GROUPS

A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY—Resumes October 7 at 10am
Starting again on October 7, 2022, we will continue studying Discovering Jesus In The Old Testament. Books are available for purchase ($12) at the class.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Starts October 12 at 9am
Our new DVD Bible study led by LuAnn Siekas is entitled Because of Bethlehem, Love is Born, Hope is Here, featuring Max Lucado as the teacher. It will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday through December 14th. Books will be available at the study.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY — Meets twice a month
We meet regularly on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. Bring your Bible and a friend.

GRIEFSHARE — Saturdays @ 10am
If you have lost a loved one to death and would like to receive help and hope as you navigate the journey of grief, contact the Suzanne Espelien at 303-870-8505 oCLICK HERE to register. 

PRAYER WARRIORS WANTED!
Christ the Victor Lutheran Church is a community that embraces the power of prayer. To be a part of our Prayer Team, sign up in the Nook or email [email protected] No experience necessary. God provides on-the-job training. Robin Rush has graciously stepped up to be our new Prayer Chain Facilitator. Simply email your request to her at [email protected] and she’ll get your request out to our Prayer Team right away! All prayers will be shared with the congregation unless you indicate you would only like them shared with the Prayer Team.

MINISTRY

“Singing” Volunteers Needed!!
Men and women who can raise their voices for the enjoyment of others.  We are asking for you to join our “Cantor Rotation” team.  Please consider volunteering for this very much needed position by letting Pastor Chase or the office know of your willingness to serve.

Calling All Choir Members
We are anxious to start our Choir back up!  If you would like to sing with the choir, please plan on attending choir practices on Wednesdays at 1:30pm, beginning October 19th. Sande Hamburg has volunteered to be our Choir Director!

NEW MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
Please sign up in the Lobby or Fellowship area if the Lord is calling you to serve those people in our congregation who are either homebound or in the hospital. Training will be provided.

New Sunday School Superintendent – Hooray!
Pat Powell has graciously accepted to be our new leader for Kids’ Cove.  Let’s all give her our thanks and our support by offering to help in any way we can!   How about signing up to be a teacher or a teacher’s helper?

“KIDS COVE” KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School at 9:30am for kids 4 years of age though 5th grade. RECRUITING STARTS NOW for Sunday School Teachers. Teaching children about God’s love is both a privilege and a joy. If God lays it upon your heart, will you consider teaching one Sunday a month in this new year? You will be blessed beyond measure. All teaching material is provided thru Sola Publishing. Please SIGN UP in the Lobby.

QUILTERS – Watch for our next meeting!
If you are a seasoned quilter or just want to learn quilting, please come and join a wonderful group of people.

CRAFTERS – Watch for our next meeting!
Bring your own crafts and work alongside other people as they display their handiwork. It’s a wonderful time of fellowship.

FOOD PANTRY— Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 1 to March 31, 9:00-11:00am; April 1 to October 31, 8:00-10:00am
Available to residents of San Tan Valley, Florence and Coolidge.
Picture ID, proof of residency and zip code required.

FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
You can help Christ the Victor with something you do every week — grocery shopping! The Fry’s Community Rewards program allows you to link your VIP card with CtV so that every time you shop and use your VIP card, Fry’s will make a donation to our Food Bank. All you have to do is visit:
https://www.frysfood.com/topic/new-community-rewards-program
Be sure to use Christ the Victor ’s organization number NG694. After that, just shop at Fry’s and know that every time you use your VIP card you are helping us feed those who are in need in our community.

Special Project!
Christ the Victor has hired MD PRO to help us improve our website. They have provided us a checklist of content they’ll need from us in order to build us an amazing website. Tim Lee has graciously volunteered to take photos for our new website.  If he should need assistance or asks you to pose for his photo, please accommodate with a smile. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are looking for volunteers to fill many different positions in the church. Mostly, we need help making sure our Sunday morning services run smoothly. Please take a look at the positions below and prayerfully consider helping out on a rotating basis. Training will be provided. Contact the church office if interested. THIS IS A PLEA FOR HELP! WE REALLY, REALLY, NEED YOU!

