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Lent 1 - Wednesday
February 21, 2018
The Word of the Lord: God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. (Psalm 74:12)
Let Us Pray: Almighty and merciful God, of Your bountiful goodness keep from us all things that may hurt us that we, being ready in both body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish whatever You would have us do; 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: Penitential purple covers the altar and pulpit for Lent. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, clickhere.
Today at Village
Noon - Lenten service - Responsive Prayer 2
5 pm - Family Education Night meal
6 pm - Catechesis; Bell choir rehearsal
7 pm - Lenten service - Vespers
7:45 pm - Choir rehearsal
The Rev. Dr. Wilhelm Weber is a member of our sister church in Germany. He will be serving at the Old Latin School in Wittenberg in the coming days. We are blessed to have him as our guest preacher tonight,7 pm. Come and meet Dr. Weber who will share a few words before the service regarding the status of the Wittenberg Project.
Village Life Team: Thank you to all who came to the Village Life Team Exploratory Meeting! It's not too late! If you were unable to attend the meeting, but would still like to learn more about becoming a committed Life Team Member, please contact Hilary Haak at email@example.com or 713.677.1881.
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: Mark 1:9-15: The devil constantly tempts us to keep the news of salvation through Christ to ourselves. The devil loves to make us think that we are inadequate messengers, or too busy, or unable to make a difference in someone else’s life. The Good News is that Christ was tempted in every way just like us, but He remained without sin. By His own resistance to the devil, our Lord strengthens us in the midst of our own temptations and failures and equips us to be bold witnesses to Christ’s victory over sin, death and the devil.
Stewardship Thought: Mark 1:13 – “And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” God the Father cares for Jesus even in the midst of his temptation in the wilds. God cares for us in every situation as well. Jesus realized this and always acted from the basis of trust in God the Father’s provision. This is likewise the basis for our life lived in Christ: God cares for us, so we need not act out of fear or greed.
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Let Us Pray:
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially Helen, Lee, Dennis, Stephanie, Barbara, Dan, Angela, Peter, Rhianna, Wayne, Jackson, Judy, Amber, Valerie, Rick, Lori, Sandy, Theresa, Jim, Penny, Doris, and Mike
For those who suffer from dementia or other mental illness, especially Allan, Jan, and Luke
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 Adam and Melissa (Philadelphia)
Divine Service - 8:15 & 10:45
Bible Study & Sunday School - 9:30
Other Bible Study Opportunities
Tuesday, 6 pm - Heaven and Hell
Thursday, 9:30 am - Women's study - Ten Commandments
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays, 7 pm - Quarterlife (20-somethings and 30-somethings) - Psalms
Friday, 6:30 am - Men's study - 2 Samuel