Guide for Home Worship: 9/12/21
Together in God’s Presence
Do you ever wonder why you feel so alone? Come draw near to a God who loves you this Sunday as we talk about what it means that Jesus has opened God’s presence to us. Worship with us as we bask in God’s presence together in fellowship, song and a sermon from Hebrews 10:19-25.
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.
Growth Group Launch! Now is the time to get involved in a growth group! We are 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 is 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.
All Church “Welcome Pastor Jim and Kris Renke” Salad Luncheon — Sunday, October 3, immediately after the service. All food is provided. Whether you are a newcomer to VCL, a new or returning Trinity student or a regular attender, we hope you will plan to attend. This is a great time to make the Renkes feel welcome as well as renew friendships and welcome someone new. Please write “lunch” on the Friendship Register or contact the church office at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (9/14) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood Drive – VCL is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, October 12. The blood supply is critically short, and the need is constant. If you are willing to donate, please let Ed Manzo email@example.com know what times would work for you to donate. Appointments are every quarter hour from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Collections will occur in the Great Room. Also, please let Ed know if you can help to plan or promote the event or assist on collection day. We are going to reach out to the local community and are aiming for 100 collections.
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 Peterson 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 August 2021
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $40,684
YTD actual income through August 31, 2021: …………………..…. $310,288
YTD actual expenses through August 31, 2021: ..……………….… $316,114
YTD net income through August 31, 2021: ………………………….. $ (5,655)
Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics and a new member testimony included with Order of Worship.
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 9/12 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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