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April 13, 2014 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, please see an attendant out in the lobby. Anyone wearing an orange lanyard will be happy to help you find answers to your questions. COMMUNICATION CARDS are located in the pew back or can be accessed by scanning the QR code below. Please fill one out, and put it in the bag that will pass by during the offering. STOP BY THE HOSPITALITY SUITE after the service to learn more about the programs and ministries of Victory Church, while enjoying refreshments and meeting our Pastor. CHILDREN ARE A TOP PRIORITY AT VICTORY CHURCH, and exciting ageappropriate programs are provided for those in preschool - 5th grade. We also have a fully staffed nursery for younger children and cry rooms that broadcast the services. The Victory Host at the Information Desk is available to provide directions and answer any questions you may have. IF YOU MISS A WEEK, visit the website to view messages online. Podcasts are also available via iTunes by searching “Victory Church, Lakeland.” FIRST AID PROVIDERS are available in the event of a medical emergency. Contact the nearest usher for help. VICTORY CHURCH OFFERS over 100 exciting programs and ministries for every age group and interest. Stop by the Information Desk for more information. SCAN THIS QR CODE with your smart phone to mark your attendance, give online, submit a prayer request, view upcoming news & events, or submit a connection card. Free QR code reader apps are available for download, and will enable you to scan the unique QR code each week.

Whether you’re just beginning your spiritual journey by asking questions about God, or are a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Victory Church. You’ll find that this is a place where you really matter – because you matter to God.


SUNDAY, APRIL 13 8:15 & 10:15 AM 9 & 10:45 AM

9 AM 9:30 AM

9:30 & 10:45 AM 10:45 AM 4:45 PM 5 PM 6 PM

Palm Sunday (“3 Days” Easter Message Series Continues) Sunday Morning Café Morning Worship Services/Communion Early Childhood (Birth-Pre K) Clubhouse (K-1st Grade) Kidtricity Blast Off (Children’s Program - Grades 2-5) Transit North (Middle School) High School Life Classes Merge Life Class VictoryLife Classes (Adults) Kidtricity (Children’s Program – Grades 2-5) Water Baptism Info Class Panama Mission Trip Informational Meeting Evening Worship Service/Baptism Nursery (Birth – 3 years) Safari Club (4 year olds - Kindergarten) Kidtricity (1st - 5th Grade) Student Church (Middle & High School) Merge (Young Adults)

FLC Café Sanctuary Various Rooms FLC Room 122 Kidtricity Room FLC Auditorium Portable 13 Prayer Room Various Rooms Kidtricity Room Mezzanine Room 1 Mezzanine Room 8 Sanctuary Various Rooms Promise Land Rooms Kidtricity Room FLC Café FLC Auditorium

MONDAY, APRIL 14 7 AM 8:45 AM 7 PM

10 AM 5 PM 6:30 PM

8 PM

7 AM 9:30 AM 5:30 PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 15 Men’s Prayer Meeting Ladies Bible Study Living Free Support Groups

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

Women’s Intercessory Prayer Praying Mothers Evening Worship Service Nursery (Birth – 2 years) Royal Rangers & Girls Ministries - Boys & Girls Scouting Programs (Ages 3-18 years) Student Church (Middle School - College) VictoryLife Classes Choir Rehearsal Orchestra Rehearsal

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Ladies Prayer Meeting Ladies Bible Study & Prayer Worship Team Rehearsal

Sanctuary FLC Room 116 Various Rooms

Hospitality Suite Prayer Room Sanctuary Various Rooms Various Rooms FLC Auditorium Various Rooms Music Suite Music Suite

Prayer Room Hospitality Suite Music Suite

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Good Friday (Offices Closed)

9 AM 10 AM

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Nursery and Early Childhood Easter Celebration SWSS Kids Club Service

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 8:15 & 10:15 AM 9 & 10:45 AM

9 AM 9:30 AM

9:30 & 10:45 AM 10:45 AM 6 PM

Easter Sunday Sunday Morning Café Morning Worship Services Early Childhood (Birth-Pre K) Clubhouse (K-1st Grade) Kidtricity Blast Off (Children’s Program - Grades 2-5) Transit North (Middle School) High School Life Classes Merge Life Class VictoryLife Classes (Adults) Kidtricity (Children’s Program – Grades 2-5) Evening Worship Service/Russ Taff Concert Nursery (Birth – 3 years) Safari Club (4 year olds - Kindergarten) Kidtricity (1st - 5th Grade) Student Church (Middle & High School) Merge (Young Adults)

