Announcements for the week of Sept. 29, 2019

FOUR ACTS OF PRAYER STUDY Tuesday evenings at 7:00 we will have a study on prayer, entitled: The Four Acts of Prayer, a study by Walter Wangren, Jr. It is a wonderful study on prayer, and will help us in our prayer life. The study will surround us with the wonderful gift of prayer. Plan to come and grow in the gift of prayer. Invite friends.

FALL 2019 B.O.B. The B.O.B. After School program starts at 3:15pm– 4:45pm (1:15pm– 4:45pm early dismissal days). We provide snack, Bible study, games and other activities plus outings at our program.
If you are interested in working with the B.O.B. (Better Off Believing) program this year contact Cheryl Heinold. We have a great time interacting with the kids each week.

B.O.B. will be planting seeds again this winter so if you have any 2 inches flower containers you would be able to donate please talk to Cheryl Heinold.

LADIES FIRST FRIDAY LUNCH will meet this Friday, Oct. 4th at 11:30 am at Hot Wok.

TRUNK OR TREAT We will be participating in trunk or treat on Main St. this year and are in need of candy to hand out. If you are able to donate any, it would be much appreciated! Please leave any candy donations in the box underneath the coat rack. Thank you!

GREAT RIVER MISSION DISTRICT During the Great Rivers Mission District meeting, held at Lutheran Week, Pastor Waktola Dufera of Life Stream Oromo Evangelical Church (an NALC CGS Ministry partner) spoke to the group about their dire need for financial aid. We at New Beginnings currently sponsors them with monthly donations of 1% of our congregational giving. Their congregation consists almost exclusively of Oromo Christian immigrants from Ethiopia. The Oromo are churchless & have space-hopped no fewer than four times. They have an opportunity to purchase a church building in which to worship but despite being able to maintain a mortgage, have been unable to raise the total amount for the down payment required by the lending institution. While New Beginnings cannot sponsor the fund gap entirely, the church council made the call to appropriate $2000 of the congregations’ reserves to LSOE to give assistance, effective immediately. Through Sunday, September 29th, additional donations will be collected to send to LSOE to help with the building acquisition. If you would like to help, please write LSOE as the designee in your contributions. Contact Rachel Busch Jones for more information.

THE WALK FOR WATER will be on October 5 at the River Bend Forest Preserve starting with check-in/registration at 9am. The walk will start at 10am and lunch will be served at approx. 11:30 either at the pavilion at River Bend or at the church, depending on the weather. We will need volunteer help with registration and with the meal. Bourbon Smoke BBQ will be providing the meat and there will be chips, drinks and cookies.
Register your team or individuals at watermission.org or look for the link on NBLC website. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the time of registration. Let’s work together by asking friends, family, co-workers, employers and businesses to support our efforts to raise money for this worthwhile event.

HURRICANE DORIAN NALC Disaster Response stands ready to deploy emergency relief supplies, volunteers, and assistance in support of our congregations. Your prayers and support are needed. Please pray for the thousands of families who harm has been afflicted. For more information, contact Mary Bates at 740-509-1132 or disasterresponse@thenalc.org. To donate, please send your donations to NALC Disaster Response, 2299 Palmer Dr., Suite 220, New Brighton, MN 55112.

MESSAGE FROM WATER MISSION ABOUT HURRICANE DORIAN: Our disaster response team has been working to provide emergency safe water solutions to people in dire need in the Bahamas.
Thanks to our generous partners — the Turner Foundation Inc. and the Jane Smith Turner Foundation — all gifts to support these relief efforts will be matched, up to $75,000. Please pray for the communities recovering in the wake of Hurricane Dorian and for our response team in the Bahamas. Learn more on how to pray and support our efforts by visiting watermission.org/hurricanedorian.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 was 75.

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