Guide for Home Worship: 11/20/22
Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward
This Sunday, we will gather to praise and worship the Lord and give thanks for all the resources He’s given to grow us into His image. Pastor Jim Renke will be finishing up the series, “A Way of Becoming” with a warning and encouragement not to get stuck in the place of disorientation. The passage is Hebrews 12:14-29. Come, be encouraged as we grow in Him.
Church Decorating Party on November 30th! Join the youth group as we decorate the church in preparation for Christmas on Wednesday, November 30th from 6:30-8:30pm. This is a great opportunity to grow in relationship with others at VCL as well as celebrate the coming of Jesus! Please RSVP to Pastor Casey or sign up in the foyer.
Cookies! Looking forward to Christmas Cookies at the Welcome Center this December? We could use your help! If you are able to bring a batch, please sign up at the Welcome Center after the service today or text Karen F.
On Sunday, December 4, we will have a time of fellowship and a meal together prior to our Annual Meeting. This will be a chili and soup supper which will start at 5:00 p.m. Please sign up on the Friendship Register or contact the church office—email@example.com if you will be able to attend this meal.
Annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday evening, Dec. 4 at 6:30.
We will be voting on the budget for 2023, and to approve the following:
Officers: Elders—Scott Cordes (1st 3 year term) and Dan Kissinger (1st 3 year term) Finance Committee—Treasurer: Kim Cordes, Financial Secretary: Rebekah Just.
Membership: If God is making VCL your church home, we encourage you to pray about church membership. There will be a membership class on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.. Please sign up on the Friendship Register or contact the church office if you plan to attend.
VCL Ladies Bible Study are collecting new or gently used purses, shoes, and jewelry for Informed Choices New Life Resale and Donation Center in Grayslake and Wauconda. A collection box will be in the church foyer through the month of November. Thank you for your donations. All proceeds go to the ministry of Informed Choices Pregnancy Center.
Love INC: We are in need of more volunteers for the Love INC ministry in Lake County. Once a month a small group of VCL volunteers serve on the second Saturday morning each month with other churches to deliver and pick up beds, furniture and household supplies to residents who are in need. We have been involved in this ministry for 15 years with 13-15 other Lake County churches. Our optimum team would consist of 5-10 volunteers – currently we have 2-3. We deliver beds, Bibles, prayer and encouragement to our neighbors. Contact Carl Johnson to give it a try!
You can still join a growth group! While we just had our growth group launch (an easy opportunity to join a growth group), if you are still interested in joining a group, you can reach out to Pastor Casey any time of the year. Growth groups are a vital part of church life at VCL!
Special Children’s Sunday December 11th! On December 11th the children will be invited up to lead the congregation in the Christmas songs they’ve been learning in children’s worship. If parents would like to practice these songs at home with their children, you can download them at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TgrdgT7Q7UshStwauuxOI5INZE-rQICY?usp=sharing or pick up a USB on the information desk.
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 (and we have openings on our schedule.) Some ideas are: a purchased sheet cake (possibly celebrating a special birthday?) 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 schedule a Sunday and find out more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving & Financial Update
It’s important 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 available, you may also write and mail your checks to Village Church of Lincolnshire, 201 Riverwoods Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
General Fund Giving for November 2022
Last Week Year to Date
Actual Giving November 13, 2022 …….………..$7,283……………. $460,973
General Fund Budget 2022 ………….….…… $11,415 ……………. $525,097
Variation to Budget ……………………….…. ($-4,132) ……. …… ($64,124)
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 11/13 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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