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Advent 2 - Wednesday
December 12, 2018
The Word of the Lord: Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever. (Psalm 106:1)
Let Us Pray: Almighty God, we implore You, show Your mercy to Your humble servants that we, who put no trust in our own merits, may not be dealt with after the severity of Your judgment but according to Your mercy; 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: The season of Advent brings blue paraments speaking the royalty of the King whose birth we anticipate. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, click here.
Today at Village:
Noon: Advent Service (Responsive Prayer 2) followed by brown bag lunch
4 pm: Youth choir rehearsal
5 pm: Meal
5:45 pm: Adult bell choir rehearsal
6 pm: Catechism instruction, family education, youth Bible study
7 pm: Advent Service (Evening Prayer)
7:45 pm: Choir rehearsal
Angel Tree: Village is partnering with Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA) to provide gifts for children from other countries. If you would like to donate a gift, please pick up an ornament with a tag on the Christmas tree in the lounge and sign your name next to that child's name on the sign-up list. This year, CFNA gave us each child's gift wish. This is also included on the Christmas tag. Please return the wrapped gift by Sunday, December 16.
Voters Meeting: All members who are 18 and older are eligible to join the voters' assembly. The assembly next gathers Sunday, December 16, following late service. A significant agenda includes adoption of 2019 budget, election of officers and board members, report from the planning committee, motions regarding staffing from the elders, and more. A light lunch will be served.
Pastor Baue's new book, Flight, has just been published and is available in time for Christmas. This recounts a turbulent year in the life of an LCMS pastor in Tucson, Arizona. It is Book II in the 5-novel saga, The Diamond Quintet. If interested, please contact Pr. Baue at (314) 307-6512, email@example.com.
Second story apartment available to sublet through August 1, 2019. The unit is situated near the heart of Clayton and is ideal for students and young professionals. The apartment has been well maintained and includes hardwood floors, combination outer entry door, clothes washer and dryer, combo shower and bath, heating and AC, dish washer, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, halogen lighting,undermount sink, garbage disposal and a refrigerator freezer with ice maker. The unit is available immediately. Street parking is free but parking under the building (not included in the price of rent) may be available. Contact Brian Albrecht at: Brian.firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-228-7873.
Christmas Postcards: Invite family, friends, and others to join us for Christmas services by means of the postcards available in the narthex and fellowship hall. You may also share the flyer available here on social media and otherwise.
Planning Committee Report: The Planning Committee has prepared a thorough report of what has been accomplished to date and what remains ahead. Members may request a copy of the report from the church office.
Grant Form available: Every March, the Board of Missions brings grant requests to the voters' assembly for consideration. Members may submit grant requests by the end of January. Contact the church office for a grant request form.
Radio Sponsors: Village's 10:45 service will be broadcast on KFUO December through February. Members may sponsor a service for $150. Contact the church office to reserve your date.
Sunday Bible Study:
As It Was in the Beginning: Genesis Now and Always - in the fellowship hall, led by Pastor Golden
Bible 101 - in the northeast preschool room, led by Seminarians Matthew Berry & Paul Flo
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
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: Luke 3:1-14 (15-20): John the Baptist was given a message to prepare the way for the coming Christ. This message shared the truth of repentance and forgiveness with all people. Here in worship, we have repented of our sins of thought, word, and deed and received full and free forgiveness through Christ. This forgiveness equips us to share peace and pardon with those in our lives who have not yet received Jesus Christ. Through our witness sharing the life, death and resurrection of Christ, may others rejoice in the opportunity to repent of their sin and receive forgiveness through Jesus.
Stewardship Thought: Luke 3:4 – “As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ ” God makes long-range plans: Isaiah lived more than 700 years before St. John the Baptist preached by the Jordan River. Obviously, God sees farther into the future than we do. That’s yet another reason to trust Him when it comes to how He tells us to live our lives. He knows what’s coming, and we don’t.
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.
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 various Bible studies for on-demand listening. From villagelutheranchurch.org, click on "Menu" in the upper right, then click on "Sunday Service Information." Or you can bookmark thispage. 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 Jay, Lee, Stephanie, Richard, Victoria, Dan, Peter, Tom, John, Jackson, Judy, Amber, Howard & Maxine, Doris, Valerie, Susan, Larry, Alison, Rick, Dave, Jim, Penny, London, Paxton, 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
Monday, 7 pm - Quarterlife (twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings) - The Gospel acc. to St. John
Tuesday, 6 pm - The Gospel according to St. John
Thursday, 9:30 am - Women's study - The Gospel according to St. Luke
Friday, 6:30 am - Men's study - Isaiah