Thank you to the Green Shirts!

Thank you to everyone who made our 2017 Sports Camp such a great week!

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OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECT

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All Church Outdoor Service - We will meet for an all church outdoor service and picnic at 10 a.m. next Sunday, August 20, at the Wilsonville campus. There is additional parking in the Mentor Graphics parking lot to the west of the church. Please leave the church lot open for guests, families, and the elderly. 

Following the outdoor service, there will be an all church picnic and lawn games. Please bring a main dish and a side dish to share. Your generous contributions allow us to be hospitable to guests who may join us. 


Church Office Closed - The church office will be closed from August 11 to August 20. Please contact Pastor Scott or Pastor Travis if you have a prayer request or urgent need.


SERVE

AWANA - This fall we will have an Awana program for children on Wednesday evenings beginning September 13. Awana helps children learn about God through fun games and Bible memory. If you would be willing to serve, please contact Emily Leonard.

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August 2 — Day of Fasting and Prayer
 
 

Do you need suggestions to pray for on the Day of Fasting and Prayer? Feel free to use some of these as tracks to run on:

Pray for next week's Sport's Camp in Wilsonville. Pray that young people will clearly hear the good news of Jesus.

Use the Valley of Vision, a collection of prayers from saints of earlier generations. I use it every week to help my prayer vocabulary.

Use this page to pray for our Global Outreach Partners. 

Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send forth workers into his harvest (Matthew 9:38). In addition to the everyday relationships every Christian is involved with, please pray for New Life Church workers:

  • Coffee Cart Coordinator
  • Coffee Cart purchasing coordinator
  • Female group leader at Celebrate Recovery
  • Team leader at monthly Tanner Springs service
  • Bible teacher at Tanner Springs service
  • Jr. High leader for weekly meetings

In addition, please pray for opportunities to open up. We may have the opportunity to host recovery meetings for high school students. Pray there might be other opportunities as well. 

Thank God for his help in our search for an Associate Campus Pastor for the West Linn congregation. We'll introduce him later this week! 

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OPPORTUNITIES

DELIGHT

Day of Prayer and Fasting - Please join us in a day of prayer and fasting on Wednesday, August 2. Look for prayer requests on the church blog or in the newsletter.


CONNECT

Memorial Service - There will be a memorial service for George Milliken on August 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Riverfalls Campus. After the service there will be a potluck dinner downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert to share.


Save the Date - We will meet together for an all church outdoor worship service and picnic at 10 a.m. on August 20 at the Wilsonville Campus. Watch for details.


Men's Roundup - New Life Church men are headed to Men’s Roundup the weekend of September 8 - 10. Early registration deadline is August 22. Contact Billy Ferguson for details.


WILSONVILLE

Please join us for a Shared Meal after the worship service next Sunday, August 6. Please bring a main dish and a side dish (salad, fruit, dessert, etc.) to share with others. This is a great time to connect and reconnect with one another.

OPPORTUNITIES

ENGAGE

Give Blood. Help save lives. On Tuesday, July 25, there will be a blood drive at the our West Linn location from 1 - 6 p.m. Contact 1-800-RED CROSS or go online to schedule your donation.


Sports Camp - We need YOU to make Sports Camp a success! If you are interested in helping with Sports Camp, please contact Elaine Hochstettler. Sports Camp will be August 7-10, from 9 - 12 noon.


WILSONVILLE

Fun in the Park - Every year the community of Wilsonville has a festival in the park and our church hosts a Potato Golf booth. Would you be willing to represent New Life Church and host our booth on August 5? If so, contact Jimmy Young.

BBQ in the Park - Join us from 6 - 8 p.m. this Wednesday (July 26) for a barbecue and games at Town Center Park in Wilsonville. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and buns will be provided. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. Out of respect to others using the park, please park by Goodwill or City Hall if you are able.


CONNECT

re:Generation meets next Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Riverfalls Campus. We will celebrate the Gospel, pursue Jesus, eat dinner, and develop a community of young adults.


SERVE

RIVERFALLS

Junior High Ministry - Our Junior High group is looking for people to serve in this ministry on a weekly basis beginning in September. Contact Jennifer Austen for more information.

Songs For Summer - Psalm 25

Each week during the summer, we make an effort to not merely read the Psalms, but to prayerfully sing them, using them as they have been designed to be used: to give the Church voice to her faith in God in every circumstance.

One excellent resource for the church that surfaced in the late 19th century was a hymnal that adapted the Psalms into English rhyme and meter. With rare exception, when we sing the Psalms on a Sunday morning, we are singing lyrics from this hymnal--adding music, and often modifying them for clarity and conciseness. 

Listen, read, pray, meditate on Psalm 25 below. 

(This phone recording is merely a rough draft that I personally use to remind myself how the song sounds.)

Their souls shall dwell at ease

Before their Maker’s face:

Their seed shall taste the promises

In their extensive grace.

 

Part 3

Mine eyes and my desire

Are ever to the Lord:

I love to plead his promises,

And rest upon his word.

 

For his own goodness’ sake,

He saves my soul from shame;

He pardons (tho’ my guilt be great)

Thro’ my Redeemer’s name.

 

When shall the sov’reign grace

Of my forgiving God,

Restore me from those dang’rous ways,

My wand’ring feet have trod?

 

The tumult of my thoughts

Doth but enlarge my woe;

My spirit languishes; my heart

Is desolate and low.

