Here is a preview of  some of the items in this week’s New Life Notations. If you want to receive them via our weekly email list, please contact the church office.

This Sunday’s message:  “Initiating Spiritual Conversations”

For the next couple months, morning worship will feature a “Harvest Highlight.” If you would like to share your faith story or about an experience of sharing the gospel, please let me or an elder know. You can be a real encouragement to the rest of us as we seek to help others become followers of Jesus. A story is  a powerful thing. We’d love to hear yours!                 Pastor Pat

Prayer Assembly
Tomorrow evening at 7:00
Featuring a prayer-walk focused on the town of Wanamingo

September 29th
6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
A mini-seminar with
Nate Stenholtz!
Nate is the Family Life Pastor at Oakwood Church in Hartland, WI.  He will help us learn how we can help others come to faith in Christ.  A light supper will be served at 6:00 pm followed by our time with Nate.  There is no charge for the event, and all ages are encouraged to attend.  See you Friday!
(We need housing for Nate on Friday evening. Can you help? See Pastor Pat.)

Mottel Baleston Coming
October 4-9
There are many opportunities planned for you to be able to get to know him better, sit in on teaching times, share meals, and learn more about the Jewish Outreach ministry that he and his wife Deborah are a part of in New Jersey.  Mark your calendars!
 - Wednesday, Oct. 4  Mottel will arrive in time to greet the children at K4T and will be speaking at the Refuge.
 - Thursday, Oct. 5  There will be a churchwide luncheon  at noon.  Please join us and invite others!
 - Sunday, Oct. 8  Mottel will share during Sunday School and morning worship.  We will all join in a potluck dinner afterwards. 
 - Small group gatherings:  Several other gatherings are planned.  Next week’s Notations will include a complete listing.
Children’s Picture Bibles are now available for boys and girls to use during worship. Parents are invited to pick one up from an usher stand and to return it at the end of worship

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 9:00 a.m.
Join us as we study the Word together! Classes are available for PreK to Adult.  Parents of PreK- 6th graders - please pick up the “Family Devotional” at the info table.

This week’s K4T verse: 
Isaiah 6:3b

Join a Small Group!
Small groups are a great way to grow stronger in your faith while getting better connected here at New Life! There are several options available to fit various schedules.  Please join one!  Contact a leader, elder, or the church office for more info.
Leaders: Pastor Pat, Clint Renken, Del Paulson, Brian Nystuen, Howard Moechnig
Locations: Wanamingo, Zumbrota, Kenyon, Oronoco
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday evenings, or early Wednesday mornings

The Refuge will meet at 7:00 this Wednesday evening. All students in grades 7-12 are welcome to join us! Next week, Oct. 4, we’ll have a meal at 6:30 followed by Mottel!

Adult Sunday School Classes
Please join us to study the word!
- The Gospel of Mark, taught by Pat Shea
- The book of James, taught by Roger Hanson
- “Growing in Christ”, taught by Howard Moechnig

Thank you for asking about contacting Pat & Karen Phinney.  Their address is:  
2318 Towerview Circle
Bloomington, MN 55431

SHOEBOX SHOPPING - the time is now!
This year’s deadline to have boxes at church is November 19.
To help you plan, a list of items to shop for is available at the coffee table.  We also have shoeboxes available for you!  If you have questions (or if you would prefer to donate money and have the shopping done for you), please talk to Michelle Jentsch or stop by the office. 

Facilities Updates
Thank you for your support as we continue to raise $15,000 in designated funds for the parking lots.  To give towards the project, make checks out to New Life Church and write “Facilities Renovation” on the memo line.  You can also use one of the marked giving envelopes that are available in the foyer.  Thanks!