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New Life Members Return from Russian Mission Trip

Luke Irons, Eric Johnson, (front) and Barb and Steve Goodspeed have returned from their short-term mission trip to Kondopoga, Russia.  The trip was a great success, where they served as teachers in the Friendship English Language (Bible) Camp, which is sponsored by East European Mission Network (EEMN).  

The mission program involved two week-long teaching sessions for middle and high school students.  The program is unique because it teaches English using curriculum based on the Bible.  In addition to teaching, the mission team visited and worshipped at the Lutheran church in Kondopoga and Petrozavodsk, and met leaders of the Ingrian Lutheran Church of Russia.  The team stayed with Russian families, which provided ample opportunity for faith-sharing.

New Life has sent members to Kondopoga since 2011.  The Goodspeeds have participated numerous times; this is the first trip for both Luke and Eric.


    Meeting God at New Life

    Members Elect 8 New Council Members
    New Life held its annual meeting May 15 and elected 8 new members to its leadership council.  Appreciation was expressed for those council members who have completed their terms of service: Steve Goodspeed, Harry Podgorski, Chris Peterson and Dan Tabor.
    Two new members-at-large were elected: Pete Gemeunden and Ron Simpson.  Bill Hall was elected to the newly created Financial Secretary position.

    Cheryl Aamodt was elected Care & Support Team Leader; Arndt Braaten was elected Mission Team Leader; Terry Gilbert was elected Relationship Team Leader; Joanie Tanski was elected Study Team Leader; and Ron Lemenager was elected Worship Team Leader.  The new council will begin in July.

    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.
    Women's Study: 9 a.m., June 11
    Men's Study: 8 a.m., June 18

    New Life offers a Biblical Greek course every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.  New participants are welcome.

    Get Connected

    LCMC Plans National Youth Gathering
    Registration is open for the 2016 Called 2 Serve Youth Gathering, which will be held July 19-22 at Grand View University in Des Moines.   Students who have completed 8-12th grades, youth leaders and pastors are encouraged to attend.  The purpose of the event is "to strengthen the ministry of the local church." For more information, visit www.lcmc.net/youth-gathering.  

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

    Another option is to download the Word of Witness (see sidebar at left).  Read the suggested text daily, and choose one verse in the text to share with someone during the day.  Simple and easy.  

    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
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