For the week of August 12, 2018

We're Starting Something New This Sunday!
In this edition:
  • New Sermon Series Starting August 12!
  • Highlights from New Salem's "Game On!" VBS
  • Guess who is celebrating an anniversary!
  • A big opportunity to share your church with your friends
  • August?!?
  • Special prayer requests this week
Exciting New Sermon Series Starts this Sunday!

   First, there was Unashamed...where we learned about the power of the gospel to change our lives and our relationship to God.

   Then there was Unforgiven...where we examined why some people resist God's invitation to be reconciled through the gospel.

 Starting this Sunday, we begin our journey through the final section of the Apostle Paul's Letter to the Romans. We're called this series Unleashed, because in it we will learn how to apply the power of the gospel to our daily lives.

   Join us in our 10:45 AM service this Sunday, August 12, as we celebrate Jesus and learn how his story can empower us to live godly lives.

Here's Pastor Alan with a preview of this Sunday's sermon!
The Perfect Finish for a Fantastic Summer!
    This year's "Game On!" VBS was a home run! We average over 100 kids present per night, with about 150 total registered. Everything ran smoothly, and we enjoyed getting to plant and nurture spiritual seeds into the lives of these kids. Did the kids have a good time? Watch the video below and judge for yourself!
Can You Believe It's Been Nine Years Already?!?!
     This Sunday marks nine years since Pastor Alan Rogers began his ministry at New Salem. Wow--a lot of things have happened over the past nine years. We've seen a lot of new faces, started several new ministries, and witnessed God do some pretty amazing things within our fellowship. You're invited to join us this Sunday evening following our 6 PM service as we celebrate together through a special time of recognition in New Salem's Unity Building.  Each family is asked to bring a 2 liter soft drink and a finger-food to share. Cake will be provided.
     If you want to send Pastor Alan a note or a card of encouragement, look for the special basket in the main lobby of the auditorium.  To God be the glory!

     "I plantedApollos watered, but God was causing the growth....Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.  For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building."   (1 Corinthians 3:6 &8)
Here's a Great Opportunity to Invite Your Friends to Church!
     Experts tell us that many unchurched people are open to the idea of visiting a church...if someone they trusted would personally invite them!  Who do you know that you can invite to church?
     Of course, we should be inviting people to church throughout the year. But over the next few weeks we are going to make a special point to encourage each other to invite our friends to church. Our target day is Sunday, September 9, which we have designated "Back to Church Sunday." Start praying now about who you will invite to join us on September 9. We'll even provide some special tools to help you in the next few days.
     Passion for Jesus leads to compassion for people. "“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Luke 10:2) August?!?!
     New Salem's Children in Action invite you to celebrate Christmas with August!  All summer long, these kid have been learning about missions, praying for missions, and even doing missions. In addition to raising money to provide seeds & livestock to a family in Africa, our Children in Action have also adopted a missionary for whom they are collecting supplies. The requested supplies are listed on ornaments hanging on our special "Christmas in August" Tree, located in the main lobby. Please consider taking an ornament, purchasing the requested item, and bringing it to our "Christmas in August" Party on  Wednesday, August 29, at 6:30 PM in New Salem's Unity Building. We'll have cookies and punch, sing Christmas carols, and pack all the supplies to be sent to our missionary. We hope you can join us!

Watch the video below to learn more about Christmas in August:

Click here for a directory of New Salem's Sunday School groups!
Click here to submit your prayer request!
Please pray for:
- Pray for God to be glorified through our worship this Sunday
- Pray for the church to be strengthened through our worship
- Pray that the Lord would lead people to faith and repentance through our worship and ministry
- Pray for our deacon nomination process
- Pray that the Lord would send revival to the USA
- Pray for kids who may have made spiritual decisions during Vacation Bible School
- Pray for the family  & friends of SDHS student Bryson Scott, who passed away from injuries received during an ATV accident last weekend
        When you give to New Salem Baptist Church, you make possible ministries like Children's Church, Student Ministry, small group discipleship through Sunday School, the ICU ministry, our worship team, missions support, and much, much more.  We count on your regular financial support to advance our mission. Thank you for your investment in the ministry of New Salem Baptist Church!
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