Thank you to all who have been participating in our weekly worship!
To watch last Sunday's 9:30 am service from Sunday, June 19th, hereis a link to view it.
Join us for worship Sundays at 8:15 a.m. (Traditional) and at 9:30 a.m. (Praise Band Worship) which is also always livestreamed on our Facebook page and available on our YouTube page any time after, not just when we're live. Our most recent worship services are also posted to our website on Monday mornings and will be featured in the weekly newsletters on Wednesdays. Masks are optional but encouraged if people would like to wear them.
COMMUNITY OUTDOOR CONCERT – THIS SUNDAY! INVITE FRIENDS!
SUNDAY JUNE 26TH from 4:00-6:30pm
Come enjoy a lovely afternoon with great entertainment! The dance troupe, Magnum Opus, that has joined us in worship will perform and share news of their new Arts Studio opening soon. And then Mad City Funk will delight us with wonderful music! Plus, our youth and leaders headed to the Boundary Waters will be offering a cookout dinner as a fundraiser throughout the afternoon. Be sure to put it on your calendar and access it through our Facebook Page.
HELPERS NEEDED FOR SET-UP STARTING AT NOON - COME IF YOU CAN HELP ANY TIME!
Do You Like Breakfast?
Who doesn't enjoy having some good food with friends on a Sunday morning after church service?
We NEED someone to sign up to prepare and serve our "First Sunday of the Month" Breakfast on JULY 3rd. You could even make it a simple "campfire breakfast" or patriotic Red-White-Blue theme! It's not difficult to do, and you can enlist the help of some friends! Please see the sign-up sheet on the window by the kitchen serving counter, or let the office know.
Let's enjoy a great start to the month of JULY!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JULY WELCOME TEAM
We always encourage and appreciate volunteers for the Welcome Team to help out with parts of the worship service, such as greeter, welcome table, usher, tellers and coffee server.
Looking ahead, here is the link to theJULYsign-up sheet. Please check your summer schedules for availability. Ideally, if we have "many hands" to help, we can rotate and have different people taking shifts.
Anyone is invited to join the Welcome Team anytime!
WACKY WEDNESDAY - MEET US AT CULVER'S TONIGHT!
Dinner and Wacky Wednesday normally takes place for ALL AGES, with dinner beginning at 5:30 pm!
Tonight we will meet at the Culver's in Cottage Grove (1599 Landmark Drive) to dine together.Weneed more helpers for Wednesday dinner the last week of JUNE and into JULY! If you can help, it's easy, and you can get family, friends, or a group to help you! See the sign-up sheets by the kitchen serving window. And then after dinner, we’ll select a couple of different wacky activities to do together – outdoor and indoor options. For example, crafts, games, or movies inside and group games or projects outside (weather permitting).
Next week (June 29th) is Crazy Sock and Shoe night we missed due to weather. SAVE THE DATE: July 6th will be a Pool Party at the Wundrows' house!
Come and enjoy good food, fun, and fellowship!
Thanks for your support to meet our financial obligations. Consider giving online, if you aren't already! You can select a one-time donor or recurring donation, and it's easy to do - just click the box below to begin. Or as always, you can mail in your donations to New Life.
Join us during the 9:30 a.m. service for a children’s message and craft.
Youth Camping at Pine Lake
Some elementary and middle school aged youths will be going to Pine Lake camp this Wednesday, to enjoy some outdoors adventures and spend some time getting closer to God. They are joining Jessica on a two-night camp experience, staying in cabins and as a group spending time swimming, playing games, worshiping, and making new friends from other churches. Please pray for a safe and happy time for them!
Wacky Wednesdays - All Ages Welcomed!
Tonight we will meet at the Culver's in Cottage Grove to dine together. Next week (June 29) will be our Crazy Sock and Shoe Night!
Boundary Waters Fundraiser!
We will be serving hot dogs, brats and burgers during this year's first Community Concert THIS SUNDAY, June 26th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm! If any youth and adults would like to help out, letJessicaknow!
Vacation Bible School
Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 15-17 9am – 3pm Thursday, Aug. 18 is Family Night 5:30pm - 8pm
Registration is now open!
Kids who have completed 4K-5th grade are invited to join us for a farmin' fun as we are reminded that Jesus will always love us! Clickhere to register now!
Kids & youth who have completed 6th - 12th grade and adults are needed as volunteers! Clickhere to register as a volunteer!
Volunteer activities include being crew leaders or assisting station leaders in crafts, music and games.
If you are interested or want more information on any of the activities, feel free to reach out to Jessica Korrison.