 

With every morning light

My grief anew begins;

Look on my anguish and my pain,

And pardon all my sins.

 

Behold the hosts of hell,

How cruel is their hate!

Against my life they rise, and join,

Their fury with deceit.

 

With humble faith I wait,

To see they face again:

Of Israel it shall ne’er be said,

He sought the Lord in vain.

 

O keep my soul from death,

Nor put my hope to shame;

For I have plac’d my only trust

In my Redeemer’s name.

 

O keep our souls from death

Nor put our hope to shame

For we have plac'd our only trust

In our Redeemer’s name

Psalm 25 - A Hymn

Part 1

I lift my soul to God,

My trust is in his name;

Let not my foes that seek my blood

Still triumph in my shame.

 

Sin, and the pow’rs of hell

Persuade me to despair;

Lord, make me know thy cov’nant well,

That I may ‘scape the snare.

 

From the first dawning light,

‘Till the dark ev’ning rise,

For thy salvation, Lord, I wait,

With ever longing eyes.

 

Remember all thy grace,

And lead me in thy truth;

Forgive the sins of former days

And follies of my youth

 

The Lord is just and kind,

The meek shall learn his ways,

And ev’ry humble sinner find

The blessings of his grace.

 

For his own goodness’ sake,

He saves my soul from shame;

He pardons (tho’ my guilt be great)

Thro’ my Redeemer’s name.

 

Part 2

Where shall the man be found,

That fears t’offend his God:

That loves the gospel’s joyful sound,

And trembles at the rod?

 

The Lord shall make him know

The secret of his heart;

The wonders of his cov’nant show,

And all his love impart.

 

The dealings of his hand

Are truth and mercy still,

With such as in his cov’nant stand,

And love to do his will

 

Their souls shall dwell at ease

Before their Maker’s face:

Their seed shall taste the promises

In their extensive grace.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

The Slovenia Mission Team invites you to a light Slovene meal and a peek into English Camp 2017, Sunday evening (July 16) at 5:00 at the Riverfalls Campus. Please come and join them in thanking God for what He has done. 


Coffee Cart Planning Meeting - Coffee Cart needs volunteers for the 2017/2018 school year. If you would like to be a part of this important ministry please plan on attending a planning meeting Monday (July 17) at 4:30 p.m. at the Riverfalls Campus.


Do you like to clean and organize? We are putting together a team to take care of the Robinwood building and its inventory. If you are interested in serving in this way please contact the church office.


RIVERFALLS

Treasureland is looking for a couple of volunteers to lead children in worship on Sunday mornings. It's a short time commitment (15/20 minutes) and could be on a rotation basis. Contact Lori Elliott to talk details!

Final Days in Slovenia

June 29, 2017

We had yet another huge thunderstorm that started at 11 and lasted for hours. It kept a lot of us awake, but we all still somehow awoke refreshed. Today, we went on a hike to a waterfall where we had a lot of good conversations with the kids and got to know them better.

Chris talked about the Gospel tonight. The kids had a lot of questions ranging from the Trinity to who Jesus is – all of them productive conversations. And, a lot of the kids took steps toward Jesus - those who already professed faith grew closer to Christ, and those who still haven’t believed made steps towards understanding more about the Gospel. We then went to the campfire where some of those discussions continued, and we had s’mores and hot dogs. Thank you for the prayers - they were much needed! Continue to pray though! Camp’s not over, and neither is God’s ministry in Slovenia!

June 30, 2017

We all stayed up dancing the night away and welcomed Stephanie’s and Lisa’s birthday at midnight! The kids continued to ask difficult questions today as we wrapped up camp by having the Oregon Beach Bash and the dance party following.

July 1, 2017

Today we celebrated Stephanie’s and Lisa’s birthdays again, gave gifts to the kids, and packed up to head back to Radovljica where we gave English achievement awards to the kids, and we all performed the camp dance and workshop song for the parents.

July 2, 2017

This morning we went to the church Stephanie and Chris are involved in and shared some about our week and what we saw God do. Later that day, some of the kids from camp came to a barbecue on one of the Slovene’s farm where we hung out and said a few goodbyes.

This was also our last day with the Spokane team.

July 3, 2017

This morning we went to Chris’s house to debrief the previous week of camp, and then went back to Lake Bled to spend more time with the kids. We all went together to go eat pizza and afterwards said emotional goodbyes to everyone.

July 4, 2017

We spent our last day in Salzburg, looking at Sound of Music sights. We had an early night as we had to wake up at 4:30 for the first of many flights!

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Opportunities

Slovenia Mission Team Report - Please join the Slovenia Mission Team on Sunday, July 16 at 5 p.m. at the Riverfalls Campus to hear about their recent trip.


Sports Camp Volunteers - We need YOU to make Sports Camp a success! If you are interested in helping with Sports Camp, please contact the church office and one of the team leaders will contact you. Sports Camp will be August 7-10, from 9 - 12 noon.


RIVERFALLS

You are invited to a co-ed Baby Shower for Donny and Elle Pulliam on July 23 at 3 p.m. at the Riverfalls Campus.


WILSONVILLE

BBQ in the Park - Join us on July 12 from 6 - 8 p.m.  for a barbecue and games at Town Center Park in Wilsonville. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and buns will be provided. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. Out of respect to others using the park, please park by Goodwill or City Hall if you are able.