Guide for Home Worship: 8/14/22
As we worship this Sunday, Pastor Jim will lead us through 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. It’s one of the more debated passages of the New Testament. And because of that, we often lose the most important reassurances we have in the coming of Christ. We hope you’ll come be encouraged as we worship and learn from the Lord who is coming for all who are in him.
New Hour in the Word Class: How to Study the Bible – If you’ve ever wondered why some people love Bible study while others can’t get connected, one big reason is that they’ve never been taught the basics of Bible study. Once we come to terms with what the Bible is (God’s Word in human language and history) and how we are to read it, the Bible comes alive. Join us at 9am in the Great room.
New Curriculum in Catechism Connection: The Village Church Catechism. After a year of preparation, Pastor Casey and the Catechism Connection team have begun their new curriculum entitled The Village Church Catechism. This curriculum is specifically focused on teaching the basics of the Christian faith to the children of VCL. Each family will receive a copy and are encouraged to follow along at home.
Ministry Team Leader Gathering,- Saturday, August 13, 10am-12 noon. 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. Please RSVP on the Friendship Register, or email the church office.
Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (8/16) 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 email@example.com.
Need Leaders in Children’s Ministry – We’ve found ourselves at a low ebb in terms of children’s volunteers and leaders in various ministries. Pastor Casey is looking in particular for someone to teach Catechism connection every other week during the 9 o’clock hour. If you are interested in helping or just want to learn more, reach out to Pastor Casey either on Sunday or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mark your calendar: On Friday evening, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. we will have An Evening of Music with violinist Masha Lakisova in concert accompanied by pianist Lyudmila Lakisova. Dessert will be served following the concert. You may want to plan to bring friends to this event.
All Women of VCL please mark your calendars for Saturday September 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Women’s Connections will be hosting a Brunch to kickoff our ministry year. There will be food and fellowship and a time to catch the vision for our upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Carol Marshall 847-274-9900, email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer… If you would like 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.
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.
Giving & Financial Update
It’s important 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 available, you may also write and mail your checks to Village Church of Lincolnshire, 201 Riverwoods Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
General Fund Giving for August 2022
Last Week Year to Date
Actual Giving August 7, 2022 …………….. $ 6,042 …….….… $339,362
General Fund Budget 2022 ………..……… $11,415 ……………… $368,285
Variation to Budget ………..……..…….. …($5,373)……………….. ($25,923)
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 8/14 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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