Guide for Home Worship: 5/2/21
Focusing the Family on Christ
In today’s service, we begin a three-week miniseries on the family. Pastor Kenny will preach a sermon from Col 3:18-21 titled “The Family Within the Family,” and it’ll focus on raising, nurturing, and sustaining families within the church.
First, Prayer This Sunday: Prayer together is a vital part of what it means to be a church. Come at 9:30am to pray during First, Prayer on May 2nd. Our focus for this time will be prayer for the work of sharing Jesus with the world, as well as for our loved ones, enemies, and friends who don’t know the love of Jesus. First, Prayer will not be livestreamed. Hour in the Word will continue next Sunday at 9:30am.
Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (5/4) at 7:30 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 email@example.com.
Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting: Please save the date – on May 16 at 6 PM, we’ll be gathering for our semi-annual meeting. The meeting will take place in the Sanctuary and will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. We’ll be voting on two new members for the nominating committee: Chrissi Wall and Karen Kasch. Pastor Kenny will also be presenting a proposal for a new staff position, which the congregation will need to vote on. We will also vote on minor revisions to the by-laws. The proposal for the new position and by-laws will be emailed to the congregation by Sunday for your review and feedback.
Want to Join Our Church? We will be holding a new members’ class on June 6th and 13th from 9 AM to 10 AM (attendance is required on both Sundays, but we can accommodate make-ups). If you’re interested in becoming a member of VCL, please grab a hold of Pastor Kenny after the service or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spare Rooms open for families with Small Children – As we’ve seen more and more VCL families (and some new!) return to in-person worship, we wanted to provide some dedicated space for parents of small children during the service. From now until the nursery and 2s-3s ministries are restarted, the nursery, 2s-3s room, rooms 103 and 104 (down the hall toward the Great Room) will be open for parents of small children to have as a separate space during the service. These rooms will be limited to one-family per Sunday, and there will be a clipboard for parents to signal that they used the space so it can be cleaned. Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prayer… If you would like for people from our church to pray for you at any time, please send your request directly to email@example.com. Once approved by one of our pastors, your request will go straight out to our prayer list.
Offering Envelopes: We would encourage you to use last year’s offering envelopes (date not important) if you still have them. If you do not and would like envelopes with your envelop number please contact the church office with the number of envelopes you would need (example: one time a month, every other week, etc.). The Finance Committee appreciates when you use your numbered envelopes as this makes their job more efficient.
If you’re not receiving our emails – please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.
Weekly Office: Pastors Kenny and Casey are on Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. on 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
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 March 2021
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $72,030
YTD actual income through March 31, 2021: ……………,…………. $150,558
YTD actual expenses through March 31, 2021: ..…………………… $120,280
YTD net income through March 31, 2021: ………………………..….. $30,259
Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics included with Order of Worship.
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 4/25 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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