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This Sunday’s Sermon: Romans 15:13 “The God of Hope”

As you go throughout your week consider taking 15 minutes a day in solitude to pray, read scripture, and meditate on the Word of God and the Holy Spirit's leading. Oftentimes our busy lives can make us gloss over the everyday need for building up our essential relationship with our Creator. Please pray that we can all be bold with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, both across the world and in our own neighborhood. Peter Shea
Peter Shea is the pastor-in-training. He can be reached at 507-732-7889.

SUMMER KICKOFF
All senior & junior high young people, including those entering 7th grade this fall, are invited to a great evening of Food, Fun, and Fellowship on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:00 p.m. Even if you don’t regularly attend The Refuge, please join us as we celebrate the school year’s completion!
Come hungry, and invite friends!

Missions Update
Our DR and Youth teams are busy preparing for the summer mission trips! The Youth team will be in Becker, MN June 24 – 29 and the Dominican Republic team will be in Hato Mayor July 14 – 22.
Please continue to pray for the team members and for the people they will be meeting and serving.
Financial update:
•The DR team has raised $10,165.00 of their $19,200.00 need.
•The Youth team has raised $2,494.00 of their $3,500.00 need.
Thank you for your prayers and support! If you have any questions about the team, their ministry, or how to support them, please contact Pastor Pat or the church office.

Sunday School Help Needed!
Beginning June 10, our PreK – 6th Grade Sunday School classes will combine into one large group. We need you to help make this possible! Please sign up at the info table in the entry or talk with Peter Shea to join the team. Thank you!

Daniel’s Courage in Captivity
VBS 2018 July 8 – 12
Please join us in this outreach to area families. Teachers, assistants, and helpers are needed! We will also need people to walk in the 4th of July parade. This is a great opportunity to invite many area children! Sign up at the info table or talk with Brandi Kyllo or Peter Shea about what you can do to help with VBS this year!
We also need people to walk in the 4th of July parade. This is a great opportunity to invite many children to attend! Sign up at the info table in the entry or talk with Brandi Kyllo or Peter Shea about what you can do to help with our VBS this summer!

We are updating the NLC church directory. Please have any changes or additions to the office today! Use the tear-off slip and drop it in the offering plate or the mailbox outside the office door. Thanks!

The Shades of Sherwood ministry begins this week. Talk to Howard Moechnig to join this summer outreach! The gathering at Shades is at 9:15 a.m. each Sunday, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Camp Lebanon
Remember to register now for the summer camp sessions! (Scholarships are available.) Buy One/Get One! If your child is new to camp, he or she can bring a friend for free! Both must be first-time campers and attending the same week. See Lisa for the registration form and coupon. (Do not use online registration for this promotion.)

Sunday School Offering
Our Sunday School offering will continue to go towards the school costs for So Phaa’s children to attend a Christian school in Chiang Mai. We recently heard from Marcia Flaa that the tuition for this new school year has doubled. We need to raise an additional 355.00 over the summer to help the family with this need. Thank you for your help!

NLC’s Young Adult Fellowship will not be meeting this week.