Guide for Home Worship: 2/20/22
This week we will worship our faithful Lord, who invites us into a life of remembering. The wilderness is a dangerous place and we need to remember God’s faithfulness through the Word of God and our stories of God’s deliverance. Pastor Jim will be preaching from Numbers 9. We look forward to seeing you and if you’re not able to make it, please connect with us online!
New Series on Worship During Hour in the Word – Join 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.
Hearts for Kids begins February 27th —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. 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.
Ash Wednesday & Lent: On Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm, we will share in an Ash Wednesday service. This service will focus on our need for what Christ has done on the cross. This leads to Lent, which is a time to spiritually prepare us for the renewal that Easter can bring into our lives. For those who desire to participate, we will have ashes to share.
Baptism & Membership: If God is making VCL your church home, we encourage you to pray about church membership and baptism (if you haven’t been baptized). There will be a membership class on Saturday, March 26th from 10am-12pm. There will be a baptism meeting after church, Sunday, March 27th. Please sign up for these on the Friendship pad.
Good Friday and Easter Choir – Please consider being a part of our VCL choir, the “Village Voices”, as we prepare for our Good Friday and Easter worship services this spring. Choir rehearsals will again be held Sunday afternoons from 5 to 6:30pm in the sanctuary, beginning March 13th. Call or email Jane Niederbrach, 847.367.4680 / email@example.com for more information, or to RSVP.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 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
Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics and sermon notes included with Order of Worship.
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