Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ignite Students Serve at Shepherd's Door

Students from Ignite Youth Ministries (the high school ministry of New Life Church) served a gourmet dinner to the women and children of Shepherd's Door on Thursday, April 23, 2009. Check out the video, and click here to access the pictures.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Farewell Party for Matt and Alicia

Please join the New Life Church family in saying good-bye to Matt and Alicia Vorhees, who will be leaving to begin ministry in Bakersfield, California.
Drop in this Sunday, May 3rd directly after the second service in the Fireside Room at NLC Riverfalls. Refreshments will be served.
Matt and Alicia will be greatly missed.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cadence Dessert Saturday @7:00 PM

Paul and Beryl Metko will be at New Life Church this weekend as a part of Global Outreach Weekend. On Saturday night at 7:00 PM at New Life Robinwood, they will be sharing about their ministry with Cadence (a ministry to Military Personnel all over the world). The Metkos oversee all of the Cadence Missionaries on the West Coast. Cadence operates several hospitality houses in close proximity to military bases. These houses are used as a "home away from home" for military personnel. The missionaries seek to build a family atmosphere where solderiers can become fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.

This summer, New Life Church is planning a mission trip (June 24-July 6) to help out at one of these hospitality houses in Eagle River, Alaska. The missionaries there are Dan and Barb Evans. They, along with their two children Caleb & Audrey, have operated the Mountain Chapel Hospitality House for the last year or so. Already they have built some great relationships and seen many soldiers grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ.

On Saturday night Paul and Beryl will share about the ministry at Mountain Chapel along with an overview of Cadence work around the world. If you have any desire to be a part of this mission trip to minister to military personnel through construction and a ministry retreat, this would be a great time to find out more information.

Below I have posted a few slides which speak of the Evans vision for Mountain Chapel:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Business as Mission (BAM)

WorldVenture is creating a model of ministry they call Transformational Ventures It focuses on business leaders and finding creative ways to connect business resources and people with needs around the world. You can read more here or on Facebook.

Nursing Home Ministry Breakfast

The scripture passage from the message at church this past Sunday ended with this striking verse, "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." Are you searching for a way to show love in action and in truth? Nursing Home Ministry may be just the place for you. Several people from our church are already involved in this important ministry. Would you like to discover how you can be involved as well?

Join us on Saturday at 9:00 AM in the upper fireside room at New Life Riverfalls. We will have breakfast and a chance to hear from 4 different people who are involved in Nursing Home Ministry.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ignite Youth Ministries Q & A Lunch Meeting

Parents and teens are invited to a
Q & A session on Sunday, April 26th to discuss the transition in our youth ministry in light of the fact that Pastor Matt Vorhees has accepted a new position in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. The meeting will take place directly after the second service at Riverfalls, at approximately 12:15, in the High School room. Lunch will be provided. If possible, please RSVP to by noon on Thursday with the number of people from your family who will be eating lunch at the meeting. High school and middle school students and their families are welcome.

Sing-a-Long Tonight

Haven't sung your favorite song in while? Tonight is your night! Ronn Pricer has promised to play any song you request at the Sing-a-Long tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM at New Life Robinwood. Come prepared to sing your favorite hymns and choruses as we worship our great God.

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19-20 (NIV)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Turn Off Your TV

This week, April 20-26, is National Turn Off Your TV Week. Though the television is not evil, in and of itself, it can definitely be a huge distraction from the most important things in life. So... why don't you try it? Can you disconnect from TV for just one week? Here is a list of 10 really good things to do with your time instead of turning your brain to mush : )

1. Read the Bible and Pray (that had to be first).
2. Come to a game night at the Pylate's house on Monday night at 7:00 PM (2590 Oxford Street in West Linn).
3. Read a good book.
4. Come to the Sing-A-Long night at New Life Robinwood on Wednesday at 7:00 PM (Ronn Pricer has promised to play any song you request).
5. Spend an evening playing outside with your family.
6. Invite a neighbor over for a BBQ or Dessert.
7. Free Breakfast on Saturday- Come to New Life Riverfalls at 9:00 AM and learn about Nursing Home Ministry.
8. Free Dinner on Saturday- Come to the Bettineski's House (2405 Dillow Drive in West Linn) at 4:00 PM for Burgers and time with International Students.
9. Free Dessert on Saturday- Come to New Life Robinwood at 7:00 PM for Apple Pie and and a chance to learn about Cadence (a ministry to Military Personnel).
10. Come to the Global Outreach Potluck on Sunday night at 5:00 PM at New Life Robinwood. Hear missionaries speak, worship, and enjoy time with your church family.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

