New This Week

 Life-Chain October 1st 2:00-3:00 pm

Along the Guide…between Stuart Rd and Bakerview Rd/West Side

Please see bulletin insert for details.

Men’s Breakfast October 7 at 8:00am

Grab a friend and your sons and come for an encouraging man sized breakfast with the Men of Victory.  David Ellingson will talk about his life as a surveyor and sharing his faith story. Cost is only $5 or if funds are tight come as our guest.

Men’s Fish Camp October 12-14

Join us this year as we embark on a great fishing adventure into the wild region on the upper Harrison River in Canada!  Have you ever caught a 20 lb salmon?  Here’s your chance! Even if you have never fished, you will have success and be an accomplished fisherman after this exciting trip.

VCF joins 4 other churches as we pool together to provide basic camping and covered areas for eating and telling stories, lots of quality food, and a spiritual emphasis and devotion each evening as we tie up gear for the next day and tell our whoppers, but true fishing stories.

You can come for the whole trip or simply come for a day or two.  Whatever fits in your schedule. Cost: $35 per day by Oct 1. ($45 after Oct 1) See Pastor Jim or Pastor Will for sign up.

Hide-a Bed Love Seat Available

Free creamy beige love seat in good condition is available. Please contact the church office if you are interested.

Events Happening This Week

THURSDAY

LOV Bible Study The Commands of Christ by Tom Blackaby 9:30-11:30

Join us at Ruth’s 314 B C Ave for a time of study and prayer. Books available at the sudy for $9.00 Please see Nancy D if you have any questions.

Thursday Walk-in Prayer 1-5pm in Ruth’s home

314 S. BC Ave. Pray about anything on your heart! The door is open! If you are willing to be a part of passionate prayer for prodigals, please e-mail Ruth at rnrleon50@msn.com.  You can call her at 354-2341.

Worship Rehearsal @6:00 at Ministry Center

Office Volunteer Needed Thursdays from 10:00-12:00

This person would print the bulletin and any inserts necessary and send out the v-news weekly. There would be a couple of other miscellaneous duties as well.  If you are interested or have questions please contact Nancy Dupre 319-9326.

SATURDAY

Burden Shepherding Group BBQ at the Zylstra Home September 16 @ 5pm

Join the Burdens for a great time of fellowship and encouragement and enjoy the classic backyard of the Zylstras for an evening BBQ. Look for information on what to bring.

Saturday Morning: September 30th Prayer as a Priority!

We meet the first, third and fifth Sunday of every month at 7AM, here in the Ministry Center

SUNDAY

VCF Town Hall Meeting and Potluck This Sunday

The elder team will be conducting a VCF town hall meeting following our Sunday morning church service.

The format for the meeting will allow for open questions from attendees/membership.  A preliminary list of topics might include the following:

  • Questions regarding how VCF leadership is structured.
  • Areas we could strengthen upon VCF calling and impact to our community, region and the world.
  • How we can more effectively meet the spiritual growth needs of our attendee/membership community.
  • Areas related to the church’s finances.
  • Other topics as requested by those attending

This is not an official business meeting and is open for all attendees of VCF.

A-H please bring a main dish, I-P a salad or side and Q-Z dessert.

VCF will provide drinks and paper products.

Community Group Sign Ups Continue This Sunday

During fellowship time a table will be set up with the sign ups for Community Groups being offered this fall. If you have never joined a community group in the past, please consider a group this year.

Community is important for spiritual growth and provides a connection with your church family that can’t be made in a few minutes on Sunday mornings. Several groups are meeting at the ministry center on Sunday evening so childcare is shared.

 

Sunday Volunteers

 

 

Nursery

 

 

Pre-2nd

 

 

 3rd-5th

 

Sep 17

Lisa

Hannah

 

Debbie

Jacob

 

Terry

Andrew

 

 

Sep 24

Ramona

Jonathon

 

Lorna

Kellyn

 

Vicki

Ben

 

 

October 1

Issha

Julian

 

Heather

Ben

 

Cathy

Jordan

 

Greeters Stockmans and Nancy D

 

D/L Clarks and

 

Slagles and Mollie

 

Scripture Mollie Tina Enid
Community Prayer Tony

 

Doug T

 

Tony

 

Fellowship Lorna and Alean Mollie and Enid Trainas and Lynne
Youth Snacks

 

Colleen Paulson

9/18

Terry Traina

9/25

Cathy Mosher

Oct 2

Next New Way Meal Needed- Sign up on hall table Tina, Nancy D Tina, Nancy D
 

 

MONDAY

 

Youth Group 7:00-9:00

We have a joint High School and Middle School group that meets Monday nights at the Ministry Center. We share a time of joint worship, activity and teaching; followed by small groups, determined by age. Have questions? Call Pastor Will @ 360-223-8309

TUESDAY

Tuesday Walk-in Prayer 1-5pm in Ruth’s home

314 S. BC Ave. Pray about anything on your heart! The door is open! If you are willing to be a part of passionate prayer for prodigals, please e-mail Ruth at rnrleo50@msn.com.  You can call her at 354-2341.

