This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. (and Saturday, 5 p.m.) — The Second Sunday after Epiphany - register to attend here
- 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, JANUARY 13
- 4:00 p.m. — Children's Choir
- 5:00 p.m. — Family Education Night meal
- 6:00 p.m. — Education Hour
- 7:45 p.m. — Adult Choir
- 6:30 a.m. — Men's Bible Study
- 5:00 p.m. — Divine Service - Second Sunday after Epiphany - register to attend in-person here
- 8:15 a.m. — Divine Service - Second Sunday after Epiphany - register to attend in-person 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 - attend in-person; adult Bible study live-streamed on Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube and available on-demand thereafter
- 10:45 a.m. — Divine Service - Second Sunday after Epiphany - register to attend in-person here; listen live via telephone
- 6:00 p.m. — LifeLight Bible Study - in-person & Zoom
- 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
- 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 (from The Treasury of Daily Prayer)
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (Psalm 32:1)
O Lord, keep Your family the Church continually in the true faith that, relying on the hope of Your heavenly grace, we may ever be defended by Your mighty power; 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 is upon the altar in the Sundays following Epiphany as we rejoice that the Spirit works growth in faith through the word among all peoples. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
- First Reading — 1 Samuel 3:1-20
Taking down Christmas decorations and the outdoo creche went quickly with 19 good volunteers. Thanks to Marilyn Daughhete, Scott and Cheryl Davis, Pat Gilbert, Eric and Hannah Jackson, Mary Jones, Lynn Kapp, Betty Kusterer, Steve Lauer, David Millar, Keith Motz, Vicki Petit, Corey Rahn, Carol Schmidt, Vicar Stainbrook, Debra Trowbridge, Bill Waltke, and Jeff Wittmaier. All is neatly labeled and stored, ready for Christmas 2021.
Village's endowment provides for grants to LCMS entities. The grant application is available from the church office and should be returned to Pastor Golden by the end of January..
Time to get your scholarship applications in! The Village Foundation Endowment Scholarship provides annual scholarships and subsidies to those pursuing Lutheran Education. This includes Kindergarten through postgraduate education, as well as homeschool. Please contact Pastor Golden to request an application and ask any questions. Applications are due to the Board of Christian Education by the end of January 2021.
Phillip Magness will be installed at Village's Cantor on Sunday, January 24 during the 10:45 service. Welcome him into that office through a card shower that day.
Youth interested in attending July 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Michigan must complete registration form by January 24 and return it to Pastor with $150. See Pastor for details.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 7-11. Do you have a passion and gift for organizing VBS? We are in need of a coordinator. Contact Pastor Golden if interested.
Village's Sunday, 10:45 am service will be broadcast on KFUO (AM 850; kfuo.org) December through February. For $150 you can sponsor a service in honor of a loved one or anonymously. Contact the church office to reserve your date.
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 Alvena, Millie, Barbara, Jim, John, Scott, Louise, Barbara, David, Jackson, Jim & Penny, 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)
Mark 1:7 – “And (John) preached, saying, ‘After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.’ ” John is right. Jesus is immensely greater than any of us yet behold how He came to serve! That is the upside down, outlandish grace of God. The innocent Jesus takes our sinner’s place. This is the greatest act of giving the world has ever known or will know. The Father gives His Son to die in the place of sinners.
Witness & Outreach Thought (LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry)
Mark 1:4-11: As we hear of our Lord’s Baptism, we are reminded of our own Baptism. Our Baptism tells the story that others need to hear. In Baptism, we are joined to Christ’s death and His resurrection. Because Christ lives, we live. Let your Baptism be the story that gives witness to God’s amazing grace.
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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