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Victory News – December 6, 2019

Victory News – December 6, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,

Are you one of the many people who struggles during the holidays? I know someone who can’t stand to see the Christmas lights out at night. It magnifies her grief to see lights when she feels like she is in the dark.

If you or someone you know really struggles to find hope and peace during the holiday season, I encourage you to come to worship this Sunday. We are going to explore the book of Lamentations. In this book, God’s people learn to process their past grief and trauma, so that they can be fully alive in the present.

Here’s a sneak peek into the secret of their success: They came to see that God was present in their past trauma. They believe that he was holding back the full force of evil, even if they couldn’t see it. If God was present in the past, then they could believe that he was with them in the present struggles.

If we can believe that God was present in our past struggles, then we can be fully alive in the present. And if you can be fully alive in the present, then this will be the most wonderful time of the year.

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am in person or online.

Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,

Pastor Ben

CURRENT SERIES – HOPE

ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Bill kicked off our new series, Hope. Sometimes in a season of waiting in life, we feel forgotten. We feel as if God lost our address and does not even know where we are. However, we must remind ourselves that hope is coming. Click here to read or watch last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Ben continues the series with a message about how hope changes us. There are many circumstances that attempt to rob us of our hope: what we see, how we feel, the voices of other people. However, God has called us to remain resilient in hope. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online. You can also check out the Spotify playlist for the series here.

VICTORY NEWS

Financial Update : Quarter 1 – Please click here to view the Q1 Financial Update for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year at Victory. Please contact the Leadership Team with any questions about this update.

Love Thy Neighbor – Victory is proud to support Love Thy Neighbor, a local organization which supports and educates seniors. We’re hosting three upcoming workshops for this organization. In the first workshop, coming up this Thursday, December 12 from 1:00-2:30pm, the group will present information on avoiding becoming a victim of scams. For more information on this organization, go to lovethyneighborfoundation.org.

Christmas at Victory – Hope is coming… and his name is Jesus. You are invited to Christmas at Victory, happening on Christmas Eve at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00pm. We encourage you to invite your friends and family by sharing the event on Facebook, reposting on Instagram, and retweeting on Twitter. Invite cards are available at church for you to personally invite people as well. Go to christmas.victoryofthelamb.com for more details about the services. We look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus with you!

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Jingle Jam! is TONIGHT – Bring your friends and family together for Jingle Jam!, happening tonight from 6:00-8:00pm. Get pictures taken with your family, enjoy an engaging program with music and fun, and grab a cookie and cocoa before you leave. See you there!

Friends of Jesus Toy Drive: Collection Ends Sunday – If you plan to donate a gift for the Friends of Jesus Toy Drive, please make sure to bring these to Jingle Jam! on Friday or to church on Sunday. This is the last week we will be collecting gifts for this organization. Thank you for your generosity!

Operation Jesus Cares 2019 – Victory of the Lamb will partner with Christ/St. Peter School again this year for Operation Jesus Cares on Wednesday, December 18. We’ll work with the school to prepare and deliver care packages to the neighborhood around the school. You can donate to the event now by clicking here and designating “Operation Jesus Cares” for your donation. You can also click here to volunteer at the event.