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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 titled, "Standing in the Gap of the Racial Divide."

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

Continuing on the theme of  "Standing in the Gap- Kingdom Hope in Divided Times," be with us Monday through Friday, October 5-9, at 9 AM, for our Daily Devotionals. We hope that you can take advantage of hearing and meditating on the Word of God daily.

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

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

We will meet for our Parking Lot Evening service at 7 PM, Sunday night. We have been having a great time together.  Come on by.  The evenings are great.  We have cooler weather and we have a great time of worship and also a good time of studying the Word of God together.

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 are planning on having a Fall Outreach on Saturday, October 24.  Although we are not going to have our usual Harvest fair because of the pandemic, we are going to have a good ole’ drive-in movie experience and watch the movie CoCo together.  We want to continue blessing our community and neighbors.  This free event will take place at 7 PM in our parking lot and we will have many cool surprises.  Start inviting your friends and neighbors.

Our Gift to You
RighNow Media

We sent everyone an invitation to receive a free Right Now Media Account.  Right Now Media is considered the Netflix of Christian content.  If you didn’t get an email from us, please visit vvinfo.org/rightnow.  This is our gift to you so that you and your family can enjoy countless hours of learning more about God and the Bible.  They have many cartoons for kids and many videos on parenting, marriage, mental health, finances, and studies focused on ministering to the lives of men and women.  We hope you'll enjoy the messages and videos.
 

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

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.

Please note:  This weekly food pantry is intended to help with food supplies for those impacted by the COVID pandemic and resulting economic fallout.  We plan to remain open every Thursday until the crisis is past and the need has been met.

 



Manna Ministry
Manna Food Bank continues to operate on Saturdays and also welcomes donations of nonperishable food items: pasta, pasta sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, canned veggies, canned fruit, canned meats, cereal, nonperishable milk, etc.  You can drop these off during office hours, Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM-3 PM. 
Manna info:  818-343-3626 or info@valleyvineyard.org

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 5-9, for our Daily Devotional Series, "Standing in the Gap- Kingdom Hope in Divided Times,"  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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