News and Events
Pentecost 14 - Wednesday
September 13, 2017
The Word of the Lord: Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! (Psalm 27:7)
Let Us Pray: Stir up, O Lord, the wills of Your faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by You be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Seasonal Insight: Green paraments proclaim the growth that the Church enjoys as the Spirit works through the Word. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, click here.
Tonight at Village:
5-6pm - Meal for Family Education Night
6-7pm - Instruction/catechism time of Family Education Night
6-7pm - Bell choir rehearsal
7-7:15pm - Closing Prayer (Compline) for Family Education Night
7:15pm - Vocal choir rehearsal
Katie Luther League will meet this Saturday, September 16, 9:30amwith Pastor Subin Raj as the guest speaker. The ladies invite all members of the congregation to attend.
Youth meet this Sunday, September 17, following late service in the youth house. Bring your lunch. Pastor Golden will lead opening Bible study, focused upon the Reformation. Team building activities will follow.
Youth choir (grades 2-8) meets Monday, September 18, 4pm to kick off a new season. Come, make a joyful sound to the LORD.
Hurricane Harvey: Village and other St. Louis Lutheran congregations will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis for funds contributed to assist with recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Village will send funds to LCMS Disaster Response. You can contribute to those funds. Your check payable to Village can be placed in the offering plate with "Harvey" on the memo line.
Katie Luther League will meet Saturday, September 16, 9:30am with Pastor Subin Raj as the guest speaker. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.
Family Altar takes a new form. Instead of being fed throughout the week from what Christ delivered the past Sunday, Family Altar is now formatted to prepare us for what will be heard the coming Sunday.
Save Jared's House: Village has been blessed to have Pastor Jared Magero among us. His home in Kenya is constructed from mud and has significant structural challenges. A GoFundMe page has been established to raise funds for Pastor Magero and his family to construct a brick home. Check it out by clicking 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 18:1-20: How would you describe your “church” community? The very name, “church,” tells people that we are a “fellowship of the forgiven” and the Body of Christ (Matthew 16:18). The Church serves to build a community that helps each other with our imperfections, our unhealthy patterns, and the way we sin against each other and ourselves. We are indeed very unfortunate if we have no one to help us with our sinfulness and imperfections, with our deficits in character, with the pieces of our personalities which are not so healthy. We ALL have these imperfections, these flaws, these deficits, and that includes everyone we come into contact with in the world today. There is no exception. So, we have something to reach out to with them - HOPE. We are fortunate because we have church, we have a community, and a fellowship where brothers and sisters in the faith will speak honestly with you about your weaknesses in order to help you mature and grow into wholeness. The church is your family who loves you with honesty about both your strengths and your weaknesses. Christ’s blood on the Cross gives us the privilege and the responsibility to take the first step to confront sin in one another so sin doesn’t rule the day, grace does. What a joy to be a part of the fellowship of the forgiven and to know the grace that wins the day so peace can comfort the soul.
Stewardship Thought: Matthew 18:4 – “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” What does it mean to have childlike faith? Certainly Jesus does not want us to have a faith that is childish: we are not called to ignorance or silliness. Rather, we are called to trust the way a child trusts: with complete confidence in the Father. We show that confidence in our lives when we follow His directives for our life: Father knows best, so we’ll take His advice!
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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, Charlotte, Stephanie, Dan, Peter, Elaine, Wayne, Jackson, Judy, Renae, Valerie, Mark, Gerhardt, Jim, Penny, Doris, Karen, Penny, 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, especially the families of Betty and Christopher
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 - Reformation 101
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 - 1 Samuel