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Village Church of Lincolnshire

Guide for Home Worship: 5/15/22

Listen to the New Helper

This morning, we celebrate the promised Spirit of Truth and his ministry in our midst.  Through singing, prayer and the preached Word, we will hear from Him and be blessed with the very presence of Christ and the Father above. As Pastor Jim Renke shares from John 14:15-31, we’ll discover the One Jesus promised in his absence. And we’ll learn to experience the peace and fellowship He offers.

General Announcements

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.”

Women’s Connection – The Saturday Gathering: Ladies, we will be gathering May 14th at 9 am in the Great Room to celebrate women’s connections and gathering! We will have a small devotional where we offer gratitude for everything we have been learning, and we will have a time of celebrating what is to come during the summer months. This will be the last Saturday Gathering until the fall, but we will still be connecting as women of VCL. So come and join us as we celebrate together!

Semi Annual Congregational Meeting and Meal – On Sunday May 22 we will be meeting together for our Semi Annual Congregation Meeting at 6:00 p.m. We will be voting on one new member for the nominating committee: Nels Flatebo. 

Prior to the meeting there will be a light supper at 5:00 p.m. The Hospitality team is still looking for volunteers who will bring either a side dish or a dessert. If you would like to help provide food for the meal please reach out to Faith and the Hospitality team. Please sign the Friendship Register if you plan to attend the supper or email the church office

Calling Blood Donors. It’s time for blood donors to sign up for the VCL blood drive on Monday, June 20 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. In the last drive, most of the time slots were taken by non-VCL worshippers who signed themselves up via the internet. Late afternoon times will fill up quickly. People are already scheduling. If there is a time that you want, Ed Manzo can schedule you, or you can reserve it online personally.

Mark your calendar: Sunday, June 12 church picnic at Whytegate Park. More information coming soon.

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

Prayer… If you would like people from our church to pray for you at any time, please send your request directly to 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 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 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 April 2022

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

Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $  82,904

YTD actual income through April 30, 2022: …………………………. $ 193,014

YTD actual expenses through April 30, 2022: ..…………………..… $ 168,837

YTD net income through April 30, 2022: ………………………………. $   24,177

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 5/15 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time 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.