Guide for Home Worship: 11/21/21
A Wise Thanksgiving
This Sunday morning, we are going to set our hearts on giving thanks. On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we’ll worship a generous God who offers us a way back again and again, through song, prayer, Scripture and the preaching of the Word. Pastor Jim’s message is from Psalm 107. This is a passage that recounts the saving love of God no matter where we find ourselves, or how we got there.
Hour in the Word Series Continues—and you can listen online! Join Pastor Casey and Bryan Just as they continue their series called Holy sexuality: Living as Creatures in God’s World in the Great Room at 9am. This engaging class focuses in on how God desires us to live in light of his design for every part of our lives, especially sexuality. This is a great class if you want to learn more about the Bible’s vision for sex, gender, procreation, and our bodies in contrast to current cultural confusion. And, if you miss Sunday mornings, you can tune in at the Hour in the Word Podcast (https://hourinthewordvcl.podbean.com), which you can find on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and iHeartRadio.
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.
Samaritan’s Purse – YOU can make a difference! During the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to pack a shoebox (or more than one) with a variety of gifts that will be given to a child who is in a desperate situation. We are collecting shoeboxes at VCL again this year. Simply bring your filled box to VCL this Sunday, November 21 or you can build a box online at https://build-a-shoebox.samaritanspurse.org/view/b63cc2cd-b4bf-4e76-a13e-7cdb5f71a3d2 We as a church can track our progress towards our goal of 100 shoeboxes at this same link OR you can opt to have a box built for you at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/ Pay for the shipping online and you can follow your box and see the country of its destination at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/follow-your-box-lookup/ Empty shoeboxes are available at VCL. Please remember, due to customs regulations, toothpaste and candy are no longer permitted in shoeboxes. Questions or concerns, contact Pamela Hedges @ 224-365-9405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bi-Weekly Virtual Prayer Gathering: This Tuesday night (11/23) at 7:00 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 email@example.com. Please note the time change for this bi-weekly prayer meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Bible study will not meet on Thanksgiving Day, November 25.
VCL Christmas Decorating Day is Saturday, Dec. 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. Please join us for some fun, fellowship and the satisfaction of seeing the church transform for the Christmas season! Please note in the Friendship Register or contact the church office (email@example.com) if you are interested in helping.
The Saturday Women’s Gathering in December will be a potluck brunch on December 11th at 9 am. We will be celebrating a year of community and fellowship, and a bright new year of building Women’s Connections in Christ!
On Sunday, December 12, 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 4:30 p.m. Please sign up on the Friendship Register or contact the church office—firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be able to attend this meal.
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 October 2021
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $41,950
YTD actual income through October 31, 2021: ………………….…. $385,313
YTD actual expenses through October 31, 2021: ..……………..… $407,758
YTD net income through October 31, 2021: ………………………… $ (22,445)
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 11/21 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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