July 14 – 16, 2022
Thursday from 7am-6pm
Friday from 7am-3pm
Saturday (free will donations) from 8-11am
We will once again host our Super Sale with proceeds going to our youth and children ministries. Start looking through things at your house and donate them to our Super Sale! Please bring items into the ReCreation Center and place on the tables behind the partition. Please do not sort anything. If you would like to help with sorting beforehand or on the days of the sale we will be taking those volunteers - let us know in the church office about pre-sort, to be done certain times before the sale.
Here is the sign-up sheet to help volunteer for the event on the dates above! We'll also have a printed copy out on the table this Sunday at worship.
PLEASE LOOK AT WHERE WE HAVE OPENINGS & NEED HELP!
SOCIAL PURPOSE FUND
Throughout the pandemic, we have been able to help so many families in the community because of this fund. Most recently, due to inflation especially at the gas pump, we have distributed almost $2000 in much-needed gift cards. Please know that if you are experiencing any financial need (rent/mortgage, utilities, groceries, medical, unemployment/furlough, etc.) you only need to let Pastor Heather know. This information will be kept confidential to her and our financial officers (treasurer and bookkeeper).
Also, because of these increased needs, if you would be able to give to this fund, please submit checks with "Social Purpose Fund" in the memo or give online to that fund. Again, thank you for caring and sharing!
WAYS TO PARTNER
We have established a partnership with the Nehemiah Center, which means that we will be looking for and offering ways for you to connect with their leadership in our area serving communities of color. We will highlight ways that you can personally and with your family grow this partnership alongside what we're doing as a congregation. Kathy Mullen is currently collecting the following items (women's toiletries): shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, razors, lotion, deodorant and body wash. Just place items on or around the table in the front lobby.
Other ways you and your family can partner: support black-owned businesses (click here for a list), visit www.lirs.org to support refugees, visit www.ldr.org to help with disaster response around the nation, or www.elca.org to find another way to give back to people in need.
NEW LIFE BOOK DISCUSSION –August 14 & 21 right after the second service.
HOW THE WORD IS PASSED: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, Clint Smith
A deeply researched and very readable exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.
This is the UW Madison BIG READ 2022-2023 SO there will be lots of copies available at local libraries. Current purchase price on Amazon is $14.11. We also expect to have a small number of copies available by early July.
Donna Butler’s grandson Anthony, Lindy Coel, Joyce Cox, Ally Fisch (studying abroad), Boyd Fleming, Terry Hines (Dave Kolmodin's cousin), Felicia Jones & family, Johnnie Jones, Michele Kiefer, Dave Kohlwey's brother Neil, Gail Kriel, Patti Kolmodin, Vicki Landes, Hailey Lennberg, Jeff Lennberg, Laurie Neuendorf, Alvina Phillips, the family of Wendy Phillips (late daughter-in-law of Stan and Alvina), Vern Richmond (death of his brother Glen), Mary Ann Roelke & family (loss of father), Jeremy Showers, Bobby Spridco, Bill Sterud, Russ & Shirley Theel's son-in-law Gil Franco, Darrick Thompson, Carolee Zick, and Barb Zimmerman.
If you would like to be included on our prayer list, please contact the church office. Permission is required from the individual for us to print their name. Individuals will on the list for one month unless requested. Please let us know if there is someone to be added, or if someone has improved or healed and can be taken off the list.
This Sunday and Updates for this Week
June 26, 2022
8:15 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
(Baptism of Kiera Ann Hoffmaster)
9:30 a.m. Praise Band Worship Service
(also livestreamed on Facebook Live)
9:30 a.m. New Life Kids
4:00-6:00 p.m. Concert on the Hill featuring Magnum Opus Dance Troupe and Mad City Funk Band, with a Cookout to benefit youths
Upcoming Schedule of Events This Week
Monday, June 27
6:00-8:00 p.m. Council Meeting in-person (Classroom A)
Tuesday, June 28
9:30-11:00 a.m. Common Threads (led by Ginny Olson & Gail Kriel) at Ginny's studio
Wednesday, June 29
9:00 a.m. Jessica Korrison and Youth Group go to Pine Lake for camping
5:30 p.m. "Wacky Wednesday" event - meal and then activities to follow
Thursday, June 30
7:00-8:30 p.m. — Shawn’s MCF Band practice
Saturday, June 25
9:00-10:00 a.m. Praise Band rehearsal (Worship Center)
Sunday, July 3
8:15 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Praise Band Worship Service (also livestreamed on Facebook Live)
9:30 a.m. New Life Kids
Monday, July 4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED
Office hours are Monday through Thursday. Please feel free to contact staff members of New Life by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at 608-223-9337. Contacts are listed here.