Serving in Worship This Sunday – November 9, 2014

This week in your prayers, please pray for:
Serving in Worship This Sunday – November 9, 2014
Altar Guild:
Coffee Ministry:
Communion Assistants:
Commune Assistants:
Offering Counters:
Worship Coordinator:
Worship Team Members:
Julie Johnson
Bill & Tara Biwer
Jim & Brittany Roberts
Jeremy Engebretson
Martin & Debi Teall
Jo Biebighauser
Paul Krueger
Rachel Rief
Julie Westcott
Lucas Rausenberger/Ashley Neutgens
Ben & Kristin Otto
Craine Family
David Link/Eric Schuman
Kristin Parrott
Chuck & Devan Friedbauer
Jim & Dee Lipe
Kelly Gallardo
Jo Biebighauser
Bill Biwer
Cindy Harman
Dean Honebrink
Paul Krueger
Scott Parrott
Nathan Rood
R. Schumacher
Jerry Vilmain
Serving in Worship Next Sunday – November 16, 2014
Altar Guild:
Coffee Ministry:
Communion Assistants:
Commune Assistants:
Offering Counters:
Worship Coordinator:
Worship Team Members:
Mandy Kersting/Lucy Engebretson
Dar Vilmain
Jeremy & Michelle Engebretson
Zeiher Family
Brian Vieregge
Tom & Judi Strobel
Gabe Friedbauer
Cory Guethling
Candie Sather
Wayne Studenski
Luke Johnson/Nolan Kemp
Teri Morton
Eggers Family
Corey & Jessica Grothman
Barry Johnson
Marv & Tammara Koppen
Ray & Betty Pioske
Karen Otto
Jo Biebighauser
Bill Biwer
Dean Honebrink
Cary Grell
Paul Krueger
Arthur Ostrowski
Kristin Parrott
Kevin Spencer
Charles Thompson Mindy Tylicki
Christ Victorious Staff:
Pastor Paul Biebighauser, Senior Pastor
x 222
Rebekah Schumacher, Director of Christian Education
x 223
Renee Jopp, Adult Discipleship Administrator
x 228
Jo Biebighauser, Director of Worship
Ann Rahl, Secretary
x 221
Karen McDonald, Early Childhood Center Director
x 225
Heidi Johnston, Early Childhood Center Assistant Director
x 225
Ted Lange, Facilities
Governing Board
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November 9, 2014
Health Concerns
 Darlene Schwichtenberg’s battle with cancer
 Laurie Berg’s father, Randy, recovering from a stroke and heart attack
 Suzanne, awaiting potential treatment for a brain aneurysm
Special Prayers
For all broken and hurting marriages, that Christ might bring healing, forgiveness, and strength
For Andy and Angela, adopting a son in China this week
For our upcoming prayer groups, prayer vigils, and new mission work following “40 Days of Prayer”
For our newly elected/reelected government leaders
For our plans at Christ Victorious to start a new mission church
Pray for Gideons International and their important work in sharing God’s Word
Prayer Requests - Would you like to add a prayer request for next week's worship folder? Please submit a
prayer request (on the back of a Welcome Sheet) today, or call or email the church office. In addition, prayers
for the prayer chain can be submitted to Carolyn Wetzel at 952-448-4447/ [email protected]
Next Sunday’s Scripture Readings
First Lesson: Zephaniah 1:7-16
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30
Wednesday Bible Studies/Children’s Ministry, November 12:
Dinner begins at 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.-Tacos
Bible Studies & Children’s Ministry begins at 6:00 p.m.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Preschool Update
Where do lady bugs go in the winter? Why are the squirrels so busy? What do raccoons do to get ready for the
cold? Ask the preschoolers next week-they will be experts!
