Weekly News from CVLC

“Transformed by Grace, Faith, and Love” - On Sunday, we begin a three-week stewardship emphasis titled Transformed by Grace, Faith, and Love. As God’s people, we are so blessed that his abundant gifts of grace, faith, and love never cease and are new every morning. How great is his faithfulness to us (Lamentations 3:23)! Filled with God’s presence, we become God-pleasing stewards, who manage all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes. Each week during our emphasis in this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, we will focus on one of the gifts of grace, faith, and love. On November 19th, we will celebrate Consecration Sunday with our intent of giving! Stewardship is our response to God’s gifts! “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 4:1-2)


Lunch Bunch  will meet on Tuesday, November 14 at 11:30 am at Mikino's  Restaurant, 6169  St. Andrews Road in the Big Lots /Hallmark Shopping Center where Zorba's is. Please call Pat Erickson to make a reservation. Thank you and see you there!


Trunk or Treat - Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, October 28 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. Please come out and decorate your trunk and hand out candy to our trick or treaters. Inside, we will have games and face painting and tattoos. Please contact Robyn Westphal if you plan to be there with a decorated trunk and hand out candy,  if you can donate baked goods for the cake walk, or volunteer to help.


All Saints Sunday - On All Saints Sunday, November 5, we will remember in prayer our loved ones and friends we have lost this past year. There is a list posted in the narthex for you to write the names of those you would like to remember, or you can call the church at 732-2668.


We have open dates on the FLOWER CHART - The following dates are open: November 12 & 26; December 3, 10, & 17. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank You!


IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CHURCH HOME, WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU AS A PART OF OUR CHRISTUS VICTOR FAMILY! If you are interested in learning more about membership at Christus Victor or are considering joining, please let Pastor Fred know! We plan on receiving new members in the near future and would love to include you!


Oyster Roast - Our Oyster Roast will be held on Saturday, November 4 at  6:00 pm at Pine Island Club, 150 Pine Island Road. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings or by contacting the church office. We will have oysters, shrimp, steak, and corn. Please bring with you: oyster shucking supplies, steak knife and beverages. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, November 1.


YOUNG ADULTS - On October 29th, after the 10:30 service, the Young Adults will be heading to Applebee's for lunch, fellowship, and a casual chat about how Jesus talked to different people in his life - and how that relates to our lives now. Anyone ages 18-30s is invited to attend - and welcome to bring friends! Please let Beth C know whether you plan to attend by calling/texting her at 304-261-1703 or emailing golighttheworld@gmail.com.


SnackPack Items Needed - All Snackpack items should be in individual serving packaging. A chart in on the bulletin board in the narthex. Thank you! Canned Ravioli or Spaghetti-o’s (14/15 oz size); Grits; Fruit Cups; Ramen Noodles; Cereal; Applesauce; Rice Krispy Treats; Oatmeal; Fruit Snacks; Macaroni & Cheese; Slim Jims; Granola Bars; Snack Cracker Packs; Capri Sun; Ramen Cups.


BINGO PRIZES NEEDED - Please pick up any household items such as dish detergent, toiletries, toilet paper, etc, and place them in the box we have set up in the narthex to collect prizes for Bingo at Wood’s Edge and Lakeside. We are also in need of grand prizes - $25 gift cards to Walmart or Dollar Tree. Thanks!


West Virginia Christmas Support – We are collecting donations in the narthex for our annual West Virginia Christmas support. We are collecting canned food (#10 cans), children’s clothes, and adult clothes. If you have any questions on this ministry please see Joe Stoudenmire or Tom Counts.