You Can Help Victims of the Italian Earthquake

Below is a letter from Dan Simmons that suggests an avenue to give and some specific prayer requests for victims of the Italian Earthquake:

I have just finished talking on the phone with Jo Hunziker. He is the director of the camping ministry up in the mountains east of Rome and is coordinating relief efforts among many of the evangelical believers in the Aquila area that was hit by the big earthquake April 6. Jo told me that all of the believers have suffered structural damage to their homes. Three of the families have had their homes completely destroyed. Figures for total estimated damage and repair costs will need to await the final reports of engineers. Jo affirmed that careful records will be kept on funds received and all funds will be given to the families effected.

Last night the families expressed how difficult it was to brave the cold, freezing rain, wind, and live together in a huge tent. The government is supplying food for all those in need. Jo expressed they needed products for good hygiene. (diapers, shampoo, tissue,soap)

There is a request for spiritual guidance, encouragement and for those who will come to listen to the dramatic stories of the survivors. The continuing tremors keep reminding the people of the horrible experience. A list of guests must be made days prior to the visit, be accepted by authorities and put on the approved guest list. Only a certain number of guests are allowed into the area each day.This week Alice and I, along with Michele and Anna Gandolfo will make a trip to the "tendopli" (tent area housing the residents). I would ask you to specifically pray we would sensitive to each person!

For those of you who want to participate financially with the great needs among the earthquake survivors of Aquila, WorldVenture has approved a special project. World Venture does not take a percentage of your donation for administrative costs for this special project.

When you send your donation to WorldVenture please indicate on a separate sheet of paper "for 6411-904 ITALY-L'AQUILA EARTHQUAKE". Do not write this on your check. On line giving may be through

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thank you to our friends at Riverfalls and Robinwood

Thank you is really not enough to express our gratefulness for your cards, calls, flowers, food and, most of all, your prayers. We feel truly blessed. From Louise Holladay and the Holladay and Pricer families.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Global Outreach Weekend April 25-26

Global Outreach Weekend is quickly approaching. On April 25-26, 2009, New Life Church will take a weekend to focus on local mission opportunities. You will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from Nursing Home Ministry, International Student Ministry, and Cadence (a ministry to military personnel). Check out the schedule listed below to see all of the opportunities available on this special weekend.

Saturday, April 25th

9:00 AM Discover Nursing Home Ministry Breakfast (Riverfalls)

Testimonies from:

Alma Steinhauer

Harold Wilson

Duke Wetzler

Bill Kramer

12:00 PM Western Seminary Graduation

Congratulations to Aaron Orendorff and Matt Vorhees!

4:00 PM International Student BBQ @ Jay and Sandi Bettineski’s Home

7:00 PM Discover Ministry to Military Personnel Dessert (Robinwood)

Speakers: Paul and Beryl Metko

Sunday, April 26th

9:00 AM Worship Service at Riverfalls

5-10 Minute Testimony: Paul Metko

9:30 AM Worship Service at Robinwood

5-10 Minute Testimony: Carmen Bryant

10:45 AM Worship Service at Riverfalls

5-10 Minute Testimony: Harold Wilson

5:00 PM Potluck and Missions Worship Service

Speakers: Carmen Bryant, Paul Metko

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wednesday Night Life Pics

Click here to access this and many more pictures from last nights Wednesday Night Life. Wednesday Night Life is a ministry of Ignite Youth Ministries where high school students can hang out together, worship together and engage Scripture together. If you're a high school student, come join us!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Having a Quiet Time

Every heard the term "Quiet Time"? Do you know what a Quiet Time is? Tim Keller describes it this way, "a time of direct contact between your mind and God's using the Bible and prayer." Is this kind of time a regular part of your life? Would you like it to be? Ignite Youth Ministries has been using a resource for almost a year now that has proved very helpful in guiding high school students and adults in daily devotions, and we want to offer it to you! It's called a Quiet Time Booklet.

Click on the link above to access a printable PDF version. You will need to print it doubles-sided, so a printer with duplex capabilities is really handy. Once printed you will want to add a piece of cardstock for a cover, so decorate it however you'd like! Then you can either cut it in half and bind the pages, or fold and staple them. Enjoy meeting with the God of the universe who did not spare His own Son to establish a relationship with you!

Well Done!