This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. — The Sixteenth 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, SEPTEMBER 16
- 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
- 9:30 a.m. — Katie Luther League
- 8:15 a.m. — Sixteenth 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. — Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - to attend in-person, register here; or listen live via telephone
- 2:00 p.m. — Voters' Assembly
- 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.)
- Listen to livestream — villagelutheranchurch.org
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- Vimeo — https://vimeo.com/villagelutheranchurch
- Podcast — http://villagelutheran.podbean.com/
- Youtube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ-fY1YvaKiruN4tC92Z5yQ
- 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)
My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being. (Psalm 108:1)
Almighty God, You gave Your servant Cyprian boldness to confess the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, before the rulers of this world and courage to die for the faith he proclaimed. Give us strength always to be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Liturgical Season — The fiery red paraments that proclaim the work of the Holy Spirit will be upon the altar this Sunday as we rejoice in the Rite of Confirmation for one of Village's youth. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- Old Testament Reading — Isaiah 55:6-9
Regular quarterly voters' meeting is scheduled for this Sunday, September 20, 2 pm.
Concordia Seminary Presidency
Forty-two men comprise the list of nominees for the presidency of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis. Among the nominees are Pastor Golden, Pastor Harrison, and Village member Pastor Ross Johnson. The election of the president is scheduled for February 6. Until the new president is elected and installed, Village member, Pastor Daniel Preus, serves as the interim president. Let us keep Pastor Preus in prayer as he leads the seminary and for the selection process that Christ will prepare the man who become the next seminary president.
ISM Pantry Shower
Village supports International Student Ministry (ISM) as they befriend and bring the Gospel to international students at the universities of St. Louis. They are hosting a pantry shower to assist international students at Maryville University to lessen the impact of pandemic measures. You can contribute pantry items by Sunday, September 20 by giving them to Kurt Haldeman.
The Altar Guild would like to thank Leslie Barnett, a member of Altar Guild, for the plastic vases she is donating to the Altar Guild. The flowers on the Altar will be placed in these vases for anyone sponsoring flowers to take home. You may keep the vases if you like or return them to the church. Many thanks, Leslie, for your gift to the Altar Guild.
Sound Room Crew
Village's ability to stream services has been upgraded. To best utilize the capabilities of the system when streaming the 8:15 Sunday service, a team of volunteers is needed. If you would be interested in serving on that team, contact Pastor Golden.
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, 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 David, John, Louise, Barbara, David, Jackson, Jim & Penny, Dennis, Paul, Alison, Carol, Stephanie, Dick, Judy, Allan & Jan, Luke, Valerie, Fred, John, Dan, Preston, London, 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)
Romans 14:7 – “For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.” We just don’t belong to ourselves. We belong first of all to God, and, through Him, we belong to our neighbors. We are here to serve God in our service to one another. God has called you to this service through your vocation. As a Christian, you serve others in the church; as a neighbor, you serve others in society; and as a son or daughter, husband or wife, father or mother, you serve your family.
Witness & Outreach Thought (LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry)
Matthew 18:21-35: Where’s your cross? Some point to the cross they are wearing as a necklace or on their ears. Some may pull out of their purse the “Cross in my pocket” that they have been carrying around for years. Today, some may even point to a tattoo or belly-button cross. Strangely enough, many people will draw your attention to a burden they are bearing as their “cross.” The Cross of Christ Crucified is upon you in remembrance of your Baptism on your forehead and hearts marking you as one who belongs to Him. It is in your life as you face the burdens of this world; not as the burdened, but as the overcomers of the world, triumphant in Christ. People will want to be their best around you because your best is Christ living in you. There is no room for foul language, tasteless jokes, gossip, or tolerating sinful behavior around you because Christ lives in you and everyone knows it. Celebrate the Cross in your life. Bear it passionately, on your forehead, in your heart, and through your life, because the Cross of Christ makes a difference in you as one belonging to Jesus and to all those around you who will want to be at their best. This celebration will become contagious and will be of great joy until our Lord returns.
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Village also accepts stock donations to our brokerage account and IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) sent directly to Village. Email Village Bookkeeper for details.
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