OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

Family Forum - On September 30 in West Linn and October 7 in Wilsonville, after the worship gathering, we invite you to stay for a family forum. We have some exciting family news we want to talk over.

WEST LINN

Pizza with Pastors - If you are new to New Life Church, you are invited to an informal pizza lunch with the pastors on Sunday, September 23 following the worship service.


NEWS

A New to New Life Class will be held on October 14 at 4 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. N2NL is for those interested in learning more about our church vision, doctrine, strategy, goals, and/or church membership. Child care is available. Please RSVP by contacting the church office.


GIVE

Food Donations are Needed - NLC provides food boxes to individuals who have recently been released from prison and live near our West Linn Campus. Please place donations of soup, cup noodles, tuna, canned fruits, and spaghetti sauce in the box in the Fellowship Hall at the West Linn Campus.

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ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE, PICNIC, AND RIVER BAPTISM
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The West Linn and Wilsonville congregations will meet together this Sunday, September 9, for a combined worship service, picnic, and river baptism. Join us in Wilsonville at 10 a.m. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs or blankets. The church will provide the chicken. Additional parking is available at Mentor Graphics.

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September Day of Prayer
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Let’s make our September Day of Prayer a day of thanksgiving. I know that thanksgiving often accompanies feasting more than fasting, and we certainly have needs we can and should pray for with fasting. 

I have been overwhelmed recently with the generosity of grace that the Lord has given New Life Church. Would you join me and spending extra time returning thanks?

I will offer some items below to get you started, but it would be time well spent to simply review some of the things you love about our church and express your gratitude to the Lord for them.

Our executive team met last night, and we were struck with the significance of the opportunities God is bringing our way and we are thankful for them.

We are overwhelmed with the generosity of people at New Life Church. Over and over, month after month, God has provided for us through the faithful stewardship of so many of you. Because of that, we can consider some of these opportunities.

I am grateful for everything from the leadership on the executive team to the recent improvements in our facilities to the generous musicians that serve us every week.

I’m thankful for the spirit of unity that is evident every Sunday.

I’m thankful for husbands and wives who love each other and parents who shepherd their children to follow Jesus.

I’m thankful for the skillfulness, efficiency and heart for ministry that Kim has in our church office.

I’m thankful we get to have an outdoor service together on Sunday.

I’m thankful for the pastoral team I get to work with.

I’m grateful for decades of faithfulness to the gospel that our church has enjoyed.

I’m thankful for our relationships with CB Northwest, and Western Seminary.

I’m overwhelmed when I consider the impact our church has had around the world through the missionaries that we have sent. I’m grateful that we can engage as missionaries right here at home.

I’m thankful for coffee cart ministry that has served students at West Linn high school for over 20 years. I’m thankful for Regeneration's outreach to Clackamas Community College.

I’m so, so grateful for God’s leading with our recovery houses. I’m thankful David Goetchius is leading in coordinating them. (Please pray for him).

I’m thankful for the kindness, the generosity, and the longsuffering of our seniors. I can’t believe that they have been so patient with me for so long as their pastor.

I can’t begin to express my gratitude for so many men and women who are doing their very best to serve Jesus in and through New Life Church. What a beautiful thing to witness!

I’m thankful for my life group. I’m thankful for the life group leadership of so many that enables everyone in New Life Church to have a place of community and belonging.

I’m grateful that we can serve as a team. I love that you get a variety of people who bring sermons on Sunday mornings and multiple teams of musicians to lead us in worship.

I’m thankful we can be a multi-site church so that we can be reminded that God’s kingdom is bigger than what we experience day-to-day. It gives us the cause to be unselfish and humble as we seek to glorify Jesus and extends God’s rule throughout our world.

I’m grateful that when people come to church on Sunday morning they invariably tell us how friendly people are and how much people work to make them feel at home.

I could go on... but, would you please join me in giving thanks to the Father for what he is doing and has done in and through New Life Church?

