On the 24th of July we moved to one worship service at 10:00 am. There are a series of events that led to this change. This will not be a blending of the Praise Service with the Traditional Worship Service but it will be an integration of the two. Because of the course and nature of the worship there is no defined ending time. Suffice it to say worship begins at 10:00 am…. Spread the Word!
To all of my brothers and sisters who have voiced concern about a separated worship taking away the opportunity to build community, this is your chance to support your view by attending regularly. And by your invitation build the community of faith with friends, neighbors and relatives who have been missing. What a great opportunity to show that we are stronger together than separate.
We really are a blessed church. We have a wealth of faith resources, many that are yet untapped. During this time of summer I urge you to pray about your place and part in our community of faith. We are the Body of Christ and together we are an awesome witness of God’s love.
“You are the Body of Christ and individually members of it.” – I Corinthians 12:27
As individuals (disciples) and as the church (The Body of Christ) lived out in love:
“4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 13:4-7
Join Reverend Underwood and friends to prepare our hearts and minds for worship. Meet Wednesday mornings at 10am. Come as you are, come when you can, join the Lectionary Bible Study in the church office or from your home in prayerful preparation.
31Jul Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (UMH 830)
**Sunday scripture may change at the time of worship.
Ages 3 and up welcome. At Cave Quest vacation Bible school, kids experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth—which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! Come explore with us this summer! Registrations forms are available in the church office or online @ victorumc.org
Flexible Summer Hours in the Administrative Offices which are located at the top of the stairs over Wesley Hall. Feel free to call to make an appointment. David and Kim will be in the office off and on and will do our best to flex our hours to meet any and all appointments. You may request a more accessible location to meet as well, just give us a call. If you have an urgent need do not hesitate to contact David by text or call his personal cell phone.
Summer Pastor Calls. If you know of someone in need of a prayer call or admitted to a hospital, please contact the Pastor as soon as possible by text or personal cell 766-9660. Feel free to call the Pastor’s cell when things are urgent so that David can attend to the need.
The invitation to invite the pastor (not the pastor’s family) for a home visit has shown that either there is little desire to have the pastor visit or there is an expectation that the pastor will invite himself. Honestly, the best model for visitation is to have church disciples go two by two and visit all those related to the church with part of the visitation agenda to inquire about a pastoral visit.
I am more than happy to make home visits and at this point I will work at inviting myself into homes. I do not need to go with anyone because often times pastoral conversations need to be kept in confidence, but I do need help making appointments. I will begin to set times aside in the week and have the church administrative assistant (or another who may be interested in working in this ministry with me) call for appointments.