FLC Auditorium Dream Center

FLC Café Sanctuary Various Rooms FLC Room 122 Kidtricity Room FLC Auditorium Portable 13 Prayer Room Various Rooms Kidtricity Room Sanctuary Various Rooms Promise Land Rooms Kidtricity Room FLC Café FLC Auditorium

1401 Griffin Road • Lakeland, FL 33810

| VICTORYCHURCH 863.859.6000 • www.victorylakeland.org


EASTER LILIES FOR SALE

Today is the last day to purchase an Easter Lily in memory of a loved one, for Easter Sunday, April 20, for only $6 each. Please sign up and pay at the Information Desk. A special insert will be included in the bulletin in commemoration of these loved ones. You are welcome to take the plant home with you following the evening service on Easter Sunday.

NURSERY & EARLY CHILDHOOD EASTER CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 | 9 - 11 AM Join us for our annual Nursery & Early Childhood Easter Celebration. Our activities will include brunch, crafts, an egg hunt, and an Easter story.

WATER BAPTISM

TODAY | 4:45 PM | MEZZANINE ROOM 1 If you have accepted Christ, and would like to be baptized, please attend our baptism class today. Immediately following the class will be the baptism, held during our 6 PM service. Robes will be provided, but please wear a dark t-shirt and shorts under the robe. Sign up online at victorylakeland.org/water-baptism or at the Information Desk.

PANAMA MISSION TRIP INFORMATIONAL MEETING

TODAY | 5 PM | MEZZANINE ROOM 8 During this mission trip to Panama City, Panama, July 8 - 15, we will construct a Latin America Child Care school, as well as conduct a children’s ministry program, a medical clinic, and evangelism efforts. The cost is $1,195. Please make plans to attend this important informational meeting. We also will be discussing our upcoming trips to Nairobi, Kenya and Cuba. For questions, please contact Joyce Albanese, at 859-6000, ext. 222.

EASTER PHOTOS

Get ready to dress your best and bring your family to Victory on Easter Sunday, April 20, as we will have Joshua/Paul Photography on site to take family pictures for only $10 each. The price includes the sitting fee and a 5 x 7 print. Ticket sales will begin today in the main lobby. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your family photo while helping support our Student Church Summer Mission Trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

BRANDON HEATH AND MANDISA CONCERT TOUR

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 | 7 PM | SANCTUARY 2 unique artists. 1 amazing live experience. Join Victory Church, along with GrammyNominated Brandon Heath, and Grammy Award-Winner Mandisa, for an amazing night of worship. Tickets are available for $23 in the Bookstore or online at thejoyfm.com.

LEADERCAST

FRIDAY, MAY 9 | 9 AM - 4:30 PM | SANCTUARY This LIVE, nationally simulcast event will be shown on the giant screen, and will feature world-class leaders like Andy Stanley, Laura Bush, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and more. Purchase your tickets at www.thejoyfm.com for $79 before April 30.

VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY - NOW ENROLLING

Victory Christian Academy, our private Christian school, is now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year for Preschool - 12th Grade. For more information on Victory Christian Academy, please call 863-858-5614 or visit www.vcaonline.org.

VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY FUNDRAISER

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 | 5 - 8 PM | NORTH OR SOUTH LAKELAND CHICK-FIL-A Help support VCA by visiting Chick-Fil-A (North or South Lakeland)! Mention VCA when you order, and 20% of your purchase will be given back to our school. The funds have been designated to purchase new Accelerated Reading books and new library books for all grade levels.

LAKELAND AREA MEN’S EVENT

MONDAY, APRIL 28 | 6:30 PM | BARTOW FIRST ASSEMBLY You are invited to join men from the greater Lakeland area for a quarterly men’s dinner and rally. Steve Powell, Pen Florida District Secretary, will be the featured speaker. If you wish to ride a van from Victory, please sign up at the Information Desk in the lobby. For more details, contact Barb Noble at bnoble@victorylakeland.org.

TAKE HEART SIDEWALK SALE - SAVE THE DATE/SAVE YOUR STUFF

The Take Heart Project, a local non-profit working toward improving the lives of widows and orphans in Kenya, is having a Sidewalk Sale May 16-17 (location & times tbd). For more information on donation dates, please stop by the Information Desk and pick up a flyer.


