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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

Lenten Services Begin February 10
New Life will hold weekly services during Lent at 6:30 p.m.  There will be eight services during the season, beginning with Ash Wednesday, February 10.  

Weekly Wednesday services are scheduled from February 17 through March 16 and will be followed by a pie social.  There is a sign-up sheet at church where people can commit to set-up, clean-up and/or bringing a pie.  Please DO NOT bring a pie without signing up; in past years it has resulted in too many pies.  

There will be no Wednesday service March 23.  Instead, there will be a Maundy Thursday service on March 24 and a Good Friday service on March 25.  Both services are at 6:30 p.m. 



Winter Session of What Lutherans Believe
New Life is currently offering a winter session of its in-depth study of the Augsburg Confession. This 10-week study will address questions such as, “Who is Martin Luther?”, “What does it mean to be Lutheran?”, and “How does Martin Luther’s ancient teachings and the Augsburg Confession apply to the Lutheran church today?”

Contact the church office at 740-3597 for more information.

8-10 a.m., Tuesdays
January 5-March 8





 

    Meeting God at New Life

    http://www.lhm.org/lent/

    The Lenten season begins February 10 on Ash Wednesday. Prepare now for daily devotions.  Available to read online or as a podcast beginning Ash Wednesday, Love's Greatest Sacrifice can also be received as an e-mail subscription throughout the Lenten season.


    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.


    Operation Christmas Child Recap
    New Life filled and collected 84 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year, according to coordinator Marilyn Carter.  "The project was a huge success, thanks to everyone who contributed in any way," she said.  

        The boxes are now on there way to Malawi, which is a small country in southeast Africa.  Almost 170,000 boxes from the United States are being shipped to Malawi this year.  According to Samaritan's Purse, the organization that sponsors Operation Christmas Child, there are 17.9 million people in Malawi; 47 percent of the population is younger than 14 years of age.  More than 799,500 children in Malawi have received OCC boxes since distribution began in 2000.

    To learn more about OCC in Malawi and the follow-up program offered to shoebox recipients, click on this link:   



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



    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
    Council minutes are available for download on


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