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Let Us Pray
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. (Psalm 31:9)
Almighty God, graciously behold this Your family for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and delivered into the hands of sinful men to suffer death upon the cross; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, 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
9:30 a.m. — Bible Study
- Faith Family Reunion — Pastor Golden (Fellowship Hall)
Liturgical Season — Green paraments proclaim the growth given by the Spirit through the Word. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- First Reading — Isaiah 65:1-9
- Second Reading — Galatians 3:23-4:7
- Holy Gospel — Luke 8:26-39
- 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
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
- 9:30 a.m. — Women's Bible Study
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
- 6:30 a.m. — Men's Bible Study
- 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. — Divine Service
- 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School & Bible Study
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Amanda Hellwege and Matthew Berry invite the congregation to rejoice with them upon the occasion of their wedding next Saturday, June 22, 1 pm in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary.
Sparrows Nest Baby Bottle Fundraiser - sponsored by the Village Life Team
The Life Team would like to thank you for donating! Village members raised $1,131.70 toward the gospel-motivated work that Sparrows Nest does for mothers in need. Praise the Lord!
Synod President Election
The President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is elected on a triennial basis through electronic means. Those casting votes for the President will do so this Saturday, June 22 through Tuesday, June 25. Let us pray that, if it be the Lord's will, Pastor Harrison be re-elected.
Village is blessed with ongoing growth in our Sunday school. The faithful labors of our dedicated staff are reaping a great harvest. The growth produces a need for more volunteers. Prayerfully consider serving as part of the Sunday school staff. Contact Pastor Golden or Sunday School Superintendent Debra Trowbridge to learn more.
Christian Day at the Ballpark
Thrivent Financial hosts the annual event as the Cardinals host the Diamonbacks on Sunday, July 14. Purchase tickets at: Cardinals.com/thrivent.
Lectures for LaitySaturday, June 22nd, Peace Lutheran (737 Barracksview Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125) is hosting Pr. Todd Wilken to lecture on the topic “Why I am a Lutheran”. Doors open at 11:30 am. The afternoon will consist of two lectures (12 and 1:15 pm) and fellowship in the gym afterward. All are welcome to enjoy these edifying and FREE lectures. We hope to see you there!
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially John, Kent, Marilyn, Jackson, Judy, Jim & Penny, Alison, Maxine, Stephanie, Valerie, Jim, Dan, Rick, Barbara, Al, Harold, Jennifer, Bonnie, London, Ken, Peter, Dave, Kathi, Tom.
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 Amanda and Matthew who will be united in marriage this week, and Hannah and John upon the birth of Helenna Marie last week and her baptism into Christ this past Sunday
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)
From the Service of the Sacrament: “Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of Sabaoth adored.” Three times the angels cry out: “Holy, Holy, Holy!” which is an indication of the threeness in one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Name in which we are baptized. We have been made a part of God’s family. And so we are called to live lives that are in harmony with our new family. We are to be godly and to live in God’s image. As God is loving, kind, and generous – so are we called to be.
Witness & Outreach Thought
John 8:48-59: Jesus claims that He and the Father are One, and that the Father is the One who glorifies Him. This draws criticism from His enemies, but brings joy and confidence to those of us who honor Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are bold to share the Good News of salvation in Jesus, our Lord and our God.
Weekly offerings may be made via automatic electronic funds transfers to Village Lutheran Church. Submit a simple registration form to start; changes may be made at any time.
Village also accepts stock donations to our brokerage account and IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) sent directly to Village. Email Village Bookkeeper Ken Pranschke for details.