Guide for Home Worship: 5/29/22
Living into a New Unity
This morning we worship the Savior who stopped to pray for you and me on the way to the cross. And the one thing he prayed for was that we would be one. Through prayer, song, the reading and preaching of the Word, we’ll express the unity Christ gives us and desires for us. Pastor Jim Renke will speak from John 17:13-26. In this we’ll find the heart of God for all generations of believers.
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.”
New 9am class starting June 12th: The God of All Beauty: Art, Creativity, and Faith – Two of our resident art-lovers, Carol Marshall and Pastor Casey, are teaming up for a short summer series covering a whole range of topics revolving around God’s immense beauty and invitation to join in that beauty. We’ll see how God is the source and definition of beauty, how the Bible talks about creativity (hint: it’s not what you might think!), and how God’s beautiful design can be expressed in every part of our lives. We’re also planning a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for all interested. Join us on June 12th at 9am in the Great Room to learn more!
Congratulations to Kenny and Suzanne Silva on the birth of Margaret Mackintosh. Maggie was born on May 26 and was 8 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long. She joins brother Cesar and sisters Ellie and Sophie.
New Member Applicants Kathy Nalker and Sam and Miranda George have applied for membership at Village Church. Their testimonies are included here. Please take the time to read these wonderful stories of grace as this is an important step in their application process.
Annual Village Church Picnic – Sunday June 12th following the service. Join us for Portillos and other picnic delights in Whytegate Park (located across the street). Whytegate has plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the outdoors, with playground equipment, and ball courts. If you plan to attend, please SIGN-UP at the Information Desk. We would love for you to share your favorite foods, if your name begins with A-M bring a dessert, N-Z bring a salad or side. Also bring lawn chairs if you have them! Have a serving heart? Contact Faith Beans to help with set up, serving, or clean up!
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.
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.
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 May 2022
Last Week Year to Date
Actual Giving May 22, 2022 ……………….. $ 5,744 ………… $222,257
General Fund Budget 2022 ………..……… $11,415 ……………… $239,718
Variation to Budget ………………………… ($5,671) ………………. ($17,461)
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 5/29 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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