WEDNESDAY

Bulletin Deadline 2:00

Upcoming Events to Plan for

Life-Chain October 1st 2:00-3:00 pm

Along the Guide…between Stuart Rd and Bakerview Rd/West Side

Please see bulletin insert for details.

Men’s Breakfast October 7 at 8:00am

Grab a friend and your sons and come for an encouraging man sized breakfast with the Men of Victory.  David Ellingson will talk about his life as a surveyor and sharing his faith story. Cost is only $5 or if funds are tight come as our guest.

Men’s Fish Camp October 12-14

Join us this year as we embark on a great fishing adventure into the wild region on the upper Harrison River in Canada!  Have you ever caught a 20 lb salmon?  Here’s your chance! Even if you have never fished, you will have success and be an accomplished fisherman after this exciting trip.

VCF joins 4 other churches as we pool together to provide basic camping and covered areas for eating and telling stories, lots of quality food, and a spiritual emphasis and devotion each evening as we tie up gear for the next day and tell our whoppers, but true fishing stories.

You can come for the whole trip or simply come for a day or two.  Whatever fits in your schedule. Cost: $30 per day by Oct 1. ($40 after Oct 1) See Pastor Jim or Pastor Will for sign up.

Matching Scholarship Opportunity

Holly Lackey (daughter of Anti and Heather Orsos) has been verified by Seattle Pacific University as qualifying for a matching scholarship. Anyone who wishes to designate funds for this purpose can give funds to VCF with a separate communication marked for scholarship.  SPU will match up to $500

Office Volunteer Needed Thursdays from 10:00-12:00

This person would print the bulletin and any inserts necessary and send out the v-news weekly. There would be a couple of other miscellaneous duties as well.  If you are interested or have questions please contact Nancy Dupre at 319-9326 to get training started.

Hide-a Bed Love Seat Available

Free creamy beige love seat in good condition is available. Please contact the church office if you are interested.

Intercessory Prayer Team

This ministry is ongoing and can be joined at any time by contacting Tina at prayer@vcflynden.com or Nancy at office@vcflynden.com. Satan doesn’t fear our prayers but he DOES fear Christ to Whom we offer our prayers because he knows our Savior hears and answers. Prayer is our greatest weapon against him and evil and he works hard to prevent us from praying. Become a Prayer “Seal” Frontline Warrior of God by uniting with others whose desire is to see God’s Spirit move in our church family, our homes, our community and our nation. No meetings to attend. Pick up a flyer for details along with examples of prayers to pray for one another AND our Pastors, Leaders and Staff. Tee-shirts (Prayer “Seal” uniforms) are also available that proclaim we are people of the Word, of Prayer and Frontline Warriors in God’s Army!

Prayer Requests, as well as updates and praises can be sent to prayer@vcflynden.com

 

Community Group Questions    

Grace That Exceeds Our Sin Romans 5:12-21

  1. Last week, we talked about While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Why do many people not consider themselves sinners?
  2. What is the doctrine of original sin?
  3. Why is this doctrine one of the easiest doctrines in the Bible to prove?
  4. Where does sin come from? Vs. 12
  5. What is The Fall and how does it affect you?
  6. Why do I sin? Vs. 12
  7. What event is Paul referring to and why is this important for us to understand?
  8. What does the sin of Adam and Eve have to do with us?
  9. What happens when I sin? Vs 12-14
  10. Physicist Lord Kelvin stated: “Stemming from the 2nd law of Thermodynamics we find that the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder. All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves.”   What does the 2nd law of Thermodynamics have to do with sin?
  11. How certain are you of your death? Give an example of ways we plan for our death.
  12. What if my sin is too bad for God to forgive? Vs. 18-21
  13. What does it mean as sin increases, grace increases even more? Vs 20-21
  14. What is the remedy for my sin?
  15. Can you out-sin the grace of God? Give an example.
  16. in verses 15-21 Paul mentions “the gift.” What “gift” is he talking about?
  • The gift of ______________ 5:16
  • The gift of ______________ 5:17,20, 21
  • The gift of ______________ 5:18
  • (Bonus question) The gift of ______________ Rom. 6:23
  1. How does Romans 5:15 say we get these gifts?
  2. How do you earn a gift?
  3. You can reject a gift or accept a gift. Does God give us any other choices?
  4. How are sinners made righteous in God’s eyes?