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“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

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

COMING SOON! GARAGE SALE 2016 – HIDDEN TREASURES – AUG 5-6

Hidden Treasures Garage Sale LogoAHOY! Information you should know!

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: July 31 – August 2 (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) from 10:30am to 9pm and August 3 (Wednesday) from 10:30am to 12 noon.

Furniture and Large Items: August 4 (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 1 to make arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE: Because we begin pricing items on Thursday, August 4, we cannot accept clothing or small items after Wednesday, August 3 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. Pirate workers come in all shapes, sizes with special treasure maps! Sign up NOW right here!

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

ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday Night – “RECLAIMING REVELATION”!!

 Sign up by Sunday, January 3  $10 per person for materials

 Wednesday Schedule:

  • Dinner at 6:00pm – pizza or bring your own
  • Class at 6:30pm – gather in the CV Cinema
  • Recharge Worship at 7:30pm!

 6 Weeks:

January 6, 13, 20, 27 (Break for FMSC Mega-Pack & Ash Wednesday) Feb. 17 & 24

 What is this series about?

Have you ever wondered, “What is the book of Revelation all about?” Most of our understanding of the book of Revelation has been influenced by the “Left Behind” series of books and movies, which are based on the “pre-millennial dispensationalism” theories of defrocked Anglican priest, John Nelson Darby, from the early 1800’s. This series will examine an alternative and older understanding and interpretation of the book of Revelation, that includes an understanding of the historical context, literary nature and structure of the book, as well as a close reading of the warnings, encouragements, and promises contained in Revelation that can fill us with hope and faith for God’s promised future in Christ Jesus.

ANNUAL MEETING

Sunday, January 24 at 9:45am between services! We will celebrate the many accomplishments of the committees and ministries of the church, approve the budget for 2016, elect new members to church council, and look forward to God’s Calling for the new year and beyond

CHRISTMAS SEASON WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Worship at Christus Victor this Christmas Season

Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24
5:00pm – Christmas Eve Candle Light Family Service with special music by JIFY
10:00pm – Christmas Eve Candle Light Service with music by Senior Choir and special soloists
Sunday, December 27
ONE Service at 9:30am – Special Percussion Music Group leading us in Christmas hymns and carols.
Christmas Worship