Village Lutheran Church

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Pentecost 20

Let Us Pray (from The Treasury of Daily Prayer)

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.--(Psalm 111:1)

O God, the protector of all who trust in You, without whom nothing is strong and nothing is holy, multiply Your mercy on us that, with You as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through  Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

This Sunday at Village

  8:15 AM    -    Divine Service: The 21st Sunday after Pentecost

  9:30 AM    -    Bible Study: “Paul’s Letter to the Philippians” (Fellowship Hall)

  9:30 AM    -    Sunday School (Classrooms)

10:45 AM    -    Divine Service: The 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Divine Service

Liturgical 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.


Scripture lessons:

Family Altar — Use this week’s edition as you prepare for Sunday’s Divine Service.

Divine Service broadcasts

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.

  • Listen by telephone — Call 1-800-457-9860. When prompted, enter passcode 8109865#.

This Week at Village

4:00 PM    -    
Schola Cantorum
5:00 PM    -    Meal
5:45 PM    -    LifeLight
6:00 PM    -    Education Hour
7:15 PM    -    Psallite

6:30 AM    -   
  Men’s Bible Study

8:15 AM    -    
Divine Service
9:30 AM    -    Bible Study: “Paul’s Letter to the Philippians” (Fellowship Hall)
9:30 AM    -    Sunday School (Classrooms)
10:45 AM    -    Divine Service

7:00 PM    -    Quarterlife


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Village News


Village Youth News 

Middle School Retreat: We are planning a Middle School Higher Things Retreat here at Village!!

Jesus calls us to live in the world, but not to be conformed to the world around us.  This is a difficult challenge! There are so many different messages given to us about what kind of life we should live today—it can blow our minds!  This retreat will focus on what the Bible says about the Christian life and how you as a junior high student live as a Christian today.  At this retreat, you will get to think about how to live as a Christian in a 21st century world.
When: Nov.5-6, 2021
Where: Village 
Cost: $35 per person
Registration deadline is Oct. 22. 
You will find the registration forms online at  Please hand registration to Kristine Boehlke. 

Delighting in God's Gifts

In October, our congregation is focusing on stewardship - how we use God's gifts to us.  To guide your reflection and to aid in making concrete decisions and commitments, you should have received a mailing a few weeks ago regarding your stewardship of God's gifts to you.  Of course, this includes your financial stewardship, but it also includes your stewardship of the gifts of time and talent God has given. Please devote time, energy, and prayer to consider how you might steward those gifts for service in God's Kingdom and for the benefit of your neighbor. 

If you did not receive the mailing: please collect a copy in the narthex or go to to find a digital copy.  
Please complete the forms and bring them to worship this Sunday, October 17,  or deliver them to the church office.

Altar Guild Volunteers Needed

The Altar Guild needs at least four volunteers for Holy Communion setup and cleanup.  One to two people can set the altar on Saturdays or early Sunday mornings, and another person or couple is needed to clean up after Sunday’s late services.  The volunteer schedule rotates monthly, and training is available.  Volunteers are also needed for other services (Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, etc.) throughout the church year.
If you are interested in serving on the Altar Guild, please contact Marilyn Daughhetee ( or the church office (314-993-1834).


Update for Call Committee

The District has reviewed our survey and we should be releasing shortly.  Keep an eye out in your inboxes.  Ideally if you can take the survey electronically, that would be the easiest. However, ultimately, we want as many members to take the survey as possible so paper copies will be available to those who prefer.


Strength and healing Al (grandfather of Angela) Alison (friend of Charlotte), Audrey (mother of Lexine), Ava, Carolyn (mother of Molly), Cemantha (niece of Dan), Cindy (friend of Scott and Cheryl), Dan, David, Don (brother of Judy), Dorothy, Elizabeth, Hannah, Jackson (grandson of Scott & Cheryl), Jan (mother of Paul), Jill, Jim & Penny (friends of Bill & Debra), John (friend of Alan & Judy), John (friend of Sharon), London (friend of Linn), Luke, Marilyn (grandmother of Angela), Mike (son-in-law of Judy & Mike), Peter, Preston (nephew of Judy), Scott, Scott (friend of Linn), Tammy (friend of Linn), Valerie (wife of Jack); Those suffering from disasters; Christians suffering persecution; Our homebound members; Those who rejoice; Those who mourn; Those in the military, especially Tom and Aaron; Those outside the faith that the Spirit would call them to faith, especially Ken, Michael and Sarah; Village Lutheran Preschool, its students, staff, and families; All Seminary students and Washington University students that the Spirit would instill and strengthen their faith in Christ; All missionaries, especially Phillip (Francophone Africa), David & Jennifer (Dominican Republic), and Tirzah (Dominican Republic); The community in which we live, specifically its residents, civic leaders, government officials, and educational institutions; Those who are unemployed or underemployed.

Stewardship Thought

Mark 10:29-30 – “Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.’ ”  This is Jesus’ encouragement for every faithful disciple. Let it encourage you today.

— LCMS Stewardship Ministry

Witness & Outreach Thought

Mark 10:23-31: When the disciples asked Jesus who can be saved, He answered by telling them that with man alone this is impossible but all things are possible with God!  We may not understand why God chose us to be His own, but we rejoice that He did.  We who have tasted the goodness of God have a powerful story to share with those who are still searching for meaning in their lives.

— LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry

Electronic Donations

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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Village Lutheran Church

9237 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO 63124

Joel Biermann, PhD, Vacancy Pastor
Matthew Harrison, DD, Assistant Pastor
Laura Jostes, Deaconess
Phillip Magness, Cantor
Drew Oswald, Vicar
Nicole Tanney, Preschool Director



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