Jo Biebighauser Accepts Worship Director Role at Christ Victorious
Effective October 15, 2014, Jo Biebighauser has accepted our Governing Board’s offer to serve as the Worship
Director at CVLC. Jo has been serving as our Traditional Worship Director this past year, and has been serving as
Interim Worship Director (with responsibilities for both our traditional 8:15 service and contemporary 10:45
service) since Mindy Gallagher’s resignation August 3, 2014. Our Governing Board has combined these two
positions to obtain the synergies and benefits of having only one (combined) position – a part-time position of 18
hours per week – and offered Jo the position after a thorough search to fill the position. Please keep Jo in your
prayers as the Lord works through her gifts in enhancing our worship services at Christ Victorious, as we give
thanks to her for accepting these important responsibilities.
‘Know Christ. Share Christ.’
Sign up for a small group today! All small groups meet Wednesday night from 6:00-7:15 p.m. If you are new,
returning, or a member join us on Wednesday nights throughout the year for Small group opportunities that will
enrich your faith and offer learning and fellowship opportunities. This current session, Session 2, there are three
studies being offered “ Love and Logic®”, “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado, and “Acts” by Peter Meier.
Session 3 begins January 7, with registration beginning December 3. Dinner is beforehand from 5:00-5:45
p.m. Please contact Rebekah if you want to join a small group or receive more information.
[email protected]
Please Welcome and Support Gideons International This Morning
We are blessed to have Dave Anderson, a representative from Gideons International with us at Christ Victorious
this morning. The Gideons perform wonderful ministries (such as placing Bibles in every hotel room, giving Bibles
to college students, etc.) and need our support to continue their important work. Please stop by their display
table in the church lobby this morning to find out various ways you can help support them!
Upcoming Events and Announcements - Continued
Bible Study Opportunities Continued
2016 National Youth Gathering
Attention all 7th-11th graders! Sign up for the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans!! The first down payment is
due January 15. Contact Rebekah for details and information! CVLC desires ALL youth to attend. The LCMS Youth
Gathering provides thousands of youth (like you!) and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of
God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. During the five days
of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service and fellowship with others from
across the synod and world. Last week, many of the youth and youth parents met for a NYG information meeting.
Please contact Rebekah if you were unable to make it to the meeting. The National Youth Gathering is for all youth
entering their 9th grade year or turning 14 summer of 2016. Contact Rebekah to sign up or if you have questions at
[email protected]
CVLC Christmas Program!
Mark your calendar for CVLC’s Christmas Program at 4:00 p.m. on December 14 at Christ Victorious! CVLC’s Pre K4th graders will lead us in a celebration of our Savior. Followed by a chili/soup dinner with Christmas activities
(crafts, Christmas games, Christmas photo booth) for the whole family! There will also be a silent auction and all
proceeds will go towards the 2016 National Youth Gathering. We look forward to celebrate our Savior’s birth with
your family and friends!
Screen Operators Needed
Please consider serving as a Screen Operator as there is an urgent need for volunteers at the 8:15 a.m. worship
services. Those who are in the 8th grade or older, have the ability to remain focused and are interested in serving
in this area of ministry should contact Renee as soon as possible at 952-443-2993, ext. 228 /
[email protected]
Wednesday Night Children’s Ministry (Pre K – 4th Grade)
Join us Wednesday nights for Children’s Ministry! The Crossing Room doors will open at 5:55 pm! This is for Pre K4th grade. The youth of our congregation (wearing tie-dyed shirts) will be serving during the Children’s Ministry!
Join us for games, skits, songs, and activities. Contact Jen Johnson with questions at [email protected]
Prayer Vigil Opportunity!
As we become familiar with God’s word, we soon realize that prayer is intended to be central in our lives. It is
through prayer that we thank and praise God, place our burdens in His hands and bring to Him the needs of others,
including our enemies. It is also in part through prayer that we build our relationships with God, talking to Him
throughout the day. With prayer being such a vital part of a believer’s life, Christ Victorious is establishing a
prayer ministry to provide additional support and opportunities for prayer within and outside of the
church. Would you be willing to pray for the direction of this new ministry? A 24 hour prayer vigil will be held on
December 5th-6th, during which we will seek God’s guidance. Watch for the sign-up sheet and more information
coming soon!
