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“Serving Better” 10.14.18 – Pastor Kassebaum

101 KNOWING MORE | NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
SUNDAY, OCT 21 1:00PM
Join us for an informational meeting with Pastor Kassebaum. This time is intended to help people quickly and effectively take advantage of the resources that Victory has to offer. It will also provide a roadmap for ways that each unique individual will take their next or “First Steps” into a life of rewarding discipleship. All are welcome.
RSVP by October 18th to Kathy Michel 480-830-5024 xt. 113 or kmichel@victorylutheran.com

QUILTERS GROUP MEETS
DATE CHANGE! OCT 23, 8:30AM-2:30PM & OCT 24, 8:30-11:30AM
We make very basic quilts from squares and they are donated to those who need them. If you can tie a knot, cut out a square with either scissors or a rotary cutter, we can use your help! Come and join us for this opportunity of fellowship and service. Also, if you have clean usable fabric or sheets we appreciate any donations. Questions? Call Cindy Hilsabeck at 480-924-8118

LYFE (Living Your Faith Everyday) Group – A place to grow. A place to belong.
A LYFE GROUP is a small group of people who meet weekly to study God’s Word together and discuss the issues and challenges of daily life. It is also where we pray together, grow together and care for each other. We have a new Men’s LYFE Group on Wednesdays at 1:30pm! For more information, call  the office at 480-830-5024.

I-HELP PROGRAM AT VICTORY
(Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program)
If you want to be His Hands here at Victory, you might enjoy being an I-HELP VOLUNTEER. We begin preparations at 5:00pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The I-HELP ladies arrive at 6:00pm. Just show up at the east gate and we will put you to work! Burdens shared become blessings multiplied.

MUSIC MINISTRY
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: kprouty@victorylutheran.com.

Thursday, August 30

Agriculture – Day 4 – Transplant Seedlings
Today students learned about harvesting seeds, storage, crop rotation, raised garden beds and made a vertical farming project using recycled jeans.
Though we were sad to say goodbye to our new friends, there was such a joy and exuberance among the students as we celebrated their completion of the course. We had a special graduation ceremony with music, cheers, applause, cupcakes and candles. Pastor Happy Boy announced their name one by one. Each student was presented with a gardening apron with supplies and Pastor Lien greet each with a hug as they posed for a picture with their certificate.

Wednesday, August 29

AIDS Education
Did you know that 75% of the HIV/AIDS population is in South Africa? Orchard: Africa teaches AIDS education in the primary and secondary schools based on the ABC’s.
A – Abstinence / B – Be Faithful / C – Condomize correctly

Agriculture – Day 3 – Life from a Seed
“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” – 2 Corinthians 9:10

Home Visits – The Touch of Jesus
Today we visited the homes of the sick and had the opportunity to pray with them. We also left each with gift that included some food items, socks, a scarf, knit caps and hand-made quilts donated by Victory’s Quilters.
Many of us were deeply moved with compassion for the people we prayed with. Some shared their personal struggles and how the church, under Pastor Patrick, has meant the world to them. As followers of Christ, when the Spirit of God lives in you, you can’t help but to manifest His abundant, overflowing love. Heartfelt tears flowed down our cheeks. When you are doing God’s work, He can use our eyes, our words and our touch to reach others as if they were touched by Jesus himself.

Tuesday, August 28

Day 2 – Soil, Compost, Mulch
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. – Genesis 1:11

Visitation to Primary School “Ludwe Ngamlana” (K-7th grade)

Gr 4-7 instruction is in English. K-3 taught in Xhosa.  School established 2008. The principal is also a Pastor. She says that Jesus is the King of this school. They can share Christian faith in school. 99% are Christians. Teachers start morning with prayers. Student Christian Organization Learner movement in this school.

Lukhanyo Preschool – Pastor Raymond & wife began this ministry back in 1996 with just three children. Today, they have over 200 kids.