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Let Us Pray
Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! (Psalm 95:1)
Triune God, whose very name is holy, teach us to be faithful hearers and learners of Your Word, fervent in the Spirit as Apollos was, that we may teach it correctly against those who have been led astray into falsehood and error and that we might follow the example of Aquila and Priscilla for the good of the Church You established here and entrusted into our humble care; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever. Amen.
This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m. — Divine Service
9:30 a.m. — Sunday School
9:30 a.m. — Bible Study
- As It Was in the Beginning: Genesis Now and Always — Pastor Golden (Fellowship Hall)
- Bible 101: Synoptic Gospels — Seminarians Matthew Berry & Paul Flo (Northeast preschool room)
Liturgical Season — Green is found upon altar and lectern in the Epiphany season, testifying to the growth in the faith that the Spirit works through the Word among all peoples. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- Old Testament — Jeremiah 17:5-8
- Epistle — 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
- Holy Gospel — Luke 6:17-26
- Divine Service bulletin
Divine Service (8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.)
- Listen to livestream — villagelutheranchurch.org.
- Listen by telephone — Call 1-800-457-9860. When prompted, enter passcode 8109865#.
- Listen on demand — Divine Services and Bible Studies are archived on villagelutheranchurch.org.
This Week at Village
TODAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
- 9:15 a.m. — Preschool Chapel
- 4 p.m. — Children’s Choir
- 5 p.m. — Meal for Family Education Night, Children's Bell Choir
- 6 p.m. — Catechesis, Family Education, Youth Bible Study, Bell Choir
- 7:15 p.m. — Adult Choir
- 9:30 a.m. — Women’s Bible Study: Luke (Choir Room)
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife (Youth House)
- 6:30 a.m. — Men’s Bible Study: Isaiah (Garden Room)
- 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. — Divine Service
- 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School and Bible Studies
- 2:00 p.m. — Youth bowling
- 6 p.m. — LifeLight Bible Study: The Gospel according to St. John (Garden Room)
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riangle DinnersTriangle Dinners are a great way to meet new people at Village, as well as spend some time with people you have known for a while. Triangle dinners run over a span of three months (March, April, and May). You will have dinner with two other couples (or singles!) once a month over that span of time. Over the three months, you will have dinner with six other couples (or singles!). One of the three months you will host the dinner. For a video explanation and the online sign-up form, click here. There is also a sign-up sheet in the lounge. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, February 17.
Since attendance was limited this past Sunday due to icy conditions, take time to review the materials on the life table in the lounge this Sunday.
Village Youth will meet this Sunday, Feb. 17, for a time of fellowship and fun. Phillip and Cheryl Magness will provide leadership as we go bowling at Concord Bowl, 11801 Tesson Ferry, St. Louis. We'll gather there at 1:50 p.m. and bowl from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $10 per youth or $15 for two or more youth from the same family. The fee includes bowling and shoe rental. Adults may stay but will need to bowl on their own. Please RSVP either the church or to one of the Magnesses by Friday, Feb 15, so that a sufficient number of adjacent lanes might be reserved. Also - snacks and drinks are not included, so bring extra money if you'll want those. See you there!
Sunday School During the month of February the Sunday School children will be collecting donations for one of their mission projects - Concordia Seminary Children and Families. If you have any children's clothes to donate to the Seminary Resell-it Shop, please bring it down to the Grades 2-5 Sunday School room. The children will be taking a field trip to the Seminary to drop off the donated items on Saturday morning, March 2nd. Then they will be touring the campus, Luther Tower and new Seminary library. If you would like to join them on this tour, please contact Sunday School Superintendent Debra Trowbridge at email@example.com or 314-623-8507.
The Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA) works with the LCMS primary schools in St. Louis that they might be most effective and faithful in their critical work. On Sunday, March 3, a representative of LESA will briefly share regarding the work of LESA at the beginning of adult Bible study.
Creation Truth ConferenceFriday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd in Werner Auditorium on the campus of Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO. Student admission (any age) is $2.00, admission for the general public is $20.00 when pre-registering and $30.00 the day of the event (if available). To register and learn more, click here.
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially Jay, Dennis, Carol, Stephanie, Dan, Peter, Tom, John, Kent, Jackson, Judy, Amber, Maxine, Doris, Valerie, Jim, Susan, Larry, Al, Jennifer, Alison, Rick, Dave, Jim, Penny, London, Paxton.
For those who suffer from dementia or other mental illness, especially Allan, Jan, and Luke.
For those outside the faith that the Spirit would bring them to faith, especially Ken and Michael.
For those who mourn the death of loved ones
For those who rejoice
For our community, its civic leaders, government officials, educational institutions, and residents.
For the students, faculty, and staff of Washington University as we carry the Gospel to them.
For the students, family, and faculty of Village Lutheran Preschool that they would be strengthened in faith.
For the Church, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, our congregation, and all those who have faith in Christ
For all missionaries, especially David and Jennifer (Dominican Republic), and Micah and Dorothy (Ferguson).
Luke 5:5 – “And Simon answered, ‘Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.’ ” Peter’s words show both exasperation and trust. He’s tired. He tried his best and failed. But he is still ready to trust the Lord’s word – and act on it. Our stewardship is also a matter of trusting the Lord’s word … and acting on it.
Witness & Outreach Thought
Luke 5:1-11: Jesus used the miracle of catching a huge number of fish to encourage His disciples to become “fishers of men.” As they spent more time with Jesus, the disciples became more effective “fishers of men.” By reading, studying and reflecting upon the powerful Word of God, we grow in our effectiveness as God’s witnesses. Spending time with Jesus is just as important for us as it was for His first disciples.
Weekly offerings may be made via automatic electronic funds transfers to Village Lutheran Church. Submit a simple registration form to start; changes may be made at any time.
Village also accepts stock donations to our brokerage account and IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) sent directly to Village. Email Village Bookkeeper Ken Pranschke for details.