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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Guide for Home Worship: 1/9/22

Facing Enemies

This Sunday, we are going to come together to worship and depend on the Lord together as his people. As we sing, pray and fellowship, we will do so with the awareness that God is at work in our world and sometimes we face enemies that try to keep his work from moving forward. How can we face those enemies with God, rather than on our own? We invite you to join us in person at 10:30am. Please know that before you come, we are praying for God’s protection over his people, especially in this season of illness.  And we are confident God will be in our midst. If you’re not able to make it, you are welcome to join us online.

General Announcements

New Series on Worship During Hour in the WordJoin Don Hedges at 9am in the Great room as he leads a new series entitled Shaping Light: Christians Gathered in Worship. This series, which goes through February, is a great opportunity to learn more about why we worship, what Christians believe happens in worship, and much more.

The Abundant Life class, to which all are welcome, will be looking at hard sayings and difficult passages in the Bible. We look at explanations offered by Biblical scholars (who often differ in their interpretation) and try to understand what the Bible is actually saying. 

THANK YOU, to all who blessed your church staff by giving toward our Christmas gifts.  It is a joy to serve with you at Village Church of Lincolnshire. And we’re grateful for your love, support and partnership in the gospel here.  With you, we pray God will lead us toward much Spirit-filled fruit in the new year. ~ Pastor Jim.

What goes up must come down! Please join us on SATURDAY, January 8 beginning at 11:00 a.m. as we take down and store the Christmas decorations.

VCL Women’s Connections:  Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study—All are welcome to join us for the Bible Study starting up again on Thursday January 13, 2022, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. We’ll be finishing up the book of Galatians during January; I encourage anyone to come even if you weren’t able to be with us in the fall. In addition to examining God’s word we enjoy fellowship, prayer for each other and a monthly concert of prayer led by Jan Carlson. The Spirit is most certainly at work!

In February we’ll begin a study on Women of the Bible with a special emphasis on women leaders. This promises to be an especially engaging study as we’ll take a deeper dive into what scripture has to teach us about our place in God’s kingdom work. I’m excited!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Carol Marshall, carolsings3@comcast.net or 847-274-9900.

The Saturday Gathering:  The Saturday Gathering scheduled for January 8 has been rescheduled to February 12.

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. Some ideas are: a purchased sheet cake, 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 find out more and/or choose a date that works for you, please email karen.flatebo@sbcglobal.net.

Prayer… If you would like people from our church to pray for you at any time, please send your request directly to prayer@evcl.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 office@evcl.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

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 December 2021

Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287

Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $150,735

YTD actual income through December 31, 2021: …………………. $566,033

YTD actual expenses through December 31, 2021: ..…………..… $527,344

YTD net income through December 31, 2021: ………………………. $38,901

 

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 1/9 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.

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