Independence Day: “God Given Freedom” 07.07.19 – Pastor Kassebaum

AN INDEPENDENCE DAY PRAYER
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12

Lord, on this day, as we remember our nation’s independence, we pause to honor you. We thank you for the blessings of liberty. We know that our country and its many freedoms have come from your hand. Our land is in need of you. Our people are in need if you. Lead us as a nation in the way we should go and grant us the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing you. Today our hearts and souls are free to praise you, and for that we are thankful. Amen.

NOISY OFFERING COLLECTION – NAVAJO LUTHERAN MISSION
Thank you to all who brought in their change last week! We had $61.55 collected from the Crismon campus and $1,425.73 collected from Victory campus. Our team will be traveling July 24-28. Please keep them in your prayers. The NLM school is in need of a few supplies. Anything helps if you are able to contribute.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED: Glue sticks, art supplies, expo markers & erasers, highlighters, Xerox colored paper

 

WHAT’S TAKING ROOT IN GROWTH MINISTRIES?
Christ followers have a wonderful opportunity to practice discipleship at Victory. We offer four courses that help each of us Grow Up and Grow Deep! Pastor Kassebaum recently taught our spring 101 class, the other three will be offered in in July and August in our Summer School for Christians. Sign up at the Welcome Center!

101-Knowing More: Church Membership
This class covers the basics of the Christian faith and what it means to be a member of Victory.

201-Growing Closer: Discovering Spiritual Maturity
Monday, July 22, 9:30-11am, Chapel
Perhaps you’ve heard of the book The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. This course will explore the essential habits of effective disciples of Christ.

301-Serving Better: Discovering Your Individual Spiritual Gifts
Monday mornings, July 29-Aug 19, 9:30-11am
This 4-session course focuses on helping you identify your own God-given spiritual gifts (often very different than talents or skills!), and how best to utilize and maximize those gifts for work in the church, the community and the world.

401-Living Boldly: Discovering Your Life Mission
Monday, August 26, 9:30-11:30am, Chapel
The goal of this course is to learn simple and natural ways to share your faith with others.

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