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Victory News - "Risen" movie and Easter for Kids

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The last couple weeks we’ve had special services and seen many new guests join us for worship. Just over 300 people worshipped with us on Ash Wednesday as the band Koine led us in their “Footsteps to the Cross” service. It was a moving experience for me to get to read Scripture beneath their music and put myself in the shoes of some of the characters in the story of our Savior’s journey to the cross.

And last Sunday we welcomed Joel and Bill from Jesus Cares Ministries who helped cast a vision of what an expanded ministry to people with special needs might look like as we reach out here in Franklin. Did you have fun playing along with all the musical instruments?

This Sunday we’re getting back into the groove of our Lent series Scandal as Vicar Caleb will help us understand Luke 13:1-9 and what living in daily repentance is supposed to look like in real life.

All are invited to join us for worship Sunday morning at 9 or 10:45. Victory Kids during both.

Special “Risen” Movie …

Upcoming Worship Services

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Dear Friends,

Jesus Cares Ministries assists congregations in reaching out to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and their communities. For our worship this coming Sunday February 21, Pastor Joel Gaertner, the National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries, and Staff Minister Bill Truebenbach will be leading us in the Jesus Cares simplified service “Worship at the Cross” for our worship. The service format is similar to our own but a bit shorter. So right after the service itself they will also be giving a brief presentation on Jesus Cares Ministry. All of this is intended to help our congregation better understand Jesus Cares Ministry and the opportunity we have to reach out to people with special needs in our area.

And while on the topic of worship, since we do not have any other Wednesday Lenten services at Victory of the Lamb this year besides the special Ash Wednesday service that we had last week, you and your family are invited to…

Footsteps to the Cross with Koine

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Dear Friends,

Tomorrow evening, February 10th, at 6:30 pm, you’re all invited to experience “Footsteps to the Cross” – a musical narrative service arranged by the band Koine. In a moving way they’ll weave together Scripture, music, and environmental projection to highlight the final steps of our Savior as He journeyed to the cross in our place for our sins. This will be a powerful way to begin our Lenten journey. All are welcome!

Please consider using social media or email to share this special invitation with your family and friends. We have an event set up on our church Facebook page to make it easy to do so. Here’s a link. Don’t underestimate the power of a personal invitation!

I’ve also been asked to share that our wonderful Victory CafĂ© volunteers have decided to serve a “light” supper of BBQ Pork sandwiches, chips, and cookies prior to the service on Wednesday. We hope that considering the time of the service this would be especially appreciated by those coming righ…

Victory News - Open Forums

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This Sunday we’ll be wrapping up our All Things New series as we give thanks for the “new vision” that Jesus gave his first disciples and us. It is a new vision that can sustain us along our journey through life when there seems so often to be no happy ending here on earth.

All are invited to join us for worship Sunday morning at 9 or 10:45. Victory Kids during both.

Open Forum This Sunday After 2nd Service – Our church has been extremely blessed to have received grant request approvals so far in the amount of $85,000 to help fund a second full-time pastor position. An additional grant from our District Mission Board is being pursued with their support. Therefore the Leadership Team invites all members of our congregation to attend one of two open forums to hear our plans for calling a second pastor and to receive input on future staffing and ministry considerations as presented in our 2020 Staffing Vision. The first open forum will be held this Sunday after worship on Sun…