Village Church News 8/22/19

Strangers in the world are instructed by God to respond to suffering for following Jesus in some strange ways:  joy, praise, and faith expressed in good works.  We can do that as we remember who we are:  we are God's beloved upon whom rests the Spirit of Glory and of God.  Take time in Bible-fueled worship every day to remember who God is and who you are in Jesus.

On September 8th we will be praying for students, teachers, staff and others who are connected to our schools.  Make plans to attend.

Sue Zwald is celebrating a birthday of significance and is inviting us to party with her at her home on Saturday August 24 from 1-5pm.  No gifts please.

Introducing: Matt Oberg.  OK, most you you already know Matt.  What you need to know is that Matt will be giving leadership to our Discipleship strategies - connecting people to groups and giving oversight and training to leaders.

The Rebellion High School YOUTH GROUP kick off is set for Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Gullixson’s (860-250th St., Woodville, WI).  Middle School starts September 11, 6:30 @ First Reformed Church. We are again planning to provide dinner from 6:30-7.  If you are able to help, please contact Kelly Gullixson ( or 651-269-2073 or go to to sign up.  We appreciate your willingness to help, and the kids (and leaders) really enjoy this time of fellowship.

We have a need for Discovery Village Teachers.  We have 9 of 12 needed.  Volunteer for one Sunday month, beginning September 8.  Contact Natasha Young:

If you are new to The Village Church RSVP on a connection card for the Guest Lunch on the first Sunday of the month at DJ's in Baldwin.  The next lunch will be September 8.

AWANA Club for kids aged 3-12 begins September 11 at Viking Middle School.  Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm.  Email Pastor Stu for a registration/information sheet.

Fall Women’s Retreat Please join The Village Church Women on October 18-19 for our first ever women’s retreat. Our time will be spent in spiritual rest, refreshment, and prayer at the Oak Forest Retreat Center in Frederic, WI and the theme will be The Fragrance of Jesus and our time together will be led by Julie Gaede. Unfortunately, space is limited so for our first retreat we will accept paid registrations until rooms are full. Please visit this link for more information and to sign up.


A theological study/discussion of the big ideas of the Bible takes place on Mondays at 7:00pm at the church offices.

Our current teaching series is called "Strangers in the World" and will take us through the Bible book of 1 Peter.  What does it mean to follow Jesus in a culture that is not 'home', worse, a culture that is committed to your destruction?

In God's wisdom we only grow in community.  The New Testament knows nothing of a follower of Jesus not connected to a local community of faith.  How can we live a life of sacrificial love apart from community?  How connected are you to others in the family at The Village Church?  Our VXXL groups are the pathway to real spiritual growth UP, IN, and OUT.  I can show you how to connect with and XXL.

Missionary Updates can be found in the media section of the Village Church website.  Pray for the Marsh's in Germany; the Luna's in Mexico; Tutapona in Uganda and Iraq; and church planting in St. Croix County (Iglesia Cristiana, Alberto and Ilga Melo).

You can securely donate to the Village Church on-line or via text.  Details on the church website. 

Essentials of the Faith for this week.  QUESTION: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?  ANSWER:  That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need for a Savior.  The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.  SCRIPTURE:  “For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”  Romans 3:20

This Sunday:  What to look for in a spiritual leader (pastor/elder).  Hope to see you Sunday.  Bring a friend with you.  The corporate worship of God's people is a powerful witness to his glory and love.