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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Guide for Home Worship: 5/22/22


Bearing New Fruit

This Sunday, we will be appreciating the Savior who has invited us into a relationship of love and fellowship with Him, the Father and Holy Spirit. As we live that life, we are promised the gift of a fruitful life.  Pastor Jim Renke is leading us through John 15:1-17, to see how we can experience the fruitfulness of new life. We pray you will be encouraged to cling to Christ through an obedient faith, so you can know the fulness of his love and the joy he alone provides for us.

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.”

Semi Annual Congregational Meeting and Meal – On Sunday May 22 we will be meeting together for our Semi Annual Congregation Meeting at 6:00 p.m. We will be voting on one new member for the nominating committee: Nels Flatebo. Prior to the meeting there will be a light supper at 5:00 p.m. 

Congratulations to the following TEDS graduates: Matthew Tsado, Emmanuel Gatete, and Bryan Just.

New Member Applicants Kathy Nalker and Sam and Miranda George have applied for membership at Village Church. Their testimonies  are included here. Please take the time to read these wonderful stories of grace as this is an important step in their application process.

Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (5/24) 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

Annual Village Church Picnic – Sunday June 12th following the service. Join us for Portillos and other picnic delights in Whytegate Park (located across the street). Whytegate has plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the outdoors, with playground equipment, and ball courts. If you plan to attend, please SIGN-UP at the Information Desk. We would love for you to share your favorite foods, if your name begins with A-M bring a dessert, N-Z bring a salad or side. Also bring lawn chairs if you have them! Have a serving heart? Contact Faith Beans to help with set up, serving, or clean up!

Calling Blood Donors. It’s time for blood donors to sign up for the VCL blood drive on Monday, June 20 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. In the last drive, most of the time slots were taken by non-VCL worshippers who signed themselves up via the internet. Late afternoon times will fill up quickly. People are already scheduling. If there is a time that you want, Ed Manzo can schedule you, or you can reserve it online personally.

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

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 May 2022

                                                                     Last Week                  Year to Date

Actual Giving May 15, 2022 ……………….. $  5,447      ………… $216,513

General Fund Budget 2022 ………..……… $11,415 ……………… $228,303

Variation to Budget ………………………… ($5,968) ………………. ($11,790)


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 5/22 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.