News and Events
Pentecost 11 - Wednesday
August 8, 2018
The Word of the Lord: On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. (Psalm 62:7)
Let Us Pray: O God, whose strength is made perfect in weakness, grant us humility and childlike faith that we may please You in both will and deed; 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 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.
BBQ and Handbell Concert: Please join us this Friday, August 10 at 5:30 pm in the Garden Room and new patio. After our fine diningexperience we will move into the Fellowship Hall for our musical presentation. The 14 young Village handbell campers will appreciate you watching and hearing them. Contact Karen Rolland, 314-482-4995, so she can have enough burgers and brats. Please bring a side and a friend.
Triangle 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 (September, October, and November). 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, please go to http://tinyurl.com/trianglevillage.There is also a sign-up sheet in the lounge. Deadline to sign up isSunday, August 26.
Youth and parents will gather on Sunday, August 19 following late service for Bible study, fellowship, and planning for the year ahead.
Catechism Instruction leading to the Rite of Confirmation and the reception of the Lord's Supper will resume on Wednesday, September 5, 6pm. Any member who is at least 10 years old is eligible to begin the two years of instruction. If you desire for your child to begin this year, contact Pastor Golden.
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 and families when a loved one is in jail or prison. As a way to offer anonymous and confidential faith-based support for individuals who have loved ones currently or formerly incarcerated, Pastor Stanley will facilitate a one-hour support session on Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. Please join this session and share this invitation with others who might benefit.
Summer Sunday School - The Children's Summer Bible Study Series will be "Delivered - God's Gifts of Grace" by CPH. The youth are studying the book “One God, Many gods” – a study on the beliefs of false religions. Older children in Grades 2-5 will also spend extra time studying the Lutheran Service Book. First-year students who participate this summer will receive a hymnal with their name engraved on it on Rally Day, September 9th when all children move up to the next grade.
Save the Date for the photo shoot for Village's next photo directory -October 2-4.
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: John 6:22-35: John’s account of the aftermath of the miraculous feeding of the multitudes indicates that the people continued to search for Jesus because they wanted more food for their hungry bodies. Jesus urged them to seek the Bread of Life so they will never hunger or thirst again. As Jesus used His disciples to point people to the true Bread of Life, so He also uses us to point starving souls to Jesus, the only Bread of Life.
Stewardship Thought: Ephesians 4:1 – “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called.” The callings we have from the Lord are our “vocations.” Here Paul talks about our vocation as Christian. We are called to be His people and to reflect His love, generosity, and peace within the Church.
Village Calendar: Click here to visit the Village calendar on our website.
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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 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. Pdf of the service bulletin is available here.
Let Us Pray:
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially Helen, Cheryl, Lee, Stephanie, Richard, Dan, Peter, Rhianna, Wayne, Tom, Alvena, Jack, Jackson, Earl, Amber, Barb, Valerie, Susan, Rick, Albert, Dave, Jim, Penny, Octavia, 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, especially Keefan and Kyria upon the birth of a 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 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 - resumes September 11 with The Gospel according to St. John
Thursday, 9:30 am - Women's study - 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