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June 16, 2024
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Tamale Fundraiser Pick Up
June 16, 12pm | Sanctuary Lobby
If you ordered a tamale or two to support our Yakama Nation and Yucatan missions trips, they are now ready for pick up! Stop by the table in the Sanctuary lobby today to pick up your order. Note: If you aren’t able to join us this weekend at Village, please let the youth team know before Sunday who will pick up your order on your behalf. We can also save your order for you, but need to know in advance. Thank you!
All Church Worship Night
June 21, 6pm | Chapel
Village, we are excited to welcome back friend and worship leader from Proskuneo Ministries, Jaewoo Kim, for a special worship night. Jaewoo will join Pastor Ananda to lead a time of worship and prayer. We welcome Villagers of all ages to join us. Come ready to connect with the Lord and seek Him together.
Hikes & Rambles
June 22, 9am | Mary S. Young Park
Come join us to explore a peaceful Mary S. Young Park by the Willamette River. We will walk in a 3-mile wooded and mostly flat trail. Please park at the dog park parking lot. More details, including RSVP info and a historical note about the park, are on our webpage!
Spanish Language Class
June 23, July 28, August 18, 9:30-10:15 | Columbia Rooms
This summer, we are excited to offer another Sunday morning Spanish-English conversation class -- for English-speakers who would like to keep practicing their Spanish or Spanish-speakers practicing English! We will provide you with a topic, questions, and a table of friends to practice discussing them. Join us for one or all of them in the Columbia Rooms between services!
Special Seminar: When Porn Invades
June 25, 6-8pm | Columbia Rooms
Brian and Melissa Leak, Village missionaries serving on WorldVenture's Global Anti-Trafficking Team, are offering a seminar entitled "When Porn Invades our Churches, Families, and Hearts.” The seminar is meant for anyone wanting to learn more about we tackling this tough topic. Food, drinks, and mingling from 6-6:30pm.

Pornography is a growing problem across the globe, and it is finding its way into many of the places we care about. So, what do we do when pornography finds its way into our churches, our families, or even our own hearts? Brian Leak will introduce the scope of the problem of pornography and provide real action steps and resources that can help bring healing for those impacted by it. Anyone who wants to learn more is invited to join us as we tackle this tough topic, holding onto the hope that we have in Christ that He can bring healing in difficult places. RSVP to [email protected] by June 21. We hope to see you there!
Prayer & Financial Support Needed 
for Marshall Islands Team
June 25 – July 7
Village is sending a discovery team to the Marshall Islands to explore medical, environmental, and spiritual needs and resources for the islands. Used for nucleolar testing by the US, the islands have unique medical and environmental concerns. Our partnership with the Pacific Islands community formed during and since Covid, has led the community to invite our Village team of six doctors and emergency managers to make an official visit to the islands to explore possibilities with local professionals and government officials.

A support team of financial and prayer providers is needed to help cover the trip's costs and the ministry in prayer. The team needs $23,000 to pay for airfare and expenses for the team. This is a unique opportunity to practice reconciliation both physically and spiritually with an underserved international and local community.

To give by check please include a note that the donation is for the Marshall Island’s team.
Young Adult Discipleship Class
June 30 - July 21, 12:15-1:45pm | Columbia Room
Village young adults! Join a four-week discipleship class crafted just for you on Sundays, beginning June 30. How do we live our lives fully for God? What does it mean to be a disciple of God at this point in my life? Our first-class begins with a young adult lunch, so don't miss out! Register today.
Community Basics
July 10 & 17, 5-7pm | Columbia 201
Are you new to Village? Are you curious about what it means to be a Villager? Are you interested making new friends and getting more involved? You are invited to a two-evening class hosted by Village leadership and members. We’ll enjoy dessert on the first night and dinner on the second. We will get to know one another and explain who we are and what we believe as a missional, multicultural community in Christ.

