Village Lutheran Church
This Sunday at Village
8:15 a.m. — Divine Service: The 9th Sunday after Pentecost
9:30 a.m. — Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
9:30 a.m. — Sunday School (Classrooms)
10:45 a.m. — Divine Service: The 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Divine ServiceLiturgical Season — Green is upon the altar in confession of the growth that the Spirit works in the Church through the Word. Explore the beauty of the Church Year.
Family Altar — Use this week’s edition as you prepare for Sunday’s Divine Service.
This Week at Village
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Preschool Camp
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Preschool Camp
- 9:30 a.m. — Women’s Bible Study
- 6:30 a.m. — Men’s Bible Study
- 8:15 a.m. — Divine Service: The 9th Sunday after Pentecost
- 9:30 a.m. — Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
- 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School (Classrooms)
- 10:45 a.m. — Divine Service: The 9th Sunday after Pentecost
- 7 p.m. — Quarterlife (Youth House)
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- The 8:15 a.m. service will be livestreamed on Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook. The recording will be available to view on demand thereafter.
Both Sunday services will be available over the phone.
- Livestream — villagelutheranchurch.org
- Facebook — facebook.com/VillageLutheran
- Vimeo — vimeo.com/villagelutheranchurch
- Listen by telephone — Call 1-800-457-9860. When prompted, enter passcode 8109865#.
Let Us Pray (from The Treasury of Daily Prayer)
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; (Psalm 59:1)
Almighty God, beautiful in majesty and majestic in holiness, You have taught us in Holy Scripture to sing Your praises and have given to Your servant Johann Sebastian Bach, grace to show forth Your glory in his music. Continue to grant this gift of inspiration to all Your servants who write and make music for Your people, that with joy we on earth may glimpse Your beauty and at length know the inexhaustible richness of Your new creation in Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.
Voters’ Meeting on August 8
There will be a short Voters’ Meeting on Sunday, August 8, after late service to confirm the Call Committee for our new pastor.
Vacancy pastor and new vicar
Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann will serve as Village Lutheran Church’s vacancy pastor while we await the call of our new pastor.
Dr. Biermann is the Waldemar A. and June Schuetter Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Read his biography: https://www.csl.edu/directory/joel-biermann. He has also served as vacancy pastor in three other local congregations over the past few years.
On August 1, Dr. Biermann will begin officiating in the Divine Service, preaching, and teaching adult Bible study. Our new vicar, Drew Oswald, also will start on August 1.
Pastoral care information
Please contact our vacancy pastor, the Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann, if you need pastoral assistance.
- Mobile phone: 314-255-8069
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch weekday video devotions online
Village Lutheran Church will continue to post video devotions on Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook each weekday through July 30, when the devotional series is scheduled to conclude. Videos are typically available by 9:30 a.m. each day.
Archived devotions from Pastor Kevin Golden and Vicar Mike Stainbrook will be available online. In his July 8 video devotion, Pastor Golden addressed his departure and our congregation’s call to continue in faithful Word and Sacrament ministry.
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 Alison, Alvena, Ava, Barbara, Carol, Carolyn, Dan, David, Don, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Hannah, Jackson, Jan, Janie, Jill, Jim & Penny, John, John, Judy, June, Kathy, Kim, London, Louise, Luis, Luke, Maggie, Michael, Mike, Natalie, Paul, Peter, Preston, Scott, Scott, Stephanie, Tammy, Valerie.
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)
Ephesians 4:1 – “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called.” The callings we have from the Lord are our “vocations.” Here Paul talks about our vocation as Christian. We are called to be His people and to reflect His love, generosity, and peace within the Church.
Witness & Outreach Thought (LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry)
John 6:22-35 — John’s account of the aftermath of the miraculous feeding of the multitudes indicates that the people continued to search for Jesus because they wanted more food for their hungry bodies. Jesus urged them to seek the Bread of Life so they will never hunger or thirst again. As Jesus used His disciples to point people to the true Bread of Life, so He also uses us to point starving souls to Jesus, the only Bread of Life.
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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