Anything but Empty – We are Blessed!

Anything but Empty – We are Blessed!

Dear Friends,

Spring in Wisconsin is a season of changing conditions. The weather starts to warm up and the flowers start to bloom and then boom . . . the temperature drops. What great news that God never changes.  He is always with us and he is keeping for us “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” So if you find yourself in the tumult of change keep your eyes and heart on the constant of God. ICYMI here is my message from last week.

Join us this Sunday at 9 or 10:45 am, as our Senior Assistant, Peter Schlicht, teaches us when it seems we never have enough, the empty tomb is a reminder of how rich we really are! Look at all the spiritual blessings that you have right now in Christ Jesus. Jesus means contentment in whatever life situation we find ourselves in.

Small Group – Are you interested in learning more about God in a safe and comfortable atmosphere, putting your faith into action, serving with others or growing in community with others, then a Small Group is for you! Contact me for your next step!

Our small groups find fun, creative and meaningful ways to serve. For example, our TNT Small Group will be holding a fundraiser in the beginning of June for one of our members, nine-year old Jordan Moore, who will be undergoing brain surgery in the middle of June. Stay tuned for how you and our community can participate and support Jordan!  In the meantime, please keep Jordan in your prayers!

Tuition Assistance Fund –  The Purpose of the Tuition Assistance Program is: 1. To encourage the young people and families of our congregation to receive a Lutheran based education (Kindergarten through Seminary), through providing some financial assistance, whether based on need or scholarship.  2. To provide some financial assistance to the young people and families of our congregation who intend to pursue the preaching and teaching ministry in our Synod. 3. To provide an opportunity for the members and attendees of our congregation to encourage and support a Lutheran based education for our young people. During the month of May we will be receiving donations to fulfill the purpose of this fund.  To contribute to this fund go to our online giving page. Then under “Select Fund” click on Tuition Assistance.  To see the tuition assistance fund guidelines or to apply for tuition assistance before June 30, 2017 visit our Christian Education page of our website.

Soccer Camp 2017 – Our 10th annual Soccer Camp will be June 13-16 from 11am-3pm and include lunch. Register here. Don’t wait…space is limited. We’re expecting over 200 kids!

Pastors Conference – This past Monday, Pastor Ben and I were privileged to be encouraged and encourage other pastors in our conference. There were two key items on the agenda:  1) Worship and 2) a presentation on the importance of the Reformation in our churches, relationships and preaching.

Life-a-thon 2017 is a family friendly 5K Run/Walk at McCarty park in West Allis. Coming up soon on Saturday, May 13th. Get friends together, recruit sponsors, and help save lives! $25 individual or $60 family. Register at www.Life-A-Thon.org or call 414-727-8176. Join Team Victory of the Lamb! Watch a Life-a-thon 2017 promo video here.

Enjoying the outdoors with a new friend – Members  and attenders of Victory of the Lamb have partnered with My Team Triumph, whose purpose is to enrich the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities by fostering lasting, authentic relationships through the teamwork environment of endurance athletics. Everyone is welcome to participate in training runs (and walks) at Coventry each Wednesday through September.  Sign up here.

Viking Explorers is a summer academic and athletic program run by Wisconsin Lutheran High School. There are some program booklets and registration forms on the info tables near the Welcome Area or you can go online to www.wlhs.org for more information. Check it out! There’s something for everyone—from athletics to band to robotics and more!

Our church now has an Amazon Smile account. At no cost to you, 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to Victory of the Lamb. All you need to do is go to smile.amazon.com when you make your purchases. Select Victory of the Lamb Exploratory as your organization, and the church will receive the 0.5% in quarterly deposits. Any questions, please let us know.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Bill