Click here to find the Sunday, March 29 bulletin for 9 a.m. Worship. To be able to follow along with Facebook Live.
Join us for a Facebook Live Worship on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 9 a.m. You can find the bulletin to follow along by clicking here.
Victory’s COVID – 19 Plan
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
Church number: 952-934-0956
Love and peace in Jesus,
Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Social – Wed., Nov., 27 – 7 PM
Thanksgiving is obviously a time to give thanks, but it seems we only give thanks for the things we enjoy. God’s Word encourages us to pray, and be thankful for even those things which might annoy and frustrate us. In other words, we are to be thankful even for things we don’t like.
Join us for Thanksgiving Eve Worship at 7 PM on Wednesday, November 27. After Worship we are hosting a pie social stay and enjoy some pie.
Good Friday – One Tragic Death – Luke 23:39-43 – April 19, 2019 – 7 PM
Tenebrae is a Latin word which means, “shadows.” The distinctive feature of the Tenebrae service is the gradual darkening of the sanctuary. The service is symbolic of the apparent victory of the powers of darkness over Jesus at his death, but of their actual defeat by Him who is the Light of the World. The first part of the service recounts the events leading up to the death of Jesus as recorded by the Gospel writer, John. Part two reviews the seven last words of Jesus from the cross.