Community Basics is open to everyone
, and we highly encourage newer Villagers and anyone seeking Covenantal Membership to attend. Childcare is not provided, but you are welcome to bring your kids. Please RSVP by July 7.

Giving

Your faithful support is always appreciated. We encourage our community to participate in worship this way: "Give something, give regularly". It's quick and secure to give online through Pushpay. If you prefer to mail a check, 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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Staff Recognition
This month, we have the honor of recognizing the following staff members for their service at Village:
     · Pastor Paul Choi – Lead Pastor – 10 Years
     · Diego Ochoa – Sound Technician – 5 Years
We thank them for their faithful service and dedication to Village.
Multicultural Church Leaders Retreat
June 17-20
Thanks to a grant Village received this spring, we are honored to host a group of multicultural church leaders for the rare opportunity to share our different church contexts, learnings, and wisdom with one another. As we have found ourselves one of the leading multicultural ministries in this generation, meeting others who share this missional call is not common. Our prayer is this intimate gathering of multicultural church practitioners will foster real friendship, encouragement, and support for each other. Please pray alongside our pastors as we welcome and follow the Holy Spirit's leading in our time together.

*This program is made possible through a Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.
To My Family With Love
The booklets have arrived!
     • TO MY FAMILY WITH LOVE: Personal Directives for end-of-life
     • PARA MI FAMILIA CON AMOR: Directiva Anticipada
     • KOREAN VERSION: 우리 가족에게 사랑을 담아
These helpful booklets assist you in organizing your personal information and guide your families with your final wishes. They are available in the Sanctuary Lobby this Sunday. Come and pick up a copy, complimentary from Village!
Snapology: STEM Summer Camp
June 24 - Aug 30 | Willamette 107
This summer, Snapology of Beaverton is hosting STEM camps at Village Church. These camps will provide a wonderful opportunity for kids to engage in hands-on activities that explore Robotics, Engineering, Animation, and other STEM concepts in a fun and supportive environment. We hope to see many of our children there, ready to discover and create together. Please check their website for the schedule.
Carpentry: Community Summer Project
Are you a woodworker and interested in creating for the church? We want to build a display case to show our Village historical artifacts. To pass on the history of God's faithfulness over our community, we recently produced and shared films of our history. Together with these films, we want to build a display case for some meaningful Village historical documents, photos, artifacts, and keepsakes. Email Pastor Insil if you are interested.
Volunteers for Preserving our History
We need volunteers to help digitize our historical documents and photos. Already, many of our originals are fragile and in need of scanning and safe keeping. If you have an attention to detail and like to see a project through, please contact Pastor Insil to be part of this team.
Now Hiring: Assistant Pastor of Missions
Village has been shaped by and committed to God's call for us to be on His mission. We are hiring for the Assistant Pastor of Missions to help lead our church-wide vision to be missional. Do you love working with a variety of people and encouraging them to be missional? Can you refine, drive, and provide creative opportunities for a congregation to experience missional living and be a witness of Jesus' life and love? Our goal is to have all Villagers actively engaged in outreach efforts bearing witness of the Gospel to all while giving priority to those who have yet to hear about Jesus.
Welcome to Village!
Welcome! We are so glad you're here experiencing our missional, multicultural community. Please consider stopping by the info counter or coming to the front of the stage during Sanctuary Greeting Time for your welcome gift and to meet some of our pastoral staff.

Our 8:15am Chapel Service is designed to be accessible to those who seek to know more about God and church as well as those who are long-time believers. The more intimate worship space and service rest on the timeless traditions of the global church as well as leaves open room for simplicity and creativity in our multicultural worship response. We sit at tables to worship in community and take communion weekly together as the body of Christ.

