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Let Us Pray
You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 33:18)
Lord Jesus Christ, even as You bless Your servants with various and unique gifts of the Holy Spirit, continue to grant us the grace to use them always to Your honor and glory; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m. — Divine Service
9:30 a.m. — Sunday School
9:30 a.m. — Bible Study
- Christianity & Literature — Pastor Frederic Baue (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 66:18-23
- Second Reading — Hebrews 12:4-29
- Holy Gospel — Luke 13:22-30
- 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, AUGUST 22
- 9:30 a.m. — Women's Bible Study
- 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
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
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Katie Luther League
Katie Luther League (Village's LWML Society) resumes our regular monthly meetings Saturday, September 14th. All women of Village are encouraged to attend. We will meet at 9:30 AM at Village for a brief planning time and some fellowship. Following will be our special guest speaker, Officer Hendricks of the Ladue Police Department. She will be sharing some safety tips and other important information, all specifically geared towards women. Join us! Bring a friend! For more information, please contact Hannah Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All Cooks
Village has been blessed with many growing families that need your help. Would you be willing to make them a meal when there is a newborn at home? The Village Life Team will be organizing these meals and would like to add you to a list of folks willing to make a meal. Keep in mind, you would not need to commit every time there is need, but only when you have the time. These meals are truly life savers for our mommas. If you’d like to be added to our list of meal makers, please email the Life Team at email@example.com or sign up on the sheet in the lobby.
Christianity and Literature
Pastor Baue will give a special talk to the August 25 Sunday Bible Class on Christianity and Literature, Part II. He will discuss elements of divine truth in his own fiction. Be sure to attend.
Installation of Synod officials including Pastor Harrison for his fourth term as President is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 7 pm at the Chapel of St. Timothy & St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis.
Catechism Instruction Catechism Instruction begins anew on Wednesday, September 4, 6 pm. Those ten years of age and older are eligible to begin catechesis. See Pastor Golden for more details.
Family Education Night
FEN returns on Wednesday, September 4. Meal is served 5-6 pm. Education in the faith for all ages at 6 pm.
Music at Village
A new season of making joyful sounds unto the LORD soon dawns upon us. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays, beginning September 4 at the following times.
Children's Choir: 4 pm
Children's Bell Choir: 5 pm
Adult Bell Choir: 6:10 pm
Adult Choir: 7:15 pm
LifeLight Tuesday, 6 pm Bible study resumes on September 10 with a study of Job. Class materials are available at the front of the fellowship hall.
The anniversary planning committee will next meet on Sunday, September 8, following late service. Anyone desiring to help plan our celebration is welcome to attend.
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially John, John, Kent, Jackson, Jim & Penny, Alison, Stephanie, Allan & Jan, Luke, Valerie, Dan, Rick, Barbara, Al, Bonnie, London, Peter, Kathi, Tom.
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)
Luke 12:51 – “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” Jesus has come to divide us out of the world, to carve out a people for Himself redeemed by His Blood and trusting His Word. The world hates this Word, but for us it is life and salvation. We seek to follow Jesus’ Word in all things because we know Him who gave us the Word. We know He always seeks to bless us.
Witness & Outreach Thought
Luke 12:49-53 (54-56): It’s not easy to be an effective witness concerning the faith we have in Jesus in this world that is so ready and willing to compromise the truth. In addition, we have a natural, sinful tendency to be timid in sharing our faith. We may also fear being rejected by a friend or a neighbor who is not currently a Christian, or who may disagree on the stand that Scripture clearly takes. In our Gospel reading for today, Jesus clearly states that He did not come to bring peace but division - on purpose! This does not mean that Jesus is not the great Prince of Peace, but it does mean that when a person is confronted by Jesus, they have to take a stand for either the truth of God or the falsehood of the world. There is no gray area. By the grace of God and with the gentleness of the Spirit, let’s do what we can to help others take the stand on the truth that is the difference between life and death!
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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 Ken Pranschke for details.
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