OPPORTUNITIES

DELIGHT

All Church Combined Service - On February 25 at 10 a.m., we will all worship together in the West Linn High School Commons Area. Use the stairs or elevator on the ground level to take you to the Commons Area. Lunch will be provided after the service.

Join the New Life Family Band! Dinner and rehearsal at the West Linn Campus on Saturday, February 24 at 5 p.m. All acoustic instruments welcome! RSVP to Taylor Reavely.


CONNECT

WEST LINN

West Linn Men - Join us for breakfast Saturday, February 24 at 8 a.m. at the Robinwood Campus (19915 Old River Road, West Linn). Bring $5 for amazing portions of food! Please RSVP by calling or texting Billy Ferguson (503-956-2922).


NEWS

The church office will be closed on President’s Day, Monday, February 19.

 

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GIVE

Is your bottle or envelope full of life? Remember, we will collect our First Image Baby Bottles/Changelopes on Sunday, February 18, 2018! The hope provided through your gift may change at least one life for eternity!


GROW

Marriage Class - Travis and Theresa Tadema will teach a Biblical Understanding of Marriage class in two parts from 9:30-2:30 on Saturdays, February 24 and March 3 at New Life Wilsonville. The class is $10 per couple, lunch is provided, and childcare is available upon request.


CONNECT

WILSONVILLE

Women,  Joy Eller would like to organize some activities to get women of the church together. If you are interested in a Christian Women's Book Club or craft night, please talk with Joy or email her

 

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


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ASK

These past four weeks we've done our best to connect the gospel of Jesus Christ to the questions of our day. It hasn't been perfect. We've left things out. We've only dealt with part of the issues. I thought it might be worthwhile to share with you some of the articles I've read about these issues. Below are links to some of the articles I collected and read. Some are Christian. Some are not. Some are explicit. Some are tame. Some are about recovering, some are about preventing. 

I cut the number of links by about half, trying to keep those that may be most helpful.  I hope these links, like the series itself, will help you talk with your friends about the good news and hard questions. 

ASK #1: Is it okay to ask?

https://eand.co/how-the-way-we-think-about-the-world-failed-5191c8c23d5f?mc_cid=c82eaf9a6a

ASK #2: Are we going to be blown up?

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/north-koreas-nuclear-threat-is-here-and-its-real-kim-jong-uns-regime-must-go/

https://www.cfr.org/report/preventive-priorities-survey-2018?utm_campaign=year-end&utm_medium=partner&utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=121817

http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2017/07/oregons_top_20_crime-free_citi.html

ASK #3: How do I navigate a polarized world?

https://www.ted.com/talks/megan_phelps_roper_i_grew_up_in_the_westboro_baptist_church_here_s_why_i_left

https://www.salon.com/2017/10/14/america-may-be-more-divided-now-than-at-any-time-since-the-civil-war/

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/has-americas-culture-war-always-been-this-dumb

http://www.ozy.com/politics-and-power/the-political-forecast-fasten-your-seatbelts/82464

ASK #4: Who is next? How do I live in a sexually charged world?

https://stephenmcalpine.com/2017/11/28/while-you-were-sleeping/

https://nyti.ms/2kb2AXT

http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/january/andy-savages-standing-ovation-was-heard-round-world-because.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/troublerofisrael/2018/01/not-content-with-consent-re-moralizing-sex/

ASK #5: How did #MeToo become person of the year?

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/incredible-testimony-former-gymnast-confronts-sexual-abuser-court/(this is the most moving of all of these links, in my humble opinion). 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/06/568773208/-metoo-movement-is-person-of-the-year-time-says

http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/november/what-does-metoo-have-to-do-with-you-seeking-to-be-disciples.html?mc_cid=5f2dad38a2&mc_eid=0f3c5be73b

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2018/01/warnings-against-the-re-moralization-of-sex/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/will-metoo-cause-hollywood-to-rethink-its-views-on-sex/

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-washington-was-about-to-explode-the-cli/f-688bb845d6%2Fpolitico.com

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/01/purity-and-prejudice

https://fightthenewdrug.org/porn-bystander-sexual-assault/

http://endsexualexploitation.org/

https://protectyoungminds.org/2018/01/11/keep-kids-safe-porn-predators-target-kids-2018/

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

ReGeneration will meet Sunday evening (January 28) at 7 p.m. downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at the West Linn Campus.

