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 Week’s Sermon: “Return to Me” – Studies in the Twelve
“Incurable Wounds“- Micah Pt. 1

With a Search Committee now at work, I get asked almost every week how soon I’ll be retiring. It won’t be next week! Lord willing, I’ll retire when I turn 67, in February of 2022. I fully support the approach our church’s leadership is taking to find my replacement, and am looking forward sometime in the next year to serving alongside the new pastor for a smooth “baton pass,” so that NLC can transition without missing a beat. I love you, and am blessed to continue as your pastor. Pastor Pat
Pastor Pat McBride can be reached at 507-824-3019 or 507-319-5201.

November Scripture Memory Verse
Romans 12:1-2

International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians
Pray daily for the faith and strength of our brothers and sisters around the world who face persecution for their faith. Also pray for enemies of the cross to come to faith through their witness!

It’s time for Shoeboxes!
Our annual collection of Operation Christmas Child boxes begins next Sunday! The deadline to have them here at church is November 18th. If you would prefer to donate money and have the shopping done for you, please have it to Michelle Jentsch or the church office by November 8th. Boxes, labels, and shopping lists are available at the info table in the entry. Please note that toothpaste and candy can’t be included in the shoeboxes. If you have questions, please speak with Michelle Jentsch.

- Sunday School Update -
As we look forward to restarting Sunday School for all ages, the elders would like to get an idea of how many to prepare for.
Please use the tear-off portion of today’s Notations to indicate whether you and your family will/will not be attending and put it in the offering basket in the entry or the mailbox outside the office door today! (Remember to include your name and the grades of your children.) Thank you!

A special Bible program for children age 4 years old through 6th grade!

Children’s Bible Time
Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30
Please join us each Wednesday for this time of singing, memory verses, snacks, puppets, Bible stories, and life applications. (All will be done in as COVID-safe a manner as we can, applying the protocols used by the schools as much as possible.) We had a wonderful start this past week!

We are in need of help in the AV booth! Please consider joining in this area of ministry that is such a blessing to all as we gather for worship each week. The schedule is very accommodating and training will be provided. Please speak with Amber Jentsch to join the team!

Sunday Morning Prayer Time
9:15 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!

The Refuge will meet this Wednesday evening at 7:00.

Young Adults will meet this evening at 6:30.