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Let Us Pray
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD. (Psalm 118:26)
Lord God, heavenly Father, the holy city of Jerusalem rejected the prophets and stoned those who were sent to her, killing Your Son, the final prophet sent to redeem her and the whole world from their sins. Through His innocent suffering and death, gather Your Church into His loving embrace that we may truly be the Body of Christ; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m. — Divine Service
9:30 a.m. — Sunday School
9:30 a.m. — Bible Study
- Stewardship 101 — Pastor Golden (Fellowship Hall)
Liturgical Season — Green returns to the altar and pulpit for the closing Sundays of the Church year as the Spirit faithfully brings growth through the Word until Christ returns. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- Old Testament Reading — Exodus 3:1-15
- Epistle Reading — 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8, 13-17
- Holy Gospel — Luke 20:27-40
- 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 — The Divine Service is archived here. Sermons and Bible Studies are available as a podcast through your preferred podcast service (search for "Village Lutheran") or by clicking here.
This Week at Village
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
- 9:15 a.m. — Preschool chapel
- 4:00 p.m. — Children's Choir
- 5:00 p.m. — Children's Bell Choir; Meal
- 6:00 p.m. — Education hour; Bell Choir (6:10 p.m.)
- 7:15 p.m. — Choir
- 9:30 a.m. — Women's Bible Study
- 6:30 a.m. — Men's Bible Study
- 6:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
- 9:30 a.m. — Katie Luther League
- 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. — Divine Service
- 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School & Bible Study
- 12:30 p.m. — Youth game day at the Johnsons
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
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If you missed the lecture, check out the video here. You can also listen to Dr. Saunders' Bible study here.
Katie Luther League
All women of the congregation are invited to attend the next meeting this Saturday, November 9, 9:30 a.m.
Youth Game Day
Enjoy your favorite card and board games along with food and fellowship at the home of Ross & Mireya Johnson Sunday, November 10, 1-4 pm. Youth (grades 6-12) and parents are welcome. RSVP to Mireya.
Hanging of the Greens
Help decorate Village in anticipation of Christmas on Saturday, December 7, 9 am. Enjoy fellowship (even a donut or two) while beautifying the church.
Village will again broadcast our Sunday morning 10:45 service on KFUO (AM 850; kfuo.org) December through February. You may sponsor a broadcast in memory or honor of a loved one or anonymously for $150. Contact the church office to reserve your date. Village's Wednesday noon Advent services and Christmas morning 10 am service will also be broadcast.
Christmas Parents Day Out - sponsored by Village's Life Team
Whether you need a date with your spouse, a few hours of quiet, or time to do some Christmas shopping, the Village Life Team’s Christmas Parents’ Day Out is for you! On Saturday, December 14th, drop your children off at Village for cookie decorating, creative crafts, Charlie Brown’s Christmas, and much more. Sign up by Nov. 24th. For more information and sign-up sheet, please see folder in Village lobby or email the Life Team at email@example.com.
Village's 75th Anniversary
Village Lutheran will celebrate its 75th anniversary beginning April 2021. Thank you to all of you who responded to the survey, gave your input and volunteered to help with this celebration. We will be contacting you in the next few weeks. Our first task is to choose an inspiring slogan for the anniversary. We ask for your help. Please take a moment to think of a Bible verse, a hymn or a celebratory phrase that you think captures our spirit and faith at Village Lutheran and contact us. Our favorite from another church was Hope Memorial’s 100th: “Our hope for years to come.” (Recognize this hymn?) How perfect for them! Please begin gathering any photos and memorabilia you have from past years. Dave Berger and Dan Harmelink have already begun work on a complete written history of Village Lutheran. We want to hear from you! --Cheryl Davis & Pat Gilbert
Liturgical Art Models
Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts is looking for models to pose for a few paintings (Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus at the nativity; Jesus and Mary Magdalene at the resurrection; a pro-life painting with lots of babies in a garden. It will be of Mary with baby Jesus and many other babies (0-2 yrs) meant to show how much God values life. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
For all women who are with child and the children growing in their womb
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially John, John, Kent, Linn, Jackson, Jim & Penny, Charlotte, Alison, Stephanie, Dick, Allan & Jan, Luke, Valerie, Dan, Barbara, Al, Bonnie, London, Ken, Peter, Wayne, Tom.
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, especially Rob and Rhianna upon the birth of their son
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)
Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” You only hunger and thirst for what you don’t have. Jesus has come to fill us up with righteousness – His own righteousness. He is the self-giving Lord whose sacrifice inspires us to be givers, too.
Witness & Outreach Thought
Luke 19:1-10: Jesus gives His mission statement in today’s Gospel saying, “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Today, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are sent out to share the Good News of salvation for all people. Jesus still seeks to save the lost, and He does it through our sharing of His Gospel in words and actions. We may be the only Bible some people read today. Be the open Good News of Jesus for others for the sake of the lost!
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Village also accepts stock donations to our brokerage account and IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) sent directly to Village. Email Village Bookkeeper for details.
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