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This Week’s Sermon: Nathan Johnson, guest teacher

Today we are excited to welcome Nathan & Bethany and their family! In addition to Nathan preaching this morning, they will share an update about their family and the ministry in Vienna. Welcome, Johnson Family!

August Scripture Memory
1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Pastoral Candidate Visit – Colin Rueter
Wednesday, August 4th – Sunday, August 8th
Praise God that after more than a year of prayer and consideration, we have Colin Rueter coming to candidate! The Rueter family will be here this week and there will be several opportunities to get to know them and to learn about their heart for ministry within the local church. We especially look forward to Colin preaching next Sunday, August 8th.

On the next page you will find a schedule for the week. Copies are also available in the foyer for you to take home. Please Note – If you wish to attend one of the “Meet & Greet” times being held on Friday, sign up in the foyer in order to help our hosts plan ahead.

The Search Committee has worked hard to plan a variety of opportunities to get to know the Rueters during their visit here and hope that as many as possible will be able to take part in this important week at New Life!

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
On Sunday, August 15th, after morning worship, we will have a special congregational meeting to vote on calling Colin Rueter as our next pastor. In accordance with our constitution, you must be present at this special meeting to vote on calling our next pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, but only NLC members (age 18 and up) are able to vote. If you have questions about the meeting, please speak with an elder.

Rueter Family Visit
- Schedule -
Wednesday, (8/4)
-The Refuge Youth Group 7:00 pm
Thursday, (8/5)
-Women’s Tea for Susan 3:00 pm at Holmes’ home
- Church Potluck followed by Q&A time with Colin 6:00 pm at NLC (see note for details)
Friday, (8/6)
-Elder meeting 6:00 am
-Meet with Staff 8:30 am
-“Meet & Greet” 10:00 am at Mary Frutiger’s home
-“Meet & Greet” 7:00 pm at Ryan & Nicole Holmes’ home
Saturday, (8/7)
-Brunch with NLC leaders & families 10:00 at church
Sunday, (8/8)
-Colin preaching during morning worship
-Q&A time following worship

Q&A times will be live-streamed on the church’s YouTube channel. If you are on the live-stream and have a question for Colin, please text it to Dirk S. at 612-812-6055.

- Church Potluck Supper –
Thursday at 6:00
For the potluck this week, please bring a main dish and a side dish or salad to share. Please also mark any items that are dairy or gluten-free so we can let others know as needed. Desserts will be provided. (We plan to serve at 6:00, so please bring your dish to the kitchen by 5:45. Thank you!)

Vacation Bible School
“Float Your Boat – Encounters with Jesus on the Sea”
August 20 – 22
We are excited for this summer’s VBS here at New Life! We need several people to serve as classroom helpers, craft leaders, music leaders, recreation leaders, kitchen workers, and help with promotion. Please speak with Pastor Pat, Peter, or Lisa to join in the fun!

Adult Sunday School Class - 9:00 a.m.
“Doxology –Trinitarian Theology for the Christian Life”
Join us this summer as we learn about the doctrine of the Trinity and how it shapes our Christian lives. Talk with John Nelson if you have any questions.

Young Adult Fellowship 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 preschool Sunday school room each week as we gather to pray for one another, our communities, and our nation!