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Posts from June 2019

Posts from June 2019

Victory News – June 28, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Chick-Fil-A was just rated as the best fast food chain for the fourth year in a row. Chick-Fil-A has become the third-largest restaurant chain in the United States by sales, even though it is not open on Sundays. Despite the fact that owner Truett Cathy was told he would never make it in the restaurant business if he wasn’t open on Sundays, the restaurant is not open on Sundays because of Cathy’s conviction to honor the…

Leadership Team Minutes – June 2019

June 2019 LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING Date/Time/Location: June 10, 2019 6:30-9:00 at the Ministry Center Present:  Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Steve Abramowski, Jason Seiberlich, Kevin Rasmussen, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben OPENING AND DEVOTION Our meeting began with a brief devotion on Psalm 135.  Here, we are reminded that we are God’s treasured possessions, and because of this we have reason to praise God! John Sebald was a special guest to our meeting.  He gave a presentation about Wisconsin Lutheran High School. …

Leadership Team Meeting Minutes – May 2019

May 2019 LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING Date/Time/Location: May 13, 2019 6:30-9:00 at the Ministry Center Present:  Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jeff Guenther, Steve Abramowski, Jason Seiberlich, Kevin Rasmussen, Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben OPENING AND DEVOTION Our meeting began with a brief devotion on Psalm 134. Here, we are reminded to pray for and encourage our pastors. The Lord will continue to bless the church and its people.. VICTORY STORIES Pastor Ben and Pastor Bill have hit it off right…

Victory News – June 21, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, Every time I walk into a gas station, it seems there are more and more coolers are dedicated to energy drinks. It used to be just Red Bull. Then there was Monster. Now half of the gas station is energy drinks. I like coffee and other energy drinks as much as anyone, but I wonder if all supercharged beverages are pointing to a deeper problem. Maybe the reason we are grumpy, irritable, and sluggish is not…

Victory News – June 14, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, This Sunday, we are going to the movies. Not literally. We are not going back to worship in the Cinema. But I will be talking about the movies. You see, screenwriters are some of the best storytellers in the world. Also, they have an incredible ability to diagnose the culture. So what are the modern screenwriters teaching us about the culture? They seem to be saying, “The world is going dark and the villains are winning.”…

Victory News – June 7, 2019

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, The 10-year-old boy couldn’t wait. He was so excited. His dad managed to get tickets for the playoff game of his favorite team. Finally, it was the day of the game. So they go to the arena and they have amazing seats. The boy’s smile was from ear to ear. He was so happy, so full of joy. At halftime, his team was losing but it was still close but by the end of the third…

Course Correction

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. (Psalm 119:35) Not-So-Slight Detour Recently, on a trip to visit family, we took an unexpected detour. In the interest of saving cellular data, I turned off Google Maps part-way into the trip because I thought I knew where we were going. Unfortunately, we missed an exit and continued north when we should have turned east. Imagine my horror when I pulled out my phone to check our progress…

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