NLC News April 14 2022

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IGNITE THE FLAME VBS
  • 6:30 p.m. CELEBRATE RECOVERY leadership training, Rooms 111, 112
  • 7 p.m. Life Skills, Dining room
  • 7 p.m. Stewardship meeting, Zoom
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IGNITE THE FLAME VBS
  • 10 a.m. Work party at Bob Martin's apartment, 840 1st Street, #107 - Call Stan L. Isaac to help
SATURDAY, APRIL 16  
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IGNITE THE FLAME VBS
  • 10 a.m. Work party at Bob Martin's apartment, 840 1st Street, #107 - Call Stan L. Isaac to help
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 17
  • 6:30 a.m. Dinuba Community Sunrise service, Smith Mountain Cemetery - Bring a chair
  • 8:45 a.m. FREE Community/Family Breakfast, Dining Room
  • 10 a.m. EASTER worship featuring NLC Kids and IGNITE THE FLAME VBS
  • 10:30 a.m. NLC Kids dismissed for EASTER EGG HUNT and VBS ACTIVITIES
  • 5:30 p.m. Young Adult "LIFELINE" Group - NLC Dining Room
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
  • 6:00 a.m. Men's Bible Study - Dining Room
  • 9:00 a.m. Women's LIFT Bible Study - Room 114-115
  • 10 a.m. Work party at Bob Martin's apartment, 840 1st Street, #107 - Call Stan L. Isaac to help
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
  • 6:00 p.m. Worship Team rehearses - Gym
  • 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering - Room 113
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
  • 10 a.m. Work party at Bob Martin's apartment, 840 1st Street, #107 - Call Stan L. Isaac to help
  • 4:30 p.m. Dinuba Community Task Force - Dining Room
  • 6:30 p.m. CELEBRATE RECOVERY leadership training, Rooms 111, 112
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
  • NLC Yard Work day - Call Eugene Enns to help
  • 6:00 p.m. Youth For Christ Dinner & Auction - Westwood Barns, 5200 Ave 252, Tulare, CA
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
  • NLC Yard Work day - Call Eugene Enns to help
  • 8:30 a.m. Open Gate Ministries Golf Tournament - Sherwood Forest (must RSVP)

1. Bring someone with you to worship or to a Bible study or Grow Class

2. Sign up to work, reach out, or to host FPU students in your home

Help clean out Bob Martin's apartment and help with some needed repairs.
Call Stan L. Isaac or Pastor Mark to let us know you can help.
April 15, 16, 19, 21 - 10:00 a.m.
Help replace shrubs, fill in decomposed granite in planter beds, and more!
Call Eugene Enns or the Church Office to let us know you can help.
April 22 and 23
Join the outreach to Dinuba by serving at the NLC booth at the Cinco de Mayo Festival!
Call Brian Willems to let him know you want to serve.
FPU Concert Choir will perform on May 8th, 6:30 p.m., at NLC
Host homes needed for the night of May 8th to provide 2-3 students per household
with a bed, breakfast, and a ride back to NLC on Monday morning by 9:00 a.m.
Call the office or Pastor Mark.

3. Pray

  • Praise the Lord John Warkentin made it home safely from Uganda.
  • Tom Regier leaves Monday, April 18th for Uganda. Pray he is able to arrive safely, work efficiently with the tools, parts and people there, that the plane will fly safely, and the Gospel will be spread.
  • Remember those who have lost loved ones recently: Steve Lowrey lost his father-in-law George (service on Tuesday), Jackie Elkins, the family of Annie Enns (service in June).
  • Several people are recovering from recent injuries or surgeries: Steve Bryan, Joyce Braun, Bobby & Suzy Stucky, Carol Enns, and Nori Naylor. 
  • Continue to lift those with ongoing health issues to the Lord: Glen & Peggy Zimmerman, Ruth Serrato, JR Southard, Lois Brittel, Brian Smith, Galen Wiest, Kelly Friesen’s sister-in-law, Dana, and Ron Brown’s sister, Bonnie. 
  • Pray for those currently living in health/memory care: Olga Brandt, Chris Holmen, Vicky Barkman, Marilyn Chappell, Rosella Isaak, Luella Unruh and Alice White. Also pray for Bob Martin who is needing a single story housing solution.
  • Continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.
  • Pray for Multiply workers Heinrich & Annie Rempel in Germany. Heinrich is Director of Operations for Multiply in Europe, trains and mobilizes local churches for mission, and is helping churches address the growing Ukrainian refugee crisis.
  • Remember Erick Parra who is receiving intensive discipleship at Teen Challenge.
  • Pray for more adults to serve the children in NLC Kids and youth as we rejoice over the growing number of families with children coming to church.

4. Give

Received Last Week (4/10):...........$7,882
Received this year to date: .….$257,252
Budget to Date: …………........…..$272,620
Budget Goal: …………..….............$443,008
Needed Weekly: ……….…..….......…$9,288

IGNITE THE FLAME

by Pastor Mark
Vacation Bible School this Easter week is all about "igniting the flame" of Jesus in our lives. Kids will be learning to "be who God wants them to be" so they'll "set the world on fire".
They'll learn how Moses met God at the burning bush and then let God use him to free God's people from slavery in Egypt. They'll learn about Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego who stood up to the king and refused to bow to his idol even if it meant being thrown into the fiery furnace. The Lord stood with them and protected them from the flames. And they'll learn how Jesus is the fire, the one who rose from the dead and who lives to shine the light of his truth into our lives, giving us his Holy Spirit so we can live for him.
My Easter Sunday morning message will focus on Jesus from Revelation chapter 1. He's our Savior and friend, but he's also the Living One who will return to judge the world. Jesus will return as a "refiner's fire", burning up those things in our life that don't honor him--our pride, our sin, our best intentions. What lasts are only those things we've allowed him to do in our lives and through our lives for his glory.
Now is the time to put our trust in Jesus, receiving the forgiveness of his love and mercy instead of his judgment for our sins. Then we can live each day in joyful anticipation of his return, knowing our lives are fueled by the fire of his Spirit within us!

NLC Vision

We envision our church as a diverse family of faith,
continuously transformed by Jesus Christ,
authentically loving God, each other, and our community.

We Transform Lives Through Jesus

We do it by being:
Relational
Responsive
Welcoming
Hopeful
Prayerful
Joyful
Reconciling

Mark Isaac

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