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This Week’s Sermon:
“Consider Your Ways” - Haggai

Our memory verse this month is a great reminder that God is still at work to accomplish his work in our lives. “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NASB). God is still active in our lives to shape us more and more into the image of Jesus. Why not take a minute each day to memorize the verse and then to watch for God’s hand at work? Pastor Pat
Pastor Pat McBride can be reached at 507-824-3019 or 507-319-5201.

January Scripture Memory Verse
Philippians 1:6

Annual Meeting -
Our 2021Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 31, right after our morning worship. This time will include the election of officers and voting on next year’s budget. If you have any specific areas of concern or questions before the meeting, please speak with one of the elders.
Ministry & Committee Leaders - We would like to hear updates from you at the annual meeting. Please contact the church office if you will be unable to attend on the 31st. Thank you!

Children’s Bible Time is a fun time of Bible learning for children up through 6th grade. We’ve just started a new series: Super Heroes of the Bible. Children’s Bible Time meets each Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. All the boys and girls are welcome to attend! Parents: if your child didn’t bring one home, pick up a list of all the memory verses for this series from the table in the foyer.

Parents: we are grateful that you are involving your children in the life of our church. We hope they learn how great it is to be part of a Christian fellowship. The gym is a great place for them to run and let off steam. Please remind your children that hallways, auditorium and stairways are not such great places to run. Thanks!

English as a Second Language
Classes begin soon!
A new series of ESL classes will begin January 26! This 16-week class is offered free of charge here at New Life and will include three levels of learning. Please spread the word about the class! Invitation cards and posters are available in the foyer. Please invite others who would benefit.

Giving records for 2020 were mailed this week. If you have any questions or did not receive yours, please talk with our financial secretary, Crystal Renken.

Please continue to pray daily for our pastoral search committee, for our new pastor, for Pastor Pat & Jan, and for our church as a whole. Ask the Lord to give wisdom and direction to our church leaders and especially the committee.
(Jake Jacobson, Ronnie Peters, Clint Renken, Pat Shea, Dirk Smith, and JoAnn Thomas. Peter Shea, Pastor-in-Training, participates as an observer.) Please speak with them about any specific praises and prayer requests they have!

Young Adults will meet this evening at 6:30.

The Refuge youth group meets Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Prayer Time - 8:40 a.m.
Please join us in the adult Sunday school room each week as we gather to pray for one another, our communities, and our nation!