News & Views December 23

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6
Life Lesson Classes
Adult "Welcome" Class (The Christmas Story from Luke) - 8:45 A.M. - Rooms 114-115
Connecting Point
9:30 A.M. - Dining Room
10:00 A.M. -  Family Center Gym/Online
Pastor Mark: What it Means to Worship Jesus
Read ahead - Matthew 2:1-11
NLC Kids
10:00 A.M. - Rooms 101,103
Special Christmas lesson and a gift for each child

Ready to Join New Life Community?

We're hosting a New Member Lunch for you
to explore what it means to become a member of New Life Community.

Sunday, January 23, 2022
11a.m - 1 p.m. (after church)

Use this email link or call the church office (591-1176) to let us know you're coming!

Thank you Mati and Armando for making 100s of tamales for last Sunday's Grab & Go Meal!!

The Christmas Story

From Luke 2:1-20 (NJKV)

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.
So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths,
and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass,
which the Lord has made known to us.”
And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying
which was told them concerning this Child.
And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God
for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

New Bible Study coming in the New Year!

ACE Overcomers will be in a conference format, February 4-5, 2022
Friday, February  4th - 5:30-8:30 p.m. including dinner
Saturday, February 5th - 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. including continental breakfast and lunch

A fee will be charged to cover the cost of the books and food. 
  • Pray for the local children and families who have received gifts and food boxes this Christmas. Pray their hearts are open to the message of salvation and that they put their trust in Jesus.
  • Pray for families who have suffered loss this season: DHS student David Camarillo lost his grandfather, Leonardo, on November 29th. Joshua, who spoke during our Road to Recovery sermon series, lost his father who contracted COVID while on an out-of-state trip and passed away after spending weeks on a ventilator there.
  • Pray for those currently in skilled nursing: Barbara Friesen, Chris Holmen, Marilyn Chappell, Annie Enns, and Vicky Barkman. Pray also for those recuperating from recent surgery or illness: Lois Brittel, Lyubov Heinrich's mother, JR Southard.
  • Ann Enns and Grace Reimer recently moved from their independent apartments into Assisted Living apartments in Palm Village. 
  • Remember family and friends who are dealing with health concerns, including Kelly Friesen's sister-in-law Dana, Galen Wiest, Brian Smith, and Ron Brown's sister Bonnie.
  • Glen Zimmerman was able to receive an infusion recently and is regaining strength to begin receiving chemo treatments for  his multiple myeloma again.
  • Otto & Marjorie Ekk have returned home from Portugal! Pray for their health and for all the adjustments to living back in the U.S. after 33 years of missionary service.
  • Remember Chinoh Aquino in USAF training in Texas, and wife Jessica and the family here.
  • NLC's Home Resource Center has been busy this season helping families in Dinuba as well as those from Open Gate and CarePortal. There have also been several donations of  home furnishings and supplies for families in need. Praise the Lord and pray for our interaction with these families and individuals so they will know the love of God for them in Christ Jesus.

Our Giving

Received Last Week (12/19):........$5,439
Received this year to date:......$142,763
Budget to Date:…....………...…...$136,310
Budget Goal: …………..…............$443,008
Needed Weekly: ……….…..…......…$8,519
NOTE: For end-of-year giving for tax purposes.
MAIL: Have it postmarked no later than December 31, 2021.
ONLINE: Gifts are time-stamped for 2021 up until midnight of the 31st.
IN PERSON: Gifts placed in the church office mailslot will be collected on January 3rd
and posted as 2021 gifts unless marked otherwise.
COVID-19 Notice

Mark Isaac

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