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VBS – 2017 CAVE QUEST – JULY 23-27

Registration is now open for VBS 2017 – CAVE QUEST

Come explore Jesus’ love for us in this over-the-top underground adventure. Join us from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, July 23–27 (Sunday-Thursday).

Complete this registration form

Join in the fun–VBS Helpers are needed. Check out our signup link to see ways you can help the week of July 23.

Questions? Contact Samantha Matthys at 612-240-3315 or


Bible & Brew

A gathering for men to share life’s highs and lows as we grow in faith and knowledge of God’s Word together.  Thursday, February 2, 2017 – 7:00pm at the Angry Inch Brewery in Lakeville!  Bring a friend!

Cross+Gen Ministry

Wednesday Night Series – “What is Cross+Gen ministry?”  Adults and parents of all ages are invited to attend this series on Cross+Generational Ministry.  Can we bring the wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the child together?  How can we better equip and support the family as the primary relationship for faith formation?  Plus, learn about FAITH5 for your family!!  Join us at 6:30pm in the CV Cinema!

Thursday Morning Adult Bible Study

10:00am at the Apple Valley Villas in the basement meeting room.  We are learning through the Gospel of Luke.  Come whenever you can.  No experience necessary!!  Bring your Bible, coffee provided!

Men’s Retreat

March 10-12 at Camp WAPO!  Cost is $120 (includes room and board and all materials). Scholarships are available (talk to Pastor Kent). Sign up at the registration desk.  Talk to Pastor Kent if you are interested in being part of the leadership team –


Sunday, February 26, 2017

The year will be the eleventh Annual Baskets of Love to celebrate our connections with our brothers and sisters in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania.  Both worship services will focus on Missions and at 9:45 am in the Fellowship Hall the silent auction will be held.  Proceeds from the silent auction will support the travelers of Christus Victor who will be traveling to Tanzania in the summer of 2019!

The generous members and ministry teams of Christus Victor are asked to fill a basket with special stuff for auction.  Please bring donated baskets to the church by Sunday, February 19.  EVERYONE is invited to come and bid on these wonderfully creative baskets on Sunday, February 26.

Thank you for your help!  If you have any questions, ask a member of the CV Missions Committee or contact KC Claussen Gubrud at 612-749-9195 or email



Incredible, Faithful, Invincible, Unconditional and REAL!!

Nope – We’re not talking about Superman vs. Batman – We’re talking about the LOVE OF GOD!!! This year VBS at CV will go back in Time with Bible Blast to the Past: Discover God’s Everlasting Love. We will explore God’s everlasting love and why it’s important to serve God by loving others.

VBS will be July 17-21 for ages 3 to incoming 5th grade

Registration will be every Sunday in May (except Memorial Day)

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Download the Registration forms:   2016 VBS Forms

Volunteers are needed – Being a VBS Volunteer means that: Together we can make a difference in our kids lives, help support our faith community, learn something new, network with each other, and meet new people.   Sign up TODAY!



The God Squad Softball team is gearing up for their 5th season of summer softball representing Christus Victor. The softball team is being led by the only manager in team history Matt Zarras once again.  We caught up to Matt at spring training and he sat down for a quick interview to answer some of the pressing questions God Squad fans have wanted to know.

What are you most looking forward to this season?

After a long winter away the things I am most looking forward to is seeing all the smiling fans in the stands who come out week in and week out to cheer on the team.  I’m super excited that we are returning nearly the entire roster from last season which now has another year of experience under their belts.

How do you get over the retirement of pitcher Denny Kneller?  Is someone ready to set up and take the mound full time this season?

Losing Denny was a major blow for sure but as most fans have seen I took the mound quite regularly last season and I plan on it again this year.  Peter Jorgenson has shown the ability to throw a good curve when needed and he will be relied upon this season as well.  We also have Aaron Hermanson who started for the team 2 years ago before moving to the outfield and if needed he can be called on in emergency relief once again.

What new players were signed for this season?

We signed 2 new players in the off-season.  The first one was Matt Neudecker, we then added Lance Mortenson right before spring training.  Those two players are going to be used in utility roles to start the season as we blend them into the lineup.

What exactly does a church softball team do in terms of representing the church? 

The whole reason we started a church softball team was I wanted something for the members of our church to partake in away from church that was “different”.  Some people enjoy bible study, some enjoy community projects, our group plays softball while representing our church.  My goal is to show people that church doesn’t happen only in a building on Sunday mornings. It can be a bunch of guys playing softball.  We have earned the respect of a lot of people in the softball league as the time has passed.  Teams always remark how they enjoy playing us and what we represent.  We also always play the church only softball tournament Memorial Day weekend.

Where can we see the team in action?

The team plays Sunday evenings starting April 24th, the schedule is below.  All games are at Johnny Cake Softball Fields in Apple Valley off of 140thst.


May 1st 7:30pm and 8:30pm Field I and E

May 8th 5:30pm and 6:30pm Field G

May 15th 6:30pm and 7:30pm Field I and G

May 22nd 5:30pm and 6:30pm Field I and F

June 5th 7:30pm and 8:30pm Field I


Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening and cheer on the team!


Join us in honoring mothers around the world!

The Social Ministries Committee is once again partnering with Global Health Ministries to provide nearly 300 Newborn Kits to mothers in developing countries.

Global Health Ministries has shipped almost 250,000 kits to partners in Tanzania, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Liberia and other countries where infant and maternal mortality rates are still high.  Healthcare workers who distribute these kits also use them to encourage women to seek prenatal care at a clinic.

Between now and May 7th, collect the following items for Newborn Kits:

  • Bars of white Ivory soap
  • Wash cloths
  • Newborn caps
  • Flannel for making diapers
  • Bath towels (not longer than 48”)
  • Old sheets

Assembly on Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 am



March 24 – Maundy Thursday  Worship at 7:00pm (5th graders receive their 1st Communion)
March 25 – Good Friday  Worship at 7:00pm

Prayer Vigil (Good Friday to Easter)

March 27 – Easter Sunday!!!   Worship at 8:30am and 11:00am
Easter Breakfast…You are invited to join us for Breakfast Easter. We will be having coffee cake and fruit from 8:00-8:30 and 9:30-11:00am

Children and Family Activities between services – Easter Egg Hunt 9:45