Archive for April, 2012
Easter was not the end of the story . . .
Jesus commanded His followers not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, for . . . you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. And . . . you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you" (Acts 1:4-8).
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, Jesus followers were all with one accord in one place . . . and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:1-4).
Join us on May 27 as we celebrate the coming of Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. We celebrate this day because God is still filling people with His Spirit today just like He did on that day nearly two thousand years ago.
You can be filled with the Spirit! You can receive power to live a new life!
- For a complete list of this week's events, check out our calendar.
Last Week's Attendance
- Sunday at New Life: 628
- Including daughter works and extensions: 858
Drop Every Thing and Rally: Saturday of Service
Saturday, May 12, has been designated Saturday of Service. This is a community service opportunity event open to everyone at New Life and coordinated by our Men’s and Ladies Ministries. Three separate opportunities are available: they are (1) Texas Build-a-Ramp project, open to men, ladies, and youth. There is no limit to the number of volunteers needed, and experience is unnecessary. The more volunteers, the more ramps we can build. (2) Micah 6 Food Panty. There is a limited amount of volunteers needed. (3) Christ Child Society (CCS). Unlimited volunteers accepted. Possible opportunities would include sewing, layette, and putting together care packages. Contact Jerry Noble or Regina Noble for more information and to sign up today.
Bible Quizzing Fundraiser
The New Life Bible Quizzers are selling homemade salsa and creamy jalapeño dip during the month of May. Pints are only $6, and quarts are only $12. Please contact a quizzer, Janet Kinney, or Regena Dumas to place an order today.
If you are graduating this year or graduated in December 2011, or are a parent of a New Life graduating student, New Life would like to recognize this accomplishment. Graduates include high school, college or university, and technical or trade schools. Please contact Akil Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 9, with your graduation details.
Youth Camp 2012—GO!
South Texas District Youth Camp is June 4-8 in Columbus. David McGovern will be the evening speaker. Akil Thompson will be speaking in the day to the senior high campers, while David Morehead will be speaking to the junior high campers. Registration is only $150 by May 21 and increases to $175 after May 21. For more information visit www.newlifeupc.org/youth-camp-2012-go
- Special: Frank & Ada Candanosa, Rosa Adrian, Jason Bishop, Rudy Puente Family, Frances & Rosalio Gobellan, Kip Anderson
- Healing: Betty Strong, Melissa Harris, Marsha Moore, Stephanie Langley, Susan Butterworth, Margarett Parker, Darla Kinnibrugh
Susan East’s memorial service will be at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 1, at New Life Church.
Susan was a living testimony of the miracle-working power of God, and she will be missed. Please attend the service if you can and keep her family and friends in prayer.
We will be providing a meal for the family before the service. If you would like to help prepare the meal, please contact the church office at 512.832.5433
Children are a significant part of our church, and it is with great joy that we dedicate several children to the Lord today. By dedicating these children, we are made aware of our communal obligation to maintain a church culture that is conducive for the spiritual growth of our children.
Tonight we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. This is a tremendous celebration of the victory won by Jesus Christ on our behalf. It is a time for personal reflection, faith, and transformation.
Saturday, May 12, has been designated Saturday of Service. This is a community service opportunity event open to everyone at New Life and is coordinated by our Men’s and Ladies' Ministries.
Two separate opportunities are available: (1) New church property cleanup, open to men, women, and youth. Begins at 8am. (Build-a-Ramp has been canceled due to wet conditions and the possibility of more rain tonight.) (2) The Round Rock Area Serving Center, open to men, women, youth, and children 8+. 9am to noon, and from noon to 3pm.
Contact Jerry Noble or Regina Noble for more information and to sign up today. 512.426.3861.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
New Life kids, get ready to travel back to the time of kings and castles! We will be searching God's Word and looking to find the noble character God wants us all to have. We will follow King Earl as he decides the best way to solve problems that arise in his kingdom.
Come be a part of Kingdom Tales on Sunday mornings at 10 am during the month of May.
Children who participate in the Kindergarten class through the Pre-Teen class are invited to this event.
“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. . . . And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart” (Acts 2:42-46).
New Life Church will be meeting in homes across Austin on May 26 at 6:30 pm for prayer and fellowship the night before Pentecost Sunday. Please join your care group at the host home for your zip code located below. This will be an evening to meet new people and make new friends. Everyone is encouraged to bring a snack and a guest!
For questions, contact your care group leader or the church office.
All-Church House to House Host Homes
- Steve and Susan Miller – 1309 Ridgefield Loop, Round Rock, TX 78665
- Hutto/Taylor area
- Round Rock
- Wayland and Cecelia Wampler – 806 Olympic Dr., Pflugerville, TX 78660
- 78752, 53, and 54
- Rod and Jan Madden – 10116 Swan Valley, Austin, TX 78759
- 78718, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 50, 51, 56, 57, 58, 59
- Bill and Priscilla Reid – 1304 Summerwood Court, Cedar Park, TX 78613
- Cedar Park
- Lago Vista
- Liberty Hill
- Maria Londono – 6508 Libyan Dr., Austin, TX 78745
- Del Vale
- 78701, 02, 03, 04, 05, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49