News and Events
Pentecost 4 - Wednesday
June 20, 2018
The Word of the Lord: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness. (Psalm 45:6)
Let Us Pray: Lord Jesus Christ, so govern our hearts and minds by Your Holy Spirit that, ever mindful of Your glorious return, we may persevere in both faith and holiness of living; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Seasonal Insight: Green covers altar and pulpit in the Sundays following Pentecost in testimony to the growth that the Spirit works in the Church through the Word. For further exploration into the beauty of the Church Year, click here.
VBS Thanks: We give thanks to Christ for over 40 children who attended VBS and learned of Christ. That was possible thanks to the faithful labors of Mark Brightfield, Pat Gilbert, Pastor, Claire, & Daphne Golden, Dawn Haldeman, Deaconess Field Worker Amanda Hellwege, Lizzie & Grace Ingram, Deaconess Intern Laura Jostes, Conner Kusterer, Angela Ohmie, Rhianna, Dorothy, Heidi, & Bridgit Riebau, Karen Rolland, Anika & Britta Slayton, Hannah & Lydia Werk.
Family Fun Night will take place Friday, June 22, 5:30-8pm. Even if you were not able to attend VBS, you are invited. There will be bounce houses and more for the kids; food, drink, and fellowship for all ages.
Handbell Camp at Village: Ages 6-16; Mon.-Thurs. Aug. 6-9, 9am-12pm; Fri. Aug.10, 2pm-5pm, followed by BBQ/concert, 5:30pm-8pm; Sunday, August 12, 8am-noon - ring for both services. To register please contact: Karen Rolland 314-482-4995
Summer Sunday School - The Children's Summer Bible Study Series will be "Delivered - God's Gifts of Grace" by CPH. The youth are studying the book “One God, Many gods” – a study on the beliefs of false religions. Older children in Grades 2-5 will also spend extra time studying the Lutheran Service Book. First-year students who participate this summer will receive a hymnal with their name engraved on it on Rally Day, September 9th when all children move up to the next grade.
Save the Date for the photo shoot for Village's next photo directory -October 2-4.
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 4:26-34: Every year farmers get to see a great miracle of God in the growth of their crop. The farmers may plant the seed, but God does the rest. The same is true for us as God’s witnesses in the world. We are called upon to share the Word of God and to scatter the seed. We can leave the miracle of growth to the Holy Spirit, who gives us the promise that His Word will not return to Him empty, but will accomplish the purpose for which it was sent (Is. 55:11).
Stewardship Thought: Mark 4:34 – “He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.”How blessed we are to be His disciples! The Lord has indeed explained everything to us. He has told us all things plainly. Why then are we ever so foolish as to disobey His clear Word? Our fight against sin in the power of the Holy Spirit is truly a struggle. Therefore let us receive the Lord’s help in His Word and Sacraments – and let us fight the good fight of faith and grow up into His image.
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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. Pdf of the service bulletin is available here.
Let Us Pray:
For those who are ill, injured, hospitalized, homebound, or recovering, especially Helen, Lee, Judy, Stephanie, Richard, Dan, Peter, Rhianna, Wayne, Alvena, Jack, Jackson, Judy, Sara, Amber, Valerie, Susan, Rick, Albert, Dave, Lori, Jim, Penny, Octavia, Doris, and Rachel
For those who suffer from dementia or other mental illness, especially Allan, Jan, and Luke
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 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 - Minor Prophets