4th of July Office Hours

InGodWeTrustThe Christus Victor Office is closed on Fridays for the summer and in celebration of the 4th of July holiday will also be closed Monday, July 6th.

May you have a blessed, and safe holiday.

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC NEEDS/WANTS AT CHRISTUS VICTOR

TO ALL CHRISTUS VICTOR MEMBERS:  We need your input!  The Contemporary Music Task Force is asking that all members of Christus Victor take a short survey about the needs and wants of our contemporary music program.  This will help the task force determine what the job description should look like for the new music position that we are hoping to hire for this summer/fall.  Take the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q3C692B, or paper copies will also be available in the church Narthex.  The survey will be open through Monday, July 13th.  Please contact anyone on the Task Force if you have questions:  Andrea Perendy, Cassi McMayer, Doug Klein, John Christianson, Trudy Matthys, Nick Zarras, or Mariah Glinski.

 

SUPER SALE Christus Victor Garage Sale 2015

Garage Sale LogoFriday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8 – 10am – 8pm 9am – 2pm

Early Bird Special – Pay $3/family and shop from 9am to 10am before the official opening on Friday.

Volunteers – Volunteers who have worked two hours or more are invited to shop Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm.

Silent Auction - A Silent Auction featuring unique items will operate from Friday at 9am until Sunday morning at 11am.

When Can I Drop Off My Items?

Clothing and Small Items: August 2 – 4 (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) from 10:30am to 9pm and August 5 (Wednesday) from 10:30am to 12 noon.

Furniture and Large Items: August 6 (Thursday) from 8am to 6pm. Limited pick-up service is available. If you can’t deliver your large donations, please call the church at 952-454-6927 by Monday, August 3 to make arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE: Because we begin pricing items on Thursday, August 6, we cannot accept clothing or small items after Wednesday, August 5 at 12 noon. Please do not leave items after this deadline. Garage Sale volunteers reserve the right to refuse any donation for any reason.  Thank you for your understanding in these matters.

What Kind of CLEAN & USABLE & UNTAGGED Items Should I Donate?

Antiques, Baskets, Books, Collectables, Electronics, Furniture, Housewares, Jewelry, Linens, Office Equipment, Seasonal, Sporting Goods, Tools, Toys, Children’s Clothing (dresses, two piece outfits, winter-wear on hangers) and Adult Clothing (suits, dresses, shirts, slacks and coats on hangers.) We do not accept Christmas trees, cribs, computer monitors, curtain rods, exercise equipment, infant seats, mattresses, microwaves, organs, paint, televisions without digital converter boxes, skis or water beds.

 How Can I Help?

* Donate items to sell. Ask your family and friends to contribute too!

* Advertise! Promote! Share!

* Volunteer before, during and after the sale. Superhero workers come in all shapes, sizes with special super powers!

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4babaf23a6f94-cvgarage

 Questions? Call Carrie Peterson (952-994-6014) or Hailey Glewwe (651-485-9423)

“GEAR UP FOR SCHOOL” SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION

Lily of the Valley with the help of Christus Victor Social Ministries Committee will be coordinating the collection of school supplies for Greenleaf Elementary School this coming school year through their “Greenleaf Kindness Connection” program.  Distribution of the donated supplies will be August 25 & 26 during their assessment days from 8:00am to 8:00pm.  100 children were served last year!

We are looking for supplies and volunteers to hand out supplies:

  • Volunteer sign-up sheet is at the Information Desk
  • Donation bin is in the Narthex

Thank you for your generosity and volunteer time!

ITEMS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION:

Large Backpacks
3X3 Post-it notes
Composition Notebook
Deck of Playing Cards
Set of Headphones for Computer
Inexpensive Calculator
#2 Pencils (sharpened if possible)
Dry Erase Markers (not yellow)
24 or 48 pack of Crayons
Glue Stick
Fiskars Scissors – small size with a point
Pencil Pouch
Wide-lined Spiral Notebooks
Pocket folders – bottom pocket
3X5 lined Index Cards
Highlighter
Scotch Tape with dispenser
Colored Pencils
Red Pens
Markers
Rubber Eraser
Black Sharpie
Loose Leaf Wide lined paper
Plastic Folder
2 Pocket Folders with fasteners
Small White Glue

MINISTRY PARTNER HIGHLIGHT – Feed My Starving Children

FMSCIn early 2000 a group of folks from Christus Victor heard about a service opportunity with an organization called Feed My Starving Children. They gathered a group together and drove up to Brooklyn Center to pack meals that would be sent around the world to feed starving children. Since then our involvement and support with Feed My Starving Children has continued to grow and grow.

Our congregation was one of the key leaders in organizing the largest and first ever, multi-church mega-pack in 2014. We helped pack 3 Million Meals that year, and 2.6 Million meals this past winter. Hundreds and hundreds of our members, family, friends, classmates, and co-workers have joined us in raising thousands of dollars and packing millions of meals to feed many hundreds of thousands of starving and hungry kids around the world. With food as the building block to good health, a good education, these kids grow up to be self-sufficient and give back to their communities, churches, and countries!

Your weekly offerings, special donations of money and volunteering to pack meals saves lives and gives hope to children and their families. Thank you for your generous and faithful giving that spreads God’s love around the world!

GOD SQUAD – CV SOFTBALL TEAM SCHEDULE

Take me out to the ball game
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack
I don’t care if I ever get back,
‘Cause it’s root, root, root
For the GOD SQUAD.
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes
You’re out
At the old ball game.

Now that you have the song running through your head you’ll want to check out the GOD SQUAD.  Here is their complete schedule  http://www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/3104

See ya at the game!