Guide for Home Worship: 9/19/21
Join the Family
When God saves us, He brings us into a family. Church is about more than getting our needs met; it’s about drawing near to God’s presence together as we grow up in Christ. Join us as we come together to pray, sing, and hear from God’s Word. Pastor Kenny will preach a sermon from Eph 2:11-22 titled, “No Longer Strangers and Aliens.”
Hour in the Word – Jim Stamoolis and Pastor Casey are leading a series entitled The Basics of Faith in Christ: What Christians believe. If you’ve ever wondered what heaven is like, or why Christians say Jesus is the only way to God, this is the series for you. And, even if you’ve been a believer for a long time, you may be surprised to discover what the Bible says about God, the world, and Christian’s eternal destiny. Join us every Sunday morning 9-10 a.m. in the Great Room. Due to technical issues, we will be recording the lesson and then posting it to YouTube the next week instead of livestreaming.
New Series in Hour in the Word—Holy Sexuality – Is there such a thing as “biblical sexuality”? What does the Bible say about this mysterious, powerful, and foundational aspect of human life? How can we capture God’s vision for sexual wholeness and holiness in a world like ours? Join Pastor Casey and Bryan Just as they tackle these questions and more in our new series during Hour in the Word, entitled Holy Sexuality: Living As Creatures in God’s World. The series will begin on October 3rd at 9am. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your youth to participate in the discussion.
All Church “Welcome Pastor Jim and Kris Renke” Salad Luncheon — Sunday, October 3, immediately after the service. All food is provided. Whether you are a newcomer to VCL, a new or returning Trinity student or a regular attender, we hope you will plan to attend. This is a great time to make the Renkes feel welcome as well as renew friendships and welcome someone new. Please write “lunch” on the Friendship Register or contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
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 email@example.com.
Save the date for the Revive Our Hearts Conference on Saturday October 16, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For information contact Nancy Preston firstname.lastname@example.org
A New VCL Podcast – We want to offer the lessons from Hour in the Word for those of us who can’t make it at 9 am (though we encourage you to make it a priority!), so we’re launching the Hour in the Word Podcast on October 5th (to coincide with our Holy Sexuality series). You’ll be able to listen to the discussion on the way to work, while you work out, or anywhere you’ve got headphones. It will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more, as well as at this link: https://hourinthewordvcl.podbean.com . This will replace YouTube as the primary way we distribute the Hour in the Word Lessons.
Blood Drive – VCL is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, October 12. The blood supply is critically short, and the need is constant. If you are willing to donate, please let Ed Manzo email@example.com know what times would work for you to donate. Appointments are every quarter hour from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Collections will occur in the Great Room. Also, please let Ed know if you can help to plan or promote the event or assist on collection day. We are going to reach out to the local community and are aiming for 100 collections.
Prayer… If you would like people from our church to pray for you at any time, please send your request directly to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 August 2021
Budgeted Monthly General Fund Giving: ………………….……… $46,287
Actual Monthly General Fund Giving: …………………………..…. $40,684
YTD actual income through August 31, 2021: …………………..…. $310,288
YTD actual expenses through August 31, 2021: ..……………….… $316,114
YTD net income through August 31, 2021: ………………………….. $ (5,655)
Please download today’s Order of Worship. Song lyrics included with Order of Worship.
This Sunday’s stream will be available on 9/19 at 10:30 AM. You can access it any time by clicking here.
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