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a Shared Meal after the worship service next Sunday (February 4). 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

All Church Combined Service - February 25 at 10 a.m., we will all worship together in the West Linn High School Commons Area and have lunch afterwards.

A New Online Resource - “Following Jesus – Footsteps to the Cross,” will be available starting Wednesday, February 14. To receive this daily devotional guide, sign up on the Subscriptions page.


ENGAGE

Coffee Cart needs people to engage with students Tuesday (must be 21 or older) and Wednesday (must be 18 or older) mornings. Please contact Lisa Reavely for more information.


GIVE

Changing and Saving Lives; One Bottle at a Time! Pick up a Baby Bottle/Changelope in the church lobby. Your pocket change, bills, and checks will change lives and save lives - remember to pray for the women, families, and students in our city. Bottles/envelopes will be returned to church Sunday, February 18.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018

  • 2 p.m. - Congregational Meeting in West Linn to vote on the sale of the Robinwood property.
  • 2:45 p.m. - New to New Life Class at the West Linn Campus.
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Celebrate what God is doing in Slovenia with Stephanie Rogers at the West Linn Campus. Dessert will be provided.

WEST LINN

West Linn Men - Join us for breakfast Saturday, January 27 at 8 a.m at 19915 Old River Road, West Linn. Bring $5 for amazing portions of food! Please RSVP by calling or texting Billy Ferguson (503-956-2922).

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

The Marylhurst School made a formal offer to purchase the Robinwood building. The executive team has accepted the offer contingent upon approval by members (Our bylaws require the church's approval for selling or buying property). A Members Meeting is scheduled for January 21 at 2 p.m. in West Linn to discuss this and vote on it!

The New to New Life Class time and location have changed to January 21, at 2:45 p.m. at the West Linn Campus. Please RSVP by contacting the church office.

Come celebrate what God is doing in Slovenia! Stephanie Rogers is hosting a family-friendly Celebration Dessert on January 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the West Linn Campus Fellowship Hall.

WILSONVILLE

Marriage Class - If you are interested in participating in a biblical understanding of marriage class, please contact Pastor Travis and indicate if you would prefer an eight week Sunday morning, an eight week Sunday evening, or a two Saturday format. 

 

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Women's Winter Bible Study - The study Panorama: Sweeping Vista of God's Word begins this week. One class will meet at the West Linn Campus on Wednesday evenings and the other on Thursday mornings. Please contact Kim Fraley for details.

Mission Connexion Northwest will take place at Rolling Hills Community Church on January 19 and 20. Pre-registration for this global impacting ministry is required.

A Perspectives Course will be held at Good Shepherd Community Church on Monday nights beginning January 22. Perspectives highlights the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic aspects of God's global purpose through a fifteen week course. Contact Paul Metko for more information. 

Oregon Right to Life is sponsoring a Roe v Wade Memorial & March, this Sunday, January 14, 2:30pm Pioneer Courthouse Square. 

WEST LINN

Baby Dedication - We are having a baby dedication on January 21. If you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord, please email the church office.

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Wednesday is the first Day of Prayer in 2018. More than ever, I am aware of my need for God to work in my life and the life of our church. “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” (Psalm 127:1)

This month please use some of these Scriptures as templates to guide your prayers:

Philippians 1:9-11 – And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,  10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,  11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Colossians 1:9-12 – We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,  10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.  11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,  12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Ephesians 1:16-21 – I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,  17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,  18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,  19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might  20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,  21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

As you pray for our church, please pray for:

  • The new ASK sermon series. Pray for God to protect us from saying unhelpful things. Pray that God would use his word to establish us in the face of uncertainty.
  • The sale of the Robinwood building. We are in negotiations right now and are finalizing a sales agreement. Please pray that God will protect our church and help us through this sale.
  • Our Elders retreat. Some of the elders just started. Please pray we would shepherd the flock of God in a way that pleases the Chief Shepherd!

Thank you!

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OPPORTUNITIES

NEWS

The church office will be closed on Monday, January 1.

Memorial Service for Richard Baumgardner - Join us on January 3 at 4 p.m. at the West Linn Campus to remember Richard Baumgardner.

WEST LINN

The Senior High needs six strong people immediately following the service on December 31 to help move some items. See Josh in the foyer.


DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, January 3.


CONNECT

WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a Shared Meal after the worship service Sunday, January 7. 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. 

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