you greatly!

With love in Christ, Michele and Anna

Dear Mark,

Alice and I want to thank you and the executive team of the New Life elders

for the huge blessing you are sending our way. This is such a great encouragement to us and a tremendous help to us that time. We are so thankful also for the encouragement you have given to Michele Gandolfo. I’m passing on to you in another email a translation of their note of thanks to you.

The Lord bless you and the team there with His joy and wisdom as you redirect resources from the Robinwood campus sale. We feel very blessed getting to be a part of the first fruits blessings that you have shared with us!

We look forward to seeing many of you when we are in Oregon in January of next year!

Dan

 WOW! This is amazing!!!!! Thank you New Life Church!!!!!!!

This is a fantastic year to receive an extra one-time gift as there have been extra ministry expenses! I will also use some of it for leadership debriefing for our 8 young Slovene leaders that are running camp this year.

THANK YOU for this gift, but also for the faithful support these past 9 years.

Stephanie

Hello Mark and rest of the elder team,

What a pleasant and unexpected surprise to get word about your gift. Thank you so much! Actually I have a story to tell you.

Last week Sara and I were discussing whether we would attend a conference that our

Company is hosting in a neighboring country this fall. We came to the conclusion that at this time we didn’t have the financial margin to do so. We left it at, “if for some reason we get a gift that would cover the cost of the trip, we will take it as a sign we should go.” Your gift appears to be the Father’s timely answer. Again, thanks so much.

We are happy to hear about kingdom advances in your part of the world. Thanks so much for giving leadership to NL at home and abroad!

Much love to you and your families, Nathan and Sara

Dear Mark,

Wow! What an unexpected and generous gift! Thank you very much.

We remember the excitement when we acquired the building that would become New Life Robinwood. We have fond memories of PIA conversation partner gatherings and Sports Camp at Robinwood, and so much more. The Lord is good to have redeemed that property for us and we now anticipate what He will do next.

Thank you to the Elder team and all at New Life Church for your continued love and support. We are humbled and amazed by your goodness to us.

Sincerely,

Brian and Judy

Wow! What a blessing!

Thank you to everyone at New Life!

As you may know from our updates, we have an unscheduled visit to Oregon this summer for LaVonne’s mom’s health.

This will be a huge help!

Thank you again!

Meeting needs, transforming lives

Brian & LaVonne

Hi Mark,

Thank you for relaying the fantastic news! It couldn’t come at a better time. Please pass my gratitude to the executive team. The Lord is once again using you to bless many others.

Yours in Christ’s service, Rich

P. S, If the church leaders, haven’t done so already, please read my newsletter, "Halfway to the Goal"

I hope you are encouraged like we were!

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