Weekly Update: March 21, 2017

Congregational Meeting:

Congregational Meeting Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. to nominate Pastoral Search Committee.  There will be a time of discussion of the committee process and the nomination process.  Nursery and Sunday School will continue as scheduled for kids through 5th grade. Make plans to attend.

Easter Choir:

The Music Department wants to get together an Easter choir to sing a special anthem on Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will start on March 26th. If interested please contact Paul Smallman or Bryan Holland for more details. 

The Admin Committee needs help!  

We are calling on the many gifts within our congregation to head-up our Easter Sunday Breakfast.  If you feel like you are gifted in organizing and facilitating events and would like to get involved with our Easter Breakfast, please contact Yvonne Terney at ncelpca@gmail.com

Easter Sunday Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Sunrise Service at East Lake Park
  • 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. Worship Service at New City East Lake with Communion

PALM SUNDAY CHILDREN'S PRAISE TIME

The children of New City East Lake will begin practicing their contribution to the Palm Sunday services on 4/9/17.  Starting Sunday, March 12th, they will be using the Sunday School period (10:15-10:55) to rehearse. The latter part of Children's Church for the Elementary Students during the 11:00 service will also be used to review their songs. Contributions of fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks, cookies or other treats are needed for the celebration for the children on Palm Sunday - contact Laurie Gienapp 423-605-4857 or LauraSGienapp@gmail.com

Chattanooga Sports Ministry:

CSM is excited about the quickly approaching summer season! We are looking for 3 families who are willing to house our coaches as they work with the kids in our community. The season lasts from May 22nd-July 30th, so if you are willing or would like more information, please contact Katelyn Newsome at katelyn@csm.is or 423-280-1107. Thank you for your support! 

Date Night:

April 7, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Make your plans now. 

Hope For The Inner City Banquet:

April 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. - Visions of Hope Annual Fundraising Banquet.  Hope for the Inner City will be celebrating 10 years of engaging and empowering their neighbors for the Glory of God.  This fundraising event will be held at their facility located at 1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga, TN.  For additional information or to RSVP, please visit. www.hopefortheinnercity.org or call 423-698-3178.

New Members Class:

April 28 & 29 – New Members Class.  Let us know if you are interested in attending by sending an email to ncelpca@gmail.com.

Weekly Update: March 15, 2017

East Lake Montessori School will host parents and/or interested congregants during the Gathering time this Sunday, March 19.

The Music Department wants to get together an Easter choir to sing a special anthem on Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will start on March 26th. If interested please contact Paul Smallman or Bryan Holland for more details. 

The position of Director of ELECT is open.  Information about the job and the program can be obtained on our website: here.  We are very thankful for Amanda Paris and Rachel Himebook for their willingness to fill in during this process.  We are also very appreciative for our ELECT volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email aeparis1975@gmail.com or text Amanda at 423-364-4930

During the Congregational Meeting on March 26, Nursery and Sunday School will continue as scheduled for kids through 5th grade.

The Admin Committee needs help.  We are calling on the many gifts within our congregation to head-up our Easter Sunday Breakfast.  If you feel like you are gifted in organizing and facilitating events and would like to get involved with our Easter Breakfast, please contact Yvonne Terney at ncelpca@gmail.com

Easter Sunday Schedule:

  • Sunrise Service at East Lake Park at 8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast at 9:30 a.m.,
  • 11:00 a.m. service at New City East Lake

Sunday, March 26 - Prayers for Healing, 8:30 &11:00 a.m. services

March 31 - April 2 - Women's Retreat, Pigeon Mountain, Lafayette, GA

Date Night!  April 7, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Make your plans now. 

April 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. - Visions of Hope Annual Fundraising Banquet.  Hope for the Inner City will be celebrating 10 years of engaging and empowering their neighbors for the Glory of God.  This fundraising event will be held at their facility located at 1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga, TN.  For additional information or to RSVP, please visit. www.hopefortheinnercity.org or call 423-698-3178.

