News and Events
May 24, 2017
The Word of the Lord: And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. (Psalm 39:7)
Let Us Pray: O God, You graced your servant Queen Esther not only with beauty and elegance, but also with faith and wisdom. Grant that we, too, might use the qualities that You have generously bestowed on us for the glory of Your mighty name and for the good of Your people, that through Your work in us, we may be advocates of the oppressed and defenders of the weak, preserving our faith in the great High Priest who intercedes on our behalf, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Seasonal Insight: The white paraments proclaim Christ's glorious resurrection and the life which He has won for us. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, click here.
The Ascension of Our Lord will be celebrated on the fortieth day of Easter, Thursday, May 25, 7pm. Join us as we rejoice in the coronation of Christ.
Many thanks to Judy Berger, Cheryl Davis, Pat Gilbert, Mary Jones and Linda Wittmeier who re-landscaped the south and west front gardens of the church. They developed a plan, got approval from the Board of Property, bought shrubs and flowers, and planted them. Thanks also to Mark Krueger, Steve Lauer, Tim McDuffie and Bill Waltke who removed some overgrown shrubs and plants. "The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15)
Ordination: The Lord has answered the prayers of His people that He send laborers into the harvest by calling James Fickenscher to be pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in McAllen, Texas. James will be ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry on Saturday, June 17, 10 am at Village. All are invited to this joyous occasion.
Picnic: The annual congregational picnic is scheduled for Sunday, June 4 following the late service. There will be games for the kids; music and fellowship for all. Village provides the meat and beverage; bring a side dish to share. Sign up in the lounge so sufficient meat and beverage is ready.
Congregational Voters Meeting is scheduled for June 11, following the late service. All members are encouraged to attend.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 12-16, 9am-noon. Volunteers may sign up in the lounge. Registration forms for children (ages 3-10) are also in the lounge.
Jonah: If you have never had the chance to see one of the Sights and Sounds Biblical theatrical productions, you may want to see the movie they produced of their last performance - "Jonah". The movie will be showing at many local theaters for one additional day - Sat, June 3 at 11am. For a review of the movie and the theater, click here.
Creation Museum & Ark Encounter Trip: We are making final plans for our spring trip to the Creation Museum & Ark Encounter which is taking place Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17. We would like to know if you are interested in joining us. It would make a great Father's Day gift! The deadline for being included in the discounts we can offer is May 16th, though you may still join us at the regular prices after that date. For trip information contact Debra & Bill Trowbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 314-623-8507. To learn more about these locations go to www.creationmuseum.org and www.arkencounter.com.
The End of the World: Join the adult Bible study this Sunday, 9:30amas we continue our study of the Biblical doctrine of the End Times (eschatology) with specific focus upon the Revelation to St. John. Though this topic is often misused to frighten, a faithful study finds great comfort and hope in Christ's promises regarding the Last Day.
Village Youth: Village members are invited to support Village's youth by hosting an activity. It is simple. Drop by the lounge and 1) choose a month, 2) choose an activity, 3) schedule/plan the activity, and 4) have a blessed time with the youth. Pastor will coordinate a devotion for the event so that everything is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
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.
Stewardship Thought: John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Jesus is clear: our obedience to His Word comes from our love for Him. But where does that love come from? Jesus tells us that as well, “She was forgiven much, so she loved much” (Luke 7:47). Christ shows us His love and gives us the forgiveness of our sins – and this causes love to well up in us, which in turn causes us to keep the commandments of Jesus. For after all, the summary of the Law is “Love.”
Text Reminders: Would you like to receive periodic reminders of Village events via text message? If so, click here to be added to the Village Lutheran list.
EFT & Brokerage: Village has means to receive donations by electronic funds transfer or by stock donation to our brokerage account. 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 Ann, Charlotte, Stephanie, Dan, Peter, Wayne, Sandra, Jackson, Karen, Valerie, Gay, Mark, Gerhardt, Doris, Jim, Penny, Patricia, and Mike
For those who suffer from dementia or other mental illness, especially Allan and Jan
For those who mourn the death of loved ones
For those who rejoice, especially Sarah and Fred who will be united in marriage Monday
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 - Genesis (LifeLight)
Thursday, 9:30 am - Women's study - Entertaining Angels Unawares: Christian Hospitality
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays, 7 pm - Quarterlife (20-somethings and 30-somethings) - Where Is Wisdom to Be Found?: Biblical Wisdom Literature
Friday, 6:30 am - Men's study - 1 Samuel