Posts in "Baptism"
River Baptism 2012
We had another beautiful day on the Clackamas River for our baptisms. Please continue to pray for those who were baptized Sunday, Casey House, Perrin Dean, Sadie Hayhurst and Aurora Feuerborn. Thank you, again, to the Haugens for being such wonderful hosts!
10 Baptized in the River

On Sunday, August 28th, 10 people from New Life Church were baptized in the Clackamas river. After giving testimonies of God's work in their lives, Tammy Crane, Rosie Bloom, Vi Gilbertson, Katie Scheuerman, Lindsey Goff, Alex Hada, Ellissa Hada, Jayne Fraley, Bev Gunther, and Deanna Doane were baptized as family and friends witnessed this important step of faith.

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10/10/10 -- A Great Sunday at New Life Church
I have been a pastor at our church, as of last week, for 22 years! In that time, I can probably count on one hand the number of Sundays that I would say were really great, days where I wouldn't really change anything. God has done such a good work in our church, but He has done it through a series of gradual changes and good, but not spectacular Sundays.

Last Sunday, however, was one of those days that I would say was really great. For starters, the Robinwood congregation had their highest non-Easter attendance of the year and started a new class called Gospel Armor with 22 adults attending. The Riverfalls congregation enjoyed four baptisms (Audrey Lazar, Rachel Polley, David Hellweg, and Sam Cochran). Three fathers baptized their children. The service was full, but not as full as it would have been had we not sent a team to go do the service at Tanner Springs. Then we shared dinner together and the child safety training was packed. Eighty people were reminded of the importance of keeping kids safe. Add to that the 20 or so from a previous training and there are already 100 volunteers trained and ready to serve! That would have been good enough, but then 50 or so young people hit the I-205 off-ramps in Clackamas County to raise money for homeless people on World Homeless Day. Then, ReGeneration had a large crowd who were challenged to choose the path of wisdom from Psalm 1:1-6. If that weren't enough, one young man came up to me then and told me how he'd submitted his life to Christ after we talked last week!

I fell into bed exhausted, but happy for God's work at New Life Church. And . . . I hope it encourages you, too.
New Life Church Outdoor Baptism 2010
Photo by Andiejael; Andiejael.comWe had a great Sunday at Haugen's last week. In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus says to "make disciples, baptizing them..." On August 29th, seven people followed Jesus in baptism, four of them from the Robinwood congregation!

You can see more pictures here of the whole afternoon and of Angela Burns, Leslie Gertner, Maddie Salo, Miles Nelson, Maddie Lausche, Dustin Hannifan, and Sandra Roberts as they gave their testimonies and got all wet!

Photo by Andiejael; andiejael.comA couple unique things about this baptism: Four people were involved doing the baptizing. Pastor Nathan, me, Mark Hannifan baptized Dustin and Sandra's Son, Jeffrey who works for the Luis Palau association baptized her. This was also the first time we've used the pool at the Haugens. It was very nice to have a second venue. Thank you, Scott and Gay!
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Baptism at New Life Church River Falls
The baptisms that are planned for this Sunday will happen between first and second service. I suspect that it will be 10:20 or so when they begin. You'll want to come early or stay late. There will be some great stories.
Baptism at New Life Church
Sunday, January 31st, we enjoyed the baptism of three gloriously saved men who love Jesus and wanted everyone to know. Gary Beck, Wyatt Bender and Kevin Cook told the group about how God was changing their lives and how Jesus had saved them. Here are some pictures. I hope you are encouraged again.
Wyatt, Gary, and Kevin

New Life Church River Baptism

I hope you enjoy this video of our baptism last week.Please pray for Mel, Nate, James, Lisa and Sydney as they follow Jesus.
Yesterday's Baptism
Yesterday people from four congregations came together to honor Jesus Christ and celebrate the baptism of ten individuals. The weather was perfect and the river sparkled. Best of all though, person after person spoke of the change God had made in their lives as they trusted Jesus as their savior.

Please continue to pray for each person who was baptized. They will all face their unique challenges following Jesus. The group who was baptized is: Michael Ramage, Tim O'Connor, Jim Jones, Alex Rodriguez, Tyler Mathews, Claire Tolbert, Chelsea Kegans, Kylie Svendsen, Max Brandstetter and Dylan Brandstetter.

You can see more pictures here.
Baptism Tomorrow!
Just a reminder, this Sunday, August 3rd, we will be gathering at the Haugen’s house for an outdoor baptism. Nine people will be following Christ in baptism! This will be a great time of encouragement, celebration, and fellowship. The worship and testimonies will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Click here for a map and directions, please carpool and bring your own chairs if possible.
Summer Schedule: River Baptism

New Life Church will have one opportunity for river baptism this Summer--

Date: Sunday, August 3rd
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: The home of the Haugen Famliy,
on the Clackamas River in Oregon City.

For further details, questions, or if you would like to sign up, please contact Julia at the church office by phone: 503-656-8600 or by e-mail: