News and Events
Easter 3 - Wednesday
April 18, 2018
The Word of the Lord: My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. (Psalm 84:2)
Let Us Pray: Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us Yur gifts of faith, hope and love that we may receive the forgiveness You have promised and love what You have commanded; 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 white and gold of the Resurrection of Our Lord proclaim the glory of our resurrected Savior and the purity He delivers to us. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, clickhere.
Grounds Work Day: The annual grounds work day has been rescheduled for this Saturday, April 21, 9am-noon. Enjoy fellowship as we work the grounds (with the opportunity to sip coffee and eat a donut). Sign up in the lounge.
Echo: You are invited to the premiere of Pastor Jonathan Fisk's newest work ECHO: Unbroken Truth. Worth Repeating. Again. on Friday, May 18, 7 pm at Village. Pastor Fisk will present insights from, background for, and encouragement from ECHO. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Invite family and friends.
We rejoice with Joy and Pastor Golden upon the birth of a son, Titus Christoph, on April 11. Christ give His angels charge of this little one until he is received into Christ's kingdom in Holy Baptism.
Humanitri Trivia Night: Test your knowledge on Friday, May 4 and support the important work of Humanitri in the process. Check out theflyer for more information. Sign up online. Share the Facebook event page.
Jared's House: Pastor Jared Magero thanks the various donors who contributed toward the cost of construction for his home in Kenya. Check out the progress here. Costs remain to complete the home. See Pastor Golden for details.
LifeLight Bible study resumes on Tuesday, April 24, 6 pm with the Minor Prophets. Participants may pick up materials in the front of the fellowship hall by the podium.
VBS registration: Children ages 3-10 will grow in knowledge of and faith in Christ June 18-22, 9am-noon. Registration forms are available in the lounge and here. Return them to the church office.
VBS volunteers: Volunteers, including youth, are needed to make VBS a success. Sign up in the lounge to assist.
Men's Retreat: Registration is now open for the men's retreat scheduled for May 4-5. Click here to register.
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: Luke 24:36-49: Jesus gives a mission statement to all His followers: “Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations.” Thanks be to God, we are not left on our own in this great task. Luke tells us that we have been clothed with power from on high. The Holy Spirit guides and directs our witness and He takes our message of repentance and forgiveness and brings about faith in those who hear.
Stewardship Thought: 1 John 3:2 – “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” There is the essence of our sanctification: becoming like our Lord. As St. John notes, this will only be completed in the Resurrection. But until then we are called to trust His grace and to grow into His image more and more.
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 with these easy steps. First, call 1-800-457-9860. Second, when prompted, enter passcode: 8109865#. Third, you may mute your own phone by entering *6.
Let Us Pray:
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially Helen, Lee, Stephanie, Dan, Peter, Rhianna, Wayne, Jackson, Judy, Amber, Valerie, Susan, Rick, Albert, Lori, 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 - resumes April 24 with Minor Prophets
Thursday, 9:30 am - Women's study - Praying Luther's Small Catechism
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays, 7 pm - Quarterlife (20-somethings and 30-somethings) - Psalms
Friday, 6:30 am - Men's study - 2 Samuel