MISSION TRIP 2015 – DENVER

Christus Victor is going on a mission trip to Denver July 5-11. You must be High School age or older to join. Adults and youth will join YouthWorks in an intergenerational service, worship and community building trip. Cost will be $550. There will be fundraising opportunities and financial help for those who need it. Sign up deadline is May 1. Contact Pastor Steve if you are interested.

YouthWorks

Advent Festival Family Event & Potluck!

Come celebrate the beginning of the Advent Season.  The plan is to eat, decorate, sing, craft and enjoy!

When:  Saturday, November 29, 2014

Time:    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring:    Main Dish and a salad or dessert

Who:   Everyone one – All ages

We’ll get started with a yummy potluck. The Christmas tree will be up and the lights hung. We will decorate the tree and also the sanctuary. Christmas Carols will be sung and there will be crafts lead by SWAG and DeKaF.    Look for the sign up at the information desk.

HOMEWORK HELP AT GREENLEAF

Greenleaf Elementary in Apple Valley is seeking mentors for their 3rd through 5th grade Homework Help program.   Volunteers are needed beginning November 10 on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

You can volunteer on one or both days.  Mentors are paired with a student and meet at the school from November – May.  Greenleaf is a large K-5 school with a diverse population.  Homework Help aims to provide extra academic support to students in need.  The only requirement is a desire to help and encourage the youth of our community.  Training is provided.  This is a great opportunity for high school students and adults who have time in the afternoons to volunteer!  If interested please contact Kristi Roddy (Kristi.Roddy@district196.org) at Greenleaf  Elementary or Cindy Baubie (Cindybaubie@charter.net).

ARMFUL OF LOVE

ArmfulofLoveChristus Victor will be once again participating in the 360 Communities holiday program – Armful of Love.  Our congregation is priviledged to be sponsoring 10 families this year. The names and gift suggestions will be made available within a few weeks.   Watch for details in the upcoming bulletin announcements .

Thank you for your participation, Social Ministries Committee

THANKSGIVING BASKETS

baskets_3336cThanksgiving is a time to thank God for all of our blessings. It is also a time to reach out to families who otherwise might not be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

With a Care Abounds In Communities grant from Thrivent Financial, the Social Ministries Committee is organizing our 13th year of Thanksgiving Baskets for those in our community who are in need.

How can you help?

  • Prayers for those who will be participating in this great event,
  • Donations can be put in an Adopt-a-Family envelope located at the Welcome Desk then placed in the offering baskets during the worship service. Each Basket costs $40.00 to feed a family of six. A donation of any amount is welcome. Checks should be made payable to Christus Victor with Thanksgiving Baskets noted on the memo line.
  • Volunteer on Saturday, November 22nd. This is where the action happens. The event begins at 9:00 am folding boxes, unloading the truck and filling boxes with food items. Volunteers are needed until baskets are distributed and our church is cleaned up. A sign up sheet is located at the Welcome Desk.

Thank you for making this a successful event and helping families in our community know God’s love.

“With Joy and Thanksgiving!” – Stewardship 2015

Sometimes the old hymns say it best… “Let all things now living, a song of thanksgiving to God the creator triumphantly raise, who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us, who still guides us on to the end of our days” (ELW#881). Yes, everything we have, everything we are, everything that exists is a gift and sign of God’s love and blessing. Our response as good stewards is to praise God with joy and thanksgiving. We also respond with joy and thanksgiving by giving our time, our talents, and our treasures to serve and honor the Lord, and fulfill the ministry that God has entrusted to us.

Your faithful and generous stewardship is what enables and empowers this congregation to fulfill our Calling to serve the Lord with Faith, Love, and Open Arms!

Please join all of the members of Christus Victor on Consecration Sunday, on November 16th when we will present our pledges to God in our worship services. We will praise and thank God for all the blessings we enjoy. Join us as we gather together in the Fellowship Hall between the worship services at 9:45am for our Celebration.

May God be with you as you pray and contemplate the commitment you are about to make. God is inviting us to be grateful and generous givers who respond with joy and thanksgiving for all of our blessings. Thank you for your pledge and generosity, your gifts are critical to the ministries and mission of Christus Victor! Thank you!