American Red Cross Blood Drive – Victory Lutheran Church – Sept 17, 2018- 1-7 PM

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Victory Lutheran Church – Sept 17, 2018 – 1-7 PM

We will be hosting a American Red Cross Blood Drive here at Victory Lutheran Church on Monday, Sept 17, 2018 at 1-7 PM. You can sign up to donate by clicking here. Or you can sign up on the signup sheet on the back table in the church sanctuary. We will also need volunteers to help register the people donating and hand out juice and snacks to them as well. You can click here to volunteer to help.

The American Red Cross has changed the name of the double red cell donation to power red donation to find out more about this process click here.

There an option called RapidPass that speeds up the donation screening process.  You can complete the donor questions from home or work, wherever you choose click here to check find out more.

 

6th Annual Running for Victory 5K/1K Fun Run – Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 8:30 AM – Worship Service 10 AM

6th Annual Running for Victory 5K/1K Fun Run – Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 8:30 AM

New this year a Virtual Participation option, for those who can’t run in person. Sign up for the race and select off-site participation. You will get your shirt mailed to you, and you can do your own self-supported 5K wherever you may be on 8/5/2018! VLC and our charity partner, ETI, have a global reach and we know how important it is for everyone to get to participate whether near or far.

Please join your community in support of the 6th Annual Running for Victory, a 5K fun run/walk and Children’s 1K fun run to be held at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, MN on August 5, 2018 at 8:30am. A worship service will follow the race at 10:00 am. 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 was to help build KARUCO – Karagwe University College, which was officially dedicated in October 2017!! Truly a miraculous event! In an effort to continue to support the people of Tanzania, ETI’s new strategic focus on building Rural Opportunity Centers (ROCs) so students can continue to learn and be connected in their rural home communities. Learn more at EducateTanzania.org. Last year, our participants and sponsors presented ETI with a check for $2400!! To learn more about this great organization’s partnership providing sustainable food, water, education and health to one of the neediest areas of the world, visit www.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.

You can register through the mail or in person by Click here and printing and filling out the form. All forms can be returned to Victory Lutheran Church at 16200 Berger Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55347, Attn: Becky McCathie. You can also register and pay online by clicking here.  For questions please contact Jennifer in the office at 952-934-0956 or at admin@victorylcms.org.

How can you make a tax-deductible contribution to support Running for Victory 5K? Consider making a one-time donation of $200 by July 1, 2018. This donation will get you TWO complimentary entries to the race ($50 value), and your name on the race t-shirt! Plus, the whole donation is tax deductible!! Race fees for individuals are not tax deductible, regardless of non-profit status. We need YOU to contribute, and thank you for considering to do so in this way!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 22, 2018 – Mark 6:34

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 22, 2018 – Mark 6:34

The Bible regularly uses the relationship between shepherd and sheep to illustrate God’s relationship with His people.  In many ways we are like sheep, who need care, guidance, and protection.  We rejoice that we have a loving, powerful Shepherd in Jesus! Find out more about Mark 6:34 NIV this Sunday, July 22nd here at Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Worship time is 9 AM.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Mark 6:34

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.”

-Mark 6:34 NIV

 

 

Three observations about this verse.  First, Jesus had compassion on these people.  Jesus is compassionate.  He cares about you the same way he cared about that large crowd of people that day.  Take comfort in the fact that the Lord has compassion on you and follows that compassion up with action.  Second.  People without Christ in their lives are like sheep without a shepherd.  Sheep cannot protect themselves.  They are among the most vulnerable animals on the planet.  With their limited natural defenses, sheep are easy prey.  Spiritually, humans are at a disadvantage and easy prey for the devil.  We will benefit greatly from the guidance and protection of a shepherd.  A Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep so that they could be delivered from the ultimate danger of hell.  Finally, When Jesus saw these people and had compassion on them, He taught them.  Jesus assessed the situation and concluded that what these harassed and helpless people needed was some good teaching.  That may seem odd, but Jesus taught those people with the wisdom of God.  We have access to that same wisdom and power in the Bible.  God’s Word and wisdom is what we need to guide and protect us through this dangerous world.   Read a chapter today and get to know the voice of your shepherd a little better.

Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, August 2, 2018

Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, August 2, 2018

Invite a friend on Thursday, August 2, 2018 to this monthly fellowship gathering. The event starts at 5:30 PM at Tavern 4&5 in Eden Prairie. We will meet the first Thursday of the month. You are strongly encouraged to invite friends, coworkers, etc. so you can get to know the people of Victory.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 15, 2018 – Amos 7:12

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for July 15, 2018 – Amos 7:12

Our society tends to believe that truth is relative.  Those who believe that there is absolute Truth are viewed as insensitive bullies.  As Christians who believe the Word of God to be absolute Truth, it’s important to remember that the Truth hurts! Learn more Sunday, July 15th here at Victory Lutheran Church at 9 AM Worship.