Guide for Home Worship: 7/25/21
A Real Gospel for the Real World
What is life actually about? Who gets to define reality? Join us as we worship a God who lives and speaks truth into the real world. As we worship God together we’ll see that the reality of Jesus demands our response. Pastor Casey will be preaching from Acts 25:13-22 about how passages in the Bible record real history, and how each verse calls us to recognize the truth of who Jesus is and to repent and follow him.
Mark and Brenda Brown, two missionaries our church has supported for several years now, will be joining us on Sunday morning. We’ll have just a few minutes at the beginning of the service to hear from them. So, if you’re interested in knowing more about the Browns and their ministry, please join us at 9 AM in the Great Room. They’ll tell us all about the wonderful things God’s been doing through their ministry with Cru, as well as on their grand RV tour across the U.S.
First, Prayer: Prayer together is a vital part of what it means to be a church. Come at 9:00am to pray during First, Prayer on August 1. Our focus for this time will be prayer for the work of sharing Jesus with the world, as well as for our loved ones, enemies, and friends who don’t know the love of Jesus.
All Church Luncheon–Our missionaries, Todd and Jana Patterson will be at VCL on Sunday, August 1st. There will be a light lunch served in the great room immediately after the service. Todd and Jana will be providing a short program. If you are able to attend please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Adopt A Youth Group! Want a chance to get to know the younger generation at VCL? Starting this August, the youth group will be starting a new program called adopt a youth group, where you can host a youth group meeting on a Wednesday night at your home. You won’t need to provide anything besides some space and your engagement with the students. Want to know more? Put “Adopt a Youth Group” in the friendship register and we’ll reach out!
Women of VCL – Please save the date for a Kickoff event for Women’s Connections on Saturday, September 11 from 9:30 to 11:30. We’ll be having brunch and fellowship as well as sharing new ministry ideas for all women of the church.
Nothing But the Blood… The Red Cross has approached our church about the possibility of hosting a blood drive for the community. The elders think this is a wonderful way to move toward becoming “the most beautiful home in our neighborhood,” but we need to gauge your interest before we can set a date. If you’d be interested in donating blood and/or volunteering to help out, please contact the church office. The drive will take place on a weekday, so please take that into consideration before signing up.
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.
Weekly Office: Pastors Kenny and Casey are on Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. During this time they will read a scripture passage and have a time of prayer. Copies of these times of worship will then be posted on our website: evcl.org/daily-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 June 2021
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $26,069
YTD actual income through June 30, 2021: ……………,………..…. $232,842
YTD actual expenses through June 30, 2021: ..…………………..… $237,915
YTD net income through June 30, 2021: ……………………………… $ (5,092)
Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics and New Member Applicant Testimony included with Order of Worship.
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 7/25 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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