BasketsOn Sunday, February 22, 2015 we will hold our ninth Annual Baskets of Love, where we will celebrate our connections with our brothers and sisters in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania during both worship services and at 9:45 am in the Fellowship Hall with a silent auction.

We are asking the generous members and ministries teams of Christus Victor to volunteer to fill a basket with special stuff for auction. Please bring donated baskets to the church by Sunday, February 15. Click here to download a BOL Donation Form.

We are also inviting you to come and bid on these wonderfully creative baskets the following Sunday, February 22.

Thank you for your help! If you have any questions, ask a member of the CV Mission Committee:

Lindsey Biedermann, Pastor Steve Biedermann, Diana Buffie, Barb Damlo, KC Claussen Gubrud, Jody McDermott-Baty, Paula Nierengarten, Carrie Peterson, Audrey Smith

Feed My Starving Children Mega Pack Feb. 9-14, 2015

IT IS TIME TO START SIGNING UP TO PACK MEALS AND START SAVING YOUR MONEY! Look for the sign-up sheets in the hallway, or talk to Jennie Rice to register your small group to pack meals together.

Last year over 10,000 volunteers, including over 140 people from Christus Victor, participated in the community-wide Mega-Pack event at Shepherd of the Lake, in Prior Lake! Together we packed over 3 Million meals!!!

This coming year we will again be participating in a community-wide packing blitz, the week of Feb. 9-14, 2015. Over 20 churches have joined together to begin the planning and preparation of this massive endeavor, and we want your help too! Please put the dates on your calendar, invite your family and friends, and start saving your money! Fill those M&M tubes and Pringles cans!!!

If you are interested in being a team member to help make this amazing event happen, please contact Pastor Kent please contact Pastor Kent at (952) 454-6927 or



What’s new with CV youth this time of year? Lots!

We have a wonderful active program for kids of all ages. We just finished our children’s Christmas play, “Christmas at a Bus Stop.” I’d like to thank all the adults and kids that helped make this play both fun and meaningful. I have talked to volunteers, actors, singers and congregation and everyone seems to be positively impacted by the play. We have a great young kid’s program at CV, but we still need Faith Trek Sunday School teachers to make it work. There are still openings for teachers this spring. We only need your commitment for a few weeks at a time. We have a great time of leaders to help you teach, the kids are lots of fun and there is a pretty high likelihood you will have fun and grow in your faith too.

Our confirmation program has just finished a section on the 10 commandments. This January we will talk about Baptism. SWAG our Wednesday night high school group has been working through the highs and lows of the Psalms. On Sunday mornings high school Connections has been writing prayer petitions for prayers of the people based on the narrative lectionary. See if you can guess which prayer petition the high schoolers write each week! The High Schoolers are also looking forward to a lock-in this January.

YouthWorksYou should also know that we are planning on doing a mission trip to Denver this summer. If this is something you or your kids might be interested in, please join us for an information meeting on January 18th after church. We are going to Denver to worship and serve alongside other churches that are dealing with the increasing problem of homelessness.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for calling me to be your pastor. Thank you for being a part of the CV family. I hope you all are able to experience the joy of Christ in your lives. See you at worship sometime soon.

In Christ,

Pastor Steve

Blood Drive

The Social Ministries Committee will host a blood drive on Thursday, February 19th 12:00 to 6:00

Sign up will be available mid-January at the Welcome Desk. To find out about the donation process and eligibility requirements, go to then click on Donate Blood

Donating blood is giving the gift of life.