Guide for Home Worship: 11/13/22
Setting Our Path – Spiritual Practices
This Sunday, as we worship the Lord through song, prayer and giving we will celebrate the call he’s given each of us to know him and to share in the work of His Kingdom. As Pastor Jim Renke brings us the Word from 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, that will help us set our course toward Spirit-led transformation.
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!
Samaritan’s Purse— 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
Membership: If God is making VCL your church home, we encourage you to pray about church membership. There will be a membership class on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.. Please sign up on the Friendship Register if you plan to attend.
On Sunday, December 4, we will have a time of fellowship and a meal together prior to our Annual Meeting. This will be a chili and soup supper which will start at 5:00 p.m. Please sign up on the Friendship Register or contact the church office—email@example.com if you will be able to attend this meal.
Village Voices Christmas Choir: The choir’s first rehearsal is tonight (11/13) at 5pm in the sanctuary! If you haven’t picked up your music, please do so in the foyer. If you have questions, please find or contact Kacie Swierk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (11/15) at 7:00 pm, we’ll be gathering on Zoom for our prayer meeting. Come join us for a meaningful time of prayer—all from the comfort of your own living room. Zoom details to follow via email. If you have a prayer request or an update, please send it to email@example.com. Please note: we will now meet via Zoom on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
VCL Ladies Bible Study are collecting new or gently used purses, shoes, and jewelry for Informed Choices New Life Resale and Donation Center in Grayslake and Wauconda. A collection box will be in the church foyer through the month of November. Thank you for your donations. All proceeds go to the ministry of Informed Choices Pregnancy Center.
Love INC: We are in need of more volunteers for the Love INC ministry in Lake County. Once a month a small group of VCL volunteers serve on the second Saturday morning each month with other churches to deliver and pick up beds, furniture and household supplies to residents who are in need. We have been involved in this ministry for 15 years with 13-15 other Lake County churches. Our optimum team would consist of 5-10 volunteers – currently we have 2-3. We deliver beds, Bibles, prayer and encouragement to our neighbors. Contact Carl Johnson to give it a try!
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 November 2022
Last Week Year to Date
Actual Giving November 6, 2022 …….……….$11,145………..…. $453,690
General Fund Budget 2022 ………….……… $11,415 …….……. $513,682
Variation to Budget ……………………….…. ($ 270) …….…… ($59,992)
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 11/13 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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