Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015 – Schedule

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Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015 – Schedule

9 AM: Easter Worship

10 AM: Easter Breakfast

10:45 AM: Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

11:15 AM: Easter Worship

Click here to sign up to let us know if you are attending the breakfast. A second sign up is attached to indicate if you are able to bring food to share. There are labels on each sign up sheet towards the bottom of the pages. You can also sign up here at Victory Lutheran Church on the sign up sheet on the back kiosk near the church office. For questions or comments please contact us at admin@victorylcms.org or at 952-934-0956.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for March 29, 2015 – John 12:15

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for March 29, 2015 – John 12:15

This Sunday we commemorate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  It is a day of mixed emotions as Jesus is cheered by the people even as He is going to Jerusalem to be crucified.  What happened that day is a reminder that God keeps His promises in all things!  Learn more about the book of John 12:15 NIV this Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Victory Lutheran Church.

 

Victory Vitamin Blog – Zechariah 9:9

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!  See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

- Zechariah 9:9 

What a strange thing to do.  I can think of far cooler ways to make an entrance, but this wasn’t about appearances.  This was about fulfilling prophecy!  God had promised through the prophet Zechariah (9:9) that one bringing salvation would ride on a donkey.  So that’s what Jesus did.  On Palm Sunday he rode on a donkey.  God promised it and Jesus fulfilled it.  It may seem like a detail, but if God is faithful in keeping promises like this one, we can be assured that He will keep His much bigger promises to us.  He promises to work for good in all things, (Romans 8:28) and He keeps that promise.  He promises to forgive our sins and remember them no more, (Jeremiah 31:34) and He keeps that promise.  He promises that His grace is enough to see us through any earthly hardship, (2 Corinthians 12:9) and He keeps that promise.  Best of all, God promises that whoever believes in Jesus will be saved, (John 3:16) and He keeps that promise.  This coming week is Holy Week and we’ll review the events of the week leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus.  If you’re nearby, please consider worshiping at Victory this Holy Week to rejoice in the promises God keeps to you!  Wherever you are, find a church where you can hear what Jesus has done for you and rejoice in the promises God keeps to you!  Christ has died, Christ is risen and because God has been faithful in keeping those promises, we can be certain that one final promise will also be kept.  Christ will come again.

Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Victory Happy Hour – Tavern 4&5 – Thursday, April 16, 2015

Invite a friend on Thursday, April 16, 2015 to this monthly fellowship gathering. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Tavern 4&5 in Eden Prairie.  We will meet every Third Thursday of the month.  You are strongly encouraged to invite friends, coworkers, etc. so they can get to know the people of Victory as well.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Genesis 14:18-20

“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.   And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.”  Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.”

- Genesis 14:18-20

Melchizedek?  I know, right?  Not one of the more well-known names in the Bible.  Oddly enough, Hebrews 5 tells us the Jesus is “a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek”.  What does that mean?  In a nutshell, it means that Jesus is superior to any of the priests that served before Him in the Bible.  Jesus is eternal and serves forever.  Jesus is sinless and needs to offer no sacrifices for Himself.  As is mentioned above Jesus, Like Melchizedek, blesses us. The greatest blessing being the forgiveness He earned for us when He served as both priest and sacrifice by offering His perfect life on the cross.  The name “Melchizedek” means “King of Righteousness”; Jesus certainly is.  Melchizedek was King of Salem.  Salem is a form of the Hebrew word for peace.  Jesus certainly is our King of Peace.  Finally, just as Melchizedek offered bread and wine to Abram, so Jesus offers us His body and blood in the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper for the forgiveness of our sins.  In the Old Testament, priests were intercessors between the people and God.  Jesus still intercedes for us and our heavenly Father listens and responds when His perfect Son speaks.