Guide for Home Worship: 10/23/22
Renewed in Hope
This week we will join for worship through song, prayer, and baptism. Pastor Jim Renke will continue the series “A Way of Becoming”. Through orientation, disorientation and reorientation, the Lord changes us and matures us in Him. Our sermon will lead us through Psalm 31 as we consider the hope of reorientation. This hope gives us strength in the tough times.
Blessed Endurance: the message of the Book of Revelation —Fall series in Hour in the Word – The book of Revelation has a reputation. For some of us, it confuses, bewilders, and scares us. For others, we think it is full of hidden codes, secret allusions, and geopolitical predictions. Yet this book was written, not to confuse or even give exact predictions of the future, but to fill God’s people with hope, a hope so strong that it gives us the power to endure anything that comes our way. Join Pastor Casey this Fall for a summary of the content and message of the book of Revelation, not from the perspective of charting an exact path for the future, but as a reset for our understanding of reality, of what our lives are all about, and of how we envision the “end” of this present world. Starts 10/9 at 9am in the Great Room!
Trunk or Treat: we need YOU! Starting this Sunday, we have sign ups in the foyer to help with our first annual Trunk or Treat on October 29th from 1-4pm. If you don’t know, Trunk or Treat is an event when cars line up in the parking lot, decorate their trunks, and offer treats/candy to children who walk from car to car. We are working hard to promote this to the community, and need a variety of help. In the foyer you will see the sign-up sheet with multiple categories of help needed. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Casey.
Samaritan’s Purse—During the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to pack a shoebox (or more than one) with a variety of gifts that will be given to a child who is in a desperate situation. We are collecting shoeboxes at VCL again this year. Simply bring your filled box to VCL by Sunday, November 13. Click here to build a box online or to have a box built for you!! There is also a link to follow your box online. Empty shoeboxes are available at VCL. Please remember, due to customs regulations, toothpaste and candy are no longer permitted in shoeboxes. Questions or concerns, contact Connie Kochkin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Voices Christmas Choir: The time has come again to gather in worship and song! Whether seasoned or newly interested, if you’d like to join this year’s Christmas choir, please do! The sign-up sheet is in the foyer and music packets will be available by the end of the month. Our first rehearsal will be 11/13 from 5:00-6:30pm in the sanctuary. Choir Sunday is 12/18. There will be four rehearsals in total, the remaining three dates TBD upon collective availability. Please find or contact Kacie Swierk (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Saturday Women’s Gathering: Ladies, you are invited to our Saturday Gathering, November 12th, 9:00- 11:00 in the Great Room. We will Explore, Examine and Experience BOUNDARIES as we consider what that means in our personal relationships. See you there! Contact Faith Beans or Karen Kissinger for more information.
You can still join a growth group! While we just had our growth group launch (an easy opportunity to join a growth group), if you are still interested in joining a group, you can reach out to Pastor Casey any time of the year. Growth groups are a vital part of church life at VCL!
Thursday Morning Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. Please join us for a study of 1 & 2 Peter. The relevance of these books to today’s social and religious climate makes them a particularly interesting study. The guide book, 1-2 Peter and Jude by Jonathan K. Dodson, is available for $7.00. If you have any questions feel free to contact Carol Marshall, firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-274-9900
Welcome Center: We hope you’ve noticed, we frequently have treats to go with our coffee at the welcome center on Sundays. You are invited to contribute at a time that works for you (and we have openings on our schedule.) Some ideas are: a purchased sheet cake (possibly celebrating a special birthday?) homemade cookies or bars, a bowl of cuties or apples or a salty snack. You may have another idea, I’d love to hear it! To schedule a Sunday and find out more info, please email email@example.com.
Giving & Financial Update
It’s important that we continue to embody our trust in the Lord’s provision through faithful, sacrificial giving. Please visit http://evcl.org/give/ and make your offering as an intentional act of faith.
Although online giving is available, you may also write and mail your checks to Village Church of Lincolnshire, 201 Riverwoods Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
General Fund Giving for October 2022
Last Week Year to Date
Actual Giving October 16, 2022 …….………..$ 6,942………..…. $420,101
General Fund Budget 2022 ………….……… $11,415 …….……. $479,436
Variation to Budget …………………….….… ($4,473) ……..…… ($59,335)
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 10/23 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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