Sunday Worship Times:

Traditional Worship 8:15 a.m.

Praise Band Worship 9:30 a.m., also livestreamed on Facebook Live

7564 Cottage Grove Rd. Madison WI 53718

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Contact us at or (608) 223-9337

Join us on Facebook or YouTube / Join our email list here




The sermon this Sunday: "Sending Out Laborers"

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Happy Independence Day on the 4th of July, a national holiday to celebrate our nation and its freedoms.  The office will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

We continue offering worship via Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays - please join us on our Facebook page for this opportunity!

If you have trouble joining Facebook Live, the worship videos will be available by each Monday on New Life's YouTube Channel.

Thank you to all who have been participating in our weekly worship!

To watch last Sunday's 9:30 am service from Sunday, June 26th, here is a link to view it.

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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.


Over 100 people came out for some food and fun on Sunday evening, June 26th!  The dance troupe, Magnum Opus, performed for us and shared news of their new Arts Studio opening soon. Then, Mad City Funk played great music! Plus, our youth and leaders headed to the Boundary Waters served a cookout dinner as a fundraiser throughout the afternoon. Thank you to everyone who helped out or joined us! The youth thank you for your support - they raised over $850! (See scenes below from the event)

Special Treats this Sunday!

We had some ice cream treats left from the cookout.  So, this Sunday, July 3rd, come get some yummy ice cream after both services. Enjoy the start of JULY!


On Sunday, July 24, we will all gather for ONE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30AM outside in order to celebrate the high schoolers returning from their Boundary Waters Canoe trip. They will share with us their experience as part of the sermon that day. Come and enjoy worship outside and hear their inspiring stories!


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 the JULY sign-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.

We need helpers for 8 a.m. this Sunday, July 3rd - If you attend the early service and could help out, please call the office (duties are very light). Anyone is invited to join the Welcome Team anytime!

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Dinner and Wacky Wednesday normally takes place for ALL AGES, with dinner beginning at 5:30 pm!

Tonight is "Crazy Sock and Shoe Day," and mark your calendars for a Pool Party at the Wundrows' house on July 6th.  Tonight's meal will be brats and hot dogs.

We need more helpers for Wednesday dinners in 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).

Come have a good time, with fellowship, great food, and fun!

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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.

VANCO(Give Online)



Children & Youth Ministry

New Life Kids

Join us during the 9:30 a.m. service for a children’s message and craft. 

Youth Camping at Pine Lake

TODAY Some elementary and middle school aged youths are going to Pine Lake camp, 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!

Dinner and Wacky Wednesday normally takes place for ALL AGES, with dinner beginning at 5:30 pm!

Tonight is "Crazy Sock and Shoe Day," and mark your calendars for a Pool Party at the Wundrows' house on July 6th. Tonight's meal will be brats and hot dogs.

Come have a good time, with fellowship, great food, and fun!


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! Click here to register now!
  • Kids & youth who have completed 6th - 12th grade and adults are needed as volunteers! Click here 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.

The organizers are asking that people bring in their donations this week. We are having two big "sorting parties" for the Super Sale...this Sunday, July 3 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. to prepare for the sale starting the next day. There will be a simplified list of duties to help.

SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR - Saturday, July 23 - 9 a.m. to NOON

Introduction to Self-Defense. The seminar will be focused on grab and release techniques. It is free of cost and no registration required.


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!

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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 to support refugees, visit to help with disaster response around the nation, or 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.

2-minute review

20-minute review/summary hitting the highlights of each chapter

Conversation with the author. 58-minutes May 2021 


Please Keep These People in Your Prayers

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

July 3, 2022

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

Upcoming Schedule of Events This Week

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

Friday, July 1

3:00 p.m.  Jessica Korrison and Youth group return from Pine Lake

Saturday, July 2

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



Scenes from the Baptism of Kiera Ann Hoffmaster on Sunday, June 26th. Gifts included a beautiful hand-woven white Christening Blanket prepared by the Common Threads group and given to parents Scott and Megan as a remembrance for baby Kiera. We welcome her to God's community!

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Office hours are Monday through Thursday. Please feel free to contact staff members of New Life by email at or by calling the office at 608-223-9337. Contacts are listed here.

New Life Staff:

Rev. Heather Hayward, Pastor

Jessica Korrison, Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator

Kathy Scholl, Office Assistant/Newsletter

Nancy Schmidt, Bookkeeper

Shakia “Queen” Turner, Property Manager

Shane Peters, Custodian

ELCA South-Central Wisconsin Synod website:

New Life Church Council:

Iris Christenson, Secretary

Brian Coel, Vice-President

Jim DePass

Rick Krueger

Joe Milanese

Janice Newell, President

Tom Olson

Shawn Peters

Linda Sime

MacKenzie Swanson

Jan Wilson

Ken Wundrow, Treasurer