Welcome to this week’s update from Village Green Community Church. Daylight Savings is now behind us and I hope you have finally caught up on the hour of sleep you lost, but more importantly, are getting excited by the weather that is improving with every passing day. (Yeah!)
Don’t miss this Sunday, no really, don’t miss it. We will have a special conversation with the Chair of our Board of Directors, Al Vanderlaan, who will update us on some exciting initiatives and news. Our church, like many others, was forced to adapt when the pandemic hit. What you will hear on Sunday will encourage you in so many ways.
This Sunday we are also having our first after-church meet and greet called The Gathering. There is no agenda and no real expectations except to say this is a time to be together and enjoy building community. It’s a virtual experience meant to keep us connected and engaged in the lives of others. This is a great way to see old friends or to meet new ones.
We are not meeting as one large group but in groups of 8 so it remains intimate and easy to manage online.
It will immediately follow the morning service and run from 11:15 – 12:00. Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to The Gathering.
The following is a listing of our Easter services highlighting the in-person and online presentations.
Palm Sunday – March 28 – In-Person and Online.
Good Friday – April 2 – Online Only. Communion will be presented at this service.
Easter Sunday – April 4 – In-Person and Online.
April 1st is the start of our budget year and the new budget is now available. If you would like a copy you can contact the church at email@example.com.
A Study on the Book of Acts
Our study in the Book of Acts continues this Monday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm EST. The hour-long series will run on YouTube and you can grab the link and notes at www.jkorkidakis.com. You will find them under the “YouTube Series” tab and then the page for “The Book of Acts.” We are into week #3, Chapters 3-5.
Next Session of Life Groups
The next session of Life Groups begins on April 11th and will run until the week of June 13th.
We will begin a new 5-part series on April 11th entitled Things God Uses. God uses key things to grow us and make us aware of his working in our lives. Some are natural and obvious, while others come in unexpected places and times. Join us as we learn how to witness God working in our lives, especially at a time when many are wondering if he’s even there.
An Easter Meditation
Easter will soon be upon us. With that in mind, we want to give you something as a meditation to prepare your heart for this season of remembering the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I hope this speaks to you as it did to me.
The nail is used for many things, A useful securing tool;
A hammer is taken by the hand
And drives it, that’s the rule.
A nail is needed when you build, It’s a necessary thing.
It was also used over two thousand years ago
To hang upon a tree, the King.
He took the pain and suffering
For all mankind, you see.
Yet He took the torture just for you, And He took it just for me.
You cannot keep a good man down, Through the years many have said.
He went down a man and rose a King
To deliver the spiritually dead.
He is on the throne
At God’s right hand. The First, the Last, The Great I Am.
No nail, no hammer can touch Him now–The mighty King on high.
What He built is forevermore, Salvation for you and I.
So when you see a simple nail with its sharpened end,
And need to build or repair,
Lift up your eyes, your heart, and mind
And thank Him with a prayer.
The Nail, by Laurene H. Bell
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday,
Stay safe and stay healthy and most of all, stay close to Jesus.
Until next time;