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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Guide for Home Worship: 4/17/22

Follow a New Love

This is Easter Sunday! We praise God for the opportunity to celebrate the event that gives life to the church and hope to all the world. We are celebrating Christ’s victory over death through his resurrection. This weekend, as we look at John 20:19-31, we are reflecting on the great love of the risen Christ, to include us in his work in the world. Our prayer is that through song, prayer, reading Scripture, and the proclamation of God’s Word, we will again confess to Jesus, “My Lord and my God!”

General Announcements

First Hour Easter Schedule: We will not have any First Hour classes for all ages at 9:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 17

New Sermon Series: This Spring, we will walk through the book of John. In it we’ll see that Jesus came to begin his new creation in us. As we’re encouraged to believe in him, we will discover the uniqueness and power of new life in him. Join us on Sunday mornings, for the faith to “Believe and Discover.”

Study of the Pentateuch  – Join Pastor Casey in the Great room at 9am for a time of intentional study of the first five books of the Bible. This will be a trial run of a new kind of class at VCL, where we gather first to discuss in small groups and end our time with a whole-group discussion. If you’ve ever wanted to take your Bible study to a new level, this is a great opportunity for you to go deeper than ever before in God’s Word. We’re using T. Desmond Alexander’s book From Paradise to Promise Land as our guide, and we’ll try to read much of the Pentateuch during our time together.

VCL Women’s Connections:  Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study—All women of VCL are invited to attend the new session.  Our study will be on women of the Bible. It will be a deep dive into how God has been at work for His kingdom purposes through women in the pages of scripture and will bring the principles of faith and action into our daily lives. The book we’ll use is Believers: Lessons from Women of Powerful Faith by Gien Karssen.

Please consider trying out this opportunity to dig into the word of God with a very enthusiastic group of women. All are welcome! If you have questions contact Carol Marshall, 847-274-9900 or carolsings3@comcast.net

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 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 March 2022

Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $  49,466

Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $  31,632

YTD actual income through March 31, 2022: …………………….…. $ 110,110

YTD actual expenses through March 31, 2022: ..…………………… $ 138,450

YTD net income through March 31, 2022: …………………………….. $ (28,341)

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 4/17 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.

You may access the stream for the Good Friday service on 4/15 at 7:00 PM 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.