August 1, 2021

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All Church Event – VillageFest

Join us to celebrate being part of the Village Family on our beautiful campus! We have something enjoyable for everyone. Come and go as you please or stay for the whole day.

  • 10am – Morning Joy and social time (share a verse, poem, or passage that’s been speaking to you recently)
  • 11am – Devotion and Worship with Pastor Tony
  • 12pm – Food Truck or BYO Picnic Lunch
  • 12:30pm – Afternoon of Fun! Bounce Houses, Slide n Slides, Pinatas, Board Games, Kona Ice Truck
  • 3:15pm – Send Off. Thanks for joining us!

We can’t wait to see you there! Let us know you’re coming!


Newcomer Welcome Lunch

If you’re new-er to our community, maybe joined us in the last year, please mark your calendars for our Village family welcome lunch after service on August 15, 11:45-1pm. This eat and greet will be our chance to meet you and introduce you to community members and leaders. Please email Insil Kang at [email protected] to let us know how many to expect. We can’t wait to meet you!


Calling All Villagers! Church Wide Database Update

Please take this 30 seconds survey stating if you still call Village home! You have all summer to let us know if you attend Village and in the fall we hope to create a church wide directory.


Join Our Team

We have several positions available on our team, from Pastors to Admins to Facilities! Please see our openings below and share this page with your connections.


American Red Cross Blood Drive

There is a severe blood shortage currently in effect. Consider donating blood at Village on August 12, 1:30-7pm. Village’s blood drives in July saw 75 donors potentially saving the lives of 222 people! Register here


Village Kids Director: JoAnna Flynn

It is with sadness, but also praise to God, that we announce that Village Kids Director JoAnna Flynn is moving out of state and thus ending her time serving our community. JoAnna has loved and pastored our church so well these past three years, and we are so grateful for how God has made her and all of the experiences and skills she brought us. She and her husband Tom are pursuing God’s will for their family with a new direction in California, and we pray for continued blessing and provision over them. JoAnna’s last day at Village will be August 8, 2021. We are working to ensure leadership is in place for Village Kids ministry and will update our community as we have more information. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email Insil Kang.


VBS Registration

Registration is live NOW to join us for the Very Best Summer! We’re eager to spend time with your Kindergarten-5th Grade kids, so please sign up your kids and neighbors today. Childcare provided for preschool aged children of volunteers. Hurry, space is limited!


VBS Project 2021

Plan now to participate in this year’s VBS project supporting churches in Venezuela! Financial collapse has many living in perilous conditions. Your donations will support churches caring for their communities.

Items to donate:

  • Wednesday: Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Thursday: Bars of soap and children’s vitamins (VitC or One-A-Day)
  • Friday: School Supplies (Pencils, markers, color pencils, erasers, spiral notebooks).


Missionary Open House – Castañedas

Serving Christ in a failed state
Hear the latest news from Lebanon from David and Carla Castaneda. Come and hear how believers are sharing Christ in the midst of the collapsing economy and failed government. Learn how to pray for the Castaneda family and their ministry as the Lebananese currency continues its free-fall, gas lines create over 2 hour wait times, and medications vanish from pharmacies.

  • Tuesday, August 3rd at 7pm, Columbia Rooms
  • Thursday, August 12 at 7pm, Columbia Rooms


Hikes and Rambles

Ladies, come join us for a time of fellowship and relationship building as we hike the trails of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. More Information


Free Wood

We’re giving away some cedar, fir, and other wood we’ve cut down on our property. It’s available until August 1 to be hauled away between 8am-4pm on Monday-Thursday from the back of our property. We’d prefer if you split/cut it after you get it home instead of on site. If interested, please call or email before coming: [email protected] or 503-643-6511.


Bus for Sale

We have a bus in need of a new home! Please check out the craigslist ad and share with your family, friends, and connections.

Worship is often described as ‘response to the Word.’ We have inquired how we as a community can best worship in this time of COVID, where we, instead of watching, can participate in our services, with as much engagement as possible. Our worship response is both personal and corporate–communal. Our online services have aimed to share the hearts of our Villagers, especially while we are physically distanced.


The following are in response to last week’s sermon: Jesus – Rule Follower or Rule Breaker

Lord, thank you for Jesus’ example and how he had a heart for people and the kingdom. May I see people and events and train myself to pause and see them as you see them.”

God, I want to put the greatest commandment of all at the forefront of all I think and do. We pray as parents that we will shower our kids with loving kindness and reflect the words of Jesus.”

주님, 저와 우리의 감정을 다스려주십시오. 나와 다른 생각과 지향을 가진 이들을 바라보고 대할 때, 주님의 눈과 마음이 앞서게 해주십시오. 육체의 소욕을 넘어, 성령의 이끄심이 드러나게 해주십시오. 주님으로부터 오는 지혜와 명철을 우리 공동체에 부으시고, 말씀으로 세상을, 세상의 깨어짐을 인지하며 말씀 가운데 소망을 발견하게 해주십시오. 이 모든 갓 위에 사랑을 더해주십시오. 주님이 여전히 역사의 주관자이심을 마 순간 느끼고 고백하게 해주십시오. 우리는 주의 작품입니다.”

Lord, please help me to see the world through the lens of the Mark 12, instead of my personal ideologics and biases.”

Take a moment to share your response from this Sunday’s sermon; it can be a few thoughts of reflection addressed to God, a paragraph, a prayer inspired by the teaching. Please consider this as an act of worship, in response to His Word. We share reflections anonymously by adding them to our following week’s service, as our community grows together in Responsive Worship.

Participate in Responsive Worship now.

Pastor Mauricio Rivas – Radical Steps for Forgiveness

  1. In our sermon on forgiveness, Pastor Mauricio mentions Jesus’ Sermon the Mount at the start. Read Matthew 5:23-24; what is the significance of verse 24: “First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”?
  2. Read Ephesians 4:31-32 aloud to one another. What stands out? What do you think of Pastor’s instruction to “clean your heart” as in verse 31?
  3. Verse 32 instructs that we forgive as Christ forgave us. Discuss experiences you have had receiving or giving forgiveness. What was difficult? What was unexpected? What made an apology feel genuine? What did you learn?

Looking for last week’s questions? Previous discussion questions are in the description of the service video on YouTube.

Need to look back at a past bulletin? View the archive here.