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This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. — The Sixth 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
- All three services will be available over the phone
This Week at Village
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
- 3:00 p.m. — Youth via Zoom
- 6:30 a.m. — Men's Bible study
- 8:15 a.m. — Sixth 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. — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - to attend in-person, register here; or listen live via telephone
- 10:45 a.m. — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost - to attend in-person, register here; or listen live via telephone
- Bible study available on Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube
- 7:00 p.m. — Quarterlife
Divine Service (8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:45 a.m.)
- Listen to livestream — villagelutheranchurch.org
- Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/VillageLutheran/
- 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
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, have a beautiful inheritance. (Psalm 16:5-6)
Almighty God, You brought joy to the Gentiles and persecution to Paul and Barnabas through their proclamation that Jesus is a light to all nations to bring salvation to the ends of the earth. Give us courage to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world, even in the face of opposition, knowing that it is through suffering that we enter the kingdom of God; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Liturgical Season — Green covers the altar in confession of the growth that the Spirit brings to the Church through the Word. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- Old Testament Reading — Isaiah 55:10-13
Summer Work Day
Come participate in a Village Project/Clean-Up Day on Saturday, July 25 from 9-1. We welcome your time and skills in many areas: repairing the outdoor creche, painting the mailbox and the preschool door frames and the Youth House office wall, trimming the shrubbery, weeding the Youth House front bed, fixing a hole in the furnace room door, repairing the preschool climber. We really need your help to get these odd jobs and grounds work done. Enjoy donuts and camaraderie, even a box lunch, if you can stay that late. Please RSVP to the office email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if there is a particular task you would like to work on. Bring your tools and your stories from lockdown.
Portals of Prayer
Have you checked out the latest edition of Portals of Prayer daily devotion? The July devotions are written by Village's own Hannah Jackson. Pick up a copy in the narthex.
Vicar - Farewell and Hello
On Sunday, July 26, we will send off Vicar Daniel Greg with a Rite of Blessing within the Divine Service. Share your gratitude for his year with us and well wishes for his return to the seminary with a card shower that day.
On Sunday, August 2, we will install Vicar Michael Stainbrook. Welcome him with a card shower that day as well.
Cute Child Request
Kelly Schumacher is learning the art of children's portraiture and needs photographic references to improve her skills. Contact her at email@example.com if you are interested.
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, Jackson, Jim & Penny, Dennis, Paul, Alison, Carol, Stephanie, Dick, Allan & Jan, Luke, Valerie, Fred, John, Dan, Preston, London, Peter, Darrel, Doris, 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, especially the family of Gerhardt (father of Debra)
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. 11:28 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus has come to do the work so that we might have rest from burdens and labors we are not capable of bearing. He frees us from sin, death, and the demands of the Law. In that peace and rest of Jesus we find a new purpose. His light yoke, which is no burden to bear, is a joy.
Witness & Outreach Thought (LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry)
Matthew 11:25-30: The Lord offers quite an exchange in today’s Gospel: the overbearing burdens of this world that we carry we can exchange for the light yoke that ONLY Jesus offers to us. Only Jesus can offer the light yoke because of His tremendous strength and grace to carry our burdens through His cross. With this rest and relief of burdens, we are then free to reach out with the Gospel of God’s grace and freeing salvation to others. There is no escape from the burdens of life, but there is One who desires to exchange yokes with you, and His burden is light. Rest for the soul is knowing that you never have to face your burdens alone. God is with you always to lift you up and to lift your burdens even higher onto His shoulders. In His rest and care, reach out with the news of this exchange to someone who needs a refreshing rest today.
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 for details.
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