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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Guide for Home Worship: 3/13/22

Receive a New Birth

This Sunday, March 13th, we look forward to exalting Christ in prayer, song and the Word. As we lift him up, we will discover again the miracle of new birth as promised in John 3. This new birth is the beginning of our preparation for the New Creation and New Kingdom Jesus came to give.  We invite you to come celebrate with us in person at 10:30 am in Lincolnshire, IL. You’ll find a spiritual home, made ready for you.

General Announcements

New Sermon Series: This Spring, we will walk through the book of John. In it we’ll see that Jesus came to begin his new creation in us. As we’re encouraged to believe in him, we will discover the uniqueness and power of new life in him. Join us on Sunday mornings, for the faith to “Believe and Discover.”

Study of the Pentateuch  – Join Pastor Casey in the Great room at 9am for a time of intentional study of the first five books of the Bible. This will be a trial run of a new kind of class at VCL, where we gather first to discuss in small groups and end our time with a whole-group discussion. If you’ve ever wanted to take your Bible study to a new level, this is a great opportunity for you to go deeper than ever before in God’s Word. We’re using T. Desmond Alexander’s book From Paradise to Promise Land as our guide, and we’ll try to read much of the Pentateuch during our time together.

Women’s Connections: The Saturday Gathering: Please put Saturday March 12 on your calendar as The Saturday Gathering meets for a very special event. Pastor Jim Renke will be presenting the topic of Spiritual Gifts…prepare yourself to be challenged with a different perspective on what the “lists” in 1 Corinthians, Romans, etc. entail. Perhaps you’ve taken a Gift Inventory or studied the relevant texts before, but Pastor Jim will open the Word so we can be revitalized as we see how God is at work in His Body, the Church. You won’t want to miss this! We meet from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. All are encouraged to come especially if you haven’t joined us before. Sign-ups are encouraged so we can prepare materials. See the table in the foyer or email Faith Beans frasmussen21@gmail.com .

Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (3/15) 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 office@evcl.org.

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 or contact the church office.

Tenebrae/Easter Choir update – Choir rehearsals for Tenebrae and Easter services begin Sunday, March 13th at 5pm. Music packets and rehearsal CDs are available in the foyer in the “choir box.” Please take a music packet and sign up on the sheet provided (corresponding with the number of the music packet). There will be 5 rehearsals total: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, and 4/10. Please do consider being a part of our choir this year. We need your voice! Call Jane Niederbrach, 847-913-3448 or email: jniederbrach@evcl.org for more information, or to RSVP.

Village Vine – We have a March/April issue of the Village Vine. You may download this issue of the Vine here.

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 carolsings3@comcast.net

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 karen.flatebo@sbcglobal.net.

Prayer… If you would like people from our church to pray for you at any time, please send your request directly to prayer@evcl.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 office@evcl.org 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 February 2022

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

Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $  43,841

YTD actual income through February 28, 2022: ………………..…. $  78,727

YTD actual expenses through February 28, 2022: ..…………….… $  85,373*

YTD net income through February 28, 2022: ………………………… $  (6,646)

*This figure reflects surplus funds of $20,725 paid to mortgage.

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 3/13 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.