Guide for Home Worship: 10/4/20
Sent By the Holy Spirit
This Sunday, we focus on the Holy Spirit’s work, through each of us, to bring the gospel to the world. Looking to Acts 12:25–13:12, we will see how the Holy Spirit uses specific people, given specific gifts, to speak the gospel into their specific cultural world.
Our Sunday School series, “The Story of God and Us: The Whole Bible in Eight Weeks,” continues this Sunday morning from 9:30-10:15. There will be an in-person option (in the Great Room), as well as a live-streamed option on YouTube (we will no longer be offering a zoom option). If you’d like to follow along with the study guide and find the link to the live stream on YouTube, you can find both by clicking here. At that same link, you can find a synopsis of the “third chapter” of the Bible story. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Fellowship event in the VCL parking lot on Saturday, October 10, at 2:00 PM. We will have apple cider, donuts, and plenty of time to sing together and enjoy one another’s company. Please do make it a point to come, as this will be the last chance we have to meet outdoors this year. Please bring your own lawn chair and cloth or paper mask. We ask that everyone wear a mask on the way to/from their seat. You may remove your mask while seated.
Is God Calling You To Lead a Growth Group? Now as much as ever, we need community. Growth groups at VCL are groups where we can get together to pray, read God’s word, and fellowship together as brothers and sisters in God’s family. They are a vitally important part of church life, as well as our individual discipleship. We find ourselves in need of new growth group leaders, people want to learn from experienced leaders what it would look like to be part of forming new groups. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or experience, all you have to have is the desire to help people grow spiritually in community. If you’d be interested in helping out or finding out more, please contact Pastor Casey at email@example.com.
Attention VCL Women! This is a reminder that our Women’s Bible Study group will be meeting every Thursday morning, 9:30-10:30 for a devotional, prayer, and lots of good fellowship together. We’re saving our book study until January. As always, COVID guidelines are followed. If you’d like, please feel free to bring your own beverage. We hope to see you on Thursday!
Update – Hope for the Silent Voices: On two consecutive Sundays, today and next Sunday, October 11, John and Kaye Lyons will be sharing the wonderful things God is doing in Cambodia to share the Gospel. We will meet in the Great Room immediately following the regular church service. The seating capacity will be 25 people each Sunday to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please call or email Kaye to make a reservation for the Sunday that is most convenient for you. 847-612-0165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to use the Great Room? The Great Room is now available for groups of 25 or less to use throughout the week. To keep things safe and sanitary, you’ll need to reserve a time and follow a set of guidelines we’ve developed. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Not-So Daily Office: Pastors Kenny and Casey are on Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. During this time they will read a scripture passage and have a time of prayer. Copies of these times of worship will then be posted on our website: evcl.org/daily-office
Offering: 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 2020
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $48,508
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $56,928
YTD actual income through August 31, 2020: …………..…….…. $345,790
YTD actual expenses through August 31, 2020: ……..….…….… $316,796
YTD net income through August 31, 2020: ……….. .………….….. $12,672
Worship (In-Person or Live-Streamed)
Whether you’re worshipping at VCL or at home, please download today’s Order of Worship and either print it out or open it on your phone. Song lyrics included with Order of Worship.
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