Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

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     Military Families’ Support / Packages4Patriots – Pastor Marcia Strahl & Susan Medema

Chat & Chew - Michelle Hinojosa

     Fellowship Hour – Nancy Pfannkuche

     PADS – Ann DeBartolo

     Prayer Bears Care – Bobbie Sellers

     Prayer Shawls – Ann DeBartolo

     Thanksgiving Outreach – Sandy Mueller

     Wedding Coordinator – Jill Nelson



Meets every Monday afternoon at 1:00pm at the church during good weather.  They make light weight quilts to send to Lutheran World Relief.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Anyone who knits or crochets can participate!  Printed instructions are available.  We also accept Homespun yarn donations.

Food Pantry

We collect non-perishable food all year round.  Once a month a volunteer takes the food we collect to the Community Food Pantry housed at the Elk Grove Presbyterian Church on Elk Grove Blvd and Tonne.  

Fellowship Hour

We coordinate the volunteers to host a "Fellowship (half-)Hour" on Sunday mornings between the two worship services.  It's a 30-minute time to have a cup of coffee, a pastry, and conversation.  Volunteers set up and provide food and drink and also clean up afterwards.     


Soldiers Wish List / Military Family Support

Social Ministry and Christus Victor members show their thanks and support of our actively deployed military   by collecting various needed items to be shipped to our men and women in uniform.  We also maintain a list of congregational members/family/friends that are Veterans.

Deceased Veterans are remembered each Memorial Day with their names on the Sanctuary screen while Taps is played.  Veterans who are separated/retired from service and Veterans who are on Active Duty are recognized each Veterans Day with their names on the Sanctuary screen.  The safety of those on Active Duty are part of our worship prayers.

Collection Table in the Narthex

These are on-going service projects.  We collect:

  • Box Tops for Education to benefit our community schools,

  • hotel toiletries (shampoo, soaps, lotion) for P.A.D.S. to benefit the homeless, and

Social Activities

We coordinate various social events such as Progressive Dinners, Road Rallies/Scavenger Hunts, and Chili Bake-Off’s throughout the year.  They are great way for people to get acquainted with each other on a more personal and friendly basis.  These activities are purely social and we are open for suggestions on things to do.

Care to join?

We are always welcoming new people to join our Committee.  If you are interested and/or have any questions, contact Ann DeBartolo at 847.364.1085.