The text from which I’m preaching on Sunday is a prayer. It reaches its climax when it invites us to give thanks to the Father with joy (Colossians 1:9-12). Would you share my joy on this day of prayer and express your gratitude to the Father?

Thank you.

Pastor Scott

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

All-Church Outdoor Service - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 9 at the Wilsonville Campus. Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs and blankets. The church will provide chicken. Additional parking is available at Mentor Graphics.


PRAY

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, September 5. Look for prayer requests on the church blog or in the newsletter.


GROW

AWANA - This fall we will have an Awana program for children on Wednesday evenings beginning September 12. Register your children at www.newlifenw.com/awana. If you would be willing to serve, please contact Emily Leonard.

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

All-Church Outdoor Service - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. on September 9, at the Wilsonville Campus. Please bring a dish to share, the church will provide chicken.

Ladies, you are invited to a bridal shower for Julie Pylate on Saturday, September 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the West Linn Campus. Julie and Ruslan are registered at Target.

WILSONVILLE

First Sunday Shared Meal - There will not be a shared meal on September 2.


ENGAGE

Coffee Cart Needs Volunteers! We serve coffee, bagels, and muffins to West Linn High School kids on weekday mornings. If interested, contact Ben Foullon or Lisa Reavely


BUSINESS

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. Pick up a nomination form on Sunday.

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

All-Church Outdoor Service - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. on September 9, at the Wilsonville Campus.

Men's Roundup - New Life Church men are headed to Men’s Roundup at Camp Tadmor the weekend of September 7 - 9. Contact Billy Ferguson for details.

Amazing Race: Junior High Edition - Junior High students, form your teams (friends, siblings, cousins, classmates) for this AMAZING event. Meet at the home of Tanya Elkins on August 25 from 1 - 4 p.m. Text Jennifer (503-701-0543) with your name and team size.

WEST LINN

Summer Sundays are for SALADS! Let’s enjoy some extra time together before summer ends. You are invited to Scott and Marcia Reavely’s yard from 5:30-7:30 p.m., either August 19 or 26. Please bring a salad to share and a lawn chair if possible. Text Marcia with questions (503-720-7197).

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Stories from Summer in the USA

Last Saturday, July 28th, we said goodbye to the Basque students staying in the homes of several families from New Life Church. Five teenagers – Nekane, Pablo, Irati, Nicolas, and Iratxe — (as well as their leader, Arianne) arrived on June 28 to spend four weeks with us practicing their English, learning about American culture, and hearing about who Jesus is. They came through the organization SUSA, Summer in the USA, which partners with local churches to host students from Basque Country in Spain as a step towards sharing the hope of the gospel with what is still a largely unreached people group within Europe. 

Our days were filled with big things like beach trips, hikes, fairs, and kayaking, as well as small things like berry picking, grocery shopping, and some of our normal routines. This short video offers a glimpse into a few of our activities together as a group:

We wanted to share a few stories with the church, because so many of you played a pivotal role in praying for the host families and students, sharing things like beds and food and rides with us, and welcoming them into the youth group and church while they were here. Thank you for your encouragement and support throughout this long and exciting month! 

 

"One of the many benefits to having Irati in our family was the chance to experience our normal life from her point of view. Elaine's picture to the right is more interesting to me than the one Irati was taking because it captures not only the landmark sign, but also the Basque student's interest in the sign.

We had a chance to rediscover the city, coast, rivers, and the gorge in a new way. Moreso we had the chance to think about the food we eat, the way we eat together, and the structure of our family times. Does our normal week of schedule and interactions reflect Jesus' love to each other? The language barrier was a bigger challenge then we guessed, but at the end of the day, those are just words. How do we live? How do we relate? Aside from church attendance, what makes us a 'Christian' family? These questions came into focus in a real way."