Open Your Heart to Receive Blessings
Are you hurting, unemployed or struggling financially? Consider allowing others to bless you with a grocery store
gift card for the purchase of Thanksgiving meal groceries. Please contact Pastor Paul at 952-443-2993, ext. 222 /
[email protected] on or before Monday, November 17th if you could benefit from this ministry. This
information will be kept in strictest confidence.
Beth Moore Bible Study at Christ Victorious
The Beth Moore’s study, “Children of the Day” meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. We will walk
the shores of Thessalonica with this verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. During this study,
you'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not coincidental - God's timing
is impeccable! Questions or would like to join this study contact Janet Houtari at [email protected] or
Rebekah Schumacher.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study - “You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Our Turbulent Times”
“You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times”, by Max Lucado what this group is
studying. Sometimes the challenges of life threaten to overwhelm us. We wonder how we'll carry on
after the day the bottom drops out. This study will encourage anyone through any type of struggle. This
study meets every Wednesday from 9:00 –10:15 a.m. Drop-ins always welcome! Contact Linda Krantz at
952-443-3411 for more information.
“Wednesday Evening Bible Studies: Each Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Children’s Ministry: A children’s program for Pre K– Grade 4 meeting in the Crossings room.
5th & 6th Graders: Meet up in Lobby of Crossings Room
H.S. Bible Study: Join the youth in a study called: Lead Like Jesus – IGNITE
Adult Bible Studies: Acts, Love and Logic® & You’ll Get Through This—various locations
7th & 8th Grade Youth Confirmation
Confirmation class meeting every Wednesday from 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Youth Information
Rebekah Schumacher, DCE contact: 952-443-2993 x 223/[email protected]
High School Youth
 Bible Study, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Rebekah’s office
 Join us Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in Rebekah’s office with Brenden and Emily Honebrink for Lead Like
Jesus – IGNITE.
 Meet at Victoria Rec Center November 16, and December 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for pickle ball, volleyball,
and other games! Please drop off and pick up at the Victoria Rec Center. Parents are welcome to stay and
play! Contact Rebekah if you have any questions.
 H. S. Girls Group: Meet at Caribou (by Target) on November 23 at 6:00 p.m. for Bible Study. Contact Rebekah
if there are questions
 7th & 8th Grade Youth Group: November 30 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. at Christ Victorious. Join us for a fun filled
night with games, pizza, and activities! Bring a friend and get ready for some laughter! Contact Rebekah if
there are questions.
Jr. High and High School Christmas Party: Remember the Christmas party last year? Join us again for another
annual Youth Christmas Party on December 21! Join us at the Victoria Gym from 5:00-6:00 for games and ride
on over with the youth leaders and parents to CVLC for the Christmas party from 6:00-7:30p.m. Plan to wear an
ugly Christmas Sweater, bring a fun gift under 5 dollars, Christmas photo booth, Christmas activities, and plan
for another epic Christmas party! Christmas prize for those who invite a friend. Contact Rebekah if there are
Upcoming Events and Announcements - Continued
Upcoming Events and Announcements - Continued
Love INC Partners With ReQuip
2015 Dental & Hygiene Clinic Service Opportunities
ReQuip, located in Eden Prairie, accepts all types of equipment and re-purposes it. ReQuip picks up, cleans,
inspects, warehouses, and sells donated items resulting in revenue helping to support the mission of Love INC.
Remember to let ReQuip know you want funds generated from the sale of your donations to be designated to Love
INC. To learn more or schedule a pickup, call 800-670-5110 or visit
Service Opportunity: Food Basket Project
Saturday, November 22, 9:30-11am. We begin at the Chaska Community Center getting instructions and packing
the food. Then we will share God’s love by delivering Turkeys and Thanksgiving fixings to the homes of 100 families
in the local area. East Union Lutheran Church leads this project and needs many volunteers to help. It’s a great way
to serve others together as a family. If you are interested in helping, please contact Jen at 612-819-3034 by
November 15.
