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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Guide for Home Worship: 2/13/22

Create Space

If you’re like most of us trying to survive life you’ve experienced a cluttered life that has squeezed out God’s presence and activity. This Sunday, we’re going to learn from the Israelites in Exodus 40 how to create space for God. When we do that, we can enjoy the blessings of his presence. We hope to see you in person to pray, sing, and grow together at 10:30am.  If attending isn’t possible this week, we invite you to worship with us online.

General Announcements

New Series on Worship During Hour in the WordJoin Don Hedges at 9am in the Great room as he leads a new series entitled Shaping Light: Christians Gathered in Worship. This series, which goes through February, is a great opportunity to learn more about why we worship, what Christians believe happens in worship, and much more.

The Abundant Life class –  Pastor Jim will lead the class in a study of God’s Mission in the world.

Ministry Team Leader Gathering,- Saturday, February 26th, 10am-1pm. This is a morning of encouragement, prayer and discussion about doing ministry together at VCL. Our goal is to help your team envision their part in accomplishing God’s mission for us as a church. We want to hear from each team about how God is using them and how we can support each other. Our meeting will end with lunch together. Please RSVP on the Friendship Pad, or email the church office.

Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (2/15) at 7:00 PM, we’ll be gathering on Zoom for our bi-weekly 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

Hearts for Kids begins February 27thpictures needed! – We’re excited to restart the longstanding tradition of Hearts for Kids, a program designed to motivate prayer for the children of VCL and beyond. Every year, at the beginning of Lent, we hang hearts with pictures of all VCL children from infancy to 18, and people in the congregation get the chance to pray for them throughout the Lenten season. This year, we’re starting the program on February 27th.  Before then, if you’d like your student to have an updated picture, please send the picture to Pastor Casey at by February 17th. In addition to the children of VCL, this year we’ll have several blank hearts with different ages on them. This is a special opportunity for you to pray that God would give us the privilege of sharing Jesus with more children and families.

Red Cross Blood Drive (Monday, Feb. 28 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in the Great Room): all 52 time slots have been reserved. We are looking for a few volunteers for set up and for management from noon to 6 pm or portions thereof. To volunteer, please let Ed Manzo know. Ed will bring pizza at noon. Also, if you want to donate blood, please let Ed know so he can petition the Red Cross to open up more time slots.

VCL Women’s Connections:  Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study—All women of VCL are invited to attend the new session.  Our study will be on women of the Bible. It will be a deep dive into how God has been at work for His kingdom purposes through women in the pages of scripture and will bring the principles of faith and action into our daily lives. The book we’ll use is Believers: Lessons from Women of Powerful Faith by Gien Karssen.

Please consider trying out this opportunity to dig into the word of God with a very enthusiastic group of women. All are welcome! If you have questions contact Carol Marshall, 847-274-9900 or

The Saturday Gathering: February 12, 2022, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The Saturday Gathering in February will be focused on intercessory prayer led by Karen Kissinger and Jan Carlson. Make sure to bring your connection books! If you have any questions email or call Faith Beans.

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. Some ideas are: a purchased sheet cake, 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 find out more and/or choose a date that works for you, please email

Prayer… If you would like people from our church to pray for you at any time, please send your request directly to 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 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 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 January 2022

Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $  49,466

Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $  34,866

YTD actual income through January 31, 2022: ………………….…. $  34,866

YTD actual expenses through January 31, 2022: ..………………… $  29,666

YTD net income through January 31, 2022: ………………………….. $   5,220


Worship (Live-Streamed)

Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics and sermon notes included with Order of Worship.

This Sunday’s stream will be available on 2/13 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.


Get in Touch!

If you’d like to know more about our church, or if you’d like someone to pray for you, please contact us today.