As a teenager was getting ready to leave for prom, his father and mother stopped and prayed with him. The father prayed that his Son would enjoy the evening, that the time spent with others would be a blessing to him and to them. As the limo pulled up, his father said, “Son, don’t forget whose son you are.”
In our baptisms, God poured out his grace on us and adopted us into his family. We are his children… what a blessing! See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God (1 John 3:1). And that is what we are.
God has designed the family a certain way on purpose. As we continue our series Called this weekend, we will look at God’s calling for children. I’m excited for this time in God’s Word because no matter how old we are, we are God’s children and God has a message for us.
Reaching today’s people with Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – CALLED
ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Ben continued the series by diving into what God’s word says about the calling of being a spouse. God calls husbands and wives to love and respect one another. This is so that they can have a fruitful marriage, but more importantly so that they might show the world the marriage between Christ and his Church. . You can click here to read and watch this message.
Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Bill continues the series with a message about the calling of children. God calls children to obey their parents, promising blessing with this command. Join us for worship on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am at the Ministry Center, on our live stream site, or our YouTube channel.
Tuition Assistance – Every year, Victory provides tuition assistance to families who send their children to area Lutheran Elementary Schools. You can also donate to the Tuition Assistance fund by designating “Tuition Assistance” for the fund via our online giving platform. To find more about the program and how monies are awarded, please see the Tuition Assistance Guidelines. To apply for the program, please complete the Application for Tuition Assistance. The deadline for applications for the 2021-2022 school year is June 30.
Amazon Smile – Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Victory of the Lamb Exploratory” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
Leadership Team Nominations – Leadership Team member Kevin Rasmussen will be stepping down from his role on Victory’s Leadership Team. We thank Kevin for his service to Victory! To fill this vacancy on the Leadership Team, we are now accepting nominations of men in our congregation. To nominate someone for this role, please email the Leadership Team by June 10.
COVID Policy Updates – Next week, Victory will announce changes to our COVID procedures, which will take effect on June 1. Please watch social media and your email for information about these changes. In the meantime, for our worship services on May 24 and 31, as well as any other events at the Ministry Center during the next few weeks, we ask all participants to continue to wear masks unless seated for worship or meetings. We look forward to moving forward together and continuing to celebrate our unity in Christ.