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Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ...No matter who you are -- whether just browsing the web, a community member looking for a new church or a committed disciple of New Life Lutheran, know that you are welcome and the power of God is ready to meet you here.  Our desire is to share the joy we have in Jesus Christ so that you may know Him, believe in Him and call upon His name.  Please explore our website, and if you are in the area, join us for worship this Sunday!

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Upcoming Events

Hayride, Corn Maze & Chili Family Event
Bring the entire family -- and lots of friends -- for the upcoming fall extravaganza October 3.  The fun begins with walking through Engwall's Corn Maze followed by a hayride and then a chili feed.  

The event runs from 2-5 p.m., at 4749 Hermantown Road.  Parking and picnic space in the tent is provided. 

Cost is $10 per adult (age 12 and above) and $5 per child (age 2-12).   Babies and toddlers to age 2 are free.  Payment is due at sign up (sheet available at church).  

Sign up deadline is 9 a.m. Monday, September 28.  New Life will receive the best group rate if lots of people participate!
2-5 p.m., Saturday October 3
4749 Hermantown Road

Financial Peace University Returns

The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days!

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money.

Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be.
In just nine lessons, you'll learn to take control of your money, invest for the future, and give like never before.

Don't worry! You won't be asked to share any personal financial information during the class.

Cost of all materials is $93; registration is online at FPU
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays, Sept. 13-Nov. 8
"I highly recommend that adults of all ages attend Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes here at New Life Lutheran! You're never too old or too young to learn about managing the financial resources that God has given you. Jim and Tina Weber are excellent facilitators for the course--full of knowledge and enthusiasm! And Dave Ramsey's video presentations are both informative and entertaining. He's got a great sense of humor, so the classes are far from being dull or boring.  

At 61 years old, I know I'll use what I've learned about budgeting both now and in retirement when on a fixed income.  I've also shared some budgeting tips with my daughters who are in their 30s, so now they're fired up to attend Financial Peace University classes in the Twin Cities where they live. 

So don't miss this opportunity...sign up today!"  Barb

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?
An educational workshop about passing on personal possessions
Have you decided what to do with your personal property -- furniture, photos, je
welry, etc. --  after you die?  All too often, these items aren't included when wills or other final wishes are discussed. 

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? is a workshop that will help you plan ahead.  During this full-day course, you will set goals for what you want to accomplish, understand what's "fair" to all family members, establish a clear plan of discussing and distributing your treasured possessions and much more!

Workshop cost is $20 and includes a book and lunch; couples are welcome to share a book.  Two sessions are offered; register today as each session is limited to 30 attendees.
8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 OR Saturday, November 16

    Meeting God at New Life

    Service of Healing Set for October 19
    New Life is pleased to welcome Sue Peterson, a member of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician Healing Ministry, as guest speaker for the upcoming healing service.  

    Sue has been a guest speaker at OSL conferences as well as area churches.  She has also authored articles in the OSL magazine: Sharing, A Journal of Christian Healing.  

    Sue is a self-described introvert who pushes herself out of her comfort zone to partner with Jesus in His present healing ministry.  She is part of the Healing Teams at the Duluth Vineyard Church, where she is a member.

    There will be an opportunity to come forward during the service to receive healing prayer for emotional, spiritual and physical needs.  
    6:30 p.m., Monday October 19

    Men's/Women's Breakfasts
    Each month, Pastor Norland leads two separate Bible studies during a Saturday morning breakfast.  Check the calendar for dates and locations.

    New Life offers a Biblical Greek course every Wednesday at 10 a.m.  New participants are welcome.

    Draw near to God and He will draw
    near to you.  James 4:8

    It's Almost Time to Start Packing!
    Operation Christmas Child is gearing up again at New Life Lutheran.  It all begins with shopping...then the boxes are brought to a distribution center....

    and finally into the hands of one special child.  Share the love of Jesus this fall.  Pack a shoebox; details to come!

    Get Connected

    Need an Idea How to Share Jesus with Others?
    Check out this 2-minute youtube video from Steve Harvey...the link is also in the August New Life newsletter.

    Annual Meeting Minutes Available
    New Life held its Annual Congregational Voters Assembly May 17 with more than 50 members in attendance.  The minutes are available for download here; later this summer they will be on the Our Council page, where the May 2014 amended minutes can be downloaded.

    Event Planning Form Online
    If you are planning an event at church, please take time to download the necessary form. When the form is properly completed, all elements of event planning will be fulfilled. 
     The form can be found on the Relationship page.

    Council Minutes Available Online
    Council minutes are available for download on

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    from there the boxes are transported to cities and towns and villages.....