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What Lutherans Believe Class in Session
A summer session of New Life's in-depth study of the Augsburg Confession is currently in session. The 10-week study began July 6 and will continue through September 7.
This study addresses 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?"
"What Lutherans Believe" is held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays at the church. There is no cost for the course; participants are welcome to start the course at any point during the first four weeks. Pre-registration is not necessary.
The primary resource used is the Augsburg Confession of 1530. A modern Augsburg confession pamphlet, published by Concordia Publishing House in 2005, is given to participants at the first session attended. This serves as the tool for measuring whether Lutherans today are faithful to the Lutheran Reformation. The course will clarify any confusion about what it means to be Lutheran.
Wednesdays, July 6- September 7
Theology of the Cross Begins July 18
A three-week study of Martin Luther’s Theology of the Cross will begin July 18. This study will address questions such as, “Why is this theology important in 2016?”, and “Does Luther’s teaching apply to the church today?” The course will appeal to anyone who feels that churches today are in need of reformation.
“Theology of the Cross” will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Mondays at the New Life facility at a 4424 Venture Avenue in the airpark. The course runs July 18-August 1.
The primary resource used will be the Heidelberg Disputation of 1518. The course will be co-taught by Pastor David Norland from New Life, Rev. Brad Jensen, Pastor Emeritus and Dr. Arndt Braaten. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling the church at 740-3597 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for the course.
6:30-8 p.m., Mondays
July 18, July 25, August 1
Annual Summer Potluck Set for July 24
New Life will hold its annual summer potluck/barbeque following services Sunday, July 24. This year, there is something very special about the gathering that you simply won't want to miss. It's all about "location, location, location," which will be revealed later next week!
Meeting God at New Life
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. Please register using the form on the Study page.
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.
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.
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