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Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

Victory News – December 18, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Why has the Christmas story captivated so many? It’s not just THAT God came to earth. It’s HOW he came. Just think if Jesus would have been born at West Allis Memorial. Who would want to put that kind of nativity scene in their front yard? Instead, the birth of Jesus is filled with challenges and surprises. Joseph finds out that his fiancé is pregnant, and he is about to call the whole thing off. But…

Victory News – December 11, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Road signs don’t seem that important… until they are. When Jacky and I were on our intern year, we lived in Vassar, Michigan. After the Christmas Day service, we hopped in our car and began our trip back to Milwaukee to spend the holiday with her family. It was an uneventful trip, except that I missed the sign for I-94 West. I found I-94 but not I-94 West. We were going east instead of west. So…

Victory News – December 4, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, This past year, you and I have spent a lot of time waiting and hoping. You have waited in lines at grocery stores and you have waited for lifted restrictions. You are waiting for a vaccine, or perhaps change in relationship status or financial standing. Maybe you are waiting for a diagnosis. We have been waiting in the dark for most of the year. The Sunday, we are beginning our Christmas series, “Light in the Darkness.”…

November 2020 Leadership Team Minutes

November 2020 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: November 9, 2020, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen, Jeff Guenther Devotion Pastor Bill opened the meeting with prayer and a devotion on Acts 1:8. We have a God-sized mission. Jesus is calling us to be His witnesses by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Bill encouraged the Leadership Team to be on mission and keep the mission in mind. Victory…

Victory News – November 27, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, For many of us this Thanksgiving was drastically different than in the past. Whatever your Thanksgiving looked like, I hope and pray your stomach was full of food and that your heart was full of gratitude to God. As I scanned social media and talked with family and friends, I heard a number of comments about how people wished they were with their extended families but they were also glad that were able to keep their…

Victory News – November 20, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Recently, I met with my doctor, and I asked her, “What should I be doing to stay healthy during the pandemic?” She said, “The most important thing you can do is strengthen your immune system. You can do that by taking more Vitamin C and D.” She went on to explain that we can’t always stop all the attacks that are coming from the outside. But we can make ourselves as strong as possible on the…

Victory News – November 13, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, God gave us five senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Which one do you think is the most valuable? Hopefully, you recognize that this question is invalid. We were made to have all five senses. If one of them is missing, or if one of them tries to do something it is not supposed to do, it just doesn’t work. Imagine an ear trying to be in charge of the sense of taste. We would…

Victory News – November 6, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The recent election is just one more thing to add to the year of uncertainty. At the time of my writing this post, we still don’t know who will be our next president. This has led some of us to a new level of anxiety and fear. Although we don’t know who is going to be our president and what all the implications of that might be, we do know who is in charge. In Paul’s…

October 2020 Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

October 2020 Leadership Team Meeting Date/Time/Location: September 12, 2020, 6:30pm Present: Pastor Bill, Pastor Ben, Jacob Guenther, Jim Vogel, Ronald Takacs, Jason Seiberlich, JoJo Moore, Kevin Rasmussen Excused: Jeff Guenther Devotion Pastor Bill opened the meeting with prayer and a devotion. Our world needs truth; opportunities exist to share this truth through technology, with the work of the Holy Spirit. W need to tap into God and follow His lead. The harvest is plentiful; everyone needs the Gospel. Victory Stories…

Victory News – October 30, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As Christians living in the United States, we have a unique privilege that many people throughout history did not have: the privilege of voting. As a Christian, what are you using to inform your voting? Are you using TV ads? TV shows on FOX, CNN, MSNBC? social media ads? your friend’s opinion? the platforms of each party? the debates? How about the Bible? God is going to use you and me to re-elect or elect the…

Victory News – October 23, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Can we talk about the “elephant (or donkey) in the room”? I know many of us are thinking about the upcoming election. We’re concerned about what the country will look like if “our candidate” doesn’t win (whoever that candidate might be). Certainly, our world will look different depending on who wins the election. But do our concerns need to cripple us? This weekend we are starting a new series called United: In Jesus We Trust.  In…

Victory News – October 16, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, What are some of your qualifications? When a person is applying for a job, they need to be able to meet a list of qualifications. Some of those can be learned. But some of those qualifications need to be present on day one. And this doesn’t just apply to jobs. When I started running marathons, I didn’t start with the Boston Marathon. In fact, I had to qualify for the Boston Marathon to be allowed to…