This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. — The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
- To attend in person, click here to register
- 8:15 service is live-streamed on Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube and will be available on-demand thereafter
- Both services will be available over the phone
This Week at Village
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
- 4:00 p.m. — Children's Choir
- 5:00 p.m. — Meal served
- 6:00 p.m. — Catechism instruction; youth Bible study; parent-child lesson for young children
- 6:30 a.m. — Men's Bible study
- 9:00 a.m. — Work Day
- 8:15 a.m. — Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - to attend in-person, register here; live-streamed on Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube and available on-demand thereafter or listen live via telephone
- 9:30 a.m. — Sunday school and Bible study - to attend in-person, register here; adult Bible study live-streamed on Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube and available on-demand thereafter
- 10:45 a.m. — Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - to attend in-person, register here; or listen live via telephone
- 6:30 p.m. — WashU LSF (via Zoom)
- 6:00 p.m. — LifeLight
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
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Divine Service (8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.)
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- 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.
Let Us Pray (from The Treasury of Daily Prayer)
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob. (Psalm 114:7)
Blessed Lord, since You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Liturgical Season — Green paraments don the altar in confession of the growth that the Spirit works in the Church through the Word. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- Old Testament Reading — Isaiah 45:1-7
- Epistle Reading — 1 Thessalonians 1
- Holy Gospel — Matthew 22:15-22
Village Work Day
Come participate in a Village Outdoor Project Day on Saturday, Oct 17, beginning at 9 a.m. We welcome your time and skills in many areas: painting our mailbox, trimming the shrubbery, prepping the garden beds, picking up sticks, repairing the creche. Please RSVP to the office email: email@example.com or sign up in the Narthex. Let us know if there is a particular task you would enjoy doing.
Village Trunk or Treat
Please help us make this a fun and safe event for families on Oct. 31st @ 3pm. Participate by decorating your trunk and distributing “treats” or by just coming for the fun. You can also donate treats if you cannot attend. Treats do not need to be candy, but should be individually wrapped and easily distributed during our current restrictions. If you’re a little scared of doing this on your own, join forces and do a group trunk. What do you think Board of Missions, Quarterlife, or Elders?! Contact Dawn Haldeman to volunteer or if you have questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-357-0828.
Katie Luther League
Katie Luther League will next meet Saturday, November 14 at 9:30 AM in the Village fellowship hall. All women of Village are invited. If you have questions about the Katie Luther League or LWML (Lutheran Women in Mission), contact Hannah Jackson.
The edition of Family Altar for this Sunday is available here for your use in the coming week.
For peace and justice to prevail amid unrest
For the suffering, medical professionals, governing authorities, those who have lost jobs, those who are underemployed, and all people amid the pandemic
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 Kirk, John, Scott, Louise, Barbara, David, Jackson, Jim & Penny, Dennis, Paul, Alison, Carol, Stephanie, Dick, Judy, Allan & Jan, Luke, Valerie, Fred, John, Dan, Preston, London, Tammy, Peter, Elizabeth, Maggie
For those outside the faith that the Spirit would bring them to faith, especially Ken and Michael.
For those who rejoice
For those who mourn
For those who serve in the military
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), Tirzah (Dominican Republic), and Phillip (Francophone Africa)
Stewardship Thought (LCMS Office of Stewardship)
Matt. 22:5 – “But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business.” The invitation to join God in His feast and in His work is easily ignored. The rest of life seems so much more pressing, and we always think there will be another time when we can catch back up with God. But what joys are we missing when we set aside God’s invitation to join Him in His plans and purposes? What inheritance are we trading for the world’s bowl of pottage?
Witness & Outreach Thought (LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry)
Matthew 22:1-14: Have you ever been to a wedding rehearsal? The wedding is looked forward to with such great anticipation, but the rehearsal? Not so much. Jesus teaches a parable concerning His Kingdom that says that we should be living life prepared for the marriage feast every single day. He invites us to experience a foretaste of His eternal banquet here on earth. Therefore, what is life but a rehearsal for the never-ending feast of heaven? Why not invite someone to view life from a whole new perspective: an eternal one! By sharing the truth of God’s Word, you can help people cast aside the temporal cares that are here today and gone tomorrow to see the true joys that God has in mind by living here and now as a rehearsal for the eternal.
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