Ushers: We need 1 Head Usher and 4 Assistant Ushers per service! In general, ushers assist with receiving the offering and dismissing people for communion. Occasionally you’ll need to help a person find a seat or adjust the thermostat in the sanctuary. 

The Head Usher: The Head Usher is in charge of everything except conducting the actual service. The Head Usher assists with regular usher responsibilities, but will also be relied upon to address any situation from a person fainting during the service to “There’s a car on fire in the parking lot!” and everything in between.  (Yes, Pastor Chase really had that happen one Sunday.) Because the Head Usher’s role is so important, we are hoping to have 2-3 Head Ushers for both the 8:00am and 9:30am service. They will also rotate, but for the sake of continuity, they will not rotate as often. If you think you are up for the challenge, please contact Pastor Chase directly.

Communion Assistants: We need 3 Communion Assistants each service! (No, they can’t also be serving as ushers at the same time!) The three Communion Assistants will assist the pastor in offering Christ’s body and blood to the congregation.

Greeters: Our aim is to have 2 Greeters per service. Greeters have the awesome opportunity to make Christ the Victor’s first impression on our guests. Many times, visitors make their decision of whether or not to return to a church based on their first impressions. As a Greeter, you have, arguably, the most important job on Sunday morning!

Prayer Chain Facilitator: Robin Rush is our new Prayer Chain Facilitator. Thank you, Robin!

Cantors: If you the Lord has blessed you with a strong voice, and you don’t mind using it for the edification and enjoyment of others, and are willing to lead us in the singing of the Kyrie and Hymn of Praise at the 8:00am service, we sorely need you!

A/V Operators: We need extra hands-on deck to help run the slides and camera, especially at our 9:30am service. No experience necessary. WE WILL TRAIN YOU BEFORE ASKING YOU TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN!

Altar Guild: Altar guild is in charge of preparing the altar for communion. They place the bread and wine on the altar before the service begins. They are also in charge of making sure we are prepared for baptisms when they are scheduled.

CHURCH OFFICE VOLUNTEERS
If you would like to volunteer in the church office, please contact Pastor Chase at [email protected] Training will be provided.

FOOD PANTRY— We need volunteers Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00am to assist with food distribution. Please see Connie or Tom at 7:30am on either Tuesday or Thursday.

VICTOR’S MEN meets at the conclusion of Men’s Bible Study 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. Please consider helping with small jobs around the church property. Since our regular custodian is on vacation, your help is very appreciated! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HIGHWAY CLEAN UP – watch for an announcement of our next clean up event!

MISSION

NOISY OFFERING – Every 5th Sunday at both services
Noisy Offering is our opportunity to share the blessings that God has given us with a deserving ministry outside our church walls. Our Noisy Offering on October 30th will be collected and given to Operation Christmas Child to offset the postage needed in getting the shoeboxes to the children in need.

SHOEBOX DONATIONS
Check out the raffle! All proceeds go to the Shoebox ministry. Please mark November 12 on your calendar for the Packing Party and Breakfast!

Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Rock Point, AZ
The Mission serves the local community as a church, clinic, school, and community/cultural center. The remote and isolated location of Rock Point (40 miles SW of Four Corners) gives rise to the vital importance of the Mission as it reaches out to serve the needs of 2,600 Navajos living within a 10 mile radius.
House of Prayer is the congregation located on the Navajo Lutheran Mission campus, serving the Rock Point community as a center for spiritual learning and cultural dialog. Kate Adelman serves House of Prayer as local pastor and teacher. Community members assist with leadership and Navajo translation.
Hózhó Café, a ministry of House of Prayer, serves a warm meal daily, Monday – Friday, welcoming young and old to taste and see God’s abundance.
The Mission School is a private Christian school serving children from Kindergarten to sixth grade. When possible, upon registration, each child receives a backpack containing school supplies and a personal hygiene kit. The students often live in areas with limited to no access to electricity and/or water. The Mission addresses this need by providing showers for student use throughout the school year.
The Clinic is operated through a partnership with Tachiinii Nursing Services, Inc. Ivan Jones, Nurse and owner, is a Rock Point resident committed to providing the best possible healthcare for the community. 
To learn more about the Mission needs go to https://www.nelm.org/needs.html