VINEYARD GILBERT LIFE

Community life will be looking a bit different the next couple of months for our church body, as well as our world! Stay connected to the Vineyard Gilbert family via this page.
 
While our ability to meet in person has changed for the time being, we are excited for the opportunity to create new rhythms to seek God together. Check out this page for updates, and if you find yourself in need, please contact us!
 

Our Weekly Rhythm

Worship Online

Sundays at 11 am

Daily Prayer

Join the Zoom (Video conference call) prayer time at 8 am every weekday morning

Thursday Worship

Live worship times at 6 pm on Thursdays streamed on Facebook and YouTube
Live. 

Connect & Serve

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UPDATED LIST FOR HELPING THE NAVAJO NATION

It has been an awesome opportunity to serve the Hard Rock chapter community in the Navajo Nation! We have asked them if there are some specific items that would help them. Some specific items that have been requested are:
  • Dog food
  • Canned food (i.e. Vienna Sausage, sardine, canned beef stew, canned corn)
  • Saltine crackers
 

In addition to these items, here is the list of items that are needed in these communities on an on-going basis:

  • Water (many isolated places need to import their water)
  • Any Medical Supplies
  • Paper Products – TP, Paper Towels, etc.
  • Masks (if you would like to join the Sewing Team to make masks that will be used for this, CLICK HERE)
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Bleach
  • Sanitizing Products
  • Lysol Sprays
  • Healthy Immune Boosting Teas
  • Vitamin C
  • Isopropyl Alcohol & Aloe Vera
  • Non-perishable Foods
  • And, of course: Prayer. Lots of prayer!
If you would like to contribute to this need, we will be available to receive donations on: 
 
Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 10am – 1pm (in the lobby of the worship center).
 
You can also schedule a time to drop-off donations by calling our office at (480) 892-5828 or by emailing office@vineyardgilbert.com

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DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

David Hinman shared a Daily Devotional in which he talks about the Discovery Group process for families. You can download the resource for that right here!
 
 

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HEILSGESCHICHTE POT PIE

If you had the opportunity to catch Associate Pastor Joel Bidderman’s sermon last Sunday, in it he referenced Jessica Gentes, our Children Pastor’s, homemade pot pie as he talked about the theological idea of “Heilsgschichte,” the German word meaning “salvation history.” The idea is that all of history is a redemptive narrative of God redeeming the world. Our culture tends to be an ‘instant (microwave) culture,’ and that kind of thinking can often be how we approach our relationship with God as well. But God is not a microwave God, He cooks a good homemade meal from scratch. His work in our lives is ongoing, and our spiritual formation takes time.
 
Jessica Gentes was kind enough to write down her Pot Pie recipe! Enjoy, and take your best shot at pronouncing “heilsgeschichte.”
 
“[In this season] I believe there is an opportunity for growth and spiritual transformation – to experience and 
find life in the slow work of God.” – Joel Bidderman
 

Jessica’s Chicken Pot Pie

(Makes 2 – 9 inch pies)

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup flour

 

1/2 large onion (about 1 cup diced)

2 large russet potatoes

2 carrots

2 celery stalks

2 cups corn (optional)

 

40oz chicken broth/stock

1 whole roasted chicken – shredded

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Pie crust

 

Directions:

 

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

 

In large stock pot, melt butter and add onion. Simmer until onion is tender.

 

Add flour to butter/onion mixture and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.

 

Slowly add chicken broth, constantly whisking. Broth should thicken slightly and be a thin gravy consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste and bring to a slow simmer. Gravy will thicken slightly, but gravy should stay slightly runny, as it will absorb a bit in the oven and as it sits.

 

While gravy simmers, dice potatoes into bite size cubes, along with the carrots and celery. Add to gravy and turn to low and continue to simmer so vegetables can soften slightly.

 

While vegetables soften slightly, take chicken off the bone and shred or cube. Add to pot and turn off heat. If you are adding corn, do this now.

 

Place your bottom pie crust in your pans and fit to sides. Add pot pie filling and cover with top crust. Seal edges and cut 2-3 slits in the center of the crust.
 

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Let cool for 10-15 minutes after removing from the oven. Pie will be very soupy if served immediately.

 

Notes:

This pot pie is BEST with a Thanksgiving or holiday turkey. Boil the carcass for 1-2 hours after removing all leftover turkey and let simmer. Use this as your broth.
 
This can also be done with a store bought rotisserie chicken. If you aren’t using homemade bone broth, you can use chicken stock, and store bought bone broth.
 
Enjoy!
 

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HELPING THE HARD ROCK CHAPTER

Recently, a team from Vineyard Gilbert were able to take the first load of contributions that were donated (to help the Navajo Nation) to the Hard Rock Chapter. It was such a blessing to be able to serve them in that way. Below is a video of one of the community leaders, sharing about the great need in the area, and how the donations will be utilized.
 
Thank you so much for being a part of this effort, and we invite you to continue to help by contributing more essential items so that we can continue helping more communities like the Hard Rock community!
 


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PRAYER RESOURCES FOR THE FAMILY

As we approach the National Day of Prayer, we’d like to provide you with some resources to engage in prayer as a family.
 
 
 
 


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VKIDS COLORING PAGE FOR APRIL 26

Hi parents! Here is the coloring page for Sunday, April 26.
 

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