I AM: The True Vine 9.16.18 – Pastor Kassebaum
VICTORY QUILTERS – SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 8:30AM
The Quilters are back in action this month! If you can tie a knot, cut out a square with either scissors or a rotary cutter, have any basic or advanced knowledge of quilting, we can use your help. We make very basic quilts from squares and they are donated to those who need them.
Come and join us for this opportunity for fellowship and service. Donations of clean, usable fabric are always appreciated and may be left at the church office.
Welcome to the beginning of another season of music ministry at Victory! If you are interested in joining the choir or the bell choir, or have another musical talent you would like to share, please let us know. Choir will begin Wednesday, October 17. For more information about anything music related, contact Kristin Prouty: email@example.com.
NOTE: Kristin Prouty will be out on maternity leave from September 4-October 15. Please keep her, baby Kierra and the family in prayer. During this time, if there is something that needs prompt response please contact the main church office: 480-830-5024.
DAILY SCRIPTURE TEXT
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Letter from the Pastor
“A TIME TO ACT BOLDLY”
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
“For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:6-8
August is not one of your great church months. There aren’t any major church festivals in August. For that matter, there aren’t even any secular holidays in August. Wherever I’ve lived, August has usually been one of the hottest, driest and most unpleasant months. To make matters worse, in the desert it comes after we’ve already had several months of 110 plus degree weather. From a strictly unbiased perspective, I do think there’s something we could do to make August more festive. So, this year we’re going to hold an indoor picnic on August 5th.
But make no mistake about it, this year and every year, August is important to the life of the nation and the church. It’s important to our nation, because it comes the month after we’ve celebrated the anniversary of our independence. It’s not as glamorous as July, but freedom and liberty aren’t always glamorous. They require hard work, vigilance, sacrifice and great courage. That is especially true as we hear of so many depressing stories of violence, hatred and natural disasters.
August is important to the church because it’s the final month before we begin what we often call our fall schedule. August is also when most of the children in the valley head back to school. This has added significance for us because that means our Crismon campus will resume offering Chapel Time for the 200 plus children that will gather each week on that campus.
In summary, I think every August, but this one in particular, is about remembering to live our lives boldly. We may be weary, it may be hot, conditions are not always ideal and we all experience set-backs. The calendar and world events constantly remind us, “All it takes for evil to triumph, is for good people to do nothing.” We can and do make a difference!
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
Sunday Movie Matinee
Come and enjoy a free movie the first Sunday of the month. Free Popcorn. Soda and candy available for purchase.
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE” – OCTOBER 7, 3:00PM
Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Years later, Bart’s troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song “I Can Only Imagine” as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.