“GOSPEL MASS”

Gospel Mass Pic“GOSPEL MASS”
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
8:30am & 11:00am Worship Services
with the Christus Victor Senior Choir

36 years ago Robert Ray, a music and piano performance major from Northwestern University was asked to compose an African-American Mass. Ray grew up in the AME church and carried the style of music that he grew up with into this work. The official premier was at the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1979. It was an experimental work intended for a one- time performance. To his surprise, the piece caught on and has become a pioneering work of African-American music, performed by choirs and churches of many denominations all over the world.
On Sunday, Feb. 21st, at both services, the Christus Victor Senior Choir will be singing Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass” instead of using our traditional Lutheran liturgy. What does that mean for the congregation? You won’t sing the liturgy, the choir will. Yes, there still will be hymns and prayers and a gospel and a sermon and communion – all the normal stuff in worship. Our liturgy will just have a black Gospel flair, sung with our own Lutheran style!  We have some beautiful soloists from within our choir and some guest instrumental artists from outside our choir to help make this thing “kick.” We hope you will be there to worship with us! This a great Sunday to invite others to join us in worship.
– Anne Nyquist
Director of Music & Traditional Worship
Christus Victor Lutheran Church

LENT THROUGH HOLY WEEK 2016

Ash Wednesday, February 10
6:00pm – Pizza Dinner
7:00pm – Worship
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion!

Wednesday Worship in Lent
“Real Women of the Bible”
What about the women of the Bible?  How come all of the focus is on the men, unless someone is giving birth?  Let’s hear about the real women of the Bible!  Each week in Lenten we will meet different women of the Bible and learn more about their stories of faithful leadership, perseverance, courage, and hope.
February 17, 24, March 2, 9, and 16
Weekly Schedule:
6:00pm – Pizza Dinner for ALL!  JIFY and Confirmation meet!
7:30pm – Worship for all ages!
8:00pm – Senior Choir Rehearsal

March 20 – Palm Sunday Worship 8:30am & 11:00am
March 24 – Maundy Thursday  Worship at 7:00pm
March 25 – Good Friday  Worship at 7:00pm
March 27 – Easter Sunday!!!   Worship at 8:30am and 11:00am
Easter Breakfast, Children and Family Activities between services.

South Metro Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack

February 1-6, 2016!!!FMSC

At the old Rainbow on Cedar and 42!!!

Start saving your donations now! Each person will be packing $50 of food! We need to pay our $880,000 grocery bill for 4 MILLION MEALS!!!

CV Packing Sessions:

Wednesday, Feb. 3 – JIFY & Confirmation kids and adults! Meet at church for pizza at 6pm; packing at 6:45-8:15pm

Saturday, Feb. 6 – FAITH TREK families – 11:30-1:30pm!

To Sign-Up for other shifts….

Contact Jennie Rice at jmr1507@gmail.com to schedule your own group packing shift! Or go to http://southmetromealpack.org/ to register, donate, or get promotional information for your school, sports team, scout group, neighbors, or office.

 

SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ALL WEEK LONG!!!

 Trained Volunteers – We will need a special group of Trained Volunteers who will serve in support staff roles for at least two shifts.

Hospitality and Welcome – Greeting people as they come to pack, pass out hair nets.

Food – Provide lunch or dinner for the FMSC staff and Trained Volunteers – 50-60 people!!

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK:

Monday
12:30 – 2:30pm
5 – 7pm
7:30 – 9:30pm
Thursday
9:30 – 11:30am
5 – 7pm
7:30 – 9:30pm
Tuesday
9:30 – 11:30am
12:30 – 2:30pm
5:00 – 7:00pm
7:30 – 9:30pm
Friday
9:30 – 11:30am
12:30 – 2:30pm
5 – 7pm
8 – 10pm – youth
Wednesday
9:30 – 11:30am
12:30 – 2:30pm
5:00 – 6:30pm – youth
6:45 – 8:15pm – youth
8:30 – 10pm – youth
Saturday
8:30 – 10:30am
11:30 – 1:30pm
2:30 – 4:30pm
5:30 – 7:30pm

BASKETS OF LOVE 2016

January 31, 2016

Please join us at the Tenth Annual Baskets of Love during both worship services and at 9:45 am in the Fellowship Hall with a silent auction

We are again asking the generous members and ministries teams of Christus Victor to volunteer to fill a basket with special stuff for the auction.  Please bring donated baskets to the church by Sunday January 24th.  AND we are also inviting you to come and bid on these wonderfully creative baskets on January 31st. Funds raised this year will help fund the upcoming 2016 Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic.

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

BOL Donation Form