Letter from the Pastor
“Like a Kid in a Candy Store”
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9
There are so many exciting things happening at Victory this October I couldn’t help but think of comparing it to a kid in a candy store. Or maybe to modernize the quote a bit, I could compare it to me in an electronics store. Either way, I hope you will read this entire newsletter so you don’t miss any of the exciting things available to you. Here is a brief overview:
October 15th at 3:00pm we will have the honor and privilege of sharing in the installation service of our Pastor of Growth Ministries, Steve Lien. As an added bonus, Pastor Lien’s former supervisor, who just happens to be the “heart and soul” of LCMC, Pastor Mark Vander Tuig will preach at both the afternoon installation service and our worship services that weekend. Pastor Vander Tuig is the National Service Coordinator but that title doesn’t really do him justice. After hearing him, you might be of the same view as those of us who have been blessed by his ministry that the title “modern day Moses” might be a better description.
The weekend of October 28/29 our normal observation of Reformation Saturday/Sunday will be put on steroids. It is the 500th anniversary of an event that didn’t just impact the Lutheran Church or the Christian Church, it literally transformed western culture. Only a few years ago, Life magazine was quoted as saying that Martin Luther was the 3rd most influential figure of the last 1,000 years. That is quite a statement. Make sure you join us for one of our regular services and then plan to attend the Reformation Hymn Festival concert on Sunday at 3:00pm.
What else is happening? 1) We continue to welcome Pastor Steve & Joanne Lien into the ministry and fellowship of our congregation 2) On Halloween night, we will hold another “Trunk or Treat” event on our Crismon campus. 3) The Lien’s will join Judy and I and about 1,000 other pastors and congregational leaders at the National LCMC Annual Gathering, October 8-11. 4) Pastor Jim & Ruth Glesne will return to Mesa by the first weekend in October. 5) Pastor Jeremy Wallloch, Michelle and their four girls will be here by the end of the month. 6) New members will be commissioned October 14/15 and 7) We will bless the many quilts prepared by our faithful quilters on the weekend of October 21/22.
Grace & Peace,
Pastor Larry Kassebaum
Sunday Movie Matinee
“THE CASE FOR CHRIST” – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 3:00PM
DID YOU KNOW?
If you have missed any of the previous movies shown, you may check them out from the front office to view. Some of titles include: The Christmas Candle, God’s Not Dead, Brother White, Soul Surfer, Seasons of Gray, Do You Believe?, Finding Normal, War Room, Woodlawn, Where Hope Grows, Mom’s Night Out, Faith of Our Fathers, The Encounter, Little Boy, Luther, Miracles from Heaven, Marriage Retreat, I’m Not Ashamed, Risen, 23 Blast, Courageous, Heritage Falls, Fireproof and Martin Luther.