News & Views March 10 2022

March 10, 2022

What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
Psalm 116:12-14

Life Lesson Classes for Adults
8:30 - PSALM 119 video series with Matt Chandler - Ron & Judy Brown leading - Room 111
(April 3) 8:30 - Clase de Estudio Bíblico en Español - Docente: Ruth Serrato - Room 113
8:45 - WELCOME Class: James - Leroy Bumbaca teaching - Rooms 114-115

 Connecting Point
9:30 A.M. - Dining Room
Suggestion: Save waste and water by bringing your own coffee cup/travel mug to church!

10:00 A.M. -  Family Center Gym/Online - Pastor Mark preaching
NLC Vision in Action  - Read ahead: 1 John 4

NLC Kids
10:00 A.M. - Rooms 101,103
Ministry Faire Booths & BBQ
11:00 A.M.
Plan to stay, check out all the ministry tables, sign up to serve, and stay to enjoy a BBQ lunch!
There will be a crafts area for children at the NLC Kids' table at the north side of the gym.
Please bring:
SIDE DISH - if your last name begins with a letter A-N
DESSERT - if your last name begins with a letter O-Z
Learn about upcoming Sunday growth opportunities at the Ministry Faire!
Starting April 3rd NEW Sunday morning and evening classes will begin, including Bible study, skills training, and personal growth classes like: Griefshare, Faith & Finances, Prayer training with active Pray & Go prayerwalking days, and classes focused on specific books of the Bible.

Spring into Action 2022

Here are New Life Community's “Spring Into Action 2022” Ministry Teams. Call a leader, get involved, and share your gifts to build the church and share God’s love!

Team: Leader (who to talk to about serving)
Sunday morning teams
Open/Close Team: Elaine Isaak
Welcome Team: Sonya Morgan
Connecting Point: Cindy Donalson
Translation Services/Spanish Welcome Booth: Maria Mejia-Ng
NLC Kids: Jessica Aquino
Worship: Henry Serrato
Livestream Team: John Warkentin
Sound Team: Tom Regier
Life Lesson Classes: Laurie Isaac
Ushers and Security Team: NEEDED

Group ministry and service teams
Deacons: Stan Isaac
Decorating Team: Laurel Smith/ Judy Brown
Kitchen Team: Laurel Smith
Children’s Ministry/VBS: Jessica Aquino
Men's Ministry: John Regier/ Ken Sawatzky
Women's Ministry: Laurel Smith
L.I.F.T. Women’s Bible Study: Judy Brown/Loralee Kliewer
Missions: John Warkentin
Youth: Steve Sandoval
Young Adults: Bruce Smith
Prayer Gathering: Stan Isaac
Life Groups: Elders

Community ministry teams
ACE Overcomers: Bruce Smith
Celebrate Recovery: Brian Willems
Faith & Finance: Ron & Norma Froese
Grab & Go Meals: Laurel Smith
GriefShare: Martha Sawatzky
Good News Club at Jefferson School: Norma Froese
Home Resource Center: Carolyn Ehoff & Phyllis Enns
Homeless: Mike Naylor
Community/Chamber/City Events: Cece Olea
Life Skills: Cece Olea
Pray & Go: Nori Naylor

Oversight and support teams
Board of Trustees: Chris Reimche
Properties Team: Dennis Enns & Eugene Enns
Stewardship Team: Chuck Bowldwyn
Personnel Team: Norma Froese
Elders: Mark Isaac, Bruce Smith, John Regier
  • Jackie Elkin's father, Charlie, passed away in Missouri this week. Pray for comfort and for decisions about the care of his two grandchildren (10 and 12) who have been living with him.
  • Pray for those experiencing recent loss: Cece Olea and family, Dennis Enns and family, and most recently Pete Dougherty and family and Jackie Elkins.
  • Pray for Joyce Braun. She has a hairline fracture on a leg bone and is healing at home.
  • Continue to lift those with ongoing health issues to the Lord: Glen & Peggy Zimmerman, Carol Enns, Ruth Serrato, Kathy Dougherty, JR Southard, Lois Brittel, Brian Smith, Galen Wiest, and two family members–Ron Brown’s sister Bonnie and Kelly Friesen’s sister-in-law, Dana. Pray for Al Salazar’s knee to heal completely as well, and for some testing for their daughter Sophia Salazar.
  • Pray for those currently in skilled nursing: Olga Brandt, Chris Holmen (on hospice), Annie Enns, Vicky Barkman, and Rosella Isaak. Marilyn Chappell is facing some very serious medical issues. Pray for her and husband Terry. 
  • Luella Unruh (age 104) has moved to Memory Care at Palm Village.
  • Remember Chinoh Aquino in USAF training in Texas, and wife Jessica and the family here. 
  • Otto Ekk has been on a short visit to Portugal providing ministry support.
  • Johnny & Denise Esposito have plans to be back in the States from their time in Southeast Asia. Continue to pray for their ministry to pastors, church leaders, and believers there.
  • Pray for Tom Regier, John Ervin, and Pastor Mark & Laurie heading to Africa for work, ministry, and Gospel perspective.
  • Continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.
  • Several people at NLC are looking for work. Pray they can get interviews and be hired.

Our Giving

Received Last Week (3/6): ............$6,124
Received this year to date: .….$222,969
Benevolence Fund:………………........$260
Budget to Date: …………...….....$230,023
Budget Goal: …………..…...........$443,008
Needed Weekly: ……….…..….....…$8,802

Additional gifts are regularly received for ministries outside of our church budget.
You can contribute to such ministries above your regular gifts to the church by noting it in the memo of your check or selecting a designated fund online:
  • Deacon Benevolence Fund (assists NLC families with immediate needs; a special offering is collected by the Deacons on the first Sunday of each month along with Communion)
  • Home Resource Center (supports families in transition with furniture and home supplies)
  • Celebrate Recovery (helping people overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups)
  • Grab & Go Meals (monthly meals for our church, community, and the homeless)
  • Remodel Fund (facility upgrades including new Welcome Office)

Mark Isaac

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