Guide for Home Worship: 10/25/20
Jesus Leads Us Into the World
Today, we lift our voices in praise to the wonderful Savior who goes before us into the world and calls us to follow Him in His mission to seek and to save the lost. Pastor Kenny will be preaching a sermon on Acts 14:1-7 titled “How to Act When People Won’t Share Your Faith.”
Our Sunday School series, “The Story of God and Us: The Whole Bible in Eight Weeks,” continues this Sunday morning from 9:30-10:15. There will be an in-person option (in the Great Room), as well as a live-streamed option on YouTube. If you’d like to follow along with the study guide and find the link to the live stream on YouTube, you can find both by clicking here. At that same link, you can find a synopsis of this week’s chapter of the Bible story. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Sundays of Prayer: For the next two weeks (11/1, 11/8) during our Sunday School hour, we will be gathering from 9:30-10:15 for prayer in the Great Room. During this time both in our nation and our world, God’s people show their hope and trust in God by going boldly to him together in prayer. Because of this, Pastor Casey will lead a short time of instruction on how to pray, and we will spend some time going to the Lord together. If you can’t join us in person, you will be able to tune in on Zoom. Because of this, we will not be having Tuesday night Zoom prayer on 10/27.
Daylight Savings Time Ending: Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time will end on November 1. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour.
Memorial Service: We will have a Memorial Service for Connie Compton on Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. The service will be streamed online for those who prefer to attend virtually. For those who come in person, we’ll be following our typical Sunday-morning COVID precautions, with a few exceptions. A group of about 20 family members will be sitting together in the front of the sanctuary. Also, there will be some singing in the service (with masks on). This does not mean we’re changing our Sunday-morning precautions—only that we’ve made a few accommodations based on the expressed wishes of Connie’s family.
Is God Calling You To Lead a Growth Group? Now as much as ever, we need community. Growth groups at VCL are groups where we can get together to pray, read God’s word, and fellowship together as brothers and sisters in God’s family. They are a vitally important part of church life, as well as our individual discipleship. We find ourselves in need of new growth group leaders, people want to learn from experienced leaders what it would look like to be part of forming new groups. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or experience, all you have to have is the desire to help people grow spiritually in community. If you’d be interested in helping out or finding out more, please contact Pastor Casey at email@example.com.
Attention VCL Women! This is a reminder that our Women’s Bible Study group will be meeting every Thursday morning, 9:30-10:30 for a devotional, prayer, and lots of good fellowship together. We’re saving our book study until January. As always, COVID guidelines are followed. If you’d like, please feel free to bring your own beverage. We hope to see you on Thursday!
Would you like to use the Great Room? The Great Room is now available for groups of 25 or less to use throughout the week. To keep things safe and sanitary, you’ll need to reserve a time and follow a set of guidelines we’ve developed. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not-So Daily Office: Pastors Kenny and Casey are on Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. During this time they will read a scripture passage and have a time of prayer. Copies of these times of worship will then be posted on our website: evcl.org/daily-office
Offering: 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 September 2020
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $48,508
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $39,792
YTD actual income through September 30, 2020: ……..……..…. $385,582
YTD actual expenses through September 30, 2020: ..….……..… $343,337
YTD net income through September 30, 2020: ………………..….. $42,248
Worship (In-Person or Live-Streamed)
Whether you’re worshipping at VCL or at home, please download today’s Order of Worship and either print it out or open it on your phone. Song lyrics included with Order of Worship.
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 10/4 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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