THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Village Church Plan for Gathering

 

The Village Church will be gathering for worship outdoors for the month of September.  The dates and locations are listed below.  The Gathering time will be 10:00am.  If the weather conditions cause cancellations, that will be posted on the Village Church FaceBook page before 10:00am.

 

PLEASE plan to arrive before 10:00am so that you can be parked and seated by 10:00am for the start of the Gathering.

 

Sept 6 - Zwald's 598 270th Woodville

Sept 13 - Zwald's 598 270th Woodville

Sept 20 - Zwald's 598 270th Woodville

Sept 27 - Zwald's 598 270th Woodville

 

Bring your own chairs.  Bring anything you need to keep your kids occupied.   MASKS ARE WELCOME, but are optional.

 

The Gathering will be recorded and put on-line so if you are uncomfortable about Gathering at this time you can access the Gathering after Sunday.



During this Covid-19 Season


Baldwin EMS 630 HWY 12 Baldwin is the place to drop off food and other similar donations for local needs.  Leave the items at the east door under the awning. If you know of someone in the area that is in need and should be on the list for assistance please let Baldwin EMS know. 



The Baldwin Food Pantry will be closing its building, but if you call their phone number (715-688-3844) they will meet you at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (right by Greenfield Elementary School), have you drive up, and they will give you a bag of food.  Please think about neighbors or friends that might need this and pass the info along.


Village Church News 9/24/20


If your faith is in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins and reconciliation to God then the Holy Spirit of God lives in you.  Think about that!  Indwelt by God!  The consequence of that impacts not only how you live now, but how you will live forever.  





THIS SUNDAY:  We'll gather for worship at the Zwald's (598 270th Street Woodville) at 10:00am. Check the Village Church Facebook page on Sunday morning for weather related adjustments.



On October 8-10th, which is a Thursday through Saturday, we are partnering with the Bridge and our other sister churches in a Corporate Fast. We want to spend this time praying for the needs of our country, the upcoming elections, and the needs of each of our churches. On Saturday the 10th, we are planning to gather at Mary's Park in New Richmond, from 1030-1230 for a time of worship, prayer, and the breaking of the fast together with a light meal. Please plan to join us on Saturday as this will be a powerful time of unity and corporate prayer.  Here is the link where you can get more detailed information including : some general information about fasting to get you started, and the prayer requests for each of the participating churches: http://www.thebridgewired.com/fasting  If you have any questions, please talk to Kathy H. or Kristin E. 


YOUTH GROUP!!  The Village Rebellion!!  Middle School:  6:30-7:30pm at Chris Phelps's.  209 Russell Court, Woodville.  Bring a lawn chair, Bible and a mask.  High School:  7:00-8:30pm at 1451 Franklin Street, Baldwin, Murray and Heather Stoffa's house.  Bring a mask and a Bible.

      


Our XXL's have begun to meet weekly, with the renewed commitment to connect everyone to an XXL.  The church is people - family - and we need each other.




Faith Works 2020.  We can still use 4-5 helpers for the Oct. 3 construction project for Walk-on.  Email Stu ASAP about details.





Law Enforcement Officers are under more stress than ever before.  The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department Chaplains are planning a three day training event in February 2021 for Law Enforcement Officers and their families geared toward handling the stress of their very difficult jobs.  A similar event held a few years ago saw over 100 participants.  The Chaplains are looking for individual and business sponsors to cover the $8500 cost of the event.  There is no charge for officers or their families.  Contact Stu if you would like to make a contribution toward sponsoring this very important event. 




ATTENTION BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS.  Thrive! Baldwin.  A monthly fellowship with business contacts of like mind and spirit.  Every third Thursday.  Next meeting:  October 15, 11:30am-1:00pm.  Phoenix Grill Baldwin (You order and pay for your own meal)  For more information contact Leslie Jackson (Leslie@LadyRacing.com)


 
The Monday night Theology Discussion will meet on Monday September 28.




The vote on the proposed land was approved by Covenant Partners and non-partners.  The next step in the process is for the zoning and annexation decisions to be made by governing authorities.  We are waiting for news of that decision.



PASTORAL TRANSITION UPDATE:  God has our next pastor in mind.  Our role is to prayerfully discover God's plans.  The congregation will approve, by vote, whoever is recommended for the role.  So, be in much prayer.  Our interim pastor will be announced soon and a Pastoral Search Committee will be formed by November.


Missionary Letters can be found in the media section of the church website.



Current Teaching Series:  We'll be diving into Roman 8 during September and October..  The series is called "Everything I've Been Trying to Say".  I hope you will make the commitment to gather with God's people on Sundays.



As we return to the indoors for our Sunday morning Worship Gatherings, please remember that the Governor has mandated the wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces.  Wearing a mask is both about loving others enough to protect them and about submitting to the authorities God has placed over us.  This is not a religious freedom issue.  This is not an end times 'mark of the beast' thing.  This is about being free in Jesus to sacrifice, submit and serve (1 Peter 2:13-17) 



I hope to see you around and engaged in worship and fellowship.  Bring a friend along with you on Sunday or to an XXL.


Love each other well these days and light the way to Jesus.


Thanks