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Let Us Pray
Oh, that salvation would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad. (Psalm 53:6)
Gracious Father, Your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Grant that Christ, the bread of life, may live in us and we in Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m. — Divine Service
9:30 a.m. — Sunday School & adult Bible Study
- Christianity 101 — Pastor Golden (Fellowship Hall)
- Faith That Sees Through the Culture — Joe Willmann (Choir room)
Liturgical Season — White is upon the altar this Sunday as the glory of Christ is seen on the Mount of Transfiguration. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- Old Testament Reading — Exodus 24:8-18
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, FEBRUARY 19
- 9:15 a.m. — Preschool chapel
- 4:00 p.m. — Children's choir
- 5:00 p.m. — Meal; children's bell choir
- 6:00 p.m. — Education hour (including catechism); adult bell choir
- 7:15 p.m. — Adult choir
- 9:30 a.m. — Women's Bible study
- 6:30 a.m. — Men's Bible study
- 8:15 a.m. — Divine Service
- 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School & Bible Study
- 10:45 a.m. — Divine Service
- 6:00 p.m. — LifeLight Bible study
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
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Village Lutheran Preschool Director Applicants
The Board of Education is receiving applicants for the preschool director position. If you know of a good candidate, please share that person's information with the board or Pastor as soon as possible.
The St. Louis West Zone LWML Spring Rally will be right here at Village on Saturday, March 21! All women of Village are encouraged to join us for a morning of food, fellowship, Bible study, laughter, and more fun. Our keynote speaker is Katie Schuermann, who will be presenting on "The Gift of Story". All attending are asked to bring a new or gently used book for Humanitri families. If you are interested in helping the Katie Luther League as we host or need further details, please contact Hannah Jackson. There is also more information available on the Katie Luther League bulletin board.
Singing 101, building more confident congregational singing using our rich Lutheran hymnody.
Each Sunday, 9:30 am, beginning March 15 in the choir room, we will focus on the Hymn of the Day, both tune and text. We will learn and practice confidence-building vocal exercises, read the hymn text and Biblical texts, learn to sing the tune, and discover the history of the author, text, and tune. Whether novice or accomplished singer, come learn to sing boldly!
Altar Guild – Seeking New Members
Village's Altar Guild serves us by preparing the altar for the Divine Service. Each volunteer serves for a single month in partnership with another member of the guild. Volunteers are needed for March. If you are interested in serving, contact Marilyn Daughhetee.
Village Life Team – Seeking New Members
Have you considered joining the Village Life Team?
WE WANT YOU, yes, YOU! We meet every 2nd Sunday of the month after late service. Events currently being planned are, the Mother’s-Father’s Day Baby Bottle Drive, a trip to March For Life, and many more. Please contact the Life Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and/or interest.
Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadow Model Call
After illustrating "Lord Thee I Love With All My Heart", Kelly Schumacher is looking for another family to model for the book "Now Rest Beneath Nights Shadow" with Kloria Publishing. Models are unpaid volunteers. The theme is based off "Little House on the Prairie". She needs:
1. Family: Father, Mother, boy, girl, maybe a baby...more children are welcome. Children must be want to do this project. Book is meant for younger children.
2. Family to be in the Saint Louis area
3. Male angels between the ages of 20 and 30
4. Someone willing to pose as Jesus, preferably bearded.
Ladue City Planning
The City of Ladue is developing an update to its current comprehensive plan, which will guide development and redevelopment in the city over the next 15-20 years. Ladue residents are encouraged to participation in the planning process by completing an online survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LadueCompPlan and attending a public workshop (and dinner) on Monday, March 2nd at Ladue City Hall, 9345 Clayton Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! For more information on the comprehensive plan, please visit www.laduecompplan.com.
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 David, John, Louise, Jackson, Jim & Penny, Alison, Carol, Stephanie, Dick, Allan & Jan, Luke, Valerie, Lois, John, Dan, Al, Preston, London, Peter, Darrel, Doris, Elizabeth, Tom, Maggie.
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 David and Jennifer (Dominican Republic), Tirzah (Dominican Republic), and Phillip (Francophone Africa)
Stewardship Thought (LCMS Office of Stewardship)
1 Cor. 3:7 – “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.” Isn’t that the truth! It’s not just true about preachers like Paul; it’s true about all of us in the Christian life. God can do such wonderful things with our feeble efforts. This is so very true of our gifts to the Lord’s work in the church. From His generous giving to us, we learn to give generously. Then the Lord blesses this response to His grace in turn, and He uses our very giving to continue to bless us in the church where we hear of His gracious generosity to us. The cycle repeats, and the Lord gives growth!
Witness & Outreach Thought (LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry)
Matthew 5:21-37: As Jesus teaches about sin, be that murder, adultery, divorce, or swearing falsely, it all begins in the heart. Jesus knows the heart of the matter begins with repentance and being made right with Him. Once our hearts are made right and confirmed in the truth, they can share the truth. Nothing is easier for us to share with one another than something that we have confirmed in our hearts. If in our hearts we are convinced that dark chocolate is better than white chocolate, we will speak about it with a conviction that rivals defending our favorite sports team. But it all begins in the heart, which the Bible says controls our thought, words and deeds. Let God create a clean heart in you and then reach out to the world with the truth that fills your heart from God.
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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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