— Josh + Elaine Hochstettler


"Laughter – yes laughter filled our home and the homes of our kids when we could visit our local families! Toward the end when Nicolas played in the swimming pool with our four-year-old great grand-daughter, Ady, she told Nicolas that he had become her best friend. The transparency of Nicolas really surfaced the last two weeks in which we saw Beryl and Nicolas really engaging one another in fun verbal exchanges. Overall, we found ourselves desiring to learn more about the Basque people and wishing to be a part of SUSA again."

— Paul + Beryl Metko


"It was such a joy to host Pablo this summer! We loved getting to take him on some memorable hikes, his first camping trip, and lots of family gatherings. Towards the end of his stay, Pablo became like family to us, and we grew in our laughter, appreciation for each other's cultures, and depth of conversation.  

Surprisingly, this experience also uniquely challenged our own assumptions about our culture, the Bible, and hospitality. Even as we showed him American culture, our aim was to point to a greater Kingdom. And even as we welcomed him into our family, we sought to invite him into the greater family of God."

— Ben + Lauren Edmonds


"I think what made our time so special with Iratxe was that we all, including Iratxe, saw her as the 6th Zook daughter. Her desire to have sisters and our bountiful quiver, was a perfect match. Iratxe was engaged with us so much in our lives. We are thankful that this was a FAMILY experience that will last a lifetime and, we pray, for eternity."

— Matt + Kelly Zook


Thank you, New Life Church!

 
OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) Potluck - Please join us on Wednesday, August 8, at 12:30 p.m. downstairs at the West Linn Campus for the monthly Senior Adult Potluck.

Men's Roundup - New Life Church men are headed to Men’s Roundup  at Camp Tadmor the weekend of September 7 - 9. Contact Billy Ferguson for details (billy_Fer@msn.com or 503-956-2922).

Junior High Edition Amazing Race - Junior High students, form your teams and sign up today for this fun event.


GIVE

Love INC is providing new shoes (sneaker/athletic type) for over 1200 homeless students in Clackamas County. Throughout August there will be a collection box in the foyer. If you would like to participate, please donate a pair of shoes or make a financial donation to Love INC.

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August Day of Prayer
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Today is our monthly day of prayer and fasting. I will admit it snuck up on me. I was on vacation and didn’t adequately communicate with Church about what to pray for.

My main concern is that Jesus looks good at New Life Church. Please pray that people will see him and love him and delight in him. I want every person to be formed into the image of Jesus.

Please join me in thanking God for our youth ministries and children’s ministries. I’m so excited about what God is doing in the lives of children through school classes, sports camp and AWANA. Please pray that Sports camp would have the volunteers they need and that the right students would come. 

Our high school ministry just came off of beach bash and is planning for fall. The junior high ministry has exciting things on tap for young people. Please pray for them as they seek to make disciples of young people.

Please continue to pray for a good impact for the Basque students who were with us last month. Please pray for those who will be following up with our students and that the seed sown here would fall on good soil.

I am excited about how many New Life Church people will be hosting parties for their neighbors this summer. Please pray for each other as we show hospitality and love to our neighbors. It is a simple thing, but eternally important.

We still have many of the same major needs to pray about that we’ve had for several months. Please pray for God‘s guidance about our next church planting opportunities. Please pray that the sale of the Robinwood building will continue to move forward. Please pray for our recovery houses, that the right men would move in and learn to love Jesus.

Please take some extra time and pray for friends, neighbors and family I need to know Jesus. I'm praying that God would use many of us to see our friends come to faith in Christ.

Thank you for praying! I’m excited to see what God will do in and through New Life Church.

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

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All-Church Outdoor Service - We will meet together for an all-church outdoor worship service, picnic, and baptism at 10 a.m. on September 9, at the Wilsonville Campus.

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a Shared Meal after the worship service next Sunday, August 5. Please 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.


DELIGHT

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


INFORMATION

Pure Life Alliance is a local ministry helping men and women recover from sexual addiction in confidential support groups. For more information visit purelifealliance.com or call the confidential phone line for Men (503-750-0817) or Women (503-806-3770) or Women with Partners who Struggle (503-750-3992).