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Let Us Pray
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 103:8)
Lord God, heavenly Father, You promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations, You led him to the land of Canaan, and You sealed Your covenant with him by the shedding of blood. May we see in Jesus, the seed of Abraham, the promise of the new covenant of Your Holy Church, sealed with Jesus' blood on the cross and given to us now in the cup of the new testament; through the same Jesus Christ, 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
- Christianity 101 — Pastor Golden (Fellowship Hall)
- Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joy of Piety (southeast preschool room)
Liturgical Season — Green dons the altar as we rejoice in the growth that the Spirit works in the Church through the Word. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- Old Testament Reading — Ruth 1:1-19a
- Epistle Reading — 2 Timothy 2:1-13
- Holy Gospel — Luke 17:11-19
- 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
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
- 9:15 a.m. — Preschool chapel
- 4:00 p.m. — Children's Choir
- 5:00 p.m. — Children's Bell Choir; Meal
- 6:00 p.m. — Education hour; Bell Choir (6:10 p.m.)
- 7:15 p.m. — Choir
- 9:30 a.m. — Women's Bible Study
- 6:30 a.m. — Men's Bible Study
- 9:30 a.m. — Katie Luther League
- 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. — Divine Service
- 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School & Bible Study
- 6:30 p.m. — Planning Committee
- 6:00 p.m. — LifeLight Bible Study
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
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Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 2, 2pm when Dr. Stephen Saunders presents "Stress and Anxiety In Children and Adolescents." Invite others using the flier available in jpg or pdf. Post the Facebook event to your page.
Katie Luther League
The ladies of the congregation next meet on Saturday, October 12, 9:30 am. Guest speaker is Pastor Tibebu Senbetu.
Youth Game Day
Enjoy your favorite card and board games along with food and fellowship at the home of Ross & Mireya Johnson Sunday, November 10, 1-4 pm. Youth (grades 6-12) and parents are welcome. RSVP to Mireya.
ISM Pumpkin Carving
Village will again sponsor the annual pumpkin carving event for the International Student Ministry on Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am-1 pm. This is a fun opportunity to share a bit of Americana with international students while also sharing the Gospel. All are welcome to participate. Let Pastor know if you plan to do so.
Concordia Publishing House is seeking a part-time receptionist. Learn more here.
Brew in the Lou
The St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA) will host the 7th Annual "Brew in the Lou" Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Francis Park in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood from 1-5 pm. Learn more here.
For all women who are with child and the children growing in their womb
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially John, John, Kent, Linn, Jackson, Jim & Penny, Charlotte, Alison, Stephanie, Dick, Allan & Jan, Luke, Valerie, Dan, Barbara, Al, Bonnie, London, Peter, Wayne, 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 17:10 – “So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ ” We can never put God in our debt. Even if we lived in perfect compliance with the Law, we would still only be unworthy servants. Our giving to the Lord’s work in the Church is a sign that we recognize our role as servants. Furthermore, we give because we recognize our own need for that work of the Lord in the Church. And what a blessing it is to give to the Church so that the ministry of His Word and Sacraments may reach all in the community
Witness & Outreach Thought
Luke 17:1-10: Every Sunday we pray, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” As we heed these words and forgive as we have been forgiven, we are giving a tremendous witness to the love of God found in Jesus Christ. May our forgiving lead others to the ultimate forgiveness given through the cross.
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.
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