Victory’s COVID – 19 Plan

Victory’s COVID – 19 Plan

Update: May 21, 2020

In response to the recent announcement by the Minnesota South District of the LCMS, other Lutheran denominations, and the Minnesota Catholic Conference,

https://www.becketlaw.org/case/minnesota-churches/

Victory Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie is not planning to resume worship at our physical facility at this time.


March 17, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of Victory,

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” -Psalm 46:10 NIV

With faith and confidence in our Almighty God, the Victory Board of Directors met and has decided on a plan for worship and other activities at Victory.

Worship is the central activity of the church. It is critical for us to gather together to receive what God offers through His Word and the Lord’s Supper. God’s Word also directs us saying, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” -Galatians 6:10 NIV Unprecedented action is being taken in our nation to slow the spread of the COVID -19 virus. As a church whose identity revolves around community and being together, we find ourselves at a challenging juncture. In an attempt to balance the importance of corporate worship and our care for each other we will be live streaming our Wednesday evening Lent services and our Sunday morning worship services on Facebook. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. on Sunday go to the Victory Lutheran Church Facebook page to watch a simulcast of an abbreviated service. Though we will not be worshiping together physically, we are still the body of Christ.

I am still working to keep you connected to and comforted by God’s Word via social media. Our office Administrator, Jennifer is coordinating online resources including worship folders for the live-streamed services and children’s bulletins.  These will be emailed and also available on the Victory website.  www.victorylcms.org. Our Board of Directors is dealing with issues as they arise on this ever changing landscape.  We’re praying for you, please pray for us!”

Pastoral care will continue. In other words, if you need something, please contact the church office, or me directly. Jennifer and I will also generally be keeping our regular office hours.

A few important things to keep in mind:

Victory’s financial obligations continue. Please mail your regular offerings to Victory or contact Pam Bandy on how to set up direct deposit. PamBandy@edinarealty.com You can also download the Venmo app and search @victory-Lutheran to give your regular offerings that way.
Sunday School will not meet until further notice.
We will forego the remaining Lent suppers.
We will not be serving refreshments after worship until further notice.
Greeters, readers, ushers, worship assistants and acolytes need not report for duty on Sundays or Wednesdays until further notice.

I encourage you to read your Bible to receive strength and hope from God’s Word. Pray for wisdom for our leaders, protection for first responders and medical staff and a quick resolution to this issue here in our nation and around the world.
In order to maintain some sense of community, I encourage you to reach out to fellow members of Victory on Social media to be… well… “social”. Text, call, write a letter. Continue to communicate with each other.

If you have further questions, email or call. I am here for you and will be there for you wherever you are if needed.

Pastor’s mobile number: 612-616-0313
revbprigge@victorylcms.org

Jennifer’s info:
Church number: 952-934-0956
admin@victorylcms.org

Love and peace in Jesus,
Pastor Prigge

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for – August 9, 2020

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for – August 9, 2020

It can be helpful now and then to be reminded just how little we know.  Some say, “We don’t even know what we don’t know.”  God reminds Job just how little Job knows in the first lesson for today.  It’s humbling but necessary to acknowledge that we know little and God knows all. Find out more this Sunday, August 9 at 9 a.m. in person Worship or online at Facebook Live.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Job 38

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.”

Job 38:4 NIV

This question is addressed to Job, from God.  Why would God ask such a thing?  Job had suffered greatly and God had clearly allowed it to happen.  Job was frustrated with God and implied that God had acted wrongly.  God wanted to show that Job wasn’t really as knowledgeable as he thought he was.  Job wasn’t there at creation.  Job had no knowledge of how God formed the universe and made the earth habitable for His creatures.  The whole point of this question was to remind Job how limited he was in his knowledge.  The whole point of this question is also to remind us how limited we are in our knowledge.  God is trying to squash arrogance and presumptuousness in us.  God is NOT trying to discourage our quest for knowledge or hinder our journey to understand the amazing creation He has given us.  There are times when God will act in ways that perplex us.  That doesn’t mean God is wrong.  God knows all things, we only know some things.  God sees how all things work together, most of the time we only see the individual events.  Don’t accuse God of wrongdoing, just re-read the question above and understand your limited knowledge of His ways.  Oddly, though we are at times arrogant toward God, God humbled Himself for us to the point of dying on a cross to pay the price for our sins.  So while you may not understand everything God does, you can know that God is love.  Jesus proved that by His death and resurrection.