Running for Victory 5K – Sunday, August 9, 2015

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Running for Victory 5K – Sunday, August 9, 2015

Please join your community in supporting the 3rd Annual Running for Victory is a 5K fun run/walk to be held at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, MN on August 9, 2015. The race is supported by Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Our goal is to raise money for our charity partner, Educate Tanzania, Inc. (ETI). Educate Tanzania partners with the most effective organizations in the world to bring education to Tanzania, specifically around agri-business and sustainable farming. Their first project is to build KARUCO – Karagwe University College. Check out more at EducateTanzania.org.

The mission of Running for Victory is to support charities, locally and beyond, by bringing together our community in a healthy and fun activity. A free Kid’s 1K run will also be held to help motivate the next generation of active community members!

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration to sponsor our race and such an amazing local charity with a global reach! If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact admin@victorylcms.org.

In the previous two years, Running for Victory and it’s participants have donated over $4000 to charities supporting local and global initiatives. Mission Balls, 363 Days, Lutheran Malaria Initiative and PROP have all benefited from this event! Please consider being a part of all this goodness!

You can click here and register for the race through a safe and secure online vendor. Please note that creating or logging into a profile is not required to complete your registration.

Victory Vitamin Blog – John 6:35

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” 

-John 6:35 NIV

 

I wish I could eat for pleasure and not out of necessity.  Every few hours, I hear the growls again.  Jesus makes a bold statement when He says, “come to me and you’ll never be hungry or thirsty again.”  Jesus however, is not talking about food.  He’s talking about permanent contentment and satisfaction.  If we look for contentment and satisfaction in earthly things, we’ll always be wanting more.  On earth, everything falls apart.  We need replacements, we need more.  Jesus is enough.  Jesus is enough because He gives forgiveness and eternal life.  He ensures that our eternity is secure with Him in heaven.  When we place our trust in Jesus we don’t need more because Jesus is enough.  Faith in Jesus puts all our earthly shortages in their proper perspective, but this requires faith.  Faith that God gives freely by His grace.  The apostle Paul was in prison for his faith when he wrote, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:11-13 NIV)  Fix your eyes on Jesus in all things and you will have enough.  Jesus in enough.

Sunday Sneak Peek for August 2, 2015 – John 6:35

Enough (2)- 8/2/15Sunday Sneak Peek for August 2, 2015 – John 6:35

God is eager and able to provide for our physical needs, and protect us from bodily harm, but there are things more important than bodily health.  Today we’re reminded that only when we have Jesus can we truly have enough. Learn more about John 6:35 NIV this Sunday, August 2, 2015  at Victory Lutheran Church.