NLC News August 24 2022

This Month's Memory Verse:
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”” John 13:34-35
If you missed the message from Tim Geddert out of Mark 6 this last Sunday, here's one take-away. It was never Jesus' plan to fix every struggle the disciples faced. Jesus sent the disciples across the Sea of Galilee late at night. They were rowing into the storm and getting nowhere fast. They had just helped feed the 5,000+ by serving and cleaning up the extra. And before that, they had just returned from being sent into ministry. They were tired, and physically worn out.  The disciples could use some help and rest. But Jesus continued to teach them and use them in ministry.

They are rowing at 3 am against the storm. And Jesus came walking on the water with the intent to pass them by. WHAAATT!!  They needed help. Couldn't Jesus see that. Of course He knew. The disciples were terrified and thought Jesus was a ghost. And what was Jesus' response. He said, "It is I."   Or better translated, "I AM." And when he entered the boat, the storm was gone.


The point is: Jesus may not FIX all your problems when you call out to Him. He didn't promise to do a miracle to fix everything in our lives. But He did promise to be there with us at all times. He will always be the great I AM!  He is always with you. As you walk through the rest of the week, may you experience His peace because of His presence with you TODAY and everyday.
THIS WEEK:
TONIGHT:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
6:00 p.m. - Worship Team rehearsal - Gym
6:30 p.m. - Prayer Gathering - Room 113 - Come join us! PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
5:30 p.m. CELEBRATE RECOVERY - Join us for the meal! Pulled Pork or Chicken Salad Sandwich is what's for dinner!
6:30 p.m. Worship / Teaching / Small Groups
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
Rally in the Valley here at Celebrate Recovery New Life Community!
9am till noon.
Hot breakfast will be served.
Worship time and a mini testimony.
Tod Harris who is a state representative for CR will be giving a message.
Mark Downs and Will Russell who are state Representatives will be on site as well.
Broken Chains will be represented.
There will be a raffle for those in attendance.
 ALL ARE WELCOME!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 -
8:30 a.m. GROWTH CLASSES
Video series on Galatians in Room 111
9:30 a.m. CONNECTING POINT (Dining Room) and Connecting Point for Kids (Rm 101)
10 a.m.  WORSHIP - NLC Kids & The Crew (Jr/Sr High)
Worship Service with guest speaker Brian Ross. Brian is an Associate Professor at FPU. We are looking forward to Brian bringing us the Word.
11:00 a.m.  GRAB N GO MEAL -  Pulled Pork sandwiches, Beans, Coleslaw, & Watermelon
- We need your help in the kitchen and serving and praying with people.
- Contact Laurel Smith to be on the TEAM!
5:30 p.m. - LIFELINE Young Adult Growth Group at Diego & Stephanie Morales' backyard
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
6:00 a.m. Men's Bible study - Dining Room

LOOKING FORWARD:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
10:00 AM Pastor Mark returns from his sabbatical! Welcome Back!
- Communion Sunday, with a special Benevolence Fund offering.
5:30 PM Young Adults meet
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6  LIFT Women's Bible Study will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, with their 7-session study of Priscilla Shirer's "Elijah:  Faith and Fire."  Information is available on the Women's Ministry cart in the Dining Room.
Giving Report:
We are at the end of our Fiscal Year, and we need everyone's support to be able to fulfill our obligations. We are so excited to see all the great ministry happening at NLC! You are a testament to that happening every week. Thanks for prayerfully considering what you can do to partner financially this month! God Bless You!!

Offerings Received Last Week (8/21):.................. $6,244
Offerings Received this year to date:................ $377,061
 
Additional Income received (Ministries, Facility
   Rental, Interest & Misc.) this year to date:...... $12,835
Total Income this year to date:........................... $389,896
 
Estimated Expenses to Fiscal Year End
     (Aug. 31):........................................................ $446,750
AMOUNT NEEDED TO MEET OUR EXPENSES FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR:......... $56,854
Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at 5:30 pm. Celebrating Victory over life's Hurts, Habits, and Hang ups! Come Join Us!
Donations are still needed to cover expenses for MCC School Kit bags -- write "MCC School Kits" on your check or offering envelope.  School kits will be assembled and dedicated on August 28.
Are you looking to get involved? There are many ways to serve at NLC. Let one or our Welcome Team Members know you would like to volunteer, and we will get you started.

Laurel Smith

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