News and Events
Ignatius of Antioch, Pastor and Martyr
October 17, 2018
The Word of the Lord: Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not Your peace at my tears. (Psalm 39:12a)
Let Us Pray: Almighty God, we praise Your name for Ignatius of Antioch, pastor and martyr. He offered himself as grain to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts so that he might present to You the pure bread of sacrifice. Accept the willing tribute of all that we are and all that we have, and give us a portion in the pure and unspotted offering of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Seasonal Insight: Green covers altar and pulpit in the Sundays following Pentecost in testimony to the growth that the Spirit works in the Church through the Word. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, click here.
Sunday Bible Study:
As It Was in the Beginning: Genesis Now and Always - in the fellowship hall, led by Pastor Golden
The Faith Once for All - in the northeast preschool room, led by Joe Willmann
He Restores My Soul: Writings on Cross and Comfortwas recently published by Emmanuel Press. Meet the authors at a book-signing onThursday, October 25, 6 pm in Village's Fellowship Hall.
Youth Events: Youth will gather on Sunday, October 28 following late service for pumpkin carving and games. Bring your lunch, a pumpkin, and energy. See Kristine Boehlke for more details. Youth gather twice a week for the study of God's Word (Sunday mornings and Wednesdayevenings). Once a month they gather or a fellowship activity. Consider hosting a fellowship activity. Sign up in the lounge.
Honor a Loved One With Flowers: Please consider recognizing your parents, children or yourself through beautiful flowers at the altar. Commemorate a birthday or wedding anniversary or death memory and help beautify the chancel at Village in glory to God. Bouquets are $50/pair or $25 for one. Please check the flower calendar on the bulletin board in the hall for your date and complete a green form which can be placed in the offering plate. Members will be available to help with sign-ups for the year on Sunday, Oct. 21 in the Lounge.
School Supplies Drive to support the Lutheran Hope Center: The Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson is helping youth and families thrive spiritually, academically, socially, and personally. Pastor Micah Glenn regularly encounters youth and families who are ill-equipped for learning. Please consider helping the Village Life Team stuff the donation box in the fellowship hall full of school supplies (paper, pencils, scissors, folders, etc.)! The drive will end on Sunday, November 4th.
All Hallow's Eve: On October 31, Family Education Night takes a Reformation focus. We will have an Octoberfest themed meal at 5pm; Reformation review by Pastor at 6pm including a hymn sing; trunk-or-treat at 6:30pm. All are welcome to participate. If you plan to attend, inform Deaconess Laura Jostes so sufficient food can be prepared.
ISM Pumpkin Carving: Village will again host the annual pumpkin carving event for the International Student Ministry on Saturday, October 27. The event includes an explanation of Christian fall holidays (Reformation & All Saints). Volunteers are needed to assist the internationals with the pumpkin carving and to help serve a light lunch. Interested? See Pastor Golden.
Chairs Available: New chairs have arrived. Members may claim old chairs for their own possession.
Paint and Sip Fundraiser: Enjoy a fun night out learning how to paint a watercolor of the night’s sky while sipping wine with friends. Tickets are $35 per person and all proceeds will benefit Pastor Matthew and Kali Wood’s upcoming service to the Lutheran Church in Indonesia. All art materials have been generously donated by Thrivent. Please reserve your spot by emailing Kali Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or via text at (314) 702-8793. This event will take place on Saturday November 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm at Timothy Lutheran Church (6704 Fyler Ave, St. Louis 63139). Dessert will be provided, bring your own wine or beverage. For more information on their service: www.lcms.org/wood
Hurricane Michael: The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod office of Disaster Response is responding to the needs resulting from Hurricane Florence. You can contribute financially to that response by clickinghere.
Volunteers needed: Congregational growth means growing opportunities to serve others. Sign up in the lounge to serve in any of the following ways...
Family Education Night Meal preparation
Faith Support for Individuals with Loved Ones in Jail: Through his role as Chaplain for the St. Louis County Jail, Pastor Vince Stanley has recognized the emotional stress placed on individuals when a loved one is in jail. Pastor Stanley has formed a faith-based and confidential support group for individuals who have loved ones currently or formerly incarcerated. The group will meet monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. If you are dealing with this stressful situation or have experiences to share, please join this group.Sunday School Mission Project: Jars are located in the rear of the fellowship hall so that adult Bible study attendees may contribute to the children's mission projects.
Witness & Outreach Thought: Mark 10:17-22: There are so many things in this earthly life that can lead us away from Jesus as our Lord and Savior. One of the biggest things that can lead us astray is earthly wealth. The problem is that earthly wealth can never satisfy a hungry soul. We who have experienced the real meaning of life in Jesus have something much more valuable than earthly wealth to share with people who have hungry souls-the love of Jesus Christ.
Stewardship Thought: Hebrews 3:18-19 – “And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.” Unbelief leads to disobedience – that is, every sin expresses the opposite of faith. True and living faith guides us into the Lord’s way and the Lord’s plan. And when we fall into sin it’s because we are not trusting the Lord’s goodness and provision.
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EFT, Brokerage, IRA distributions: Village has means to receive donations by electronic funds transfer, stock donation to our brokerage account, or Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from an IRA sent directly to Village Lutheran Church (attn. Bookkeeper). 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.
By phone: Call 1-800-457-9860. When prompted, enter passcode: 8109865#.
Online: Go to villagelutheranchurch.org, click on "Livestream during Worship Services."
Pdf of the service bulletin is available here.
Divine Service & Bible Study Archive: You can access past services as well as recordings of "The Faith Once For All" Bible study for on-demand listening. From villagelutheranchurch.org, click on "Menu" in the upper right, then click on "Sunday Service Information." Or you can bookmark this page. A pdf of the service is also available on the page.
Let Us Pray:
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially Stephanie, Richard, Dan, Peter, Tom, John, Alvena, Jackson, Judy, Amber, Valerie, Susan, Larry, Alison, Rick, Dave, Jim, Penny, Octavia, Dawn, and Rachel
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 Robert and Mical (Lutheran Bible Translators-Botswana), David and Jennifer (Dominican Republic), and Micah and Dorothy (Ferguson)
Divine Service - 8:15 & 10:45
Bible Study & Sunday School - 9:30
Other Bible Study Opportunities
Tuesday, 6 pm - The Gospel according to St. John
Thursday, 9:30 am - Women's study - The Gospel according to St. Luke
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays, 7 pm - Quarterlife (20-somethings and 30-somethings) - Psalms
Friday, 6:30 am - Men's study - Isaiah