Song lyrics. Stats. Things other people did to us. We remember a lot of things. Sometimes we just go on auto-pilot because we know how to do something or how to get somewhere.
Growing up, we had this assignment in Confirmation class called memory work. Our students still have it today. I remember giving the Christmas assignment to a Confirmation class years ago: learn Luke 2:1-20 … 20 verses. One of the students, who was bright but lazy, balked at the assignment. He went home and told his mom about the assignment. You know what she did? She recited Luke 2:1-20 from memory from her Confirmation days.
I want to encourage you to Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Colossians 3:16). And one of the ways to do that is to memorize God’s Word. I’m sure it will come in handy and bolster you in good days and bad, because God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
I invite you to worship this Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am in person or online.
Stay warm and blessed!
CURRENT SERIES – LIVING FORWARD
ICYMI – Last week, Pastor Bill continued the Living Forward series with a message about serving others. In a world where people are treated as commodities or as opponents, we will dignify all people as image bearers of God. Click here to view and read last Sunday’s message.
Coming Up This Sunday – This Sunday, we welcome Pastor Bob Johannes, a new member of the Victory community, who will share a message about representing Christ. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at church or online.
2018 Giving Statements – 2018 was a year full of joy and blessings at Victory of the Lamb. We recognize that your generosity is one of the biggest blessings we have. We thank God for all his blessings, which enable us to bless others. You can access your 2018 year-end Giving Statement by clicking here. (You will be prompted to log into MyVOTL.) When you click this link, a list of your contributions will appear on the screen. You can view your giving statement by clicking the “Giving Statement” button in the upper right corner. For questions regarding your giving statement, please contact Jim. If you need assistance with logging in to MyVOTL or if you would like your giving statement printed, please contact Sammi (office manager).
Small Groups Launching Soon! – We’re excited to announce that we have 10 new leaders trained and excited to launch new small groups! On February 24, we will launch these new groups and relaunch ongoing groups to help you get connected and grow in your faith at Victory. Stay tuned for more information.
Foundations Courses Starting Soon – Foundations is an opportunity for those who are new to Victory to learn the basic teachings of the Bible in an interactive, small-group format. Your next opportunity to get involved in Foundations is coming up in a 2-day format on Saturday, Feb. 9 and 16 from 8:30am-12:00pm each day. Click here to register for the course.
Happy Hands and Heads – Scott and Kerry Nelson, members of our Victory community, are sponsoring “Happy Hand and Heads”, a hat and mitten drive for children ages 5-12. From now through the end of February, please bring new hats and mittens to church. Please place them in the donation box in the Welcome area. Scott and Kerry will donate these items to local schools to give to children in need of winter clothing items. For more information, go to the Happy Hands and Heads card, or contact Scott and Kerry.
Coast Guard Door Offering – Last weekend, we collected a door offering to support members of the Coast Guard, who are currently working without pay due to the government shut-down. Because of your generosity, we collected over $450 which will go to support these hard-working people who keep our waters safe. Thank you!