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Posts by Bill Limmer (Page 10)

Posts by Bill Limmer (Page 10)

Victory News – July 13, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends – Growing up, I liked the game “tag.” I probably liked “tag” because I was quick and fast. We even had a swimming pool game of tag called “sharks” where people tried to swim across the pool without being tagged. We played it for hours in the hot Texas sun. Okay, I’ll be honest. I still like the game “tag.” Other people, and sometimes in our own minds, we tag ourselves with labels like: broken, loser,…

Victory News – July 6, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hello Friends – Have you heard the phrase, “God will never give you more than you can handle”? I don’t mean to shock you, but that is not a Biblical statement. It is not a true statement. There are tons of things that you and I can’t handle. They are just too big for us. When we buy into this statement, our circumstances can leave us confused, frustrated, and angry with God. Some have even walked away from…

Leadership Team Meeting Minutes – June 2018

June 2018 Leadership Team Update Date/Time/Location: 6/4/2018, 6:30-9:00pm at the Ministry Center Present:  Jim Vogel, Jay Justmann, Ron Takacs, Jim Kehoe, Jeff Guenther, Jason Seiberlich, Pastor Bill Devotion Our meeting began with a devotion based on Psalm 130.  Here, we are reminded that sin disrupts our relationship with God.  However, because of God’s unfailing love, He loves to forgive us for our sins.  We have hope for redemption because Jesus has already paid the ultimate price for us. Discussion Topics…

Victory News – June 29, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear Friends, We are free. Free to get in our car and go wherever we want. Free to sing praises to our God like our Soccer Camp kids did this week. Free to vote for whomever we choose. Free to seek employment from any company. Free. The national freedom you and I have didn’t happen simply because some people signed a declaration. Our freedom was won with courage on the battle field. Freedom was won when lives were…

Victory News – June 22, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As I write this, I stand at my kitchen counter, beaming with excitement because I am so blessed to be a part of the Victory family and community. God has richly blessed us in the past, and the opportunities that are in front of us to share the love of Jesus are abundant. We have some new ministries just starting (Men’s Circle) or getting ready to start (Stepping Stones) to help us take another step closer…

Victory News – June 15, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hello Friends, Happy Father’s Day Weekend. I asked a number of people to give me three words that describe their dads. One said compassionate, dependable, hard-worker.  Others said fearful, insecure, provider; fun-loving, involved, outdoorsman; and moody, opinionated, stressed.  What three characteristics of your father come to mind?  A lot of us were blessed to have very caring, nurturing, Christian fathers.  But for some of us, our fathers were not the greatest  examples.  Wherever our earthly fathers land on…

Victory News – June 8, 2018

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Dear friends, Congratulations to our high school and elementary school graduates!  After the cold spring that seemed to never end, summer is finally here. “Summer is a time for _________________.” A lot of things can go in that blank. Things like: grilling out, picnics, water parks, swimming, Soccer Camp, Brewers games, parades, Summerfest, State Fair, camping, vacation and more. As you make vacation plans, be sure to include worship wherever you go.  If you find yourself away from…

Victory News – June 1, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hello Friends, Bright orange, burnt orange, light orange. Red, pink, violet. Navy blue, sky blue, aquamarine. Bright green, sea green, forest green. Brown, tan, yellow. All these colors are tents or umbrellas on the white sandy beaches of Fort Morgan, AL. Under every color there is at least one person, but often a group of people. Each person with a different story, a different past, a different future, a different dream. As I write this, the sun has…

Victory News – May 25, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hello Friends, This Memorial Day, I’m glad that I don’t have some memories. I’m glad that my memories don’t include hiding in a basement for worship, having to sneak in a reading of God’s Word. I don’t have to look over my shoulder for who may want to arrest or kill me for worshiping Jesus, the Savior of the world. I’m glad that my memories don’t include enemy soldiers walking down my street, bombs blowing up my neighborhood.…

Victory News – May 18, 2018

Pastor’s Message Dear Friends, It happened again this morning: I went running and I forgot to take water with me. I remembered when I wasn’t more than 100 yards away from home, but instead of taking the time to go back and get the water, I just kept on going. It worked out okay today, but that is not always the way it is. Sometimes when I am out running, I NEED water, especially when I don’t have it with…

Victory News – May 11, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hello Friends, Have you noticed that moms are real people? What I mean is, moms not only love, provide, protect, and sacrifice; they also fail, struggle, doubt, get tired, sin, and need a Savior. Thankfully, God has provided a Savior for moms and for the rest of us too! I am blessed to have a whole bunch of “mom memories.” And one of those memories is my mom having home devotions with me as a kid.  She still…

Victory News – May 4, 2018

Pastor’s Message Hi Friends, May 3 was National Day of Prayer. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait for a National Day of Prayer to pray. Our Father is always eager and ready to hear our hearts of prayer. God actually commands us to pray and he promises to answer our prayers. Prayer doesn’t create faith – that is what the Holy Spirit creates and works through Word and Sacrament.  Rather, prayer is a barometer of our faith. If the barometric…