Ministries and Events
Christ the Victor is blessed with a wonderful assortment of music ministry to enhance our worship experience. At our more traditional service, the organ under the skillful fingers of Laurel Graham provides both moving and rousing preludes and postludes, as well as accompaniment to hymns, songs and liturgy.
The music for our less traditional service is provided by La Paz, a group of musicians including singers, piano, guitar, bass, mandolin, and a variety of percussion. La Paz offers our humble talents up for God's glory and we are always amazed and blessed by the life and spirit he gives to our music. We are also excited when God leads new musicians to join us!
Christ the Victor also has a choir, under the leadership of two amazing directors, Jenny and Emily Woods. Choir anthems enhance both worship services twice a month. Choir rehearsals are a time of joyful fellowship and prayer as well as singing, and new members are always welcome! Call Larry Shilling, Music Director, for more information.
We believe that our youth are important and special, and we strive to include them in the life of the congregation as often as possible. There are also a lot of events and gatherings just for their age groups, to help them build relationships, learn life skills, and strengthen their faith!
Each year in March, we attend the Victoria Conference Youth Gathering, which offers worship, workshops, conversation on a specific theme, and fun interaction with other local youth and leaders. Each summer there are many opportunities for Camping experiences for junior and senior high youth. Some of the possibilities include Camp Chrysalis, Ebert Ranch, Lutherhill, or Beach Camp. Additionally, our youth participate in the week-long ELCA National Youth Gathering, which is held every third summer with Lutheran youth from all over the country.
As for Christian education, we offer weekly Confirmation classes for junior high youth, and Sunday school every week for both junior and senior high youth. Please call the office at 361-575-4363 for more information.
God's Gals is a women's bible study group that meets once a month. Share your faith with others and enjoy lively discussion and fellowship. For more information about joining God's Gals please call Carol at 361-572-4960.
Fishers of Men
Fishers of Men is a men's bible study group that meets monthly at Bayside restaurant in Victoria. Please call 361-575-4363 for meeting dates and times.
Pastor's Bible Study
Join Pastor Cheryl Kester-Schmidt and members of the congregation every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am in the Friendship Room. All are welcome! (At present we are having ZOOM Bible study. Please email the church office to receive the Zoom Invite.)
When we experience difficult times in our lives and faith journeys, it is helpful to have somebody to talk or pray with.
For those who desire a special visit, the Pastor is available for Pastoral counseling, premarital and marital counseling through the Prepare/Enrich program, and home, office, hospital, or nursing home visits. Additionally, members distribute Communion to the homebound on the first Sunday of each month.
Please call the office at (361) 575-4363 if you desire one of these ministries of care.