News and Events
Pentecost 23 - Wednesday
November 15, 2017
The Word of the Lord: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
Let Us Pray: Lord Jesus Christ, the temple of Your body was destroyed on the cross and three days later raised from the dead and exalted to the right hand of the Father. Visit us now with this same body, that we may not deny that we know You but in faith hear in our ears Your life-giving voice and receive on our lips Your very body and blood to strengthen us in times of temptation; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Seasonal Insight: Green paraments are upon the altar and pulpit for the remainder of the Church year in testament to the growth that the Spirit works among us through the Word. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, click here.
Village Youth meet this Sunday, November 19, following the late service in the youth house. Pastor will lead our opening devotion; then it will be pizza and board games. RSVP to Pastor by Friday, November 17 (cost is $3/person for pizza).
Explanation to Small Catechism: The explanation to the Small Catechism has been updated to address contemporary issues and to be all the more user-friendly. This Sunday, November 19, the adult Bible study will take a look at those updates with the leadership of Joe Willmann who was part of the revision process. Copies of the Catechism will be available for purchase ($15).
2018 Village Directory: Village's phone directory will be published next month. Contact the church office with any updates of address, phone, or email.
Oh Give Thanks to the Lord! The faithful gather Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 10am to raise our voice in thanksgiving to Father, Son, and Spirit for His manifold gifts to us.
Angel Tree: Village is again partnering with Christian Friends of New Americans as we share the joy of Christ's birth through gifts. Names will be available beginning Sunday, November 26. Gifts are due back to Village on Sunday, December 10.
Books for Subin: Pastor Subin Raj will be returning permanently to India in December. When he returns he will be ABD (All But Dissertation) in the PhD program. His coursework and exams are completed; he only needs to complete the dissertation. Due to limited research resources in India, his completion of the dissertation will be challenging. It will be more realistic if key resources are in his possession. If you would like to purchase a book for him, contact Pastor Golden (Amazon will deliver directly to Subin's home address in India).
Hanging of the Greens: Join in beautifying the church in preparation for the Christmas season Saturday, December 2 from 9-12. Men, come put up the trees, make the chandeliers sparkle and decorate outdoors. Ladies, trim the wreaths and hang the garlands. Enjoy chatting with friends over coffee and donuts. Many volunteers are needed and appreciated!
Village on KFUO: Village's 10:45am Sunday service will be broadcast on KFUO AM 850 (www.kfuo.org) December-February. You may sponsor a broadcast in honor or memory of a loved one for $150. Contact the church office to reserve your date.
Lutheran Senior Services is seeking nominees for their board. If you are interested in being nominated or to learn more, please contact Pastor or any member of our Board. You can find more information about LSS here: http://lssliving.org/about-us/. LSS is seeking candidates withbackground in Operations, Finance, Properties, Auditing, Chaplaincy, and/or Human Resources.
Is the Reformation Still Relevant? Did you miss our last lecture or want to review what Pastors Wolfmueller & Fisk had to say? Check out the video here.
Sunday School Mission Project: Jars are located in the rear of the fellowship hall so that adult Bible study attendees may contribute toward the children's mission projects.
Witness & Outreach Thought: Matthew 25:1-13: Are you prepared? You might respond, “It depends on what I’m preparing for.” Since God promises to dwell among us to make His home among us in His new heaven and new earth, isn’t all of life a preparation for our homecoming? Unfortunately, we find ourselves preparing for everything but that, thinking that we will prepare for “that” when “that time” comes. God’s Word tells us that the time to prepare is always “NOW!” We are to encourage one another all the more as the Day approaches even nearer. We have a WORD to share with the world that literally unpacks our bags and wants us to stay a while rather than helps us prepare for the blessings of our homecoming. The world makes us “unprepared” by draining us of the oil we need to be prepared by taking from us the one thing needful: Jesus Christ! Boldly share Christ with the world, for when they have Him and Him alone, they are prepared for the Day when He returns for His bride, His Church.
Stewardship Thought: Matthew 25:4 “… but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.” Why did they take flasks of oil with them? Because they listened to the Bridegroom’s words and believed them. Our actions always start with and flow from our beliefs. What do your actions in the realm of stewardship say about what you believe?
Village Calendar: Click here to visit the Village calendar on our website.
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EFT & Brokerage: Village has means to receive donations by electronic funds transfer or by stock donation to our brokerage account. To learn more about how to give by those means, contact our bookkeeper.
Listening to Village: Whether at home sick or on road for vacation, you can listen to Village's 8:15 or 10:45 service with these easy steps. First, call 1-800-457-9860. Second, when prompted, enter passcode: 8109865#. Third, you may mute your own phone by entering *6.
Let Us Pray:
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially Ann, Lee, Dennis, Charlotte, Stephanie, Lois, Dan, Peter, Elaine, Doris, Wayne, Jackson, Judy, Renae, Valerie, Mark, Jim, Penny, Doris, Karen, William, and Mike
For those who suffer from dementia or other mental illness, especially Allan and Jan
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 Robert and Mical (Lutheran Bible Translators-Botswana), David and Jennifer (Dominican Republic), and Adam and Melissa (Philadelphia)
Divine Service - 8:15 & 10:45
Bible Study & Sunday School - 9:30
Other Bible Study Opportunities
Tuesday, 6 pm - Genesis, Part 2 (LifeLight)
Thursday, 9:30 am - Women's study - Ten Commandments
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays, 7 pm - Quarterlife (20-somethings and 30-somethings) - The Gospel according to St. John
Friday, 6:30 am - Men's study - 2 Samuel