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Victory News – March 19, 2021

Victory News – March 19, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Hi Friends,

This Sunday, we finish our current sermon series called Detox. We were hoping that this sermon series might prepare your hearts for Holy Week (which is the celebration of Jesus entering Jerusalem, dying, and rising from the dead on Easter). This series was based on a letter written by Jesus’ half-brother, James. And out of all the books of the Bible, this one might be one of the hardest ones to read. What James says is easy enough to understand, but it’s hard to practice. He confronts our toxic actions of giving into temptation, practicing favoritism, superficial spirituality, and weaponizing our words.

I would be interested in hearing from you. In what ways are you trying to detox from these toxic practices? What’s “working” for you? How has this helped you prepare for Holy Week? I’d love to hear from you. Just reply to this email and we can keep the conversation going.

Hope to see you for worship this weekend on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can worship at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.  

Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,

Pastor Ben

CURRENT SERIES – DETOX

ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Bill helped us examine the power of our tongues. God’s Word teaches us how powerful our words can be. Instead of speaking everything that comes to mind, Christians are encouraged to “tame our tongues” and listen first. Click here to read or watch this message.

Coming Up This Weekend –  Pastor Ben wraps up the Detox series with a message about wisdom. God teaches us in his Word to use the wisdom of Heaven to humble ourselves and recognize our need for Jesus. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can join in these services at Victory, on our live stream site, or on our YouTube channel.  

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Online Prayer Gatherings – Prepare your heart for Easter during the Lenten season. Join Pastor Bill online via Zoom or on Facebook for Online Prayer Gatherings, on Wednesdays in March at 8:00pm each night. Learn more and jump on here: https://votl.life/prayer.

Invite Someone to Easter at Victory –  We’ll be hosting Easter services on Saturday, April 3 at 5:00pm and on Sunday, April 4 at 9:00 & 10:30am. We encourage you to pray about who you might invite to join you at Victory or online for worship. Go to votl.life/invite to find tools to invite others to Easter at Victory, and to learn about a fun opportunity for you to help Victory invite our community to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

Holy Week Worship – During Holy Week, we’ll be learning who Jesus is and how his victory means you’ve already won. Mark your calendars for Holy Week Worship opportunities at Victory:
– Palm Sunday: March 28 at 9:00 & 10:30am (seating reservations not required)
– Maundy Thursday: April 1 at 6:30pm (click here to reserve seats)
– Good Friday: April 2 at 6:30pm (click here to reserve seats)
– Easter at Victory: April 3 at 5:00pm, April 4 at 9:00 and 10:30am (Reserve your seat for Easter worship & Victory Kids by clicking here.)

VICTORY NEWS

Easter Egg Hunt – The Easter Egg Hunt is TOMORROW! We’re excited to welcome over 70 families from our church and our community to this great event for some safe, family fun. Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and our event coordinator Cassy for their hard work in preparing for this event.

Chair Help Needed – In order to prepare for a carpet cleaning on Monday morning, we’re requesting help after the 10:30am service with moving chairs out of the sanctuary into the lobby. If you can stay for about 15 minutes to help, it would be greatly appreciated! Also, we will be resetting chairs on Monday night at 6:30pm, so if you have about 30 minutes, please come on by the Ministry Center to assist.