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Message’s For You and Online Worship

 

Online Worship “Yes. I Said “All Things!” 3.29.20-Pastor Lerum

Message’s For You


 

Message’s For You

Lent Online Worship “Highest Stakes” 3.25.20 – Pastor Lerum

 

 

 

“Nailed” 03.18.20 Pastor Lerum

DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE  3.21.20

 

Devotional Video 3.21.2020 from Bruce Lerum on Vimeo.

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

The Church Council of Christ the Victor Lutheran Church and I have been praying and discerning our response to the unfolding news of the coronavirus COVID-19. As you well know, in times like this we can respond with panic or fear, or we can rely on God’s love and wisdom, as well as the strength of our faith community. We are choosing the latter, which has prompted us to discern our next steps as a congregation.

We recognize our responsibility to those who are most at risk and vulnerable and seek to contribute to the health and well-being of our congregation and our wider community. Having taken into account recently issued directives from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), as well as recommendations from the President, Governor and others, we will suspend all scheduled activities of Christ the Victor as of now.

For now, we will be cancelling all programming at the church, including but not limited to worship, Club 66, fellowship, choir and praise band rehearsals, and Bible studies. We hope to resume worship together by Easter Sunday, April 12, even if it is outside. We will reassess worship possibilities prior to that time.

Until that time, we will be sharing an abridged form of worship with you that will be available via our web page on Wednesday evenings through Lent and Sunday mornings.

At this time, our Food Bank remains open to serve some of our most vulnerable and at-risk neighbors. We have changed the distribution process so as to essentially limit any contact between clients and food bank volunteers.

The church will remain open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm if you should want to come into the sanctuary to pray and meditate, meet for pastoral care concerns, as well as anything else you may need. Please call ahead of time in case some other pastoral need arises and I have to leave. Holy Communion will also be available at those times if you should choose to receive it.

We encourage you, now more than ever, to continue being generous with your regular offerings and giving, as well as contributions to our capital campaign. You may mail in your offering, drop it off at the church, or GIVE ONLINE. Thank you for your continued generosity!

There are some, especially winter visitors, whose email addresses we do not have. Please circulate this letter to them, as well, so they also may be informed.

Please know that we understand how difficult this is and we do not make this decision lightly. We are still community together, even if we cannot physically be together at present. Please pray for the most vulnerable in our community, for health care providers, our leaders at every level, and for one another in this challenging time.

Grace & Peace,
Pastor Bruce Lerum

“Fit For a King” 03.15.20 Pastor Lerum

Dear Friends in Christ,

The Church Council of Christ the Victor Lutheran Church and I have been praying and discerning our response to the unfolding news of the coronavirus COVID-19. As you well know, in times like this we can respond with panic or fear, or we can rely on God’s love and wisdom, as well as the strength of our faith community. We are choosing the latter, which has prompted us to discern our next steps as a congregation.

 

We recognize our responsibility to those who are most at risk and vulnerable and seek to contribute to the health and well-being of our congregation and our wider community. Having taken into account recently issued directives from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), as well as recommendations from the President, Governor and others, we will suspend all scheduled activities of Christ the Victor as of now.

For now, we will be cancelling all programming at the church, including but not limited to worship, Club 66, fellowship, choir and praise band rehearsals, and Bible studies. We hope to resume worship together by Easter Sunday, April 12, even if it is outside. We will reassess worship possibilities prior to that time.

Until that time, we will be sharing an abridged form of worship with you via our web page at www.ChristTheVictor.net . Those will be available via the web page on Wednesday evenings through Lent and Sunday mornings.

At this time, our food bank remains open to serve some of our most vulnerable and at-risk neighbors. We have changed the distribution process so as to essentially limit any contact between clients and food bank volunteers.

The church will remain open Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm if you should want to come into the sanctuary to pray and meditate, meet for pastoral care concerns, as well as anything else you may need. Please call ahead of time in case some other pastoral need arises and I have to leave. Holy Communion will also be available at those times if you should choose to receive it.

We encourage you, now more than ever, to continue being generous with your regular offerings and giving, as well as contributions to our capital campaign. You may mail in your offering, drop it off at the church, or make use of online giving (Vanco) through our website at https://www.christthevictor.net/give-online  . Thank you for your continued generosity!

There are some, especially winter visitors, whose email addresses we do not have. Please circulate this letter to them, as well, so they also may be informed.

Please know that we understand how difficult this is and we do not make this decision lightly. We are still community together, even if we cannot physically be together at present. Please pray for the most vulnerable in our community, for health care providers, our leaders at every level, and for one another in this challenging time.

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Bruce Lerum

“What Will You Pay” 03-08-20-Pastor Bruce

 

EVENTS THIS WEEK 

CRAFTERS ARE US—Meet Monday, March 9 @ 1pm.

SAN TAN MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME presentation  —March 11 @ 11am at Christ the Victor. Come learn about funeral planning. Your loved ones will thank you and you can save them the trouble.

LENT WORSHIP on Wednesday, March 11 @ 7pm.  This Lent’s emphasis is “The Cross and Peace,” Let us be reminded of Jesus’ passion and sacrifice.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS are served on Wednesdays, March 11th—April 1, at 6:15pm before our Lenten Worship.  Please sign up in the Nook to bring your delicious soup one or more Wednesdays.

CHOIR PRACTICE: Wednesday, March 11 @ 5:00pm.

POT LUCK SUPPER — Please join us after 4pm worship on Mar 14 and bring a dish to share with others.

 

 

EVENTS COMING SOON

COMPASSION SATURDAY/SUNDAY— March 28-29th. Have you ever thought about sharing God’s blessings with a child in a third world country?  We will have child packets available for you after each service.

“The Stone Thrown” 03.01.20 Pastor Lerum

EVENTS THIS WEEK

LENT Worship- on Wednesday, March 4 @ 7pm.  This Lent’s emphasis is “The Cross and Peace,” using different objects (crosses, nails, stones, etc) each week for you to take home as reminders of Jesus’ passion and sacrifice.

SOUP SUPPERS- Are served on Wednesdays, March 4th—April 1, at 6:15pm.  Please sign up in the Nook to bring your delicious soup one or more Wednesdays. We still need someone to oversee the soup suppers. Please contact Sharon Johnson at 615-7192301.

CHOIR PRACTICE- Wednesday, March 4 @ 5:00pm

QUILTERS—Meet Thursday, March 5 @ 11:15am at the church in the Food Bank area.

 

EVENTS COMING SOON

CRAFTERS ARE US—Meet Monday, March 9 @ 1pm CLUB 66 — Parents: Please note that there will be no Club 66 @ 9:30 Mar 8 due to Spring Break.

POT LUCK — Please join us after 4pm worship on Mar 14 and bring a dish to share with others.

NOISY OFFERING — March 28-29. Start saving that loose change to bless House of Grace, a Half-way Home for Christian Women, sponsored by Amazing Grace Lutheran Church.

San Tan Mtn View Funeral Home presentation re funeral planning—March 11 @ 11am at Christ the Victor.