Church: A Family

Do you know of a place that's not your home, but it feels like it is? 

I'm talking about a place that no matter what you feel like, the feeling of being home will always be obvious the minute you walk through the doors. You feel at home and you feel at peace. You feel love, comfort, and acceptance. If you can relate to this, then you are so very blessed. Well, I am blessed to say that this is me. I have a place that makes me feel this way. It gives me peace, and it gives me love. I am surrounded by a family every time I am there. I am blessed to call Victorious Life Church, my second home.

So you have tried church before and said, well what makes your church so different?  Well I tried a lot of churches before too.  Besides the fact that God does such amazing moves through me in such awesome ways and I know He wants me here, but  to really answer the question, "So, what makes us different?"  It's the people. The wonderful people who opened there arms and accepted me in. Just like Jesus did.

With the incredible, loving people we have in our church and  pastors that are so passionate about what they do, Victorious Life Church will continue to expand the members of it's family. Because there's nothing better than a family ready to love its new members, right?

Author: Nic Lynn Stinson


All are welcome Sunday Mornings 10:30 AM😊

For more info go to www.thefpvlc.com



Hebrews 10:24-25

24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 

25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.



Today's News 8/4/19

Announcements:  

*The Church Block Party will be held September 14 and 15 2019 in Haslett Park.
*August 11 is Church in the Park hosted by River of Jubilee Church
*The Talley's will be with us August 25th-28th
*The next block party meeting will be August 18th after church and we will also be having our church dinner.  Bring a dish to pass!!
*Reminder, if you want anything added to the newsletter, or if your birthday or anniversary is incorrect or not on it, please let Nicolle know😀

Todays service:







Prayer requests:


Scriptures:
Romans 11:9-24
Isaiah 26: 1-4
Psalm:63



Block Party Meeting Notes:

We will be setting up for the block party at 8 AM.
If anyone is interested in baking for the bake sale, let Kayla know.
Pastor Donnie will be providing us flyers to distribute.
Pastor Charlie will be circulating to help the youth monitor the bounce houses.
We need everyone to bring extra coolers for drinks etc. and label them with tape and your name.
We will have letters for donations soon.



A Big Thank You!!

Donna Hansen Munafo recently came to Victorious Life Church and featured us on her Church Journeys blog.  You can read all about it here:


We wanted to give her a heartfelt thank you for a great visit and a wonderful post! <3


All are welcome Sunday mornings for Worship and the Word with us at 10:30 AM!! Hope to see you there!

Today's Announcements 7/21/19

Today's Announcements:

*The men's camping/hiking trip was a great success and everyone had a great time!!

*PRAISE REPORT: Jody passed her CDL!!  Congrat's Jody!

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY to PAM SEMPLE!!

*Our first Church Block Party meeting will be August 4th. See you there!

*There is still time to register for Vacation Bible School being held at the Methodist Church in St. Johnsville.  Register here: https://stjumc.myanswers.com/incredible-race/register/?fbclid=IwAR0eYrS4OdbvnJzyMb6OTm7q-Ze378xVBIMrLXR1P2QpFIptlV9wtRqfiWI Or Contact Jackie for details.  Also keep them in prayer:)



Prayer requests: Tracey Buley's dad is in the hospital, please, please keep him in prayer.  The Semple's will be traveling to Missouri this week, pray for safe travels.  If anyone else has any prayer needs, we would love to pray for you.  You can leave prayer requests here:


Todays scriptures: Isaiah 42:1-4 and Romans 10:19- Romans 11:6

Today's Announcement's and Special Happy Anniversary!

A Big Happy Anniversary This Month to :

Pastor Charlie Houle and Jacqueline Houle

&

Zack and Tracey Buley!


Today's Announcements:

Next Sunday is Church in the Park at 6 PM.

The Men's Hiking/Camping Trip Will be 7/19-7/21

The July Newsletter is available and updated here: CLICK HERE

Ladies Meeting Was Right After Service and was a Great Time!  We Made "Love Lists" For Our Prayer Binders.

For all prayer requests, please see our prayer request page: CLICK HERE


Today's Announcements

Here are today's Announcements:

*Sunday 7/7/19 at our 10:30 AM Service, we will have 4ever1 Worshipping with us.  All are welcome!

*Church in Haslett Park is July 13th at 6 PM

*The Men's Camping/Hiking Trip is Tentatively scheduled for July12-14 (this may change so stay tuned!)

* The Ladies will be having a Luncheon after church next week.  Don't forget to bring your Journals.  Even if we don't do a journaling page, there will be free stickers etc:)


4ever1 will be Worshiping with us on 7/7/19

Come on Out and Worship the Lord with us 

With 4ever1 With us on 7/7/19

Our service begins at 10:30 AM.  All Are Welcome:)



Do You Have Any Prayer Requests This Week?

John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.



Do you Have Any Prayer Requests This Week?  Comment Them Below and Let Us Pray for You!

Prayer Requests for the week of 6/2/19

John 14:13 ESV 

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.




If you have any needs we can pray for, please comment your prayer requests below.


IN MEMORY

John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down 

one’s life for one’s friends.” 

Let’s take a moment today to pray for their families, as well as 

for those currently serving in our Armed Forces.


David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
2 Samuel 9:1

As we continue to remember those who’ve died for our freedoms, may we also recall David’s example and extend kindness to those still living today <3.


Faith Journals

So What is A Faith Binder?







