Guide for Home Worship: 10/17/21
The Gospel that Transforms Lives
This morning we’ll spend time reflecting on the Gospel’s impact on our lives. We worship a God who has called us and empowered us for a transformed life. In song, in prayers of confession, and in hearing His Word, we’ll be led to consider the changes He desires in us. In Colossians 1:9-14, the Apostle Paul prays for changed lives for God’s people. He directs us to hold onto the Gospel’s Goal, our sanctification, or Christ-likeness.
New Series in Hour in the Word—Holy Sexuality – Is there such a thing as “biblical sexuality”? What does the Bible say about this mysterious, powerful, and foundational aspect of human life? How can we capture God’s vision for sexual wholeness and holiness in a world like ours? Join Pastor Casey and Bryan Just as they tackle these questions and more in our new series during Hour in the Word, entitled Holy Sexuality: Living As Creatures in God’s World. The class meets at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your youth to participate in the discussion.
The Abundant Life class, to which all are welcome, will be looking at hard sayings and difficult passages in the Bible. We look at explanations offered by Biblical scholars (who often differ in their interpretation) and try to understand what the Bible is actually saying. This class begins this Sunday, October 10.
Calling all singers! We’re forming a Christmas choir again. Please contact Jane Niederbrach if you’d like to join us. More details to come.
Thursday Bible Study 9:30-11:30 a.m. Carol Marshall will lead on a study of Galatians using the guide Galatians: Living in Freedom and Love by Scot McKnight and Karen Lee-Thorp. If you have questions please email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to reach Pastor Jim—email email@example.com; cell #630.247.6154.
Hour in the Word Podcast – If you can’t make it to Hour in the Word on Sunday mornings, you can now listen to an adapted recording of our time together in the new Hour in the Word Podcast. I hope you’ll take some time this week to listen in as Bryan Just and I kick off our series entitled Holy Sexuality: Living as Creatures in God’s World. You can listen and subscribe on Podbean, Spotify, or iHeartRadio as well as at this link: https://hourinthewordvcl.podbean.com. You’ll be able to listen to the discussion on the way to work, while you work out, or anywhere you’ve got headphones. Our hope is that we can use this online space to share the love, light, and life of Jesus with more people. This will replace YouTube as the primary way we distribute the Hour in the Word Lessons.
Mark your calendar—VCL Annual Meeting, Sunday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Prayer… If you would like people from our church to pray for you at any time, please send your request directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once approved by one of our pastors, your request will go straight out to our prayer list.
If you’re not receiving our emails – please contact the church office at email@example.com to be added to our email list. We would be happy for you to receive the information that is forwarded each week. Also any who would like to be added to the “prayer request list” may also contact the church office.
Giving & Financial Update
During this time, it’s more important than ever that we continue to embody our trust in the Lord’s provision through faithful, sacrificial giving. Please visit http://evcl.org/give/ and make your offering as an intentional act of faith.
Although online giving is preferred during this time, you may also write and mail your checks to Village Church of Lincolnshire, 201 Riverwoods Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
General Fund Giving for August 2021
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $40,684
YTD actual income through August 31, 2021: …………………..…. $310,288
YTD actual expenses through August 31, 2021: ..……………….… $316,114
YTD net income through August 31, 2021: ………………………….. $ (5,655)
Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics and sermon notes included with Order of Worship.
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