Running for Victory 5K in Eden Prairie, MN – Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM

Running for Victory 5K in Eden Prairie, MN – Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 8:30 AM

Please join your community in support of the 5th Annual Running for Victory,  a 5K fun run/walk to be held at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, MN on August 6, 2017 at 8:30 am. A worship service will follow the race at 10:00 am along with a free lunch at 11:00 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 is to build KARUCO – Karagwe University College. Check out more at EducateTanzania.org. Last year, our participants and sponsors presented ETI with a check for $3200!! To learn more about this great organization providing 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.

In the previous three years, Running for Victory and it’s participants have donated over $7000 to charities supporting local and global initiatives. ETI, 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 register through the mail or in person by clicking 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 $250 by July 1, 2017. 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. Remember that 100% of dollars leftover from supporting the race will go directly to our partner, Educate Tanzania. We need YOU to contribute, and thank you for considering to do so in this way!

LifeTouch Directory Pictures – Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, 24th

You can now schedule your photography session through LifeTouch by clicking here, you can pick your date and time. If you want help scheduling your time and date please let Jennifer know and she can help you. More info will soon be handed out and posted. Our dates are Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th. It is to your benefit to sign up as soon as possible to ensure the time and date you prefer.

We also need help with hosts for this event there is a signup sheet on the back kiosk in the sanctuary or you can signup online by clicking here. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Victory Vitamin Blog – Matthew 10:29-31

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Matthew 10:29-31 NIV

 

It’s easy to think that God is unconcerned, preoccupied with bigger things, or just generally not mindful of our everyday struggles.  Jesus’ words above should put such foolish notions to rest.  There is nothing remarkable about Sparrows.  Their appearance and song are bland.  They reproduce in high numbers.  And yet, God is mindful of a single sparrow.  He knows where they fly, He knows when they die.  There is nothing in God’s creation that is beyond His concern and control.  God’s eye is on the sparrow, and His eye is on you.  He knows how you feel, and what you need.  Which is why He proved His love and concern by becoming human to pay the price for our sinful rebellion against Him.  When Jesus died, your slate of sins was wiped clean.  Through faith in Jesus, death no longer has the final say.  You will live, after you die, in the perfection of heaven.  Life can be hard.  But don’t be afraid; you are worth more than the half cent sparrow.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 25, 2017 – Matthew 10:29

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 25, 2017 – Matthew 10:29

There are times when I think God is distracted.  He must be busy doing other things and forgets that I have problems.  Today’s Gospel reminds me how wrong I am.  God is with us, watching over us, and caring for us. Learn more about Matthew 10:29 NIV this Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Romans 5:11

“we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” 

-Romans 5:11 NIV

 

There’s a TV commercial that portrays a man in a bank in a security guard outfit.  When the bank is robbed, he tells the customers, “I’m not a security guard.  I’m a security monitor.  I only notify people when there’s a robbery.  There’s a robbery.”  What’s the point in monitoring a problem if you aren’t going to fix it?  Thankfully we have a God who doesn’t just monitor, He fixes.  It’s one thing to have an auditor come in and point out financial discrepancies in your books.  It would be highly unusual to have the auditor take money out of their own pocket to make the books right.  That’s what God has done for you and me.  Our sin was the problem.  God pointed out the problem.  God fixed the problem.  The wages of sin is death.  We owed that debt to God.  God became human in Jesus to reconcile the books.  Jesus paid the price of death so that we could live forever.  Balance paid in full by Jesus.  We are reconciled to God through Him.  God loves you, God forgives you. Let that thought bounce around in your head for a while.  I hope it makes you smile!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 18, 2017 – Romans 5:11

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for June 18, 2017 – Romans 5:11

Honesty reveals that every day we sin with our minds, our mouths, and our bodies.  Sin separates us from God, but the death of Jesus heals that broken relationship.  We are reconciled with God through Jesus! Learn more about Romans 5:11 NIV this Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Victory Lutheran Church.