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This Week

Sunday Service and this Week's Devotionals
Standing in the Gap-
Kingdom Hope in Divided Times

We are living in deeply divided and polarizing times.  Culture is battling between extremes and the Church has been sucked into believing that we have to choose a side.  As a Kingdom people, we are called to influence, love, and pray for others.  We need to stand in the gap in the midst of so much hostility and look at contentious topics through the lens of the Word of God and exhibit a kingdom mindset that is above all political and cultural paradigms.  It is time for the Church to take its rightful place in proclaiming and demonstrating our allegiance to the Kingdom that has no end and is the answer, the hope for all of this world’s problems.

We invite you to join us this week during our 11 AM online live service as we continue our new sermon series, "Standing in the Gap- Kingdom Hope in Divided Times." This week's sermon is on the topic, "Standing in the Gap of the Sanctity of Life Divide."  We are blessed to have Debi Harvey, director at the Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic in Northridge, share as well. 

Our kids also have an online Sunday service of their own at 10 AM on Facebook and YouTube.

Please go to https://vvinfo.org/fb and www.vvinfo.org/YouTube.

Our Daily Devotionals
Digging the Bible--Finding Buried Treasure

Join us on Facebook and YouTube for our daily devotionals, Monday through Friday, at 9 AM.  You can tune in then or find it later in the day, week, or previous weeks.  Heretofore, our devotionals and our weekly sermon have had the same theme, but we've decided to go deeper and take a new approach with our current devotional series, "Digging the Bible--Finding Buried Treasure," for a 9-week series (starting last week) that covers these topics:

  • Sep 28-Oct 2, Legal/Promissory Scripture:  The Covenants
  • Oct 5-9, Wisdom Literature:  Wisdom Writings
  • Oct 12-16, Kingdom Parables:  The Counter-Intuitive Parables
  • Oct 19-23, Lesser Known Old Testament Histories of the Kings
  • Oct 26-30, Devotional Poetry:  the poems of Israel
  • Nov 2-6, The Epistles:  Teachings for the Christian Life
  • Nov 9-13, The Teachings of Jesus:  the Kingdom of God and the Role of Kingdom People
  • Nov 16-20, The Model of Jesus:  Modeling the Christian Life
  • Nov 23-27, Thankfulness:  Scriptures that Speak of Gratefulness and Personal Testimonies of Redemption


We hope that you can take advantage of hearing and meditating on the Word of God daily with this deeper look into the treasure that is the Bible.

Find the devotionals at https://vvinfo.org/fb and www.vvinfo.org/YouTube.

Sunday, October 4, 7 PM
Twilight Parking Lot Worship Service

We will gather to worship and we are going through a sermon series on Getting out of the Boat and Living a Life of Faith.  We are using the story of Peter walking on water to inspire us to do things that we cannot do on our own.  God wants us to have God-sized experiences as we seek Him and are called to join Him in doing the impossible.

Wear your mask and bring your own chairs. Individuals or families should place their chairs six feet apart from other congregants. Please remember that this is a fluid situation and it may be necessary to cancel in the advent of rain or any other circumstance.

We will update you Sunday morning with lyrics for the evening and any new news about our parking lot service here:  vvinfo.org/eveningworship

Saturday, October 24, 7 PM
Fall Outreach Harvest Drive In Theater!

We're doing something new!  This year we are offering a Harvest Drive In Theater experience on Saturday, October 24, 6:30-8:30 PM! This is a FREE Community Event so please invite your family and friends! Join us for a fun filled evening where you don’t even have to get out of your car.  We are going to watch the Disney Pixar movie Coco!  We will have a costume contest and prizes.  Each person in each car will receive prepackaged popcorn, candy, and a family movie guide with discussion questions connecting the movie with the Gospel.  We do need a few volunteers and also will need people to donate candy.  Please email info@valleyvineyard.org for more info.

Jubilee Holiday News
Christmas in October?

Yes!  Jubilee, our afterschool mentoring program, is gearing up for Christmas.  The kids are working hard to earn their Jubilee coins.  They get to shop at our Jubilee Christmas store with their coins for presents for their parents, siblings, each other, and others who matter in their lives.   We need help to get toys, gifts for grown-ups, and wrapping supplies to have the students experience an awesome Christmas store this year.  Wrapping supplies include these:

  • gift wrap
  • gift bags
  • tissue paper
  • bows
  • ribbon
  • boxes, large and small
  • tape

You can drop these things off at the church during office hours Tuesday-Friday, from 10 AM-3 PM.

