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Victory News – May 28, 2021

Victory News – May 28, 2021

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PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Hi Friends,

The famous psychologist Victor Frankl used to say, “A person who has a WHY to live for can endure any HOW.” What he meant is that we are purpose-driven creatures. We need to believe that what we do matters or we will eventually give up. Do you always find meaning and purpose in the work that you do? Or do you sometimes find yourself wondering, Does what I do really matter? 

One way to find purpose in your work is to remember that you are a part of a larger story. You are not just working a job for your boss. You are serving the humans God made as His representatives. You are not just selling a product for your company; you are offering a service in the name of Jesus. You are not just teaching children to read; you are caring for God’s precious progeny. Your work always has meaning because God is using it as a part of his grand narrative that finds its climax in the story of Christ.

Hope to see you for worship this 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 – CALLED

ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Bill continued the series with a message about the calling of children. God calls children to obey their parents, promising blessing with this command. You can click here to read and watch this message.

Coming Up This Weekend – Pastor Ben switches gears a bit with a message about God’s call to employees. We can find encouragement when we realize that, ultimately, it is God we work for. 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.  

VICTORY OPPORTUNITIES

Update Your Contact Info – Have you recently moved? Changed email address or phone number? Made other adjustments to your household? Let us know! You can either log into your MyVOTL account and submit changes, or simply click here to fill out a form to share this information with us. Thanks for helping us stay connected with you! (And, don’t worry. Your information is safe with us; we don’t share your contact information with anyone.)

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

VICTORY NEWS

Leadership Team Updates – Please click here to view the May Leadership Team minutes. Additionally, 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 (or with any other questions/concerns), please email the Leadership Team by June 10.

COVID Policy Updates (Effective June 1): Victory’s Leadership Team has decided to make changes to our COVID policies to reflect the adjusted recommendations by local and national health agencies. This weekend’s worship policies will remain unchanged (masks required except while seated for worship). However, as of June 1, masks will be optional, and Victory will be open to full capacity for worship and other gatherings. Questions, comments, or concerns regarding this policy change can be directed to the Leadership Team (leadershipteam@victoryofthelamb.com).