VICTORY VICTORYMINISTRIES MINISTRIES TH CHILDREN’S MINISTRY - BIRTH THROUGH 5TH5GRADE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY - BIRTH THROUGH GRADE

SUNDAYS @ 9@ & 910:45 AM AM & 6& PM | WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM PM SUNDAYS & 10:45 6 PM | WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and he will not depart fromfrom it.” Our goalgoal for for “Train up a child in the way he should go, and he will not depart it.” Our every child that comes through Children’s Ministry is to feel safe and loved, to sense every child that comes through Children’s Ministry is to feel safe and loved, to sense the presence of God, andand to be ample opportunity for growth in Christ. For For more the presence of God, togiven be given ample opportunity for growth in Christ. more information on our many children’s programs, please contact us at 863-859-6000 information on our many children’s programs, please contact us at 863-859-6000 ext. ext. 310.310.

STUDENT CHURCH - MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS STUDENT CHURCH - MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM PM | FLC AUDITORIUM WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 | FLC AUDITORIUM OurOur heartbeat is to see students cultivate a lifea of by growing closer to to heartbeat is to see students cultivate lifeleadership of leadership by growing closer Christ, andand our our main weekly gathering provides an opportunity for students to connect Christ, main weekly gathering provides an opportunity for students to connect withwith eacheach other, celebrate the goodness of God, andand be challenged to impact theirtheir other, celebrate the goodness of God, be challenged to impact world. For For more info,info, visitvisit our our website at www.studentchurch.net or call us atus at world. more website at www.studentchurch.net or call 863-859-6000 ext. ext. 324.324. 863-859-6000

MERGE - YOUNG ADULTS MERGE - YOUNG ADULTS

SUNDAYS @ 6@ PM | FLC AUDITORIUM SUNDAYS 6 PM | FLC AUDITORIUM OurOur weekly gathering is allisabout connection: God’s presence, God’s people, andand weekly gathering all about connection: God’s presence, God’s people, God’s Word. JoinJoin us, and we guarantee thatthat you’ll experience a refreshing atmosphere God’s Word. us, and we guarantee you’ll experience a refreshing atmosphere andand be greeted by some of the people you’ll everever meet. Please call call be greeted by some of friendliest the friendliest people you’ll meet. Please 863-859-6000 ext. ext. 324324 or visit www.mergelakeland.com. 863-859-6000 or visit www.mergelakeland.com.

ADULT PLUS MINISTRIES - SENIORS ADULT PLUS MINISTRIES - SENIORS

CHAPEL | FRIDAYS @ 9:45 AM AM (PRE-SERVICE SINGING @ 9:30 AM)AM) | CHAPEL CHAPEL | FRIDAYS @ 9:45 (PRE-SERVICE SINGING @ 9:30 | CHAPEL THERE WILL BE NO CHAPEL SERVICE THISTHIS WEEK - Offi ces ces Closed for Good Friday. THERE WILL BE NO CHAPEL SERVICE WEEK - Offi Closed for Good Friday. THETHE BREAKFAST CLUB | MONDAY , APRIL 21 |21 8:30 - 10:30 AM AM BREAKFAST CLUB | MONDAY , APRIL | 8:30 - 10:30 JoinJoin us atusthe Corral, 4705 HwyHwy 98 N., NEW opportunity for fellowship at Golden the Golden Corral, 4705 98 for N., afor a NEW opportunity for fellowship on the Monday of every month. CostCost is only $6 and includes a private meeting on 3rd the 3rd Monday of every month. is only $6 and includes a private meeting room, the breakfast buffet, drink, andand gratuity. OurOur program willwill include a seminar andand room, the breakfast buffet, drink, gratuity. program include a seminar Q&A on current Estate Planning andand waysways to avoid Probate. Mark it down for the Q&A on current Estate Planning to avoid Probate. Mark it down for day the day afterafter Easter. We We hope to see many of you there. Easter. hope to see many of you there.

COMMUNITY COMMUNITYEVENTS EVENTS RUN 4 LOVE 5K 5K RUN 4 LOVE

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 19 | 8 AM | LAKE HOLLINGSWORTH SATURDAY, APRIL | 8 AM | LAKE HOLLINGSWORTH All proceeds will go to support the work of Love146. Love146 Is working to end All proceeds will go to support the work of Love146. Love146 Is working to end child traffi cking and exploitation through survivor care, prevention education, andand child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care, prevention education, professional training. For more information, contact Becky Waddell at professional training. For more information, contact Becky Waddell at gideondcat@aol.com. gideondcat@aol.com.

