Victory News – January 24, 2020

Victory News – January 24, 2020


Hi Friends,

Last Saturday, when we got in our car to go out, I knew a blinker light burned out by the rapid speed of the blinker light signal on the console.

Now I don’t work for NAPA or Autozone, but I have replaced a few blinker lights along the way and . . . there is Youtube, after all. So I Youtubed it. The video showed that, to replace the blinker light, I need to take the wheel shield covering off. Then I needed to take off another protective apron. And that’s when I stopped watching. I called and made an appointment with the mechanic.

I don’t know all the mechanic had to do to replace the bulb. But I do know he cut his arm replacing the light and had to take a tire off. I thought out loud, Who was the “wise” engineer who made this car this way? And furthermore, who is the “wise” person who gave the okay for the car to be made this way? The mechanic agreed.

This Sunday we are going to be continuing the Seeing 2020 series. We’ll discover that, unlike some things we do like replacing blinker lights, it’s refreshing and easy for us to access wisdom of God.

I hope to see you in person or online this weekend at 9:00 or 10:30am.

Sharing Christ’s victory,

Pastor Bill


ICYMI – Last Sunday, Pastor Ben shared a message about having a community of wisdom surrounding you. Although true wisdom comes from God and his Word, it takes a community of believers to discover and apply it. Click here to read or watch last Sunday’s message.

Coming Up This Sunday – This weekend, Pastor Bill will share a message about Jesus being the embodiment of wisdom. Paul calls Jesus “the wisdom of God.” God’s greatest revelation of wisdom is in the Gospel. 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.


This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Genesis 19-34. Supporting videos from The Bible Project included Literary Styles in the Bible and Plot in Biblical Narrative. Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.

Safety at Church – Last week, worshipers at a local church had their cars and valuables stolen while in church. So, we wanted to remind you to consider safety of your property while at church. We encourage you to remove your valuables and lock your vehicles when you come in for worship or events at church. Also, please keep valuables (such as purses, wallets, and car keys) with you at all times. While we are blessed to have a talented Safety Team who keeps an eye on the building and lot during services, we can help them out by protecting ourselves from theft.

2019 Giving Statements – You can now download your 2019 Giving Statements by clicking here. (NOTE: you will be prompted to log into MyVOTL.) When you click this link, a list of your contributions will appear on the screen. To access and print your report…
1) Click on the “Giving Statement” button in the upper right corner.
2) Under “type”, choose if you’d like a giving statement just for yourself or for your whole family.
3) Under “Quick Date Range”, select “last year” for your date range.
4) Under “Tax Deductible”, choose “deductible only”.
5) Click Run Report.
Any questions on your report or need help? Email Laura, our financial manager, for assistance.


Quest Teen & Parent Meeting: Register NOW – If you are a parent of or a teen in grades 6-12, you are invited to join the Quest leaders on Sunday, January 26 at 11:45am (immediately after 2nd service) in the multipurpose room at the Ministry Center. Help Quest become what you want it to be by providing your thoughts and feedback on our teen ministry program. Taco lunch will be provided.  Please click here to RSVP by TODAY.

Financial Peace University – Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind. These courses start February 9; Victory will cover the course fees but registration is required. For more information and to register by January 31, go to votl.life/financial-peace.

Biblical Storyline Lecture Series – Next Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30pm, we’ll host the first lecture in the Biblical Storyline series. This month’s topic is “What’s With All These Laws?” and will be led by Pastor Bob Johannes. If you can’t join us in person, you can watch the lecture via livestream. We’ll also have a video summary of the lecture available soon! Learn more at votl.life/bible.