Most importantly, we need your prayers.

We are also looking for people to help sponsor four new students by praying for them and donating $30 a month for their sponsorship.  For more information, please contact Jacqueline Mendoza at jubillereseda@gmail.com

Election News You Can Use
And so can our community.  We look forward to serving our community and church family by opening up a voting center in our Fellowship Hall.  As of the last election, the rules for voting changed to include more voting days and the option to vote at a polling center of your choice.  The polling place at the Vineyard will be available between these dates and hours: 

  • October 30 and November 2, from 10 AM to 7 PM
  • November 3, from 7 AM to 8 PM 

You can find more information at the LA County Registrar website here.

Serving Every Thursday, noon to 1 PM
We need Volunteers!  Please Contact Kevin if you can serve.

The VV Pop-Up Food Pantry is open Thursdays at 12 noon until 1 PM in the main parking lot. If you or anyone you know can use a bag of groceries in these difficult times, come on by.  Our team is ready to serve.
                                                                                                                         
If you want to volunteer to help at the VV Food Pantry, please arrive at 10:30 AM on Thursday morning to help pack groceries and set up for food distribution.
 
Donations are also welcome.  Monetary donations can be made by check or online.  Please write “drive-thru food pantry” in the memo section of the check or the online form.
 
Food donations can be dropped off at the office, which is open from 10 AM till 3 PM, Tuesday through Friday.
 
Contact Kevin if you’re interested.

VV Helping Hand Fund
We’ve setup a Helping Hand Fund to help those in our church community that are struggling through this pandemic and to help fund our outreach of extending the love of God to our neighbors.  If you feel led to contribute to this new fund, please do so above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings.  In Zelle, by text, on our app, or on our website, you can add a note for this ministry.  If you're writing a check, you can write Helping Hand Fund or Drive-Through Pantry in the memo.

Zoom Virtual Connect Groups
There's a Zoom group for you!  Check out our many weekly Zoom Connect Groups throughout the week. We want to encourage you to go against the natural tendency to withdraw during a crisis.  We need each other.  You will see life when you seek to connect with God and His Body. And there's something about seeing each other's smiling faces--no masks needed! Go to vvinfo.org/vgroups to see the different groups available. 

Prayer Requests, Helpline, Inviting New Folks to Connect
Valley Vineyard Is only a Text or Call away
We care about our Vineyard Family and want to be available.  We want to remember each other in prayer, a high value at the Vineyard; we take prayer requests seriously and do take time to pray for all the needs.  We also have a helpline and team ready to reach out if you or anyone you know needs help.  Lastly, if you are inviting someone to join us on our online service, invite them to connect with us.

How to reach out if...

  • you have prayer requests, you can text the word PRAY to 818-776-9696 or go to vvinfo.org/pray
  • you need help with getting groceries or picking up prescriptions, call us or text the word HELPLINE to 818-776-9696 if you need help with getting groceries or picking up prescriptions . You can also go to vvinfo.org/helpline to reach us.
  • you invite someone to the online service, also invite them to connect with us at VV.  Have them text the word CONNECT to 818-776-9696 or go to vvinfo.org/connect and we will follow up.

Live Phone Stream--A way for all "To Attend"

Join us from home to listen to our Sunday services through a mobile phone or home landline. Simply dial the toll free number 844-988-8814 at 11 AM on Sundays. (Please note new time.) You can also call in advance and press 1 to get a call when the Sunday service goes live. If you miss the service at the time when it is live, you will still be able to listen to the service by dialing the number anytime during the week. Pass this news on to those you know who may need this service. 

Staying Connected as a Church Family

  • Check out all the many ways we can stay connected.  There's something for everyone.
  • Join us at 9 AM Monday through Friday next week, October 19-23, for our Daily Devotional Series, "Digging the Bible--Finding Buried Treasure,"  The devotionals are at https://vvinfo.org/fb  and www.vvinfo.org/YouTube
  • Please visit our website valleyvineyard.org and app to stay informed.
  • To join the Sunday 10 AM or Wednesday 7 PM prayer call:  Dial 425-436-6200 and enter access code 584032# when prompted.
  • Someone is in the office from 10 AM to 3 PM, Tuesday-Friday, to check mail, receive tithes and offerings, and accept donations for Manna.   
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