Focus for August: The Sanctity of Life
“For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.”
Psalm 139: 13-16


Do you consider all life sacred?
If you feel so led, please send your response to
Please respond under 700 words. We look forward to hearing from you!


“When Morning Guilds the Skies”

Lyrics by Edward Caswall

When morning gilds the skies,
My heart awaking cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Alike at work and prayer
To Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
To Thee, my God above,
I cry with glowing love,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The fairest graces spring
In hearts that ever sing,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Does sadness fill my mind?
A solace here I find,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Or fades my earthly bliss?
My comfort still is this,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
When evil thoughts molest,
With this I shield my breast,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The powers of darkness fear,
When this sweet chant they hear,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
When sleep her balm denies,
My silent spirit sighs,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The night becomes as day,
When from the heart we say,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Be this, while life is mine,
My canticle divine,
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Be this th’ eternal song
Through all the ages long,
May Jesus Christ be praised!


Meals for the Hepperles
Paul and Yaasha Hepperle are welcoming a little boy into the world soon! You're encouraged to help them as Yaasha recovers from surgery and they adjust to a family of four. Contact Gail Flynn to sign up to bring them a meal or for more information.
Contact  |  Gail Flynn  
Baby Shower for Sue & Nathan Lewis | Saturday, September 24 from 2:00-4:00pm | NLICC Fireside Room
Join us on September 24th to celebrate Nathan & Susanna Lewis and little Lewis. Please RSVP via comment, messenger, or text to Krisee Yee. They are registered with Target.
Contact  |  Krisee Yee  
Nursery | Sunday School hour 9:30am - 10:30am | Sept 4 - Nov 27
We are in need of an assistant to serve in the nursery with Amy Auker each Sunday during Sunday School (Sept 4 - Nov 27). If you are able and willing to help in this way, please contact Amanda Oberlin or Amy Auker. If you are willing to be a substitute, please let us know as well.
Contacts | Amanda Oberlin / Amy Auker
Children's Sunday School | 9:30am - 10:30am | Sept 4 - Nov 27
Several Sunday School teachers, assistants, and substitutes are needed for the fall quarter which runs from Sept 4 - Nov 27. Two-person teams are needed for the following classes: 2/3 year olds, 1st/2nd grade, and 5th/6th grade. Please contact Amanda Oberlin if you are interested in teaching or assisting in one of these classes.
Contact | Amanda Oberlin 
Pioneer Girls 2022-2023 Registration  |  August 16-31  
Registration is now open for PG 2022-2023! Pioneer Girls is a discipleship ministry for girls ages 4-18. We meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 at the church. We are excited to begin and spend the year with your amazing girls. Future events coming up include Mother Daughter Tea Party/Kickoff on September 14th and Spirit Day on October 8th. For more information and to register your child, you can contact Sharon S Nicole or Andrea Boylan Sanderson.
Contacts | Sharon S Nicole / Andrea Boylan Sanderson 


SAVE THE DATE: Outing to The Battlefield Country Store - Sept. 24
Ladies - we are excited about our upcoming Fall event at the Battlefield Country Store set for Saturday, September 24th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. We will enjoy a great lunch, fellowship outdoors, and a speaker. If you went a couple of years ago when the WMC hosted, this was a very fun event! Hope to see you there! 
Contact | Gail Flynn
The Wednesday morning Bible Study is back!
There will be a meet and greet tea party on September 7 at 9:30 AM hosted by Elissa Pelton at her home. Please RSVP to Elissa if you plan to attend. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
The study itself will begin on September 14 at 9:30 to 11:30AM in Room 218 and there will be a time for shared prayer at the end. We will be studying the Sermon on the Mount  (LifeGuide Bible Studies) by John Stott. If you have any questions please contact Mary Shaffer or Gale Puffenberger.
Contacts  | Mary Shaffer /Gale Puffenberger 
Growing in Grace Groups (formerly Titus 2)
The Women’s Ministry Committee is excited to announce that beginning in October, Growing in Grace Groups (formerly Titus 2), will begin meeting. Growing in Grace Groups brings women together once a month to share a meal, Bible study, fellowship and prayer over six months. Small groups meet at various times, days of the week, and homes. Signups will take place online, and look for further details this Sunday.
Contact  |  Gale Puffenberger 
Summer Bible Study wraps up
The last meeting of this first segment of the book study (which covers the first 7 chapters of Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cure by Martyn Lloyd-Jones), is this Tuesday, August 30 -daytime session at 10:30am-Noon and evening session at 6:00-7:30pm. Lisa Capitano is working on scheduling meetings in the fall, but will need to change the day (at least for the evening session) due to her care group meeting on that day and time. If you plan on continuing in the study, please email your availability and preferences to Lisa.
Contact  |  Lisa Capitano


Have a ministry need, idea for an activity, or prayer request? You can reach us at or find us on Facebook. Please don't hesitate to contact us!
All for His glory,
Julie Root
For the Women's Ministry Committee
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