YOUTH FOR CHRIST SPIN-TACULAR BASKETBALL SHOW YOUTH FOR CHRIST SPIN-TACULAR BASKETBALL SHOW

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 |22 7 -| 8:30 PM PM | FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE TUESDAY, APRIL 7 - 8:30 | FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE America’s Got Talent Stars, “Champions Forever,” are coming to Lakeland! JoinJoin Youth America’s Got Talent Stars, “Champions Forever,” are coming to Lakeland! Youth For For Christ and their special guests for this exciting event. YFC reaches young people Christ and their special guests for this exciting event. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together withwith the local church, andand other like-minded partners to to everywhere, working together the local church, other like-minded partners raiseraise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word, prayer, andand a passion for sharing Christ. the Word, prayer, a passion for sharing Christ.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 13 8:15 & 10:15 AM 9 & 10:45 AM

9 AM 9:30 AM

9:30 & 10:45 AM 10:45 AM 4:45 PM 5 PM 6 PM

Palm Sunday (“3 Days” Easter Message Series Continues) Sunday Morning Café Morning Worship Services/Communion Early Childhood (Birth-Pre K) Clubhouse (K-1st Grade) Kidtricity Blast Off (Children’s Program - Grades 2-5) Transit North (Middle School) High School Life Classes Merge Life Class VictoryLife Classes (Adults) Kidtricity (Children’s Program – Grades 2-5) Water Baptism Info Class Panama Mission Trip Informational Meeting Evening Worship Service/Baptism Nursery (Birth – 3 years) Safari Club (4 year olds - Kindergarten) Kidtricity (1st - 5th Grade) Student Church (Middle & High School) Merge (Young Adults)

FLC Café Sanctuary Various Rooms FLC Room 122 Kidtricity Room FLC Auditorium Portable 13 Prayer Room Various Rooms Kidtricity Room Mezzanine Room 1 Mezzanine Room 8 Sanctuary Various Rooms Promise Land Rooms Kidtricity Room FLC Café FLC Auditorium

MONDAY, APRIL 14 7 AM 8:45 AM 7 PM

10 AM 5 PM 6:30 PM

8 PM

7 AM 9:30 AM 5:30 PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 15 Men’s Prayer Meeting Ladies Bible Study Living Free Support Groups

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

Women’s Intercessory Prayer Praying Mothers Evening Worship Service Nursery (Birth – 2 years) Royal Rangers & Girls Ministries - Boys & Girls Scouting Programs (Ages 3-18 years) Student Church (Middle School - College) VictoryLife Classes Choir Rehearsal Orchestra Rehearsal

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Ladies Prayer Meeting Ladies Bible Study & Prayer Worship Team Rehearsal

Sanctuary FLC Room 116 Various Rooms

Hospitality Suite Prayer Room Sanctuary Various Rooms Various Rooms FLC Auditorium Various Rooms Music Suite Music Suite

Prayer Room Hospitality Suite Music Suite

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Good Friday (Offices Closed)

9 AM 10 AM

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Nursery and Early Childhood Easter Celebration SWSS Kids Club Service

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 8:15 & 10:15 AM 9 & 10:45 AM

9 AM 9:30 AM

9:30 & 10:45 AM 10:45 AM 6 PM

Easter Sunday Sunday Morning Café Morning Worship Services Early Childhood (Birth-Pre K) Clubhouse (K-1st Grade) Kidtricity Blast Off (Children’s Program - Grades 2-5) Transit North (Middle School) High School Life Classes Merge Life Class VictoryLife Classes (Adults) Kidtricity (Children’s Program – Grades 2-5) Evening Worship Service/Russ Taff Concert Nursery (Birth – 3 years) Safari Club (4 year olds - Kindergarten) Kidtricity (1st - 5th Grade) Student Church (Middle & High School) Merge (Young Adults)

FLC Auditorium Dream Center

FLC Café Sanctuary Various Rooms FLC Room 122 Kidtricity Room FLC Auditorium Portable 13 Prayer Room Various Rooms Kidtricity Room Sanctuary Various Rooms Promise Land Rooms Kidtricity Room FLC Café FLC Auditorium

1401 Griffin Road • Lakeland, FL 33810

| VICTORYCHURCH 863.859.6000 • www.victorylakeland.org


Victory Church Bulletin 04/13/14