Bible Study Opportunities
“Lamentations” Bible Study at Christ Victorious
Why did God include an entire book in the Old Testament dedicated to the topic of
Lamentations? What is a “lament”? Are laments good – or bad? How is lamenting different from whining or
complaining? Pastor Paul is leading a Bible study titled, “Living a Life of Laments”. We’ll learn the purpose for
laments in our lives, and how we can grow closer to God through the experience of lamenting. We’ll examine
Old Testament examples of lamenting -- and see how this frequently neglected spiritual discipline can
encourage us in our faith. Bring your Bibles and questions each Sunday as we have fun exploring this new and
helpful topic!
Sunday School (toddler - High School) is every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. This is an important time in your
child’s life where your children are developing and growing in their faith through the Word of God. We need
you to make this year’s Sunday School a success! Contact Rebekah at [email protected] for
volunteer opportunities and for questions!
Parents and Toddlers - If you have a child who is around 2 years of age, please join Lynn Irrgang in the Nursery
during the Bible study hour every Sunday (9:30-10:30 a.m.). There will be a Bible study for you and your child!
Contact Lynn Irrgang at [email protected] if you have any questions.
High School Bible Study
9-12th Graders! Meet in Rebekah’s office for Bible Study every Sunday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Jr. High Bible Study
5th & 6th, 7th & 8th Bible Study will be in the multipurpose room every week beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Men’s Bible Study Join us for fellowship and Bible study and watch Monday Night Football after the study. The Men’s group will
study Spiritual Warfare every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. The next study date is November 17 from 6:45
to 7:45 p.m. at the Burfeind home. Join these men as they dig into the Word. Questions call Craig Burfeind at
612-817-4831/[email protected] or Chip Peglow at 952-905-1890/[email protected]
All volunteers for the 2015 clinics are now able to sign up online! Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists can
sign up by visiting Non dental professional volunteers should visit For more information contact Kerri Isder at 612390-1504 / [email protected] or Renee Jopp at 952-443-2993, ext. 228 / [email protected]
Sharing God’s Abundant Blessings!
A tangible way in which we can express the love of Jesus to our neighbor is to provide those in need with a
grocery store gift card for the purchase of Thanksgiving meal groceries. Gift cards can be in any denomination
and may be given to Pastor Paul or Renee on or before Wednesday, November 19.
Help us Decorate the Sanctuary with Poinsettias for Christmas
If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia to help decorate the sanctuary for Christmas, please pick up an
order form located on the usher stands or on the information counter. Orders and money need to be turned into
the Church (wooden box by nursery) on or before Sunday, November 23. Questions—contact Ann Rahl at 952443-2993 x221/[email protected]
5th & 6th Grade Small Group Wednesday Nights
If you are a 5th & 6th grader, join Andrea Wackerfuss Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the Crossings Room Lobby
for small group! Contact Andrea if you have any questions [email protected]
High School Wednesday Night Small Group
Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:15 p.m., join the youth here at CVLC for a Bible study entitled: Lead like Jesus –
IGNITE. We hope to see you Wednesday nights with Emily and Brenden Honebrink in Rebekah’s Office. Contact
Emily and Brenden if you have questions: [email protected]
Turkey Burner Workout
November 22, 9-10am at the Chaska Community Center. Bring love, hope and food to local families! Donate a 10
-15 pound turkey and participate in a great workout with Justin Yule (Owner and Personal Trainer, Chanhassen
Fitness Revolution) using your turkey as a weight. There will also be a child’s workout/game time at the same
time. Or simply donate a turkey for a family by dropping it off Saturday, November 22 before 10:00 am at the
Chaska Community Center. Check the Love INC website for registration information at
Bountiful Basket Food Shelf 1600 Bavaria Rd., Chaska 952-556-0244
Christ Victorious has committed to providing 400 Personal Care Products, i.e. shampoo/conditioner, deodorant,
bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, toilet tissue, etc. to
our local food shelf for the month of November. Help glorify God through your donations! Place any donations
in the designated counter cabinet in the lobby. Questions—contact Renee at 952-443-2993, ext. 228 /
[email protected]
Love INC FurniShare Great Room Sale
November 14-15 from 10am-5pm. Located at 2977 Water Tower Place in Chanhassen. Funds raised through
these sales help to support this ministry. More info about Love INC can be found at