Guide for Home Worship: 10/10/21
Celebrating a Fruitful Gospel
This morning, we will celebrate the God who has called us by his grace to be his people. We will sing, pray and listen to God’s Word together, giving thanks for the fruitfulness of the gospel in our midst. The message, from the new pastor Jim Renke, is from Colossians 1:3-8. It will encourage us to give thanks for what God has done in us and long for more!
New Series in Hour in the Word—Holy Sexuality – Is there such a thing as “biblical sexuality”? What does the Bible say about this mysterious, powerful, and foundational aspect of human life? How can we capture God’s vision for sexual wholeness and holiness in a world like ours? Join Pastor Casey and Bryan Just as they tackle these questions and more in our new series during Hour in the Word, entitled Holy Sexuality: Living As Creatures in God’s World. The class meets at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your youth to participate in the discussion.
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. This class begins this Sunday, October 10.
Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (10/12) 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.
Calling all singers! We’re forming a Christmas choir again. Please contact Jane Niederbrach if you’d like to join us. More details to come.
Thursday Bible Study 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. If you have questions please email Carol at email@example.com. (The Bible Study will not meet on October 14.)
Save the date for the Revive Our Hearts Conference on Saturday October 16, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For information or to register contact Nancy Preston firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to reach Pastor Jim—email email@example.com; cell #630.247.6154.
Hour in the Word Podcast – If you can’t make it to Hour in the Word on Sunday mornings, you can now listen to an adapted recording of our time together in the new Hour in the Word Podcast. I hope you’ll take some time this week to listen in as Bryan Just and I kick off our series entitled Holy Sexuality: Living as Creatures in God’s World. You can listen and subscribe on Podbean, Spotify, or iHeartRadio as well as at this link: https://hourinthewordvcl.podbean.com. You’ll be able to listen to the discussion on the way to work, while you work out, or anywhere you’ve got headphones. Our hope is that we can use this online space to share the love, light, and life of Jesus with more people. This will replace YouTube as the primary way we distribute the Hour in the Word Lessons.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. We are going to reach out to the local community and are aiming for 100 collections.
Mark your calendar—VCL Annual Meeting, Sunday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.
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
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 included with Order of Worship.
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