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February 25, 2024
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Volunteer Fair
Today between and after services | Columbia Rooms
Come be part of what God is doing at Village! Discover ways to use your gifts, talents, and skills in various ministries. Opportunities include Medical Clinic, ESOL, Red Cross, Pastoral Care, Nursery, Kids, Worship, Office Admin, Sunday Hosting Team, and more exciting ways to get involved with our community!
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“To My Family With Love” Booklets
Thank you to the 100 or so people who picked up your copy of the booklet last Sunday. Some people are finding them helpful not only for their parents and close relatives, but for themselves as well! We have ordered another 100 booklets. When they arrive, we will again make them available in the Worship Center Lobby and will let you know.
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Minor Prophets study
Every Sunday, 9:30-10:15am | Willamette Rooms
You are invited to an invigorating study of the Minor Prophets each Sunday morning. If you love in-depth studies of the Word of God with maps and context, you will love this gathering. Village adults may join at any time as we will study a different minor prophet each week. This week, we will study the book of Hosea.
Village Young Families Winter Picnic
March 3, 12:15-2pm | Gym
You are invited to a winter picnic specifically for Village young families! Bring your kids and join us right after the Sanctuary Service for lunch, games, and great fellowship. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other families, hang out, and let your kids have fun together. You can also learn more about DNA Groups and other ways to get connected at Village at this event.
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Engineers Wanted
It’s time to test and change out all our sanctuary ceiling lights. Do you have an interest in industrial lights, mapping, and lifts? Do you care about the spaces we worship in? We want you! If you are interested in this one-time project, email Pastor Ananda Bossois Moura.
Ignite Women’s Conference
March 9, 8am-4:15pm | Village Church
Women, save the date! We are pleased to host this conference and invite you to join us for a day of spirit-filled worship, bible insights, prayer, and twenty inspiring and empowering breakout sessions. Registration is required and is now open on their website. Student and group discounts are available.
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Easter Vocal Ensemble: We Want You!
Did you participate in last Christmas Eve’s vocal ensemble? Or are you a music enthusiast with singing experience? The Worship Ministry team warmly invitates you to join us in leading our church community in worship on Easter Sunday. Commit to practicing with us throughout March to then participate in the vocal ensemble in Easter services.
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In Loving Memory
March 3, 3-5pm
Villager Sue Anderson went to be with the Lord February 22. A service will be Sunday, March 3, from 3-5pm at the Highlands Club House where Sue lived near King City. Friends are invited to join family and a few neighbors as they hold a Celebration of Life.
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New to Village?
Welcome! We are so glad you're here experiencing our missional, multicultural community. Please consider stopping by the info counter or coming to the front of the stage during Sanctuary Greeting Time for your welcome gift and to meet some of our pastoral staff.

Our 8:15am Chapel Service is designed to be accessible to those who seek to know more about God and church as well as those who are long-time believers. The more intimate worship space and service rest on the timeless traditions of the global church as well as leaves open room for simplicity and creativity in our multicultural worship response. We sit at tables to worship in community and take communion weekly together as the body of Christ.

In our 10:30am Sanctuary Service, we engage with a diversity of cultures and languages as we worship and study the Word of our Diverse God together. You are welcome to make a joyful noise and join us in singing in a language other than your own! Our preaching team is made up of different cultural and language backgrounds, so we are blessed with Sundays when the preaching is in a different language than English, with live translation. Our non-native English-speaking church members do this weekly, so the larger church sharing this experience is important to to being a missional, multicultural community in Christ. 한국어 통역이 있습니다 y traducción en español. Nursery care for ages 0-3, Kids programming for ages Pre-K to 5th Grade, and Youth programming for 6th-12th Grade are also available during this service.

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Sermon Summary
Pastor Mauricio Rivas, Luke 10:25-37, “Parable of the Good Samaritan”

The passage in Luke begins, when a teacher of the law, asked Jesus a question so as to test Jesus.”Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life.” Jesus answered the question with a question. “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” The teacher of the law responded,

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) The teacher of the law wanted to justify himself so he asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” 

We have 4 characters in this parable:the teacher of the law (sometimes referred to as the lawyer, the priest, the levite, the Samaritan.

Jesus tells a story about a man who was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers and left him half dead. Then came the priest who when he saw the man, he passed by the other side. A Levite came along and when he saw the man, he also went to the other side of the road. Both men were religious leaders. 

The third was the Samaritan. The Samaritans were often not treated well among Jews. They are the outsiders. The expected response in this story is that the priest and the Levite were to help the wounded man(a Jew). The Samaritan has the right to keep on walking. But he did not. He showed compassion. 

 

The Samaritan did three things: he came near, he saw him and he showed mercy. Unlike the other two, he came near. He was willing to put himself in the same space as the wounded and beaten man. It is by being close to him that he saw the man and he was filled with compassion.

Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan in response to the lawyer’s question, “What must i do to inherit eternal life?” The lawyer takes pride in his following the law. He does not see how loving God and loving his neighbor is connected. 

The gospel of Jesus is not about good intentions, it is about action. The Good Samaritan came in time to help the wounded man who is in pain and suffering.

Jesus is our Good Samaritan. He did not have to suffer the cross, but he saw our sinful situation and he felt our pain. He comforts us in our troubles. It is in our brokenness that he came to us.

Jesus Christ, is the father of all compassion, “who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) 

Discussion Questions

1) Which characters in the passage can you identify with? The teacher of the law, the priest, the levite, the Samaritan? Why?

2) Who is my neighbor? Or the question could be to whom can I be a good neighbor?

3) What does it look like to be a neighbor today?

4) What kind of a world is Jesus asking us to live? What barriers do we see that prevents us from showing compassion?

5) How can we pray for each other, our families, DNA group, Village, the world?

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