THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Village Church News 11/7/19


Friends,


Trust and treasure.  Those things go together like November and Deer Hunting.  What we trust reveals what our treasure is.  Jesus talk about that in his Sermon on the Mount and that's what we'll be thinking about this Sunday.  If all we really have to live is today, what does how we're living say about what we treasure?


"It's beginning to look a lot like...Operation Christmas Child!"  Collection dates Nov 17 and 24.  Have a packing party!

 


If you are new to The Village Church RSVP on a connection card for the Guest Lunch on the first Sunday of the month at DJ's in Baldwin.  The next lunch will be November 3.


Passion.  Purpose.  Potential.  Propel! A Monthly Gathering for Women to equip and encourage them to tap into their potential and be the ripple effect of positive change in their community and around the world. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:00pm-8:00pm.  November through April.  At DJ's in downtown Baldwin.  For more information:  Leslie@LeslieJackson.org  




ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE AND GROWTH


A theological study/discussion of the big ideas of the Bible takes place on Mondays at 7:00pm at the church offices. 


The Rebellion High School YOUTH GROUP meets on Wednesdays 6:30 @ First Reformed Church. Middle School: Grades 6-8; High School: Grades 9-12.  We are again planning to provide dinner from 6:30-7.  If you are able to help, please contact Kelly Gullixson (ekg@baldwin-telecom.net or 651-269-2073 or go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EABA929AAFF2-fall to sign up.  We appreciate your willingness to help, and the kids (and leaders) really enjoy this time of fellowship. 


In God's wisdom we only grow in community.  The New Testament knows nothing of a follower of Jesus not connected to a local community of faith.  How can we live a life of sacrificial love apart from community?  How connected are you to others in the family at The Village Church?  Our VXXL groups are the pathway to real spiritual growth UP, IN, and OUT.  I can show you how to connect with and XXL.


Missionary Updates can be found in the media section of the Village Church website.  Pray for the Marsh's church planting in Poland; the Luna's church planting in Mexico; Tutapona in Uganda and Iraq; and church planting in St. Croix County (Iglesia Cristiana, Alberto and Ilga Melo); Carl and Elizabeth O'Brien church planting in Japan.


You can securely donate to the Village Church on-line or via text.  Details on the church website.  

Essentials of the Faith for this week.  QUESTION:  Why must the Redeemer be truly human?  ANSWER:  That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weaknesses.  SCRIPTURE:  “Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” – Hebrews 2:17


Last Sunday we talked about motive.  What's the level of your 'God desire'?  How can you increase the amount of it that you have?  What's in your heart about God?


Hope to see you Sunday.  We'll be worshipping around the communion table.


Work hard to bring a friend or neighbor with you.  Let Jesus make you a fisher of people.


Stu