May 15, 2022

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Elder Care Classes

Begins today!

Elder Care Classes begin today at 3:15pm! If you’re considering attending but forgot to register, there are still a few seats available. Stop by the Columbia Rooms at 3pm today and Nancy Anderson and Jim Clementson will see that you’re added to the class list!  Click here to view all our topics

Consider joining us for all our sessions this spring: May 15, May 22, June 5, & June 12 – all at 3:15pm. Come here from experts in various fields as they supply you with information and resources in a variety of areas you, your parents, or loved ones may be facing. Click here to view all our topics.

 

Upcoming Proskuneo Weekend

Sunday, May 22

We’re excited to continue our partnership with Proskuneo Ministries by welcoming Pastor Josh Davis to our on campus May 20-22! Pastor Josh is preparing an all-church chorus opportunity. All musical abilities and language abilities are welcome!

This will be our last all-church chorus opportunity until the fall! If you want to join us, please plan on joining the choir rehearsal May 19, 6:45pm in the Music Room. Pastor Josh will lead a full band and chorus rehearsal on Saturday, May 21, 10am. Questions?

 

Men’s Breakfast

Village Men, let’s enjoy breakfast together! Join us May 21, 7:30am in the Gym to enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon/sausages, cut fruit, and of course coffee and orange juice… not to mention great fellowship with fellow men of Village! Please email to RSVP or ask any questions. There’s a $5 suggested donation to help cover the cost of the food.

 

Hikes & Rambles

Calling all Village Women! Join us for a beautiful stroll through Jenkins Estate, Saturday, May 21 at 9am. We’ll be just in time to see both rhododendrons and new friendships bloom as we walk together. Meet in Parking Lot A, immediately to the right after you enter at 8005 SW Grabhorn Rd, Beaverton. More Info

 

Summer Youth Church

Join us this summer! Youth Church is looking for five more Youth Mentors who can join Youth Church 1-3 times a month. On Sunday mornings, mentors help welcome, participate in and supervise during our worship service, facilitate discussions, and make a meaningful impact in the lives of our young people. If you want to serve God & our youth in this way, please email Drew Fajen.

 

Summer Sundays – Kids Small Group Leaders Needed

We need summer volunteers to lead small group activities for children grades 1st-5th. Volunteer Form
Pre-K Volunteer Job Description
1st-5th Grade Volunteer Job Description

Questions? Contact Ruth Jordan at [email protected]

 

Village Kids Summer Fun Night Events

Drive-In Movie Night: Friday, June 17th, 6-8:30pm. Design your own box car and join your Village friends for a movie night with popcorn! Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Invite friends! Showing: Toy Story, rated G. Click here to register

• Summer Fun Night Volunteers Needed: We need volunteers to help with pre-k and 1st-5th grade groups, crafts, snacks, administration, and games! Volunteer here Dates: June 17th (Drive-in Movie), July 15th (Art-A-Palooza), August 12th (Game Night)

 

EMPOWER Conference 2022

Breaking Ground for the gospel in North Korea. July 28-30 at Village Church. International Speakers and 7 Workshop Tracks! Register here

 

Now Hiring: Part Time Barista

We’re looking to add to our Café Team! Now hiring for a part time, barista for the Village Café. Minimum of two weekdays each week from 7:30am-2:30pm. For more info, contact Megan Ewald. Visit our Hiring page.

 

Giving

Give today! Your faithful support is appreciated. It’s safe, quick, and secure to give online, but if you prefer to mail a check, you can send it to us at 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. For gifts of stocks, IRAs, or other creative methods, please contact Patty, Finance Manager.


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Love Again, John 13:24-35 & 1 John 4:7-12

Preached by Guest Speaker Pastor Joseph Kim (SRC International)

Summary

In this sermon, Joseph Kim gave a personal testimony about his experiences being a missionary. Through that, he teaches us how to experience the love of Jesus by loving others.

 

Recap

Loving others is hard. It involves being in a relationship with another person who has character, feelings, and thoughts. If you want to make this mutual relationship work, you must be concerned about the thoughts and feelings of the other person. This requires sacrifice and sensitivity from both people in the relationship.

In John 13:34, Jesus gave us a new command – to “Love one another.” The focus here is not just on love but also on “one another.” In this passage, Jesus was about to be arrested and crucified. His main concern was the community of His disciples and to have them experience His love even after His departure. To experience that love, He asked them to love one another, and if you do that, “I will be present in your relationship.”

Sometimes, though, the love our non-Christian friends live out appears to be more authentic than the love of Christians. They sacrifice and give up their own personal comfort for our well-being. Reflecting on that and sharing a time when he was persecuted for his faith, Joseph Kim realized that Jesus didn’t say, “Just love one another.” He said in John 13:34b, “love one another just as I have loved you.” We need to be the example of what Jesus asked us to do in the community.

Looking at the 1 John passage, we read that it is not that “We loved God,” but it is that “God loves us” (1 John 4:10). So much so that He sent His Son to the cross. John seems to be saying that “the Unchangeable being, God, has become the changeable beings; he has become you and me, in order to save us.” And then Jesus, who has become one of us, became the atoning sacrifice for our sin. To emphasize the importance of Jesus’s love, John uses the Greek word, ‘agape’ in every word for love in this passage. The only way to live out the agape love is for the love of Jesus we have experienced to flow out of us into our community.

In 1 John 13:11-12, the Apostle John tells us that we need to love one another and that if we love one another, then God lives in us, and His love is perfected in other works. In other words, when Jesus is present in our love, anything is possible because Jesus will make our imperfect love perfect.

Joseph Kim then closed the sermon with an account of a missionary in Tibet. Caleb was struggling, and Joseph ministered to him. Caleb soon was teaching Chinese at a Buddhist Seminary. But was kicked out after several years due to sharing the word of God with the students, of which many refused to go onto the temple after graduation. But six months later, he was back. Why? A student leader had a very severely infected ankle. As they were saying goodbyes, Caleb dropped to his knees and started sucking the pus out of the student’s ankle and spitting it out. The school was stunned, but something amazing happened. The student said – “Teacher, I am seeing something…I am seeing something. Are you God? I am seeing God in you.”

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us – 1 John 13:12

 

Questions

Read John 13:24-35 and 1 John 4:7-12

• Why is loving others so hard? What does Jesus and the Apostle John say about loving others in these passages?

• Share a time when you or someone you know was persecuted for their faith. What did you learn from that experience? Is there something that you (or they) would have done differently?

• Reflect upon a time when you saw someone who sacrificed for others, when you “saw God in them.” What was the sacrifice? How was God honored? How could you apply that lesson in your life?

• How can your DNA group pray for you?

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