Guide for Home Worship: 8/29/21
Come On In
God calls His people to open up their homes to the weak and weary, but He also calls us to allow others to open up their homes to us. In the giving and receiving of hospitality, we create a space for God to show up in power. This week, Pastor Kenny is preaching a sermon titled “Unusual Kindness” on Acts 28:1-10—a passage where we see God’s healing power show up in the midst of warm hospitality.
Hour in the Word – Jim Stamoolis and Pastor Casey are leading a series entitled The Basics of Faith in Christ: What Christians believe. If you’ve ever wondered what heaven is like, or why Christians say Jesus is the only way to God, this is the series for you. And, even if you’ve been a believer for a long time, you may be surprised to discover what the Bible says about God, the world, and Christian’s eternal destiny. Join us every Sunday morning 9-10 a.m. in the Great Room. Due to technical issues, we will be recording the lesson and then posting it to YouTube the next week instead of livestreaming.
Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (8/31) 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.
Growth Group Launch starts September 5th! Now is the time to get involved in a growth group! Starting September 5th we will be emphasizing the opportunity for everyone at VCL to get plugged into smaller communities of faith. “Growth groups” are simply smaller communities that meet to encourage, exhort ,and support one another. There will be a sign-up sheet at the information desk for you to select which group would fit best for you, as well as see who is in each group available to join and when they meet. Growth groups should be a vital part of every church, and we hope you’ll make it an important part of your faith journey this year! The sign-up sheet will be available until September 12th, after which Pastor Casey will reach out to you with next steps.
Women’s Connections *Sign up in the foyer for our Fall Kickoff Brunch coming up on September 11 at 9:30 a.m. We’re encouraging all of our sisters in Christ to join in a morning that will include fellowship, good food and a time for devotions and vision casting. Even if you haven’t attended a study or event in the past this is a great opportunity to join in!
*Thursday Bible Study is starting on September 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Carol Marshall will lead on a study of Galatians using the guide Galatians: Living in Freedom and Love by Scot McKnight and Karen Lee-Thorp. Books will be available soon. If you have questions please email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Save the date for the Revive Our Hearts Conference on Saturday October 16, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For information contact Nancy Preston email@example.com
Adopt A Youth Group! Want a chance to get to know the younger generation at VCL? Starting this August, the youth group will be starting a new program called adopt a youth group, where you can host a youth group meeting on a Wednesday night at your home. You won’t need to provide anything besides some space and your engagement with the students. Want to know more? Put “Adopt a Youth Group” in the friendship register and we’ll reach out!
Young Adults Gathering September 11th! The young adults from Village Church are invited to join a joint gathering between North Suburban Church and VCL at Hartmann Park in Vernon Hills on September 11th. We’ll be gathering at 5:30 for a picnic and volleyball (weather permitting). This is a great chance for you to meet more young Christians from the area. Don’t miss it!
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 July 2021
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $41,175
YTD actual income through July 31, 2021: ……………,……………. $269,533
YTD actual expenses through July 31, 2021: ..……………………… $272,717
YTD net income through July 31, 2021: ………………………………. $ (2,953)
Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics included with Order of Worship.
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 8/29 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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