April 28 & 29 – New Members Class.  Let us know if you are interested in attending the classes (Friday 7 - 9 p.m. & Saturday 9:00 - 12:30 p.m.) by emailing the church office at ncelpca@gmail.com.

Weekly Update: March 7, 2017

Thursday, March 9:

  • New City EATS at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall
  • Spaghetti Dinner - 6:30 p.m. at 1009 S. Greenwood Avenue.  Contact matt.r.pulford@gmail.com with questions.

Friday, March 10: 

  • DATE NIGHT! 4:30-8:00 p.m. All children (walking) through 5th grade are welcome! The cost is $10/child or $20/family. The evening includes activities, crafts, supper and a movie with popcorn. Spaces are limited so RSVP to save yours ASAP. Contact: Laurie Gienapp LaurasGienapp@gmail.com

Sunday, March 12:

  • Capital Campaign Offering will be collect during both the 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services.
  • Daylight Savings time begins at 2:00 a.m.  Set your clocks ahead one hour.

Sunday, March 19: 

  • East Lake Montessori School will host parents and/or interested congregants during a gathering hour.

Donations Needed:

Children's Ministry and the littles we support are in need of donations of snacks (crackers, pretzels, chips, fresh fruit/veggies, cereal, Gluten Free treats...), paper plates and small disposable cups. If you can contribute anything, it will help!  Donations can be left in the Children's Wing on the table or in Laurie Gienapp's office. Thank you for your help in advance!

PALM SUNDAY CHILDREN'S PRAISE TIME

The children of New City East Lake will begin practicing their contribution to the Palm Sunday services on 4/9/17.  Starting this Sunday, March 12th, they will be using the Sunday School period (10:15-10:55) to rehearse. The latter part of Children's Church for the Elementary Students during the 11:00 service will also be used to review their songs. Contributions of fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks, cookies or other treats are needed for the celebration for the children on Palm Sunday - contact Laurie Gienapp LauraSGienapp@gmail.com

Job Posting: Executive Director of ELECT Tutoring Program at New City East Lake

Title:  Executive Director of East Lake Every Child Taught (ELECT)

New City East Lake seeks to be a cross-cultural worshiping community centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and dedicated to producing discipled believers who become God's instruments of grace, justice, and mercy in Chattanooga, TN and around the world. We are dedicated to doing Kingdom work in the neighborhood of East Lake.

One of the key arenas of our ministry and involvement in the East Lake community is East Lake Every Child Taught (ELECT). ELECT serves the children of our community by providing academic support and training in the arts in a Gospel-centered atmosphere.

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the ELECT program in alignment with the vision and mission of New City East Lake.

Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to Tom Horne at TMH@lutheranderson.com

CARE TEAMS FORMED at NEW CITY EAST LAKE

We've seen over the years that pastoral care and discipleship are felt needs within our church. There are many places care and discipleship are taking place, but there are still ways we fall short. We've learned that we need to do a better job taking care of each other.

So we introduce a model of intentional care for our congregation: 

CARE TEAMS

Care teams are a loose group of 25 or so members/regular attenders, shepherded and led by a team of three trained leaders (one of your elders, one of your deacons, and one lay person). Each CARE TEAM will have at least one woman in the leadership role.

More a complete explanation and description of CARE TEAMS click here: CARE TEAMS at NCEL

If you haven't received an email assigning you to a CARE GROUP see an elder or contact Amy Smith at  amyallenesmith@gmail.com .

A Call For Fasting And Prayer

Ash Wednesday begins the forty day season leading up to Easter and is traditionally a time of going before God in prayer and asking him to show us the sin that we need to repent of -- both the sin we are aware of and those we are blind to.

It is also a time to consider fasting as we pray.  Fasting is up to the individual to do as little as a meal or as much as a day--it is your choice. Some of the things we encourage you to fast and pray for are:

·            The leadership of our nation

·            The leadership of our city of Chattanooga

·            The families and youth living in our community of East Lake

·            The fellowship of our church at East Lake growing in the love of Christ and his vision                     for making disciples of all nations.

·            The ministry of our church in East Lake to the community -- and that we can see more                   of the community coming into our church.