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What's Happening 1-30-23


  • Anyone interested in Worship Planning? Please contact Pastor Ann or Merlene Brockway.

  • Intergenerational Sunday School during fellowship time first Sunday of the month, Feb 5.

  • Book Club February 1, 4pm, Fellowship Hall

  • Soup Kitchen on Saturday, February 11

  • Worship at Temple View Care Center in Rexburg on Sunday, February 12 at 3:00pm. Meet at church at 2:00 if you're interested in carpooling.

  • If you're interested in baptism or membership, please contact Pastor Ann.

Annual Meeting Update: We had several votes at our Annual Meeting. In our first vote, we decided to discontinue the Summer Food Service Program. The second was an approval of the budget that was proposed. The third was to elect Church Council members and Synod Assembly delegates. Congratulations to our new Council members and Synod delegates. Here is your current council: President: Merlene Brockway Vice President: Cathy Arvidson Secretary: Brent Swanson Treasurer: Denise O'Brien Lay Council Members: Paulette Kirsch, Arnie Erickson, Carol Christensen, David Roth Our Synod Assembly delegates: Merlene Brockway and Theresa Jones

Upper Snake River Cluster Meeting Report – January 21, 2023 Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Pocatello, ID Attending from New Day Lutheran were Rev. Ann Bjorklund, Theresa Jones, Tom & Merlene Brockway and April Johnsen. Other congregations represented were Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran, Jackson, WY, Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Pocatello, Our Savior Lutheran, Twin Falls, and St. John’s Lutheran, American Falls. There were 4 Rostered Ministers, 1 Synodically Authorized Minister, and 13 Lay Members eligible to vote. Rev. Wayne Shipman opened the meeting with a prayer before the potluck lunch was served. Pastor Ann’s Macaroni & Cheese & Bacon casserole was the best dish served according to Tom. (It may have had something to do with the 3 pounds of bacon in it.) After lunch the meeting was called to order by Pastor Wayne Shipman, Upper Snake River Cluster Dean. We immediately got down to the business of selecting three nominees to recommend to the Synod Nominating Committee. A total of 7 names were suggested, and after two votes the nominees that the cluster will submit to the Synod Nominating Committee are Rev. Meggan Manlove, pastor at Trinity Lutheran, Nampa, ID, Rev. James Aalgaard, pastor at Grace Lutheran, Wenatchee, WA, and Rev. Phil Misner, Assistant to the Bishop, Northwest Intermountain Synod. Pastor Ann Bjorklund stated that she would accept a nomination for the Rostered Minister position (this is an unpaid position) to the 2025 Churchwide Assembly. Synod Assembly will be held April 28-30 in Pasco, WA. Pastor Wayne stated that Rev. Paulson Matimbwi and MS Ang”alifye Mandele from the NWIM Synod’s companion synod, Ulanga-Kilombero Diocese in Tanzania will be visiting our cluster area May 16-20. There is a need for hosts, drivers and churches to step up. A cluster picnic to welcome them was discussed, but the dates for the visit and travel back to Boise were not convenient for a picnic. There will be additional discussion and communication regarding the visit at a later date. Pastor Ann indicated that New Day could host the cluster picnic. There being no further issues for consideration the meeting was adjourned at 2:38 pm, and closed with Pastor Ann leading us in the Lord’s Prayer. ~Submitted by Merlene Brockway & Theresa Jones

Thrivent Funds are available: If you have a Thrivent account or policy, you may be able to apply for a grant to help fund ministries at New Day. Please contact Pastor Ann if you have questions or to set up a time to talk about ways to support New Day.

Kitchen remodel: Bring your own coffee in a cup (or thermos) with a lid. The kitchen has some unexpected issues, so, no water or electricity for the coffee bar.

Thank you from Steve and Nancy Duff Dear Members of New Day, We would like to thank all of you for the Amazon gift card given to us at the annual meeting. We have enjoyed the support of the Council and Congregation during our tenure as Congregational Financial Secretaries, and we look forward to your ongoing support as we continue to serve.

~Sincerely, Steve and Nancy Duff


Please refer to New Day’s webpage for current updates.

Small groups meeting in person

Please check New Day’s webpage for updated information. Women’s Coffee - Mondays at 10am at Greenhouse Coffee Shop, 2200 E. 17th St. Exercise Group – Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-11:30, Fellowship Hall Beer Group - Tuesdays at 3pm at Idaho Brewing Company, 775 S Capital Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Men’s Coffee - Greenhouse Coffee shop at 10:00a.m., Thursdays; 2200 E. 17th St. Pastor Ann Bjorklund (763) 447-7664

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