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Chrstmas Eve -- You're Invited!

Dear Friends,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the old song goes. Yet it doesn’t always feel that way—the hectic holiday schedule, family pressures, and emotional wounds are just a few reasons. But we here at Victory of the Lamb Church see the Christmas season as one that offers a unique opportunity to experience God’s love and grace in the midst of real life. That is the reason for “The Light of Christmas” celebration—to experience the true gifts of Christmas hope and peace that Christ’s birth offers even today.

We will have candlelight worship services on Christmas Eve starting at 4:30 and 6:30 pm, each followed by cookies and refreshments. All are welcome!

And in case you didn’t hear, we’ve just recently moved! We’re now in our newly completed ministry center located at 11120 W Loomis Rd in Franklin.
That means our regular Sunday morning worship services and Victory Kids ministry also happen here at our new ministry center every Sunday starting at 9 and 10:45…

Victory News - We're Moving In!

Emergency lighting inspection – passed!

This means we’re officially good to go for having our first services this Sunday here at our new ministry center. Our first service Sunday begins at 9 am. The second will start at 10:45. A new era of sharing Christ’s victory begins!

Here’s what’s going on:

Friday - Calling All Helpers! There’s a lot still to do here at the ministry center to get ready for Sunday. We’ll be here Friday 12/18 from 9 am – 9 pm working. If you have any time during the day tomorrow we’d welcome help cleaning, washing, organizing, and putting stuff together. Please email Cassy or me if you can help, or just show up and pitch in. We’ll be happy to have you!

Donations – There are a couple items we’re looking for yet: new or gently used wash cloths. Two toasters (of the 4 slot variety). A pizza oven.

Operation Jesus Cares – We had a great crew of volunteers at Christ-St Peter school today. Together we helped the school kids pack 150 gift bags and then delivered …

Help Needed This Week - note a few tweaks

What a great day yesterday for our final Sunday at Showtime Cinema! The Kids Christmas Pageant was super. Caleb’s message about God’s faithfulness was encouraging. And the army of volunteers we had helping out before, during, and after the service was inspiring!

A couple things to know about this week:

Tonight at 6 pm is our emergency lighting inspection. Please pray this goes smoothly without any hitch.

Tonight at 7 pm - assuming that we pass the inspection we’ve learned that we can begin unloading the moving truck, trailer, and vans immediately afterwards. Therefore if you have some time this evening you are invited to join our church Leadership Team at the ministry center at 7 pm or shortly thereafter to unload. Our goal is to empty at least the moving truck so that we can use it Tuesday morning to go pick up all the office furniture at Jeff and Nissa’s house. I will post an update on our church Facebook page regarding the lighting inspection. (There is a chance the lightin…

Moving Help Needed

Dear Friends,

God-willing, December 20th will be our first services in our new ministry center. (We have one final inspection to pass this coming Monday night before receiving occupancy, on Tuesday morning.)

That means we have 10 days starting today to move in so that we’re ready for the 20th. There is cleaning, organizing, assembling, and yes…moving…that needs to get done in this process.

So I’m personally asking for some extra special help the next couple days in this already busy time of year. I’m even asking that perhaps you might consider taking a day off of work, or a half-day, to come and help us in this unique season of our church’s history.

Here’s how you can help:

Friday, 12/11 at 7am: Cassy and I will be at Showtime Cinema to begin moving out all the supplies not needed for church this Sunday. A 26 ft moving truck will arrive at 7:30 am at Showtime. We would appreciate all the help we can get tomorrow morning any time after 7 am to move things into the truck. After…

Victory News - Coming Soon

Coming soon...

After having church in a movie theater for many years, I’m used to hearing this phrase. The new Star Wars movie is “coming soon” for example (as if anybody needed to be reminded of this!).

Actually though this is a key message that Jesus Christ himself wants us to be reminded of and to take to heart. “Behold! I am coming soon” (Revelation 22:7). That’s what this season that Christians call Advent is all about. Jesus is coming soon. And that’s why the title of our current message series is Anticipation. We look ahead not only to celebrating Christmas when Jesus Christ came into this world the first time as one of us. We also look ahead to Christ’s second coming when he returns on the last day to rescue us once and for all from everything that causes sadness, pain, and death.

With this bigger picture in mind, I’m also of course anticipating being able to move into our new ministry center very soon. December 20th in fact is the day, God-willing, when we will be havin…