In our 10:30am Sanctuary Service, we engage with a diversity of cultures and languages as we worship and study the Word of our Diverse God together. You are welcome to make a joyful noise and join us in singing in a language other than your own! Our preaching team is made up of different cultural and language backgrounds, so we are blessed with Sundays when the preaching is in a different language than English, with live translation. Our non-native English-speaking church members do this weekly, so the larger church sharing this experience is important to to being a missional, multicultural community in Christ. 한국어 통역이 있습니다 y traducción en español. Nursery care for ages 0-3, Kids programming for ages Pre-K to 5th Grade, and Youth programming for 6th-12th Grade are also available during this service.
Sermon Summary
Pastor Pete DellaSantina, Acts 4:23-31, "With Great Boldness"

The first half of the fourth chapter of Acts records the early Church’s first bout with persecution – opposition on the part of the authorities who felt threatened by Peter and John’s healing a crippled beggar in Jesus’ name.  That persecution, Pastor Pete observed, occasioned revival on the part of the Church:  increased passion for worship, commitment to God’s Word, zeal for holy living, and church-wide, contagious enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel.

How did that revival come about?  The key, observed Pastor Pete, was their prayer as a church.  He encouraged us to reflect on their prayer by asking three questions:

  1. What prompted the church to pray? 
  2. What did the church pray? 
  3. What happened when the church prayed? 

First question:  What prompted the church to pray?  It was opposition that prompted the church to pray – but that opposition resulted in unity on the part of the church.  As soon as Peter and John were released from the custody of the authorities, they turned to the church for support and encouragement (“they went to their own” people, says verse 23).  And “when they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God” (verse 24).  

Second question:  What did the church pray?  They began by addressing their prayer to the “Sovereign Lord” – God’s sovereignty was at the forefront of their minds and hearts.  And then their prayer continues with five verses of invocation (praise and worship) before concluding with two verses of supplication.  Before turning to their requests, they bolstered their faith by focusing on ways that God had, in the past, demonstrated his sovereign power and grace.  They praised God for what he had already done, recounting three ways in which he has demonstrated his sovereignty:

  • First, God’s creation of the universe is a powerful testament to his might and majesty.
  • Second, God’s making himself known through the Scriptures.  They quote Psalm 2, to the effect that God laughs in scorn at those who oppose him.
  • Third, God’s working out his purposes – even using Jesus’ crucifixion at the hands of sinful men to achieve his ends.

Only then do they get to their three succinct prayer requests (verses 29-30):

  • They ask God to “consider” the authorities’ threats.  Was it that they were concerned about their safety?  No.  They were ready and willing to die as witnesses to the resurrection.  (In the next chapter, we find them beaten and flogged as they continue to boldly witness.)  Their concern was God’s reputation.  They are distressed at God’s being disrespected. So they are asking God to vindicate his good name.
  • “Enable your servants to speak with great boldness.”  Rather than asking God for safety, they are concerned with pleasing God and exalting Christ – even at the expense of their lives!  (Indeed, in the following chapter, the persecution intensifies.  But even after being brutally beaten, “the apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.” (Acts 5:41)
  • And lastly, they ask God to “heal, and to perform signs and wonders” – in order to dramatically validate their gospel preaching.

Third question:  What happened after they prayed (verses 31-37)?

  • The place where they were meeting shook – a wondrous manifestation of God’s presence and power (akin to the sound of the powerful wind and tongues of fire they experienced at Pentecost).
  • They were filled, anew, with God’s Spirit.
  • They were all the more emboldened as outspoken witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection.
  • They were, more than ever, unified as a community (verse 32).  Their unity of heart and mind was evidenced in their sharing their money and possessions (verses 33-37).
Discussion Questions
  1. The early church’s prayer made much of what God had done in the past, highlighting his sovereignty and his grace.  If you were to choose three things in your past (or in your family’s history, or in our history as a church) for which to praise God, what would they be?
  2. The opposition that the Acts 4 church faced inspired their looking to the Scriptures (specifically, Psalm 2:1-2) to put their circumstances in perspective.  (“Our sovereign God laughs in derision at those who dare to oppose him!”)  Are you contending with difficult circumstances?  What passage of Scripture speaks to those circumstances?
  3. How might using their Acts 4:24-30 prayer as a model reshape your prayer life?

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