OUR FIRST MEETING WAS 5/19/19 AFTER CHURCH SERVICE.  WE HAD A LOT OF FUN.  WE DECORATED MINI BINDERS TO USE AS FAITH JOURNALS.



THEN WE DID A DEVOTIONAL PAGE ON THE TOPIC "LIES WE TELL OURSELVES VERSUS THE TRUTH GOD TELLS US"
CHECK OUT JUST A FEW OF THE AWESOME PAGES:




(COURTESY OF REBEKAH SEMPLE, ALYSAH SEMPLE AND NICOLLE STINSON)

THE BEST PART OF THE TIME WASN'T THE JOURNALING OR THE DECORATING BUT THE TIME SPENT FELLOWSHIPPING TOGETHER <3


THE MINIS BINDERS AND SOME OF THE SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED FOR  ANYONE INTERESTED IN STARTING OUT.  FEEL FREE TO COMMENT BELOW IF INTERESTED!

Prayer Requests For the Week of %/12/19-5/18/19




Please Pray for Evan and His Family as his father is coming off life support.

Please Continue to Pray for Savannah's baby Gracie as she has not opened her eyes.

Pray for Melissa who is fighting off cold symptoms this week.

Please comment any of your prayer needs below and we will happily pray for you!

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM 5/5/19

PLEASE PRAY FOR SAVANNAH AND HER NEW BABY AND JODI.

PRAY FOR COMFORT FOR PEARL.

PRAY FOR MELISSA.

PRAY FOR COMFORT FOR PAM.

PRAY FOR NIC AND A FAMILY DECISION.

May 28, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:




*YOUTH GATHERING AT PASTOR DONNIE SEMPLE'S HOUSE MAY 1, 2019 AT 6 PM

*LADIES WILL MEETING ON MAY 19 BEFORE CHURCH. WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT PUTTING TOGETHER FAITH JOURNALS AND GETTING TOGETHER FOR BIBLE STUDIES AND DEVOTIONAL FELLOWSHIP TIMES.  (FAITH JOURNAL SUPPLIES WILL BE SUPPLIED BY NICOLLE) . ALL ARE WELCOME (INCLUDING THE YOUTH) PLEASE LET NICOLLE KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THE FAITH JOURNALING SO SHE CAN BRING SUPPLIES FOR YOU:)! 

*WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN DOING CHILDREN'S CHURCH EACH SUNDAY.  THANK YOU TO CHIRS SEMPLE FOR DOING CHILDREN'S CHURCH TODAY! 

*BE IN PRAYER FOR A VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.  WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ONE IN AUGUST!


We want to wish you a Happy Easter!

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
- Luke 24:1-3





We want to wish you a Happy Easter! 

You Are Invited


If you are in the Mohawk Valley - Fort Plain Area, We invite you to join us Resurrection Sunday at 10:30 AM to celebrate our Saviour!

104 Main Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339

ALL ARE WELCOME❤️


WORSHIP AND SERVICE 4/7/19

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!  

TODAY WE WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE CLIP FROM OUR WORSHIP AND ALSO OUR MORNING SERVICE.  

ENJOY THE VIDEOS AND FEEL FREE TO JOIN US ANY SUNDAY MORNING 10:30 AM










YOUTH CONVENTION UPDATES AND MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS!

UPDATES!!  ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

YOUTH CONVENTION IS COMING SOON!

WE ARE HAVING A MANDATORY MEETING AFTER CHURCH NEXT SUNDAY!

WE ALSO HAD $400 DONATED TO US FOR YOUTH CONVENTION!  

CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUTH CONVENTION!!




ALSO CHECK OUT THE UNPLANNED MOVIE TRAILER:





IT IS CURRENTLY PLAYING AT CROSSGATES MALL AT THE REGAL CINEMA


CLICK HERE FOR MOVIE TIMES

SPRING IS HERE

John 11:25-26 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?

As we look out our windows, after a long winter, we eagerly anticipate the robins returning, the trees blooming and the warmer days of Spring.  

Our spirits have felt enslaved to the four corners of our homes with little hope of every being able to adventure outside without the trials & trouble of winter weather, cold blustering winds, and layers upon layers of clothing to keep us comfortable, while being miserable.  

When I think of Spring I am always brought to the place in my Spirit that Rejoices in remembrance of Resurrection Sunday.  A time that amplifies the Eternal Hope that we have in Christ Jesus.  A time that reminds us that through great adversity brought forth the Greatest Victory to mankind.  
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life”  It was a statement to end all statements…. FACT!  We hear people say, “Well that’s your opinion.”  But this wasn’t Jesus opinion, or his truth…  He is TRUTH.  
Jesus not only said that He is the Resurrection and the Life, but followed that fact up with a promise… He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.
We go through winter with a hope that spring will come, that the robins will return, that the trees will bud, and the tulips will bloom.  We have a natural hope (faith) that God has put within us, that “This too shall pass.”
When we go through the “winters” of our spirits & mind - We have to remind ourselves that we have an Eternal Spring called the Resurrection in Christ Jesus our Saviour.  Not only does Jesus provide us the Fact and the Promise, but also the Condition…Do you believe this?”
We have to place our Faith squarely in him.  If we believe it will be eviendent in our lives.  I leave you with this... Roman 6 1-11  and the question that Jesus ask… Do you believe this?”

Romans 6 New King James Version (NKJV)

Dead to Sin, Alive to God

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be [a]done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been [b]freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, [c]reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as [d]instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.


Blessings,
Pastor Donnie